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NNN Episode 245 - Stranger Things

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Topics: It’s funny, when Netflix comes out with original content not starring Adam Sandler, it can end up being really good. In this episode, Melissa and Maria wax lyrical about the Netflix original series Stranger Things. They also get really excited about the upcoming Marvel/Netflix Luke Cage series, while also being worried about DCs upcoming movies.

Intro - Boom Tap / Interlude – Dreamy / Outro - Feelin Good provided by Mike (Pound 4 Pound Podcast) & Marion Moore from ALBM Production


NNN Episode 152: Turtle Love

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Topics: Special Guest, FancyFembot from Sci-Fi Party Line, joins us to talk Batman, Stem Cells, Game of Thrones, Spoilers, Almost Human, and upcoming movies. 

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NNN Episode 127: Family Emergency


Topics: We discuss "family emergencies" at DragonCon, Ben Affleck is the next movie Batman, soap operas, and Nosy Nerd Corner with Melissa.
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NNN Episode 116: Didn't Watch The Trailers


Topics: Special Guest, eclectik Relaxation, joins to discuss Marvel Agents of Shield, best and worse super hero movies.
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NNN Episode 108 - Knittens


Topics: Wordpress gets hit by hackers, Dubai polic riding nice, Facebook goes mobile.. phone that is, 'Saga' graphic novel gets banned, Batman doing crime, transgender character in DC and we have a special guest. [Download MP3]

Don't forget to submit your questions for the next Nosy Nerd Corner with DeAna.

Our special guest is Monika Brooks.  You can find her at the Educated Hood Chicks Website and she co-hosts "Now In Session with Monika & Bruce" with Bruce Meadors which serves as the Flagship Show of the Roots in the Bay Media Collective.

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NNN Episode 75 - Trick I'm A Demon

[NNN] 75- Trick I'm A Demon

Topics: Curiosity Rover on Mars, Black Panther & Storm single again, another Batman reboot?, House of Representatives trying to stop Patent Trolls, Video games coming out in August

Main Topic: Review of Akuma Na Eros manga

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Video Games Coming Out Soon

  • Assassin Creed 3 [10/30/12]
  • Total Recall (iOS/Android/MMO)  [8/3/12]
  • The Walking Dead: The Game -- Episode 3: Long Road Ahead [8/12/12]
  • Darksiders II [8/14/12]
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS  [8/19/12]
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive  [8/21/12]
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron  [8/21/12]
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD  [8/22/12]
  • Madden NFL 13  [8/28/12]
  • Myst 3DS
  • Borderland 2  [9/18/12]


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I love you, Renee Montoya 

What do you get when you mix a police procedural with a graphic novel? If you’re lucky, you get Gotham Central created by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark. The series presents the mixed feelings regarding masked ‘heroes.’ For some reason, until this novel, I never thought they would be pissed at Batman. I had always imagined that maybe they were grateful for his help. At times, my logic is faulty. In fact, what initially kept me interested was the fact that a lot of them blamed Batman for the more creative fatal twist of crime in Gotham despite being run by a Commissioner who was pretty handy with the bat signal. My heart was not completely won, however, until the “Half A Life” storyline featuring my now favorite comic book character, Renee Montoya.

“Half A Life” ran through issues 6-10 and is basically the coming out story of Renee Montoya. She is ‘outed’ at her work place and to her parents before she was ready to tell anyone. It is unclear, in fact if she was ever going to come out. She deals with the expected harsh results from the work place (despite her immediate boss being famous lesbian cop Maggie Sawyer) and the more heartbreaking results from her parents.  Oh yea, she’s kidnapped by Two Face who is in love with her during this time but that’s neither here nor there.

Gotham Central begins my fascination with Renee Montoya but not just because they featured a woman of color lesbian cop. It was because the series took the time to go into her problems with anger that eventually escalate throughout the series and result in one awesome cover. See?

Her sexual orientation was not forgotten but it was not the only thing that was ever going on with that character.  I followed her story almost immediately throughout 52 which just resulted in me loving her more. I’m an all day sucker for a character who is going through a really hard time and becomes apathetic and drunk. I just love it. They were able to do this (and other great stories in that series i.e. Booster Gold) and still bring her back up without feeling as though we glossed over some bits.

In the end, thanks to great training and after pissing off Black Adam, which can’t really be that hard, Renee Montoya becomes what her original job and department despised…a masked ‘hero.’ She is *dramatic pause* THE QUESTION. She  even had time to date and hook up with Kate Kane aka Batwoman. In the early issues of the revamped Batwoman, The Question was given her own storyline. And then…that was it. Besides her picture on a wall in an issue in Batwoman right before she dates aforementioned famous lesbian cop Maggie Sawyer.

Which leads me to THE QUESTION. Is Renee Montoya a victim of this Reboot that DC sells as a great idea? I sincerely hope not. She is great character and there is potential for more story should someone take the time to write it and treat her with the respect that Rucka did. I haven’t given up on hope. I’m pretty sure my “Please Don’t let Lafayette Be The Body in The Car” mental chanting campaign is what kept him around for latter seasons. So…I guess I’ll be using that same hope for a character that I’ve loved for years now.  “Please Don’t Renee Montoya be just a picture a wall.” Repeat 3x a day.

Summer Of 8-Bit: Batman: Return Of The Joker

This post also appears at The Digitized Ramblings Of An 8-Bit Animal

Today's post discusses Sunsoft's other Batman game.


NNN Episode 40 - Ghetto Ray Gun


Topics: Android might lose Flash, Verizon Phone Comparison, Black In America Series, Maria J's article on Humger Games, video games coming out this week, and Community may get cancelled. [Download MP3]

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Video Games Out Week of 11/14

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Halo (Hullo!) CE
  • Saints Row 3
  • Marvel v Capcom 3
  • Dynasty Warriors 7
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Final Fantasy V

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NNN Episode 39 - Gaming Blowout