Had a great weekend at Nuke the Fridge Con with most of my Bat family. Most of us were out of costume or in variations of ourselves. I need to rest up because next weekend I have the Batman ‘89 midnight showing in Los Angeles as “movie premiere Harley Quinn” and the rest of the weekend at Long Beach Comic Con as the Clown Princess running around and causing mayhem.
THE TERM “JUMP THE SHARK” DESCRIBES THE POINT IN A TELEVISION SHOW WHERE IT STOPS CREATIVELY DEVELOPING AND STARTS TO BECOME A SELF-REFERENTIAL CARICATURE OF ITSELF. THIS IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH A SHARP DECLINE IN QUALITY.
THE PHRASE ITSELF REFERS TO AN EPISODE OF “HAPPY DAYS” SET AT THE BEACH IN WHICH ARTHUR HERBERT “FONZIE” FONZARELLI JUMPS OVER A SHARK WHILE WATERSKIING. THE WRITER OF THAT EPISODE HATES THIS PHRASE, POINTING TO THE POSITIVE RECEPTION OF THE EPISODE AND THE FACT THAT HAPPY DAYS CONTINUED FOR MANY SEASONS AFTERWARDS. HENRY WINKLER, THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED FONZIE, LOVES IT BECAUSE WHENEVER IT’S MENTIONED IN AN ARTICLE, THEY USE THE SAME STILL FRAME OF THAT EPISODE WHERE HE IS IN A SWIMSUIT AND HE LIKES THE WAY HIS LEGS LOOK IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH.
THE OPPOSITE OF JUMPING THE SHARK IS “GROWING THE BEARD,” OR A POINT WHERE A SHOW’S QUALITY DRAMATICALLY INCREASES, AND IF IT’S A SPIN-OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT STARTS FEELING LIKE ITS OWN SHOW AND NOT SIMPLY AN EXTENSION OF THE PARENT SHOW.
THIS TERM IS NAMED AFTER STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, IN WHICH THE MOMENT THE SHOW WAS GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO HAVE COME INTO ITS OWN ROUGHLY CORRESPONDED TO THE BREAK BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS, DURING WHICH TIME ACTOR JONATHAN FRAKES WOULD GROW HIS CHARACTER’S NOW-ICONIC BEARD.
ANOTHER DERIVATIVE IS A TERM FOR WHEN A GOOD FILM’S SEQUELS HAVE BECOME SO RIDICULOUS THAT PEOPLE GENERALLY ACCEPT THAT IT’S TIME TO ALLOW THE FRANCHISE TO DIE. THIS TERM IS “NUKING THE FRIDGE” AND REFERS TO A PART OF INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL WHERE INDIANA JONES SURVIVES AN ATOMIC BOMB BY HIDING IN A LEAD-LINED REFRIGERATOR.
#TomWelling talks on #ClarkKent and #Lucifer with @NukedTheFridge #Comics #Smallville
week we had a chance to visit the set of Fox’s Lucifer Season 3 inside
Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. While there we had a chance to ask the
cast, which included newcomer to the show, Tom Welling who plays the
mysterious Marcus Pierce, a few questions.
Welling played a young Clark Kent in Smallville, a show that paved the
way for the great DC Comics-based series on TV we have today such as
Arrow and The Flash.
Although Welling has been asked if he would cameo as Superman in the
CW’s Supergirl we feel he would be a better fit for The Flash so Luis
Lecca from Nuke the Fridge asked if he would consider returning as Clark
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Photoshop.
Final one in the set.
Turns out I can be quite productive on a rainy day. Wasn’t sure on this one, though - Think I like it better without the outline of Indy (so it’s just the landscape) but then it wouldn’t really fit in with the other 3. Mind you, I guess you could argue this film didn’t really fit in with the other 3, as it was a bit rubbish. Ouch.
We went with an Avengers theme. Captain ‘Merica and Black Widow. We left before the cosplay contest. (Cons are much more difficult when your hung over just for the record. :P) But we ran into these two and they were kinda awesome. :)
For the love of all that’s vigorous and scintillating, “fridging” does not merely mean that a woman has been killed in a story. The term has a very specific meaning, and when you broaden it to leave that meaning behind, you both a) ignore the problem the term was meant to engage with, and b) begin to set women apart from the consequences and possibilities that apply to the other characters around them.
I need to be clear about something– I’m not here to put force fields around any category of character; the drive for equality means I want to smash all the pedestals. Everyone gets to do everything, everyone gets to be everything, everyone gets to reap the consequences. My commitment is to try not to replicate any more insulting, outdated, unexamined tropes in my work… not to never upset you. Certainly not to promise never to allow harm to come to a certain class of character.
THERE ARE NO–
OKAY. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS EXCEPT ONE GENERAL CATEGORY THAT IS MOSTLY EXCEPTED BECAUSE COME THE FUCK ON. KITTIES.