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The Pain Compels You and other things 3 Mar 2016

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The Ghostbusters trailer finally came out. HATERS GON HATE! I love it.
“It’s a Cadillac!!!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ugHP-yZXw

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1. Third Degree Black Beltery: Keannu Reeves is talking up Wick 2 and I like the cut of his gib. 76 kills was just round one…
http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/john … ves-2016-3

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2. What Me Worry: Lung will just LOVE this one.
http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/1/11139980/ … e-skyslide

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3. Smoking Space Aces: Tommy Flanagan has been signed to be part of Yondu’s crew. He’s a distinct face, and hey, comes pre-scarred. That’s convenient!
http://comicbook.com/2016/02/26/tommy-f … axy-vol-2/

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4. That Took a Few Hours: We live in a wonderful age. Sure, we ave climate change deniers and genocide and systematic rape and plague and so on. But we ALSO have a great cultural moment around Lego… easy interweb access to so much cool Lego stuff, and homegrown kits and builds and such actually making it into (admittedly) nerd feeds. I love it.
http://geekologie.com/2016/02/500000-pi … goland.php

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5. I Smell a Winner [it smells like purple]: This Call of Cthulhu game looks scary and on model. Nice!
http://www.onlysp.com/call-of-cthulhu-c … -released/

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6. Negasonic Radness: Looking through these alternate designs for Negasonic was pretty cool. The first batch are closer to something they might cook up for Nicoru from Runaways… but the variations on her look in a proper X-uniform were cool. I really like that they mocked them up based on the actress’ own physique and dressed it up as if they were specific to her. You don’t see that often, with the concept art being done so far in advance. Production art like this is a refreshing change. I also didn’t even realize the costume was largely Josh Middleton’s New Mutants design.
Now I want to see alternates for Ajax and whatserface. They were suitably black leather neutral, because why WOULD they have costumes. But I’d still like to see what could have been…
http://geektyrant.com/news/alternate-de … ge-warhead

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7. A Use for all those White Bricks: Best Picture nominations… Lego style.
http://likecool.com/The_2016_Best_Pictu … -Gear.html

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8. But Sucker Punch LOOKS Hot Anyway: Great list here of ‘controversial’ genre films and why. Or why they shouldn’t be. Or both. I saw it as a list of movies I still need to see…
http://screenrant.com/most-polarizing-m … t-century/

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9. I Would Tolly Do it: Divorce to follow.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/o … ead-bodies

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10. It Looks Cheesy Just Like you!: Great skewer of those precious baby/family portraits breeders foist onto non-breeders or what have you.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatopicto/201 … h-Burrito/

And thus, the stars wept, for the milk was gone and the coffee, flavored.


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Finally a Reason to Watch a DC Show – 26 Feb 2016

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OK, so…. I had no idea this happened. All of my whining that they didn’t go big for Croc in SS is now obviated by KING SHARK on Flash.

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JUST LOOK AT IT.

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1. Like all Those Other Films but Better: The reviews are starting to come in, and it sounds like Triple 9 will be one kick-ass caper film. I cannot wait. Dapper was right on this one! I feared it would be a derivative actioner.

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2. Catty Step-Sisters are the WORST: Cinderella was a surprisingly good adaptation, not brutal to watch as an adult, and this FX reel shows just how savvy they used these techniques to effectively build the world around the characters in a believable manner. Check it out if this be your bag…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY1_XiYu9N8

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To That Song We Are About to Honor, We Salute You: I am the target market. OK, I didn’t play much Castlevania. But I love mariachi, dia de muertos, and liquor.
http://gametyrant.com/news/this-mariach … oody-tears

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3. Coloring Books for Adult Comics Fans and Other Basic Obvious Winning Product Concepts: I cant wait to get these for my kids! ALL THE BOOKS! I have gotten them heaps of kid-oriented ones, but the paper is cheap, and they like mine better.
http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/20 … ing-books/

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4. Like This Guy Jerry: A timely reminder for me to re-record (sob) and watch Super.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-r-rated-supe … 1759486276

