Category: Entertainment

Reading, Television and Movies

On Chuck Wendig and Marvel

The Marvel Logo

So, in case you haven’t heard, Chuck Wendig was fired from Marvel. Because, apparently, he wasn’t civil. Did Marvel fail to read his blog or twitter feed before hiring him? That his voice is sarcastic and profane couldn’t be a surprise to anyone. It always has been. Therefore, the problem must, in fact, be that …

Reading

Book Review: Dread Nation

Cover for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

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Reading

A Defense of Libraries

Library Shelves reflecting on floor

Nobody goes to libraries anymore. Close the public ones and put the books in schools. https://t.co/Cimy1V81n5 — Andre Walker (@andrejpwalker) October 22, 2017 So this happened yesterday on Twitter. The original poster has since “surrendered” and admitted he was wrong, but he’s likely not the only person operating under the assumption that libraries are unused …

Reading

Beautiful Ridiculousness in the Parasol Protectorate

The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set

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Television and Movies

Star Trek belongs on TV, but Not This Way.

Star Trek Discovery Title Logo

Without spoilers, I can say that the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery is a great start to the show. Diverse cast, an enemy that is just a touch too real and current considering the current political climate, and undeniably and absolutely everything that I have come to expect from the Star Trek I have been …

Gaming

I Finally Have A Current Gaming Console Wheee

Thanks to Prime Day, I now have a PS4. I can now play current generation games that I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching others play while I stuck to my Xbox 360 library and what few low-end games my little laptop can actually run. The bundle came with a digital download of [amazon_textlink asin=’B00JK00S0S’ text=’The …