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The Enthusiast - Episode 12: Great at Boats

The Enthusiast - Episode 12: Great at Boats

By Kieran in Podcasts on April 23, 2013

Okay, now I know the past few weeks each week has started with "We're back on a regular schedule this week" but I swear, we're back on a regular schedule this week.

First Thor: The Dark World Trailer Online

First Thor: The Dark World Trailer Online

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on April 23, 2013

The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World has been posted on Apple's movie trailer site.

Another Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie

Another Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on April 23, 2013

Ophelia Lovibond joins the upcoming Marvel movie.

BTVA  Awards Nominations

BTVA Awards Nominations

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 23, 2013

The 2nd Annual Best Voice Actor Awards are here, and it's up to YOU to decide who is to win!

Revolution- The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

Revolution- The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

By Dr. Improbable in Features on April 22, 2013

*Indifferent Shrug*

All-Star Western #19 Preview (UPDATED)

All-Star Western #19 Preview (UPDATED)

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 22, 2013

What type of GOLD means certain death for Jonah Hex?

#RVWS 4/22/2013

#RVWS 4/22/2013

By Jeremy Shane in Features on April 22, 2013

Comic Reviews in 140 Characters or less!

First Pics of Judi Dench as Storm in X-Men Days of Future Past

First Pics of Judi Dench as Storm in X-Men Days of Future Past

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Director Bryan Singer tweeted out the pic of Dench in costume from the set of the upcoming X-Men movie.

Disney:

Disney: "Rehab Is For Quitters"

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

It’s good to see Disney attacking some serious issues for a change.

Check Out Stephen Platt's Nova #4 Variant Cover

Check Out Stephen Platt's Nova #4 Variant Cover

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

The seminal nineties artist covers seminal nineties writer Jeph Loeb's book about seminal nineties character Nova.

Official Clip of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Official Clip of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Can't wait for May 17th?? Well, watch the a clip of the beginning of the new Star Trek film now.

Once Upon a Time -

Once Upon a Time - "Lacey"

By The Resident in Features on April 22, 2013

*dismissive wanking gesture*

Futurama Canceled Again.. We Really Mean It This Time

Futurama Canceled Again.. We Really Mean It This Time

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

The Sci-Fi animated comedy has not been renewed for another season by Comedy Central.

Massive Retcons Promised for Tony Stark in Iron Man #10 Teaser?!

Massive Retcons Promised for Tony Stark in Iron Man #10 Teaser?!

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

A new Marvel press release has Iron Man fans shaken and flustered with promises of a secret origin and something called the Stark Seven!

New Images from 'Thor 2: The Dark World'

New Images from 'Thor 2: The Dark World'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Get a look at Natalie Portman in these new images from the next Thor movie.

Behind the Scenes on Bethesda's 'The Evil Within'

Behind the Scenes on Bethesda's 'The Evil Within'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Find out some game impressions from a first look with 'The Evil Within,' the new survival horror game from Bethesda.

Valiant Preview: Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Volume 1

Valiant Preview: Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Volume 1

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Take a look at some Barry Windsor-Smith artwork from the earl 90's, with the original Eternal Warrior.

Just a Little More Blud: Late Night with Conan the Barbarian

Just a Little More Blud: Late Night with Conan the Barbarian

By Jude Terror in Webcomics on April 22, 2013

In this episode of Just a Little Mode Blud, Dan has a sex dream featuring superhunk Jason Mamoa. Don't act like you haven't had one too!

Producers Beg Fans to Give Teen Titans Go! a Chance

Producers Beg Fans to Give Teen Titans Go! a Chance

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

The animated series debuts on Tuesday, and, if you give it a chance, maybe it won't be as horrible as you thought.

Boring Weekend Of Boringness Confronts Outhouse Staff

Boring Weekend Of Boringness Confronts Outhouse Staff

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

Did anything interesting happen this weekend? The answer will bore you.

Teen Titans #19 Preview

Teen Titans #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 22, 2013

Which new member of the Teen Titans reveals his true colors?

Muse Invades Japan with

Muse Invades Japan with "Panic Station" Video, Cosplay, and Tentacles

By Juan Cena in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

New Muse video goes off the deep end with every Japanese pop culture cliche you can think of.

Batman Incorporated #10 Preview

Batman Incorporated #10 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 22, 2013

When only one can survive, which will it be: the man or the bat?

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 To Journey Overseas

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 To Journey Overseas

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on April 22, 2013

The currently running anime was announced to be leaving Japanese shores with a more familiar title.

