San Diego Comic-Con is an impossible place, because everything that’s terrible about it is basically mitigated by everything wonderful about it. … On one hand you spend incalculable amounts of time in line; on the other, you meet George R.R. Martin. There is nothing easy or relaxing about the biggest event in all of fandom; everything feels more or less like a fight. But then you win a few fights, like securing a seat inside Hall H for the day, and by the end you feel like you could do it again next year. Maybe.
This is basically why I no longer attend SDCC, despite it quickly becoming an almost mandatory business event (see: SXSW, for another example.) It’s gotten too big, too unwieldy, and too unmanaged to be able to back up its promises. You’ll always come back with one good experience, but one good experience in three days of waiting around for an experience is…well, it’s costly in more ways than one.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD TEASER
I just cried my very first tears of joy. Oh my god.
I just came.
I was so worried hearing about George Miller retreading already well-trodden ground with a new Mad Max film, but holy shit am I excited now. I’d forgotten how unique those films looked and felt, and seeing a modern Mad Max trailer feels like a breath of fresh air.
Bring on the apocalypse, I’ll be in my seat.
12 Monkeys Trailer (TV Series)
I’m super excited about this, and I can’t wait to watch the pilot/TV movie. Since the show doesn’t start airing on Syfy until January 2015, we have lots of time to rewatch the original movie, and La Jetée (two of my favourite films of all time).
They look at the same idea—of traveling back in time to save the world from its current post-apocalyptic state—using such different visual language. Chris Marker’s La Jetée appeals to the photographer and artist in me with its beautiful still photographs and eloquent voice-over narration, whereas Twelve Monkeys speaks to my inner scifi nerd with all its action, grittiness and timey wimey goodness.
I am very interested in how they will extend out the story to full a full season . -m
Sounds relatively creepy and awesome.
FYI THERE IS A 12 MONKEYS TV SERIES COMING IN 2015!
The symmetry of clocks lulls us into believing that time is a fixed commodity, but studies indicate that’s not the way it’s experienced. Time speeds up as we age. And the older you get, the more quickly it appears to vanish.Why The Last Five Years Of Your Life Have Disappeared (via fastcompany)
Age scales linearly, but perception of time scales exponentially.