I admittedly haven't watched The Legend of Korra (or Avatar: The Last Airbender) but this whole conversation is very intriguing. It's interesting to see that we may be getting to a point where non-heterosexual romances are beginning to show up in "children's shows" (though my understanding is that the Avatar shows aim… » 12/21/14 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

Honestly, I've been convinced for awhile that the idea of privacy as we understand it is on the ropes. I generally assume anything I said online might one day be available for others to read, including embarrassing stuff that in retrospect I'd regret. » 12/21/14 5:36pm Yesterday 5:36pm

Actually, Tolkien was always uncomfortable with the fact that his orcs came off as pure evil, because it conflicted with his Catholic sense of morality. He was quite earnest in saying evil could create nothing original of its own, hence his later retcon years after publishing LotR that orcs were corrupted elves and… » 12/17/14 10:44am Wednesday 10:44am

It probably also helps that Welsh is a direct descendant of Brythonic, the Celtic language spoken in England before the Germanic Anglo-Saxons invaded during the 5th and 6th centuries. Since the humans speak predominately Germanic-esque languages in Middle Earth it sort of makes sense (from an Anglocentric point of… » 12/12/14 10:40am 12/12/14 10:40am

I'm mildly disappointed but am not at all surprised, for the same reason I'm not surprised that Fox and Marvel haven't worked out a deal yet (aside from agreeing that the film rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch belong to both of them): both companies want more money than either is willing to give up. » 12/10/14 3:05pm 12/10/14 3:05pm

Although I was disappointed by a couple of things in this episode (like Hydra and Whitehall going down so easy, boo!) I overall liked it quite a bit and was happy to see the showrunners finally let the Inhumans out of the bag (even if they didn't explicitly say the name, it's 100% certain that's what they're doing… » 12/10/14 4:15pm 12/10/14 4:15pm

I thought it was generally a pretty good episode and semi-finale and I'm glad to see the show commit fully to the Inhumans stuff. But I do agree that Hydra seemed to go down too easy and I was disappointed to see Whitehall offed so quickly. Still, I'm definitely excited to see what they're got in store for the next… » 12/10/14 12:37pm 12/10/14 12:37pm