A New Superman

Uproar on the internet when new Superman postulated

Stirring started yesterday, 9/11/18, people began frothing at the mouth as various news sources began distributing the news. “What if Superman was Michael B. Jordan?” began a frenzy that continues on today. The wet blankets at Movieweb and USA Today have been jumping on the bandwagon so we will too. Having referred to those who enjoy the comic book escapism as “Fans” as the word got around Twitter, Facebook, and whatever other social media could spread it on the web. DC Comics, Animation, and Movie consumers have been wondering “just what is going on?” and there really is no simple answer.

Remember this plausible nightmare?

Henry Cavill, Superman from the last 3 big live action films from DC, has bowed out and Warner Brothers are looking for a recast. Soon enough, people have been looking for someone somewhere to replace the Man of Steel. However, some folks have been looking to pander to another issue. DC’s been facing a general loss of income with some of their properties in addition to pressure over “Racial Equality”. How do they fix this problem? How will the world of the DC universe be changed? How many movies will they have to produce to restart a whole continuity hinged upon a melanin challenged Kryptonian?

Enter, M.B. Jordan, he’s been in movies and played a character in 2 different properties from Marvel (but Fantastic 4 is Sony).  Hundreds of millions of dollars to produce more origin story movies absolutely would not be lost (right?) and it would further diversify the Man of Steel for sure. However, this would not be the end of changes as the entire continuity established by DC. We can’t even FIND the sources from “Movieweb” and “USA Today” or the dozen of other “news sources” that have stated M.B.J. is a factual consideration.

DC Properties getting smashed the past few years.

We made our own phone call. Dropped the “Hi, Robert from Chasing Sasquatch news and I need a statement on the Superman Replacement”. The Response was “No comment”. Who in their right mind is saying this is a fact then? Oh, wait, the guys in the first paragraph.

 

-R. Rankin

Professional Designer Italiano Couture Suspect of theft

Italiano Couture has been taking money and not producing product as agreed upon…

Samples of her work on display…

Last month we covered the fraudulent weirdness from the Cult of Crunchyroll. This month we’re fraught with concern. Designer and Costume Fabricator, Italiano Couture, done goofed. It started before this year but we have, on good authority, the evidence below:

ID redacted for privacy. However, that’s $2k paid…

This was from  Model Scarlet who made a public announcement about it on Facebook:

Obvious attempts by “The Designer” to intimidate the customer from disclosing the theft publicly…

Upon reviewing the data we found that this isn’t the only person she’s snowed. It seems like Italiano Couture has a history of doing shady and shoddy ethical practices. It was happening a year ago and Scarlet spoke up then too.

Really?

 

We sent a message on Facebook through one of our affiliated news pages and received no response. Upon further interview with Scarlet we have a story that goes beyond what we can disclose here. The question now is:

  • Will Italiano Couture finish any of the products they have been paid in advanced for?
  • Should Italiano Couture refund anyone for services NOT rendered?
  • Can Italiano Couture make good on a professional standard AFTER being reported to the B.B.B.?
  • Will Italiano Couture try to bully US for providing evidence of suspected theft despite Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Freedom of information act like they do their customers they owe thousands to?

At this point in time we have to reflect. As a professional who has taken money it is your duty to provide a product. Because if you don’t you’ll be a fraud like EA, Crunchyroll, Gearworks or any number of industry giants out there. Just because you have the customer’s money does not give you the right to provide nothing. Italiano Couture? Really?

-R. Rankin

Doom Eternal and what it means to the industry

Doom Eternal heats up, throws shade, and burns the scene…

What is a sequel? Well, back in the 80s and 90s we got plenty of sequels for movies, video games, books, TV shows, comics, and all kinds of spinnoffs for the like. Doom, was one that had a sequel which to some people now adays would say “Looks like just an update to the first one with a little bit of DLC”. Which, due to the nature of lack-luster releases, baiting DLC and games being released with only half or quarter the content and angsty children never playing through the whole game would be correct. However, the release of DooM and it’s subsequent content over the past 3 years has been a full game and a few little bites of “Multiplayer” expansion content. As seen in the official Quake-Con Footage, DooM ETERNAL is just as Doom II was to the original Doom. A take of the original, built upon, improved, expanded and ready to provide you with more than $55 worth of hours of play.

