calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Dracula's brides)
I am truly beyond thrilled with all that I received for [community profile] fandom_stocking this year.

To sum up, I received:

-Two beautiful banners/book covers from [ profile] lost_spook, for the Yuletide story I wrote for her, as well as two icons (and two others to share because they’re fantastic) for Dracula (1968). I’ll see if I can put the second banner in without wrecking anything on Ao3 once I figure out the coding and upload it elsewhere. I'm not sure about creating a third chapter over there just to show them off, but it's an option.

-17 Supergirl icons from [personal profile] medie, and 2 Supergirl related icons from [personal profile] tarlanx.
-3 Dark Shadows icons from [personal profile] liadtbunny.
-A great Methos centered Highlander drabble from [personal profile] misbegotten.
-A book recommendation (which I’ll track down soon) from [personal profile] john_amend_all.
-A massive helping of book recommendations from [personal profile] rebecca_selene. I will be tracking down a large amount of them, if not all of them, in all likelihood.
-Links to Halloween focused stuff from [personal profile] valarltd
-Happy New Year from [profile] falcon_hours, [personal profile] knowmefirst and [personal profile] twinsarein.

I’m uploading as many icons as I can to Dreamwidth, and saving others so I can switch them out at another date if I want. To all that are on my circle/friends list and provided something, thank you again.

I’ll look through the collection further on Ao3 in a little while.
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If anyone on my friends list is interested, Syfy will be showing various episodes from season 5 of Highlander, beginning at 7 AM CST, and ending around 2 PM. First up: Revelation 6:8.
calliopes_pen: (amberleewriter had to be there Methos)
For those that may be interested, Syfy is having a marathon of Highlander: The Series today, from 7 AM CST, to 6 PM CST. And then 8 AM CST Sunday morning, until early Monday morning at 3 AM, they are having a Buffy marathon.

In other news, yesterday I spotted the entirety of the first season of Orphan Black on Comcast On Demand. Watched all of it, enjoyed it--I'll be watching when season 2 starts. All I managed to catch when it first aired was the first episode, and part of the second, I think.

On a more serious note, Mom seems to have done well with the chemo—which was Monday through Wednesday morning. The next round is in two weeks.
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Dropbox Acquires Mailbox.

Doctor Who: New Series 7 Launch Trailer 2013.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary trailer has been released.

The Doctor at Comic Relief 2013.

Back to the TARDIS T-Shirt.

Geek Parents Name Child After Dark Knight Rises’ Bane. Their other children are named after Star Trek (Lore and Dacx) and Highlander (Kurgan—sadly, not a Methos to be seen) characters.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Adds Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, and Booboo Stewart. Cudmore reprises his role as Colossus, BingBing will be Blink—no word as to who Stewart is playing just yet, though.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Will Be Azazel-less.

Secrets Behind The X-Men: Was Cable or Stryfe the clone, and who had the cure for the Legacy Virus?

10 Comic Book Characters We’ve Watched Grow Up.

Drawing Crazy Patterns – Captain America’s Unbreakable Shield Breaking

RIP, Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, and more coming to Netflix.

Own The Original Art For The Death of Robin.

Diggle, Lobdell, Pak & Snyder Celebrate Superman Part II

Iron Man Desk Lamp

Best Art Ever (This Week): March 15th.

Awesome Art Picks Shazam, Batman, Black Cat and More

A Nice Little Pile Of Preview Screenings Set For Wondercon – Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Hannibal And More

Watch the first footage from BBC America’s Orphan Black.

What Exactly Does A Firefly Crew Air Freshener Smell Like?

John Cho joins Sleepy Hollow.

Here’s The First 3 Minutes of the Grimm Fairy Tales Pilot. It doesn’t look good to me.

Comics And Classical Music? With Brian Blessed And Kickstarter, Surely It Can Work

Weekend Discussion Thread: Bad (or B) Movies That Deserve To Be Preserved.

Killer POV: Ep. 5: The Flocking of a Birdemic 2

Film Bin Commentaries: Return To Oz (1985)

Death’s Door Prods: Let’s Watch—Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).
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The encore presentation of Rifftrax Live: Plan 9 From Outer Space is this Thursday.

Rifftrax: Say No To Strangers (Sample).

A Words And Deeds Love Meme is being hosted by Staranise. My post is here.

Disney closes Epic Mickey creator Junction Point Studios

All Original Watchmen Art Is Now Up For Auction.

SDCC ’13: Pro Badge-o-ween has come…and gone

There’s a fan petition to save Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

BBC Worldwide’s playlist for the First Doctor.

The ‘Doctor Who’ Knitting Circle: Part 2

Beautiful Retro Doctor Who Books Reissued For 50th Anniversary.

Stan Lee’s Rants: Airline Arrival Delays

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two Animated Feature Now Available On Home Video, Download

JLA Profiles: Catwoman Brings Villainous Slant To Team

What it means to be an alien: David S. Goyer talks Man of Steel

The 10 Greatest Superman Villains Of All Time.

On the Scene: Superman at 75, Celebrating America’s Most Enduring Hero

More Images From Aborted Superman Lives Show Nicholas Cage In Costume

Justice League Depends On How Well Man of Steel Does.

Interview: Kelly Sue DeConnick, The Power Behind The New Captain Marvel

Being Human (UK)—Cast Promotional Group Photo.

Audio downloads available at Cinemassacre. One of them is a commentary for the 1931 version of Dracula.

The new poster for The Lone Ranger.

