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News Post: Live Action Automata?

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Gabe:

Automata is a project that we really love, and it’s something we’ve actually been pitching to folks in Hollywood for about five years now. Each time we put it out there we hear the same thing, which is “it’s too risky”, “it’s too expensive”, Not a big enough market”, “Robot films bomb at the box office” .

Eventually we started working with our friend Van, who you might know as the guy who filmed PA the Series. Van is a talented guy and he happens to be a huge Automata fan. Van showed us some special effects tests and some 3D models that he thought might work for a live action Automata film. We loved what we were seeing and not too long ago we actually saw some test footage that put it all together with real actors and everything. It looked rad and Van pitched us on the idea of an Automata series that would run online.

He managed to secure some funding from the state of Washington since he’s a local filmmaker and it’s a good start. The next step is to Kickstart the project which we plan on doing this summer. Assuming the Kickstarter succeeds Van would film the series this fall. So if you’re an Automata fan there’s a good chance you’ll see Sam and Carl appearing in their very own mini series early next year!

-Gabe out

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sleepgoblin
1654 days ago
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"My People" At Universal

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John and I just spent two glorious days out at Universal with his sister and her husband. Anne-Marie and Brian are two of my favorite people ever, and since they live in Maine it didn't take too much convincing to get them to visit the land of 80 degrees. :)




As much as I was looking forward to their trip, though, I'd actually been losing sleep over the whole riding-rides thing. Truth is I've had a lot of setbacks on the agoraphobia front since Christmas, and I was just so worried and ashamed and UG. You know? Some of you know.

Anyway, I knew I at *least* had to ride the Hogwarts Express again between parks, but the last time I tried - even though I'd done it once before! - I ended up leaving the park in tears. It's dumb and it's irrational and it's so, so frustrating, but there it is.

So at the very end of the day we went to ride the train, and as we walked the queue I scrambled to get out half a Xanax, even though I knew that with only a 10-minute wait, the pill would never kick-in in time. We were assigned our little row on the platform, and I was smiling and doing my breathing exercises and not - NOT, dangit! - panicking when someone asked me a question about my Gilly Water bottle.

I turned and saw two ladies in big "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!" buttons. Within a few seconds of chatting about Gilly Water and Seuss and chocolate frogs, I knew they were fellow geeks. A moment more, and we were so engrossed in conversation that John had to tap me on the shoulder to let me know the train had not only arrived, but it was time to board.

Once aboard, my new cabin-mates enthusiastically showed me their matching Hufflepuff socks and chattered about how they'd left their families and kids at home so they could take this trip together. When the ride started, the three of us laughed and squealed and waved to the projected characters out the window. At one point, just after we'd called out, "HI, HAGRID!!" I glanced over at John and my in-laws. They were sitting quietly and looking... well, not SCARED, exactly, but perhaps... cautiously perplexed.

Then John leaned over to his sister, and said, oh-so-quietly, "It's ok. These are Jen's people."

And just like that, I realized how lucky I am.

Most folks don't get to interact with geeks on a regular basis. They don't get to see the passion and the fun and the unabashed enthusiasm geeks have for the things we love. I think that's why I rave about conventions so much; because I want you all to experience that kind of instant camaraderie. At every convention I go to, I'm inspired to love more, risk more, reach out more. I tend to be too serious, always so reserved and afraid of what others' will think, but I want to BE those giggling ladies on the train, eager to share and strike up conversations with complete strangers, ready to bond over a book or a show, and willing to skip all that boring hi-how-are-you stuff and get right to the fangirling. Because here's the thing: In the process of doing all that, you never know just who you might be helping.

I never even got their names, but those ladies helped me in a way they'll never know. I didn't just endure that train ride, I loved it. So much so that afterward I eagerly agreed to ride Men In Black... which promptly broke down halfway through, trapping us all in the ride car for a solid ten minutes.

Insert something about God having a wry sense of humor here.

But you know what? Even with my worst nightmare realized, I managed to get through that experience without having a complete panic meltdown. (Though, ok, I'll admit I was on the verge by the end. 0.o)

And the next day, when we boarded the Hogwarts Express for a second trip, this time *I* struck up a conversation with our new seatmates. It was harder, and my heart raced and my palms were a sweaty mess, but talking with strangers about Potter things helped me make it through that trip, too. Plus I walked through several ride queues that day that made me antsy, with their long closed-in pathways and hard-to-reach exits, and I felt almost normal.

All thanks to two geeks and a bottle of Gilly Water.


So thank you, you lovely geeks, my people, you. Please never stop being you.



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sleepgoblin
1666 days ago
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This is lovely.
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simpleescapism:flavorcountry:Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, the first...

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Onboard shuttle Endeavour in 1992


As Lt Palmer in TNG s06e24, "Second Chances"

simpleescapism:

flavorcountry:

Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, the first black woman in space and first actual astronaut to appear on a Star Trek show, one of the very few people on this planet of whom two pictures can be posted depicting them doing their job on a spaceship with entirely different contexts.

Holy shit this is a serious contender for the best post I’ve ever seen on tumblr.

yesssssssssssssss

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sleepgoblin
1674 days ago
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This is AWESOME
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I had the great pleasure today of being the Google doodle artist...

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I had the great pleasure today of being the Google doodle artist for Google Canada!  It is for the birthday of Henrietta Edwards, a kickass lady.  See more info on it, and on Henrietta, here in the doodle archive!  It can only be seen on Canadian homepages, but the archive is from everywhere!

Another page on Henrietta

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1764 days ago
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Gangles
1765 days ago
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Awesome!
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Jurassic World

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Hey guys! What's eating you? Ha ha ha it's me! Oh, what fun we have.
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sleepgoblin
1786 days ago
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jonqdoe
1786 days ago
Thought you would like this. :p
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emdeesee
1785 days ago
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xkcd and Dinosaur Comics take place in the same universe, guys! Guys?
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Brstrk
1785 days ago
That's my personal headcanon now.
toddgrotenhuis
1787 days ago
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crossover!
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yeeliberto
1787 days ago
With what comic is the crossover?
DivinoAG
1787 days ago
Dinosaur Comics: http://www.qwantz.com/
JayM
1787 days ago
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awesome X-over
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zippy72
1787 days ago
Even more awesome is that Dinosaur Comics was the post before this in my Newsblur :)
TheTom
1787 days ago
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hahaha!
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DrewMcMahon
1786 days ago
The trailer looked awful. My levels of interest went from excited to hoping it'll at least be entertaining.
lordniblick
1786 days ago
Dinosaurs are already awesome and deadly and cool. You don't need the whole "we've created a hybrid!" bullshit.
thecarninja
1785 days ago
Ahhh species

Ahh, more of the Miserable Father images from suffragette times....

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Ahh, more of the Miserable Father images from suffragette times. It’s a favourite old meme because imagine caring for your children?  noooooo not my childreeennnn

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sleepgoblin
1851 days ago
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Ahem.
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