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RahXephon 4-6

This is part of a series of essays on RahXephon. This particular essay covers episodes 1-3. I do not summarize plot on these essays as they are meant to be […]

This is part of a series of essays on RahXephon. This particular essay covers episodes 1-3. I do not summarize plot on these essays as they are meant to be running commentary, meaning that if you are interested in penetrating these rambles and rants, I strongly suggest you watch the show along with the essays.

A hot take for you: RahXephon is one of the most heartrendingly relevant shows to today’s dangerous situation created by a hotmi of terrorism and American intervention. Consider: Ayato is a kid in high school who is abducted from his home to fight the very same The rationale behind it is that they’re not human and Ayato reluctantly joins them because he thinks of himself as human. But are they not his home and country?

And in exchange, they insert him in a city where his humanity is constantly (and turns out, reasonably) questioned. His value as a person is measured entirely on how useful he can be and what beliefs remain from his life at Tokyo Jupiter. In fact, were it not because of his ability to pilot the RahXephon, Ayato would probably be treated as a prisoner of war, to be interrogated, isolated and maligned.

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Outside The Comfort Zone 3: Transformers

Welcome to another Outside The Comfort Zone. For this one we have our senior Moonologist, Anne, reveal her true colors as a Starscream apologist/Autoboctor as we discuss three iterations of […]

Welcome to another Outside The Comfort Zone. For this one we have our senior Moonologist, Anne, reveal her true colors as a Starscream apologist/Autoboctor as we discuss three iterations of Hasbro’s Transformers (Generation 1, Prime and Animated) as well as surrounding weirdness like the Transformers’ shojo manga and Bayformers.

I will say, Jerry and Anne grabbed me and converted me into a person who would be interested in watching more Transformers. So they win. This time.

After this, we will return to discuss G.I Joe’s nuttiness and after that, we will handle Jem. Hopefully you enjoy this and discover the Power of Human Relations.

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Nerdstock Introductory Episode: Meet the team

Well here we go guys. It’s time for you to meet the team behind this madness. Get to know Chris, Anne, Allison, Juan, and Jerry as we spend a bunch […]

Well here we go guys. It’s time for you to meet the team behind this madness. Get to know Chris, Anne, Allison, Juan, and Jerry as we spend a bunch of time talking about who we are and what we love. Or we would have if out love of discussion hadn’t kept getting in the way. Anyway, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. There will be an audio version coming shortly as well for those of you who don’t want to sit in front of a youtube video for an hour and a half.

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Nerdstock Comics Podcast – Episode 0 : Movie Time

It’s time for the party to finally begin. Join me, your host Chris Hansbrough, Xzyliac and Anne Agnew as we discuss the recent Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX teaser, Sailor […]

It’s time for the party to finally begin. Join me, your host Chris Hansbrough, Xzyliac and Anne Agnew as we discuss the recent Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX teaser, Sailor Moon, and all the DC television series’ coming in the next year. What do we think? What do you think? Let us know by giving a listen and dropping a comment on the post below. I warn you this isn’t exactly the best put together show as we’re still figuring out where our feet are at and from now on, Every show recording will be done live, giving us the chance to interact with you, the audience as we try to make this the best podcast we can.

What can you expect? Well, a lot of things. We’ll be discussing our favorite books of the week, the news we care about, and having fun being total dorks with one another for around an hour every couple weeks. So with that out of the way, take a listen and I hope you enjoy the first total mess of an episode we recorded last night.

Xzyliac – Twitter: @Xzyliac

Chris – Twitter: @JudgementScythe / Tumblr : JudgementScythe

Anne – Twitter: @AnneMAgnew

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SheZow Happened

SheZow, the latest show to premiere on kid’s channel The Hub, centers on Guy Hamdon, a teenage boy so self absorbed and macho-dude that his catchphrase is “it’s a Guy […]

SheZow, the latest show to premiere on kid’s channel The Hub, centers on Guy Hamdon, a teenage boy so self absorbed and macho-dude that his catchphrase is “it’s a Guy thing”.  Guy, his sister Kelly, and their parents moves into Guy’s dead Aunt Agnes’s house, and by chance the siblings find their aunt’s magic ring that allowed her to transform into the super girly superheroine SheZow!  Guy, of course, puts the ring on and becomes SheZow himself.  Now with the help of Kelly and the supercomputer Sheila, it’s up to him to protect Megadale from its various villains.  All in all, SheZow is a pretty cute idea for a kid’s superhero cartoon.

Also, it may destroy the youth of America.

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Welcome to the New Nerdstock

For those of you who don’t know Nerdstock was once a thing I did dedicated to my love of comics. It was something that mattered to me but in the […]

For those of you who don’t know Nerdstock was once a thing I did dedicated to my love of comics. It was something that mattered to me but in the end it didn’t work out. I couldn’t find my niche. I lost the passion and I started to write about things I didn’t care about it a way where it sounded like I didn’t think they were pretty much crap. It was then I decided that maybe it was time to stop and reevaluate how I wanted to go about using my internet. Well, cut to a couple years later and a better understanding of who I want and what I want from geek culture, and here we are. A newer and hopefully better Nerdstock.

Joining me in this party are a fantastic group of women writing about the things that we love and the issues that surround them. Covering the news that WE care about, not just vomiting up press releases and other such nonsense. Limiting myself to comics was I think my gravest mistake last time because what happens when that passion starts to fade? I turned more attention to helping Plastikitty succeed than I did on my own site. This isn’t a comic book site anymore. It’s nerd culture in a nutshell. Reviews and features around film, gaming, comics, animation, and literature. We care about all of these things and we want to share that passion with you, the people who decide to stick around and read this here place.

So with that out of the way, welcome to the new and improved Nerdstock, where passion is our tool. Sorry we’re still working on a slogan.

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