From Cracked: 6 Unknown Artists Who Made All Of Our Favorite Movie Moments.

David Cronenberg To Star In Haunting Thriller ‘Body Art’

Have The 501st At Your Wedding And Help a Worthy Charity

Star Wars/Star Trek Movie Art: 15 Favorite Fan-Made Mashups

Lucasfilm cancels 3D re-releases of Star Wars to focus on Episode VII.

Cast Update For Stephen King’s Under The Dome--Jolene Purdy and Nicholas Strong join the show.

Gaumont’s Barbarella TV series coming to life with Skyfall writers; Nicolas Winding Refn will direct.

BBC orders a second series of Ripper Street for 2014.

CBS Renews Entire Daytime Line-Up For 2013-2014 Season Including The Young And The Restless and The Bold And The Beautiful.

Fiction Into Reality: Why We Borrow From What We Love.

He’s Still Got It: Ex-Green Power Ranger Breaks World Record For Karate Chopping Wood Blocks While Skydiving.

Girl Meets World Gets Official Pilot Order From Disney. Cory and Topanga’s daughter will be played by Rowan Blanchard.

How The Return of the Living Dead thumbs its nose at traditional zombie lore.

Wil Wheaton reflects on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s season 3.

Julia Wagner Joins Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

10 Greatest Prison Breaks In Science Fiction And Fantasy.

Ten Fairy Tales That Scream For The Horror Film Treatment.

NBC’s Alice In Wonderland sequel gets pilot order.

The Best Fictional Libraries In Pop Culture.

Nine Genre Movies Not To Look Forward To In 2013.

From Think Geek: Pac Man Multi-Color Ghost Lamp.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #188: Plan a comic book convention that would be perfect for you.

Nerdist Podcast: Mark Hamill.

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast: Judge Dredd (1995)

The Batman Universe, Episode 108.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 95: This Means War (2012)

And now, a meme taken from several people on my friends list:

If you could sit me down and get me to share one canon, be it a book or movie or show, what would you share with me? What made you pick that one?
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End of Year Feedback Meme.

50+ Glorious Opening Voiceovers From Science Fiction Movies.

From Think Geek: Victorian Retro Phone Handset.

11 must-read sci-fi novels that would make perfect gifts.

New trailer for Doctor Who: The Snowmen.

Doctor Who To Return April 2013.

Matt Smith On Future: ‘All Good Things Come To An End.’

TARDIS Desktop PC: Harness the raw computing power of the Time Vortex.

Holiday Gift Guide: Neal Adams Sketch Of Batman Riding A Unicorn.

Interview: Kyle Higgins Goes For The Jugular In Nightwing #15. Newsarama interviews him here.

DC Histories: Edward Nigma (The Riddler).

Stan Lee’s Rants: For Women’s Rights.

Sophia Myles Toplines Supernatural Thriller Blackwood.

On Arrow, Roy Harper will be played by Colton Haynes.

A new clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as they sing the Misty Mountains song. I might not be a fan, but I have to say that bit is wonderfully done.

33 Hobbit and Lord of the Rings T-Shirts.

Terence Stamp Talks Destiny, Vanity and His Thoughts On Michael Shannon Playing General Zod In Man of Steel.

Syfy’s 20th Anniversary Special…Some Thoughts.

Off-Duty: Hanie Mohd’s Captain Marvel In Formal Wear

X-Men: First Class Concept Art Featuring Alternate Costumes For Havok and Mystique.

10 More Episodes That Every Sci-Fi Show Must Have.

Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Kills Weird Desk?

Beautiful Vintage Firefly Necklaces And Lockets.

Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s.

Seth Rogen, Jack Black and Rainn Wilson Are Ghostbusters…For Jason Reitman’s Live Read. Terrible, terrible casting even if it isn’t actually a new movie.

10 episodes that show how Buffy the Vampire Slayer blew up genre TV.

Now Playing Podcast: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out (1989)

The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Caveman (1981)

Nerdist Writer’s Panel #67: 2012 In Review, Part 1.

Comic Issues #96—Who Likes The Holidays.

Had a trip to the doctor earlier, for my regular appointment. For those interested, Hemoglobin was 14.7, and Hematocrit was 44.3 So everything’s fine there. (For those that might be new to my friends list and wonder, I almost died 9 1/2 years ago when the hemoglobin was 2.0, in addition to double pneumonia. So I keep tabs on it.)
calliopes_pen: (chomiji TARDIS Yuletide snow)
Paypal Bans Usenet Providers Over Piracy Concerns.

Remember the Lovecraftian horror that was Windows 95 with a new Tumblr.

Mythical Beasts Retro Travel Posters.

Zack Snyder Confirms Man of Steel Trailer With The Hobbit.

First look at evil goateed Zachary Quinto Spock.

Catching Up With LeVar Burton, Part 1. Part 2.

20th Century Fox Cancels Independence Day 3D Plans.

Animaniacs Joins The Hub This December.

Zombie Nutcracker

Here’s the full length trailer for Jack The Giant Slayer.

Trailers From Hell: Joe Dante on Teenage Monster

Spider-Man’s 10 Biggest Status Quo Changes.

P:R Approved: Wesley Burt’s Thor

Victoria Winters by Bill Branch.

Interview: Geoff Johns Talks Aquaman, Justice League and Throne of Atlantis.

Libraries: Cathedrals To Our Souls.

843 Holiday Specials, Episodes, Movies and Marathons on TV for November 2012.

From Cracked: 5 Grimm Fairy Tales You Should Only Read To Kids You Hate.

The Hobbit: Q&A With Royd Tolkien.

Cocktails With Stan Lee, Season 2 Episode 12: Cara Santa Maria.

Vampires 101: Transylvania.

Two New Guest Stars Announced For The Vampire Diaries Season 4.

The 5 Worst and 5 Best Elseworld Origin Stories With Superman.

35 Comic Book Covers Celebrating Thanksgiving.

DC Histories: Batman Intercompany Crossovers.

Illustrated Collection of Famous Movie, TV, Comic, and Gaming Weapons.

Stay Puft Peruvian Beanie.

Five Things About The Making of Psycho That You Won’t See In Hitchcock.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Trek: The Animated Series.

A New Buffy Book, Just In Time For The Holidays: A Nancy Holder Interview.

Junk Food Dinner’s 400th Movie Will Be Transformers: The Movie.

Sofa Dogs Podcast #264: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Now Playing Podcast: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Comic Issues Podcast #93: The Great Cosplay Debate.

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 275: What We’ve Been Watching 7.

This Yuletide fanfic may just be the longest fanfic I’ve ever written. Before I make sure everything’s done and there aren’t any lingering continuity issues tucked away somewhere, it’s at 7723 words.
calliopes_pen: (chomiji Blackadder candle)
RIAA Hammers Google With DMCA Takedowns In Six Strikes Prelude.

MTV Geek’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Avengers Fan.

MTV Geek’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Game of Thrones Fan.

What Would You Buy For People Who Read Books?: A Gift Guide.

Science Fiction and Fantasy DVD Sets That Make Amazing Gifts.

Gift Ideas For The 8 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan.

CBLDF Announces New Officers and Board of Directors Member.

Comic Gallery: Spider-Man, Batman and Captain America Couldn’t Save Hostess.

Big Ol’ MST3K Sale At Shout.

Santa Cthulhu Brings Holiday Cheer

Our Favorite Horror Sidekicks—Fright Night’s Evil Ed.

Gary Frank Confirms Batman: Earth One Volume 2 For 2013.

Details For Young Justice: Invasion—Destiny Calling DVD Bonus Episodes.

Artist Christopher Jones Breaks Down Designing Brainiac For Young Justice Comic.

Ten great sitcom time travel episodes. Blackadder’s Christmas Carol tends to be shown around Christmas on BBC America. It’s the only episode of Blackadder I have ever seen.

Conspiracy theories and urban legends in the movies.

Monday Mix-Up: ESPN does The Princess Bride.

Originals vs. Remakes: 'House on Haunted Hill' (1959) vs. 'House on Haunted Hill' (1999)

Horror Education of the Week: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Anna Chlumsky joins Hannibal for a guest starring role.

First Look At Norma And Norman Bates In Bates Motel.

Earliest Hitchcock Film Now Streaming.

Warner Bros. Posts Fleischer Superman Cartoons Online.

Young Sherlock Holmes Remake Will Probably Be Written By Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Statement from Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit about animal mistreatment allegations.

Tolkien estate unleashes legal Uruk-hai on LOTR slot machines.

Dark Shadows 2013 Cruise Information.


Someone please make this Pac-Man/Labyrinth mash-up game a reality.

A teaser trailer for the next season of Lost Girl.

Choose Your Captain T-Shirt.

The puppeteers and design team from Gremlins.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #180: What is your catch phrase?

Marvel’s Delayed Phase One Boxset Out April 2nd, Will Now Include Phase Two Tease.

Best Movie Ever?: Addams Family Values.

Interview: Horror Legend Richard Corben Talks Adapting Poe’s Conqueror Worm.

Stan Lee’s Rants: Turkey Day.

The Evil Dead Teaser Poster.

First look at Joe Quesada’s Amazing Spider-Man #700 variant cover.

Nerdist Podcast: Jimmy Kimmel.

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 64: Highlander (1986) Commentary.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 85: Madhouse (1990).
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Janet Fielding is fighting cancer, and Peter Davison (with the aid of Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, and David Tennant) is launching a fund-raising effort called Project Motor Mouth with the aim to ‘not only raise money for a good cause but also keep Janet's spirits up.’

Dimestore Dames spotlights Wendy Jones (Windfall).

A brand new full-length trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Another clip from The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.

The opening for Doctor Who: The Power of Three.

Life Outside The TARDIS: Noel Clarke.

Eco Sonic Screwdriver T-Shirt.

Newsarama discusses Death of the Family, #0’s, and the Red Robin decision with Scott Lobdell.

Happy Birthday To The Original Batman, Adam West.

Four Developments From Batgirl #0.

The 6th Annual Highlander Holiday Fic Exchange is open for sign-ups.

James Gunn Confirmed To Direct Guardians Of The Galaxy.

From Cracked: 7 Movies That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Never Noticed.

Photo Parade: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2012

Tales From The Crypt Comes To FearNet.

Sony To Debut First Looks At Carrie and Evil Dead At NYCC.

The CW is developing a new take on Alice In Wonderland.

Marvel tells appeals court Friedrich signed away Ghost Rider rights.

Supervillain Origins: Juggernaut.

Robot Chicken: A Giant Hand.

Stan Lee’s Rants: Good Looking Heroes.

The Deadpool Costume T-Shirt.

Superman’s Bad Day.

The Proudly Resents Podcast talks to Kevin Murphy about MST3K and Rifftrax.

Now Playing Podcast: Moonraker (1979)

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 266: Leprechaun.

Pulp Nightmare Podcast: Twin Peaks Pilot Commentary.

Comic Issues Podcast #84: Piratical Talk.
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Remembering Jeremy Brett.

Beware The Theater Ninjas.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Zinda Blake (Lady Blackhawk).

Gail Simone And Jim Calafiore Smash $100,000 On Kickstarter.

Teaser Poster For A&E’s Bates Motel.

Meet The Gunslinger: Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy teaser. Arrival: Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy teaser.

Whodini T-Shirt.

Lionsgate snaps up Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Joss Whedon Offers An Avengers Sequel Update.

Joss Whedon Gives Guided Tour of Cabin in the Woods’ ‘Black Room’.

The Five Best Professor X Stories.

The Many Deaths Of…

Frankenhooker to headline Chicago’s Terror In The Aisles 12.

The Justice League Movie: Facts, Rumors and Fiction.

Remember when Superman disarmed a bomb by disco dancing?

10 Plot Twists From DC’s Original Zero Month.

Six Developments From Batman #0.

The Line It Is Drawn #106—Comic Book Cover Homages. Personal favorite would have to be a tie between the one with Bane smashing the Batmobile into Batman while the Bat Family flees, in homage to Action Comics #1—and the Squirrel Girl homage to The Dark Knight Returns.

Science Fiction’s Greatest Failures (And How They Saved Us All)

Cosplay Round-Up: Baltimore Comic Con 2012.

Gates McFadden Interview, Part 1. Part 2.

Dragon Con cosplayers recreate Astonishing X-Men wedding cover.

Bravo is rebooting Heathers as a potential series.

Brave Little Toaster To Be Developed As CGI Reboot, All of Us Collectively Groan.

When Ewoks Attack.

Hand Painted Star Wars Cookies.

Bruce Campbell’s Cream Of Evil Soup T-Shirt.

Beaker was spotted at Dragon Con.

Alice In Wonderland Cake.

Awesome Dalek Cosplay At Dragon Con 2012.

Hero Complex: The Show interviews Nathan Fillion.

Vote For Your Favorite Classic Universal Monster.

10 Great Canadian Contributions To Nerd-Dom.

New poster for season 2 of Once Upon A Time.

We Are Overloaded With Season Four Images From The Vampire Diaries.

Viggo Mortevsen Will Not Be Dr. Strange.

42 Things We Learned From The Terminator 2: Judgment Day Commentary.

More Live Action Akira Storyboards Surface Care of Chris Weston.

Hey Kids, Comics Podcast, Season 1, Episode 9: Spider-Man.

Saturday B Movie Reel Podcast #79: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit.

Mission Log Podcast #6: Episode 6—The Enemy Within.
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Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away, at the age of 54. He suffered a heart attack in July, from which he never fully recovered. May he rest in peace. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his role in The Green Mile. I remember him best as The Kingpin, in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, having apparently never seen anything live action that he has appeared in.

Pirate Bay Founder Will Be Deported, Cambodian Authorities Confirm.

Review: Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1.

Ghostbusters Firehouse For Mattel Custom Façade Diorama

A fan’s script outline for Ghostbusters 3.

Batman Film Reboot: 11 Things That Must Be Included.

The Dark Knight Returns’ Joker Revealed.

Amazing Life-Size Heath Ledger Joker Statue.

The Dark Knight Rises Surpasses $100 Million In IMAX.

Theaters Saw Worst Summer Box Office Sales Since 1993.

The Great Alan Moore Reread: Tom Strong, Part 2.

An interview with Alan Moore.

25 movies that expose the ruthlessness of television. From the list, I’ve seen Stay Tuned and Galaxy Quest.

Why Baz, The New Green Lantern, Will Be Different.

Joss Whedon, Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Q&A at the Writers Guild of America.

If it’s Power Girl this must be Dragon Con (and PAX).

From Cracked: 6 Sensible Things You Should Never Do In A Zombie Outbreak.

It’s Official: Michael Strahan Named Kelly Ripa’s Permanent Live Co-Host.

What Hallucinations Reveal About Our Minds.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #169: What superhero do you want as a big brother or sister?

Evil Dead Dress.

Comics Alliance Reviews X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Part Two.

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 248: Excalibur #27.

Bandai Entertainment to discontinue home video, manga, novel sales.

What We Learned About The Hobbit Movies At Dragon Con.

Watch Season 1 Shorts From DC Nation.

Campaign To Get Hutchinson, Kansas Renamed Smallville In Honor Of Superman.

What People In 1899 Thought The Year 2000 Would Look Like.

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)—September 4th.

American Psycho Cupcakes.

Should Movie Theaters Charge Less For Flops?

15 Really Strange Movie Credits.

Parker Sends Willow On A Magic Journey.

Stan Lee’s Rants: The Weatherman.

First trailer for Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 74: Invisible Child (1999)

GeekFest Rants Podcast, Episode 104: Highlander (1986) Commentary.
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Josepha Sherman has passed away, at the age of 65, as a complication of dementia according to a comment from someone who knew her in the first link. May she rest in peace. I’ve read her Buffyverse, Star Trek and Highlander tie-in novels in the past, and enjoyed them immensely, as well as her contribution to Sherlock Holmes In Orbit.

The Cinefiles: Terry Gilliam, Part 2.

Rifftrax Live: Birdemic Announcement. If there isn’t a horrific storm, and the power doesn’t then go out at the theater on the night in question, I plan to go see this on October 25th.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #381. One involves Kitty Pryde this week.

