Fans are News Addicts

This is a fan.  A very angry fan.

This is a fan. A very angry fan.

Fans of Avatar: The Legend of Korra were really hoping to hear some news about the release date for season two during the recently held convention called Nickelodeon Upfront 2013. However, the date wasn’t released, so many were very frustrated. Want proof? Go to this post on the Korra blog I told you about. Those are some angry fans.

These fans are reasonably angry, though. It has been a long time since Nickelodeon released any substantial news about season two and it was during this very convention last year that news about the first season was released. I’m a fan of the show myself and was bummed, too, but why? Why are so many Korra fans bent on knowing the release date? Why does any fan find themselves dying for some particular news about their fandom?

Because we’re human. Specifically, we’re human in the twenty-first century–and that’s important to note.

At this point in time, we live in a society in which we expect things to happen for us right away. For example, consider fast food or technology. Things often get done fast, so when something takes longer than we’d like, it frustrates us.

I can testify to this, as I’m sure lots of other people could. I am in college and drive to school for thirty minutes almost every day, and lately I’ve gotten stuck behind some of the slowest people imaginable. In fact, yesterday I posted something like this on Facebook: “I always get stuck behind the slowest people when I drive to school. Is someone praying for me to have patience?!?!” Haha. But, seriously, it makes me really mad! Why? You guessed it–it takes longer than I want it to. And, for fans, because they’re so passionate about their fandom, they are going to get all the more frustrated.

I’m not trying to offend anyone, especially not the fans of Avatar: The Legend of Korra, but there is a lesson we can all take from this. Many of us in this day and age are very impatient, so we’re going to get annoyed a lot when things go slowly. Instead of getting angry the next time it happens, though, we should be thankful that we’re so fortunate–that we even have fast food, technology, entertainment, and cars–and should try to have a good attitude about it. It’s harder than it sounds, but keep this in mind–what you want to happen will probably happen eventually. Yes, even the Korra release date will eventually be released.

Just food for thought. 🙂 Are you a news addict? What news are you waiting for right now?

Awesome. Those Mario games look pretty sweet. Which one would you buy? Would you buy any?

Confessions of a Gamer Girlfriend

video_game_stars_playing_board_games__d_and_d_by_the_author_m-d5igdwqWhile video games are the apple of my eye, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for boardgames. Nearly every weekend my friends and I get together for a game of Risk or Monopoly. Back when I lived in Toronto I was a frequenter of board game cafe Snakes & Lattes; a cafe where you could sit for hours and try out hundreds of board and card games. What I love the most are when my two favourite types of gaming collide. Yep, I’m talking video game themed board games. Somehow they are just that little bit more exciting to me.  They could be created specifically with a video game in mind, or be an awesome reboot of an already existing game. Just seeing beloved gaming characters come alive in a board game is enough to fall in love with them all over again.

Here are four…

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Welcome, Magic Gerbil!

Say, “hello,” to my little friend!  Let us welcome another editor to Good News for Geeks–Magic Gerbil.

Magic Gerbil is, like LeJonaders, an old friend (actually, she’s my cousin) and is going to be a huge asset.  She is even more geeky than I, so she’s an excellent fit for this blog, and will post lots of interesting things, so keep an eye out for her work.  You’re going to enjoy it.

Once again, welcome our newest recruit!  Thank you so much for joining the crew, Magic Gerbil.

Release Date for Season Two of Korra?

Suh-weeeeet! Do you think it’ll actually happen?

Avatar: The Legend of Korra - News & Updates

Note: Big thanks to the commentor by the alias of JB for notifying me about the Upfront’s release date.

Every year, Nickelodeon holds an event called an “Upfront”, which is essentially the Comic-Con equivalent for Television Networks. During these Upfronts, Networks talk about their upcoming television schedule for the year. They discuss shows that will be returning to the network and talk about what fans should expect during the new seasons.

During March of last year, Nickelodeon held their 2012 Upfront and basically gave a rundown of their 2012 Television Schedule. They discussed the newly planned seasons for Spongebob Squarepants, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and many other popular Nickelodeon shows. More importantly, they discussed Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon’s 2012 Upfront gave us the release date for Book 1 as well as a new trailer for the series.

Throughout this current off-season, Nickelodeon has failed…

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New Harry Potter Book Cover

This is awesome! What do you think? Which cover is best?

Curious [St.] George

The Harry Potter series is in store for a fresh new redesign – and can you guess who the chosen artist is?

Here’s a hint…

That’s right! Kazu Kibuishi, author and illustrator of the ever-popular Amulet series! What a perfect match for J.K. Rowling’s magical imagination.

Ready to see his cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

And, for comparison, here are the previous covers:

So, which one is your favourite?

If you want to read more about this story, check out this link in Publisher’s Weekly. Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the news! I’m sure this new edition will be a huge hit at Saints.

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Was Loki Being Controlled in The Avengers?

What a cute villian...

What a cute villian…

Have you ever wondered if Loki wasn’t actually a mad, evil demigod? Did you suspect that something else was at play with Loki in The Avengers? You may have been right.

I found this on Pinterest the other day and was convinced of its accuracy. See for yourself.

Seems legit

Seems legit

Do you think that was the case? I don’t know about you, but the next time I watch The Avengers, I’m going to be watching Loki’s eyes!