Friday, December 21, 2012

Yuletide links

I should have a post for you about this movie next week.
What a surprise - the world didn't end after all! Just like it didn't end a year and a half ago when everybody was screaming about the rapture, just like it didn't end when the Y2K bug had everyone in a panic, just like it hasn't ended for what, billions of years now? And still people fall for this crap. Why do people wanna believe in the end of the world so much? Seriously, it bugs me so much because it keeps people afraid and ignorant. I saw a link on Twitter yesterday to an article about a bunch of schools in Michigan that closed because they were afraid of the apocalypse. (Residual paranoia as a result of the Newtown massacre was also cited as a cause, but still.) The gullibility of some people really angers me.

But I don't want this to be a downer post. After all, it is the holiday season, and even if that means zip-a-dee-doo-dah to you, even I'm willing to quit grinding my axe for a little while. This was indeed a crap year overall, but not for movies! It was a pretty awesome year for movies in fact, even though I still haven't seen all the ones I wanna see yet - but then, that's what January is for.

I even have an announcement! Earlier this year, I had said something about starting a new Saturday feature, but life kinda got in the way and I put it on hold. Now, though, it's almost ready to go. Beginning January 5, I'll have for you a new, serialized City Mouse strip that will (fingers crossed) run throughout 2013! This will be the longest City Mouse story I've ever worked on, and it'll feature characters from the original series as well as new ones in a story about movies, so you'll wanna be here for that!

The final link list of the year for you is a brief one:

Raquelle goes shopping for DVDs in a rare video post from her.

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Hollywood's rethinking violence again (even as the NRA chastises them for it).

Here's a nice piece about the history of New York's Penn Station and its appearances in movies.

Hollywood cliches about holidays abound.

I'll be back on Wednesday the 26th. Enjoy your holiday.

2 comments:

  1. Rich, I'm glad (though not surprised) that the world hasn't ended, and thanks for the sneak previews of your coming attractions! I'm especially looking forward to more CITY MOUSE strip!

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  2. I hope you like it. I'm putting a whole lot into it.

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