Brain Food – Episode 36

Hello everyone and welcome to Brain Food, where I talk about a young adult novel called Dia of the Dead, written by Brit Brinson, and it’s about a young, teenager, Afro-latina actress as she faces off against the forces of the undead in Hollywood!

This was a wonderful novel and if you think so after watching my review, please buy it off of Amazon, as the kindle edition is 5 dollars, which makes it a wonderful deal!

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Geek Girls & Gear – Episode 2!

Hello everyone, it’s another episode of Geek Girls & Gear, and this time I review a hat I bought from an awesome booth at the GMX convention in Nashville called hatcore.com!

So be sure to go to their website and support these fine folks! Mainly by buying their stuff.

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Geek Girls & Gear – Episode 1!

Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of Geek Girls & Gear!

This series will be dedicated to highlighting some of the awesome gear that geeks girls make!

And today’s first geek girl is Yuki Saeki, a wonderfully talented artist whose website you should go and visit to check out her work and buy some of her gear.

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GMX Vol 6 – Cosplay Music Video

Hey everyone, I went and made a music video about some of the awesome cosplays at GMX Vol 6 in Nashville, Tennessee!

My thanks to the wonderful cosplayers who let me film them, the staff who worked hard to put on a good event, and the hotel staff for putting up with our crazy shenanigans.

Such as the crew of geeks playing cards against humanity at 7 in the morning on Sunday. I saw you guys… good work!

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Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 11

Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of Brain Food At The movies!

This was filmed wayyyy after midnight, at a hotel hosting the GMX convention in Nashville, Tennessee, so there are a few goofs and some blurry eyes and tired faces, but overall, it was great to have Robert a.k.a. Retro Black of the Super Sentai Gaming Rangers on hand to lend his expertise in talking about this film. He provided some good insight into the director’s making of this film, as well as some lessons for people who want to make movies too!

Visit them at Super Sentai Retro Rangers!

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Not Just Cautious, But Cautiously Cautious

While looking over a favourite tumblr blogger of mine, I came across spoilers for the latest season of Arrow, and learned that a prominent female character had been killed off.

It was disappointing to see because this character was also bisexual, and it just seemed to me to be the latest in DC/WB’s efforts to keep their superhero universe as straight as possible.

And as filled with as many men as possible to boot.

Some friends I talked with about this noted my cynical words when talk about other female superhero-lead shows were coming up, such as Agent Peggy Carter on ABC and Supergirl on CBS, but quite frankly, I have little to no faith in the top execs actually putting any effort into these shows.

And sadly enough, history has backed me up on this.

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A Deeply Flawed World

THE LEGEND OF KORRA

Well, it was hardly two weeks that passed since the finale of Book 3 of the Legend of Korra, and the announcements for book 4 began to come out.

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Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 10

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new installation of Brain Food At The Movies, wherein I talk about the latest from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy!

I tell you, if JJ Abrams has seen this, then he has to be sweating nervously because I think this was not only a great superhero movie, but a great space adventure overall, which is what Star Wars has to be.

It was also good to see people of colour in all ways of life here. Yes, it’s still annoying that the only main characters of colour were blue, green, and gray with red markings (in other words, POC that aren’t REAL POC), but it showed that they exist, which is something that Russel T Davies did during his run of Doctor Who. You got to see POC throughout all different worlds and time periods.

Now, we just need a movie with a leading POC or woman, because if they can make a movie that has us care about a walking talking tree and raccoon, then they can make a movie with a POC or woman. 

To say nothing of the myriad of movies, TV shows, and comics that have had leading POC and women that have been successful. 

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Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 9

Hello everyone and welcome to another night with Netflix, a.k.a. Brain Food At The Movies.

This time, I take a look at The Wolverine, the latest in 20th Century Fox’s attempts to keep a hold of the X-Men franchise.

It’s not as bad as The Amazing Spider-Emo, but still…

Also, in light of just how gun-totting they made the Yakuza in this movie, I’d highly recommend reading this article, A Land Without Guns. It’s very enlightening.

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The Walking Dead – A Case of Ableism

I love the Walking Dead Talltale games because to me, they represent better characters and writing than the show did until its third and fourth seasons.

All of a sudden, we have a story that focused on a black male protagonist doing what he can to keep a young, black girl safe from this world that has become even more dangerous for them. 

In various mediums of entertainment, not to mention the real world, and especially in light of recent events, we’re told that the lives of black people, let alone other people of colour, do not matter, and here was this Walking Dead game that said otherwise.

However, it’s not without its flaws, and season 2 has shown us this in an incredibly horrific way with the death of Sarah, a mentally challenged latina.

And what’s worse than the fandom calling for her death?

When the creators agree with them as well, as discussed in this excellent post.

It’s disturbing and disgusting, and you can watch it here.Trigger warning as a bunch of asshats describe how happy they are that a disabled young girl of colour is killed off.

There are hardly any disabled characters that I can think of as of late, what with DC Comics getting rid of Oracle, and almost next to none that are people of colour to boot. While the Walking Dead has killed off plenty of characters, creating one simply to be fridged is nothing short of disgusting. 

So follow the link that the tumblr poster made and let Telltale games know that this is unacceptable.

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