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Hey everybody! You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since Wednesday, including my weekly comic book reviews. Don’t worry, everything is pretty fine now! Turns out I had a touch of pneumonia and spent a couple days in the hospital recovering.
These things happen. They suck, but they happen. The hospital treated me well, gave me some antibiotics and now I’m back home, pretty much right as rain. I haven’t yet figured out how to make blog posts on my phone, so I didn’t bother with anything during my stay — and I know I missed some good trailers!
So forgive the slowness of updates over the next few days. Just readjusting to life on the outside again!
Say hello to Henchie, the new Henchman-4-Hire mascot! I’ve been meaning to create my own iconic mascot since I started this blog upwards of six years ago, but through sheer force of laziness, it never happened! But jokes on you, Past Sean, because the future is here and the mascot is now!
Henchie was designed and drawn by artist extraordinaire Gemma Moody, the artist on my comic series, Gamer Girl & Vixen. I knew she was the perfect choice to draw a fun and friendly mascot. She’s superb! And she’s open for commissions if you’d like your own artwork!
Sometime soon — probably tonight (Update: or right now, actually, I got tired of waiting) — I’m going to add Henchie to the blog. I’m going to change some colors around and add a new header image at the top there. I may even do more changes beyond that in the future, depends on what random whims control my destiny.
For now, say hello to my own original blog mascot! All my pinks are especially tickled that I now have my own Henchman-4-Hire!
Welp, 2015 is here and I’m still fat and broke. Guess my resolutions for 2014 didn’t pan out…again! I did a little bit better with my pop culture resolutions last year, some of which actually came true. So I thought I’d go ahead and make this a new, annual tradition!
Plus this is definitely the year I get in shape and get rich!
There’s a lot in store for us in 2015, one of the biggest pop culture years in a long time. Not only is Avengers 2 hitting the big screen in the spring, but the year’s going to end with the Star Wars relaunch. How cool is that? We’ve got great TV shows, great video games, great comics, and great everything else. But how great can they be? What do I hope to see in 2015? Join me after the jump to find out!
Hey readers, is anybody having any kind of virus or malware problem when they visit my site? One of my readers told me that he visited the blog and suddenly Spanish music started playing from his speakers. Has this happened to anybody else? I’m trying to get to the bottom of it, and any further information would be appreciated, thanks. Let me know in the comments, or e-mail me at Hench4Hire@gmail.com.
One of the most unfortunate tropes in movies is the introduction of a character that you can immediately label. These archetypes help foreign audiences to understand the role of a character, even if they don’t understand that character’s background: The supermodel cheerleader, the suave leading man, the funny fat guy, and the hopeless nerd, among dozens more. As much as we may hate it, Hollywood clings to these archetypes, even if they’re derogatory.
The nerd in film is just there, for the most part, to help the leading man or woman work through the plot of the story and disappear (possibly into a locker). He may make funny jokes (Possibly locker-related), or come up with a clever invention (locker-related) to help save the world: But the nerd will rarely, if ever, have his or her day. But some of these big-screen nerds aren’t as nerdy as they let on. Here are five nerds from film who are secretly awesome behind the scenes:
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