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5. Welcome Your Octo-Armed Overlords: This isn’t immediately obvious in the awesomes: it’s a cyberarm dinging a very rudimentary cymbal action against a very rudimentary drum sequence. However. HOWEVER. It’s interpreting what the wearer wants by sensing micro-motions in the wearer’s body, and it’s a short jump from here to 8 armed murderdeathkill cyborgs. So.
http://gizmodo.com/three-armed-cyborg-d … 1760073399

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6. Jesse Eisenberg Should Have Just Played Jesse Eisenberg: Another video from the Omaze charity event, this time Jesse Eisenberg, killing it. ‘You say my name, as if I’m asking you a pointed question.’
http://geektyrant.com/news/jesse-eisenb … lex-luthor

This is the charity event, btw:
https://www.omaze.com/experiences/batma … a_h=pcnzee

That’s all for today. Go beat up some vandals in your homemade super suits, and have fun!


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Youve Been Working Out I Appreciate That 25 Feb 2016

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Daredevil rules everything around me.
The Season 02 part 02 trailer just came out, and it’s the Elektra side of things… but also the HAND… and I’m just bowled over. The Punisher promise was enough for a season. Now this! Other projects I would fear too many villains, etc etc but here, I trust they’ve got the balance right.

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Also: “Hungry?”

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Also: red eye lenses, it appears?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cn3DVV0LHY
You can read some early reviews here, which I won’t be doing:
http://www.slashfilm.com/daredevil-season-2-reviews/

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1. Lucas Museum Heads to Oak- Wait No It Isnt: This was surprising bullshit even for bizjournal. All that happened was that the Lucas Museum project ran into opposition in Chicago and they trotted out the old ‘we’re talking to other cities MEH!’… and then a rep from a development organization in Oakland publicly dropped that they would love to host the museum. This is like when celebrities plant rumors of themselves being in the running for parts by just SAYING they are interest in interviews and talk shows enough times. But it’s Oakland, so it’s more like Sean Young showing up in a Target Catwoman costume. But let’s not forget that SF couldn’t get over it’s own fat head to allow this to happen in the Presidio organically as it should have.
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco … -wars.html

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2 Plus a Milkshake: This kind of thing doesn’t appeal to me, really. Overeating, gluttony… these aren’t strong suits. But then again, I always HAVE been a little fascinated by the mechanisms ‘sport eaters’ use to make this happen, just from a physics perspective. Anyway, this is only showing up in my feed because it’s a pretty girl slamming her body weight in burger.
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/24/trench … burge.html

Bonus round: if she was REALLY committed, she’d have gone for the name change.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/22/Man … eseburger/

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THIS IS A THING THAT HAPPENED. A PERDMENT, if you will.

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3. This just in: if you want to get arrested, wander the highway with a garden gnome. At least in the UK. The cameras will spot you at a distance.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-35648583

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4. That Chicken Fish: This is esoteric, even by our standards. Lung forwarded me this the other day and I popped in for a few minutes, confused as to why the guy looked so familiar. Now I’m sorted: Fishing with John is a surreal series hosted by John Lurie, who I finally realized I recognized from my second favorite Jim Jarmusch film, Down by Law (“Rosemary and OLIVEOILIA!”)… here, taking Tom Waits on an outing. It’s worth it for ‘chicken fish’ alone…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdLyt2EsQ0Q

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5. Four-Color Follies: I’m still not really on board with these DC properties on TV, though I want to try a few more of them… but between Legions of Tomorrow doing Quantum Leap with a who’s who of grade B heroes and villains, to Supergirl and Flash doing crossovers, to characters like Hellraiser living on even when their shows are cancelled… on other networks… I have to say, it’s a good time to be a DC fan, if you like this kind of stuff. I’ve been focusing on the Marvel shows so much, I haven’t really thought about how while the Marvel properties are playing it pretty low key with the imagery (costuming is muted for the TV version of the MCU) the DC side of things is veering on cosplay style fanservice for so much of the look and the content.

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Hell, we even have armless, goateed Oliver Queen in an upcoming LoT episode…
http://www.themovienetwork.com/article/ … s-tomorrow

Pretty cool I guess…

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6. Dont’s Sass!: I’m only 3 minutes in on the Wizards of Aus, and I’m liking what I’m seeing. This is a spoilery image, But only a wee bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv3DedNXN4o
It’s hard for me to his 15 minute youtube videos so it’ll be awhile before I report back with a better assessment. But so far so good.

