We interrupt our regularly scheduled topic of The Expendables and 80's action movies (we'll get back to that next week) to dive into my favorite movie of the summer:
SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD!
Thing is, your League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen has already done shows covering all the elements of Scott Pilgrim: indie comics, music, anime , videogames...all except one:
The greatest Loves of all and Love when it goes horribly, horribly wrong. GEEKLove: Romance movies,comic book romances well-done and otherwise;a smattering of what works and what doesn’t in fictional love tropes.
But even better, we'll unlock the secrets of what works and what doesn’t insofar as courting a geek boy or girl in real life (who knows better than thispaired off group, right?) with tales of our greatest triumphs and most agonizing defeats.
Got your questions ready? Well, fire away! Get ready for the LEOG to bring the pain and give you the best Geek dating advice your money has paid for. It's okay here, tell us your problems.
Well this is my third question, I hope im not annoying any of you people, or heaven forbid breaking some sort of unwritten rule about the question posts xD.
Anyways what are the Leagues favorite love songs?
I personally despise all love songs, but found my lack of knowledge towards them is frustrating when I'm in my post-relationship depression. So LEOG enlighten me, what song can I quietly cry to at night :)
I may get back to this one in force but for the record, if you really want to crawl up into a fetal ball and consider everything that has ever gone awry in your love life, look no further than Blood on the Tracks (the entire album) by Bob Dylan. Jesus.
Also, as far a singles: Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division and Train in Vain by the Clash.
Like Two-Face's coin, there are two sides to everything; even the wonderful thing we call love.
So put on your Freud and Jung hats and answer me this: What are your favorite movies, books, or comic books that extensively or partially examine the darker side of love and/or major psychological topics related to love and sex (like Eyes Wide Shut, Vertigo, Lolita, Wuthering Heights, etc.)?
Thanks and Long Live The League!
PS I think it would be great if all of you did Barry White impersonations
Seeing as that this episode is "Love" I thought that this question would be appropriate.
Pre-girlfriends or even during what comics, games, music, movies, or TV shows do you love? Love being that you will go all out in defending the comics, games, music, movies, or TV shows. An example would Lost- Grant.
This is a great question as it illustrates the most salient "fail" point of many "geek" oriented relationships. No one questions the "Non-geek" oppositional paradigms of love EG guys love sports and girls don't (I know plenty of couples where the converse is true BTW), Men are messy, women are fussy (Kristin and I are the EXACT opposite of this FWIW), every girl loves the Princess Bride and every guy loves The Godfather.
Geek couples however don't suffer as much from societal gender roles because a lot of geeky culture is oppositional to societal norms (IE reading comic books can be perceived as "pussy" and playing video games can be seen as "butch" etc.)
However letting your favorites defy compatibility within geek relationships is somehow perceived as palatable.
Dude. If you meet somebody that you think you can love and they might be able to love you too why would you put that aside just because one of you doesn't love "Buffy"??? That's absurd.
Sure, if someone is denigrating a large part of what makes you YOU (IE Geek culture in general, loving movies, comics, music etc.) that's one thing. On the other hand, if you love somebody-they make you laugh and love life-throwing them over for a fandom is practically psychotic.
I love Spider-Man. Kristin is not a big fan. Guess who I love more? Case CLOSED.