Due to our tech difficulties, I’m playing catch-up with posts and trying to balance a number of things so unfortunately there will be no formal “In Theaters This Week” column. The big release this week, clearly, is The Arrival. It sat at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for weeks before settling down at 93% at time of writing. My pick to win the weekend, though, is a repeat win for the good Doctor Strange. Either way, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at the cinema.
This is not a political blog nor will it ever be, but I think readers around the world are going to be understanding if I take a day to soak my head after what happened tonight . That is all. I may change my mind and write, but this is more of a “Dave didn’t jump of KT HQ’s roof” check-in. Essentially, this is what it sounds like in my house right now:
From our beginning back in January 2013 through yesterday, Killing Time has now generated over 3,000 posts (all of which are available to peruse in our archives). Quite honestly, I never thought that this little project (which I started to keep my tiny little bit of sanity during the darkest time of my life) would have lasted this long. Less than three years later, we’re passing the 3,000 post mark. Next month, the main site will pass 400,00 hits. WordPress doesn’t really do a stellar job of giving you an idea of how many people are actually viewing your things across all platforms, but there are nearly 9,000 people following KT through http://justkillingti.me, our Facebook page (facebook.com/KillingTime2014), and our Twitter handle (@sleeplessdave….yes, the site hijacked my Twitter acccount). There are more following on Path and Google + and Pinterest, but WordPress doesn’t give me feedback about that. The point is, it started out as just a way to discipline my writing and to escape reality. Now, it’s become a part of my daily life and a way to share the geekery I love with the friends I’ve made through KT and continue to make.
I want to thank each and every follower, all the commenters, and the awesome people whose blogs I’ve discovered through writing my own. You will never know the part you’ve played in helping ME just by dropping by to argue Star Wars minutiae. I love getting feedback, so if you feel like dropping me a line on any of the platforms, please do so. It’s a ton of fun discussing movies, TV, games, and all the shared interests we have. If you have any ideas for improvements to the site, new features, or any suggestions at all, I always want to hear them. Recently, the time I have available to work on the site has shrunk dramatically, but I promise I will try my best to get at least one thing up here a day (most days). My sincere thanks for being a fellow Time Killer, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to and discuss in the months ahead. Thanks, you crazy little geeky wonders, you.
Greetings, Time Killers, and I hope you’re having a fine Sunday slaying the hours with the entertainment of your choice. This is just a quick housekeeping note in response to a question I got: “Why are there no more video game trailers?” Well, there are, but the way I’ve treated them has changed. Unless it’s E3, I generally haven’t been featuring video game trailers in the “Trailer Time” feature. What I’ve been doing is including the launch trailers when I post the Achievement/Trophy List close to the game’s release. So they’re still there on the site, but the questioner had a good point in that they’re not being kept in the archives for Trailer Time, where you can go and click on past trailers until your silly little trailer-obsessed minds dribble out your ears. Point taken. You can go to the Achievement List archive and see them there, but I will from now on also list them on the Trailer Time archive page. We’ve had some massive game releases recently with Forza Horizon 3, The Bioshock Collection, Batman: Return to Arkham, Battlefield 1, and this week brings Skyrim’s Definitive Edition and around the corner is the decade-in-the-making Final Fantasy XV. The launch trailers for those and all future games will be archived in Trailer Time. 2016’s had some pretty great games. I think if I had to call it right now my top 3 for the year would be Forza Horizon 3, Battlefield 1, and Quantum Break (though since the Rivals update to Rock Band 4 came out, I’ve been completely addicted to it). How about you guys? I know we have gamers swarming all over the site, so don’t be lazy, comment, and tell me what you’ve been loving. Additionally, if any KTers ever want to game on Xbox, my gamertag is “sleeplessdave”. Happy gaming, my future carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers.
As often will happen with life, it gets in the way of everything. The next few days are not easy ones for me, so I’m not going to pretend and put on a show. You deserve authentic geekery, and hopefully I can have that back for you Friday.
*Side Note: because of this week, the regular columns are taking a break, but so I can keep my streak alive, I am picking The Girl on the Train to win the box office this weekend despite lukewarm reviews.