This time last year I spent over three thousand words moaning about what Peter Jackson did to ‘The Hobbit‘ this year I decided to do something about it. Well I say do something about it, I mean of course sit and wait for someone to do something about it for me. This is someone else’s take on…………………..
A friend of mine recently talked about the wave of fake nerds encroaching on our “culture” because he is a little behind the times. So he doesn’t feel bad about that fact I shall be doing a follow up so that he isn’t the last person to be discussing it.
Now most people are either in the camp that Fake Nerds are real, the worst scum ever and should be burnt at the stake or are in the camp that says they don’t exist and everyone should just cool it. As usual I shall aim to be a little bit different.
Christmas is a time to remember the man who died for our sins and rose again, who believed in kindness and peace and was always followed about by companions eager to learn of his ways.
However I haven’t bothered much with this season of Doctor Who so I’ve had to make do with getting drunk and watching a bunch of Twatty Who reviews instead; a series where Diamanda Hagan vents her frustration with Doctor Who, nu-who in particular and David Tennant to be even more particular-ular. Now while he annoyed me as the Doctor during his run that has dropped off since, no not because I have grown up and accepted that it is because it’s just a t.v show; no for I have a cunning theory.
Today should be the release date for Jem and the Holograms movie, at least here in the U.K, a movie that dared to look at both Transformers and G.I Joe and say those are far too faithful. By all accounts it has not gone well, hence why I said should. Now I am not a Jem and the Holograms fan, I have never before seen Jem nor her Holograms, nor read or listened to them. The closest I have ever come is a Geek History Lesson podcast. For I am a man and thus don’t like anything without explosions nor if the number of girls outweighs the number of dudes other wise I might catch Cooties, or even worse “the gay”! But I’m running out of Christmas themed comics so I shall be looking at the first storyline from IDW’s Jem and the Holograms run ‘Showtime’. This is……………………………………………………………
Apparently there was some kind of population boom around the sixteen hundreds which coincided nicely with the rise of political correctness “gone mad”. See not only were more people demanding Santa to do a re-check of his naughty/nice list in hopes of getting bumped up to getting an actual present off the old coot but Krampus, “the evil Santa” who punishes the wicked and gifts the nice kids another year of life, was told to knock it off with the flaying of children and carrying young souls to hell.
Not that this stopped him and it was about another three hundred years before they managed to finally officially switch from brutally murdering naughty children to giving them a light slap on the wrist and just giving them whatever their parents could afford anyway.
Thus for the past seventy years Krampus has been locked away while the League of Super Santa’s delivers presents and protects the world. But all of that is about to change for this is………………
It’s easy to get wary about ‘The Last Christmas’. It’s about Santa fighting zombies an idea that can easily not live up to expectations. It’s from two Deadpool writers, a character that can really overplay himself and it has two intros before we get to the book. One singing its praises and the other not so much. now one of these is from comedian Patton Oswalt and the other is from Mrs Claus. Try and guess which one will be which. But when all is said and done the proof is in the figgy pudding.
So let’s see how Santa copes when facing down……….