Monday, September 29, 2014

Doomtown Theater Presents: Forever

I'm the type of person that will yell at a book when the characters do something stupid (i.e. searching a suspect's house without a warrant), but will give TV characters a free pass. This is because I consider most TV shows to be nothing more than brain candy-not intellectually nutritious and hard to stop consuming once I start. There are some exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, TV Time is Veg Time.

Which is why I'll probably continue to keep watching Forever on ABC. Its premise is about an immortal medical examiner (not a vampire, for a change) looking for a way to die without ending up waking up in the nearest body of water. Naked. After watching the pilot, I have to agree with most critics that there isn't anything in the show that breaks new ground, but it's entertaining, so I'll probably give it a chance. The show's writers need a lesson in research and common sense, however. There were one or two times when characters put themselves into situations that had even me rethinking my brain candy-TV Veg time rule. And one of the characters is a Holocaust survivor. This wouldn't be a problem if the main character hadn't found him as a baby in a death camp. Babies, in general, didn't survive death camps because Nazis were murderous douchebags that only allowed able bodied workers to live long enough to starve to death, work themselves to death, or die of disease and/or abuse. I've done research on the Holocaust, so this is one of those nit picky things that will probably bother me for the entire run of the series.

Still, wet naked guy. Gives me something to hold on too. (Cue comedic drum roll)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lazy Time Reblog Sunday: Cracked Presents: 4 Types of Bullying We are Shockingly OK With

I wanted to write an article about what I thought of the entire Zoe Quinn debacle, but thought better of it. The internet, it seems, does not appreciate dissenting opinions, and I'd just as soon not have my personal information stolen and put out there for the world to see just because I may or may not think you should take anything a jilted ex says-man or woman-with a grain of salt.

That's the worst part. That I should feel terrified to voice an opinion just because some group out there might get butt hurt and take it upon themselves to virtually assault me. It got me to thinking of all the times I actually applauded this type of behavior. I'm not particularly comfortable with the fact that there is a part of me that enjoys going for the jugular-deserved or not.


This week's Lazy Time Reblog comes straight from the guys at Cracked who aren't afraid of bullies or speaking their mind...they probably have hackers on the payroll though. Makes me feel better about being a wimp.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lazy Time Reblog Sunday: Feminist Frequency

If the definition of feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities (which according to Merriam-Webster, is exactly what it is), then I guess that's what I am. Personally, I wish we could all just get along and stop beating each other up over stupid crap like whether or not to leave the toilet seat up or put it back down after use. The latter, of course, is the correct choice, and I'll defend that assertion to my grave. I'm certainly not going to kill my husband over the issue, though. Especially since we have an unspoken agreement that if he puts the seat down, I'm responsible for removing hair from the sink, thus keeping my ass dry, the plumbing from getting clogged, and our marriage from dissolving into ruination. Fair is fair, after all.

This week's Lazy Time Reblog comes from Anita Sarkeesian, creator and host of the web series Feminist Frequency. I was a little hesitant about reblogging this one, not only because the subject matter attracts the type of trolls I'm not keen on dealing with, but also because Sarkeesian is a bit of a controversial subject in her own right. She has the entire gaming community in an uproar over her Tropes vs. Women series and was the target of some online harassment. Although I don't agree with everything she says in the series, I do believe it's her right to say it. So here it is, and my rules for hate mail and comments still apply. If you don't want to be blogged, don't email me.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lazy Time Reblog Sunday: Something Positive

*Blogger's Note* Sorry for the late posting. I was stuck in Mississippi last week taking my CEU's for the year. And my apologies to R.K. Milholland. I couldn't get in touch with you to find out if it was okay to reblog one of your strips, but I left the links to both your web comic as well as your art store. Because capitalism is awesome...and please don't sue me.

I have a love hate relationship with web comics. I love to read them. I hate waiting for them to be updated, especially ones like Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes by Tarol "Thunt" Hunt that totally get me engaged in the story and then take eons for the new strip to be posted. I would give Hunt my right tit if he would just post on a regular basis, but he's a guy and probably has no use for mammaries unless they were still attached to me. Then again, considering the state of my saggy bosom, maybe not. Penny Arcade, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik, is better, updating every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but I think my favorite web comic hands down has got to be Something Positive, a comic dripping with the kind of humor I like the most-dark and snarky. SP is written and illustrated by R. K. Milholland, a man who became something of a legend in the online comics industry when, after numerous complaints regarding his own tendency for late updates, he dared his readers to donate the equivalent of his yearly salary. They not only met that goal in less than a month, they exceed it. Milholland now updates SP Monday through Friday like clockwork. Usually.

Feeling left out? Want to give Randy some of your hard earned money? Visit his link on Blind Ferret or his art store and buy gobs of stuff. Because capitalism is what made this country great. That and stealing land that didn't belong to us and making promises we had no intention of keeping. But mostly capitalism.