Daily Archives: 05/08/2012

Hijinks? They Ensue…

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Over at ace web comic Hijinks Ensue  – if you’re not reading it, how can you even consider yourself a proper nerd? – creative imagineer, Mac fancier and awesome dreamweaver Joel Watson is running an experiment with continuity in his comic which means that there’s never been a better time to hop on board and delight in his astute and hilarious observations on geek culture, out and out depravity and what not.  The only thing funnier than his comic is his podcast which went on hiatus as it was deemed likely to injure through excessive laughter and hilarity and so banned in several countries as it constituted a weapon of mass distraction.  True story.

It’s an “Avengers”-themed strip this week – go on, click through, you know you want to…

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Ant for my next trick…

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Via The Mary Sue (and Edgar Wright on Twitter).

As Edgar says – what can it mean?  And will it star Nathan Fillion, more to the point?  In this post-Avengers filmic world, the hot topic is how Marvel Studios intend to follow-up on the ludicrous, record-slaying success of the first movie.

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We have a sequel to “Iron Man” and “Thor” due in 2013 and Captain America in 2014 – the very earliest that we might expect to see an “Avengers” follow-up is 2015 and if Edgar’s cryptic Tweet is to be taken at absolute face value, his much-ballyhooed Ant Man movie might be nearer to being green-lit than previously thought.  Which would give us another suitable member of the “Avengers” squad to cheer on in a couple of years, all being well.

Who is Ant Man?  Marvel Wiki is your friend…

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He’s not a character devoid of controversy – but I would expect that kind of thing to be RetConned out of any filmic incarnation.  It’s okay for Tony Stark to have some alcohol intake problems if they serve the plot – but nobody really wants to see the next “Iron Man” play like an indirect sequel to Leaving Las Vegas, do they?  And I kind of doubt that Marvel are going to spend any of those “Avengers” takings on shooting a film where the lead character beats up his significant heroine other.

Edgar Wright?  A script by Joe Cornish? Crazy special effects and visual imagination running riot from one of the most exciting filmmakers of his generation?   Can I give you the ticket money now or do I have to wait on a list?

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Autumn Fires Burning

Greek Power Metal mania courtesy of Firewind

Further to yesterday’s “Support Your Scene!” post, I’m going to have to find myself an equivalent gig by an up-and-coming local/unsigned rock band to go to in September as I’ve just bought a ticket to see Greek Power Metallists Firewind in September, supported by German/Norse ethereal folk metal maestra Leaves Eyes.

Leaves Eyes – get some ‘beauty and the beast’ metal into your life…

I’ll be keeping an eye out for likely bands and report back when an opportunity to Support My Scene shows itself…

 

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