- All this Jenny/Jimmy Olsen stuff is hilarious! Go ahead, google “jenny jimmy olsen” and watch the news feed explode. I’ll wait. Comic Book Resources – who I follow on Facebook — recently took a leap into the deep end and asked their “friends” how they feel about it. The cries of outrage were astounding. It’s as if The Supreme Court decided to strip the Constitution of the 4th Amendment. Now, to CBR’s credit they recently posted an article supporting the idea… or at least one of their writers did. I do see some amount of irony (granted, it isn’t exactly the same thing but it’s close; race and gender are just barriers) in that the fanboys unequivocally came to the aid of Idris Elba when white supremacist groups lost their shit because he was playing Heimdall, a Norse God, in Thor. Having Jimmy Olsen be a chick isn’t much different than having the gatekeeper of Asgard be a black dude: she can have the exact same personality, she can do the exact same things as before. I know, I know, “then why change it??” Well I’m not one of the screenwriters or filmmakers so I can’t really answer that. But I’m sure they have some reason. These things aren’t just random.
- Perhaps Blade Runner should have taken place in future Bejing, not L.A:
Here’s a good article about China’s government facing resistance in their efforts to cut emissions. Resistance from, of all things in a “socialist” society, state-owned corporations, private corporations, and “local interests”. Doesn’t sound much like Communism to me.
- Even when the major television networks or film studios aren’t directly adapting comic book properties, they’re often times stealing them. Such is the case with a new show set to debut on ABC. Funny thing is, they passed the option to adapt the comic they’re lifting from. Heavily, to say the least. Just another way for the people with the ideas to get screwed, I guess. And ABC has a history of this too, they borrowed (again, heavily) concepts from Bill Willingham’s “Fables” to create a show called “Once Upon A Time”. Oh yeah, and that was after they declined the “Fables” pitch. This new show I shall not name, but it seems to be ripping off a great new comic series from Image called “Revival”.
- Just woke up to this is my Twitterfeed:
“If all y’all think the Mega Church is so bad how does it fill it’s seats with do many people if it has no value?”
Yep, cause the value of things is always directly dependent on the amount of people that like said thing. Annnnnd unfollow.
I’ve been going on an unfriending, unfollowing, fuckin’ delousing tear of late. It’s great! Instead of getting in pointless and dumb arguments with people over social networking for the stupid shit they say, or share, or like, I just hit that one button. Problem solved. The people I debate with are people I care about and don’t want to unfriend.