Speak, Nerd, and Enter!


Here’s your new open thread to talk about anything you’d like that isn’t already on TheNerdyBird.com!

I am so excited Bob’s Burgers started back up, folks, you have no idea. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts…

46 Responses to “Speak, Nerd, and Enter!”

  1. VindicaSean says:

    Wife and I went to our first NYCC last weekend, ever. We were good geeks: went to Artists’ Alley first, bought some art (support your local or not-so-local artists, people!) and got into some great Sunday panels, one on mythology and fairy tales in modern lit, which was engaging to hear. The other one we got into was about reinventing horror, which, while an interesting concept, had a very uniform panel (almost entirely horror producers, who also did some writing, one of the producers was a director, but they did have Larry Fessenden, who’s a fun guy to listen to). Saw some great cosplay, and talked to some other artists over in “The Block” (one of whom kiiiiinda mansplained the Cthulhu mythos to my wife, which, y’know…grr). Fun times overall, and we left with nifty retro-propaganda style art of Boba Fett and Indiana Jones!

  2. I found a secret book lever to open a speakeasy door today! It was like an episode of Scooby-Doo come to life!

  3. Also, not writing it up but important: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/devin-faraci-birth-movies-death-sexual-assault-1201885262/
    “Birth.Movies.Death Editor-in-Chief Devin Faraci Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegations Surface”

  4. Latest Mulan live-action news because I haven’t been able to get to it: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mulan-mania-disney-sony-hunt-937274

    “Disney is moving quickly to find a director, ideally Asian (Ang Lee was approached but passed; the studio is out to others), and there will be a global search to find a Chinese lead actress and love interest. “

  5. Alan Izar says:

    Er… No mention of Ellen Ripley v The Defenders?

    (Translation: Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the main villain for the 8 episode show)

  6. That Which Dreams says:

    Fist, Fist, give us the Fist!

  7. That Which Dreams says:

    Here’s the trailer we’ve all been waiting for. The one with the first look at the four way crossover.

    • Alan Izar says:


      I mean, for all I know she just dunked her hand in LN but…

    • MisterShoebox says:

      I WOULD be if they didn’t seem to “New 52 it;” Most of the good things like “Family, happiness, non-angst” stuff is gone to be replaced with “Aaaaangst angst angst angst angst. Angst ANGST angst.” Still gonna watch the hell out of it, though.

  8. I am living in my own little world this week and haven’t even watched Luke Cage, which I’d have typically binged to death on. Instead, I’m…in Maui.

    So, I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice. And our Patreon is doing well! We’re at NINE flipping dollars! That’s a CUP of COFFEE for BOTH of us. I’m SO PLEASED.

    And that’s why I haven’t been around! Er. Hawaii, not the Patreon. I’m not too rich for ya’all.


  9. SpottedSeaJelly says:

    It’s Halloween Month! The best month of the year.

    And I still need to figure out what to do for a costume *panic mode*

    • After all that wait, I was super disappointed by the very obvious opinions they gave…which weren’t backed up by the sense they brought to their other reviews.

  10. Clinton says:

    I want all of this season’s Bob’s Burgers episodes to be musical.

  11. Aeryl says:

    I am on episode four of Luke Cage and IT IS SO GOOD

    • bandit_queen says:

      I would love to know what you think of the women on the show. I have mixed feelings, but I’m on episode 8, so I’m avoiding the more open spoilery discussions.

      • I just started ep 6. So far, it seems ok regarding the female characters, minor complains here and there. I’ll pay extra attention from now on.

      • Aeryl says:

        I’m loving Misty Knight, and I think Mariah Dillard is a fascinating character

        • bandit_queen says:

          I really want to love Misty. I came into the show expecting to love her, but I have so many issues with the way they’ve set up her relationship to Luke. If she was allowed to be more effective at her job, it would help, but mostly it feels like her role is “slept with Luke and now has a grudge against him.” I’m hoping that improves.

    • Howard_Bannister says:

      I’ve only made it to episode three. This show is really not pulling many punches…

  12. That Which Dreams says:

    Jill, isn’t this your thing?

  13. WheelchairNinja says:

    Jill, have you seen any episodes of Speachless yet? I’m enjoying it so far and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    • Yes, just the first so far but I liked it! Will watch more when I have a chance.

      • WheelchairNinja says:

        Oh my goodness, that classroom scene where they give him a standing ovation for just coming into the room–it’s like my new favorite thing. So dang perfect.

  14. MisterShoebox says:

    I haven’t done these in a while, so I’m going to ask three QOTD here! Why three? Why here? Why not?

    Question the First: Who’s your favorite Merry Marvel Mutant? X-man or otherwise.

    Question the Second: How do you handle angry feelings? Video games? Books? Beating up a pillow? Other?

    And finally, Question the Third (A spoopy question, because October:) If you’re a fan of slasher movies, who’s your favorite cinema Slasher?

    • WheelchairNinja says:

      1: Rogue. The ability to have any power *and* no one can touch you? It’s like an introvert’s dream!

      2: Fume and stay silent until it passes. Which thankfully is never long for me.

      3: Not a fan of slashers, so let’s go with Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow as a favorite “real” scary movie. (As opposed to Young Frankenstein and Hocus Pocus and outright comedies like that.)

      • MisterShoebox says:

        Yeah, if an angry Christopher Walken was after ME, I’d crap my pants, too. Good choice.

    • bandit_queen says:

      1. Rogue. She’s one of the few I really loved and connected with as a kid, despite not having much in the way of access to comics. And as I grew up, I feel like I’ve just come to appreciate and identify with her in new ways.

      2. It depends on the situation. I have kind of a reputation among my family’s more conservative facebook friends :-p But in general, I find physical activity (especially cleaning that involves taking out trash or taking clothes to the thrift store to donate) very helpful.

      3. I’ve never really liked slasher movies. They don’t particularly scare me, they just sort of make me uncomfortable.

    • Ooh.

      1. I realize at this point it’s like saying Batman could beat Superman, but…Wolverine. Always and forever.

      2. The other day in paradise, this guy parked his ‘stang across two spots. There were no other spots. So, I drove down the street, parked in another lot, wrote ‘Thanks for parking like an asshole, asshole!’ and stuck it under his wiper blade.

      So, that’s how.

      3. Oooh, are we separating the slasher from the films? Because that’s a different question. Assuming we’re talking about the slasher independent from their success on film or…Rotten Tomatoes score…Chucky. He just…loves it so damn much. Just murderin’. Happy little murderin’ doll thing. Love it.