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The (Late) Week in Geek: Aug. 24, 2012

Ok, so this is really “Last Week in Geek.”

Believe Wonder Woman by Kerrith Johnson

Artist Kerrith Johnson has a series of these “Believe” posters on his DeviantArt page. They’re quite worth the looksie. Image courtesy of Kerrith Johnson.

It’s late mostly because I’ve been in the process of moving Kiphart World Headquarters across the state. I’m sorry I left you without conversation topics all weekend, but I’m here to make sure you’re twice as interesting this week!

The world mourned astronaut Neil Armstrong. He voyaged further than any of his predecessors, set foot on the shores of the moon, but still returned to his homeport.

Comic artist, writer, letterer, and inker Karl Kesel is selling his personal collection to help cover adoption fees and medical bills for his new son, Isaac. I’m not tearing up; it’s just really dusty. I told you, I’ve been moving.

The new “Borderlands” game will feature a “Best Friends Forever” skill tree, or as the lead designer calls it, “Girlfriend Mode.” Causal Girl Gamer Gabrielle wonders if it’s really worth all the hubbub.

Only days away from seeing the good Doctor, the BBC gives us a look at “Pond Life.”

Nic Cage and his hairline are starring in a taken ripoff called….wait for it….oh crap, you already guessed it! Stolen. Thank you, gods of the Internet and cocaine-fueled movie executives for this gift.

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Do not think he saw that coming. Image courtesy of Zuthell on DeviantArt.

Want to know what happened in the season five finale of “True Blood?” Here you go.

Rob can barely contain his excitement for anything Quentin Tatantino touches.

Because at their core comics are sort of like high school, the quarterback is totally taking the head cheerleader to Make Out Point. Superman and Wonder Woman are all up in each other’s business.

Speaking of doing personal things in public (They’re up in the sky! Anyone can see them! Get an ice cave, you two!), today is Read Comics in Public Day.

No big secret or surprise, I am both liberal and in possession of lady parts. Which is why I just fawn over the President’s response to Sen. Todd Atkins’ insanity.

TJ has found neat stuff lurking on Kickstarter, behind the motivational tapes for cats.

Seth Green’s long-promised “Star Wars” comedy show may turn out to be the least-disappointing “Star Wars”-related production since the “Clone Wars” cartoon.

Felicity wonders when the presidential election went from a campaign to a competition in stupidity.

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Playing at a Comeback (Or Why I preferred She Ra to Barbie)

There is no one in the world with better survival skills than a four-year-old girl with an older brother and a legion of boy cousins.

She’s fast to outrun errant flicked boogers. She’s loud to shout that you can’t hit a girl and if you try she’s telling mom! And, above all, she’s adaptable. That isn’t just a My Little Pony, it’s She-Ra’s battle stallion! That G.I. Joe isn’t just a real American hero, he’s also the guy who took Barbie on spy adventures.

Do you think I could outrun her if I drank a case of Red Bull? Still no?

She knows what you're thinking. And, yes, she can run faster than Batman. Image courtesy of FabioValle on DeviantArt.

Want to know why it ruled to be a girl growing up in the ’80s? Because it seemed that every company made at least one badass female version of their characters.

  • Pink Voltron (I have no idea what her name was since I was more a fan of playing with the toys than with the show. Yes, Googling would be a good idea, reader.)
  • Scarlett and Jinx from G.I. Joe
  • She-Ra
  • Cheetara
  • I really wish there was a female Ghostbuster, but since I was born with an ironic spoon in my mouth, I always identified with Venkman (I was also raised with a healthy respect for Bill Murray.).

I played with my Barbies and P.J. Sparkles and My Little Ponies (There was a brief flirtation with a Baby Alive doll, but hygiene freak that I still am, the idea of putting real water and fake baby food in a toy was unacceptably filthy.). I was a girly girl, but I always loved my some warrior princesses.

Pretend is so much more fun when you can put your toys action sequences that would make John Woo weep (Because with me everything was always done in slow motion while I made the “whomp, whomp, whomp” sound) and Nicholas Cage request your information to write his next script (Because clearly a small child is writing his films a’la “Axe Cop.”).

That’s why I’m a getting psyched for all future male and female geeklings, as Gabrielle cutely called them, or tiny versions of me, as I call them (I’m not into the whole brevity thing. Yes, that is the second time in two articles that I’ve made a reference to that quote, but it’s one of my favorite movie lines of all time.).

The Princess of Power!!!!

"She Ra, do you have to do this every time you get a new follower in Twitter?" Image courtesy of windriderx23 on DeviantArt

She-Ra was a princess with a sword, a horse, and not one cluck (I don’t like to curse in print. I have no problem appearing lazy online, but profane is just a bridge too far.) left to give. She stopped by the store on her way to polish her diadem, found the cluck shelf bare, turned down the proffered rain check, and went on her slaying way.

The pink Voltron was a queen of some sort if I recall correctly. Look, I’m not real clear on the details here, but dude, if loving playing robot lion warriors was wrong, I am guilty of a Class A felony. I know that Voltron has legions of fans who enjoy its lengthy mythos and intricate story lines mixed with sweet robot on robot violence, but my relationship to it as a child was solely through the toys. Is it on Netflix streaming? If so, I’ll put it in the queue right after I finish Firefly and Serenity, but it better not mess up my recommendations…

I saw a lady ninja in the G.I. Joe previews, and I’ll admit, I squeed a bit. I’m excited to see Jinx back in the public consciousness.

And, I think that’s what I’m happy about, whether I like the reboots of my childhood memories or not – the strong women action figures who had fully articulated joints and whose easily lost accessories were swords not shoes are back on the shelves. And, one day I hope to buy boxes of strong female characters. Not for them to be displayed in a collection but tossed around, chewed by the dog, and taken on adventures that only little kids – boys and girls – can imagine.

Well, little kids of the person who guides Nicholas Cage’s career.

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