While this does bode WELL for hardcore gamers like myself what does it mean? Well, let’s not be too hasty because Bethesda Software is adding some snark to it too. While they’ve been known to poke the badger, so to speak, with other works it seems they’re also picking at the toxic victim complex of Modern Politically Correct Culture as per the following video:

This would be a form of “Rocking the boat” in a world where folks have named “Not getting what they want” to “Presidential derangement syndrome” and while much could be said about that in political terms with quite colorful language we’re just here to rip and tear, until it is done. Now, we have all had that moment where we’ve said “Oh, this is no good!” but with a little creativity fans of DooM Eternal have even been able to make light of the weirdness coming from our buddy Alex Jones:

We look forward to DooM ETERNAL’s launch and will be spending the full retail price unlike detractors from the game we think all games should be given a fair and equal chance.  What it means to the industry, though is that without the gimping of Bioware and EA with their terrible projects and overall smack in the face of true gamers with content lacking in depth or worth is that DooM ETERNAL sets the bar high for this year and next year. The screaming, whooping, and hollering at the convention should tell you enough compared to the silence and sullen tone of many of E3’s showcase games.

-R. Rankin

Crunchyroll hit with charges of fraud

Crunchyroll drops the ball and commits fraud as a “Charity” while Producing “Religious” work…

For years, Crunchyroll, has paraded behind the banner of being “For anime fans, by anime fans” building themselves from a website with streaming content into an app on multiple streaming platforms, consoles, smart devices and the like. However, with their empire came greed. With that greed came a great lie to avoid paying taxes. “Crunchyroll is a charity”. This “Non-profit” was a ruse, a farce, a grim charade all intended to swindle those producing the anime and those watching the content. They’ve tried parading as a “Religious non-profit charity” with “the anime industry” as their supposed “religion”.

Now, I’m as peeved as any other fan without my share of moe waifus that such a sacred task as “obtaining the stream, getting the meme, ????, PROFIT!” would not be considered “RELIGIOUS” but to be perfectly honest, it was bullshit. California state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said “We first started investigating Crunchyroll when they announced Crunchyroll Expo” because they (Crunchyroll) would be profiting off holding an Anime Convention which would take income away from licensed anime. This, would not be in in the best interest of the “Non-profit” since there was no real justification behind spending money supposed to be donated to “the anime industry” in the name of their religion on the costs of hosting a convention.

Because of this the folks running the state of California, knowing what a cult looks like and the difference between that and a hustle of weeb trash trying to “desu” their way to profits and not pay a cent to the state, had to put out enforcement the company. The self-proclaimed “Otaku-Gods” of Crunchyroll were escorted off the property from their HQ, loaded into paddy wagons (possibly hugging their Shinji Dakumuris crying “Ikuuuu!”) and promptly charged one at a time for:

  • Not donating 100% of profits to the charitable claimant.
  • Paying “Writers” and authors for work not attributed to paying the charitable claimant.
  • Using “Charitable funds” to produce a for-profit “american anime” known as High Guardian Spice
  • Filing for a non-profit under the “religious” pretense while not actually a religious organization.

Calling Crunchyroll HQ rendered a “No Comment” from the operator and the state Attorney, Becerra was quoted “Crunchyroll’s behavior is a clear betrayal to its donors.” in closing with reporters. Diehard fans, like the writer of this article, never gave Crunchyroll a single red cent while buying figures, keychains, and merchandise from certified importers across the state to support the “anime industry” and I’ll be sure to stay that way. At least Hulu and Netflix give SOMETHING back the creators.

