Netflix has released a trailer for an upcoming sci-fi series called Kiss Me First that's worth checking out. It originally aired in the UK and it looks like aReady Player One-style murder mystery and something that you might see on Black Mirror. Part of the story is set in a virtual reality world complete with avatars and in the real world. The series is an adaptation of a novel by Lottie Moggach and this is the synopsis that was released:
Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila, a lonely 17 year old girl who is addicted to a fictional online gaming site called Agora. While in Agora, Leila meets Tess, a cool and confident party girl who harbours a dark secret. In the real world, the two girls become friends, but after Tess disappears Leila decides to assume her friend’s identity and in doing so is quickly drawn into unravelling the mystery behind her disappearance.
The show was created by Bryan Elsley, who co-created the teen drama Skins, and this is what he said about the series:
"I think that the book has a very assured young adult tone to it. I like the complexity of the central character, who I thought Lottie had written extremely well. And there’s a certain disobedience and lack of conformity to the book, which I admired. I’m a writer, and so sometimes that’s enough for me top just hop on."
In regards to the story, Elsley added:
"It’s the story of two friends who meet each other on the internet, and one of them gradually becomes aware that a cult is secretly in operation, in the deep background, hidden in a corner of a computer game. So Leila, who is the heroine, takes it upon herself to crush and defeat the cult leader, who is this mysterious character, Adrian. But not before she’s been on a journey of growth and empowerment that binds her ever closer to her new friend, Tess."
Kiss Me First, stars Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard, George Jovanovic, Freddie Stewart, Misha Butler, Haruka Abe, and Samuel Bottomley, and it will hit Netflix on June 29, 2018.
There’s a new creative team working on Beyond the Grid which is the storyline will follow Shattered Grid. That team consists of writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Simone Di Meo and they seem really excited. The previous team of writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo also sounded really excited for what’s coming which gives me a lot of hope. During a recent interview with CB, the new team of Power Rangers that will be the focus of Beyond the Grid was unveiled, check it out below.
There are a couple of things to take note of. First, each Ranger is from a different series. You have Magna Defender from Lost Galaxy, Tanya from Zeo, Cam from Ninja Storm, Andros from In Space, Ranger Slayer (WHAT?!?!?!) from the Go Go Power Rangers comics, and a new one for those of us that never watched Super Sentai. That’s a very interesting team. Without revealing anything about the Shattered Grid storyline, Ryan Parrott mentioned that we’ll learn more about the Ranger Slayer in the upcoming Go Go #11.
Since we’ll find out more about Ranger Slayer in the not too distant future, let’s focus on this mysterious new Ranger. I first thought it was just the Blue Dino Charge Ranger since I never saw that series, but I was corrected and it turns out that it is the Talon Ranger or Dark Ranger from the Sentai series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. He was never adapted to the American version of the show though for some reason. We have no idea who this ranger is, or what they’re like, so I think it will be fun to meet a brand new character.
When asked about why these Rangers were chosen, Bennett failed to reveal anything, but simply said:
Well, I’m excited. Shattered Grid proved to me that the Power Rangers comics are actually good and not just a joke so you can be sure I’ll be reading Beyond the Grid as well.
My guess is that you read the title of this article and said, “how the heck could Tom Holland spoil Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for Chris Pratt who stars in the film?” That’s my guess because that was my reaction when I saw a similar headline. The answer? He’s Tom Spoiler-Mouth Holland. I have deduced that Holland has a superpower. That power gives him the ability to spoil anything to anyone. Want to propose to your mate? Don’t tell Holland, or your mate will know before the date that night. So, how did he do it? How did he spoil Fallen Kingdom?
Pratt was recently interviewed by Sirius XM where he told the story:
No one should ever tell Holland anything even resembling a secret. It will get out. He’s still the best Spider-Man we’ve had though and he’s fantastic so I guess no harm, no foul.
Question, you're in Saudi Arabia and want to have a fashion show, but strict law prohibits female models, what do you do?
1. Dress men up as models.
2. Not have the fashion show.
3. Attach hangers to flying drones.
If you answered 1 you're clearly not familiar with the culture of Saudi Arabia, and if you answered 2 you're a individual who realizes option 3 is not a great idea. The good news is these fashion show organizers weren't and decided to go option 3 for the world to sit back and laugh at. Enjoy the video and the screeching engines of the drone below:
I really want to believe Nick Offerman is nothing like Ron Swanson, but every interview he gives really just solidifies him further as his Parks and Recreation character. Take this one, for instance, in which a teenage Offerman became a born-again christian, mostly because he was into the passionate love-making. Listen to Offerman explain in the video below, and have a good laugh along the way:
Do you want to see a gourmet chef make a Big Mac a world class meal? If you didn't I have no idea why you clicked this video. I personally am fine with just eating a Big Mac as is, but I feel like if this was offered to me I wouldn't say no. What about you?
Laura Chinn has served as a writer and producer on The Mick and has appeared on Young & Hungry among other positions for various other projects. Now, Chinn is going to star in and executive produce a new show she has created called Florida Girls. Pop recently ordered 10 episodes of the show and it could be fun. Here’s a synopsis:
I don’t know that it’s my cup of tea, but I know some people who will probably enjoy this one. There’s no word on when the show will air, but here’s what Chinn said about why she’s excited for this show:
If you like The Office and dogs, congrats, you're like a significant portion of the human population. You'll also, by default, love this video in which a man used his dog to recreate the opening to The Office. It's not an incredibly faithful recreation, but dammit, it's good enough for that dog to get some approval from strangers on the internet:
I believe the children are our future, and the future is looking worse every day. In a hilarious, but certainly weird moment at the Cal Poly Pomona commencement ceremony, a graduate emerged from the crowd and received his diploma with his waifu body pillow there to help celebrate the festivities (via Kotaku):
I'm watching a livesteam of one of the commencements right now and this dude brought his fucking Niko daki pic.twitter.com/KWB6ksAHVW
I think the most impressive thing about this is the guy doesn't even acknowledge it, which then forces everyone around him to act like this is a natural thing occurring. Maybe it is? For his sake I hope not, as I would hate to be the guy who years after college people stumble into and be like "hey you're the weird anime pillow guy". Of course, if he's owning it this well in these photos, chances are he's not all that concerned with that type of branding. Here's to the future, I guess?
Handy dads, do you think you can do this? I certainly don't, but after seeing just how awesome this Jawa Sandcrawler toy box looks I'm certainly willing to try! Hats off to Never Not Making for his impressive work, and he definitely earned a subscribe from me as I'm really interested to see what he makes next: