The Weekly Read – Aug 22nd

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Nintendo Power magazine archives, Holtzmann’s glasses, and your dog.

Nintendo-Power

1. THE FIRST 13 YEARS OF NINTENDO POWER ARE NOW ONLINE! | Nerdist
“August marks the 28th anniversary of Nintendo Power, the official magazine of Nintendo that brought gamers the first word on NES, SNES, GameBoy, and other Nintendo systems long before the internet was a thing. And now thanks to the internet, the first 13 years of Nintendo Power are online for everyone to enjoy!”

Bring back dem 90s mems.

2. Schrödinger’s Queer: Does Representation Without Confirmation Mean Anything? | The Mary Sue
“In my informal studies of the reactions to the new Ghostbusters, one of the most popular sentiments I’ve encountered is that every female-identified person left the movie just a bit gayer, thanks to Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and kick-ass performance as Jillian Holtzmann. Some of the Sapphic sentiment regarding the character was the usual “girl crush” hyperbole, but much of it was legitimately related to what many actually perceived as the not-so-straight sexuality of the character.”

An interesting editorial about LGBTQ+ confirmation and its effect on the audience and material.

3. Sterling 23 Spectre (Pre-Order) | O’Riginals Trading Co.
“Are you afraid of Ghosts? You won’t be with The Sterling 23 Spectre. Are you a Cosplayer of GB? The first run of Spectres Sold out before the premiere of the new film.  The Spectre is the most authentic Side-Shield Glasses on the Market today.  This is another limited run and are available for pre-order with a delivery date to me of November 15 and then shipped out to you.”

Want the glasses Holtzman was wearing in Ghostbusters (2016)? You can pre-order the next run from the O’Riginals company.

4. ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’s’ Graceful Time Travel Crushes ‘Cursed Child’ | Flavorwire
“Which theory of time travel — books or play — fits better within the world we’ve come to know and love? Again, Rowling’s original vision fits more seamlessly into her epic: the second part of Prisoner of Azkaban’s climax is about sticking to what’s already been written — not changing the past, but having always been that past. Cursed Child is all about rewriting the past — it exists within a world where all you need to do to decimate seven books’ worth of a battle between a boy and a hissing supervillain is go back in time and embarrass a hot dude— as Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy’s sons somewhat accidentally do — and let the butterfly effect do the rest of the work.”

A look at time travel in the Harry Potter universe.

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5 . Why ‘This Is Fine’ Is the Meme This Year Deserves | NYTimes
“The meme, derived from a webcomic by the 29-year-old illustrator K.C. Green, is a bit like those “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters, just with an absurdist twist. It is halfway between a shrug and complete denial of reality.”

An interview with KC Green, artist and creator behind the infamous Gunshow comic strip.

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