Fan Art Friday: Catwoman.

Vortexx: Expectations? Low.

Now Official: Ed Brubaker No Longer Working For Marvel.

Jason Latour takes on Winter Soldier after Ed Brubaker.

Judd Winick Leaves Batwing.

How To Reboot Batman With John Blake. Mild spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises.

Life Outside The TARDIS: David Tennant (Part 1).

Why do foreigners like Japanese manga so much?

Tales From The Code: How Much Did Things Change After The Enactment Of The Comics Code of 1954?

Vintage 1982 Action Figures of John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Newsarama interviews Kieron Gillen.

Awesome Art Picks: Deadpool, Batman, Black Bolt, And More.

Jake Wyatt Mashes X-Men With Peanuts And Plays With Preppy Mutants, Minotaurs and Moebius.

No Justice League Movie For Ben Affleck. Pretty much what I expected, when those rumors were going around.

A new trailer for Asylum of the Daleks. It will premiere next Saturday.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Dragon Con, But Were Afraid To Ask.

Cerebus High Society Negatives Destroyed By Fire.

Weekend Discussion Thread: What Do Characters In MSTed Movies Read?

Comic Issues: Cosplaying Around At SDCC 2012.

Movie Issues Podcast: Time After Time (1979)

Nerdist Podcast: Joel Hodgson.

Schlock Treatment 90: Deathsport (1978).
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Department of Justice Seizes Domains Over App Piracy For The First Time Ever.

This Is The First Website Ever—Rebooted.

How It Should Have Ended: The Dark Knight Rises.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1996 would include Dana Scully and Zack Morris. I desperately want this come Yuletide—or fanfic involving the cast seen in the posters behind them. Since that one would be Egon, Max Headroom, Jem, Connor Macleod, Teen Wolf, someone from Tron, Carmen Sandiego, KITT, and a few others I cannot identify. (Hey, someone wrote this for me one year, I’d love to see either of these, too.) So I may just end up nominating both, if I’m able and don’t have any other prompts. If it weren’t 1996 and therefore pre-season 1, I would agree with the comments to add Willow or Buffy.

Kerrith Johnson’s Superhero Series

Nintendo Power magazine to cease publication.

Catching Up With Armin Shimmerman and Kitty Swink.

The blooper reel for season 3 of The Vampire Diaries.

New VOD Title From Rifftrax: The Revenge of Doctor X.

Reach Out To The Doctor Who-Deprived

Big Finish: October Releases.

Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host. My first choice would have been Nick Lache, but he’s done well, too, from what I’ve seen of him.

Who do you think should direct the Justice League of America movie?

Kat Dennings returns for Thor: The Dark World.

Huntress joins Arrow—she will be played by Jessica De Gouw.

Your Daily Dose of Nightmare Fuel: A Newly Discovered Type of Cave Spider—With Claws.

9 Wonder Woman Villains (That Explain Why Nobody Talks About Wonder Woman’s Villains)

The Evil Dead Remake Is At Least An R.

An interview with Sam Raimi.

An interview with Neal Stephenson

10 things to love about Jaws: The Revenge.

China Miéville: the future of the novel.

Spider-Man has spun his web for 50 years.

Toronto Batman does not like the Hyundai. He interrupted a filming of an actual commercial, and they just rolled with it wonderfully.

9 Toylines From The 80’s Based On Unusual Gimmicks.

‘Lost’ Jack Kirby comic unearthed…in France.

Plush Hobbit Slippers.

Avengers vs. X-Men Hardcover Trailer.

25 Minutes of Avengers Extras.

Val Staples explains life as a freelance colorist.

Robot and Frank: Science Fiction at its Absolute Best.

Once Upon A Time Season 2 Promotional Posters.

Sam Claflin joins The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers, Its Sequel, Marvel on TV, and more.

Cookie Monster Slayer Cosplayer.

Rocketeer Cover By Alex Ross.

Now Playing Podcast: You Only Live Twice (1967)

Comic Issues Podcast #80: Marvel then and Now.
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Remembering Nora Ephron.

Megaupload Search Warrants Ruled Illegal By High Court.

Darren Lemke Tapped For Carmen Sandiego.

Rumor Control: Ryan Reynolds Not Yet Confirmed For Highlander Reboot. Okay, until they officially have an entire cast in front of a camera, and are ready for filming, I’ll quit listening to any Ryan Reynolds is/is not cast related rumors. I think this was the third or fourth time they’ve said he was, and then wasn’t.

Atari at 40.

Dark Shadows Turns 46 (sorta).

Dark Shadows Box Office Update: Over $218 Million Worldwide.

Cinematic Titanic Comes To Hulu.

Shooting Has Officially Begun On The Carrie Remake.

The New Trailer For Total Recall.

Gail Simone, Gamerati.

Hasbro To Launch New Jem And The Holograms Collectible Fashion Doll Line At SDCC 2012.

David Warner will appear in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who. Aside from who will be writing the episode, as well as the episode number, there are no spoilers at the link.

Bobby Brown’s Music Video For Ghostbusters 2 Is A Bizarre Moment In Time. I recognized Christopher Reeve on a bike, Donald Trump, Michelle Pfeiffer leaving a strip club, and Rick Moranis at a payphone—but nobody else.

Adventures Of A Rare (And Not Very Rare) Book Collector.

Locus Roundtable On Geek Culture.

The Entire Cast of Community Is Back For Season 4.

