Friday, January 27, 2012

Nerd Facts #3

There's hidden German in Pokemon names-
To be more specific, there is hidden German in three Pokemon names. The dragon evolution line introduced in Black and White known as Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon have German in their names
ein zwei and drei are the numbers one, two, and three in German. As a German student and a Pokemon fan I was excited to notice thus relationship.

Alan Moore hates all movies based on his work-
"From Hell", "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "V for Vendetta", and "Watchmen" all are books written by Alan Moore which have been turned into films. Moore is not a big fan of what has been done with his books. Recently, he has been removed from the credits of films based on his work. The main reason behind this seems to be that Moore never intended for his books to become films. Moore wrote books like Watchmen and V for Vendetta to show the possibilities of comics as a medium.

Namor the Sub-Mariner is comic's biggest a**-hole-
If you have heard of Namor, then this probably isn't very useful information, as you already know he is a jerk. He is a prince with winged feet and many powers overlapping with Aquaman. For some reason, since the real beginning of standard Marvel comics, post Fantastic Four, Namor has always been a dick. He is gruff and has stated that he has hit children before. Despite all this, he is still normally classified on the hero side of the spectrum.