The Defenders Trailer: Excitement, Concerns, and Hopes

*If you’re wanting to go into The Defenders blind of any spoilers, read on at your own risk.*

The first full-length trailer for Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming series The Defenders dropped this morning, and – holy crap – it looks awesome. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below.

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Drop Everything and Go Watch “Crazyhead”

It’s been fourteen years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air. Many shows have attempted to fill the void left by the Scoobies, but none have succeeded.

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Listen Up, Nerds: Geeky Audio for Your Workout Routine

It’s not easy getting your butt outside to go for a run. It’s only going to get more difficult as the sun beats down harder in the coming months. However, nerds everywhere have created oodles and oodles of audio content for your listening pleasure. Utilize any of the following suggestions, and your power level will be over 9000 before you know it.

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Good News, Bad News: Joss Whedon Set to Direct Batgirl Movie

Last week, news broke that Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, director of the first two Avengers movies) was in talks to direct a standalone Batgirl movie. Now it seems that the talks have turned into an actual deal, and barring a large meteorite slamming into the Earth and killing us all, Whedon will helm this picture.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Begins Saturday. Will You Take the Challenge?

Many have heard of the challenge undertaken by ambitious writers in November: write an entire novel (50,000 words at least) in one month. The annual event has been held every November since 2000, and has grown to over 400,000 participants annually. Writers post their progress online and interact with fellow writers. Less than ten percent actually complete the challenge, but it still promotes creativity, love for the written word, and a motivating online community.

Many are unaware, however, that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, the official name of the event) also hosts an annual event in April: Camp NaNoWriMo. This event, which also spans 30 days, simulates a writing camp environment. Continue reading

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Smells Like Mid-Twenties Spirit

Two weeks ago, I confessed my love for The Vampire Diaries, but not without acknowledging the sheer ridiculousness of the plot points and characters. One of the ridiculous aspects that I pointed out was the unbelievable attractiveness of every character that inhabits the world of Mystic Falls. I later ruminated on why these characters were so gorgeous, and I realized that a huge contributing factor was the age of the actors. The majority of the characters on The Vampire Diaries begin the series as juniors in high school (or have obtained immortality at roughly the same age, and will forever appear as teenagers). However, the actors portraying these characters began the show while they were in their early to mid twenties – well beyond the awkward phase that many experience in high school. These “teenagers” are, in reality, adults with a clear sense of style and not so much of a hint of a hormone imbalance. Continue reading

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The Committee Meeting 1

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