This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Mar 17 2017

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, nerds! Let’s get down to Geek biz!

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TEPID MARVEL GEEKING:

For anyone who follows this blog, you may have noticed that I was extremely excited for the premier of Marvel’s new Iron Fist Netflix show…but alas, the past two weeks of early reviews have crushed my spirits, along with my anticipation. Almost all the reviews from outlets that received screener copies of the first six episodes were negative. However, none of that changes the fact that today is the day Danny Rand punches his way into our TV screens…and more importantly, the day Colleen Wing kick-fights her way into our hearts. If you’re like me, you’re just going to get lots of wine, buckle down, and watch this thing, hoping and praying for lots and lots of Colleen/ Claire Temple scenes, because at least those can’t be a disappointment, right? RIGHT?!

Colleen Wing

Yes, Colleen. So badly. (Source: Giphy)

GODS GEEKING:

This week, the trailer for the American Gods TV show aired, and OH MY GODS! It looks amazing! The premiere date is April 30th, on Starz, and I have nothing more to say. Well, that’s a lie; I always have more to say, but in this case, it’s mostly incoherent excitement. Go watch the trailer and share my joy!

TABLETOP GEEKING:

It has recently come to my attention that the CIA uses board games for training. What’s more, these games actually sound pretty awesome! In an article from Popular Mechanics, it was reported that David Clopper, Senior Collection Analyst at the CIA, got bored with traditional training methods in 2008, and decided to incorporate his love of video- and tabletop gaming into the learning process. The result is a game called Collection, which is apparently something like the wildly popular game Pandemic. The point of Collection is to collect crtitical intelligence in order to solve three problems around the world. There can be up to seven people per team, although each team must contain at least a political, military, and economic analyst.

I really love that this just seems like putting together an excellent D&D party, except in a real-world super-serious CIA setting. I also love how nerdy this is. The full article (HERE) is a very interesting read, and I highly recommend it!

 

That’s about it for this week. Celebrate (or binge watch) wisely, if that is what you are doing tonight for Saint Patrick’s Day/ Iron Fist day. And of course, keep it geeky!

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Mar 10 2017

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Happy Friday! This Week in Geek, lots of stuff happened, including the fact that my life has mostly been taken over by the release of the Nintendo Switch/ Zelda: Breath of the Wild (she said, surprising no one). Let’s get to it, shall we?

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MEDIEVAL ZOMBIE GEEKING:

Netflix has announced that it’s making an eight-part zombie series set in medieval Korea (get the skinny here). I love zombies, and I always will–and medieval zombies? Running amok in the midst of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty? SIGN ME UP I WILL WATCH THIS! This sounds to me like such an exciting spin on a genre that, while I love it, can sometimes be a little…tired. But help me out here, internet. I saw this on Monday afternoon, and I got really excited–and then I told my circle of pals and none of them freaked out! So please be excited about this show with me?

ASGARDIAN FOLLICLE GEEKING:

So, Entertainment Weekly granted us our first look at Thor: Ragnarok (here), and there are two extremely significant things to note here:

  • Thor has gotten a hair cut, which is exciting and working for me in a big way
  • Cate Blanchett, hallowed be her name, is playing Marvel’s first female villain, Hela, and she looks like my Goth Queen. Seriously, everything about the way she looks is my aesthetic #goals, and it doesn’t hurt that apparently she trained in capoeira for this role. Also of note, her stunt double is Zoe Bell, a favorite of mine ever since I saw her in Grindhouse.
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Hela (Cate Blanchett) Source: Entertainment Weekly

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Hela (Cate Blanchett)
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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GEEKING:

Star Trek: Discovery has cast it’s captain, and he is every Slytherin’s dad! Jason Isaacs will play Captain Lorca, and I am stoked for this–but I am honestly just more stoked to see Sonequa Martin Green and Michelle Yeoh in the starring roles, because the only thing I love more than representation is representation is space! And also, I am a big fan of Michelle Yeoh for her time as a Bond girl who didn’t take no guff, and I continue to root for Sasha every week on TWD. I sincerely hope they insubordinate Captain Lorca on the regular! Get more info from Entertainment Weekly, here.

JUST MORE NINTENDO GEEKING:

Presented without comment: since the release of the Nintendo Switch, apparently porn traffic has gone way down. The only exception to this is that searches for Zelda-themed porn have gone up. If you want more information, Mashable is the place to go.

 

And on that note, fellow geeks, I think I’ll wish you all a good weekend. May you all have as good of a time as my videogame boyfriend Nathan Drake is having in this here GIF:

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Mar 03 2017

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I’m going to be real with you. A few things have happened This Week in Geek (some more casting announcements for the various comic book TV adaptations, Space X announcing they’re sending people to the moon in 2018)…but none of that really matters, because it’s finally here, folks. THE NINTENDO SWITCH HAS ARRIVED! And, subsequently, TODAY IS ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD DAY! So, if you’re curious about the other things that happened this week, check out these links. If you, like me, are just super stoked and ready to go save Hyrule, may I humbly suggest we take a page out of Spongebob’s notebook?

