What a Difference a Letter Can Make!

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Sometimes one letter means all the difference in how a movie turns out!

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How Much Has Video Game Culture Changed?

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Video games have come a long way since the days where E.T. the Video Game took the world by storm.  Ok.  So maybe that never happened, but the point remains.  Just how MUCH has the world of gaming changed since millions of Atari cartridges featuring a Reese’s Pieces eating alien went into the landfill?

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Heroes, Villains and More Make Up This Makeup

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WOWZERS! You’ve got to check out makeup artist Natasha Morley (@chibinat) and how she can transform herself into some of our favorite heroes, villains, and monsters! If I had half of these skills I don’t think I would take so long to get ready in the morning – I hate how I always poke my eye out with mascara. AmIRight ladies? I don’t know how she has the patience to sit there and do this to herself, but we’re sure glad she does, because it’s absolutely stunning. Click after the break to see some of our favorite transformations like GROOT, ULTRON, and so much more.

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Podcast Reaction: I (Don’t Really) Love The 80s Edition

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Let’s try not to read too much into Ronald Reagan sharing a drink with Cobra Commander in this image.

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed the 80s.

Now, if I have a reputation around here, and I might, it may include how I am not much into nostalgia.  That was, like, my biggest barrier to really enjoying Ready Player One.  The big problem with nostalgia, I feel, is that it elevates stuff that maybe doesn’t deserve it.  I have no problem loving things from my childhood that hold up, but these things should be good in their own right, not good because I thought they were awesome when I was 8.

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Afternoon Funnies- You’re Going to Hell Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle.

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Aliens Considered

Starfire's people supposedly evolved from cats.  The X-Men's Shi'ar supposedly evolved from birds.  Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.
Starfire’s people supposedly evolved from cats. The X-Men’s Shi’ar supposedly evolved from birds. Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.

Most superheroes at some point deal with aliens.  Heck, many of them are aliens.  I’m looking at you, Superman.  The same holds true for science fiction that goes into space in any way, shape, or form.  In fact, space-based sci-fi that completely omits aliens might be more noteworthy than the ones that include them.  Aliens have a tendency to be silly at times when they aren’t handled right, and it is way too easy to not handle them right.  Glue a forehead ridge on an actor, give him a couple of odd quirks, and then call it a day.

Aliens in fiction offer too much of an opportunity to really stretch a creator’s creativity.  It is easy to see why so many would look down on aliens, so let’s consider some of the more successful attempts to create otherworldly races and cultures.

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Gabbing Geek 25: Old Enough To Rent A Car

Episode 25!!  If you had a penny for every episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast you'd have five nickels!
Episode 25!! If you had a penny for every episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast you’d have five nickels!

Holy smokes it’s the 25th episode of Gabbing Geek’s awesome podcast!  You should listen to it right now!

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