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February 2nd, 2015 — Green Lantern
I was five when my world changed.
Up until that point I’d been a pretty big Superman devotee. Back then Superman was the All-American Hero. Incorruptible. Kind. And often only conquered or defeated when his love for and need to protect others was used against him. I admired these traits as a little kid. I watched Super Friends religiously every morning before school. I was five and in kindergarten when one day as I was watching an episode of Super Friends my life changed forever.
There’s this one episode in which Superman and Green Lantern must merge together (I know, super gay, right?), in order to create the universe’s most powerful weapon and defeat some big bad villain. In that moment, the power of the Green Lantern was revealed. My eyes were opened. And a life long obsession began.
Many things appeal to me about Green Lantern. His bravery. His strength of character. His will power. All things that make him a powerful wielder of the green light. (And Kyle Rayner = mega swoon.) But as I’ve gotten (much) older and my love of GL remains as strong as ever, I’ve realized it goes beyond these personality traits.
There’s something really compelling about how he taps into a great source of power, bends it using his imagination, and forms impressive creations. It might sound like a bit of stretch, but I sometimes like to think of my career in word-making this way. I tap into this huge source of words, letters, metaphors, and concepts, I imagine how they could be rearranged, what things could look like if we stretch our thinking, and then I form an interesting new twist on a word or concept to breathe life into a product or company.
Certainly not all of my naming projects are this exciting and creative. But some of them are. And those are the most rewarding and the ones that make me feel closest to my childhood idol.
Also, if you doubt my obsession, check out my fanboy blogposts over the years.
And apparently there are sexy Green Lantern male lingerie for sale for your Second Life avatar. How do I get these made in real life??
January 6th, 2011 — Comics, Green Lantern, Superhero Movies
I still hate the costume.
January 5th, 2011 — Comics, Green Lantern
October 18th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern
If this is for real, then I’m stoked. I like it a lot. It looks very much like alien technology. Hells to the yes. I cannot wait for this movie!
October 1st, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern
August 3rd, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern
Again, via DQS
July 30th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern, Travel
I was surfing Kayak for hotels around New Year’s and look what I stumbled upon! Okay, it’s only two stars, but the NAME! The NAME!!
July 27th, 2010 — Green Lantern
I’m mostly unimpressed by this poster.
July 25th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern, Movies, Superhero Movies
July 15th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern, Movies, Superhero Movies
Words cannot describe the extreme joy and excitement that this picture has causes me:
July 14th, 2010 — Art, Comics, Green Lantern
June 28th, 2010 — Comics, Food, Green Lantern
Yesterday I decided to avoid the hordes and masses of revelers at the SF Pride Parade. Instead, I leisurely enjoyed breakfast and then hiked up to the top of Kite Hill. I can see the open space park from my house, but I’d never actually visited it. Before heading up to the overlook, I stopped in and bought a bottle of Honest Ade lemonade and a Clif Bar to tide me over while up on the hill.
When I got to the top of Kite Hill, I noticed it was mostly weeds, foxtails to be exact. So, if you’re thinking of taking your dog up to the hill, think otherwise. This is truly and “open space” and isn’t a lush park with manicured lawns. I found a spot under a tree that was dirt (i.e., no weeds or stickers) and laid down my blanket. I got out my Nook ebook reader and decided to start reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Everything was set. The only thing left was to start noshing on my snacks.
Even though I was breaking my diet of “no sugar drinks and no carb snacks” I decided to see just how much of an offense I would be committing by drinking an Honest Ade. Turns out it’s pretty low in sugar. Unfortunately, it was their marketing that took me by surprise and offended me to my very core. I appreciate that they use a super hero theme in their marketing paragraph on the label. However…
How dare they question the existence of Green Lantern?! He’s out there protecting sector 2814 everyday (that’s the sector of space that Earth resides in). Why they gotta hate like that? The gall…
I may never drink another Honest Ade again.
June 12th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern
A world of YES! This artist ph1shf00d over at DeviantArt drew Guy Gardner making the most awesome use of a GL ring I’ve ever seen. So so so awesome.
One more fun Green Lantern comic by ph1shf00d after the jump
April 12th, 2010 — Comics, Green Lantern
When I read Towleroad’s headline in my Twitter feed this morning, I nearly shit a brick. The headline reads: Ryan Reynolds Won’t Wear Costume As Green Lantern. I couldn’t read the full article on my iPhone while on Muni. But, based solely on the headline, I was pissed. Was Ryan pulling a Tom Welling and going sans costume? I was ready to boycott the damn movie.
The first thing I did when I sat down at my desk was check out full the post at Towleroad. Okay, okay. Cool down. I’m better now. Turns out that the costume designer wants to make the costume entirely computer generated. Now, that I can get behind! Here’s what the costumer designer had to say:
“[Costume designer Ngila Dickson] was tasked with trying to find a way to do something that stands apart from all of the other superheroes spandex suit designs we’ve seen in the past. Honestly, isn’t the look becoming overused? Remember, the Green Lantern suit is something that should look alien — it needs to seem other worldly. It encompasses any creature that wears the ring, and Hal Jordan is the first human to ever wear the suit. This was a chance for Dickson to do something different. You also have to consider that Hal changes into the suit multiple times in mid scene, and the cg also allows him to do this. I’ve heard that when the cg is complete, the suit will look like a manifestation of his power. And while I couldn’t confirm this, I’ve heard that DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has seen the designs and given them his blessing. The suit is lined with white LEDs, which I initially thought might be used to give a practical glow (kind of like how Billy Crudup wore blue LEDs to give the actors around Dr. Manhattan a blue glow in Watchmen), but I’ve since been told might just be for mo-cap tracking purposes.”