one tiny thing that just struck me:
So I watched the two hour episode today, and at the end, I clapped. I had reservations when I first heard they were remaking an American Version of Sherlock. I’ve talked about it before, but the show and the flawless Lucy Liu and JLM won me over. Also, I am forever in love with Aiden Quinn. I didn’t know how I’d feel about toying with cannon, making Watson a lady. This is one show that’s getting it right. Some folks may hate on my for saying this. I’m alright with that, we all have rights to our opinions. But the stroke of brilliance, making Irene Adler BE Moriarty. The satisfaction when she says “What, you think men have the monopoly on murder?” I like seeing the female villian who is just as smart as Sherlock is. And it is ultimately Watson, who is able to bring her down. Because despite all of Sherlock’s brilliance, only SHE is the one who is able to see Moriarty for what she is, and her true weakness. She recognizes that she’s in love with Sherlock and how to stop her. Watson is the reason that Holmes doesn’t use when he’s tempted and in pain, not Irene. It is the strength of their friendship that is his salvation.
Rumors are going around the Yahoo is looking to buy Tumblr - and another companies have been sniffing around as well. It’s HATE to see it happen. I applaud Tumblr’s success, but while these companies may provide financial cloud, I feel like when it gets to the heart of things, they really miss the point. And for me, Tumblr is all about heart. It’s full of peope who are passionate about all sorts of things, and like sharing that with each other. I’m just curious how many other people feel the same way.
Good news everyone. Something is probably going to happen that you may not like. Whatever it is will get announced this coming Monday.
I really don’t want Yahoo to buy Tumblr.
This is a video of David Cross, circa 2004, ranting about Fox’s inability to market Arrested Development. Obviously the show has had over seven years to grow its rabid fan-base, but don’t let that take away from the fact that Netflix has magnificently executed the marketing of the show’s return. The escalation of the whole thing has been beautiful. Just when I feel as though I’ve hit a fever pitch, Netflix does something else, and I get even more excited. And there’s still 10 more days to go! It’s like, my God, what is this feeling? It’s like my heart is getting hard.
I am boundlessly excited for these new Arrested Development episodes.
Momma’s J-U-I-C-E box, y’all.
Reblog forever. I watched this show on DVD after it was cancelled. I just got around to rewatching it (one episode left) with my boyfriend for the first time. We’re both so excited about the new episodes. Netflix is coming out swinging and they’re showing people EXACTLY how you market this brilliant show. I’m so stoked we’ll get more time with the Bluths.
After the Supreme Court’s notorious Citizens United decision in 2010 that opened the way for corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns, all that new funding needed someplace to go where it would not be easily tracked. In response, the number of groups seeking 501(c)(4) status – which, in addition to the tax break, allows donors to remain anonymous – shot up to 3,400 in 2012.
The flood of applications overloaded the IRS processing system. It may be wrong that, in order to deal with the mountain of paperwork, the IRS functionaries began culling the applicants by looking for keywords such as “tea party” and “patriot,” but I suspect it had far less to do with political bias than it did with the fact that the majority of new groups were conservative. If someone were running a bogus political operation and wanted to attract corporate cash, they would probably pretend to be some kind of grass-roots tea party group. It is entirely understandable that an overwhelmed IRS bureaucrat would choose to look for questionable applicants in the most obvious places.
The fact is that none of the right-wing applicants were turned down, even though they are probably as engaged in partisan campaigning as Karl Rove or Jim Messina. A 501(c)(4) group is, by law, supposed to be a social welfare organization whose primary activity is not politics. Can anyone honestly say that about Rove or Messina or any of the many tea party organizations?
Sadly, after this so-called scandal has blown over and enough heads have rolled, the cowed IRS will be even more timid in denying tax-exempt designation to any front organization run by partisan political operatives and funded by corporate moneymen who want to keep their names out of the news.
DAVID HORSEY, writing in the Los Angeles Times, “The Real Scandal: IRS Gives Tax Exemptions to Political Partisans.”
What’s your badge name?
Where are you staying?
What day are you arriving/leaving?
Will you be cosplaying? What days? As whom?
Not sure yet. Last year my D&D group cosplayed our characters, which was super fun, but very hot.
I have a lot of ideas for things I’d love to cosplay, but given my overweight status and the fact that most female characters are not, I have a lot of social anxiety about cosplaying what I’d like to do.
One of these years I want to do a Clue group, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. I usually bring my 1960s version of Penguin.
Most likely, I’ll focus this year on dropping more weight, and make cosplaying costumes for my boyfriend. I think he’d make an excellent Captain Hook form Once Upon a Time.
There are a lot of characters I love. And given that Jim Butcher will be at con this year, I’d love to do a cosplay with the bf of some characters, but I don’t know which ones.
Who will you hang out with at the con?
The boyfriend, and friends mostly - the D&D group, the Whedontrack staff, other friends who I only see the 1-2 times a year at con. I’d like to make more plans to see friends this year. The last couple of years, coordinating schedules hasn’t worked very well.
Are you attending/participating in any public performances? (i.e Masquerade)?
I’ve done the Dr. Horrible Sing Along the last 4 years, but since they switched it to Saturday night, I’m going to give up my spot to let someone else do it. Although if they can’t find someone, I’ll probably fill in. And although she hasn’t asked me yet, if Megi wants me to help just the Whedontrack costume contest, I’d love to do that again.
What’s your goal(s) for the con this year?
I really want to meet Jim Butcher. I’d like to try some new events/panels this year. Meet some new friends. Do more gaming.