Weekend Window Closing Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012
Closing windows on our desktops so you can you open them on yours. Here we go…
- Chernin Group Takes Majority Stake in Anime Website Crunchyroll | Variety
- Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana according to 1995:
No online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works… How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it’s an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can’t tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we’ll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.
Uh, sure, indeed. I will just note that the Web is still here, while Nirvana ended in the 90s.
- Cards Against Gallifrey — just the thing to make your Cards Against Humanity game timeless.
- Top Ten Clichés in Crime Fiction. And yes, that’s crime in comics too.
- 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Trailer, via Newsarama.com
- Jim Hines, Recruiter of People of Color to Fandom: Knock, knock. “Hello, I’ve come to spread the good news about fandom, where we love aliens, monsters, and even PoC!”
- Two Indiegogo campaigns you might want to look at: I-CON Returns on Long Island, and Museum of Science Fiction in Washington.Both ending soon, and they’ll take whatever they can get.
- Natalie Portman: That wasn’t me kissing Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: The Dark World’: I thought that kiss looked extra passionate…
- Aki Con cosplayer raped by ‘special guest’ convicted sex offender
- James Bond movie posters in the style of Saul Bass
- Warren Ellis Wants Into Your Inbox… Again
- And finally, Lousy Book Covers. Just because you CAN design your own cover doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Anything else? Consider this an open thread.