Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Buffy Summers V River Tam

Who would win in a fight? Joss Whedon implies that he may be on Team River.

(Okay- and there's some Dollhouse discussion and stuff, too. Whatever- BUFFY AND RIVER.)

Scott Pilgrim

The Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World movie website is live.

It's based on a spectacular comic about a guy who falls in love and has to defeat his girlfriend's evil ex-boyfriends as well as deal with his roommate, try to get his band famous, and carefully deal with his last girlfriend, who's in high school. (For more info, read this blog post.) And the movie's directed by Edgar Wright, he who directed the TV series Spaced and the movies Shaun of the The Dead and Hot Fuzz.

As long as they keep turning the defeated boyfriends into coins, I'll be enjoying this movie.

Another Good-bye

The Order of the Stick has a nice tribute comic for Dave Arneson, a co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons.

To Amazon or Not to Amazon

Looks like Amazon is discriminating against GLBT material when it comes to their ranking lists.
Authors such as Jaci Burton, Maya Banks, Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler have reported that since being stripped of their sales rankings, their titles are no longer found in searches on Amazon.com. MetaWriter is also compiling a list of titles that have been stripped of their sales rank.

When pressed for a reason, Amazon.com’s customer service department told YA author Mark Probst:
In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

There's an ever growing list of books at Meta Writer of books not listed.

BeaukoupKevin wrote a letter to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, on his blog.

Me, I'm seriously disappointed in Amazon, but I'm sure the paltry amount of money I spend there wouldn't even be missed. Still, I won't be ordering from them for a while.