Studio Ghibli Reopens for New Miyazaki Film — WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

The critically acclaimed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli is in the process of a new animated film spearheaded by the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. His last film was released in 2013 titled The Wind Rises, an animated historical drama which was a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikosh. Shortly after that film was released, Miyazaki had announced […]

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Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time Trailer Premiering At D23

There are no words for how excited I am!

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Fans and attendees of the much-anticipated film, A Wrinkle in Time, will get a wonderful treat during D23–the film’s first trailer.

Screenrant reports that the film adaptation, which is based on the best-selling 1963 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, will release its first teaser trailer during D23 in Anaheim, California.

The film’s director, Selma and 13th’s Ava DuVernay, confirms the new herself via Twitter. DuVernay is the first African American woman that will direct a $100M live action film.

A Wrinkle in Time recently wrapped production last March and is led by newcomer Storm Reid playing the lead role, with a star-studded supporting cast such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zach Galifianakis.

D23 takes will be from July 14 – 16 at the…

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A load of extra work and an inconvenient cold (also known as ‘a cold’) has me falling behind on updates something fierce. Got more pieces planned for the rest of the month, though, with a feature coming soon on the Ontological Geek!

Thinking of trying a new layout, too. I like this one, but it still seems like it’s missing something…

The Importance of #KeepNightwingRomani

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When it was announced that WB/DC had tapped  LEGO Batman director Chris McKay to direct a live action Nightwing film set in the DCEU the internet immediately caught fire with many beginning to fancast. Many people fancast the likes of Matt Bomer, Zac Effron, Taylor Lautner, Ian Somerholder, and even Steven Yeun. The obvious problem with this is that the majority of the actors that people chose to cast as Nightwing were white, but another problem is that people of color aren’t interchangeable. For the better part of 15 years Nightwing has canonically been recognized as Romani. This was established Pre New 52, New 52, and during Rebirth. Nightwing was initially established as Romani back in the early 2000’s during Devin Grayson’s run on the character. In recent years DC has had writers reestablish and commit to the concept that Nightwing is of Romani descent, while the percentage of…

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A Millennial While Black

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As a millennial, it seems like everybody is giving you unwanted advice left and right. Anything we do is up for criticism. We don’t work enough for corporations? We’re lazy. We work too much? Suddenly, we don’t take enough vacation time. Received participation trophies when you were growing up? That’s probably why you’re not excelling now. It’s totally something that you’re doing wrong. Won’t accept abusive management tactics? It’s because you’re clearly an entitled little shit. How dare you ask for a good work-life balance and a company that treats you like a human being?

When houses aren’t selling enough, Millennials are blamed for not buying them. Never mind the all-around inflation in prices while minimum wage is pretty much stagnant. If we go to college and don’t get the desired career job, it’s something we did. Maybe not enough unpaid internships, not enough extracurricular activities or just not enough…

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