SDCC ’14: A Post about Posters

GLORY BE, San Diego Comic Con ’14 is upon us!

Harry Potter is the Devil! Well….or Daniel Radcliffe plays the protagonist in Horns, the adaptation of the pretty cool Joe Hill novel of the same name that I didn’t even know was being made into a film:

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So you like movie posters? You like AVENGERS MOVIE POSTERS? Well then, feast your gamma-irradiated eyes below:

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Now that Edgar Wright is gone, I’m not sure how much I really care about Ant-Man anymore.  Until the Internet tells me how to feel, check out the recently unveiled poster:Ant-Man-Comic-Con-poster

 

More to come from San Diego, as soon as I get a moment to post!

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Death Toll from the First Three Game of Thrones Seasons: Surprisingly High or Nah?

To gird your loins for tonight’s fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones, Digg compiled every single on-screen death from the previous seasons and combined them into one 3-minute murder orgy. So now you can slake your near-insatiable bloodlust the next time you sit the porcelain throne.

Simpson’s “The Hobbit” Couch Gag

What in the Blue Blazer is going on here? TWO decent Simpsons couch gags in ONE month? Unpossible, you say and trust me, I hear you. Yet here we are:

Good, bad or indifferent, The Simpsons has been on television longer than you’ve been alive! It is in no way culturally as relevant as it was in *adjusts monocle, tilts top hat* my day yet it just keeps on keeping on, generating umpteen billions of dollars for all involved. I bet that it goes to 30 seasons. It’s such an institution at this point that the entire process of getting it made & on the air must be completely rote now. This bears some investigation, just not by me at this juncture because I’m late for Halloween drinks. Later suckers!
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Link via comicbook.com

Westeros X Springfield

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click to embiggen; it’s perfectly cromulent to do so

Courtesy of Draw the Simpsons, we have everyone’s current favorite fantasy series/maybe not-so-favorite book series re-imagined in the style of  arguably EVERYONE’S favorite cartoon series. Atist ADNz has promised more in the series so keep an eye out either there or here.

 

get ready for the worst...ending...ever.

get ready for the worst…ending…ever.

What do you know about BARTKIRA?

GOTcha…Game of Thrones Inforgraphics by Nigel Evan Dennis

Where Have All the Wildings Gone: An Updated tribute to HBO’s Game of Thrones is a series of clever images and infographics from artist Nigel Evan Dennis. Check out his site for much more, including House-specific wallpapers for your phone/thing you’re constantly fiddling with
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Total War: Rome II

romeiiwallpaperI was obsessed with the first Rome:Total War game. I mean obsessed. It’s the history buffs version of playing WoW.  Even as the years went on and my computer got older and slower, it still somehow managed to handle R:TW.  As much as I loved playing it, I could never actually win at it. No matter how many new games I started and how many times I tried playing with different commanders I could never win.  I would somehow go through every strategy I knew, end up owning too much land, have the inevitable civil unrest everywhere and then rage quit and not look at it again for a few months.  That was usually one sitting.

And then HUZZAH:  Napolean:Total War. I much more of a fan for the French Revolution and Napoleon than I am about the Roman Empire but for some reason that game didn’t register with me as something I was missing.  Having spent summers in Italy (see past posts), I began to have a new found appreciation for Rome again.  I read the book Rubicon which is incredibly detailed and fascinating and even re-watched the series Rome.  Now we have this:the Rome: Total War II trailer and I am absolutely blown away by the video’s I’ve seen so far.

If you’re unfamiliar with the gameplay mechanics of R:TW they are pretty standard for a turn based strategy game.  You choose a faction and you  travel the map fighting battles, conquering towns and villages while building up your empire. On your heels, however, are various other families who want also control of Europe and will do everything in their power to stop you. Conquer or be conquered: it’s up to you.

For more of a recap of the above mentioned gameplay, check out Rock, Paper, Shotguns video diary and description.