Creature Spotlight: Warrior Bug (Starship Troopers)

I’ll be featuring 7 monsters that I love for Halloween as part of the new Creature Spotlight, and the first up is the Warrior Bug caste of the Arachnids from the Starship Troopers movies. Silly films, but lots of fun, and such great creatures!

The name “Arachnid” is ridiculously misleading, because they don’t really look like spiders. The book the movies are based on actually acknowledges this and calls them “Pseudo-Arachnids”, saying they’re basically their own category. Then again, the book also claims the bugs are as intelligent as humans, so it’s clearly just propaganda; frankly I find the idea of a bug that thinks offensive.

Anyway, intelligent bugs are cool but I still love the bestial hive-mind guys in the films. They remain my favorite bug monsters in anything, and while there are tons of interesting designs for the different castes, none are as pure as the standard Warriors. Would you like to know more?

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Rationalizing Zelda Bosses

I just posted a video up on Zelda Dungeon about Zelda bosses, and more or less talking about what they are or what role they play. I go pretty in-depth and have a few theories and categories, so you should watch the video if you want details. This is a continuation of the monster theme I’m doing with my Zelda Dungeon videos for October. You can watch the video here.

Playlist Update

New playlist! This one’s heavily October themed to go with the rest of the posts on the site. There were a couple of songs that didn’t work (mainly from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Silent Hill), but there’s still some cool spooky stuff on here from other games. Not every song is creepy, but I think most of them are at least seasonal! Check it out! There’s 17 songs total. Continue reading for the tracklist and a bigger playlist embed if you don’t like my sidebar for some reason (what is wrong with you?).

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