April 17, 2014

Nerd News: Batman short, Hogwarts online classes, S.H.I.E.L.D. art and more

Vol. 5, Issue 14

Hey, kids! So the Mister and I have finally caught up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and, well, it’s pretty damn good. I adore how Marvel’s tied the movies and the show into each other so well. I’m still meh oh Skye and Ward—even with recent developments—and Ming Na is still THE WORST, but the rest of the characters are great and the plots are interesting. I’m glad we didn’t give up completely!

In movie news this week:

Here are some trailers and clips:

Cuban Fury


Edge of Tomorrow


The Giver


Guardians of the Galaxy


How to Train Your Dragon 2


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Thanks, Wes!)


X-Men: Days of Future Past


I don't understand why Charles is walking?

April 11, 2014

obsessed.: theSkimm

I have a confession to make. I have become one of those people. I don't read newspapers or watch the news on TV, and I rarely read news sites. I ... I get most of my news from Twitter.

Getting news from Twitter can work well, depending on the people you follow. I follow a lot of pop culture accounts, however, so most of the news I get is of the entertainment variety, leaving me a bit lacking in the "what's going on in the world" department.

That's why I'm so excited to have found theSkimm. theSkimm is a daily (weekdays) newsletter filled with world news. Straight from their website: "theSkimm is the daily email newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you—across subject lines and party lines—and break it down with fresh editorial content."

Here's a peek at the sort of thing I've come to love from theSkimm:

Read today's issue here.

One of the many reasons I don't read or watch straight news is because it's so dry. But theSkimm is news with a side of sass. And it's the perfect baby step toward becoming less of one of those people.

April 10, 2014

Nerd News: Amazon Fire, #HailHydra, new SyFy shows and more

Vol. 5, Issue 13

Heya nerds! It’s been a busy week IRL. Let’s make things better with interesting information I have found on the Internet!

In TV news:

There have been more than 5,000 deaths so far in Game of Thrones. Here’s a video of all of them.