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7. Pass the Cholula: The best thing about working on the Deadpool production: celebratory chimichangas!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambli … box-868257

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8. Seriously Guys, it wasn’t the Rating: Hurtling right along into that bandwagon competition, Snyder announced an R-rated cut of Batman V Superman on Blu-Ray. Because reasons, not because of Deadpool, OK!
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … r#/slide/5

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9. I Am a Dangerous Man to Know: Why must we wait an entire YEAR for this to happen. I want it in my eyeballs immediately.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/t … .reoZPe431


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For Your Considerbation and other things 24 Feb 2016

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“For Your ConsiderBation”
http://geektyrant.com/news/ryan-reynold … r-campaign

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1. Dont Let Them In if They are 6′-8″ Tall and Carrying a Vulcan Cannon and Unfamiliar and Talk Wrong:Welp. I’ll be in my bunker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY

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2. Because They Say So: Wolverine 3 will be R rated but, like, totally not because of Deadpool, and stuff.
http://geektyrant.com/news/final-wolver … f-deadpool

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3. Speaking of the Bandwagon: Now they’re describing the upcoming D&D film as Guardians meets Middle Earth. Le sigh. Ironically enough, I think a referential, humorous take on a D&D film is possibly the most viable way to go, tapping into the reality of most campaign sessions. My other idea was better though: take a page from Guardians of the Flame, and drop the gamers INTO the game, and have them immediately raped, killed, and enslaved. That was some serious shit to read at age 11!
http://collider.com/dungeons-and-dragons-movie-story/

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4. Why Do I Still Feel Guilty, Kaiju?: Stephen DeKnight has been tapped to direct Pacific Rim 2. Why is this a thing? Beyond further favorable progress on that film in general? He was largely responsible for Netflix’s Daredevil. I’m pre-sold!
http://deadline.com/2016/02/pacific-rim … 201708221/

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5. RIP Douglas Slocombe: Genre fans will know his work most from films like Raiders of the Lost Ark… a long, fruitful life lived, I think. 103! What I was most delighted to learn was that he was self-taught…

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6. As If We Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About: Cranes toppling over and crushing folks is bad enough, but now you might get hit by raccoon shit. Or worse: a raccoon!
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/04/racc … rane-poop/

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7. What’s Worse?: That no one, as Lung suggested, even understand this reference, or that Trump mania has led to this much cultural integration?
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/23/donald … -mask.html

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8. There, they fixed it: Good work!
http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-one-comi … s-mistake/

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9. A Tiny Bit Streamlined: Best look yet at Ant-Man’s revised design for Cap 3. I really liked the original, though. If anything, I wish it had been even more rudimentary, given the theoretical time period in which it was created in the origin story…
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … ar-costume

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10. Maybe this WILL Get Eyeballs: I was a little skeptical of DC’s ‘supers office comedy’ but they’re certainly casting it with the right people to get folks interested. Venessa Cudgens brings in the young mainstream crowd, Danny Pudi brings the weird, dorky types that loved him on Community (like me) and Alan Tudyk is practically fan-service.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … stina-kirk

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11. Finally Why the Choices: I was already struggling with the red and black Daredevil armor, and the use of armor in the first place… then Punisher’s look came along and hope returned… but now we see a full shot of Elektra and it’s… black with a red sorta blouse or something? I mean… why the red at all? I was actually hoping that the reason they didn’t give him the straight up red costume was that they planed on introducing Elektra in the all red get-up. But now I don’t know… I mean, it will be 100% minimum awesome. This is clear. But still…


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I’ll be With Sloane in the Pool and other things 23 Feb 2016

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The day is now. TAKE IT!
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/06/ferris- … -ago-today

In other news…

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1. Wonder Spanking: “Wonder Woman had many incarnations. One may find some interpretation sound or not as teams of creators , in turn, explore variation of her and re-invents the concept for modern taste.
Only one version can pretend not being a interpretation though, and is by far the most strange, challenging and fascinating version of them all: the original , Moulton and Peter from the 40′
Although Grant and I are borrowing some of its spirit, even us didn’t go as far a Charles Moulton did 75 years ago. Here’s a commission piece for a collector who requested a homage to sensation comic #31 , page one. I can but hope the Internet will survive.”
-Yanick Paquette

