Happy 4th of July!

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Goodbye, Google Reader!

    Thanks to Jeremy Myers for the inspiration to make the above image!   [Read more…]

The Hero’s Journey as Explained by Puppets

Thanks to IO9 to sharing this explanation of Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero’s journey, the set of standard features that recur in human storytelling, sometimes referred to as the monomyth. It actually does an impressive job of illustrating not just that there are recurring features, but also that myths, legends, and storytelling often switch [Read More…]

Happy Vader’s Day

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1 Corinthians 13 in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Unvirtuous Abbey posted this status update on Facebook: If I speak in the tongues of men or R2 units, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or bleeping android. Someone added the comment: If I am fluent in over six million forms of communication, but have not love, I am nothing. [Read More…]

Doctor Who Star Wars Mash-Up

Like many mash-ups, this Doctor Who Episode II: Attack of the Sontarans trailer makes little sense. But like many mash-ups, it is still entertaining, and impressive in what it shows about how it is possible to take people from one movie or TV show and weave them effectively into another. [Read more…]

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be With You! (But see also the Imperial attack ad against this holiday) [Read more…]

C3P0 Deva

Apparently it isn't only Ewoks that turned C3P0 into a deity.   [Read more…]

There’s More to Mos Eisley

From Glue – The Comic, by Jason “Danger” Block, via Steampunk Boba Fett on Facebook. There are quite a few other good ones on the comic’s blog, including this one about people who say “I don’t believe in evolution”: [Read more…]

Science Fiction Marriage Equality Profile Pics

I'm not sure that Daleks really work as a symbol of any sort of equality, which is why I made this (and made it my banner on Facebook): HT George Takei for the first two.   [Read more…]