These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows? Sad things, it turns out.

The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies | Splitsider

Here’s a great and interesting examination of the social media accounts of canceled television shows.

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31
Jul
At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via yball)

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30
Jul

Ms Marvel recently went to its sixth printing, a rare accomplishment in comics today.

But chatting with Marvel executives at San Diego Comic Con I discovered more. That it sells more in digital than print, and that includes the first issue.

Relevant to something I was wondering about yesterday. (From here.)

Oh, interesting.

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29
Jul
There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor’s concerned with. It’s quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole moments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant.

Peter Capaldi, Sunday Times Magazine

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Peter Capaldi might just save Doctor Who…

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Sometimes I remember that Peter Capaldi is now the Doctor and I cry and my tears are hope.

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28
Jul
It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger.
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last? (via poetrea)

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27
Jul

themyskira:

DD > Didio

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24
Jul
May the force be ever in your favor, Harry.
Gandalf (The Chronicles of Narnia)

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24
Jul
Kid Rock Subpeonaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit
an actual real 2014 headline, what a time to be alive (via mc-ride)

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23
Jul
I wanna begin saying a story about my son. I have a four-year old son who loves superheroes from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Batman. He’s got all the costumes. One day he looks at me and says ‘Dad, I want to be light-skinned so I could be Spider-Man. Spider-Man has light skin.’ That was sort of a shock. This is why I am excited to be a part of the Marvel Universe, so I could be hopefully provide that diversity in the role of the superhero.

Djimon Hounsou, “Comic-Con 2013: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast Talk Rocket Raccoon and Playing Badasses

Family’s looking at the cast list and whups thought about this quote again, I just wanna hug his son and yell at people who complain about diversity in media and shit I dunno haha I just have a lot of feelings about this quote I guess

22
Jul
This is equivalent to living in a house for 60 years and somebody comes in and says, ‘I’m going to take away your property, your land, because I don’t like the style of the house.’

Chap Petersen, founder of the “Redskins Pride Caucus.” (via nationaljournal)

Land… being taken away… where does that sound familiar from?

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Is this satire?

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22
Jul

stevenscrivello:

Jurassic Park, man. Twenty-one years later, it’s still got it.

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19
Jul
Will you still love me when Bioware makes me unromanceable?
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15
Jul
I hear some of you complaining “women always say they want a nice guy.” I know lots of women — I’m even related to a few — and I can’t say I’ve ever heard any of them say that. I can’t prove it, but this sounds like one of those things stand-up comedians say about women and everyone else just repeats. I’ve also never known a woman who cries when she breaks a nail — although I’ve known a few who swear like a 15-year-old sailor in jail — and I’ve never had a woman ask me if her outfit made her look fat unless she actually wanted and subsequently appreciated my opinion. So either I’ve stumbled upon a secret trove of women who aren’t passive-aggressive sob machines, or you need to stop mistaking Dane Cook routines for peer-reviewed sociological studies.
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13
Jul

I can track in my own lifetime the evolution of people of color in the media. It was a huge deal for me as a kid to see Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. Mae Jemison, my friend and the first African-American woman in space became a scientist and an astronaut because she saw Nichelle as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. Star Trek has always been about diversity, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. That’s very much the appeal of Star Trek to me, that and the hopeful nature of the vision. Blacks, women and minorities have always been a part of Star Trek and, over the 30 years Star Trek has been around, that has only grown and increased.

Star Trek is responsible for a lot of firsts. It had the first interracial kiss. I was the first African-American to direct an episode of Star Trek. We’re talking about the ideals that Star Trek embodies being reflected in the society in which it was created. It’s equally as important that young women see Kate Mulgrew as the captain of the Voyager as it is for young black children to see Avery Brooks as the captain of Deep Space Nine, as it was to see Nichelle on Star Trek or me on The Next Generation. I’m happy to be part of that, to be a part of something like Star Trek, that may make as big a difference in other people’s lives as it has made in mine.”

LeVar Burton in Starlog, May 1997 (via trekkiefeminist)
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13
Jul
Idris Elba is like the human personification of a really good bassline.
Jenny, tumblr user sonderland, speaking truth. (via fluffixation)
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7
Jul