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2. Lucy Davis is Apparently a Better Actor than ALL the Size-Appropriate Actors in Hollywood Who Cant Get Roles Because they aren’t Emaciated: Speaking of WW, and that spanker up there, who was apparently both her best friend AND powered by a candy diet, she’s being played by Lucy Davis from the UK Office… in a weight suit… which is odd. There’s plenty of awesome heavier actresses out there.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … davis-role

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3. Well It’s Supposed to Be Blurry Because SpeedForce or Whatever: It’s all over the interwebs already, which is surprising since I thought we were at peak saturation with caring about spoilers on this film, but yes, there’s a blurry red costume back there.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … sh-costume

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4. Humans Suck: No beating around the bush.
Because we BURNED IT ALREADY!
It’s the celebratory tone that cracked me up because it’s just insult to planetary injury.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU

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5. I’m a Big Deal: The Force Awakens blu-ray catalog details apparently indicate a 3-disc set, meaning 2 BDs and one DVD. This is exciting specifically because the second BD disc suggests a looooot of extra stuffs.
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2 … -disc-set/

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6. I’d Have Stayed in the Scouts Longer If These Were Things (And They Weren’t So Hostile to LGBT) And So On: I love wrong merit badge patches. This colelction includes grave robbing.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/scou … g_and_arso

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But this one’s for Lung:
http://futurezine.storenvy.com/products … itch-patch

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7. You Can’t Say We Aren’t Educating Our Children: Here’s the Nerf Nuke. It requires a launching stand.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1ba4/

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8. I CUTCHEW! : And lastly, because I don’t know why I didn’t post it last week when it was a thing that was happening: drunk monkey with knife. CHANGO BORRACHO!
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/02/17/ … 455732055/


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Gluten-Free Evil and other things 22 Feb 2016

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I’ve been following my low carb higher protein highest flora diet lately, but I don’t beat people over the head about it. I loved this.In other news…

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1. Marco DelFonso has produced a number of fanarts featuring Deadpool and Harley Quinn, which make sense on a surface level I guess, both of them being goofy, irreverent, bloody anti-hero types in their current incarnations. It got me thinking though: setting aside how Margot Robbie’s version will land in Suicide Squad, imagining a Harley solo film… would Miller’s Deadpool technique work for this character. I’ve never been fond of her cutesy, lovestruck, swooning cartoon Jersey thing, but take that away, and have her unhinged, looney, playful and sadistic… given the right plot circumstance (you know plot, right? Missing from Deadpool but they squeaked by on that film) I think the 4th wall component could really be interesting. 3,333 quips launched like area-affect weapons, not so much. The challenge would be that she’s a female character. I feel like even today, audiences are harder on female solo films regardless of format or context, and I can see a backlash on Harley done this way, even if it had happened before DP.
http://geektyrant.com/news/deadpool-and … o-dalfonso

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2. COSPLAY CHRIS does incredible rebuilds/repaints of figures. Lung turned me onto a few of the videos. This was my favorite. I’m in a FB group about figure customizations (3.5″) and it takes me back to my scratch-building lead miniature figure days…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9z-NOCst-Q

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3. Jeehyung Lee was featured on GT and AT recently, and going through the gallery, I saw a few I thought I’d share.

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Orc trophy something something… just thought her face and the technical detail of her legs and feet were amazing.

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HATE X-23 in Wolverine’s costume, but loved this view of it.

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Not happy about that hand… it’s something I would do and regret later, but great otherwise.

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I’ve drawn three or four big hoods lately, so I was sensitive to how cool this was, cropped short from being a full cape. Also, it was illustration no. 33, so.

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Chun-Li’s face, mostly.

Full gallery here:
https://www.artstation.com/artist/jeehyung

Artstation makes me sweat.