-R.Rankin

Info Wars and Alex Jones Censored and Deplatformed

Info Wars’ Alex Jones has been censored!

He fights the New Crusade for Knowledge!

In the past decade we’ve all laughed at the memes that come from the Water Filter and Vitamin Supplement Salesman from InfoWars. Alex Jones, the conspiracy Theorist and Front-Man for their alternative media news outlet has been on the forefront of being what the 80s and 90s called “Shock Jocks” and has always pushed a narrative that presents the fallacies and shortcomings of those in opposing political views in addition to far-leaning radical theories that have lead to his most recent social media platform-wide banning. For those who know how the world works, we chuckle, bust our butts, and keep marching on but for those who are in a fixed position without the mind to understand just what is going on, to them, Alex is a hate-mongering monster. Let’s educate as to why he says what he does.

While Alex’s broadcasts cover things like “The Illuminati”, “Fake Birth Certificates for former Presidents”, “Chemicals turning frogs gay”, “The Queen of England is a Reptilian” and various other weirder-than-fiction headlines, somehow, his content has been deemed to be “Ripping America Apart with hate” all the while touching on actual facts of real first world conditions. The Rockefeller Family (with a dozen other 1% families that own a majority of the world’s wealth), along with Big Oil and Big Pharma have been keeping imposed standards on first world countries for generations by keeping Stem Cell and Regenerative therapy out of the mainstream medical practices to remove things like organ failure and degenerative cellular malfunctions, foods based on soy increase estrogen on those who consume it, Solar Energy on a much grander scale across nations with MASSIVE solar proliferation over their geography, and an inflated dollar economy making it nearly impossible to make it out of what the United States Government have establish as:
Low Income or “Poverty Level”
Lower Middle Class Income
Middle Class Income
Upper-Middle Class income
High Class Income
Ultra High Class Income


Which means the first world nation of the United States of America itself is regulated into a Multi-Tier Socio-economic caste system established by the means and methods of procuring wealth while delegating income to retaining a median sense of living conditions while still paying taxes and various fees liken unto that of a Communo-Capitalist system rather than what one might call “True Capitalism” or “Social-Capitalism” all the meanwhile the means of “Healthcare” and “Energy” that fuel people’s ability to be well enough to work and get from point A to point B are controlled by a minority in the Ultra High Class income bracket. While people “Occupy City Hall” and “Occupy Wallstreet” the wealthy live in their houses in the hills, mountains, and penthouses unaffected by the majority of the population demanding a change. However, Alex was banned and censored for SAYING JUST THAT.

Alex Jones is the guy hyping these facts so the general population who have attended public education that was established in the 1800s to crank out droves of factory workers, while resembling prison structures and funded by private interests originally intended to keep the population at large just stupid enough not to think for themselves or conceptualize and prioritize fact over opinion. All of this simply for old American companies to have a workforce that we no longer need since the automation of manufacturing. Alex has called for changing the systems that have got the States stuck in a downward spiral and challenge the establishment to bring about new generations of innovators. For more information on this check out the article on “Wired“.

With all these things being said Alex Jones is the modern day angry version of Walter Cronkite reporting the news from the world-view of someone who has stepped outside of the Modern American Social Conditioning. He’s called out violent detractors for what they are. He’s proven time and time again people are targeting the wrong “enemy” while retaining a vested interest in the well-being of as many as he can while people scream and attack his reporters (and him) in public for “Being an asshole” without any real reason behind it.

So what happened?
Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, iTunes and a few other Social Media platforms scourged Alex Jones and InfoWars from their databases. Big Tech seems to be the next new threat to the living conditions of the world in addition to:
Big Oil
Big Pharma
Big News
Which can mean 1 thing:
A monopoly by private interests who control government and political influence just as the Nazis did before World War 2.
If this is the case it will be up to independent content creators and news sources to OUT these guys. This article alone could get us purged too.

What did this have to do with nerd news?
Think 1985 George Orwell and ask us again!

-R. Rankin