Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Marriage, Justice & SW Charity

Spent all day working on my toy/guest room. My buddy Chris is staying with me for the extended Memorial Day weekend and arrives tomorrow around 4ish. By the end of the night I was about 2/3's done but luckily I have a few hours tomorrow to finish up. I'm really liking how things are turning out.

I still have way to much stuff to display and I  know I'll have to make some hard choices on what to get rid of or sale. The point of renting a two bedroom was that I wouldn't have to rent a storage unit. Hopefully I can stick with that plan.

I want to congratulate Pennsylvania on becoming the 19th State to legalize Gay Marriage. They join California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

It's been 10 years since Massachusetts was the first to legalized gay marriage back in 2004 and since then 18 more states have followed suit. It's a far cry from 50 but it's progress.. baby steps.

In geeky news.. two very cool things were released today, the first was a logo & title for the upcoming Man of Steel 2 movie. The title is Batman v Superman "Dawn of Justice" and the new logo is below. I like both the logo and title. Obviously it's setting us up for a Justice League movie. Besides Batman and Superman in this movie we are also getting Wonder Woman. Can't wait to see how this all plays out.

The other very cool geek news was a video that was released by J.J. Abrams while on set on Star Wars Episode Seven to promote Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefiting children in need. For every $10 you donate you get a chance to win the grand prize of getting a walk on role in the next Star Wars movie, currently titled Episode Seven.

Besides the awesome charity event a lot of buzz in the geek world was when a "practical" non-cg character showed up on screen with J.J. He has said in the past that he plans to do as much practical effects as he could. I think he purposely had this character on screen to prove a point. To show fans that he wasn't just blowing smoke. Can't wait for more SW news, you can watch the video below.

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