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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 109, Ghost in the Shell

Our trio of hosts return to discuss Ghost in the Shell, the newest live action feature based on the classic anime film of the same name. Between actual whitewashing and an overall half-assed attempt, the film doesn’t exactly deliver like the group had hoped.

Show Notes:

Joss Whedon – Batgirl

Peter David

1995 Anime

Original Manga

Cyberpunk

Neuromancer

Surrogates

Alien Covenant Trailer

Baby Driver Trailer

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 16, Stories From Comicon

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In which, Andrew and Joseph De Paul discuss stories from eight years of comic cons.  Hilarity ensues.  Be forewarned, due partly to the content and partly to the fact that they both attended SUNY Maritime College, this podcast is explicit.  Adult supervision is advised. Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Fan Outrage

I freely admit that bitching fanboy is a happy fanboy. In fact that is the first thing I ever said on this blog. I personally practice this on a regular basis, hence my reputation for a sunny disposition. There is, however, a limit to how much fans should become “outraged.” At what point do fans stop being the acceptable bitching fanboy and start to be something far more obnoxious and quite honestly detrimental to geeks as a whole?

To be clear, I’m not talking about the people who complain when a change is made to their favorite comic book. At ECCC, when asked what the public response was to bringing back Peter Parker, long-time Marvel writer Peter David said, “When Doc Ock took over, there were a ton of fan complaints. Now that Doc Ock is leaving, there are a ton of fan complaints.” In general, people don’t like change, and geeks are no exception. Eventually, the uproar over Spider-Man, just like with any other event, will die down and 99% of fans will either forget that the whole thing happened, or just not care. Of course there will be the diehards that won’t let it go, but the only reason the rest of us will remember them at all is by watching all the truly embarrassing YouTube videos they’ve put up. In years to come we can all sit back and laugh at their predictions of the death of the comic industry, all while we read a comic book.

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Random Thought Generator Episode 4, Emerald City Comicon & Convention Tips

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Today we’re talking Emerald City Comicon with Nick and Liz. Fresh from the convention, we dig into the convention experience for two brand new convention attendees. We had a great conversation about everything from planning and expectations to their final thoughts on the convention. After the conversation Andrew takes a few minutes to share convention going tips. Here’s a hint: shoes are a big deal.

 

Podcast Links:

Emerald City Comicon

Delilah Dirk

Captain Marvel (Strong female character)

Ms. Marvel (Strong female character)

C.B. Cebulski

Peter David

All-New X-Factor

ECCC Floor Map

Luke McKay

Balls 2 That

Level Up Your Life

Game of Thrones

Tamora Pierce

 

 

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