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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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March 2015

Mecca Lecca Hi, Mecca Hiney Ho!

Podcast background2Yay!! Finally finished recording our first podcast for Eclectic Mayhem! And it actually recorded this time! Well I guess it recorded last time as well, it just didn’t have any sound :(. Now time to edit it up and make intros and ending music. Like I posted before about the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast can be found at:

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Eclectic Mayhem is not your Grampa’s pop-culture podcast. We’re out to ask the WEIRD questions and look at the topics the MAN don’t want us to talk about! Like… Critters vs. Gremlins? Or why Tom Cruise? Why? Join the revolution! Join Eclectic Mayhem!

We should be uploading episode this week!

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Geek FalloutIn Geek Fallout & Geek Fallout: the Comic Book Episodes Podcast news!! We have two new show up now:

Geek Fallout Ep #121: Fave Franchise. On this never-before aired episode of the Geek Fallout podcast we are discussing our favorite geek franchises.

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes Ep #31: Golden Age Comics. Host Erik Johnson is joined with Chris Lockhart and Chris Gaida. On this episode we are discussing golden age stories, characters and the like. It’ll be a swell of a good podcast!

We will be doing a new this Monday on Top 5 Dystopian and/or post apocalyptic futures! With Derek Ash hosting and myself editing, join the rest of the Geek Fallout crew. Also coming up on April 13th I’ll be hosting Geek Fallout and we’ll be covering the second part of the Stargate podcast that was part of original  late Random Nerdness Podcast. Topics for this podcast go as follow:

– *General Discussion* About the ending for Stargate SG-1

– The movies that followed after. Also talk about the original movie with Kurt Russell and James Spader

– Also thoughts on the current News that Warner Brothers and MGM announced plans for a reboot trilogy. Roland Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Dean Devlin, will direct and Devlin will produce.

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batman-590x325Adam West and Burt Ward will return for animated ’60s Batman movie!!!! Yes that is right! They are coming back to the Dark Knight world and personally I’m rather ecstatic about it… If you couldn’t tell haha. To honor five decades of KAPOWs, Burt Ward told the Mad Monster Party that there will be a “new, animated Batman full-length 90-minute feature” in 2016, and “Adam and I are going to be doing the voices.” great news for the fans of the TV show. After a slew of rights disputes between 20th Century Fox (owners of the old Batman show), DC Comics (owners of Batman), and Warner Bros. (owners of DC Comics), the series finally got a home video release in late 2014, as well as a spat of DC Comics called Batman ’66 in 2013 and 2014.

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Knowledge Power Hour!

knowing-is-half-the-battleGeek: “The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual”.

Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote “someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake”.

This word comes from English dialect geek or geck (meaning a “fool” or “freak”; from Middle Low German Geck). “Geck” is a standard term in modern German and means “fool” or “fop.” The root also survives in the Dutch and Afrikaans adjective gek (“crazy”), as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut (“jester’s hat”; used during carnival). In 18th century Austria-Hungary, Gecken were freaks on display in some circuses. In 19th century North America, the term geek referred to a performer in a geek show in a circus, traveling carnival or traveling funfair sideshows. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.”

Nerd:Nerd or nerdy is a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating that a person is overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Additionally, many nerds are described as being shy, quirky, and unattractive, and may have difficulty participating in, or even following, sports. Though originally derogatory, “Nerd” is a stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

The first documented appearance of the word “nerd” is as the name of a creature in Dr. Seuss’s book If I Ran the Zoo (1950), in which the narrator Gerald McGrew claims that he would collect “a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too” for his imaginary zoo. The slang meaning of the term dates back to 1951, when Newsweek magazine reported on its popular use as a synonym for “drip” or “square” in Detroit, Michigan. By the early 1960s, usage of the term had spread throughout the United States, and even as far as Scotland. At some point, the word took on connotations of bookishness and social ineptitude.”

