Friday, February 12, 2016

Link Round-Up: Deadpool

Deadpool by Mike Mahle

Interview: Deadpool writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick on taking risks, & sequels

Interview: Deadpool's T.J. Miller Knows Exactly How To Answer Comic Questions

Interview: GQ Cover Star Ryan Reynolds on Filming Deadpool and Life as a Father

Interview: POP! exclusive interview with Deadpool

Interview: Ryan Reynolds & TJ Miller on Deadpool, marketing, Hugh Jackman

Interview: Yahoo Movies interviews Rhett Reese screenwriter for Deadpool.

News: Deadpool 2 Is Already in Development With the Original Writers

Link Round-Up: February 12, 2016

Boba by Rayshchuck

9 Quick Facts That You Might Not Know About Quentin Tarantino Movies

Anthony at the Castalia House Blog puts his finger on a problem with the Potterverse in “So You Made It Into Hufflepuff”.  Vox Day, pointing to the post in “The Shortchanging of House Hufflepuff”, extended the critique.  Of course, what everyone forgets is that Huffpuffs are the sexual dynamos of the Wizarding world.

Discworld Artist to Sculpt a Statue of Terry Pratchett

Get an Early Look at the 2016 Lego Ninjago Line-up Ahead of Toy Fair

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play to Be Published as a Book

The smuggler in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from the original Star Wars who refers Obi-Wan to Chewbacca has been known for years as BoShek. But despite having an action figure of the character, the actor playing him was unknown. With help from the Rebel Scum forum, Billy Jensen was able to use social media detective work to track him down.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

We're Entering a Golden Age of Space Tourism Propaganda

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 12, 2016

Rodolfo Reyes

Comic Round-Up: February 11, 2016

Andy Fairhurst

Interview:  Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, on setting out to make a feminist Calvin and Hobbes.

Interview:  Dave Ortega talks about what he’s reading now, which graphic novels he wishes were better known, and coming to graphic novels late in life.

Interview:  Lucy Knisley talks about her graphic memoirs

Interview: Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk about their latest collaboration, First Friends, a graphic novel about friendship and bullying that draws on Hale’s own childhood experiences.

Interview:  Writer David Shapiro and artist Christopher Herndon are working on a graphic novel about Ammon Bundy and his followers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Link Round-Up: February 11, 2016

Having fallen down the rabbit hole of British colonial cinema history, I thought to share some of the wonderful discoveries with you.

This Lego Paper Airplane Factory Is Wonderfully Over-Complicated

Nerdy analytic overthinking? The economics of the Death Star and the legal case of Han vs. Greedo. Ask those hard questions like are the Jedi overrated? and of course is Jar Jar the big boss?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World‘s Honest Trailer Reminds Us All to Re-Read the Source Material

Star Wars and Sci-Fi Fans Should Drool Over This Modern Speeder Concept

WRITE YOUR OWN FANTASY GAME FOR YOUR MICROCOMPUTER (PDF) is a beautifully illustrated guide to programming (what else) fantasy roleplaying games on early personal computer hardware, along with its companion WRITE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE PROGRAMS (also PDF), covering text adventures. Hat tip to the game design Tumblr Put Games Here for the original link.

If you're interested in other computer game fan material from the same era, the site has a wide range of scans: hand drawn and screenshot composited game maps, game advertisements, hardware pics, tape inlays for games, and magazines among other things.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 10, 2016

Luke Butland

Interview:  Gil Deacon talks to Neil Gaiman.

Interview:  Illustrator Sonny Chargualaf, who teaches art at John F. Kennedy High School in Guam, talks about his work as artist on the graphic novel The Dark Reaches: Volume 1

Interview: Ryan Reynolds reveals his next priority is to get an X-Force movie done

Interview:  Roz Chast talks about her life and work as a New Yorker cartoonist on the Design Matters podcast.

Interview: Three women who work for Marvel Comics — director of content and character development Sana Amanat and editors Katie Kubert and Emily Shaw — discuss their work life, why they chose comics, and what they are reading these days.

Link Round-Up: February 10, 2016

I’m being torn apart.

A The Force Awakens and Inside Out Mash-Up featuring Kylo Renn

A Fine Mess: How Not to Assert Your Copyright in the Youtube Age: "A week ago, one of the more popular YouTube organizations, Fine Bros Entertainment, run by brothers Benny and Rafi Fine, announced a new scheme to license out its React brand and video format on a profit-sharing basis.  The endeavor backfired spectacularly, mostly because people felt that the Fine Bros were profiteering and aiming to exploit the creativity of others."

He’s boring; he’s unrelatable. He wears his underwear on the outside. But is that the real problem of Superman? It’s a problem that has less to do with the character himself and more to with DC Comics, which found itself stuck with a flagship character it thought needed fixing. In trying, it broke him nearly beyond repair.  Zack Snyder, however, will deny that the character needs fixing. After all, he didn't change Superman from his true canon version.

New Software Can Actually Edit Actors' Facial Expressions A new software, from Disney Research in conjunction with the University of Surrey, may help cut down on the number of takes necessary, thereby saving time and money. FaceDirector blends images from several takes, making it possible to edit precise emotions onto actors’ faces.

Not enough graduates know about Freudian subtext in Alien 3, say employers

The Only Cool Way to Ride a Hoverboard is as the Flying Cloud from Dragon Ball

R2-D2 Gets the Sarcastic Subtitles He so Richly Deserves

Watching a Homemade Tank Get Built Is Totally Awesome

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