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Alrighty Thor | J@N | 5.5.11

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Superhero movie? You bet we’re excited! This weekend marks the release of the next portion of the Avengers franchise, “Thor.” We’re getting HAMMERED on all the geeky reviews and insider footage coming out, in preparation for an epic release this weekend.

But we have issues to discuss! Will we see it in 3D? Isn’t Thor supposed to be a god? Aren’t his powers mystical in origin? And what about Syfy’s ripoff movie coming out this SAME weekend? What does this movie’s success or failure mean to the continuation of the Avengers series of movies?

Join the discussion, and hear what we have to say about this weekend’s big box office version of Ragnarok!

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Show Notes:

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 60/100
Favorable response to film as a whole is sparking sequel talk

Early viewers do NOT recommend the 3D version (looks better in 2D)
- Perhaps attributed to the color palette used in Asgard (gold/brown/black – details get blurred)

10 minutes of Behind The Scenes footage: Part 1 // Part 2


Thor is Science Fiction in this movie
- Origin story was totally mythological, but changed in the 90s to being alien technology
* Video Link :
- “indistinguishable from magic”

SyFy movie by the same name?
Thor is public domain. So are a few other superheroes!
- “The bible itself is just a fan fiction anthology.”

Captain America will get a new costume for “Avengers”

Other movie links:

A great write-up with lots of behind-the-scenes info, courtesy of

Thor’s powers get stolen a lot
A gallery of high res stills
A look at LOKI, who is confirmed as involved in the Avengers movie
- Being compared favorably to Baltar (BSG)
- Performance has received nothing but praise, so far


Written by chris

May 5th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Episode 091

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Episode 091 – Comic Bubbles

by Richard Querin

In this tutorial I demonstrate how to create simple comic-style speech and action bubbles using Inkscape 0.46. This one is relatively short and simple. I have seen a few different ways people create these types of things, and I think the method I use here is one of the simplest and most customizable.

This episode marks our switchover to the OGG format. Heathenx will be posting about it soon with more details, however if you’re using Firefox 3.5 (or beta versions of Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, or any other browser that supports HTML5) you should be able to view the episode right in your browser. If you don’t, you can download the ogg file and view it offline. We recommend SMPlayer or VLC for that.

Given the aforementioned change in format, we fully expect to hear about any problems or questions in the comments to this post. Feel free to tell us how it works (or if it doesn’t) and we’ll help out in any way we can if you have problems.

Hope you like it.

Written by rfquerin

July 6th, 2009 at 8:49 am