Monday, March 10th 2014
Well another lesson learned about how we the people can do too much fannishness for technology to handle. Build enough word of mouth and you can crash the best servers in the business. First Ellen breaks Twitter because of a selfie to end all selfies and then only a week later Woody Harrelson and Oscar winner, Matthew McConaughey are crashing HBO Go with the overwhelming demand for the finale of their show, True Detective.
Ahhhhh… the joys of technology… it never gets old, does it?
HBO sent out tweets to let viewers know they were aware of the problems:
And another to let them know, all had been fixed:
Funny enough, most people just switched to watching it on their televisions. Which makes me wonder, what were the other people in the house watching?! Uhm… because there was a trifecta of shows last night between the Walking Dead, Cosmos and True Detective that trended up the charts and they all decided to air at relatively the same time. Scheduling people, look at what happened last night and learn.
Saturday, March 1st 2014
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have a brand new baby son. Born on February 28th, they have named him Apollo. Their third son, he joins big brothers Kingston and Zuma.
Stefani and Rossdale are rock royalty and have managed to keep a low profile to their marriage and personal lives. After eleven years of marriage, they seem pretty steady and family-focused. Rossdale tweeted about the birth earlier today, talking about Apollo’s middle names: ”Bowie and Flynn = [our] mothers’ maiden names.”
Friday, February 28th 2014
Omigosh, do you know anyone who went to see the Lego Movie who isn’t a fan, was a fan, or is still obsessed with Minecraft? There’s a definite overlap in fandoms with these two geeky worlds and wowzers it’s just too much, I’m not surprised but yeah… my children are ecstatic over the news.
Warner Bros. has indeed according to Deadline acquired the movie rights to Minecraft with Roy Lee producing. One of the top five games in the world and with a trend of turning games into movies, Minecraft has a good shot of being the next big hit. Have you seen the the box office take of the Lego Movie?
Friday, February 28th 2014
Hey Gladers, today’s the day to get Twitter abuzz with the hashtag #MazeRunnerTrailer. If you haven’t heard, let me tell you. Maze Runner fans want to start March off the best way ever — trending #MazeRunnerTrailer and let everyone involved with the movie know just how dedicated the fans are to supporting it every way we can.
Also, the official Facebook page for the Maze Runner movie posted this:
Welcome, Gladers! We are excited to let your art into the Maze. Submit your Fan Art below, and check back regularly to see if your edits will be delivered through The Box.
Any submissions of fan art (“Submissions”) to this website and other sites administered by on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (“Fox”) must meet the following guidelines:
Submissions must not include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by entrant or used without permission;
Submissions must not contain profanity, sexual content, or content promoting alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, violence, hateful, racist or sexist content, or any other offensive, obscene, or inappropriate content;
Submissions must not defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about people or companies, including, but not limited to Fox;
Submissions must not contain the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead, without permission.
It is wild seeing such big corporations collaborating with fans. Do hope some amazing art comes of these submissions (no doubt!) and that we all get to enjoy it. Don’t forget to submit by clicking through the link up there where it says Submit Your Art. Or you know right here too. I like to repeat myself if it means more of the awesome. :)
Tuesday, February 25th 2014
Oh Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, you are such a cute, geeky boy. You also, think you’re funnier when you’re sarcastic. You’re not. You are at your best when you just let go and let loose with the happy, funny side of yourself.
Also, feel free to make all the Harry Potter references you like when holding a snake.
If you’d like to see more vacation photos check out Panic!’s official Facebook or Tumblr. They are having lots of fun in Australia. Still miss Spencer. It would be lovely if we could get an update on him. Just a heads up if anyone’s listening from the Panic! camp. Thanks