Vaguely fannish stuff in a pile. Funtimes. September 3, 2010Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
Tags: Barbie, Batman, Bechdel Test, copyright, Fight Club, Jane Austen, Lady Gaga, manga, sci-fi, words
The history of the word “pundit”. Turns out nobody knows exactly where it came from.
Jane Austen’s Fight Club (video). Enough zombies; let’s have some more of this stuff.
The U.S. Copyright Office cites fanvids in recommending exemptions to the DMCA. Go fandom!
A rundown of recent top sci-fi films, stacked up against the Bechdel Test. The results are pretty miserable. Come on, sci-fi, get it together! Remember when you got the first interracial kiss on television? We can’t possibly have slid so far backwards that it’s impossible to make awesome films in which there are enough female characters to have a decent conversation between them.
Lady Gaga Kidnaps Commissioner Gordon. I gotta say, there were definitely a couple of cosplayers at Otakon who gave me pause, wondering if they were supposed to be Gaga or Catwoman.
Visual language of manga versus Western comics. Nothing too groundbreaking, but there are nice demonstrations.
I voted in the poll for these lovelies: Barbie’s 125th and 126th careers:
Geek Computer Engineer Barbie and Pundit News Anchor Barbie.