Been a while since I posted anything, so let’s jump right in with a cartoon close to my heart.
Science Fiction Girl
This is courtesy of John Lustig’s Last Kiss site. John finds pictures from old magazines (this one from Just Married #10, 1959) and recaptions them. Here’s John’s commentary on this cartoon:
“I could be wrong, but it seems like women in popular entertainment are more likely to be portrayed as strong, heroic action-oriented characters if the stories are science fiction or fantasy-based.Buffy, Xena, Wonder Woman, Emma Peal, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, etc.
“Why? Is it safer if it’s a fantasy?
“Be Sociable, Share!”
And Now for Something Completely Different
- Knock knock.
- Who’s there?
- Are you sure?
Original Star Trek
I recently stumbled on a great little site. I was quickly hooked and got nothing done the rest of the evening. Gary Woolsey has put together a veritable feast of posters based on scenes from the original Star Trek, with his own snarky captions. Here are some great samples:
I’m currently doing a beta read of a great new vampire novel in the Blood Vine series by a good friend, Amber Belldene. In her honor, I give you the following from one of my favorite cartoons, Pearls before Swine, featuring the sometime too stuck-up Goat:
The Trouble FOR Tribbles
And finally, one more for Trekies.