So Kat is abroad in la belle province [that’s “the beautiful province” for all you non-Francophones], doing a program that explicitly states that she communicate solely in French. While she is planning to do her Saturday posts first in English before translating them, it has occurred to me that Culture War Correspondence posts probably don’t work all that well. I mean, while I can’t speak for Gordon, I only know so much French [“un petit peu”].
Which left me wondering whether or not to shut down the feature while she stays in Quebec.
Wonderful gif of Shakira’s indecision aside, this post probably tells you all you need to know about the continuation of this feature, for the time being. Gordon and I will be discussing what will take its place, but rest assured that come next Wednesday there’ll be something new hereabouts.
I really wish I had peppered this with more French, but two semesters of college classes will only get you so far. What I can share with you is that in French they don’t say “shut up!”. They say “ta gueule!” which roughly translates to “your gob!” and I think that’s beautiful.
Oh, and stay tuned for my review of Ms. Marvel #6, which goes up as soon as my comic book shop opens and I can grab my copy.
So this post could be the logical continuation of my Shame Day post on Akira, which focused on Hollywood’s complete lack of respect for a film they’re looking to remake. David Goyer, a man I already cared very little for as a screenwriter, said some disparaging things about She-Hulk in a podcast [which from my understanding has since been edited somewhat]. He went on, however, to insult comic book fans everywhere, with the words:
“How many people in the audience have heard of Martian Manhunter?”
“How many people that raised their hands have ever been laid?”
I could certainly delve into this much more, but Chris Sims over at ComicsAlliance already has, and done so quite well. Check out what he has to say, because he smartly points out that the one who just said these things has a hand in the future of DC’s cinematic universe. I’ll bring everything concerning that terrible man to a close with the following two panels-
Anyway, as the title of this post would suggest, I have some blog news for you all. Continue reading
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I write this over an hour before I have to leave for work, realizing that I don’t have nearly enough time for the quality of the post I want to put together. That being said, I will have my Friday post up sometime this evening.
As you might have noticed, things have been a little shaky here at Culture War Reporters lately. Heck, most mornings I’ve felt a lot like this lady over on the right. That’s why I’ve decided to do something drastic.
Well, “drastic” may be too strong a word. After my post this evening we will be taking an entire week off, with possible updates if something particularly newsworthy happens. We will be back in June after I’ve spent some time updating Shame and Fame Day posts with their respective graphics, getting caught up on proofreading, etc.
TL;DR – After a post tonight we will next be updating in June. See you then and, as always, thanks for reading.
Not of the blog, of the year. Or posts for the year, to be more specific. I just got back from two days camping to see that the world had not ended, which was marvelous news. Life, and the internet, as we knows it moves on, and so does Culture War Reporters.
As I am currently in Thailand for the holidays, and both Gordon and I are sorely in need of a break, this will be the last post of 2012. A lot has happened, but I’m going to leave that up to my co-writer, as he’s responsible for a lot of them. As I said in the last post, thanks for reading, and here’s to an even better year.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls (who really shouldn’t have any reason to read this post), welcome to Culture War Reporters’ year in review.
Thanks to your fanatical devotion, we here at CWR have completely and utterlysmashed our previous goal of a daily viewer average of 150, and currently have a total number of views exceeding 51,000.
While this is doubtlessly a result of our combined awesomeness, I’d like to also imagine that our host of new installments has something to do with it- this past Fall having seen the advent of “Fame Days”, “Shame Days”, and “Evan and Gordon Talk”– all of which have been resounding successes.
Frankly, I feel we deserve a round of applause.
On top of that, we’ll be taking a well deserved break here at CWR- but don’t worry, we’ll be back the second week of January.
See you then.