Today just turned out to be a day for weird fan fiction somehow. I don't try to have thematically similar posts, but sometimes the Cosmic Enforcers just seem to will it.
So anyway, YouTuber Real T. Dragon decided to direct a live cosplay of that one video where He-Man's even more gaily clad secret identity Prince Adam sings along to Four Non-Blondes. It's not as mind-melting as the versions of that meme which just repeat the chorus for hours on a loop - but it does have a female Furry as Cringer.
Which is something you just can't beat.More >>
The Walking Dead Season 4 - It's getting to where the quality of the shows themselves really don't matter so much when it comes to Blu-ray sales, as the McFarlane packaging alone is almost worth the cost. Last year it was floating heads in fishtanks (mine have grown an impressive layer of mold); this year, it's a tree zombie whose head and arm move when you pull the discs out, making it more articulated than most classic Spawn figures.
The show itself was iffier this season once it got rid of the Governor - the solo episodes are less fun, and the new characters en route to Washington haven't made much of an impression. Here's hoping Terminus itself will be more compelling than the build-up to it.More >>
There won't be a Weekend Hangover post on Monday, as Monday morning's list will be Liz Ohanesian's report from Power Morphicon. So let me try to throw as many items as I can out there now:
-Rob Liefeld just looks like he's blatantly feeding the trolls with that variant cover above.More >>
If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"
It finally happened.
I found the fanfic that broke me.
We're talking about a creation that severely impaired my own ability to read it.
So how bad could it be?More >>
My first real-life experience with death took place when I was about five years old. Apparently, while I was at kindergarten, one of my two hamsters decided he no longer liked his roommate, and proceeded to do his best Hannibal Lecter impression on him. My mother walked in and saw the surviving rodent elbows deep in his counterpart's entrails. As my home had a strict "No Cannibalism" policy, she felt it was necessary to dispose of the offending creature before he busted out a nice Chianti. Her method of execution was to take the hamster, put it in a mason jar, and heave it as far as she could into the woods (sorry PETA, but this took place 30 years ago, so the statute of limitations is long past). As I walked off the bus, my sister, absolutely delighted with the thought of delivering me disastrous news, ran down to tell me the tale of the untimely deaths of both of my beloved pets. I walked the rest of the way home from the bus crying my eyes out when to my surprise, I saw my hamster was walking up the street towards my house. It was a Christmas miracle in October, that is until my mom assured me that it was not my dead hamster, scooped him up, put him in another mason jar, SEALED it this time with a lid, poked holes in the lid so it wouldn't die relatively painlessly by asphyxiation and could instead starve to death, and then launched him once more into the woods.
I've seen the new Sin City, and while I'm not allowed to express anything resembling a reaction or review until opening day, I think it's okay to say that it made me really want a video game set in that universe. Grand Theft Auto in Sin City - perfect, right?
But I'll take a Final Fight version too - and while this video isn't playable, it does make me imagine the good times. To be truly Frank Millerish, though, it needs constant dialogue interjections, even if only in text form, that read like things hungover people say. Like...
"No games. God damn."
"She played my game good."
"Head pounding. Knife in my guts. Pass the Nintendo."
See? Not that hard. But that's not the only Sin City video I have for you today, and the second one is, uh, quite something...More >>
Yeah, that's a weird one. I mean, we expected the Disney owned, family friendly P&F to cross over with Marvel and Star Wars because synergy. But Shaun of the Dead?
Now, to be fair, Simon Pegg only says Shaun and Ed will be on the show. It could be pre-movie versions, before Ed's a zombie, or before any zombies have been encountered, for that matter. But what would be the point of that? It'd be like having Bruce Campbell voice a young 1980 S-Mart intern named...oh, okay, that would actually be pretty cool. Never mind.
Clever editing, plus Linkin Park and extra 'splosions - it's still better than Bay's Liebesman's TMNT.
Though we probably shouldn't even joke - if we can get Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, Michael Bay's Up is not out of the realm of possibility for realz.More >>
Okay, so it's pretty cool that when '80s Skeletor voice Alan Oppenheimer met '00s Skeletor voice Brian Dobson, they teamed up to make a cartoon together in which their differeing interpretations meet. It'd be better still if it weren't such a blatant toy commercial, but to be honest...when have He-Man cartoons NOT been that?
Anyway, this is also a reminder that Masters of the Universe toy subscriptions for 2015 close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, and this is pretty much the last year it's likely to happen, as it's the one where they finally, really promise to crank out remakes of the remaining vintage figures. If it fails, they'll probably still sell the ones they've already revealed somehow, but notably not among those is Saurod, the reptilian bounty hunter from the Dolph Lundgren movie. And I really want Saurod. Would you deprive me of that? Of course you would - why should you care what bits of plastic I own? But subscribe anyway.
Watch Skeletors now...More >>
That's not intended to be the main take-home from this short featuring Mandalorian hipster punk chick Sabine, but it's the most obvious one to longtime fans, as she grafittis a TIE Fighter and they fail to do much about it.
I bet the big surprise in JJ Abrams' new movie is that one of the new troopers actually kills somebody. Somebody who promptly comes back as a Force ghost, of course.More >>