It's the same old story every time a new highly anticipated movie or game or TV show comes out. Despite multiple warnings on Facebook and Twitter accounts and multiple unfollowed former friends, people are going to post details or tell revealing in-jokes which can be considered spoilers. Stories and experiences get ruined, egos inflate, defenses go up, and friendships end.
There are many reasons why people spoil things. It can be because some don't know what constitutes as a spoiler. Others might not have any reference of when it's okay to talk about certain important plot points. Others still don't consider it rude, or were ignorant to the fact that it is, indeed, rude. Then there are inconsiderate assholes who either just don't care or they do it purely to ruin other people's experiences because they enjoy doing so.
Maybe if we deconstruct what makes a spoiler, why people do it, and propose how get around it, maybe we can lessen situations like where we'd have to unfollow more people on Facebook.
San Diego Comic Con 2016 is upon us! And as always, there is just a landslide of awesome news for comics, TV shows, movies, video games, and merchandise. In this small corner of the Internet, let's talk about the best bits that excited our geeky little hearts.
I'll try to post as many stories here as I can, but because there's going to be so much, I'll try to stick to the stories I think you'll find most interesting.
- Category: General Geekery
- Created on Thursday, 14 April 2016 00:15
- Written by abumelt
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If you haven't heard yet, it's about time you get in the loop. The illustrated version of the first book in the Harry Potter series is now available in the Philippines! And at Php1600+/-, it's even cheaper here than if you get it in the US (SRP is $39.99 and at P46 to $1, that's about 1800 something local bucks).
There are two titles available, the British version "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and the American version "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
My copy is the Sorcerer's stone edition which is supposedly the American version (they changed some colloquial terms) but interestingly enough, the text seems to be from the original British version with words phrases such as "sherbet lemon" instead of "lemon drop" and "shan't" instead of "won't" among other minor differences.
There's also a deluxe set with a slipcase. The covers on the deluxe set is gorgeous with gold etching of the Snitch on the case and Hogwarts against a purple backdrop on the book itself.
Rereading material you know nearly by heart is made doubly interesting by Jim Kay's beautiful art, breathing new visuals to favorite characters and scenes. What I like about it is that the artist seems to have created his illustrations based on the book instead of simply patterning from the characterizations in the movies, which in my opinion are two very different things.
"Jim builds little models of every character with plasticine and places them gently in his cardboard Hogwarts so he can test out the way the light hits each one at different times of day. To get Hagrid right, he lined up a set of those little plastic army solider toys to represent the kids at Hogwarts and then built his own Hagrid figurine to the right scale." -Pottermore
I love that the illustrator is a total nerd.
One of my favorite illustrations is the one of Severus Snape. While I do like what Alan Rickman brought to the role in the movies (may he RIP), he's not entirely what I pictured when the character was first introduced in the book. Jim Kay's depiction is EXACTLY how twelve year old me imagined Professor Snape to be like the first time I read the book. It's on page 110, in case you wanted to take a quick peek.
Pages are thick and glossy. <3
I've been meaning to reread all the books again and I've found the perfect reason to do so. I gotta get going because it looks like the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is set to come out in October! Exciting!
- Category: General Geekery
- Created on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:29
- Written by Ryan
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The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections is now on its 14th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing. Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from the Authority Hoodie.
Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service launches in the Philippines, as IFLIX explodes into the pop-culture landscape of the country during the Philippine ToyCon, with unlimited access to its line-up of the most awesome and iconic movies and TV series. With trial memberships now open, everyone is free to explore and enjoy the vast range of content on iflix.com.
Walt Disney Pictures brings in the wonder of Star Wars with its new line of merchandise from the original film saga and the new Star Wars Rebels series. And also, get into the world of the smallest superhero with Marvel’s Antman interactive exhibit.
Also catch future and fantasy fever as Universal Pictures’ Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World launches in ToyCon with an eye-popping display of the movie’s cinematic artwork and line of collectors’ toys.
Other movie highlights are the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan from Pioneer Films and Doraemon: Stand By Me the Movie in 3D. Catch Doraemon and friends live at the ToyCon stage!
The TOYCON also gives you its biggest battlefield of toys with exhibits from the local toy clubs: Pinoy Lego users Group exhibit, Planet Krypton, Funko Funatic Philippines, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.
The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the TOYCON’s own Cosplay Universe unleashing a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia’s Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao. Also catch the Star Wars 501st Philippine Outpost parade its new troopers and droids from a galaxy far, far away.
Revel in opening night festivities with a series of ToyCon Pop Quiz competitions and get your fill of local and foreign comic book artists in the Artist Alley set up by Flipgeeks and Komikon.
And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest dealer floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS!
So let loose the child in you once again by getting ready for war in new battlefields of play!
The Philippine TOYCON 2015 will then be held on June 19-21, 2015 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) til June 18. Tickets are also available at the event gate on June 19-21.For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:
- Category: General Geekery
- Created on Friday, 24 April 2015 03:00
- Written by Ryan
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in local cinemas last Wednesday, and to coincide with it's release, The Block SM City North Edsa is hosting an exhibit of life-sized statues of some characters from the movie.
The main stars of the exhibit are the statues of Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, Iron Man and the Hulk.