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“So I ask you… As both Warrior and King. How long do you think you can keep your friend Safe from Me?” - Black Panther unmasked by the talented @douglas_shaune Photography. 👏🏾👏🏾 My favorite unmasked photo by far - which is saying something because I still have the Deadshot beard in full effect until June. Why is Will Smith the king of Wakanda..? 😂😂

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When Racism and Scifi collide

Confession: I have never read anything from HP Lovecraft. I probably should - after all, he contributed enormously to what is now my favourite genre, but I’ve never felt the pull to pick up one of his books. However, I’m not completely useless. I have done my research on him, and his stories.  His plotlines are fantastical. Without Lovecraft’s contribution, we would not have the glory of Cthulhu running for president in the US elections. He was creating science fiction works before it was science fiction.

We have HP Lovecraft to thank for this existing on the Internet.

Lovecraft was a great contributor. Lovecraft was also racist. Pretty racist. Hectically racist. Practically everything I’ve read about Lovecraft the man and the writer indicates that he had a less than friendly attitude towards people who were not of his skin tone.  And for a scifi reader, it’s a bitter pill to swallow that someone who helped create the genre would think of you as a lesser human.

Introducing la Valle

So how do I navigate that space?  Luckily enough, someone had already thought of that question before I did.  Tammy Oler explores this sticky situation through the work of another scifi writer. Victor la Valle takes one of Lovecraft’s stories, The Horror at Red Hook, and remixes the story, retelling it through the eyes of one of its black characters. The Ballad of Black Tom humanizes the character Tommy, and LaValle marries the fictional setting to the reality of black people in 1920s New York (and modern times too). It was interesting, reading about an author who looked at Lovecraft’s work specifically with a racial angle.

SciFi and Racism

How does this relate to science fiction in general? There are other instances of racism, or the least, racial insensitivity, in well-known scifi books.  The other example that comes to mind is Dune. Frank Herbert is the writer responsible for launching me into the world of scifi. I love that book like crazy. I am strongly considering getting a Litany against Fear tattoo. Yet the White Saviour Complex in Dune grates my brain.  But that’s for another day.

If I had zero motivation to read Lovecraft now, my motivation is in negative numbers. Avoiding his work doesn’t solve the sticky situation of racism in scifi, but it does mean that I remove unnecessary feelings that will get in the way of me enjoying what is a wonderful universe of alternate futures and realities. And it motivates me to do, in my own small way, whatever I can to correct the racial imbalance.


NINJA TURTLES 2 Movie Trailer Review : Black Nerd reaction (and breakdown) to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Out of the Shadows first official trailer (via

I’m reposting @nephilim_rising2010 . I’m always surprised and amazed at how much people really liked Midnight Tiger. If things go well in this new career I won’t have to worry about paying for production costs anymore and that means more MT on the shelf!

“Day 5 of showcasing a #blacksuperhero for #BlackHistoryMonth. Today goes to the character of #GavinShaw aka #MidnightTiger created by @raheight. I own the first two issues and am ready for more. Gavin Shaw is a young high school senior living in Apollo Bay, one of the toughest cities in California. Gavin’s greatest desire was to find a way to do what the police has never been capable of doing…Release the strangle hold the gangs and drug dealers have on his home town. On his way home from tutoring a friend, Gavin stumbles across the hero known as Lionsblood who had been badly injured in an alley. Quickly running to the hero’s aid, Gavin unknowing placed himself in the line of fire of the very supervillian who, moments ago, had injured the hero he was trying to save and in that instant suffered a mortal wound himself. Surprised that he was even still alive, Gavin awoke the next morning in a hospital bed. The teenager would soon discover that Lionsblood, in an effort to save the boy’s life, had to inject him with the same serum that gave the hero his powers. Finally having the means to do something and wanting to put his new found abilities to good use, Gavin becomes the crime-fighter known as Midnight Tiger and begins his assault on the gangs and drug dealers of Apollo Bay. His powers are enhanced agility, Reflexes, Senses, Balance, Healing and Durability. Retractable cat-like claws on all fingers and toes, gives off a high pheromone scent. Check out the book, buy the book, and hopefully there will be more of Gavin. #SupportIndieComics #ReadComics #Blerd #blacknerd #blackgeek #celebrateblackhistory #independentcomics #comics #comicbookguy #gaygeek #gaynerd #blackgaycomicgeek #geekdom #nerdlife #geekguy #ActionLabComics #talknerdytome #instageek #instanerd #geekpost #geekpride #nerdalert #readingmaterial #geekstuff #geeklife #instacomics

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Greetings everyone! Pray you’re all surviving and thriving. Throughout the trials and tribulations of my young life thus far…undergrad, postgrad, and so on…bow ties have been a constant in my wardrobe. Currently, I have about 50 to 60. I’ve bought some more recently and may need to recount. 😜 There’s something I still haven’t been able to put my finger on about their uniqueness and why they are such a universal staple. So, for this #Blackout I wished to share some of my darlings. They bring me (and others) so much joy. Do you love bow ties too? Feel free to share some of your beloved wardrobe staples. 😘

So this happened. So awesome watching a voice recording session and meeting the cast of #NickTMNT. #SethGreen (Leonardo) #MaeWhitman (April) #SeanAstin (Raphael) #GregCipes (Michelangelo) #KellyHu (Karai) #RobPaulsen (Donatello) #KevinMichaelRichardson (Shredder) #Nickelodeon #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles #NinjaTurtles #TMNT #BlackNerdComedy #BlackNerd

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|The Panel presentation is almost ready| Backstage fun 📷 #SDCC. The whole cast is there including Shredder, and Tigerclaw plus #BLACKNERD a new invited guest 💞/ @sethgreen @seanastin @brandon_auman @superrobot74 @rob_paulsen @gregcipes @blacknerd

________________________________________ (#SDCC) (#Donatello) (#Raphaelhamato) (#Raph) (#Raphael) (#tmnt) (#tessen) (#tmnt2012) (#tmnt2k12) (#turtlepower) (#tmntvideokarai) (#SeanAstin) (#Comiccon) (#SethGreen) (#BrandonAuman) (#Ciro) (#Gregcipes) (#ninjaturtles) (#ninjas) (#nickelodeon) (at The Crew at #SDCC 📚📷)

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‪#‎TMNT‬ EXCLUSIVE! “Trans-Dimensional Turtles” Behind the Scenes with the Original 1980’s Ninja Turtles Voice Cast! "Trans-Dimensional Turtles" airs Sun Mar 27 at 11AM ET/PT on Nick. (via


You can now easily make GIFs out of my YouTube videos! Just look for the “GIF” link next to the Share buttons on my videos. Share with me what you make and I’ll repost my faves! Be creative… and please be nice :) In the meantime, here’s Hipster Sonic for ya!

Video Source: 10 Sonic Games That Changed Sonic History


Black Nerd & Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by making up bad reboots to your favorite retro franchises (via