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An ADD Post…. Stargate-trek & A Ghost In The Garden.. OOO Shiny Red Ball!!

Had an interview on Friday for a new job for a new restaurant that is opening up with a new convention center, that is all part of the hospital & college in my area(went really well & from the sounds of it. I have the job, I’ll find out in a week’s time.). Then I have two more interviews on Monday! Doing tech support and a “Remote Services Technician- Client Services Remote Services Technician”, as well as training other technicians on networking/computer development. All of them are good jobs, the pay is about the same, just one I get to work from home more than be out in the field.

I’ve also started lining up a course layout at The Art Institute of Portland… So far the cost is coming out to be 33k give or take a dollar, for 4 years to get my BS degree & maybe another 4 more years if I want to continue on to my Masters. Still a work in progress.. It’s been a busy 2 weeks haha! We also got a new car, yes we finial retired the nerd cruiser. It’s been along time coming tho with that car, just needed a massive upgrade.

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* Star Trek News*

startrek3tvshowsimilaritySo Simon Pegg had an interview with Comic Book Resources about the new Star Trek movie that to becoming out July 2016. Mister Pegg said:

“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know, where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he said. “But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”

The new Star Trek movie has gone through several directors since the third installment was first announced. J.J. Abrams, who now serves as a producer in order to take charge of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then writer-director Roberto Orci, who was later given the boot for “Fast Five’s” Justin Lin. Personally I can’t wait to see what the movie as become. I had my doubts at first… I enjoyed both movies in fact, I rather liked the 2nd one. But witht he 3rd movie changing so many writers & directors it’s never a good sign. But once Pegg came in and started writing. A sigh of relief come forth haha. I haven’t seen a movie I didn’t like Pegg in and when you have Frost and Pegg together it’s just gold.

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20150328_153248The other day we also started building some flower beds in the back yard as well as a small green house. It was a nice few hour project and I think it turned out rather well :). We still need to get planting dirt and rocks for the walk way we’re going to be adding in between the house and flower beds. Right now we have a variety of tomatoes, herbs, and lots of peppers. Also broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions etc…. You can’t see in the pictures. But there is a bigger garden where we grow everything else, I believe later on we’ll be planting some corn, potatoes, pumpkins(maybe).

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Origa Some rather sad news I found out a couple of days ago. Being a long time fan of the Ghost in the Shell series and the music. The singer Ol’ga Vital’evna Yakovleva pasted away on January 17, 2015, she was only 44. Her death was due to lung cancer. Composer Yoko Kanno, and both the first season’s theme song, Inner Universe (featuring boy soprano Ben Del Maestro) and the second season’s theme song, Rise used Origa’s vocals. Origa first performed with Kanno for A Gundam, singing Gabriela Robin’s “Moon” with the Gey’s AX chorus. In 2005, Origa performed songs for the anime series Fantastic Children, most notably the ending theme “Mizu no Madoromi”.

Koukaku.Kidoutai.GHOST.IN.THE.SHELL.full.1548076In 2006 Origa was involved in lyrics & vocal performance for the opening song (“Player”) and the ending theme (“date of rebirth”) from the movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society. In 2007, Origa performed with Yoko Kanno for the Ragnarok 2 Concert. There, she performed all three Ghost in the Shell opening themes; “Player” for Solid State Society, “Inner Universe” for the first season, and “Rise” for 2nd Gig, and substituted for Ilaria Graziano on “Yoru_Vo”, Pierre Bensusan on “ELM”, and Gabriela Robin on “Torukia”. She also performed alongside fellow vocalists Maaya Sakamoto and Mai Yamane and joined in singing selected songs originally performed only by Maaya.

On 19 December 2008, she performed at Sugizo’s “Rise to Cosmic Dance” concert held at Tokyo’s Shibuya-AX hall. She later appeared on his 2011 single “The Edge”. In 2014, Origa came to Anirevo (Anime Revolution) in where she performed in concert. She performed songs from the Ghost in the Shell series and a medley of many other theme songs. She also participated in a panel with Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa.