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4. Look, I’m not shy in saying it: I’m not overly into the MCU Scarlet Witch. I’ve liked Olsen in other roles, but I’m not yet warming to her here, and I think this is an example, a rare example, where there’s neither enough of the comic version, nor enough new redesign innovation, to pull me into this version of the character. I don’t think I need the kinky hair and gypsy stuff necessarily, but the design hasn’t felt fully baked yet. These images of her Cap3 costume aren’t yet winning me over. They read to me like those superhero costumes in TV series where they don’t want to fully commit, like what they used to do on shows like Smallville. Anyway, my eye sees a few changes that would make it more palatable. I think my problem here is matching the costume design to the actress for an overall effect. When I drew the AoU version last year, I was not drawing Olsen the actress, and frankly I liked the look of the design more in that instance. Looking at this refined version, I want changes, and maybe I’ll have time to sketch them out.
http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news … rossbones/

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5. There’s a huge event coming in March, rocking the supers adaptation world to the core. I cannot wait!
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_a … as-a131307

Also, Batman V Whomever comes out…

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Speaking of, I haven’t really seen Cavill speaking his native accent since Henry VIII, so it’s kind of refreshing. He’s certainly more charming here than his stern Clark, his solemn eyebrow-cocked Superman, or his douchey Solo from UNCLE. Then again, that’s ACTING FOR YOU! And on the other hand, it’s challenging to a thespian to be told Batman can fly and has heat vision and they’d rather ride in a car than sit on your thigh in a helicopter or whatever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaZhwaddrUM

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6. Interesting factoids about whip spiders: blind, cuddly, and smell like cocoa puffs. Well, not the last part. They smell like pure Lovecraft.
http://gizmodo.com/these-eight-new-whip … 1759727385

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7. Here’s a problem: being I suppose jaded and the project having no contextual clues whatsoever, I can’t tell if they are lampooning themselves or serious. But Natalie Portman wears a garter so thats all that will get posted on Buzzfeed.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010 … r=2&#index

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8. This is 100% bullshit. There’s no engine in that car. That said, I like the CONCEPT of it.
https://www.facebook.com/91500304521969 … 374571661/

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9. Better Names For Animals, 2016 Edition
http://flyonovereq.com/friday-funny-animal-names/
https://www.facebook.com/37913849222931 … =3&theater

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10. Here’s the thing: I never read Old Man Wolverine. Should I?
http://moviepilot.com/posts/3793842?

Now, off to go quietly into that dark night…
[Anyone who sat through more than 22 minutes of Interstellar will understand]


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Everything Old is New Again and other things 19 Feb 2016

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Welp, Geoff Johns posted another random ‘announcement video’ in which the camera occasionally cuts to a one third profile of his face, and very little information is provided. I’m sorry, maybe I am the cynic he suggests, but all I’m hearing is: ‘we rebooted the universe, then again, then changed too much and went back, then rebooted, then again, and now we’ve changed too much and are going back.’
GUH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOFXITB … e=youtu.be
and
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … c-universe

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1. Peter Mayhew has been posting pics from his old early SW New Hope draft scripts… with ominous hype hints at something coming. Something… ANNOUNCEMENTLIKE.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-chewbacca-ac … 1759848966

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2. Release dates! John Wick: Chapter 2, Feb 2017
http://geektyrant.com/news/john-wick-2- … lease-date
And Blade Runner 2, Jan 2018.
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … lease-date
Too far. TOO FAR.

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3. I present: Kristen Wiig, doing Hannibal Lecter monologs. Because BECAUSE.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/i-could-watch-kr … 1759905678

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4. Spidey sold for a metric ton of greenbacks! I’m surprised hot comic sales are still a thing. Somehow, after the speculative days, it seemed to be less of one.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment … 46161.html

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5. Oddly, the Crouching Tiger sequel is coming to… NETFLIX?
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-crouching-ti … 1759885566

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6. Save these instructions for 3D printing an AT-AT… for when you have a 3D printer… and time… and inclination…
http://likecool.com/3D_Print_Your_Own_C … -Gear.html
Thanks Lung!

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7. Herewith, 3.2M ink dots. I can’t watch like 14 dots before having a stress fit.
https://www.facebook.com/illustratedmon … 440387985/

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8. Everything about this. I saw it pretty late at night, but still. Not sure if the fall was fabricated. The beard might be real. The moves certainly are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCm_oD7 … e=youtu.be

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9. This just noticed by self: Deadpool #1 from 2015 sported a cover by Geoff Darrow!

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Also, within, this happened…
Still can’t READ Deadpool. But wow. The cover!

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10. I still haven’t seen the show, but another neat thing I noticed about this cool costume they gave her: the pleated skirt has fold cuts so she can be really athletic and not be just flashing like crazy. Pretty savvy.
Edit: It might or it might not. I looked at a few pics. Maybe I’m wrong and it’s just a pleated skirt held down by like little weights, ha.

