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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: “The Wide Window: Part Two”
Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... Friday kicks off with my look at next episode of Netflix's Original Series 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' with 'The Wide Window: Part Two' (Season 1, Episode 6)
THE TALE OF THE BAUDELAIRES
A Series Of
“The Wide Window:
Season 1, Episode 6
The conclusion to
The Wide Window to me is a bit… lacking and this manly due to how I
feel part one was a bit of a downer, so everything in the second half
has to over compensate, which took away some of my enjoyment, but not
all. From this point on there were be spoilers, thus the spoiler
warning is in effect
In comparison to the
first half the story, with the long slow build up and dealing with
how much of a downer character Aunt Josephine is, the second half is
focuses on the Baudelaires working to again expose Count Olaf as
Captain Sham… and the complete and utter ineptitude of Mr. Poe to
not see what is right in front of him, but his particular preference
for proper paper work does come into play in this episode as it
relates to the obvious fact that Josephine was still alive, because
as I pointed out the statue in the library was missing.
For you see
Baudelaires trio sees them discovering the suicide note Josephine
left is filled with grammatical errors, which is actually a secret
code to tell them where she is hiding, for you see she faked her own
death after Olaf revealed himself to her during their fried-egg
sandwich date, where he threaten to drown her if she didn’t write
said note, leading her to come up with the plan to include
grammatical errors and faking her own death when she and Olaf
returned to her home, by sneaking off and throwing the statue that
was in the library out the window and diving out afterward with out
any hesitation but a fear of Count Olaf… and she keeps a waterski
fully gassed and ready for use to so she is able to make it out a
cave to hide where she would live out the rest of her days… if the
Baudelaires didn’t come to rescue her… and if she didn’t eat a
banana on their return trip to the main land… and if Olaf didn’t
push her off a boat for her to get eaten alive by the Lake Lachrymose
Yeah you heard
right, it kind of surprised me too… but it feeds into Olaf’s
character as being a vile villain that you just hope gets his in the
But what about Mr.
Poe, he arrived in town after the Baudelaires called him to let him
know what occurred when they though Josephine took a 100 foot plunge,
and despite what he has seen with how eyes in previous encounters
with Count Olaf, he does not believe the suspicions the kids have and
is more than happy to start the process to allow Olaf as Captain Sham
to adopt them over brunch. Thankfully the kids peppermint allergy
comes into play and the kids are able to return Josephine’s house
and realize everything about the note that I just detail a few
minutes ago. Obviously however when Sunny’s teeth come into play to
eat the peg leg and expose Olaf’s left foot and the eye tattoo, Poe
does at least have the common sense to realize what’s up…
unfortunately for him, acting on things that they learned about a
mill, the Baudelaires sneak away and when he notices this, Olaf also
With all that said
there were a number of things in this episode that I loved, the
entire journey across Lake Lachrymose during the hurricane is well
done, Sunny using her teeth to bite and hold onto a door knob as
Josephine’s house begins to obvious collapse off of its peculiar
perch on a sea side cliff, and that entire scene itself is just
awesome, with some nice visual effects and stunt work, and the
Baudelaire parents arriving via plane and unknowingly giving their
kids an assist by reflecting light down to their boat when it’s
stranded and being attacked by the Lake Lachrymose leaches are all
The stand out scene
however goes when the Baudelaire’s find Josephine in the cage and
Violet just goes off on her fears, pointing out that she, Klaus and
Sunny were all terrified with everything they have been doing but
they are pushing onward instead of letting their fears control them
the way Josephine. The deliver of the dialog by Maline Weissman gets
high marks from me
Warburton as Lemoney Snicket is just awesome, and with his manner of
speaking with that deep voice of his, it just adds something to the
show as a whole to where I’m just waiting for him to appear and
And on that note, we
have two episode left in the season, and tomorrow it we’ll go over
‘The Miserable Mill: Part One
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To Comics From The Basement…
Comic Books that act as an expanded universe for a franchise seen only on TV, Video Games or Movies are pretty cool in my book.
They get to either bring back characters and concepts that were one and done, which provides familiarity and acts like a gateway to get non-comic readers a reason to pick up a comic. Which is the case of this weeks comic: Star Trek The Next Generation #36…
And yeah, I’ve had this copy for years since I don’t have the back cover any more and am Iucky to still have the front cover.
But as you can tell from the cover, it features the return of Ardra.
For those of you who may not know: Ardra was the antagonist in the season four episode, ‘Devil’s Due’, where the Enterprise-D responds to a distress call from a planet that was being tormented by a person claiming to be their Devil. Ardra in actuality is a con-woman who uses her knowledge of the planet’s culture along with devices like transporters, holograms a…
And while I rarely ever brag about in-game exploits, because I let the videos speak for themselves, I am rather proud of this. As you may know, I am a big fan of the game Paladins and have logged in over 370 hours since February.
Now one of the hardest achievements to get is 'Hard Carry' which is to kill more than 20 players on the opposing team during a Casual Siege match or in a Competitive Mode match, and I finally pulled it off with an unlikely character... Ash.
Ash is a Front Line character, AKA a tank... she has a moving shield that depending on the legendary card used moves and expires quick or slow, a forward charge that can knock opponents back, as well as an alternative fire mode to blast opponents back a good distance in an open map. Her weapon, a cannon, has 8 shots that does a fair amount of damage.
The thing is... she's not really built to rack up deaths, as she wears down the enemy's tank shields which allow fla…
It's Saturday September 16, 2017... and during my twitch stream of Mass Effect last night, I ran into the 'Graphics Glitch' that happens on all PC versions of Mass Effect that turns just about everything into a texture-less black blob. Of course knowing the game has been around for nearly a decade, I figured I would find something to fix this problem. I did so I am sharing those instructions with you here!
First open a Windows explorer window and go the file location:
Documents > BioWare > Mass effect > Config
Second, open the file BIOInput (you should be able to open this with any .txt editor like notepad)
Third scroll down to where it says Engine.Console
Fourth: type this below Engine.Console: ConsoleKey=Tilde
Save and close the file.
Launch Mass Effect... and press ~ to open the in-game console
In the console type: viewmode unlit'
-What this does is turns off the special lighting effects used for shadows and such.