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This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
“No one cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.” – Perry White. Emotions are at an all time high as Andrew, Tracy, and Dude discuss Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Dude loves it, Tracy hates it, and Andrew is… meh. Ultimate takeaways: Wonder Woman rocks, pacing is slow, and everyone would like to see more emotion from Superman.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
iFanboy’s BvS podcast
Rotten Tomatoes review board (yes, it’s below The Room in average reviews)
Erik Larson’s Dead Wake
George R. R. Martin The Ice Dragon
Hello again, folks. In my last post I talked about a subject near and dear to my heart: war games, both table top miniatures and board games. I also noted the absence of women and girls as players on these games. I set out to see if I could glean a reason for this phenomenon, and had a couple of female gamers place a war game called Command and Colors Ancients.
To me this is an interesting subject to talk about because it seems to be one of those few things, even with the current trend of girls and women entering what were mostly male activities and hobbies, that is still mostly untouched by females. While I don’t think there really is a nature vs nurture fight (this is to say I don’t think it can be 100% one or the other: it is likely both) I do think every now and again we run face first in to the wall of nature. It just might be that war games offer just that wall, but also a window to which we can look at ourselves. Continue reading
In which, Andrew and Dude (who has finally learned his name) nerd out hardcore discussing all the Star Trek series finales. They discuss the Next Generation team of the future, agreeing that “old Picard” is the best part of the DS9 finale; Andrew delves into his own distant past for relevant stories. They take a brief detour into a conversation about Gene Roddenberry’s vision for Star Trek. The ultimate takeaway from this episode is that Romulans always suck.