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Who are the five types of "Nerdy Girls?" What made Netflix pull Star Trek III: The Search For Spock? How should blog comments be responded to? Why do mockbusters use the letters A, B, C or D in the title?
Find out in this week's top ten "Geekiest Bits" of the Internet.
OpinionI stopped by Spunk on a Stick's blog and read How to Identify a Popular Blog for a Blog Tour. It's a good read although it's not completely accurate since it's all based on "perception," but it made me think about my commenting style.
Guest writer Michael Di Gesu said, "A large number of comments indicates not only are people reading, they are interacting. Be sure to pull up the actual comment thread though. Some people reply to each comment, thus doubling the comment count."
While I think everyone deserves to be responded to individually, I recognize it can be confusing to people counting the number of comments to get an "accurate" count. I know some popular bloggers respond to multiple commenters in single comments. I've thought about doing that, but it seems confusing to me, especially when the original comment is detailed. So, maybe it's confusing either way.
What do you think? Does every comment deserve an individual response or should they be responded to in groups?
Links10. ‘Doctor Who’: BBC to Announce Twelfth Doctor During Live Broadcast (via Screen Rant)
I've been waiting a long time for this, but we finally get to find out who's playing the next lead actor in Doctor Who!
"The network is set to announce the name of the next Doctor in a 30-minute long broadcast this Sunday afternoon in front of a live studio audience. The special, titled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, will be hosted by UK TV presenter Zoe Ball and will air live @2PM eastern time on BBC America and on BBC One"
I'm betting it'll be another mid-20s male actor, but who knows?
9. Why Do A Lot of Mockbuster Titles Begin With The Letters A, B, C or D? (via /Film)
"Gizmodo found this chart produced by Quartz which seems to show that a lot of people end up watching a movie in the first couple pages of the on demand listing, in the letters A, B, C, and D" Frankly, I question this since the most popular films don't start with any of those letters. But it's fun to think about with films like American Battleship and Almighty Thor.
8. ‘Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’ Removed From Netflix Due To Klingon Translation Errors (via ScienceFiction.com) The online streaming service Netflix sent out a tweet this week.
ALERT: "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" has been removed due to subtitles missing for the Vulcan & Klingon dialogue. Back in 1 week.
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 30, 2013
7. Screen Rant asks "Pacific Rim: Could Still Get a Sequel – But Does It Even Need One?"
I say yes.
6. Never Mind Pop Film calls 2013: The Year of the Sequel
5. Can Falling Skies be saved? (via io9)
For the twenty of you that watch the show it's a good question. I enjoy the show, but it's been a hit-or-miss season.
"This season of Falling Skies has been frustrating. The storylines have felt sillier and more random, and outings like last week's "extended dream sequence" romp haven't helped. But the show's getting a brand new writing staff next season, and last night's episode showcased the main reason it deserves another shot: the rock-solid cast."
4. S.H.I.E.L.D. vs K.I.T.T. (via Being Retro)
3. "The Simpsons" Creators Announce "Futurama" Crossover (Comic Book Resources)
2. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - Wetsuit Uniform Posters (via GeekTyrant)
1. How to identify the 5 Types of Nerdy Girls (Part one of three) (via Black Nerd Girl)
A very clever and funny piece about different female nerd personality types like The Recluse, The Bookworm, The Soul Sista and The Feminist.
- Superman #1 New 52
The new costume is more like armor than a costume. The story was weak since it was mostly set up for him quitting the Daily Planet and becoming a blogger which probably sounds hip and cool. You know. For the "young people." It's not a great start for Superman, but it was well written.
- The Wolverine (2013)
I missed opening weekend again, but here's a round up of reviews of The Wolverine (2013) from around the blogosphere
- Closet Geek Gurl
"It wasn't all bad. I got to enjoy Logan for the things I love about him. He's really my ideal guy. That's probably why I like his character so much. They sprinkled some subtle metaphors in there, for anyone paying attention; which I thought was nice. The battle scenes were well planned and choreographed. There are some strong female roles in this flick, which should please my feminist geek girls out there. #GirlPower"
- Alex J. Cavanaugh
"The overall tone was just too dark. It wasn’t really enjoyable. I’ve never read the comics, but I bet Wolverine has a nemesis that would’ve been more interesting. On the plus side, the Japan setting is cool and the character of Yukio kicks butt. I walked out of the theater thinking it was at least decent, but the more I thought about it, the less I liked this film."
- All Things X
"This film, however, was not a disappointment at all but as I left the theater I didn't find any reason to go gaga over it & rate it higher. All I can say is that if they continue in this direction in the same way it can only go up from here for future Wolverine & X-Men movies."
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