Isaac Mac, Irascible Mammal

Mostly links for stuff I liked reading, watching or looking at.

Occasionally some writing on TV, games, movies and sports.

No, I don't know what the title means either. I used a thesaurus.

This is one damn fine trailer.

beatonna:

Look what’s here, it’s comics!  Click and go read em.  From the news post:
Hello my friends!It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it! I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.

Hellllll yes.

beatonna:

Look what’s here, it’s comics!  Click and go read em.  From the news post:

Hello my friends!

It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it! 

I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.

Hellllll yes.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The problem with sharing these stories in broad terms is that people think men and women receive the same harassment online. They do not. I’m not writing this piece to evoke your sympathy. I’m writing to share with you what prominent, successful women in the industry experience, in their own words.

If you can stomach the offensive language and scenes described you owe it to yourself to read this.

And most significantly, when the T-800 first sees John Connor, the words “TARGET ACQUIRED” pop up onscreen. It’s no accident that the words aren’t “TARGET TO PROTECT ACQUIRED, BECAUSE I’M THE GOOD GUY THIS TIME AROUND.” Just as Cameron avoids showing the world through the T-1000’s eyes, to reveal that he isn’t human, he’s coyly deceptive about what information he gives the audience even in the T-800’s POV shots.

—Tasha Robinson’s essay on Terminator 2, specifically the way that movie carefully builds its biggest moment and how the marketing effectively killed that suspense, is good reading.

I guess I’m an outlier.
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I guess I’m an outlier.

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randomhouse:

Did you totally l-word (lesbians!) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World? Well then we’re about to make your weekend: radiomaru's new graphic novel SECONDS is out this week, and it’s all about (very mysterious) second chances:

1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew

It’s very good. I had it pre-ordered for two months, because I love Scott Pilgrim (comic and movie), and I’m glad I did.

francavillarts:

~~ THOR ~~ Lobby Card by Francesco Francavilla
SuperHeroines Pt.1 (of 3)
Cheers,FF

francavillarts:

~~ THOR ~~
Lobby Card by Francesco Francavilla

SuperHeroines Pt.1 (of 3)

Cheers,
FF

I blame the TGI Friday’s test kitchen executive chef (a prepaid cellphone that Guy Fieri texts recipes to while high on whippets) for making the prototype of these sticks accidentally one full moon—for by accident is the only way such an item could ever have been deemed suitable for human consumption—and then never copping to the mistake.

—Read Caity Weaver’s report on her 14-hour trip to TGI Friday’s to test out their “Endless Apps.” It’s pretty funny.