Geek Gear: Community ‘Theatre In Spacetime’

Toks Solarin’s X-Men Redesign.

From Cracked: 5 Ridiculous Things That Show Up In The Art Of Every Comic.

Spider-Man will have a teenage sidekick.

The classics come to Blu-Ray, Universal Monsters announced for October.

World premiere of restored The Curse of Frankenstein at De Montfort University on July 13th and 14th.

June 30th, 2012 Will Have 1 Extra Second

New image from The Possession.

Star Wars R2-D2 Novelty Phone.

Scaled-down Marvel Adventure theme park to open next year in Dubai.

From Think Geek: Futurama Yahtzee.

Pulp Nightmare Commentary Podcast: Children of the Corn (1984)
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SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud.

Complete Indiana Jones Series Hits Blu-Ray In September.

Stephanie Brown fans launch ‘Waffles For Stephanie’ mail campaign.

There will be random badge checks at this year’s Comic Con, as a crack down against badge counterfeiting.

A New Dark Knight Rises Trailer To Premiere With The Amazing Spider-Man?

The new Van Helsing movie is a complete reboot.

New poster for The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man got his start as a fly on the wall of Marvel’s Stan Lee.

It’s confirmed: Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast as Connor in the Highlander reboot. I still don’t think he works.

Comic Con 2012: Elementary, Beauty and the Beast, and Merlin Announce Panels.

Robot Hand Beats You At Rock, Paper, Scissors 100% Of The Time.

Supervillain Origins: Thanos.

Trailers From Hell: Karyn Kusama on The Elephant Man.

Evil Dead: An Animated Tribute. They’ve done a great job on that.

10 Comics Characters Who Debuted Outside Comics.

Here’s Where You Can See The Back To The Future-Style Delorean In NYC.

Star Trek TNG S2 Blu-Ray To Include Extended Version Of Measure Of A Man

And now, 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls strapped to a wall, screaming the subconscious of the internet. Gets weirder when you accidentally have the music from Halloween playing in another window.

Mer-Man by David Rapoza.

BBC Books: Autumn Releases.

What We Want To See From Phantasm V.

First make-up test for Freddy Krueger in Nightmare On Elm Street.

9 Ways Firefly Has Infiltrated Pop Culture.

Cabin In The Woods was supposed to be direct-to-DVD in Australia, until the fans spoke up.

Now Playing Podcast: Spider-Man (2002).

Tomorrow through (at least) Tuesday, temperatures are due to spike to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s before you factor in the heat index—with it, I think it’s around 111.
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Megaupload Wins Crucial Evidence Disclosure Battle With U.S. Government.

Alex Mitchell’s Squirrel Girl design.

A Bicycle Built For Eleven Doctors.

There’s a Stephanie Brown/Batgirl webseries called Batgirl Spoiled in the works.

Elementary Errors By Council See Campaigners Win Battle To Save Sherlock Creator’s Home.

One Year Later: The Best of DC’s New 52.

More On The Exorcist Stage Play In Los Angeles.

Sam Claflin interview: Snow White And The Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Hammer Horror.

Whatever happened to kid sidekicks?

James Frain joins the cast of Grimm.

Image of the Day: Behold the genius of the Iron Man iron.

New Slimer iPhone 4 case.

Halloween 4 and 5 are coming to Blu-Ray.

What we want to see in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Sir Terry Pratchett won the 13th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. As part of his prize, he will have a pig named after him.

18 Amazing Cakes Inspired By 18 Great TV Shows.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Steven Moffat visit Marvel Comics.

New details about upcoming Dark Shadows audio dramas from Big Finish.

8 Famous Computers With a Pathetic Amount of Power.

The Zombie Tarot Deck.

Whatever happened to the original cast of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers?

Cerebus Kickstarter Smashes Records.

From Cracked: The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries.

8 minute blooper reel for The Muppets.

How do you really know what time it is?

Comic Book Day: A Bone To Pick With Jeff Smith.

A lovely book-shaped shelf with a terribly awkward name.

No Exorcist TV Miniseries.

Cardbox TARDIS t-shirt.

Zombie Star Trek t-shirt.

The 10 Worst Board Games Based On Movies.

Bizarro Back Issues: Spider-Man Beats Venom With Beach Nudity.

Sign-ups end this Sunday for the Highlander Chronicles: 20 Years Later ficathon.

The SFX Factor TV Titles Sequences: And The Winner Is…

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 248: Slasher Films, Part 1.

Now Playing Podcast: Batman Returns (1992)
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Joel Goldsmith has passed away at the age of 54. He was perhaps best known as the musical composer for the Stargate franchise, as well as Star Trek: First Contact and Laserblast. May he rest in peace.

UK ISPs must censor The Pirate Bay, High Court rules.

Discovery Channel Crashes A Boeing 747 For Science Documentary.

Australian Billionaire To Build Full-Sized Replica Of The Titanic. I’ll just be over here, thinking of Voyage of the Damned.

New Bill Banning Employer Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress.

18+ Avengers unlikely to show up in the movie.

New 3-Minute Trailer For Prometheus.

Another Prometheus Featurette Arrives: Creations.

For one day only, get a $10 ticket to Re-Animator The Musical’s opening weekend.

Several short interviews with the cast and crew of the Dark Shadows film were just released, so here’s a round-up. Seth Grahame-Smith. Tim Burton. Michelle Pfeiffer. Bella Heathcoate. Johnny Lee Miller. Chloe Moretz. Johnny Depp. Jackie Earle Haley. Eva Green. Helena Bonham Carter.

