Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Never Your Friends

Yeah, I'm not going to get to that ECCC review post I was hoping to get to today. Here's a picture of a bridge and some funny words instead.

Fear the Walking Dead Teaser

You ready for a Walking Dead spinoff/prequel? Yeah me neither so I guess we both better start getting ready. I'm going to start by getting the oil changed in my car. Don't sleep on regularly scheduled maintenance.

Anyhoo Fear the Walking Dead looks to be a show set in LA during the initial Zombie outbreak. Could be good I guess. I don't know, I'm still reveling in my post Emerald City Comicon glow. I'll have some posts on that a bit later today and this week. So there's something to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tie Fighter

I'm almost positive that I posted the teaser for this short film a year or two ago but I'm too lazy to look it up. Like 10 years ago they did these Star Wars Manga's there were pretty awesome adaptions of the original trilogy, I'd be totally down for an anime adaption too. Someone start working on that.

Ted Cruz is going to be great

Oh baby am I excited for Ted Cruz. I mean I'm not going to vote for him or anything, do I look that crazy. I'm excited by all the comedic opportunities that surround this man. It's like Herman Cain, Joe Biden and Sara Palin had some super ideological baby that does nothing but poop its pants and straight up murder crazy talking points. Plus he's Canadian. In a post birther world it doesn't really get any better than that.

There's so much great stuff in this video. The kids wearing Rand Paul shirts, the part where he tries to trick the kids into signing up for his call list, the crazy eyes. I'm not at all looking forward to the inevitable Clinton Administration 2.0 but I am SUPER looking forward to the Republican primaries. Come on Bobby Jindal get in there, you know you want to.

Friday, March 20, 2015

ECCC sure has a lot of guest canceling this year

Emerald City ComicCon (one week away, squee!) just announced that Jenna Coleman has had to cancel her appearance this year. That's like the 4th major cancellation they've had this year. Levar Burton, Morena Baccarin, Dante Basco (?), and Karen Allen have all had to cancel. Those are just the celebrity cancellations, JG Jones, Skottie Young, Josh Middelton, Fred Van Lente and a few other comic book professionals have had to cancel too. That kinda sucks.

For the most part ECCC has done a good job replacing the canceled guests. For instance Jewel Saite is going to be there in place of Morena Baccarin but you can understand that nerds would still be bummed. Now I can't even imagine the logistical nightmare booking a convention with 60,000 visitors so it's not like I fault the fine folks that run the convention. It is what it is. I guess for every cancellation that leads to more time and money devoted to other stuff, closed doors and open windows and all that.

Now If I could just get that jerk on eBay to cough up the $70 he owes me for the comics he bought I'd be sitting pretty for next Friday. Daddy's got sketchbooks to buy.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

Turbo Kid is my Jam

The trailer for the movie Turbo Kid is taking SxSW by storm this week. Or maybe it isn't. Honestly everything about SxSW kind of intimidates me. It's like Comic-Con but only for cool kids that have heard of all these bands you've never heard of. Also everyone seems kinda rich. I don't know..

But Turbo Kid looks awesome. Lets all pick up some Surge and watch it when it hits blockbuster.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Controversy Links

Batgirl Variant Cover. If you follow me on twitter you know there's been this crazy hub-bub surrounding a Batgirl cover. I've read a lot of articles on the net about the cover but this one probably encapsulates the sound and the fury better than any of them. I've never read anything this guy has written before but he's so spot on it's crazy.

Atari devs dissect Yars’ Revenge, Adventure, Atari’s woes. Great article by ArsTechnica on the guy that developed Adventure. Even though I never understood that game when I was playing it as a 6 year old it's still worth a read.

Disney's Making A Brand New DuckTales Cartoon! This is old but the other article but who cares? HOORAY! Ducktales is one of the few cartoons from the 80s that still holds up really really well. I've watched a ton of it with my son. I'm glad they're doing a reboot, now I just have to hope DisneyXD gets moved over to the el-cheapo package on Dish. Come on Disney, flex some muscle.

Booth Babes And Sexy Cosplayers Are In Danger Of Being Completely Banned From Events. On second thought I'm going to go ahead and not put up a link to this article because it's complete horseshit from one of those gamergate douche-rockets. However, I've seen this damn thing pop up three times in my facebook feed so I thought I'd rant about it here anyway.

The basic conceit of the article is that PAX banning "booth babes" is the first step in banning cosplayers AND has an endgame of banning all forms of sexuality in everything. There's all kinds of handwringing over how attractive women are being oppressed and punished by fat chicks that can't handle all the sexy. It's so ridiculous I can't believe anyone would read it and take it seriously. BUT THEY HAVE.

On the Emerald City Comic Con facebook page there was this whole debate about it, never mind that ECCC banned booth babes YEARS ago and they do just fine cosplay-wise. Seriously, any convention that bans cosplayers might as well just pack up it's shit and head home.



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