Weerd Attic

Favorite Marvel movie? Winter Soldier.  Tight drama and action.  Second? Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Plot and character counts. Really enjoyed it.

8of5:

A few panels from the UK Star Trek comic strips published in the 1960s and 70s, showing some of the weird, wonderful, and darn right beautiful artwork from the series.

It was hoped that following IDW’s publishing of the US newspaper comic strips over the last couple of years, they would continue the series with a couple of books collecting the UK strips. 

Alas these books have yet to surface, and according to a recent blog by Star Trek comic collector Rich Handley (who worked on the newspaper strip reprint books) it seems IDW might not be going ahead. Rich has called for a campaign to alert IDW of the demand for these, including encouraging fans to write to IDW to let them know. I echo Rich’s request; these amazing and rare comics deserve to be seen by a wider audience. Come on IDW, make it happen!

On the ground AND in the ocean?  May the Great Bird smile on the UK.

dkc2:

Well I know reason #1

Reason #2: He’s apparently Batman, and we know how emotionally detached that guy is.

dkc2:

Well I know reason #1

Reason #2: He’s apparently Batman, and we know how emotionally detached that guy is.

(via ninasplaylist)

This episode gets a little deeper every time I think about it.  

(Source: fairestoswin, via fuckyeahjenna-louise)

mattfractionblog:

when pizza dog won the eisner, thomas lennon was the guy that gave me the thing on stage. he complimented my suit. i am still kicking myself for not saying “i had the 240. i had to have the pudding.” in response.

Possibly the greatest sketch comedy bit ever recorded.

dickgrayzon:

How to spot a fake geek guy:

  • says robin is useless
  • says aquaman is useless
  • worships batman bc batman is invincible
  • doesn’t “understand” superman because he’s not relatable or interesting
  • makes “hero vs hero” posts
  • probably smells like axe

(via ninasplaylist)

Clara Oswald in ‘Time Heist’ (x)

That. Suit.

(Source: fyjennalouisecoleman, via fuckyeahjenna-louise)

tonybalogna:

The first space shuttle built was supposed to be named Constitution. However, thanks to a successful petition, it was named Enterprise instead after the famous Constitution-class starship from Star Trek.
She was unveiled this Constitution Day in 1976.

As I understood (and admittedly I could be wrong) the good folks at NASA initially intended the first actual space-worthy shuttle to be named Enterprise, but the fan outpouring scuttled their plans.  Had the test vehicle been the Constitution and the first one after Enterprise, she would have gone to space AND better reflected fandom.  
Sometimes we get what we ask for and forget there may be smarter geeks than us making decisions.  

tonybalogna:

The first space shuttle built was supposed to be named Constitution. However, thanks to a successful petition, it was named Enterprise instead after the famous Constitution-class starship from Star Trek.

She was unveiled this Constitution Day in 1976.

As I understood (and admittedly I could be wrong) the good folks at NASA initially intended the first actual space-worthy shuttle to be named Enterprise, but the fan outpouring scuttled their plans.  Had the test vehicle been the Constitution and the first one after Enterprise, she would have gone to space AND better reflected fandom.  

Sometimes we get what we ask for and forget there may be smarter geeks than us making decisions.  

(via fantastic-nonsense)

This illustrates something very important that has happened since the 50th Anniversary special.  Nine, Ten, and Eleven have all suffered under the burden of being a monster having destroyed their people and the Daleks to save the universe.  Each of them demonstrate a factor that demonstrates that guilt: from Nine’s pacifism to Ten’s desire to become “Time Lord victorious” and shape the universe to his will, to Eleven manipulating and using his childish demeanor to hide very dark acts.  Keep in mind that’s around a thousand years of life if we include Trenzalor (during which the Doctor tries to atone).  Now though, now The Doctor is free of that burden.  He is neither the executioner of Gallifrey nor a man at the end of his journey.  No hiding, no covering up, no lying.

And possibly more dangerous than Eleven dreamed of.

(Source: faithful-viewer)

nprfreshair:

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins Fresh Air to talk about his new novel, Wolf in White Van, his dark adolescence, and the best part of his job: 

"I hang out and sign records for an hour or two hours every night and I like to hear as many people’s stories as I can, because if somebody wants to share their story with me, I want to honor that. … But if you’re hearing a bunch of [stories], it gets very intense. It’s a lot.

I feel a duty. … I really think there’s a lot of music you can use to heal and save yourself. It’s not like I have some magic power and I reached inside somebody and said, “Oh, you didn’t know this about yourself until I wrote this song.” That’s not true. What I did is I made a thing, and somebody who needed to find something found mine and chose to meet me out on that ground.

It’s this area of communication that is unique to music, I think. That’s a choice that the listener makes to share that part of themselves with the artist who hopefully shared part of himself. … It’s very intense to have those sorts of conversations, have people sharing stuff that may be a secret, but I try to be worthy of it. It’s an honor. I’ve worked a lot of jobs — this is the best one.”

(via npr)

Two take-aways from my first rewatch of “Purple Rain” since 1984:

1) Wow, that’s a whole lot of misogyny for being such a great soundtrack.

2) My 19 YO daughter was NOT impressed I knew all the words to “Darling Nikki.”

Bill Hicks, Revelations (1993)

(Source: real-hiphophead, via urmirandawrites)

gameraboy:

The Bionic Woman

Not my beloved wife, but definitely the first woman I fell in love with.  I was three.

gameraboy:

The Bionic Woman

Not my beloved wife, but definitely the first woman I fell in love with.  I was three.

(via adventuretom)