September 30, 2014
These two nerds are full-on playfighting in my lap.

These two nerds are full-on playfighting in my lap.

September 30, 2014
Kitten invasion attempt.

Kitten invasion attempt.

September 30, 2014

soundsofrva:

Kendrick Lamar feat. Keith Askey (Butcher Brown) - “i”

Hear ye, hear ye! One of our own, Keith Askey (Butcher Brown guitarist) appears on a brand spankin’ new track by Kendrick Lamar called “i.”  Stream it here and say you listened to it first!

The lengthy introduction starts this breezy hip hop tune while Askey’s guitar licks take center stage.  “I love myself,” is just the right mantra we’re going for these days. It’s a step beyond “Happy” hopefully with less driving selfies. This sounds like it could have come from Outkast.  Is that a Hendrix “Watchtower” sample in there?

Anyway, RVAers are DOIN THANGS and makin some noise.  Keep it up dudes and dudettes!

The sample, if there is one, is from "Who’s That Lady?" by the Isley Brothers.* But you know, I don’t think that’s what we’re actually hearing. I think this is one of those situations where the artist has gotten around the issue of sample clearance by having someone else play the riffs they were going to sample (samples require permission, but cover versions don’t). Which would explain why Keith is on this track in the first place.

*—also sampled, back in the days when no one was worried about clearances yet, by the Dust Brothers for the Beastie Boys’ “A Year And A Day.”

September 30, 2014

love-and-radiation:

d0cpr0fess0r:

I really really wish DC treated its movies the way it treated its cartoons.

Still probably one of the highlights of the DC Animated Universe, and one of the reasons I miss having Wally West as the Flash.

Wally West was always and will always be the best Flash.

September 30, 2014
"We’ve begun soliciting the cycle of CASANOVA hardcovers. We’ll do all three volumes extant and then roll into volume 4 in January. These books will be oversized, have the full color and remastered lettering, as well as all of the extras the original collections ran AND, for the first time since publication, ALL of the backmatter that appeared in both the Image and Icon editions, as well as new commentary about that stuff. It’s as close to “compleat” (yes, ‘ea’, google it) as we can manage and will, I think, be beautiful to behold. It certainly feels like an “at long last” kind of thing for me, personally."

mattfractionblog, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Newsletter, 2014.

i’m gonna cry. i’m gonna die. i’m gonna buy this god damned comic book a fourth god damned time i’m gonna it’s so fucking beautiful the only other comic i’ve bought more times than this god damned comic is joe kelly and ken niimura’s i kill giants but that’s because i have a standing offer to buy and mail that comic book to anyone who ever asks me to do it for them so if we’re going by how many times i can be cajoled into paying for the same god damned comic book simply because my emotional response is so god damned compromised (but it’s not the same, it’s not the same because more love gets put into it each new time, i’m still gonna miss the original colors anyway) then it’s maybe my favorite comic book in the whole god damned world (this is not strictly true, because takako shimura’s wandering son exists) i’m gonna cry

(via aintgotnoladytronblues)

Haha before I’d even finished reading the quote I was thinking “Oh, I guess I’m buying Casanova AGAIN” so I feel you

September 29, 2014
A Captain Marvel For Every Generation

briankeene:

On Saturday, my six-year old son and I were watching an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold guest-starring DC’s version of Captain Marvel. When Batman referred to the character by that name, my son asked, “Why do they keep calling him that? His name is Shazam.”

"No," I replied. "Shazam is just the magic word he uses to transform. His real name is Captain Marvel."

"Don’t be silly, Dad," my son said. "Everyone knows Captain Marvel is a girl."

He was referring, of course, to Marvel’s current incarnation of the character, penned by Kelly Sue DeConnick, in which Carol Danvers (formerly Ms. Marvel) is now Captain Marvel. He’s six. He’s grown up with this version of the character. He’s seen her on Super Hero Squad and The Avengers cartoon and in the comic books we buy and read together. He knows about Mar-vell, the 70s version of the character, but for him, Captain Marvel is a woman. And always will be.

And I think that’s awesome.

That’s why I was never a fan of Marvel’s sliding time-scale. Oh, I understand brands and trademarks, and intellectual property (I own all three myself). But I would have loved it if Peter Parker had grown up with me. I would have loved it if the awkward teenager I read about as an awkward teenager, had gone through his thirties and forties with me, and perhaps helped guide a new, generational Spider-Man, such as Miles Morales or May Parker. Imagine a Spider-man where all of that continuity does more than just “count” — it informs a now fifty-year old Peter Parker, as he uses it to be an Uncle Ben to young Miles Morales, teaching him the lessons that Parker himself learned the hard way.

And this could easily be done while maintaining the brand and IP. Mar-vell is no longer Captain Marvel, but the brand and IP still exist, and an entire generation (at least those who read comics) is growing up immediately associating Captain Marvel as female.

The greatest roadblock to storytelling in the comics medium isn’t continuity. It’s the insistence (by both fans and editors) on the illusion of change.

Every generation deserves their own Captain Marvel. 

September 29, 2014

potoman said: Hey, that looks like Persepolis, an French animated film based on the graphic novel under the same name from Marjane Satrapi (it's an autobiography). Very good book & movie, I can't use links in this message but you can find more about it with google :)

Thanks! And thanks to everyone else who wrote with the same info—it’s much appreciated. I have heard a ton about Persepolis but have never gotten around to reading it. I really liked that little clip I reblogged, though, so now I’m definitely gonna track it down.

September 28, 2014
Hoax Hunters at Bandito’s.

Hoax Hunters at Bandito’s.

September 28, 2014

hardcorefornerds:

likeapairofbottlerockets:

always reblog

"[Art] can bring comfort to us as individuals… but it can do nothing against stark reality"

- Romaine Rolland quoted in Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday

What is this cartoon? Anyone know?

(Source: maudit)

September 28, 2014
Nerds with kittens. #okillstopnow

Nerds with kittens. #okillstopnow

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