Tuesday News: New Sherlock Holmes story, emoji diversity, 50 Shades v. Secretary, and undelivered Kickstarters
It is believed the story – about Holmes deducing Watson is going on a trip to Selkirk – is the first unseen Holmes story by Doyle since the last was published over 80 years ago.
Mr Elliot, a great-grandfather, said: “In Selkirk, there was a wooden bridge that was put up some time before it was flooded in 1902.
“The town didn’t have the money to replace it so they decided to have a bazaar to replace the bridge in 1904. They had various people to come and do things and just about everyone in the town did something. –The Telegraph
There’s also a larger variety of country flags and emojis to represent different types of families, plus the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch has been added to the catalog. You know, in case you want to mock someone for buying the Apple watch through emoticons. –E! Online
I completely appreciate that since 50 Shades became popular, now people are suddenly invested in pointing out the portrayal of abuse in romantic relationships in mainstream media. Yes, society upholds some pretty toxic models of heterosexual relationships through our entertainment and this needs to be actively combated.
But I’m just… kind of befuddled about the double-standard 50 Shades Critics have when it comes to the movie Secretary.
Readers took issue with me when I said in my comic that I have general faith in people to differentiate between what they find arousing in their fantasy porn and how they behave in real life with their real relationships. They fear that women will now just blindly throw themselves into unsafe situations and dangerous relationships because of these books. But I still believe that people –even women!– can enjoy problematic porn fantasies without being completely brainwashed by it, just like Secretary fans have already been proving since 2002. –Oh Joy Sex Toy
One of last week’s biggest stories was the struggle of Godus, Peter Molyneux’s undercooked strategy game that raised ~800,000 on Kickstarter in late 2012. But at least that game came out, even if it was unfinished and disappointing to most backers. There are other Kickstarters, both big and small, that have gone MIA or taken years longer than originally promised.
We’ve put together a list of 12 game-related Kickstarter projects that took people’s money but never quite delivered. The combined total: $2,098,967. We plan to continue shining a light on crowdfunded projects that never come to fruition, so e-mail me if you’d like to share any. –Kotaku