One of my favorite television series on the air right now is Into The Badlands.
The noirish dystopian Wuxia drama is the perfect blend of action, mystery and mysticism that keeps my eyes glued to the flatscreen.
As is the case with all things PoC excellence, Into The Badlands has caught its share of hate from racist white fandom. I’m not talking about legit criticisms but nitpicking and feeble excuses that are never made for legions of lesser white shows.
Needless to say I’m not having it.
When the shade is thrown, I’m honor bound to make the haters day a “Sunny” one.
So after writing the piece, Why The Black Panther Is Marvel’s Answer To Batman, a racist troll decided to iceskate uphill on social media:
Racist White Fanboy: No Denny your article is wrong. Moon Knight is Marvel’s answer to Batman, not Black Panther.
Denny: We’ll have to agree to disagree.
Racist White Fanboy: You’re only claiming Black Panther because you’re both black.
Denny: And I guess you’re only claiming Moon Knight because you both wear white hoods?
You slay me with your shenanigans.
So if you follow me on social media, you know that I tend to be very “imaginative” when it comes to voicing my opinions about my fandoms. For instance I have nicknames for many of the shows I watch. Some of them are terms of endearment, some of them are hints of the headcanon at play in the enigmatic inception that is my brain, some of the nicknames….well…….you’ll get the idea.
Let’s play shall we.
Several friends have pointed out to me that whenever they see my Twitter handle, drupkins, they sound it out in their heads as Dr. Upkins. A number of them have mentioned that part of the reason is that they can so see me as a doctor, based on my personality and cerebral nature. No matter how many times I hear this, I’m always deeply flattered. The truth is my Twitter handle is simply comprised of the initials of my first and middle name and my full last name. That being said, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think Dr. Upkins didn’t have a nice ring to it.
This got me thinking about another doctor or rather, The Doktah.
And in honor of football season (and bookmark this because this is one of the rare times you’ll see me honor sports, lol), I thought I’d post this gem here. Talk about a tight-end, damn.
And on this most glorious day, I just want to say, HAPPY APPLE IPHONE 5 DAY!!!!!!!!
Who run the world? MAC!!!!!!!
So there’s something you should know about me.
You probably already figured it out but I think it’s time I’m open and honest.
In case there was any doubt, I am in fact….well, you know what they say about pictures being worth a thousand words:
Sick of the holiday season? The rampant consumerism? Society’s greed? And everyone acting rude and obnoxious jerks and embodying everything that goes opposite of what this holiday season is supposed to be about?
Well we have a movement for you. It’s called Occupy North Pole. We’re taking on the one percent that gets ignored: Santa Claus.pitiful wages to the poor tiny elves, his rampant discrimination of minorities: reindeers and misfit toys alike. We say that Mr. Claus has gone too far.
My girls Sisterspooky and Jesterwitch are joining me in this as well as Scrooge, the Grinch, Rudolph, the Misfits. We’re also briniging in the big guns: Jack Bauer.
Oh yes big man, you’re going down!
But wait! There’s more. My man Skeletor is getting in on the action and he’s about ready to turn this Yule out.
Who’s with me? OCCUPY NORTH POLE! Let’s make it happen!!!!!!