The time has arrived for one of the most anticipated images of 2015 to be released. Yep, that’s right, the official theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here, and thank the maker, it is beautiful. And full of Geekette-approved power, too!
Though I am not the biggest fan of Frozen, there is no denying that Disney has a huge hit on their hands, and are taking every opportunity to showcase it – especially in their theme parks. For Epcot nerds like myself, we mourn the lose of Maelstrom, the Norway themed dark ride inside Epcot’s World Showcase, which is now being replaced by a Frozen themed attraction. But maybe, with these just released details for the new ride, us Maelstrom fans can breath a tiny sigh of relief that at least this new experience has some quality work going into it.
Are you a Hello Kitty fan? What about My Melody? Little Twin Stars? Well, you might be seeing them and all their other Sanrio friends on the big screen soon! The highly successful Japanese company is beginning to work on their North American side to bring a whole new world of kawaii into the mainstream.
It is with a heavy heart that I am bringing this article to life. In my Hedwig Inspired article, I mentioned a makeup brand called Lime Crime. The name was followed with high praise of the quality in the products and a subsequent rave review was to follow in the coming weeks.
I am saddened to say, that I am retracting my support for Lime Crime.
The highlights for today will be short, as we find ourselves exhausted from running around the Javitz Center and carting around tons of free books.
The absolute highlight was that every single panel we attended, the panelists brought up encouraging women to get more involved. Bill Nye and Randall Monroe encouraged women to ask for raises and get more involved with science. Cory Doctorow continued to encourage women to ask questions at his panel. Asi Burak encouraged women to get into programming and the gaming industry. Not to mention, the Women of Marvel and Women of DC panels were pretty close to impossible to get in to. That makes me (Kayla) over the moon, happy.
Yesterday the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two heroic advocates for children: Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi of India. Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the award at a mere 17 years old. But there is nothing “mere” about Malala: almost exactly two years ago she was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education of girls in Pakistan. The then-fifteen year old survived and continued her activism undeterred. Now internationally famous, she even gave a speech at the U.N. on her sixteenth birthday.
Yousafzai’s efforts complement those of Satyarthi, who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end the exploitation of children since 1980. He established that child labor was the result of poverty, illiteracy, and many other social evils. Like Malala he promotes education as a method to combat those evils, and has been similarly attacked for his efforts several times. But that hasn’t stopped him from leading peaceful demonstrations, rescuing children from sweatshops in Delhi, or founding organizations like the Global Campaign for Education.
Earlier this week an article hit the web that made me literally jump up and down and squee in excited giddiness. “Adult Women are now the Largest Demographic in Gaming,” the headline read, and my fellow geekettes and I were ecstatic to present the findings enclosed within the post. Maybe now — maybe with numbers — people would realize that their stereotypes are ridiculous, unfounded, and outdated. Maybe now women wouldn’t be scoffed at whenever they say they enjoy gaming. Maybe now I can claim the title gamer without being interrogated as to every game on the market, even though I have only a few specific titles that I have the time and energy to spend my time on. Maybe — just maybe — I could hope for a little bit more respect as a woman in a world that I love.
Wishful thinking, huh?
Matt Smith certainly is keeping busy. Around the time of his departure from Doctor Who, the man who seared his face onto our hearts with bow-ties and fezzes took a stab at more grim roles. Smith cut his iconic hair and spent the summer of 2013 filming as Bully in Ryan Gosling’s writer/director debut Lost River (then known as How to Catch a Monster). Once he wrapped up his last stint as The Doctor in that year’s Christmas special, he took to the West End in a musical adaptation of American Psycho.
Now he’s returning to the world of science fiction in yet another big name franchise: the Terminator films. Specifically, a new trilogy. Continue reading From TARDIS to Terminator: Matt Smith Jumps into another Sci-Fi Franchise
Alison being kidnapped! Sarah with a knife! Cosima making out with Delphine! Rachel being evil! Basically, ALL THE TATIANA MASLANY IN THE NEW TRAILER! Check it out below!
Theories? Is the bald clone a peek at Cosima’s future or another clone claimed by the illness that Katja had? Is the guy Sarah’s hooking up with Kira’s father?
With the second season of BBC America’s hit Orphan Black fast approaching, promotion for the show has been running rampant, from eight clips from the new season being released over the course of eight days to this week’s EW cover. Next week, I’ll be writing a full write-up about both the series and all of the promotion we’ve gotten for the new season. Until then, sound off in the comments as to your thoughts about the trailer! Is it April 19th yet?
Studio Ghibli, beloved by many for producing such films as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, and known mainly for producing shorts and feature films, has announced they will be producing their first TV series, beginning August 31. The news seems to have broken mainly via a fan Facebook page, which included the image below, and the following description:
“‘Sanzoku no Musume Ronja’, or ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.
The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.”