I just finished watching the first season (for the first time). It took me awhile to get into it but damn when Scorpius shows up you can feel the show's quality leap instantly. I've only seen about four episodes with him but he already is way more interesting than all the other Peacekeepers so far. » 8/29/14 9:26pm 46 minutes ago

Ridiculous anatomy is definitely the worst part but even just the overuse of male gaze in mainstream art is really pretty bad. It's not so much that women's bodies should be hid, it's that the only way they're drawn seems to be to elicit an erotic reaction out of male readers. » 8/29/14 7:47pm Today 7:47pm

Eh, I'm far away from Moffat's harshest critic (he's a great writer, whatever his problems) but I think the OP has a point. Rose was, to a certain extent, obsessed with the Doctor and so was Martha (although she got over it) but Donna very much wasn't. Nor is Rory for that matter. And the argument about Sherlock is… » 8/29/14 7:02pm Today 7:02pm

To be entirely fair, it was standard practice for the German military to envision scenarios where they might have to invade anyone and everyone. The principle problem with these plans was not so much that the German Empire was really pumped to invade America (or random country B) but rather that they gave the German… » 8/29/14 12:29pm Today 12:29pm

I believe Rob Bricken did cover this idea recently in one of his Postal Apocalypse columns but it is an interesting concept, which I think may have some validity to it. The problem, as he pointed out (and I agree) is what will they do when Anthony Mackie wants to retire, assuming Marvel's still making movies (which… » 8/29/14 4:29am Today 4:29am

I was the same as your brother for a long time. I really, really had a hard time identifying with female characters because I was concerned that doing so would be unmasculine and would be seen negatively by my peers. Looking back now though, I realize a lot of the characters I'm most similar to and can relate to the… » 8/29/14 1:31am Today 1:31am

My understanding is that the Thule people were fairly hostile towards the Dorset and actually kind of systematically pushed them towards extinction by crowding them out of the more habitable areas. There are Inuit legends that talk a lot about wars between them and an earlier, aboriginal people which have often been… » 8/28/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Aside from your unnecessary skepticism, I question the need to segregate console gamers and mobile gamers into two completely distinct groups. I'm sure there's a fair amount of bleed over, especially as mobile games become more sophisticated and more like "portable" games (aka, Gameboy, DS, PSP, etc.) » 8/26/14 2:10pm Tuesday 2:10pm

I'll have to check this out. I've never actually read any Batman comics and none of the live-action versions of Batman have really done right by Dick Grayson, but the idea of the former sidekick branching off to become a hero in his (or her) own right really appeals to me. I'd be interested to see where this fan-made… » 8/25/14 7:52pm Monday 7:52pm

This was part explanation by others, part self-discovery, but I wasn't too fond of The End of Evangelion when I first watched it about a decade ago. It was depressing, confusing, and seemingly very nihilistic. It wasn't until several years later, as I gained a greater appreciation for the series as a whole, learned… » 8/25/14 4:27pm Monday 4:27pm