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Stargate_SG-1_cast_minus_Jonas_Quinn So I was looking around the interweb and looking up news & updates on Stargate.. I’ve done a podcast a few months ago based on Stargate and planed on doing more. Sadly it’s been pushed back more times than I care to voice. Here is the podcast if you care to listen: (Stargate Podcast)

But it looks like it’s movie along and I’m not to sure if I like what they are doing… From my understanding Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in “final negotiations” to write what will now be the first film in a trilogy of franchise-destroying films which will include absolutely no reference to Sam Carter, Ronon Dex, or Eli Wallace…. Yes you read that right! NO REFERENCE! Wright and Woods are also working on the as-yet-unseen Independence Day 2.. So I’m a little worries about this. Dean Devlin, co-writer of the original movie, told The Portland Business Journal that the new trilogy will be millions of light years away from the original. Here is the quote:

“The Stargate thing is a different story. We did the original Stargate as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers who were frightened the movie might not do well sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.

Of all the projects I’ve ever done, Stargate is the only one from the beginning intended to be a trilogy. We always wanted to do parts two and three, but the thinking was they didn’t want to do anything other than the TV series. So literally for 20 years I’ve been chasing this project. Twenty years later, we can’t really do part two. We have to start over from the beginning. So let’s reboot the series, put in all the things we couldn’t the first time, and set it up properly. Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades. Under the guidance of Roland and Dean, these new films will build upon the creativity and popularity of the first film, while delivering an original film-going experience for fans and those new to the franchise.”

tumblr_mm05lmOCfq1rk6smno1_500I understand that they want to do what they originally set out to do. But You have SO much history there with the SG-1, Atlantis & Universe. You can’t ignore what has been done. Can you?? personally I think leaving Sam Carter, Ronon Dex, or Eli Wallace would be a mistake. The other rumor is that they are doing away with Jack O’Neil as well or remaking his character.. I guess time will tell in the end. Specially once ID42 comes out, we’ll get to see what kind of story tellers Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods. 😦

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Okay well this post as been every where and I’m not sorry about that haha! I really just left this open and kept adding to it through out the day. I think I’ll this again some time. I rather enjoy the randomness of this post :). Anywho, hope your day is going rather well. Please feel free leave comments and/or questions below!

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

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Question1: What longtime foe of Henry Pym forced him to commit crimes as Yellowjacket in order to disgrace Pym?

Egghead

Question 2: Norrin Radd, from the planet Zenn-La is better know by what name?

The Silver Surfer

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So now with today’s questions!

Question 1: Iron Man is throw back in time to the era of King Arthur with what Marvel supervillain?

Question 2: What villain employs Pwer Man and Iron Fist, asking them to arrest his former compatriots from the Sinister Six?

A:) Beetle

B:) Boomerang

C:) Rhino

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers. As well as some new trivia!

Heroes Of The Storm

Heroes of the Storm……

I’m still not to should where I stand on this game. I’ve always enjoyed everything Blizzard has put out, Diablo 1-3, WoW/WarCraft 1-3, StarCraft 1-2. I even found myself REALLY enjoying Hearthstone. But when I saw previews about this game Heroes of the Storm… I had mixed feelings about it. It came as another Mortal Kombat or Capcon VS Marvel(great game) style fighting game.

marvel_vs_capcom_wallpaper_5I was a little shocked to see it as a top view Warcaft style game. But you don’t build a base or men for that matter. You go head to head in a WoW style BG.. It’s fun all around and all your favorite characters from Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft are in it. The graphics need some work, being in a beta it’s understandable. Some things are a little buggy and not as smooth flowing as it should be. There is one things that is bugging me tho…. Diablo… He looks more like the classic Diablo than new current one. Even in the trailer it show Diablo as the new one.