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11. Makes me laugh every time. EVERY TIME.

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Finally, I leave you with this.

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Cyber-Cowls and other things 18 Feb 2016

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Images from the Batman Vs. Whomever film’s Companion Guide have leaked, and every other outlet reports about the HUGE amount of new details, which is 99% false. However, I did like this view of a very teched up cowl that I REALLY want to see in action. Though I suppose this could be the undercowl. THE UNDERCOWL HE SAID.
http://moviepilot.com/posts/3786750

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1. This one has been making the rounds, but I love it so much. Not MERELY because of the pink and the girl and the things… but because I always pass those giant figures in the toy store and wonder, for the armored ones like Stormtroopers* and Iron Man, what it would take to carve them up and extend the depth of the plates to create something the kids could wear.
http://likecool.com/Father_Converts_a_4 … -Gear.html

*except for where Stormtrooper armor protects the wearer from zero weapons.

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2. You may remember the prior film, with the velociraptor pulling the cereal off the counter… something I think I watch weekly… and here’s the second. Not as awesome, still pretty cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0i-dBJp_oA

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3. Kurt Haggard Hazard Russell has been officially confirmed for GoG2, though not specifically as Star-Lord’s pappy, but I mean, come on.
http://the-newsbox.com/kurt-russell-off … -in-gotg2/

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4. Julianne Moore is said to be in talks to play the villain in Kingsman 2. I’m stoked. Also, Firth isn’t coming back, say most reports, which i thought was bone stupid, until I read that they had apparently been testing out ideas like flashbacks and twins. Guh.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v … ole-866626

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5. I am the target market,. just saying.
https://metallica.com/blog/news/384030/ … d-reissued

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6. According to Viola Davis, Leto didn’t stop at rats and unprofessional amateur tattooing: he had ‘henchmen’ deliver a pig corpse to the set. Wow. They are REALLY trying to spin this like he’s remotely Ledgerish…desperately so…
http://comicbook.com/2016/02/18/viola-d … o-suicide/

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7. THIS JUST IN. Drunkards…
http://mashable.com/2016/02/15/dinosaur … l78fSzzaqR

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8. My favorite part about this was the mystery selection button. I’d be all over this thing.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/sea … e-machine/

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9. Turns out that potato/Martian stunt was pretty well thought out. I had originally hoped it was just a clever grocer. But still.
http://factually.gizmodo.com/that-viral … 1759202803

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10. In a sign of the end times…
http://nerdbastards.com/2016/02/17/peti … -host-snl/

Thus, I leave you. Or, in the words of my favorite Twitter account @wordsofold:
“Dan Moye, the timber raftsman, is no more, having departed for parts unknown by the alligator route. GA1893”


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Bat Vehicle Appreciation and other things 17 Feb 2016

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Still thinking about the latest Batman Movie Masquerading as a Superman Movie… I really like the Bat vehicles. I mean, they can’t hold a candle to the Nolanverse stuff, but for this world and what he’s doing with it, I’m digging it. The diving board action of the Bat plane… and the way these gull wing doors swoop open and give that familiar bat motif… but with cannons…

Anyway, other things happened:

1. Tim Miller moments mount: With all the Deadpool heat, a lot of film fans are seeing Miller like an unknown that came out of nowhere. I was aware of his FX background but didn’t have much of a sense of what he had done. Today, we’ve got some cool stuff floating around that broadens that background a bit.

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Remember this? The 6 minute mini-movie introducing the DC Universe game? I loved it so much when it came out, and rewatching it today, I’m very focused on how he uses scale and handicam style focus to make you feel like you are part of the action (especially with the giant)…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pg5moqGr04

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And speaking of those same tricks (including a giant) here’s a series of three animated shorts commissioned by Marvel prior to launching the MCU Phase 1, as a means of increasing awareness about Iron Man as a character. Too much! Love it… and how trippy is it that it seems to foreshadow a lot of the first Avengers film?
http://geektyrant.com/news/watch-marvel … tim-miller

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2. Here’s the first proper pic from Guardians of the Galaxy 2… or promo image… or what have you. Stoked to see lil’ Groot there. And Saldana’s wicked cyberheels…