Looking back at Disney’s The Black Hole.

New shots of rare Extreme Ghostbusters prototypes.

Small Screen, Big Impact.

Mista-M’s Kid Flash redesign.

56 Episodes of Star Trek At The Same Time.

Super Best Friends Forever: Short #3, with Supergirl.

Lara Pulver talks about her role in Sherlock.

The Highlander Chronicles: 20 Years Later Challengesign-ups end June 3rd. It’s been 20 years since the first episode of Highlander: The Series aired. I started watching with the final episode of season 5.

From Cracked: 6 Disturbing Unanswered Questions From Children’s Movies.

Mattel Reveals Death, Tiny Titans, DC Polly Pocket, and Masters of the Universe SDCC Exclusives.

The Daily Telegraph lists 99 Things You Didn’t Know About Superheroes. A lot of these I already knew.

Diamond Selects Announces More Universal Monster Toys.
This is a link to an example website

Watch a preview for an upcoming horror documentary called That $#!% Will Rot Your Brain: How The Monster Kids Transformed Popular Culture.

Comics Alliance Reviews Superman III, Part One.
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Criminals Target Megaupload Users With Fake Settlement Demands.

This is the actress who will be the Doctor’s next companion—since some might feel the name of the actress is a spoiler, try not to hover over the links if you wish to avoid that. Also, there are a few vague spoilers involving Amy and Rory’s fate in several of the links, so be aware. Is it just me, or does she vaguely resemble Lucy Hale? (Kept writing Sarah Vale, so thank you [ profile] x_project and [ profile] canadiandiamond!)

Nine Dark Shadows movie character posters. The cover of Fangoria features Barnabas.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has grossed $529 million internationally.

Eddie Izzard is in final negotiations to play Grandpa in the Munsters reboot.

First look at Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in The Girl.

The Twilight Zone Mystic Seer Replica.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Nightshade.

The newest title from Rifftrax is Frankenstein Island.

Trailer for Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome.

A featurette showing the behind the scenes creation of the Chimera for Wrath of the Titans.

Anthony Stewart Head has joined the cast of Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, in the role of the centaur Chiron. He replaces Pierce Brosnan. [ profile] whedonesque discusses it here.

From Cracked: 6 Psychotic Punishments Doled Out By Famous Superheroes.

8 Times Comics Creators Became Comic Characters.

Steven Moffat denies those rumors about Benedict Cumberbatch as the Master.

First images of Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson on the set of Elementary.

Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman on a merry-go-round. No, really.

Cover and details for Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who #2.

How Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will de-cheese his Highlander reboot.

Now Playing Podcast discusses The Death of the Incredible Hulk.
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Peter Halliday has passed away at the age of 87. May he rest in peace. He was in 23 episodes of Doctor Who, and had roles in The Avengers, The Saint, and several other shows. I remember that he also played a psychiatrist in the Vincent Price movie Madhouse.

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores In The World.

Thanks to the Ghostbusters PDF ebook Preservation Project, you can now download a copy of Ghostbusters: The Return. I’m lucky enough to have found a physical copy of that rare novel when it was first published, and will confirm it’s worth reading.

New set photos from Star Trek 2, involving a scene between Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Great Scenery-Chewers In MSTed Movies.

Topless Robot’s latest contest: Describe what you would consider Nerd Heaven or Nerd Hell. For Heaven, I came up with this scenario: Ghostbusters 3 gets made using the script where they all went to Hell (which was in Development Hell for a long time), all actors return, it doesn't implode horrifically, Ivan Reitman produces, and Christopher Nolan gives his input to keep things in check. So it can be as dark and scary as need be, with some good comedy that doesn’t veer into Adam Sandler territory by mistake. Liam Neeson as the villain. That, or Neil Gaiman taking over Doctor Who after Moffat.

Now, a meme—I’m just spreading it along. I’m not into music and wouldn’t know of anything for a response.
Comment with a song that makes you think of me, and I will return the favor!

And answering this one again:

Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Answering these questions for the following fandoms: The Librarian, Ghostbusters, Dark Shadows, Sherlock, Torchwood, and Highlander. Cut due to length. )
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Bob Anderson has passed away, at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. He was the Swordmaster for the Lord of the Rings—and the upcoming The Hobbit—The Princess Bride, The Three Musketeers (1993), and First Knight. He was also the Swordsmaster for the first Highlander movie, and twenty-eight episodes of Highlander: The Series. He worked as the stunt double for Darth Vader in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and was a fighting guard in the Doctor Who serial The Enemy of the World.

A Beginner’s Guide To The Sherlock BBC Fandom—2nd Edition. I’ve watched Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia, by the way—without spoiling anything (although, there may eventually be spoilers in the comments if there are any, so be aware of that) for those that haven’t seen it, I loved it. Especially what Sherlock did about the intruder. Plus, the sheet moment. Irene Adler was surprisingly well done. It was worth the wait.

The next movie for Svengoolie is The Deadly Mantis.

The Fandom Snowflake Challenge. I might attempt to participate in the first portion of the challenge later.

The Not Prime Time (Fandoms) Exchange goes from April through July. It’s for fandoms that are too large for Yuletide, while not being gigantic.

From Cracked: 5 Characters Who Totally Missed The Moral of Their Own Movie. #1. is Doc, from Back to the Future.

New Avengers poster.

Chris Claremont talks about the future—for him and for comics.

