Do you remember what made you a Christmas guy? I mean, was there a specific holiday season that did it, or is it just something that's always been there? (I can trace my Christmas superfandom to the year my Dad got me a Red Ryder BB Gun and hid it in a corner for me to find, for instance.)
You bring a tree inside, where there are not usually trees.
So I watched your excellent 2nd episode of Here's The Thing, and you mentioned Matt Wagner's awesome Batman stories. I loved those books when I read them, but I've always been curious about something. They say they're a part of the Dark Moon Rising Trilogy, so whatever happened to the third one?
No idea. I know “Dark Moon Rising” was the overarching title for both series, and I also know that he did TRINITY around the same time, set in the same era, but I don’t know if there ever actually was a plan for a third or what happened to it.
Rogue and Gambit are an irritating couple. Do you think they'd be less irritating if they were written as friends? I think they'd be great if they were written as friends (or friendly rivals), but I may be biased, as platonic male/female friendships in fiction are my favorite thing ever. I'm not sure why, they just are.
31 year-old Chris is totally annoyed by Rogue and Gambit as a couple and would be way more into seeing more platonic relationships between men and women in comics — you’ll notice that while Chuck and Molly end up going on a “date” at the end of Down Set Fight, it’s more bro-times than an actual romance — but I’d be lying if I said that 13 year-old Chris wasn’t completely into their tortured, will-they, Ah Cain’t Tuch Yuh, Remy! relationship. And really, I was probably more in the target audience then than I am now.
Of course, once 13 year-old Chris found out about inhibitor collars, Leech and all the other ways mutant powers can be temporarily suppressed, even he thought it was pretty ridiculous.
What is the nerdiest thing featuring a fictional character you ever wore that was not a T-Shirt or Baseball Cap? For me it was that time when I was 13 I wore dog tags featuring Dr. Doom I bought from Islands or Adventure.
Batman pocket watch.
I know that makes me sound like That Guy even more than I am, but before I had a cell phone, I needed a watch, and I hate having stuff on my wrists — you will never see me wearing watches or rings, assuming I remain unmarried. So I had a really nice Batman one with the bat-symbol in gold on the lid and an old Dick Sprang piece on the face. I think it was a DC Direct, and it was pretty cool.
“And don’t get me wrong: Even the Holograms are pretty hardcore. The theme song may offer fashion and fame, but it also promises adventure and excitement, and Jem delivers. The Holograms rock amazing outfits and play stadium shows for adoring fans—and on the way, build and race Formula One cars, rescue the president from supervillains, find mythical cities in the Himalayas, and escape from an active volcano. As role models go, kids of any gender could do worse.”—An Adult Watches Classic Toon Jem for First Time, Magical Insanity Ensues | Underwire | WIRED (via bigredrobot)
We’ve been doing Movie Fighters for almost a year now, and it’s been a great time.
However, we’ve heard quite a few complaints/fielded quite a few questions about the delivery system we currently have through Bandcamp. It’s…not the best system for distributing podcast. It can be a bit of a headache.
So we’ve started this Kickstarter to fund a year’s worth of Movie Fighters. If we’re successful, we’ll start posting every episode on iTunes, Stitcher and though an RSS feed.
IF you have already bought all our episodes on Bandcamp, don’t worry. Those episodes will stay there forever and won’t be on iTunes. If you haven’t listened to those yet, you can get them all as a donation reward!
We’ve got some other cool rewards, too, including invitations to a live episode! So check it out!