King Richard III
Dunno how many of you have heard this, but apparently the remains of King Richard the 3rd have been found and dug up in a car park in England. The DNA testing confirms that it was the notorious "evil" King who was killed during a battle and his corpse and remains put up on display and buried unceremoniously without a coffin near a church.
If you'd like to know more you can see an article about it here: www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/e…
Sony is teasing something big to be announced at the end of February and everyone is naturally speculating that it's probably the announcement of the PS4. If this is true, it'll definitely be a shock to me since Sony never announces new consoles or hardware before E3. Only Nintendo seems to relish in announcing things with a blatant disregard of conventionality, so it would be very unique of Sony to do the same and announce a new console WELL before E3. Of course this is all still just rumors and speculation, so for the moment I'm gonna play devils advocate and say they won't have a new console announced until E3 at the earliest. Prove me wrong Sony!
Bronies are really freaking out over the prospect of Twilight Sparkle becoming an Alicorn for the season finally. All I gotta say is... can we please stop freaking out over this? Please? Getting wings and a slightly modified mane is not enough of a reason to throw a tantrum. Just trust the writers of the show... please?
Geek Girls PSA
Recently a video from a nerd group mocking the TV show Portlandia made a PSA about nerd girls and how they shouldn't call themselves nerds because nerd is a negative word describing socially awkward medically inhibited individuals, not someone who just saw "The Avengers" for the second time. www.indiewire.com/article/tele…
What's really pissing me off is both the double standard and the pervasive misogyny that geek culture seems to be struggling with right now. What's worse is that most of the arguments against nerd girls boils down to: "If you're attractive, you can't be a geek," or "just because you like a nerd show doesn't make you a nerd."
I really don't give a shit if "attractive" women dress up as "attractive" video game/comic book characters and attend conventions. There is NOTHING WRONG with that, and men who continue to try and find excuses to not allow these people into their domain are practicing exclusionary tactics, sexism, and being elitist dickwads. You do not have to "quiz" women to "prove" they are just as geeky as you are, and doing so makes you look like an asshole. And frankly I am getting really tired of all the hate against gamer girls and this ongoing "war" nerd culture is struggling to get through.
I just want it to end. Let people enjoy whatever they want and stop trying to dictate terms and conditions you have NO RIGHT to demand.