Category Archives: Geekery
Holy cow, it’s Maxim Monday! This week: Γνωθι μαθων
Man, I thought I was back on track, but nope. Too much going on and I have zero backlog. Anyway, onward: Today’s maxim, as translated in the source I’m using, is “Know what you have learned”(Γνωθι μαθων). That seems like a … Continue reading
I wish Joss Whedon would leave Marvel alone
Yes, I loved The Avengers. A lot. Even though Joss couldn’t bring himself NOT to kill off a beloved character. But oh look! He’s brought that character back to life in a new tv show! I was all excited until … Continue reading
More thoughts on Borderlands 2
So. I have now finished Borderlands 2 on Normal Mode and finished the two DLC expansions. Some spoilers below.
How Gearbox Fucked Up Borderlands 2
OK, so the last time I blogged about Borderlands 2, it was about one of the chief designers saying something stupid and dismissive about women. And now I’m about to blog about it negatively again. And I never did get … Continue reading
The Problem with “Girlfriend Mode”
So. There’s been a bit of a kerfluffle around a very stupid thing a designer over at Gearbox said. What he said was: The design team was looking at the concept art [of the Mechromancer class] and thought, you know … Continue reading
I’ve been reading through the archives over at The Dirty Normal for a bit now, for a number of reasons. Emily Nagoski is a smart, funny, highly educated person, which automatically makes me interested in what she has to say … Continue reading
Someone I follow on Twitter retweeted this: pourmecoffee: Spoiler Alert: People who found way to enjoy story of a Spider-Man are about to tweet that The Newsroom isn’t realistic. On one hand, I can see the humor in it. Ha, … Continue reading
Why Are Movie Reviewers So Mean?
Recently I watched “Heckler,” Jamie Kennedy’s documentary about comedians dealing with hecklers and other critics. A big section in the film talks about movie critics, I presume because so many comedians are in both standup (where you get hecklers) and … Continue reading
Natasha & Clint
Next up in my “OMG THE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE AVENGERS ARE AWESOME” is… *drumroll* Black Widow and Hawkeye! Spoilers ahead, obviously.
Tony and Bruce
SPOILERS AHOY, durr. For The Avengers. Okay? Okay. One of my favorite things in “The Avengers” was the relationship between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Starting with the first time they meet, when Tony greets Bruce’s technobabble with “Finally, someone … Continue reading