Category Archives: Geekery
Have you ever watched Drawfree? It’s this funny and charming drawing show/Twitch stream/a bunch of other stuff that I’ve been watching for a while now. And they’ve just announced that they’ve finally gone fully independent! And could therefore use more viewers!
Here’s a taste of their style.
So basically, Drawfee was created as part of College Humor that developed into a group of four artists who get together and do drawing challenges while bantering and having a good time. It’s a fun watch. Here’s their channel with just a metric ton of old episodes to watch.
Then College Humor went belly up in January and the Drawfee bunch has been flapping in the wind for months now, especially in light of the pandemic. Now it seems they’ve finally got some solid ground underneath them.
I’m just letting you readers know because I like sharing cool internet things, and the Drawfee bunch is definitely that sort of thing. And don’t we all need more and more entertaining YouTube channels to just lose ourselves in for hours upon end? Isn’t that what your lockdown is like too?
The other day, I took a deep dive into the Power Rangers wiki while looking up information on Yellow Power Ranger Aisha Campbell, as one does. And I stumbled upon something called Power Rangers HyperForce. It’s apparently some kind of tabletop RPG played over Twitch…or something. I don’t know, none of that is my scene. Heck, I don’t even really care all that much about any power Rangers beyond the Mighty Morphin era.
So it helps that HyperForce is clearly an homage to those great original Ranger years. They’ve even got a HyperForce Green with his own golden shield.
But don’t worry about that. We’re here to talk about HyperForce Black…the Cerberus Ranger! Also, the first Black Ranger to be a woman, so that’s cool. Her name is Vesper Vasquez and she was played by Cristina Vee.
And she’s got a cool three-headed ax! It transforms into a shield!
Like any red-blooded American white kid growing up in the middle class, I was big into Greek mythology when I was in elementary and middle schools. It was my jam. And my favorite Greek monster was Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound that guarded the gates of the Underworld.
Honestly, I’m not trying to make any larger point here. Cerberus was my favorite Greek myth monster. I remain a fan to this day, even going so far as to make a whole List of Six on this blog of various Cerberus incarnations in pop culture. Cerberus is just cool.
And the other day, I discovered a Cerberus-based Power Ranger. Complete with a Cerberus Zord!
I’m not made of stone, people. I am still as much of a geek as I’ve always been. And this is exactly the sort of geeky thing I drool over! There’s no point to it. Nothing about this is going to impact my life in any way. It’s just a random, weird combination of some of my favorite geeky things and I am tickled to the highest levels of pink!
Avengers: Infinity War came out on DVD this week, so of course the internet was awash in Avengers-related videos and articles and whatnot. That’s how the internet works nowadays. And if I had any skill whatsoever, I would have done something too, instead of randomly talking about Venom instead.
But speaking of Avengers: Infinity War, how about an Honest Trailer?
Gotta love those things! They’re the bread and butter of the internet.
But how about I do you one better and deliver an 8-bit recreation of the Avengers vs. Thanos fight!
That was put together by those fine folks at Mr. Sunday Movies, a favorite vlogger of mine.
Gotta love all this neat Avengers stuff! Good way to kill some minutes in the day!
We live in a world where intrepid people in the world can just put together their own amazing fan film of any property they want. Remember that sweet Mortal Kombat movie from a few years ago? That led to a pretty awesome web series, and I think some solid career opportunities for the creator.
Well now director Allan Ungar brings us a fan film about the Uncharted video game series. And he’s got Nathan Fillion in the starring role of Nathan Drake!
Yep, that was pretty darn amazing. Well made, well acted, well written; I would love more of these. Heck, I’d be down for an entire movie like this. I’ve barely played the Uncharted series, but that was a darn good short film!
Found this pretty stellar Ms. Marvel fan film on io9 this weekend and wanted to share! I don’t share enough fan-made things and I’m hoping to fix that. So let’s start with this! It’s only 5 minutes long and damn good.