New Years Pyro Mizzet


Reviving the NerdyLoft YouTube channel in 2020, hoping to put out more videos on a regular basis. Starting off with at least 1 per week and see where it goes. Would be awesome to spend more time on the channel and post a few videos a week. With a full-time job it will be difficult, but really want to commit to it in 2020. Starting off with some budget pyro mizzet on restricted standard event in MTG arena. Follow NerdyLoft on Mixer – https://mixer.com/nerdyloft Check out the website (being revamped) – https://nerdyloft.com

New YouTube Channel Trailer!


Hi All, to get a better idea of the content to expect on my YouTube channel I’ve put together a new trailer which showcases some of my content. While I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to post new videos on a regular basis, I am trying to set some time aside a few times each month to produce new videos and hopefully grow from there.

Thanks to all of my existing subscribers on the channel for your comments and support and hope to speak to more of you again soon!

I Am Legend Re-Watch – Multiple Endings


iamlegendI Am Legend is an interesting film (reminds me a lot of the game ‘The last of us’), and follows the main character Robert Neville (Will Smith) a survivor in New York City after a virus outbreak with symptoms similar to ‘vampirism’. Much of the story is devoted to Neville’s struggles to understand the plague that has infected everyone around him, and the film details the progress of his discoveries.

I originally saw this film back in 2007 when it released but recently watched it again on Netflix and felt that the ending is a bit of a disappointment. ***Spoiler*** He blows himself up to allow Anna/Ethan to escape his house with the “cure” to the disease. It would have been great to see Robert go with Anna/Ethan to the colony and see how the cure is utilized. This is “almost” explored in the alternate ending to the film but unfortunately this falls short also but the alternate ending is most definitely superior to the the original.

Searching around on YouTube I was able to find the alternate ending where Neville doesn’t sacrifice himself. Whilst they hide in his lab the infected raid it and the alpha male makes the shape of a butterfly on the lab glass. Neville realises that he is referring to the female Neville has captured (with her butterfly tattoo) he takes her out to the alpha male and takes the cure out of the females veins. They then show signs of love and compassion for one another, leaving Neville realising that, infact, the infected are not mindless killing machines but have developed a community of their own and have still got traces of their humanity.The film ends with Neville, Anna and Ethan driving off to find the colony with Anna recording a message over the radio for other survivors.

I think is pretty cool the film has multiple endings but would have a great if this alternate ending was actually part of the original film. There has been some discussion online about rumors of a sequel, let’s hope if we do see a second film it explores the survivor colony’s a bit more and how Neville’s cure was used.

Overall a great film.

DC Comics Batman Hush TPB (2002-2003) Jeph Loeb|Jim Lee|Scott Williams


2013-05-16 20.49.33A few weeks ago I picked up the “Batman Hush” trade paper back which collects the Hush comic book story arc from the Batman monthly series in 2002-2003. It is written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Jim Lee. Jim Lee is no doubt one of my favourite comic book artists of all time and must be many people’s favourites. He is a master and really a legend in the industry. The book is also inked by Scott Williams and additional colouring by Alex Sinclair. If there was ever a dream team assembled to create one amazing comic book it is these guys.

The story depicts a mysterious stalker called Hush, who seems intent on sabotaging Batman from afar, and it includes a large number of guest appearances by Batman villains. It also emphasizes the romantic feelings between Batman and Catwoman.

I wanted to share a few of my favourite parts of the book with you:

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DC Comics Blackest Night TPB (2010) Geoff Johns/Ivan Reis


2013-04-25 16.20.17Unfortunately for me back in 2010 I did not pick up the 8 part comic book series from DC Blackest Night but I now wish I had. Never fear though just as DC always do they released the trade paper back version of the series which gathers and collects all 8 single issues into one collection and this book does not dissappoint.

Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis this is one epic story for all DC comic book fans. Blackest Night” involves Nekron, a personified force of death who resurrects deceased superheroes and seeks to eliminate all life and emotion from the universe.

I am really interested in DC over Marvel these days, sure Marvel have some great movies that have released and soon to come also but DC hasn’t had the same attention in cinemas hence the general non-comic book reader isn’t as familiar but I feel DC characters have a lot more back story and the characters are more fully fleshed out in my opinion at least. DC comics are more of a thinking man’s comic book it feels compared with the run and gun Marvel characters and stories.

I had a great time with this and includes most of the Justice League heroes working together with not just the green lantern corps, but the story brings together the 5 other lanterns corps (orange, blue, yellow, saphire, indigo) all to save the earth and the universe from annihilation.

The storyline was first mentioned at the conclusion of the “Sinestro Corps War” in Green Lantern vol. 4, #25. As the war between the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps reaches its climax, the four Green Lanterns of Earth—Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner—are told by the Guardians Ganthet and Sayd of the Blackest Night prophecy. According to the prophecy, the two existing Corps would be joined by five new ones, each driven by a specific emotion and empowered by a specific color of the emotional spectrum, leading to a “War of Light” that would subsequently destroy the universe. Johns says the prophecy has its origins in the story “Tygers” by Alan Moore, which touches on the rising up of the Guardians’ enemies the Weaponers of Qward, Ranx the Sentient City, and the Children of the White Lobe, the destruction of the Green Lanterns, and shows Sodam Yat and Mogo dying. Atrocitus, however, denies the accuracy of this prophecy, suggesting that it blended the Blackest Night and the Sinestro Corps War with pure falsehood. – Source: wikipedia.com

Here are just a few of my favorite pages in the book:

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The black lantern corps have turned Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and others

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If you are a fan of the DC comic book universe or a fan of comics in general, you shouldn’t miss this story it is well written and the artwork in the book is amazing. I would definately recommend it.

How Have I Neglected To Mention These?


The month of March 2013 has been an amazing month for video games. We had the Tomb Raider reboot, Sim City and StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm launch all to amazing success (Sim City eventually got there).

I have played all 3, finished the Starcraft 2 HotS campaign and played through Tomb Raider to completion with so far a 83% completion rating. Not to mention Sim City, that game since launch has sucked away 70+ hours of my life, time of which I will never get back.

A quick look at a few of my cities in Sim City, a large metropolis along the coast with limited land size and a tourist town attracting people with an Expo Center.

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I cannot measure the fun I’ve had with these games over the last few weeks, how have I neglected to mention these at all? Epic fail.

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