I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.
Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.
And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…
I just realized I haven’t updated this puppy in a long time. Maybe I should post something on here. I will post something on here (and promise to update this a little more often). So here’s a little commission I did a couple of months ago. I should probably draw more often:
Hey look, it’s a Who-theme going on here. Wonder why… oh, I know, maybe it’s because I rewatched the Eccleston season and I’m starting to comb through the Tennant one right now. Thanks WonderCon for planting the Doctor in my mind.
This drawing is inspired from a few discussions with friends earlier about who’s the better Doctor in Doctor Who between Eccleston and Tennant. After a couple of discussions between comparing and contrasting the two I ended up comparing them to dogs, and thus this picture was born.
I think she looks pretty and deadly. Pretty deadly. Har har.
Yep, just as the title says.
WonderCon is here! Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned comic book / pop culture convention? I definitely do. It may not be no San Diego Comic-Con, but it does give a look as to how SDCC used to be. WonderCon is best known for it’s relaxing atmosphere and holding most of us down until SDCC rolls around in July.
This convention wouldn’t be WonderCon without some sneak peeks of upcoming movies. Sadly in the past year there’s been a lack of movie presence in the main halls for most major DC and Marvel movies. Yes, we’re getting “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but what about “The Avengers”? They won’t be arriving at WonderCon this year, even though the convention is in Anaheim this year other than San Francisco.
Fans like myself were disappointed to hear this news, especially since “The Avengers” is about a month and a half away from release. So in celebration of “The Avengers,” I bring you The Pretend WonderCon Avengers Panel!
All of the fans crowd into the large hall in anticipation to catch not only a sneak peek at “The Avengers” but maybe one of the actors like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson or the god among geeks, director Joss Whedon. Some slick announcer that we’ve never seen before uses the power of words to effectively bring out the entire cast. The audience immediately begins to shake in their seats out of pure joy. It feels like an earthquake.
Robert Downey Jr. gets first dibs on speaking and thanks everybody for showing up and leaves it to Joss Whedon to introduce the new footage we’re about to see. Whedon proclaims that the footage “…will literally make you explode with excitement. It’s the equivalent of Shamu making a jump and splashing you in the face with pure awesomeness.” Whedon’s absolutely correct as half of the audience literally explodes by the end of the presentation. Only few are left standing after Chris Hemsworth tells the projectionist to play the footage again two more times.
The slick moderator says a couple of words to them and then the floor is open to questions from the audience. The first guy comes up, starting to ask about the changes done in Captain America’s costume. Captain America doesn’t approve.
Then you have the fans who end up gushing only to Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Finally the biggest question of the panel is asked by a cute little kid. “Mr. Ruffalo… could you say the Hulk line please?” He successfully does so with a slight slur to his voice that ends up making his delivery of the famous line into everybody’s new ringtone.
Then the panel has ended. Everyone says their goodbyes and the janitors come in to clean up the mess and get new seats before this happens again in the “Prometheus” panel.
I’ll be at WonderCon, most likely with a camcorder in hand so be on the lookout for me. I’ll be asking people… stuff. I don’t know of what yet, maybe something Who-related, we’ll see! Feel free to follow me for WonderCon randomness on Twitter @Meli_Molina.
Earlier @bearsurprise was talking about how actor Benedict Cumberbatch has the “most British name in the world” and was suggesting that his name would be perfect for some super British inn of sorts. Well Raf, here you go!