The new Thundercats series has been on the air for just about a year now; and it looks like Cartoon Network is already looking to cancel it. This is a shame, not only is Thundercats one of the few shows on CN that is actually a cartoon; but is one of only a handful of quality animated shows at all on the air today. I’m talking today with Marisha Ray of Save The Thundercats who is spearheading the campaign to save this show and others like it.
Pure Nerd Nip: Marisha; when exactly did it come to light that the network may be canceling T-cats? On the surface everything looks good, new episodes are rolling out regularly and the over-arching story has never been as focused as it is right now; what happened?
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After a full day of Star Trekking, Stan Leeing, and Bruce Campbelling I skipped the Geek Nation after party as I was just too wiped out. I drove back in a homewardish direction and stopped off at a local pizza/sports bar for a slice and a drink. The assortment of baseball, basketball, and for whatever reason softball games on the screens held no interest for me; however the Stan-Lee (see what I did there?) Cup finals were on one solitary screen. However, to see that screen I had to stare thru a table of a gaggle of college girls; the type that would normally frequent a sports bar on a saturday night. After several minutes of intense staring at the screen one girl whispered to another who quickly turned around looked at me and rolled her eyes.
Now I’m certainly no Chris Hemsworth (if you want to see him check out my full day coverage of Philly Con) but I’m not the worst thing to look at either.
Two things ladies:
A- I’m watching the hockey game not staring at your boobs; you’re gossipy high pitched woo’s are no match for brutal non-stop action and
B- I’ve literally just spent all day around girls dressed in leather and spandex, if really anything at all; representing some of the most well developed characters in popular literature; frankly you are boring by comparison.
That is all; stay nerdy my friends.
Happy Geek Pride/Star Wars/Towel/Disc Day! That’s a lot of geeky love to show, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet; go out, do something geeky, and be proud of it! Being a nerd is all about being unashamedly passionate about what you LOVE! Enjoy the below gallery of me at some of my geekiest moments; hopefully it inspires you to do likewise! Stay nerdy my friends.
I come across a fair amount of geeky and punny material everyday in my keeping up with keeping up. I’ve wanted to post some of it here but didn’t want to clog up actual writting with a bunch of random images.
The solution? Tumblr (it had to be good for something right)!
Check it out PNN Tumblr Should get a few geeky laughs a day from it!
i’ll try to get a sticky so that this blog displays the latest image from the tumblr, but in the meantime please forgive the site appearance as I get the theme and options and whatnot worked out; enjoy and feel free to post anything that you come across yourselves!
Now we as nerds have been known to, on occasion, geek out about things. If you combine our obsessions with our excitability one can quickly find themselves with a new hobby. Who among us hasn’t wanted to wield a broadsword after seeing Lord of the Rings or brandish a bullwhip with Indiana Jones level of precision or, hell, join the Marines after exiting 300?
I personally caught myself driving home on my bike at 120 mph after seeing The Dark Knight, started fencing as a lifelong reaction to The Princess Bride and have lofty ambitions of designing a full set of armor inspired by Game of Thrones!
However the geek activity du jure is the summer of archery! Between The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Brave, & Arrow you can’t turn on a movie without a badass flourishing some fletching. The Los Angeles Times featured an article earlier this year saying that sales of archery equipment is up over 20% for the year; with attendance at the National Field Archery Assn.’s World Cup tournament up 40% from the year before. Whether we want to admit it or not, Hollywood plays a big part in showcasing and highlighting trends that then became mainstream. Pre-Hunger games, Pre-Lord of the Rings archery was the domain of hunters and renaissance re-enactors. Today, the Games paints it as sleek and a tool of rebellion, LOTR as smart and lithe, Brave as a symbol of independance, Hawkeye as precise and powerful, and Arrow as vengence personified in patience. With so many shades and some of the biggest franchises in history backing it, it’s no surprise that archery is putting up some very big numbers as “hunger games fever” (as it has been so affectionately dubbed at my local range) is poised to enter it’s third month with no signs of slowing down. Classes are filling up hours in advance and even for long time members parking and range time is at a premium.
Ah my little nerdlings; what a geeky week it’s been! May the Fourth (be with you) was friday; and the internet was ablaze with appropriately cheesy star wars puns.
However the real treat of the week was today; Free Comic Book Day! That’s right, for the past decade on the first saturday of May, thousands of comic shops around the world participate in Free Comic Book Day; a day dedicated to celebration and awareness of our favorite graphic arts!Some publishers use this day to tastelessly promote to a captive audience (DC: the NEW new 52 preview), some use it as smart additional supplemental material for film cross promotion (Marvel: Spiderman Season 1 and Avangers: Ultron .1), some use it as a fan appreciation day, offering exclusive storylines to their loyal readers (Dark Horse: Buffy/Guild or Star Wars/Serenity combo books), others use it as a sounding board for upcoming titles (like Zombie Kid, sold out in 2 hours where I went for the day), and most still realize the true spirit of the day, which is to introduce a new generation of readers to their books and keeping the kid/funny books alive (like Megaman, Sonic, and the Smurfs just to name a few from this year).
However, I think the REAL standout this year was Archaia’s Mouse Guard. They used this year’s FCBD to really show off. Beautifully bound in hard cover with a touching new mouse guard tale; this books presentation and content truly blew me away!