What you need to know about Guardians of the Galaxy, according to Marvel

Marvel released a prelude/comic tie-in for Guardians of the Galaxy in what I assume is an attempt to introduce people to these new characters. It might possibly have led to some more confusion. Maybe spoilers? It's some plot points for the movie, and some old plots from comics. » 7/30/14 11:36pm Yesterday 11:36pm

Invitation to Discuss: Shadow of Night & Book of Life [SPOILERS]

A couple of weeks ago I started and finished the first book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy of modern-ish witchery and other supernatural shenanigans, A Discovery of Witches. At the time I wrote a discussion post, I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the series because I had some ambivalence about certain… » 7/30/14 10:42pm Yesterday 10:42pm

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar has been released

I've embedded the trailer*, but the full 21 minute prelude to the feature length film about the first major Federation/Klingon war, staring Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, Michael Hogan, Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham & Alec Peters is now available on Kickstarter. If you like Star Trek you should watch it. » 7/30/14 10:23pm Yesterday 10:23pm

I still don't understand the hype for this: Sharknado 2

Welcome everybody to something I may try out later on.
As you know, I did a small post about hype a few weeks ago, and I want now to touch up on things that I still don't understand why they have so much hype for.

This time, Sharknado.

So,tonight the Syfy channel will air their new D movie Sharknado 2: The Second One,and… » 7/30/14 8:02pm Yesterday 8:02pm

Bored Teens Are Literally Just Setting Themselves on Fire for Fun

What won't teens do for a bit of excitement? If they're not overdosing on Jenkem or bubbling their way to a fever bordering on frenzy while at an after-school rainbow party, they're setting fire to themselves for the world to see. Way to go, teens of the world! We salute you! (Actually, we're quite concerned. Could… » 7/30/14 7:44pm Yesterday 7:44pm

How am I going to be an optimist about this: Sam Wilson as Captain…

A few weeks ago, Marvel Comics announced that the comic book character Sam Wilson, otherwise known as the Falcon, would be taking over as the iconic superhero Captain America. This news has been making waves as the change would make Sam the first canon-official black Captain America. » 7/30/14 7:02pm Yesterday 7:02pm

Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time is a must watch

You would think that chocolate is universal. Something that is everywhere, that everyone can enjoy. It's not. There are people who have never tried it, even the farmers who break their backs to harvest cocoa beans for a few cents in the Ivory Coast. Watch their faces light up when they eat it for the first time. » 7/30/14 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

Michael Rooker Dished About Playing Everyone's Favorite Racist

Wizard World Comic-con is coming to San Antonio for the first time this summer (cue the sound of thousands of nerds rejoicing)! The local alt-newspaper San Antonio Current has been on board from the beginning with convention season features, like one about anime convention San Japan and another about local cosplayers. » 7/30/14 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer's cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It's like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed… » 7/30/14 4:47pm Yesterday 4:47pm