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On Monday, Amazon Studios announced it had acquired the rights to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to television. Naturally, our nerd-pal Glen Weldon has some thoughts:

1. The Tom Bombadil Mysteries

Everyone’s favorite immortal forest-spirit and his wife Goldberry caper through The Old Forest solving animal-on-animal crimes while singing tra-la-la-la!

It’s … it’s less annoying than it sounds, the singing.

2. Hangin’ With Mr. Bombadil

Everyone’s favorite immortal forest-spirit and his wife Goldberry kick it with some of Arthedain’s surliest, most hardened teens. They provide straight talk, and tough love … and singing. Lots of singing. So, so much singing.

3. CSI: Numenor

Join Nindamos’s brilliant but troubled medical examiner as he solves crimes and snippily dismisses his assistant’s concerns about rising sea levels.

You can find the rest of ‘em here – I swear to Ilúvatar they’re not all Tom Bombadil jokes! Well, mostly not.

– Petra

anonymous asked:

Is it just me or had b99, unlike a lot of shows, actually gotten better over time? Like in the benning it looks like, while it is super funny and diverse, it might perpetuate some negative tropes like Charles being infatuated with Rosa or Jake being kinda arrogant, but then it subverts this so both these characters become so much more rounded and developed... Idk, I just really love b99 and your blog is awesome.

I agree! The funny thing is that seems to be another Schur Signature™. I remember the first seasons of both The Office and Parks and Rec being almost painful to watch tbh. The characters were more flat and less likeable. While b99 didn’t start so awkwardly (in my opinion), I think like in the other two, the producers have done an amazing job of developing and rounding out the characters over time!

Joss Whedon as icon of male feminism

I remember when Joss Whedon dedicated a whole season of Buffy to show the story of three loser nerds who were trying to take magical control over women to use them as sex slaves, among other things.

It turns out Whedon himself, an icon for all geeks and nerds, was using his power as a producer to sleep with many young actresses, playing in his shows and movies.

I guess the aformentioned season was his way of coping with his inner guilt or something.

I’m really loving the theme lately with big budget film and TV projects in the ‘nerds and nostalgia’ genre having White Male Entitlement as the villain

like

Mad Max asked who killed the world

their answer was 'toxic masculinity’

Jessica Jones answered with 'rape culture’

and Star Wars threw in 'entitled, privileged white dudes with nostalgiaboners for eras of extreme oppression for everyone else’

could we ask for a more accurate unholy trinity, or a better group to be putting this shit on blast??

So my girlfriend’s got dyslexia so she can’t read. And like I’m a huge nerd who loves learning and reading. I first thought “this won’t work, we’re too different.”
She actually watched all my favourite shows before we even started dating.
And she bought my fav books and asked if I could help her read them.
aND SHE JUST ASKED IF WE COULD GO TO THE MUSEUM AND THEN HAVE A HARRY POTTER MARATHON BECAUSE “SHE WANTS ME TO SMILE AND TALK FOR HOURS”