Let’s face it most superheroes are basket cases. You really want to date one. Trust me. Or just watch this week’s clip. Enjoy!
Remember last week’s blow up with Games Workshop and “Space Marine” and it’s resolution. Good. But here’s the problem. The Internet has a very short attention span.
Let’s face it. Games Workshop has pulled similar crap in the past and well pretty much nothing long term has happened. The same is true for the any other trademark bully. There’s a quick blow up on the Internet. Things change a bit in one situation then it everything goes quiet until the next incident.
So this I say to you citizens of the Internet. Do not forget the tale of the space marine. M.C.A. Hogarth has Spots the Space Marine back up on Amazon. That is a victory. But how long before something like this happens again?
Creators have every right to protect their IP. But attempting to trademark common terms and then going after much smaller content producers is just wrong. As a consumer there’s not much you can do other than vote with your wallet and raise your tiny fist in anger. So remember the space marine.
I’m sure Batman put a lot of thought in picking the voice that sounds like he smokes five packs of cigarettes a day. But it might not have gone down quite like this. But then again it’s more interesting than watching Alfred voice coach Bruce Wayne. Any way sit back and have laugh.
Sat down and watched the new Arrow series on The CW. I’m still kind on the fence on this one.
Some of the dialog is a bit melodramatic and there just feels like there’s something missing. But pilot episodes of any series seem to kind of suck. They’re busy getting the ground work laid rather than developing any of the characters or sublplots. So that’s sort of expected.
It’s good seeing another gritty superhero tale. Of course, if I see on boxing glove arrow, I’m out of there. But there’s plenty of potential here to keep my fan boy curiosity growing.
There’s a lot we know. It’s been confirmed that Huntress will become a reoccurring character. We know that John Barrowman )Captain Jack Harkness Torchwood/Dr. Who) will be playing “A Well Dressed Man”. But there hasn’t been any real confirmation exactly who this character is. There’s been the lots of fan speculation. I’ll go ahead throw out my own little fan boy wish. Bruce Wayne. It may sound crazy but there is this little tidbit from The Nerdist Podcast. It’s about 20 minutes in and that speculation is thrown out there and the only response is a little nervous laugh and silence. But in my rational mind, I don’t think DC would throw such a bid name character in there. It’s much more likely that it will be Maxwell Lord or Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. Now I know that IMDB has Jeffery C. Robinson as Deathstroke but Mr. Robinson’s other work has been as a stunt double. So one actor for “civilian” clothes and another for the super villain version. Why not?
Will Diana Lance become the Black Canary? Let’s Black Canary is a major character in Green Arrow lore. But maybe that’ll be a plot line for Season 2.
Then there’s Paul Blackthorne from the ill fated Dresden Files Series. There are moments when I’m thinking Harry Dresden meets Green Arrow. Wow, doesn’t that sound like a crazy bit of fan fiction.
All in all, I’d say give it a few more episodes and see what happens. It’s too early to tell whether this will be a real winner. But I’ll try to be optimistic.
Ain’t it neat when a new game store opens up and I know it doesn’t happen that often. But hell, a new one is coming to Austin. North Austin and right in my neck of the woods. Mothership Books & Games look like they are going for the complete geek package. A 20 station LAN, comic books, books, collectible and tabletop games and RPG’s, geek swag and food and drinks. They’re supposed to open up August 15 and I know I’ll be stopping by there.