The Legend of Zelda Explained

A fan of Zelda? Of course you are. If you have 30 minutes to burn Gametrailers released a new installment of “Timeline”. That’s right. Turns out EVERY Zelda game is part of a timeline and has a specific order. If your a fan of the lore its definitely worth your time. I give you…Timeline

inFAMOUS Second Son

second-son-key-art (1)

I’m a huge fan of the inFAMOUS franchise. If you haven’t played the first two installments then I recommend you stop reading this immediately, go play inFAMOUS 1-2 and come back. I’ll be waiting. If your too lazy to do that i’ll give the rundown. Cole McGrath is a bike courier in Empire City. One day he delivers a package and gets a call telling him to open it….BOOM and explosion levels 6 blocks and he is the only survivor. Not only that but he can control electricity. Now Empire City is under quarantine and multiple factions (gangs, cults, etc) are vying for control. Its up to you as a player. Will Cole be a Hero? Or will he become Infamous. That’s as much as I can tell you right now without spoiling the amazing narrative.

During the reveal of Sony’s PS4 they also released a trailer for “inFAMOUS Second Son”.  

Second Son takes place 6 years after inFAMOUS 2 and whether you were a good guy or bad guy stuff went down to make people angry. Cole McGrath’s story is more or less finished and we are getting a new hero. “Delsin Rowe” is a big underacheiver. Till one day he saves some children from a burning bus. After the fact he somehow has the power to manipulate and “phase” into smoke. How did he get his powers? Who is responsible?

 

Regardless the Government is cracking down on anyone with powers in an attempt to wipe out any threats…and that’s all we know. Seriously. Play inFAMOUS. Play inFAMOUS 2. And get a PS4

What Kind of Bender Are You? (An Avatar Quiz)

Water, Earth, Fire, Air

Water, Earth, Fire, Air

I just took a quiz that determines the bending type of an individual (based on the bending types from Avatar: The Last Airbender and
Avatar: The Legend of Korra). It was actually kind of fun and really accurate!

I was an airbender, which surprised me–I thought I would be a waterbender–but, after I read the results, it made a lot of sense and described me well.

Take the quiz by clicking here and tell me what kind of bender you are!

Interpreting the Message of Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Gaang

The Gaang

Everything, whether it be a television show, a movie, or a comic book, portrays a message. Even the lives of human beings emit a message, including your own. Some messages are more subtle than others, while some are as plain as day. I’d like to elaborate on one specific television show’s message–Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I recently read two blog posts–one on the blog of Mike DiMartino (co-creator of the show) and another on the Korra blog that I told you about–which explored the subject of how messages are portrayed. Both posts were pretty interesting, so I encourage you to read them, and each of them lead me to think about the message in Avatar.  In fact, as I was driving to school one day, I thought, “What is the meaning of it?  What were the creators of the show trying to say?” And now I think I know.

Here is my interpretation of the message: the path to harmony is long, arduous, and filled with trial, but it is possible and, in fact, absolutely necessary for one to travel upon.

Think that’s accurate?  Or am I totally off?

I am going to tell you why I think that’s the meaning of the show if I can get at least one comment. Just one comment from some kind-hearted soul, telling me whether or not they agree. (Well…I’ll probably write another post about it anyway…but I’d still really appreciate it.)

So, scroll down! Click “enter your comment here”!  And type madly!  After all, fellow nerd, you’re my only hope.

My Trip to STAPLE! (a Nerdy Art Convention)

This year's STAPLE! picture

This year’s STAPLE! picture

Nerdy art is awesome, especially when it’s available in mass quantities at art conventions, which I learned last weekend when I went to a con called STAPLE!.  (By the way, I’m not putting the word “staple” into caps because I’m super-excited or something; it’s the actual name of the con).

I like art in it of itself, but art made by geeks is even better. (When I say the word “art”, I mean a lot of things–comic books, posters, paintings, etc.) However, I’m not exactly sure why I like it so much. Maybe it’s because I enjoy visually seeing the things I’m passionate about. Or maybe seeing the art dulls the pain of knowing my fandom doesn’t actually exist. There are probably a lot of reasons, but I’ll just get on with my story.

I had never been to STAPLE!, but I quickly realized that it was very cool and that it was filled with geeky artists who were selling their self-published work. The highlight of my time at the con was everything that resulted from my last-minute decision to wear a Zelda shirt (which was black with a giant, gold Triforce symbol on it). I had, like, ten artists say, “Awesome shirt!” and a few others who said, “Hey, Zelda shirt! Come here,” and promptly showed me their Zelda art. In fact, the only thing I bought was this poster:

So.  Totally.  Cool.

So. Totally. Cool.

I immediately knew it had been made for me. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but I think it’s super cool.

Overall, my time at STAPLE! was well-spent. I even got to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog at the con. That movie was sad…but I liked it, mostly because it had good music. And because it had Nathan Fillion. And because it was directed by Joss Whedon.

Anyway, do you like nerdy art? Send me an email with an attachment of one of your favorite geeky pictures (at contact.goodnewsforgeeks@yahoo.com) and I’ll write a post about it!

Also, have you ever been to a nerdy art convention? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. If you have, what was it like?

You’re My Only Hope

Howdy! So, I would like to clarify a few things about this here blog. Don’t stop reading! You might like what I’m about to say.

Main point of this article: I want this blog to be sort of a combination of Hypable.com and the geek page on Pinterest, but…in a blog. Basically, you tell me about something awesome in the geek world (whether it be a picture, news, fan fiction–whatever), and I’ll post about it. I may even let some of you submit your own articles! This is going to become a whole mumble-jumble of awesomeness. If that even makes sense…

With that having been said, reader, you are my only hope. It’s up to you to fill this blog with the content you desire.

So, let’s get started! Shoot me an email at contact.goodnewsforgeeks@yahoo.com

Looking forward to your emails!

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?