In "These Aren't the Droids
" Neko Case (previously
) and Kelly Hogan (previously
) imagine a future designed by teenaged fanboys, and Ellie Kemper plays the unlucky wife of a Stromtrooper. [SLYT] [more inside]
The Verge examine the reasons IT fanboys
fight their eternal war. [Plain text version] [more inside]
Draw Me In
is comic fan Jeff's quest to be a background extra in various comic series - perhaps as ubiquitous as the mystery hipster cops?
Fans of George RR Martin's "The Song of Ice and Fire" series are eagerly awaiting "A Dance With Dragons", the next book. This anticipation has led to hostility from some fans as to Martin's work ethic and the manner in which he spends his personal time
I've considered myself a fanboy
on occasion in the past, but it never occurred to me to investigate the history of the term. Technologizer's Harry McCracken (god I love that name) has a *far* more detailed and interesting look into the history of the term
than I would ever have considered undertaking. [more inside]
An engaging, adoring daily analysis of Garfield—behold such a lens through which even Jim Davis' legacy starts to seem redeemable.
Hardcore Gaming 101
has a e-newsletter, but the best things there are the loving introductions to dozens of classic games and game series, all either sadly forgotten or practically unknown to the Western World. Thrill to the serious action of Compile shooters
! Avoid the mocking gazes of friends, roomies and significant others while reading about venerable Konami cute-em-ups Twinbee
! Figure out why the hell so many Namco games have Valkyrie
in them! Try to keep a straight face when confronted with the likes of Ganbare Goemon
, Phoenix Wright
, The Neverhood
, No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!!!
, Urban Yeti
and Segagaga, the Sega Simulator
! Do, uh, something
along with the T&A delights of Keio Flying Squadron
, Popful Mail
! All this and much
, much much more
Kevin Smith reviews Revenge of the Sith
[BIG spoilers] and goes head over heels for it, saying it rights all the wrongs of the previous two movies. We all know Smith is a diehard Star Wars fan who was just as disappointed by the prequels as the rest of us - viz his recent conversation
with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for Empire
magazine. But do we still trust him
after Jersey Girl?
Yes, the nation's in mourning, but does that mean Apple's going to postpone its OSX Update
? I mean they said September, and that was like two months ago. I wannnnnnnnnnnnt it.