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Posted by Luke Y. Thompson

I'm not sure what the date is on this column, but actor Greg Sestero just shared it on social media. To fans of The Room, the infamously bizarre "black comedy" by Tommy Wiseau, the question is as dead a giveaway as if a Rocky Horror fan wrote in complaining of being kidnapped by a Sweet Transvestite.

Amy's attempt at legitimate advice, in response, is something that would never happen in Tommy's understanding of the world. But read on to see it anyway.

Continue reading "Advice Columnist "Ask Amy" Gets Expertly Trolled by Fan of Tommy Wiseau's The Room" >
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Posted by Luke Y. Thompson

Devastator - the original - was one of those legendary toys that got away for me. Transformers were often prohibitively expensive, and my parents, somewhat wisely, wanted to contain my collecting within certain lines so that I wouldn't want everything. And in general, there weren't a whole lot of them that I wanted, but Optimus Prime was one, and Devastator was another. Something about the purple and green scheme clicked - the other Combiners, with their different colors, seemed like a messy patchwork compared to the unified scheme. And the new toy reflects that - unlike other Combiner Wars figures, he comes with all six vehicles in the one package, and does not feature interchangeable articulation points like the other Combiners, which can mix and match limbs.

Anyway, I was pumped to get a review sample in the mail. Let's see how he measures up.

Continue reading "Topless Toy Chest: Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator - Comic-Con Version" >

GRIT!

Jul. 6th, 2015 08:05 pm
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A 1983 issue of the UK Marvel anthology Daredevils featured an odd back-up story that spoofed Frank Miller's acclaimed run on Daredevil. This throwaway strip would've probably been forgotten...if it weren't written by Alan Moore.

This strip — entitled "Grit!" — was a pitch-perfect mock-up of Miller's gritty depiction of New York City. Artist Mike Collins assiduously emulated Daredevil's style. Moore kept Miller's tone but replaced his prose with a story straight out of Cracked or Mad.

Featuring Dourdevil: The Man Without a Sense of Humor )
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Posted by David Webb

Guardians Animated Series

The much anticipated animated series based on the box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy finally has a release date on the Disney XD channel. The network will air a sneak preview on September 5th before officially releasing it on September 26th.

The series will feature the same group of misfits – Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and Drax –  on a “treasure hunt” through Star-Lord’s past. However, the group will be sidetracked plenty of times and will encounter other familiar Marvel faces including Thanos, Loki, Thor, and even some not-so-familiar faces like the Inhumans. There is even a surprise character that plays a large role in the series.

“People are going to be shocked by the prominence we give to Cosmo, the telepathic dog who was seen in the movie at the very end with Howard the Duck,” says Stephen Wacker, vice president for current series at Marvel Animation Studios. “He’s a big part of our world.”

The first question that I’m sure is on everyone’s mind is “how much will the series be related to the movie?” Well the answer is not a whole lot. The voice actors that will be playing the characters are not the same actors that play the characters on the big screen, for one.

“We definitely went for—I’m making up a term here—‘feel-alikes,’” says Wacker. “Will Friedle has the spirit that Chris Pratt brought to Star-Lord.”

There were rumors flying around after the series was announced that the animated series would be taking place between the first and second movies. However, James Gunn, director of the first and second Gaurdians of the Galaxy movies, put an end to those in an interview with Slashfilm ,as reported by Cinemablend. Gunn confirms that the animated series has nothing to do with the movies and is completely separate from the Marvel cinematic universe.

The Guardians will be coming to a TV near you on September 26th on Disney XD.

Do you think it is wise for Marvel to keep the series completely separate?

Sources: TV Insider, Cinemablend

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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

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Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders haven’t been in production yet, yet we already have season 2 of Daredevil already starting. Photographer Shelly Kay has blessed us with some shots from the set, and we get to see Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Elden Henson as Foggie doing a scene in East Harlem. Check out the photos below.

It’s also being reported that the series is being shot with the codename “Ringside.” The first series was shot as “Bluff.”

The second season is shaping up to be awesome, with news of Jon Bernthal joining as the Punisher.

Daredevil season two will air on Netflix in 2016.

Via Heroic Hollywood

Record Setting Summer

Jul. 6th, 2015 07:00 pm
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1) Women's World Cup Final Read more... )

2) I would also hope that the artificial turf, does not make a comeback, given the high temperatures it creates, hard falls, and skin burns when you're sliding on it. Take a look Read more... )

3) As I'm not in the Teen Wolf fandom I'd had no idea of the cast changes for the new season. Read more... )

4) I read this review of Sense 8 and was curious to know who out there is watching it and what you think?

