A new kickstarter project has been started by Michael Reaves, the multi-award winning writer for Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series, among other things. A vampire noir horror movie starring Neil Gaiman and Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, among other things), and a companion comic drawn by Tom Mandrake, this project is aiming for $50,000 before June 14.
Go. Fund. It.
At least go and check out the kickstarter video. Aside from just looking blatantly awesome, it shows how much the people involved truly care about this project, especially Michael Reaves himself, who says “I just want to get this movie made”. Neil Gaiman, one of the most successful (and in my opinion, best) fantasy writers alive, personally endorses the script, and says that “there’s nobody else I would act for”. Most of the people involved will not be drawing a salary.
Seriously, this looks like one of those rare movies which will be fantastic, well thought out, interesting, and surprising. Plus, there are a bunch of great rewards, including digital downloads of the movie (when it’s done, that is. Sadly no time manipulation is involved), posters, DVDs, and a download of the original script! Not to mention, vampires could definitely do with a bit of a comeback from the deep dark pit of lameness into which they seem to have been dropped recently. I mean come on? An ancient monster (which may or may not be sex-on-legs), which hides in the night and kills you by devouring only your blood? They should be the undisputed height of cool!
Peace Out and Fund Fangs
Image taken from the kickstarter page for Blood Kiss.
Remember that time when Iron Man slept with Spider man?
The movie is even called ‘Wonder Boys’ So, if they ever had kids would they be The Iron Spider?
And is it just me or in 13 years R.D. Jr has aged quite a bit, he looks super young here!
So much more respect for Chris Evans (aka Captain America) when seeing his response to Ben Shapiro’s twitter posts. It went something like this:
This week Jason Collins came out as saying he is proud of who he is, a black christian gay basketball player. He also came out in Sport Illustrated, so in print! This is a big moment for him, after all it is hard to be a christian gay man in a field where being ‘a man’ is determined by how many chicks you score, and where locker room bonding is a thing.
So then Ben Shapiro had to be a douche and say these things about him:
The outlined bit is where I have a problem. Society in general make sportsmen and sportwomen out to be heroes, there are many young men and women, as well as adults who look up to these people and have them as their personal heroes. Okay so you may think that he isn’t a good player, well that is your opinion. The fact is however, to some people he is a great player and that he has the courage to stand up for himself and use that status as a rolemodel to do something like this should be applauded, especially in a field of work where people are mostly uncomfortable with playing alongside homosexuals.
But this isn’t even the worst of it! So Mr. Shapiro was getting a lot of hate from that, which I thought was a little unfair as he was trying to say that we should idolise players based on their skill and not on their personal lives (essentially). I felt a little bit of sympathy with him there. But then he had to be a sarcastic ass about it.
Okay, I get it, you are frustrated that people aren’t getting the real message, but don’t antagonise people and don’t make it into a ‘leftist’ statement.I am a leftie, but I know people who are conservative and still have issues with what you have said. Also, by grouping people like that you are doing exactly what you think they are doing – you are turning into the type of person who sees a sample of people and labels everyone who identifies in some way with that sample as being the same as that sample – you become ignorant to individuals and to the truth. It is a darn shame that you can’t see past it, because if you can you might be a happier person.
What’s really ironic is that by having this outburst, he has painted himself as the conservative caricature, or the “stereotypical Right wing man”. This in turn make us ‘lefties’ more unlikely to want to listen to what you are saying.
For everyone that has continued down to here, I would like to say that Ben Shapiro says he isn’t a homophobe – he was making a comment on what should really be valued in sports and what becomes a ‘sports’ star. However, I will disagree and say that what separates a run of the mill sports idol to a great hero isn’t just skill. It’s their strength of character, about doing what you preach even if it isn’t the popular way, trying to improve and better yourself and knowing that because you are in the lime light you have the opportunity to change perceptions and lives that not everyone has, as well as the determination and hard work they bring to their jobs. Not every celebrity has to do this, of course, and I’m not saying that they must. I’m saying that to be a hero worth following, it takes more than being famous and a hard worker. They are called heroes because the path they have chosen isn’t easy.
Ben Shapiro wants to voice his opinion and to have some sort of impact and possibly change some people’s minds. I have to say that you aren’t going to do that by telling people what’s wrong with them and how they need to change. You change people’s lives by modelling your values and becoming an inspiration to others. People aren’t stupid. If what you are doing is a perferable way of life or the ‘right’ way, then people will follow. No one wants to be aggressive and antagonistic.
After all theese tweets Chris Evans, Captain America, took one look and simply said:
Which, after how Ben Shapiro has reacted, I would have to say I agree.
To see more of Ben Shapiros reactions simply go to his twitter here: Ben Shapiro
By the way, let’s not all hate bash him. Don’t sink down to aggressive behaviour because I have a feeling what he has said in the first place was misconstrued (even though I didn’t agree with that statement in the first place) and he acted out of frustration. Let’s not fan the flames, but pour some water.
[I will like to very immaturely say that Ben Shapiro was figging OWNED by Captain America. In that one statement.]
It seems that our current Doctor has played the gay protagonist in a show called Christopher and His Kind.
Here’s the plot summary from IMDB (Matt Smith plays Christopher):
In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and would-be actress Jean Ross,who sings tunelessly in a seedy cabaret club. They and others he meets get put into his stories. After a fling with sexy rent boy Caspar he falls for street sweeper Heinz,paying medical bills for the boy’s sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other son,Nazi Gerhardt. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. Years later Christopher,now a successful writer,returns to Berlin for a final meeting with Heinz,now married with children.
Now that sounds like a show I’m going to need to go find on iPlayer or something!
Here’s some clips that alerted me to this fact. WARNING: They’re quite NSFW.
This one is an actual clip from the show:
This one is one of those collections of hot clips with a song played over it.
Now let your Doctor fantasies run wild, my dear gay geeks.
I not only like Obama as a president, but also as a person.
Funny Obama should be a thing on the internet, Fobama? Funma? The internet can take it off my hands. Also there is a photoshopped image of ‘white’ Obama. I don’t know why anyone would do this except for curiosity, but here it is.
I prefer his head shaved