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Feb 24 2017

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Hello. Lots of geek things happened! Are you ready? I’m excited. Let’s do this thing.

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SPACE GEEKING

Listen, the discovery of seven (SEVEN!!!) earth-like planets is likely the coolest thing that will happen in any of our lifetimes, barring the robot apocalypse (which is also scary, but whatever). These planets, now known as the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, could *potentially* support life, and despite the fact that they are about 40 light-years away, I am ready to take an interplanetary field trip. Get all of the amazing space-deets here.

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Me, going to space
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MORE COMIC BOOK TV GEEKING

  • Marvel’s Inhumans TV show just announced that Iwan Rheon, aka Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones, will be playing Maximus. I have precisely zero idea what Inhumans is, or who Maximus is, but heck, I’m about this comic-books-on-TV lifestyle, and Rheon is a solid actor, so I am here for this! Get the low-down here.
    • Also, for anyone curious, according to Wikipedia, “The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.” High fives for googling to increase nerd-knowledge!
  • In more comic-books-on-TV news, it has been announced that Jamie Chung will play Blink on Matt Nix’s as yet untitled X-Men show. I abso-damn-loutely love the X-Men, so I am mad stoked for this, as the kids say. More info here.
Me, rejoicing over the amount of comic book adaptations coming out. Source: Giphy

Me, rejoicing over the amount of comic book adaptations coming out.
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STAR WARS GEEKING

The first cast photo of the new Star Wars Han Solo film was released this week, and I am PUMPED UP. The cast includes my queen Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys Targaryen, my king, Donald Glover (as friggin’ young Lando, it’s PERFECT!), and  young actor Alden Ehrenreich, who I’ve never heard of, but makes an excellent young Han Solo nonetheless. GAZE UPON IT’S MAGNIFICENCE (and if you want, slightly more details here).

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Alright gang, that’s it for now. Keep geeking!

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Feb 17 2017

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Oh hai there! This week in geek: pocket monsters, taco weddings, cannibals, and Asgardian roommate woes. Intrigued? Let’s get to it.

Be the sloth princess you always knew you could be. Source: Giphy

Be the sloth princess you always knew you could be.
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POKÉMON GO GEEKING:

I’m going to lead in a bit strongly here, but just go with it. If you do not like Pokémon, I’m cordially inviting you to go eat a whole big bowl of butts. I love Pokémon. It is a major pass time of mine, and also my unofficial form of therapy (as I once wrote about here on The Mary Sue). Anyhow, my point here is that I have been playing Pokémon Go with a fiery fervor since it came out the day before my birthday, and unlike some of you quitters out there, I have not stopped. AND NOW, GEN 2 HAS BEEN RELEASED, SO PLEASE GET OUT OF MY WAY, I HAVE A CHIKORITA TO CATCH! There were also a lot of other changes made my favorite pocket monster app, including more candy bonuses, gendered Pokémon (which means breeding is gonna happen soon, guys!), and more berry types. See all the details over here on this fabulous article from Forbes.

Me RN, tbh Source: Giphy

Me RN, tbh
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JASON MOMOA GEEKING:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I love Jason Momoa. Therefore, I was very excited to see that he an Keanu will be starring in a Mad Max type movie about cannibals and feminism and dystopia. I am not so big on cannibals, but everything else about this, I love. Check the trailer out here, and make up your own mind. The movie will be called The Bad Batch, which I think is a fantastic title, and I’m cautiously optimistic. Also, that was pretty much all the excuse I needed to share some of my excessive amounts of Momoa-GIFS.

Wrong movie, but whatever, it's still a great GIF Source: Giphy

Wrong movie, but whatever, it’s still a great GIF
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So dreamy wow I am slain
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ASGARDIAN ROOMMATE GEEKING:

Like the rest of the MCU-loving world, I am extremely stoked for the next Thor movie. So stoked, in fact, that I joyously spent my Valentine’s Day gorging on sushi and watch Thor 2: The Dark World, but that’s really just some bragging on my part, and mostly unrelated to this. What is related, though, is that a new short video of Thor and his human roommate, Darryl, was released, and it’s comedic gold. Watch it here, and be prepared to suffer from a case of the LOLs.

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I like this video. Another!
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TACO GEEKING, I GUESS?

I admit to being somewhat flabbergasted by this, but I guess you can get married in a Taco Bell now? I’m sharing this, because like many good geeks, I enjoy stuffing myself full of super-cheap Taco Bell fare, and then wallowing in shame as I absorb the calories into my sedentary, video-game playing body. Anyhow, should this be of interest to you, it looks like the true fans of Fourthmeal can now tie the knot in the Vegas location of Taco Bell, and even get a hot sauce packet bouquet (that part sounds pretty neat, if I’m honest). Get all the deets here.

 

 

That’s it for now. Later, skaters–keep it geeky!

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