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w00t! Always Sometimes Villains Reaches 100 Followers!

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A big fat thanks goes to WordPress blogger and novelist(!) AnaSpoke, who became our 100th follower today, and of course, to the other 99 who made it possible in the first place! Don’t know how else to celebrate the occasion besides with this little aside, but we’ll probably make a mini-holiday out of it or something.

Mraaaaahhhhherrrrhh <–I don’t know what that is.

The Expanse TV Premiere

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It’s official! Syfy has officially announced that the WORLD will be GIFTED with the television adaptation of THE EXPANSE in DECEMBER. No specific day just yet. In other news, Syfy also green-lighted a television series for Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel The Magicians, which I reviewed last year. w00t?

The Meaning of Mardi Gras (Colors)

Mardi Gras has three official colors: purple, green, and gold. It’s ingrained within the connotation of the celebration already. But what do they mean?

I finally looked it up! These are official hues chosen in 1872 in honor of the Russian Grand Duke Alexis Alexis Alexandrovich Romanoff (Alex, ASV Staff Writer, what say you about this tri-Alex dealio?). Apparently, the guy was visiting that year and, hey, what better colors than the man’s own house colors?

Purple = Justice
Green = Faith
Gold = Power

There. Learned. (P.S. If you already knew this, well, just go away!)

The Legend of Zelda . . . TV Show? [UPDATE]

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo and Netflix are collaborating on a potential live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. It’s basically just a rumor at this point, but my two cents? Excuuuuuuse me, Princess, but this has got to happen!

[UPDATE] Turns out, this was just a rumor. Apparently Netflix and Nintendo are NOT working on a Legend of Zelda series . . . or are they?

Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, told Time magazine that “As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.” [Source: GameSpot]

Not an admission, but definitely not a denial either. Only time will tell!