Tuesday, April 22, 2014

If you're outraged about this Sunday's Game Of Thrones, I have a question.

I think I'm pretty safe in my assumption that, given the very passionate discussion about Sunday night's Game Of Thrones, you've already seen the episode "Breaker Of Chains" and come down firmly on one side of the fence or you don't really care one way or the other. So I'm just going to go right on past the what happened and why and what I thought about it and all of that because that's all been done.

What I want to do is ask a question regarding SeptGate -- my name for it to discuss the where not the why, since the why has been discussed.

If you're one of the people who has been upset by the events in the Sept, I'm sure you've shared your thoughts online or you've told someone or you've raged about it. Maybe you wrote about it. Maybe you decided never to watch the show again because of what happened. There's no doubt that people are upset and the story has picked up steam. When GRRM weighs in, you know this has hit a certain level.

But, here's what I want to ask and I hope you'll bear with me and hear it in the genuine spirit meant.

What do you want someone to do?

I understand the desire to rage on the internet. Lord knows I do it. I rant just like everyone else. But, I also do what I can to look for a solution, I ask questions, I look to create change. Because my ranting is only going to do so much and, in the end, I know it's just me blowing off steam.

In this case, however, it feels like people are upset and the event they're upset about has already happened. I mean, we can't retcon the scene in question. Whether it was intentional, whether it was badly edited, whether the creators totally fucked up on what they were trying to portray, it happened and all of the ranting doesn't change that.

What do you want?

Do you want an apology? Do you want them to admit it was rape? Do you want the show cancelled? Do you want to get D & D to donate proceeds to rape education? Do you want them to know you'll never watch the show again?

My point is this. You can rage. I'm not going to take that away from you. But the odds are good that your angry voice is going to blend with the others and GRRM and D & D will feel like there's so much to address that they can't address anything and your outrage will just be another bump in the road of internet outrage until something happens again.

You being angry is just you being angry and people will still argue with you and disagree with you and you'll feel as unheard as you feel now. If you decide what you want and ask for it, maybe you'll be unheard but you're used to that already.

But what if you're heard and your voice makes a difference and that outrage creates a change?

We've all been saying it recently. Outrage is all over the internet and we're all tired of it. It's exhausting and it's every day.

What I want to know is what you intend to do about it?

Does that make sense?

p.s. I really and truly have no interest in rehashing the debate about what happened and I won't tolerate people bashing others in the comments. It's a serious question and a serious conversation. I'd like to have it.

Monday, April 21, 2014

How "Get Lucky" would have sounded through the decades. With extra Spongebob. I love this.

I seem to be going through a quiet period, which is okay. I'm just acknowledging it.

That said, music always makes it better and this is genius and I want every version of this song now. I hope Daft Punk sees this.

Via Cheezburger

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Firefly Funko POP! figures are available for pre-order. ::geek flail::

So I just did a little digging around and I found a purchase link for the new Firefly Funko POP!s.

No pics on the site yet, but here's a promo pic from their catalog, so if you want to get your pre-orders in to make sure you get yours, here's a link to the Firefly POP!s at Entertainment Earth.

I'm about to lose it with the happy over here.

Bad day? This Harry Potter Tumblr thread will fix it.

I just keep grinning.

via Tumblr.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The new DC Comics Catwoman Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles is gorgeous. Meow! [Review]

I'll say it right up front. While I love action figures and collectibles, I'm a noob when it comes to unboxing and reviewing them. Still, when Sideshow Collectibles asks you if you'd like to review their new Catwoman Sixth Scale Figure, you say YES.

First of all, let me say. I was pretty proud of myself here. I only popped her head off and sent it rolling once. And it may have taken me a little figuring to realize there was a magnet in her belt to get it to sit correctly, but I did pretty well.

Now, on to my thoughts and my amateur photography. ::grin::

1) The packaging - Loved it. Everything was snugly tucked away, but everything was also easy to pull apart when you wanted to open it. I'm not a fan of plastic packaging that is so tightly sealed that you either have to cut it open or, as I've experienced, has to be pulled open hard enough that you send tiny pieces flying all over the floor.

Plus, I just like the box. Neat and minimalist in the front, sexy in the back. (As Fat Amy says: "Conservative in the front, party in the back.")

I had to take a picture of her protective boobie packaging ;-)

2) The figure itself - Definite love.

There's so much I like here. First of all, the two heads. Sexy and snarly. I love it. So many fun accessories. Googles, two whips, her cat statue, alternate hands and boots (love the boots!), her goggles, a backpack and a big shiny diamond.

I'm sure there are more things I could say here that would be knowledgeable and all that, but The GeekBoy and I were having too much fun posing her and taking pictures and I'd rather show those off.

p.s. Pardon the mess behind her. 

I know it's blurry but I loved this pose

Whip stays on due to a magnetic clasp. So cool!

I love this picture.
Like I said, it was all about play time by this point, so that's what you're getting pics of. We also set her up in a great, relaxed pose over the mantle.

You can see her in all her non-amateur photography glory and order her over at Sideshow. I highly recommend it. She's gorgeous and there are only 20 left. If you need a nudge, this is me nudging you. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks again to Sideshow Collectibles for sending me this gorgeous creature. I may not review like a pro, but I'm honest in my noobness and I love her to pieces.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The trailer for Luc Besson's 'Lucy' is already making me happy.

I'm not sure how I missed the existence of this movie before now, but now that I know, I'm shouting it from the rooftops.

I love Luc Besson. I really dig Scarlett Johansson, I adore Morgan Freeman, I love sci fi and I frickin' adore badass women who kick ass -- so this has me written alllllll over it.

Head after the break for the trailer and more info ;-)


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