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Robot-Kraken Ep 006 – Pickle and Peanut Pondering Rainbows

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Ep 006 – Pickle and Peanut Pondering Rainbows

Look! Another episode of ROBOT KRAKEN! Kris and Thom take on the new Batman V Superman trailer, The Coen Brothers new flick, Hail Caesar, X-Files, Pickle & Peanut, art techniques and how to find alcohol.

Stream it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-kraken-comic-cons-geek/id1079681861

Download it here: http://deeplydapper.squarespace.com/robot-kraken/2016/2/24/ep-006-pickle-and-peanut-pondering-rainbows

For Your Considerbation and other things 24 Feb 2016

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

In other news…

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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…

This happened:

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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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Robot-Kraken Episode 05 is now available for streaming or download!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 05 is now available for streaming or download!

On this thrilling Episode of Robot Kraken, Kris and Thom discuss Deadpool and the inevitable rash of R-Rated superhero movies, Star Wars, the new Star Trek series and Lego. Plus all the other things!
itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rob … 1079681861

direct download: http://deeplydapper.squarespace.com/rob … is-rated-r

Please enjoy hell yes!


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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

In other news less rebooty…

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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

In other news…

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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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Dark Knight Art Awesomes and other things 12 Feb 2016

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Found a new collection of poster style art recently, and this one I adored. So much so that I’ve made it the film’s cover art in my collection.

In other news…

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So, this was an assumed temporary exercise, given the materials involved, but I wanted to play with protecting the surface of these devices from light scuffing and scratches, but not in any way assuming to be true protection, really just that and a bit of an aesthetic change. These matte vinyl sheets are options from the manufacturer, where all the other options are of course various graphic designs. They are designed to cover a certain amount of the surface, but not completely conceal the aluminum casing. I like the one for the MBP because it stops short of the edges. The one for the iPad Pro wraps around and tries to fit the buttons and such, and it’s impossible to get lined up just so. As a result, I have one edge where the vinyl is juuuuuust close enough to the plane of the screen to allow it to lift up when you are holding it with your hand. So that’s impossibly aggravating, and I’m sure I will be Xacto’ing that down soon. The other annoyance on large sheets of vinyl, just like when applying screen protectors to phones, is that in some cases you cant get rid of the air bubbles. On vehicle vinyl wrap they use a heat wrap to ease fitment. Not ideal with electronics. Anyway, if nothing else, you have to appreciate my white vinyl appliques on top of these. I’m using this setting for the devices in my network at the moment. Everything is named after different vehicles, companies, etc from the Aliens universe. Because reasons.

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So SW8 has officially begun filming, which is exciting. I know we’re already seeng SW fatigue among some mainstream fan quarters, but not this guy. I especially appreciate the sequencing approach they took, inserting the side films in between the main ones so we don’t have such a wait between SW franchise films. Pretty great!

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This is a First Order TIE Fighter I’ve been building with the kids. It has been somewhat delayed because my son took the inner core of the ship and added a bunch of doodads and made it into a jetspeeder bike, so I’m waiting for him to lose interest so we can resume.

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I don’t have time to read. It’s killing me. I’m working, drawing, raising kids, doing house improvements, trying to get riding in, etc. and it’s been a thing. I made a point of setting some time aside each week to sit down and do some real, physical media reading, trying to put a dent in my tall stack of books in the queue… but as an aside, I’m still three years behind on my comics reading. This is untenable. It’s so bad that Marvel and DC have relaunched their universes, and then are relaunching them AGAIN, and I’m still two universes back.

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Best homegrown Lego build involving Taiwanese dudes and a Helicarrier!
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2016/02/0 … licarrier/

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I love the concept of sale pricing on wonky vegetables. Especially if they are called wonky vegetables. We tend to buy organic produce and that is invariably smaller, lumpier, less picture perfect than the engineered stuff. But I like the idea that they aren’t just tossing the three legged carrots and the like. Personally, I go AFTER the weird ones. I like heirloom tomatoes because they like Akira act 3 half the time…
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ … ox-on-sale

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BW Wong has been cast as Batman villain Hugo Strange. This is yet one more case where Gotham can’t wrap their head (the show’s head?) around a world without Batman… but anyway, it’s if nothing else an interesting casting decision. I loved him on Law and Order for years.
http://moviepilot.com/posts/3773872

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Betty White endorses Deadpool. Pretty funny. And accurate.
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2016 … ool-review

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The long-awaited “budget” Tesla is now on the schedule for a March ordering release date, starting at $35K with up to $10K in government rebates. I’m stoked it’s happening, even if I’m not yet in the market.
http://mashable.com/2016/02/09/tesla-mo … .YnmoQ5Sq6

That’s all for today, my Krakenites. Sink some ships this weekend!


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SUPEESU. MADDONISSU.

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