Archive for the ‘Quips and Quotes’ Category

Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Of magical ponies and the women who love them

Rainbow Dash and Rarity could not be more different, and yet they are both girls. Rainbow Dash is not presented as wrong for being athletic and having no interest in fashion, nor is Rarity presented as wrong for being more stereotypically girly and interested in cats, clothes, and jewelry. This was a revelation to me, […]

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 08:25 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Lincoln’s Quote of the Day: Happy Towel Day!

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the […]

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 16:41 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Quote of the day: Why TOKYOPOP dropped the ball

Anyway, Tokyopop did a lot of good stuff, and I’ll miss their OEL line especially. (I also enjoyed MixxZine back in the distant day.) But my original point is: they had more than 10 years to sell that one runaway hit property, to develop that one megahit property, and they failed. Once they stopped doing […]

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 07:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: How Angelina Jolie gets around the Bechdel Test

I felt it was a weird thing that every time you ask for a strong female role, it’s written in this strange way where it uses sexuality far too much. Or it’s all about being a woman and beating a man. So it wasn’t a surprise to me that the only way to do a […]

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 14:37 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When Webber pulled a Lucas

Let me also point out that the Phantom sounds like a petulant child. Let’s compare some of his lines from the original: “Floating, falling, sweet intoxication/Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation.” Yeah, it’s a bit Chester the Molester, but at least he’s trying to be sexy. (And he could be pretty funny, too, especially […]

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 08:12 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: On the different flavors of geek

I enjoy doing outdoorsy-type activities in addition to playing games, and I have a big, yellow off-road vehicle that I like to drive into the mountains when I go camping and hiking, etc. I was recently looking for tires for this vehicle and so spent some time on web forums for off-roading geeks. Imagine my […]

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 08:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Trisha’s (old) Quote of the Day: Brit journalist takes up anime cause

If I had a small daughter, I would try to wean her away from Edward Cullen and Miley Cyrus and towards such anime series as the thrilling steampunk saga Nadia: Secret of Blue Water — inspired by Jules Verne, conceived by Miyazaki and featuring a 14-year-old lion tamer/acrobat in 1889 Paris. And I would teach […]

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 11:45 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Why I read/respect some movie critics

If I’d been making The Last Airbender, I would probably have decided the story was so well-known to my core audience that it would be a distraction to cast those roles with white actors. –Roger Ebert weighs in on The Last Airbender‘s “racebending… sort of (scroll to the third item).

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 08:12 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Why some women shouldn’t fly spaceships

Wheaton: This is the first time I’ve ever been on the stage with a fellow Starship driver. I have never shared the stage with someone who has also driven a Starship. Burton: And how does it feel? Wheaton: It feels pretty good. It feels like we could talk in a shorthand that no one would […]

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 11:23 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When flavor text goes wrong

Meanwhile, Wilhelmina the gnome wound up at the bar with a hoary ancient mariner, who had a very strange story involving albatrosses, and kept buying him drinks, with the end result that poor Kevin had to read most of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in character, which he did with great style, except that […]

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 00:56 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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