kzap

kzap

Name: Andrew Coleman

Bio: Linux enthusiast, avid twitterer and full time geek. Semi-new to the comics world. I'm usually the guy behind the camera (or fixing it in post). Follow me on twitter @kzap333 (shameless plug for more followers)

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    August 14, 2013 12:38 pm 1) It's worth keeping in mind that when Molly signed up for the series it had a different title. They apparently changed it to avoid confusion with several other series with the same name but I wouldn't be surprised if they picked the original name to have an excuse to change it to something more sexual later. That said I disagree with Jimski's article, simple because I don't think "sexualisation" is always "disgusting", that seems to be a very old fashioned conservative viewpoint that "sex is wrong" and "expressing sexuality is disgusting". Also geek culture isn't being sexualised specifically, ALL culture is. And I think the word "porn" can be used as a non-offensive metaphor, like we use the word "addict" without trivializing addiction. 2. I agree with this. 3. I also agree with this. As much as I'm not against all forms sexual expression, I find the way reality shows (and a lot of TV) use it to be tacky and cheap. 4. I disagree, but then I've spent the last two years studying TV Production at University so of course I'm going to. I think there's nothing wrong with caring about TV or any form of media, every platform has good content and bad content and can be used to express good ideas or bad ideas (or neither). There's plenty of great things on TV that the world SHOULD care about; like Breaking Bad.
    August 14, 2013 6:13 am @Invincipal Haha, I was going to make the same joke. I thought it was strange no one had made it yet, guess I know why.
    August 14, 2013 6:11 am I've seen The World's End and love it, not the funniest film in the Cornetto trilogy (which I think is Hot Fuzz) but the most impressive in my opinion. Edgar Wright seems far more confident in his style which is more prominent, it's almost as stylized as Scott Pilgrim. The fight scene are some of the best I've seen all year. The characters are deep and well rounded, Simon Pegg breaks his type casting to play an inherently unlikeable character. But there's a lot of heart in there.
    August 13, 2013 2:31 pm **COMMENT MODERATRED** @Invincipal Wait... They actually moderate comments here? I always thought that was a joke with people ironically writing "**COMMENT MODERATRED**" themselves. Can you say (in a more polite manner) what was moderated? I'm super curious now.
    August 13, 2013 2:21 pm Exactly, it's all constructed, Charlie Brooker did an excellent video on it just google "Screenwipe - Reality TV Editing" and that just covers the more innocent things they do. The stories I've heard are downright horrible, immoral and disgusting. Hopefully the show Molly is on will be one of the better ones and I wish her all the best.
    August 13, 2013 2:12 pm Congrats to Molly but I have no faith in a Geek Reality show at all. Even when it's made by geeks themselves, like the web series Strip Search, I don't enjoy it. When it's made by reality TV producers I know I won't be able to stand it, so I'm not going to inflict it on myself. Still I wish Molly all the best and if this makes her happy more power to her. I just hope the MANY horror stories I've heard about the behind the scenes of these shows don't apply to her.
    August 12, 2013 1:18 pm Could anyone afford Pierce Brosnan on a TV budget? I mean Game of Thrones got Sean Bean but they're HBO and I'd think he wouldn't be quite as expensive but I could be wrong. Still it's a cool hypothetical, we'll have to see how much it matches up with the real TV series in the works.
    August 9, 2013 11:04 am @Conor Good point. I wasn't implying everything on the site should be homogenous. I just find it interesting someone offended by the use of the word "porn" would chooses to write for a site that promotes it (or promotes one example of it). I guess it's good to see varying opinions even if I find them offensive.
    August 9, 2013 10:50 am What if that piece of geek news is about Black Kiss II because then they might be speaking literally :P I'm surprised that a site that extols the virtues of that series also publishes an article that insults people who use the word "porn" in a non-sexual context, calling them "creepy little dirtbags". Personally I find that insult more offensive than the phrase "shelf porn". The comic book series Black Kiss II has been described as pornography and that got pick of the week if I'm not mistaken, so surely Ifanboy don't think it's all bad.
    August 9, 2013 10:23 am *withdrawals