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

  1. the silver ravens says:

    I found this really fun web comic today but its on hiatus :< i want more http://totalpartykiss.tumblr.com/post/119301844337/prologue-1-see-early-pages-on-patreon

  2. Jess_Witt says:

    Watched Penny Dreadful. I wasn’t too crazy about that last episode – it was a total info dump.

    • Alan Izar says:

      Larry’s backstory? Yeah, and sadly it didn’t have the acting prowess required (as it was when we had the brothers’ fallen angel’s backstory).

      • Jess_Witt says:

        And with a deficit of Ms. Ives, my interest was less than sustained. Prior eps without Vanessa worked fine last year but not this one.

  3. Zatar says:

    So I’ve posted this video elsewhere But I think its useful to note this because of the upcoming movie adaptation of The Division. In particular I kind of wish this aspect of the game had been mentioned in the TMS article on the adaptation.

    The Division – Problematic Meaning in Mechanics – Extra Credits

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

    Its possible the movie will examine this more closely but I think its worth being at least concerned about this particular game being adapted.

  4. Soup and I were having conversations about a Parks and Rec reunion on Supergirl as the team for the Daily Planet. I came up with a cast list:

    Rashida Jones as Lois Lane
    Nick Offerman as Perry White
    Aziz Ansari as Steve Lombard
    Amy Poehler as Lana Lang (she’d need to dye her hair or wear a wig)
    Retta as a genderbent Ron Troupe
    And Adam Scott as Morgan Edge

    Still have my heart set on Brandon Routh as Superman, though, considering CW already has him working there. I also don’t have a spot for Aubrey Plaza or Chris Pratt, but they’re probably too big for this (Amy Poehler probably is too, but hey, we’re just dreaming here.)

  5. gerpe says:

    what do you want my dear

  6. gerpe says:

    yes

  7. Evelyn Starshine says:

    Yo
    has anyone watched Cleverman yet?

    • Evelyn Starshine says:

      I just watched it, it’s really fun.
      It’s like, urban-fantasy? maybe sci fi?
      Set today in a slightly more fascist australia, with lots of refugee and racism social commentary
      where a supernatural
      species of humans also exist
      I think maybe one from aboriginal folklore?
      It seems like its going to be great

    • Alan Izar says:

      I started it last night but my roku/Plex was being crappy. I’ll try to watch it today.

  8. WheelchairNinja says:

    So it turns out that that Me Before You movie, which sets itself up as “manic pixie dream girl saves disabled man,” is *actually* about how even though you can be rich and live in a castle and look like Sam Claflin instead of ’00s-era Christopher Reeve and be in love with Emilia-freaking-Clarke, being disabled is so awful that it’s better to kill yourself so you won’t be a burden to your loved ones and they can “live boldly” instead of having to settle for you. NONE of which you would suspect from watching the trailers. So basically it’s another Million Dollar Baby–you go into the theater thinking you’re going to see a certain type of movie only to be hit with a surprise “death is better than disability” message at the very end.

    • what.the.f.???

      And I was excited to see that movie, damn it!!!

      Thanks for the heads up. Good to know I don’t need to waste my money nor my time with this.

    • bandit_queen says:

      There is not enough yikes in the world.

      • WheelchairNinja says:

        Oh come on, Jill. Don’t you know our lives are nothing but misery? I myself spend 80% of my time weeping over my poor crippled legs. If only I could do the things real boys and girls get to do, like skiing! Oh, wait. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaXoh0Zgdp4

        I don’t know if you listen to podcasts much, but the BBC’s disability talk show Ouch had an excellent 15 minute episode about how toxic this movie’s message is. It’s really great, going over everything from depression and quality of life to how we’re (mis)represented by the able-bodied media: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wbvtf

    • WheelchairNinja says:

      Addendum: Last Friday I sent a bunch of people I know a message about this movie, and today a co-worker came up and thanked me. She’d been planning to see it but didn’t after I shared what the true message was. We talked for a minute about how Hollywood always shows disabled lives as awful, and she–this woman who as far as I know I’m the only “professional” crip she’s ever know–*she* said that was stupid because I can do stuff like sail and ski. After she left I was grinning at my cubicle for a minute, thinking “Im actually doing it! I’m changing how people think about disability!”

  9. My book, THE DOLOROUS ADVENTURE OF BROTHER BANENOSE, is officially out of print!

  10. Embarrassing activity time:

    Tell us a song you can’t get out of your head and regularly bastardize or otherwise make up lyrics to that you only sing to yourself or a significant other.

    Mine is To Shave the Face from Sweeney Todd. Within weeks, that devolved into an ongoing lyric-off between my wife and I with the chief brilliance being:

    To poop in da pants, to punch uh da face. You’re welcome.