Yeah, I have one. And it’s a girl.
Back in 2008, I started writing as a character named Valerie Atherton. She was created in response to the masculine-dominated fanboy blogs, many of which were so myopic in their tastes, but also their attitude of never being pleased. Movies are nitpicked and dissected ad nauseum and there was a sense of entitlement about them, a sense that studios needed to somehow check in with these “fans” before making any major decisions because, well, they knew better.
So, I created Valerie, a self-proclaimed ‘movie reviewer writer person’, to not only add a female voice, but a female voice that would piss them off to no end. One reader called Valerie, “…kryptonite to fanboys.”
Below is a link to my newest article for Forces Of Geek and editor Stefan Blitz. I am taking a break from FOG for a few months, so please send me off by clicking on the link below.
Mouseketeer Roll Call!
Mary Danella Espinoza…?
* insert sound of record scratching here *
Below is the link to a new article of mine for Forces Of Geek. It gets more interestingd after the link, trust me.
Disney does many things well, like family-friendly movies, theme parks that attract millions of people and reminding us that magic can be a real possibility.
They also do a few things with what must be regarded as an unparalleled finesse and expertise.
Such things include global media domination, turning moderately talented 13-year olds into pop sensations and tapping the unlimited well of character merchandising.
Characters that haven’t been animated in over 50 years still retain a fan base and marketing potential.
Cinderella and Snow White are just a few of Disney’s character elite that have seen a resurgence in popularity, especially with young girls. This is in no small way the result of Disney’s marketing of the Princess line.
“Role models? You betcha! We’ve all got unique qualities that make us strong, female characters. Examples? Well, we can’t think of any off-hand, but we’ll totally get back to you.”
The Disney Princesses campaign highlights some of movies’ most cherished princesses, portraying them on equal footing, all the while celebrating their individual appeal….
To many, Evolution is a theory, one that can be argued, debated and even disputed. While I may lose some readers who are devout Disney Creationists, I do hope the rest will consider the evidence I have collected. Evidence that I hope will put to rest the creation vs. evolution debate regarding Mickey Mouse.
With that said, please read my grad school-like thesis, Disney Proves Evolution, which documents the evolutionary process of Mickey Mouse in real-life, but also the terrifying incarnations that scarred generations of children.
Unbeknownst to the television audience, these children weren’t running toward fun and magic, they were running from the walking terror and living nightmares of Mickey and Minnie.
My newest shameless plug, er, post is an article I did for Forces Of Geek, titled “Here A Shaggy, There A Shaggy… Oh, So Many Shaggy’s“
It’s a piece about the apparent DNA cloning that went on at Hanna-Barbera studios throughout the 60′s and 70′s. It seems that Shaggy, Fred and the others, in an attempt to pay for their shiftless lifestyle of not working and eating fast food, allowed themselves to be experimented on by scientists at Hanna-Barbera. The evidence is incredible and irrefutable.
Please, take a look.
“Step aside, Mystery Incorporated. We’re here to solve mysteries, not stand around… solving mysteries. You know what I mean!”
NOTE: I’ll be back with a real post very soon. I promise.