Statement of Intent and Disclaimer
First off, let's get this out of the way: this website does not condone sticking anything alive, including cats, into a microwave. The origin of this website's name has more to do with a stiff neck and a cat-shaped pillow...yes, and a microwave. The end. If you're reading any more into it...I can't help you.
As for why this webpage exists and what I hope to do with it, well, that might be a bit of a long story...but I'll try to keep it short. It seems to be a rather disgusting habit of the internet nowadays to be negative. All of the webpages I used to frequent used to be somewhat entertaining and informative. Now...it seems like it's all a bunch of bitter nerds complaining that things aren't EXACTLY how they want them. I can't understand or empathize with that. See, I grew up in rural Ohio. From where I lived, it took anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get to any stores that carried things I was interested in: comic books, sci-fi, anime and the like. Now...those things are EVERYWHERE. If I could go back in time to my 15 year old self and tell him that one day, there'd be movies of Iron Man, Transformers and so on, that superheroes would be everywhere or that the collectables market would expand to include so many of the things he was interested in, he'd have never believed me.
And yet...here we are.
In what is essentially a golden age of nerd-dom, why on earth is there so much complaining??? Yes, big business is still big business and they'll still change and adapt the properties I grew up loving in order to appeal to a wider audience, but is that REALLY worth getting upset about?
I don't think so.
So, this site is to try to be the site that I want to visit. There will be reviews of toys, movies, books, games and so on. And if the above sounds a little too "Pollyanna", don't worry, yes, I'll have opinions and rants here too, because I will readily admit that it's not all good. Hopefully, you'll enjoy your stay here and check back for updates...hell, maybe even tell a friend. That'd be great.
So, welcome to Nuking the Cat!