5) As I plan to watch Supergirl this fall, I was interested in seeing her history explained. All I can say is "Wow -- and men make fun of soap opera history and storylines..."
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Posted by MauritiusMauritia

Maybe you have a long commute, spending vast amounts of time in a car, train or bicycle as you travel your ways around the world. If you’re like me, you have a lot of books and other sources that preoccupy your reading time but there’s just this void that you want to fill.

Read more...

Monday linkspam

Jul. 6th, 2015 04:21 pm
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Several via [personal profile] andrewducker:

http://pickledcomics.com/jurassic-moon/

At one polycon I attended, we called this "old relationship energy".
"Your heart no longer speeds up when you see them, but instead, everything calms down. When youre in the room with them, you feel calm, and secure. When you cuddle them you feel your heart beat slow, and the sound of their breathing carry you towards comfort. It doesnt feel like a roller coaster anymore, it feels like home."
http://helloelloh.tumblr.com/post/122434920474/a-post-about-romantic-relationships

Behind the scenes at the Puppy Bowl.
http://www.avclub.com/article/plexiglas-poop-and-penguins-life-behind-scenes-pup-214284


Father–Daughter Beatboxing (via [personal profile] yifu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg1qLJ_6-LE

How not to be a bullying mob, with handy-dandy flow chart. (Via [personal profile] supergee)
http://www.deusexmachinatio.com/blog/2015/7/5/how-to-not-be-a-bullying-mob-version-10

"A conspiracy of footnotes"

Jul. 6th, 2015 11:30 pm
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For a short time I felt a ridiculous sense of achievement: I'd finally tracked down the text of something I'd once seen being performed by Harry Secombe (90% sure it was him, anyway) on a BBC archive clip. The sketch consisted of him explaining that there's no such work as Paradise Lost, based on the assertion that none of us knows anyone who's read the whole thing. (I suspect a fair few of you would disprove that, but it was funny.) The Daily Mail (so it's good for something...) supplied the context that it had been written by Bernard Levin for Ned Sherrin's That Was The Week That Was, and I actually thought that I'd found the full text on the website of a literary magazine, The Foliate Oak, except that their poem on the subject (which I like very much) is credited to Mark J. Mitchell, and doesn't contain the quote that the DM article included.

Despite a YouTube search, the sketch 'There Is No Such Book As Paradise Lost' remains elusive...

Officially unofficial

Jul. 7th, 2015 08:00 am
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This journal is now officially unofficial. It's been great! Stay tuned for more official updates over on [site community profile] dw_news.

[ SECRET POST #3106 ]

Jul. 6th, 2015 07:03 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3106 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.

More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 048 secrets from Secret Submission Post #444.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Fanart of Bruce and Natka

Jul. 6th, 2015 05:55 pm
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SQUEEEEE!!!  Ari the Dodecahedron has posted fanart of  Bruce and Natka under the coffee table.  Note that this is a practice piece for using the tablet more, which is a terrific purpose for fanart.  :D

Monday, 6th July 2015

Jul. 6th, 2015 10:33 pm
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Posted by beck_liz

Do you have a Doctor Who community or a journal that we are not currently linking to? Leave a note in the comments and we'll add you to the who_daily reading list.

EDITOR'S NOTE: who_daily will not link fanfiction that does not have a header. For an example of what a "good" fanfic header is, see the user info. Please note, the fic must have a header with the fic, not just in the link post, in order to be added to the newsletter. Thank you.

Off-LJ Links
Doctor Who News: Peter Capaldi in Lego Dimensions

(News via via [info]blogtorwho, [info]tardisscanner, [info]og_news, among others.)
(For additional news, please visit: [info]googledw)

Fanfiction
Complete
All Your Life Before You (The Natural Course of Events Remix) by astrogirl2 (PG | Susan Foreman/Ace, First Doctor)
Men of Few Words by scripsi (All Ages | Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart)

Communities & Challenges
who_contest posts the banners for the "Classics" challenge winners
dwstills has voting for Challenge 42

If you were not linked, and would like to be, contact us in the comments with further information and your link.

Renay's 2015 Mid-Year Favorites

Jul. 6th, 2015 05:21 pm
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Hello, mid-2015! We meet again, mid-year, WAY TOO SOON! 2015's been an interesting year so far, full of a lot of things I thought I would love but didn't (Avengers!) and some things I love that I never expected (Bone Gap!). This is the time where I'd generally be going, "Oh no! HUGO DEADLINE!" but we all know what happened in that particular clubhouse, so I actually only need to read The Three Body Problem and I'll be done (it's gonna have to knock my socks off to get more than my third slot, though). It's opened up my opportunities for July for sure, as I head into the second half of the year.