Moment of the Week 4/17/13 *Spoilers*

Moment of the Week 4/17/13 *Spoilers*

By Zechs in Features on April 22, 2013

The Poll is open.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 3 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 3 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

By Arion in Reviews on April 22, 2013

Shinji Ikari & Rei Ayanami Some teenagers are intensely melancholic, apathetic even. They seem to float around the world without ever touching anyone. Without ever compromising, without ever taking the risk of letting people in: I used to be like that. And Shinji Ikari, of course, is like that. After two volumes and literally hundreds of pages, he hasn’t even smiled once. And suddenly, just after he’s about to embark home with Misato Katsuragi, he runs into Toji Suzuhara and Kensuke Aida, perhaps his only two friends. It is in that moment, after fooling around with the guys, that Shinji finally laughs. It is a sound that Misato had never heard before.  Remembering the past / Recordando el pasado “I guess maybe I was just going through the motions of living”, Shinji confesses. And that reminds me of a great line from Nicole Kidman in The Hours: “My life has been stolen from me. I'm living in a town I have no wish to live in. I'm living a life I have no wish to live”. I felt completely identified with that phrase for most of my adolescence. So I understood Shinji perfectly, I knew what it felt like to go through the motions, to accept life as an obligation instead of an opportunity. There are so many philosophical interrogations in stages 13 through 19 (“White Scars”, “The Warped Room”, “What her Crimson Eyes Believe In”, “Abandoned Memories”, “The Night Before Battle”, “Blood Battle” and “The Moon Inside the Darkness”) but also action and interaction between the protagonist and the rest of the cast.  As the days go by, Misato and her new roommate Shinji learn to share the same house and coexist without unnecessary tensions… The only thing that seems to bother Shinji is the way that Misato hangs around wearing quite revealing clothes. But, wouldn’t it be a boy’s wet dream to live with a sexy woman who has no inhibitions? The thing is that, perhaps, Shinji isn’t like most boys. He isn’t like Toji or Kensuke, who are always chasing girls.  Toji is obsessed with girls, but what about Shinji? / Toji está obsesionado con las chicas, pero ¿y Shinji? There is a very peculiar scene that takes place in Rei Ayanami’s house. Doctor Ritsuko Akagi has forgotten to give Rei’s new NERV ID card, and so Shinji has to go to her place and deliver the card. He finds a very deteriorated building and as he steps into Rai’s unlocked apartment all he can find are the signs of poverty and abandonment: dusty floors, dirty walls and lots of garbage everywhere. Sure, Shinji doesn’t live in a palace either –on the contrary, Katsuragi’s apartment is very modest– but at least he’s used to a modicum of order and decorum. None of that exists in Rai’s place. These heroes who have saved the world live like everyone else, without luxuries or sophistications –they are, indeed, in the opposite spectrum of traditional Western heroes like the Avengers who live on mansion in Fifth Avenue or the Justice League who reside on a satellite, far above the world, like gods instead of mortal men–. It is in this filthy space that Rei presents herself naked, and Shinji, out of nervousness trips and falls on top of her. There is a delicious moment of hesitation, almost of sexual tension, when Shinji is on top of her, unable to react, to either move further or remove himself from this strange embrace. Rei, as devoid of emotions as usual, doesn’t do or say anything. Shinji apologizes for intruding and drops the card. And leaves quickly. Is it the taste of unresolved sexual tensions what we –the readers– feel after this sequence? Or is it something else? Something darker and harder to explain? I can affirm that no such thing as love can exist between this boy and this emotionless girl. But there is complicity. And camaraderie. All of this is made evident when they both face a flying angel –Ramiel– with the form of a rhombus, a creature with the ability to destroy everything within a fifty miles radius. To defeat it, Shinji uses a particle cannon that will consume the entire energy supply of Japan, and Rei will shield him against the lethal energy blast of the angel. Alone, none of them can triumph, together they succeed.  _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ An awkward encounter / Un incómodo encuentro Algunos adolescentes son intensamente melancólicos, apáticos incluso. Parecen flotar alrededor del mundo sin tocar a nadie. Sin comprometerse, sin arriesgarse a permitir la cercanía del otro: yo era así. Y Shinji Ikari, por supuesto, es así. Después de dos volúmenes y literalmente centenares de páginas, él no ha sonreído ni una vez. Y repentinamente, justo cuando está por embarcarse rumbo a casa con Misato Katsuragi, se topa con Toji Suzuhara y Kensuke Aida, tal vez sus únicos dos amigos. Es en ese momento, después de tontear con los chicos, que Shinji finalmente ríe. Es un sonido que Misato nunca antes había escuchado. "Supongo que quizás solamente estaba viviendo en automático", confiesa Shinji. Y eso me recuerda una brillante línea de Nicole Kidman en "The Hours": "Mi vida me ha sido robada. Estoy viviendo en un pueblo en el que no deseo vivir. Estoy viviendo una vida que no tengo deseos de vivir". Me sentí completamente identificado con esa frase durante mi adolescencia. Así que entendía a Shinji perfectamente, sabía lo que era vivir en automático, aceptar la vida como una obligación en vez de una oportunidad. Hay tantas interrogantes filosóficas en las etapas 13 a la 19 ("Cicatrices blancas", "La habitación torcida", "Lo que sus ojos carmesí creen", "Memorias abandonadas", "La noche antes de la batalla", "Batalla, sangre" y "La luna dentro de la oscuridad") pero también acción e interacción entre el protagonista y el resto del elenco.   Shinji's lack of action complements Rei's null reaction Shinji no realiza ninguna acción, y Rei no tiene ninguna reacción Los días pasan, Misato y Shinji aprenden a compartir la misma casa y a coexistir sin tensiones innecesarias... Lo único que parece causarle molestias a Shinji es que Misato usa ropas muy reveladoras. Pero, ¿no sería el sueño húmedo de todo muchacho vivir con una mujer sexy y sin inhibiciones? El asunto, tal vez, es que Shinji no es como la mayoría de los chicos. Él no es como Toji o Kensuke, que siempre están detrás de las chicas.   Hay una escena muy peculiar que ocurre en la casa de Rei Ayanami. La doctora Ritsuko Akagi ha olvidado darle a Rei su nuevo tarjeta de identificación de NERV, así es que Shinji tiene que ir a su casa y entregarle la tarjeta. Él encuentra un edificio muy deteriorado y al entrar al departamento de Rei lo único que ve son señales de pobreza y abandono: pisos polvorientos, muros sucios y basura por doquier. De hecho, Shinji tampoco vive en un palacio -al contrario, el departamento de Katsuragi es muy modesto- pero al menos está acostumbrado a un mínimo de orden y decoro. Nada de esto existe en la habitación de Rei. Estos héroes que han salvado el mundo viven como cualquier otra persona, sin lujos ni sofisticaciones -ellos están, por cierto, en el espectro opuesto de los tradicionales héroes occidentales como los Vengadores que viven en una mansión en la Quinta Avenida o los de la Liga de la Justicia que residen en un satélite, muy por encima del mundo, como dioses en vez de mortales-. Before the battle with the angel Ramiel / Antes de la batalla con el ángel Ramiel Es en este mugriento lugar en el que Rei aparece desnuda y Shinji, por puro nerviosismo, se tropieza y se cae encima de ella. Hay un momento delicioso de incerti-dumbre, casi de tensión sexual, cuando Shinji está encima de ella, incapaz de reaccionar, de dar un paso más o un paso atrás. Rei, tan desprovista de emociones como siempre, no hace ni dice nada. Shinji se disculpa por haber entrado sin permiso y deja la tarjeta. Y se va rápidamente. ¿Lo que sentimos -nosotros los lectores- después de esta secuencia es el sabor de las tensiones sexuales no resueltas? ¿O es algo más? ¿Algo más oscuro y más arduo de explicar? Puedo afirmar que algo como el amor no puede existir entre este chico y esta chica sin emociones. Pero hay complicidad. Y camaradería. Todo esto se hace evidente cuando ambos se enfrentan contra un ángel volador –Ramiel– que tiene la forma de un rombo, una criatura con la habilidad de destruirlo todo en un radio de 50 millas. Para derrotarlo, Shinji usa un cañón de partículas que consumirá todo el suministro eléctrico de Japón, y Rei será su escudo contra el letal rayo de energía del ángel. Solo, ninguno de ellos puede triunfar; juntos logran la victoria.   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/neon-genesis-evangelion-vol-3-yoshiyuki.html

Some Character Info for Avengers Assemble & Hulks: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Some Character Info for Avengers Assemble & Hulks: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 21, 2013

Character bios for both shows have been unveiled and reveal small bits of character details.

Game of Thrones- And Now His Watch Is Ended

Game of Thrones- And Now His Watch Is Ended

By Dr. Improbable in Features on April 21, 2013

Last week, I predicted fire and blood. Turns out I was right! I'm basically psychic.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Takes Place In The Future?

Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Takes Place In The Future?

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on April 21, 2013

A casting call for the upcoming movie hints at possible plot details.

'The World of Ice and Fire' Release Date and Info

'The World of Ice and Fire' Release Date and Info

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 21, 2013

A companion volume to the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Bantam released new information on The World of Ice and Fire today.

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