In the last few days, I have managed to watch: Girlfriend From Hell, Innocent Blood, Biggles: Adventures In Time, and Return of the Living Dead--and something from 1992 called Ghostwatch. With that first one, I vaguely liked it—I had been wanting to watch it since I was 7 or 8. Aside from the one moment seared into my brain where people teleport into a topless bar, complete with a stripper that bears a striking likeness to one Jackie Tyler. Which just makes this icon all the more appropriate, I have to say. (And slightly awkward, as Mom passed through at that moment, and asked if the topless lady was her--IMDB says no.)

I loved Innocent Blood, and have now put it on the list of possible things to request in Yuletide next time around. I already have a Fright Night prompt.

Beginning at 1:45 PM, Encore will show all three Poltergeist movies. I plan on watching, having never seen the second or third, and only the first chopped to bits on AMC in October.

Oh, and a question regarding Dreamwidth. I imported over the contents of my LJ several months back. If I tried to do so again, would it make duplicates of what’s already there, or would it simply pick up with the last new thing?

ETA: Dreamwidth question answered--thank you!
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I think I may require another quick beta for [community profile] yuletide. No knowledge of canon is required, it’s just going over it one final time for any spelling mistakes. Any volunteers? The story’s 3202 words, barely garnering a PG rating.

Three clips were released for the Doctor Who Christmas special. Here’s clip #1. Clip #2. Clip #3.

The Nine Greatest Nerd Fears Today. [profile] whedonesque discusses the list here.

Many more images have been released for The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marvel will release a canon prelude to The Avengers.

Great comics artists who redefined Batman.

Here’s the leaked trailer for Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D. What is with the randomly evil praying mantis?

More promo pics for season 2 of Sherlock.

Joe Simon has passed away at the age of 98. May he rest in peace. He was the co-creator of Captain America, The Sandman, The Fly, and many more.

Eduardo Barreto—a longtime artist for DC Comics—has passed away, at the age of 57. The cause of death is believed to be related to meningitis. May he rest in peace.

George Whitman has passed away at the age of 98, two days after his birthday and two months after suffering a stroke. May he rest in peace. He was the founder of Paris’ Shakespeare And Company bookstore, which also happened to feature in a few episodes of Highlander: The Series.
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Just boosting the signal: For those upset by the disappearance of bookmarks on Delicious, [ profile] brownbetty has posted instructions for a hack that will recover them, even if you’ve deleted the account.

From Cracked: The 6 Most WTF Special Edition Comics Ever Released. Ah, yes, the Super-Dictionary—I own that one.

The trailer for Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.

The man whose Superman collection was stolen got a little something extra before his belongings were returned—a phone call from Brandon Routh.

What Culture has a retrospective on the Fleisher Superman cartoons.

Watch the opening credits for American Horror Story.

The AV Club interviews Mark Hamill.

Arthur Darvill introduces Doctor Who’s season finale. While he doesn’t spoil anything, if you’re avoiding clips from the promo for the episode you may want to avoid.

Sign-ups remain open for one more day at [ profile] hlh_shortcuts.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has acquired the rights to the Comics Code Seal.

In honor of Halloween, I’m tracking down schedules for what channels are doing for the holiday. So follow the links for those that are interested. For those that can get the channel (I can’t) on their cable provider, Turner Classic Movies (in the US and Canada) will be showing some Hammer horror films for the month of October. Here is a full listing of their horror schedule for the month.

ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is here.

Halloween Shows.Net has the Halloween themed listings for Syfy.

Oct 31st is a good site to keep track of Halloween specials as they come up in the schedule. I’ve made a syndicated feed for them at [ profile] oct31storg. TV Tango should have something comprehensive up soon, going by last year’s post. For them, the syndicated feed is [ profile] tvtango.
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10 Delightfully Hammy Villain Performances. The list includes Khan, The Kurgan, and General Zod. I would have added (and I see someone in the comments did) Richard Roxburgh as Dracula in Van Helsing.

NBC is doing a “edgier and slightly darker” remake of The Munsters. Bryan Fuller is involved.

August 28th is International Read Comics In Public Day.

Justin Lin has bowed out of directing the Highlander remake.

Promo for the next episode of Torchwood.

For those interested, Rifftrax Live: Jack The Giant Killer happens this Wednesday.

Found a ton of Carey Mulligan icons thanks to [personal profile] mackinzie: —just putting the link here, for whenever I have enough room and need to find the link quickly. Quite a number of those expressions are great for Meggan. She could just be having a brunette day.

ETA: Seems as though Insanejournal is having a slight problem right now, so give them a little while. Luckily, I saved most of the ones I could someday use to LJ Scrapbook before that happened, so you can view them under this made by whimsies tag until they come back up.

Yesterday was weird. Two cats (one a kitten, both strays) were trapped on the roof of Nellie’s house while birds kept dive bombing them from a nearby branch. Eventually, after an hour or so they fell off the roof, got up, and ran away. Meanwhile, she had just buried another cat (also a stray) that had waited for her to walk outside so that it could die at her feet. Third this month to do it that way, she says, presumably thanks to the heat. She’s dealing with enough, having just been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, and likely 6-9 months left.

While this was going on, and Dad was watching (and considering getting a net, to which Nellie rolled her eyes, explaining they do this all the time, but few notice) to see if he could catch the kitten, a rabbit hopped up beside him, and watched him watching the cats. Completely unafraid. While that was all going on, Toby escaped, and ran in circles in the road until I eventually got him back to his house before he could eat a falling cat.


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