So you go from this…

Diablo_Diablo_III_full_body To this…..

a9d9eb8c6ae2896734f4fbb14749276bThen you make Diablo ride a mount.

diablomount

 

 

 

Yeah…Nothing about this looks right at all. Not everyone needs to ride a mount! But over all it’s a game worth playing and you do have some cool powers & you can get different skins for your toon. I am wondering what the final game will look like tho. At any rate here is a little video of the gameplay of on my run in Heroes of the Storm. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Life

“Do not pray for an easy life,
pray for the strength to endure a difficult one!”
-Bruce Lee

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Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

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Question 1: What government agent slows his aging process by taking the Infinity Formula?

Nick Furry

Question 2: What is the name Asgardians give to the events that will lead to the end of the world?

Ragnarok

1349999-thor_5So now with today’s questions!

 

Question1: What longtime foe of Henry Pym forced him to commit crimes as Yellowjacket in order to disgrace Pym?

Question 2: Norrin Radd, from the planet Zenn-La is better know by what name?

 

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers tomorrow. As well as some new trivia!

Eclectic Mayhem Podcast *UPDATE*

Eclectic Mayhem Podcast

News & Updates for everyone!!

So by this time we had hope to get our first podcasting episode out by now. But do to a technical problem it only recorded about 14 minutes of the two hour and half podcast…… Well I should say it only recorded 10 minutes of usable audio and 4 minutes of choppy static and dead silence for the next few hours. I really don’t know what caused this to happen. The only thing I can think of that might have effect if more than one call is made over Skype and the recorder freaks out. BUT! Moving forward and learning for our mistakes, I found a new recording program that works really well. Plus we’ll take breaks in between cuts to make sure everything is recording correctly. Well you the listener wouldn’t know this or hear, this is mostly for editor’s note haha.

So this Thursday we are RE-RECORDING  our first episode for the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast!! Then we should have it uploaded by this weekend and all the goodies! The roster for Eclectic Mayhem is:

Derek Ash: Website: Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks, Twitter: @TheGoodwillGeek

Miss M: Website: Dairy of a Dorkette, Twitter: @DorketteTweets

Brain Farrell: Website: Pop Pop..! It’s Trash Culture, Twitter: @ItsTrashCulture

Jason Bucky Roberts: Website: Nerdy Life Of Mine, Twitter: @iRoberts3

This will be our main line up with a special guest every so often. Also maybe a few interviews here and there, mostly it’s just be eclectic mayhem fun all around. If you are looking for more information about Eclectic Mayhem you can check us out at these social site:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticmayhemp0dcast

Twitter: EclecticMayhem4

Instagram: eclectic_mayhem_podcast

If you want to get a hold of us, our email is Outlook: eclecticmayhempodcast@outlook.com

Again thank you all for being followers/listeners on both Eclectic Mayhem Podcast and also the Geek Fallout Podcast!! We’ll keep you posted on what new News comes up.

~Eclectic Mayhem Team

Blogger Spot! Diary of a Dorkette: March 2015 Heroic Hottie!

If you haven’t checked out Miss M’s Blog Dairy of a Dorkette, then shame on you. The whole blog is great from beginning to end, recreating the odd, funny moments in her life with toys and other action figures. Miss M also write at Nerd Society I recommend checking her out!!

Diary of a Dorkette: March 2015 Heroic Hottie!.

Editor’s note: What you are about to read is based off of partially true events. Miss M recently began the process of dating and putting herself back on the market months ago. Some of her more disastrous dates will be played out in toy form for the world to see. And judge.”

 

IT’S BACK!!! The X-Files on Fox!

The Next Mind-Bending Chapter is Coming! | The X-Files on Fox.

On fox.com they just posted and News update about The X-Files! It’s BACK! Click on the Link above to read more:

“Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.”

Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. – See more at: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files/article/the-next-mind-bending-chapter-is-coming#sthash.VopK5wGS.dpuf

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