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3. I remain optimistic about the new Ghostbusters… but Mayhem looks…OK (we saw him in the Lego stuff last week)… but Rowan? I mean…
http://geektyrant.com/news/the-main-gho … s-revealed

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4. Lung sent me this amazing short, Cthupid, by Giovanni Braggio. I’ve watched it thrice. The only thing better than her taking photos is the sound FX in general…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZWQqWm50e8

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5. Look, if money weren’t an issue, I’d happily drop cash for an electric resto of an old air-cooled Type II…
http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/16/11006 … obus-video

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6. Read about this one right before we started recording last night, and we talked about it briefly…
it’s a very future is now moment. I’m not sure if pop culture ate itself or whatever, but I’m fascinated.
http://www.fox.com/article/homer-simpso … sf21025998

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7. A great think piece from Cracked* on how Us Vs. Them psychology explains a lot about how seemingly rational people get caught up in seemingly irrational causes and beliefs.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-y … id-things/

*and how nuts is it that Cracked is now consistently thought-provoking?!

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Finally, I leave you with Funko Golden Girls, because reasons.

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8. http://mentalfloss.com/article/75489/go … -treatment


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Potato Cross-Promotions and other things 16 Feb 2016

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Here’s some great viral marketing…In other news:

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1. Surprising precisely zero people, first out of the gate, not one day after the holiday weekend and Deadpool’s record-busting haul, Wolverine 3 is now carrying an R-Rating as a goal. Because of course it is. At least it wasn’t TMNT 2.
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … g#/slide/1

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2. Disney/Pixar’s legendary Dan Gerson passed away from brain cancer at age 49 last week. Sad event, and the ripple effect on these future films will be felt.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-daniel-gerso … 1757784831

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3. Unapologetically adore this piece from Dan Luvisi. I’m in that irrational camp of people who choose to believe Boba Fett was a bad ass and DID NOT GO DOWN LIKE THAT.
http://geektyrant.com/news/boba-fett-ba … nluvisiart

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4. Idris Elba’s Bastille Day (delayed due to the Paris setting for obvious reasons) looks like a pretty average Bourne clone. HOWEVER. All spy thrillers are Bourne clones now, even Bond… so you say where I’m going with that statement. PLEASE.
http://geektyrant.com/news/bastille-day … esponsible

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5. Mike Winkelmann’s recent interview led me to his own page, where I lost track of time, and space, and timespace… it’s a great note, where they ask about his floating imagery… something I love in his work as well. He also notes daily projects, which i also think is critical, though sometimes challenging to be consistent.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/mike-winkelmann- … 1757532682

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6. This one’s for Lung: Aphonopelma johnnycashi
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/new_ … is_named_a

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7. GOD DAMN IOT. I need to buy ANOTHER BB-8?!?
http://toyland.gizmodo.com/the-best-bb- … 1758410074

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8. Here’s a new Lego set that sort of caught my eye: a Hoth vignette kit. Vignettes are actually pretty good for younger builders with shorter attention spans, though less fun for adults. I really like the white protocol droid.
http://lego.gizmodo.com/lego-star-wars- … 1758925938

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9. Anyway, if that’s not your bag, you could always apply to join the mothership:
http://www.simplemost.com/heres-newest- … -builders/

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10. There’s no here here, but I’m just stoked that filming has commenced, and that Johnson is behind the camera. Cameras. Something.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-wars-episod … 1759177183

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11. I couldn’t resist, and watched the teaser for the GoT upcoming season. They certainly make a point of putting SOON TO BE REINCARNATED Jon Snow in the death ledger. Then again, great conceit putting everyone else in there too…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-trailer- … 1759120482

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12. Daniel Craig leaving Bond is not a new rumor, but it is heating up again after being dormant the last several months (after his interview comments)… he’s signed on to lead a scripted, unsold TV series called Purity. So, that could be a thing. Probably more about schedule and attempting to force the studio into giving him a break between Bond films, as they were talking about hammering through to the next one while he was still in shape and hadn’t punched anyone in craft services yet.
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/daniel- … -tv-series

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13. Welp, here’s your full Pee Wee trailer…
http://peewee.com/2016/02/16/the-full-l … y-is-here/


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