GOT- “Second Sons”

game-of-thrones-second-sons-peter-dinklageAnother week, another Game of Thrones. A wedding, leeches, a White Walker and two heads in a duffel bag.

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Into Darkness: Of Tribbles and Trek

star-trek-2-into-darkness-poster“Flawed but ultimately enjoyable,” seems to be the going mantra on the second installment of JJ Abrams adaptation of Gene Roddenberry’s vision, Star Trek 2: Into Darkness. Hrrrm. I wanted to tow that party line. I wanted to join in on all the gushing. If only for the sake of peace. But sorry, after sitting through two viewings of this flick, like a Double XX posse track, “I’m not gonna be able to do it.”

 

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Tony Stark(s) is Ironman

Iron Man_Ghostface_Killah_2“Tony Starks is Ironman!” Exact words of a friend who back in 2008 made the connection that Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, alternatively known as Tony Starks (with an s) was linked to the comic book icon, Iron Man–also known as Tony Stark (no s). Wu had just won over an otherwise oblivious new fan for Marvel.

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Rac(e)ing The Dothraki Twerk Team- Game of Thrones Absent “Sistas”

MissandeiHBO’s Game of Thrones has been hailed for its prominent portrayal of strong women. From Westeros to Essos, the women of GOT are strong, confident, heroines, fighters and even villains. The one thing they aren’t however, is very diverse.

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GOT- “The Climb”

theclimbAnother Sunday another Game of Thrones, and things in Westeros are lurching towards some unwelcome ends. Chaos is a ladder.

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HP Lovecraft’s Madness

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When, long ago, the gods created Earth
In Jove’s fair image Man was shaped at birth.
The beasts for lesser parts were next designed;
Yet were they too remote from humankind.
To fill the gap, and join the rest to Man,
Th’Olympian host conceiv’d a clever plan.
A beast they wrought, in semi-human figure,
Filled it with vice, and called the thing a Nigger.

–H.P. Lovecraft, On the Creation of Niggers (1912)

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