“You ride as a man, fight as a man, and you think as a man-“
“I think as a human being,” she retorted hotly. “Men don’t think any differently from women-they just make more noise about being able to.”
― Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Inspired by this post made by sho.
Note: While consolidating blogs I’m transferring all previous Rad Recs to Tumblr in this post. Originally posted 4/11/12 and 5/15/12.
All right, so in a shameless steal from one of my fave ladies, Felicia Day, I wanted to start recommending stuff cool stuff I like à la her “Fave Five” segment on the new weekly show, The Flog. And probably provide some insight in to what I’ve been up to lately. Maybe. I don’t know, committing to two premises might be asking too much but we’ll see how this goes.
To start off I need an awesome title for my recommendation posts. With “Fave Five” already in use I’ll just re-purpose the same idea and call these, “Rad Recs”, which is short for rad recommendations. Awesome? Yes, great. I think it’d be even cooler if I called them “Rad Rex” but then I’d fear I’d mislead people looking for rad dinosaurs. But who knows, maybe a totally rad tyrannosaurus rex will appear in”Rad Recs.” Only time will tell.
Trailer for LEGO Lord of the Rings via Nerd Bastards
I always like how the LEGO characters in these games never talked, the just motioned and made little noises. The though of them talking felt like it would ruin it.
Nope. Having them talk is completely awesome. This trailer makes the game look so EPIC.
Promo for Game of Thrones' next episode, “The Ghost Of Harrenhal”
I’m hoping the second season starts to pick up the pace with this episode. So much time has been spent on introducing new characters and setting pieces in place for later events that I actually haven’t been liking season two as much as I did season one. I know it’s all crucial information, but I feel as if we’re already four episodes in and not much has been covered.
From what I can see in this promo I think episode five will be a game changer. Definitely after the cliffhanger of episode four you know crazy stuff is on the horizon. But really, all I want is more Dany, dammit!
Contributed articles 2/27-3/1
Oops. Sorry, I went quite a few a days without tallying up my contributed articles. I know many of you were simply dying to know what nerdy news I’ve been reporting on.
I have to say how much I’m loving the amount of Benedict Cumberbatch news I’ve been able to report on lately. It’s nicely feeding my addiction. And how awesome is it Simon Pegg is joining Clone Wars!? He’ll be voicing the bounty hunter, Dengar in an upcoming episode. You can check out a clip in the article below. I think he’s a perfect fit.
Above is pictured the totally awesome inflatable Emperor’s Throne I can never have. It’s one of many cool Star Wars tie-ins you’ll never own ‘cause they were never made. FAIL, I say. I would have bought dozens. My entire home could have been furnished with inflatable Palpatine chairs!
- Jimmy Kimmel Presents the Trailer for ‘Movie: The Movie’ – A Film With Every Possible Storyline, Starring Every Actor in Hollywood
I read the Lord of the Rings and stuff, but I really only turned to the George R.R. Martin serial because I knew there was a TV show coming out and I felt like I should know what all the hubbub was about. I was initially very embarrassed to be reading it because it wasn’t a metaphor or an allegory of any kind. You know, like, there’s no question that the Lord of the Rings was about war, the mechanization of England, the industrialization of England, that it was about all these other things. You could get lost in the fact that Tolkien made up all these wackadoo elvish languages. But with George R.R. Martin this is a guy that just loves fantasy and science fiction and was just writing in the form and at first I found this to be a little unseemly.
Of course he’s such an amazing storyteller that I got right into it, and then it basically controlled my life. And I ended up realizing what I don’t think he totally gets credit for, aside from his amazing skills as what they say in the fantasy writing game as a “world builder,” as a guy who creates incredibly thoughtful, living, breathing set of cultures in an invented world, just line by line he’s one of the finest writers that I’ve read. And particularly his sense of how to pace out a scene and surprise you with where the scene goes and what happens in it. Particularly big scenes like a wedding or a feast of some kind. And for a book that’s as much about war as it is, he writes a lot in the salon and in the bedroom. And I think he’s the only person I know who actually writes culinary suspense stories.
There’s so much food writing in those books, which I can only presume is based on at least some research of the weird lampreys and duck thighs that people ate around the time of the War of the Roses, but it brings such life to those books and then the things that happen over meals are sometimes the most important. Huge feastings that are incredibly skillfully paced out in a way that from a writerly point of view I found absolutely astonishing.
"How John Hodgman Learned to Love George R.R. Martin" via io9