Interviewer: It was nice that you had [Will’s dog] Winston as the moral compass in that scene, refusing to participate!
Bryan Fuller: [Laughs] He’s like, ‘There is some f**ked up shit going on in that house right now. You might wanna have a drink before you go in there’.
Can someone find a source for the interview this is from?
Kitty Cash is putting out the second installment of her Love The Free compilation series, featuring exciting, indelible work from many of her contemporaries, all heart-on-sleeve provocateurs stretching the boundaries of the R&B genre. Lo and behold, the real life princess who gave us “Whip My Hair” pops up with a wilting, beauteous little song, far too wizened and lived-in for Willow Smith’s thirteen years on this Earth. Her brother is ruining his dad’s movies, dressing up like Batman at weddings, and confusing the shit out of people on Twitter, meanwhile the Lisa to Jaden’s Bart is cooling over here, evoking early Erykah Badu and melting hearts with her earnest, tender balladry. It’s going to be insane when she grows up.
Haley: We get a LOT of footage of Herc training his army. Probably a good third of the movie, actually, which was fine with me because I love training montages. Hercules’ military strategy consists of 1. SHIELD WALLS and 2. YELLING ABOUT SHIELD WALLS. Who needs a demi-god hero when you’ve got a WHOLE WALL of HERCULES BRANDED SHIELDS.
Max: It’s weird thinking about how little actually happens in this movie until the third act. It’s mostly The Rock lucid dreaming about Cerberus murdering his family.
Haley: Cerberus? You mean the three-headed guardian dog of the underworld? FALSE because HE DOESN’T EXIST THERE IS NO UNDERWORLD AND THERE ARE NO GODS, IT’S JUST THREE BIG FREAKING DOGS HERCULES YOU SCHMUCK.
Max: The dramatic reveal that Cerberus was, in fact, just three big dogs is made even better by the fact that Hercules is like “WAIT IT WASN’T CERBERUS, IT WAS THREE BIG DOGS!” I like when movies that aren’t really going for historical accuracy try and enforce stuff like this. It’s like we’re watching Brett Ratner’s 7th grade English project.
Haley Winters and Max Robinson, HunkWatch: The Personal #Brand of Hercules [Review]
non stop holes
Hasbro had enlisted Bob Budiansky, a prolific writer and editor at Marvel Comics, to provide profiles and backstory to a series of toys they meant to sell in the following year. Jim Shooter and Denny O’Neil had been the first to work on the product at all, dubbing them “The Transformers,” establishing their leader Optimus Prime, and that two warring factions had crashed to Earth from “Cybertron.” It fell to Budiansky to give all of the other toys their character sketches and names.
He came upon a rather bizarre featureless robot who transformed into a Onebox Vanette. This version of the Vanette had a white color scheme with red crosses, meant to be read as an ambulance. Budiansky figured that an ambulance alt mode should indicate a medical robot. Inspired by Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, he decided that the strange boxy toy was in fact a doctor named Ratchet. Unlike Ratched, this character was benevolent, fun-loving, and dedicated. Like Ratched, this character was female.
He heard back from Hasbro shortly. They liked his profile, and all the other profiles he’d done, but they had some notes. In particular, there was one for Ratchet. It said something very much like: “This is a boy’s toyline, so we see all of the robots as male.” Budiansky shrugged and made the change. Why pick a fight over some cheesy toy tie-in that was going to be over in four issues? So much would have been different, and better, if that exchange had gone differently.
Lis from Seconds
(which is a very good book, go read it! shoo!)