September's looming. Is anyone else both excited/terrified for the books coming out in September? Even August is starting to make me a little nervous. Read more... )
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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

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After Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016, Marvel fans will get to see Doctor Strange hit the screen later that year. Now we have a report coming from Heroic Hollywood‘s El Mayimbe saying that Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Sherlock Holmes) has been offered a part to play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit Trilogy) as the leading lady.

Who could she be playing? Could it be Clea, the daughter of Prince Orini from the Dark Dimension? In the comics, she became his lover.

Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.

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Posted by Laura Sirikul

dimensions

LEGO Dimensions is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and YOU have a chance to get your hands on a gameplay demos, including a first look at Doctor Who gameplay, special events, photo ops, and poster giveaways.

Did I mention all of this is FREE?!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be showcasing LEGO Dimensions at the Hard Rock Hotel from Thursday through Sunday and will be having awesome events along the way!

People of all ages, no SDCC badge required, can come between 3 pm – 7 pm from Thursday, July 9th to Saturday, July 11th and 10am – 2pm on Sunday, July 12th to experience all of this:

  • Hands-On Gameplay – Fans can experience the merging of physical LEGO brick building and interactive console gameplay along with a mash-up of fan favorite characters and worlds in LEGO form by playing LEGO Dimensions.
    • First consumer playable experience with LEGO Dimensions
    • First Look at Doctor Who Gameplay
  • LEGO Dimensions Giveaways – All attendees will receive a LEGO Dimensions poster.  Those who play the demo will receive a Limited Edition LEGO Dimensions art print.
  • Cool Photo-Ops – with LEGO Scooby Doo and LEGO Gandalf!
  • Special Events– Special events will take place during the game showcase, including autograph signings and photo-ops with the following:
    • Thursday, July 9th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Bob Gale, co-writer, Back to the Future
    • Friday, July 10th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist
    • Saturday, July 11th, 3 – 7pm: Scooby Doo Photo-Op
    • Saturday, July 11th, 4 – 5pm: Autograph signing with LEGO Dimensions voice actors, including Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Laura Bailey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Travis Willingham (voice of Superman and Lex Luthor)
    • Sunday, July 12th, 10 – 2 pm: Scooby Doo Photo-Op
  • Pre-Order Gift With Purchase – Any attendee who pre-orders a LEGO Dimensions product from the GameStop kiosk at our event will receive an exclusive LEGO Dimensions t-shirt.

Follow LEGO Dimensions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for more up-to-date information during the weekend of Comic-Con.

LEGO Dimensions will be available on September 27th, 2015 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and the Wii U.

LEGOS

 

 

Writing meme

Jul. 6th, 2015 03:22 pm
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I haven't written a single thing this entire year, and I think I'm losing my mind as a result. Well, more of it. I can't promise this is actually going to result in writing, as I've had good intentions before, but...borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis, originally from Tumblr (alwaysbellamyblake).

Please comment with the number of a prompt, and a pairing. All fandoms in my profile are fair game, though some are more likely to result in fic than others. Crossover pairings welcome, but again... yeah. :)

1. “Come over here and make me.”
2. “Have you lost your damn mind!?”
3. “Please, don’t leave.”
4. “Do you…well…I mean…I could give you a massage?”
5. “Wait a minute. Are you jealous?”
Cut for very long list... )
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Posted by Aderyn

Eddison Tollett, known better by the name Dolorous Ed, has been the sole comic relief in the deserted frozen land that is the Wall. He is the embodiment of sarcasm and his black humor is enough to make anyone chuckle. Here are a few of his best quotes for you who may being having a long Monday.

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Posted by Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo, shared by Balmut to Observation Deck

By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.

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Posted by Tom Ley on The Concourse, shared by 99Telep☺dpr☹blems to Observation Deck

How are you enjoying #TrueDetectiveSeason2 so far? It’s okay, right? I don’t know, maybe it kind of sucks. Anyway, if you’re like me, you’ve spent a good chunk of the first three episodes being a little confused by the city-corruption storyline. We’ve been told that there are a lot of “deals being done” and a lot of “money changing hands,” but what exactly is going on? Why does the mayor of the Vinci live in a baller-ass mansion? Why is the city manager such a big deal? Is Vinci even a real place? Allow me to explain.

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