Monday 9 April 2012


The Mentalist
4x18 Ruddy Cheeks
[Watch it on Demand 5 from Friday 20th April. Probably.]

4x11 (28/3/11 edition)

Scott & Bailey
2x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

Twenty Twelve
2x02 Boycott Part 2
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Chatroom (2010)
[#36 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]


Batgirl #6 by Gail Simone & Ardian Syaf
It's been ages since I last read Batgirl -- nearly 11 weeks, in fact, and back then it was 14 weeks since the time before. I seem to keep forgotting about it, which I suppose goes to show how much I care. And/or how good it is, depending on your point of view. But it was in the middle of a story last I left, and so I shall finish that at least. And it's quite a good one, to be fair -- I don't like the details of Simone's writing (some of the dialogue really grates for me), but the overall tale was worth reading.


Homophobes Slam EA With Thousands of Letters Over Same-Sex Romance
by Kate Cox (from Kotaku)

One recent, particularly irrational anti-gay "family values" campaign has kicked off a wave of thousands of letters to EA disapproving of the addition of same-sex romance options to [massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars:] The Old Republic... The letters chide EA for being "pressured" into adding LGBT-friendly content and claim that the availability of options for players somehow forces homosexuality onto impressionable young children...

EA VP of Corporate Communications Jeff Brown accurately called out the letter-writing campaign, saying... "This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment... EA has not been pressured by any groups to include LGBT characters in our games. However, we have met with LBGT groups and sponsored industry forums to discuss content and harassment of players in online forums. In short, we do put options for same-sex relationships in our games; we don't tolerate hate speech on our forums.

Good on EA for standing up to these bigots.

You can sign a message expressing support for EA at, urging them to "keep fighting the Dark Side" in the style of Yoda.