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Rim of the World

I wrote, some years back, that the lack of character development in Pacific Rim was acceptable, as the characters were all archetypes. From Eager Rookie to Shouty Leader, not one character in the movie was much more than a stock archetype - many from Japanese media....

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The Erasure of Monica Rambeau

The Erasure of Monica Rambeau

Who? Monica Rambeau, the second Captain Marvel, after the death of the Kree Captain Mar-Vell in 1982. Monica took on the name from 1982 to 1996. After her came Genis-Vell (original's son), Phyla-Vell (daughter), Khn'nr (Skrull), Noh-Varr (for like one storyline), then...

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Rushing To Condemn

Rushing To Condemn

I stayed off Twitter on Sunday. Less as an intentional action, and more as I just didn't check it because I didn't think about it. So this morning, when I saw the counter of unread posts, I knew one of two things had happened - either William Shatner (@williamshatner)...

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It’s Not Fandom That’s Toxic

It’s Not Fandom That’s Toxic

There has been a lot of pixels spent explaining to all and sundry that geek culture, such as it is, is 'toxic'. Or that elements of it are. And this is often accompanied with a certain level of finger pointing, self-flagellation, and promises to be better. I even...

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Shutdown Theater

Shutdown Theater

Without going into causes, the government shutdown has been a fascinating example of why we need to reform the system, possibly by firing with prejudice everyone in the current system. First, if the essential functions of government can continue with around 380,000...

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Brands And Social Commentary

Brands And Social Commentary

When is publicity bad for a brand? Despite the old saw of their being no such thing as bad press, there is indeed such a thing, and knowing how to avoid it is increasingly paramount in today’s hot-take-driven media landscape. But Gillette is discovering, as others...

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Anger Derails Progress

Anger Derails Progress

When is publicity bad for a brand? Despite the old saw of their being no such thing as bad press, there is indeed such a thing, and knowing how to avoid it is increasingly paramount in today’s hot-take-driven media landscape. But Gillette is discovering, as others...

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Some Movie Reviews

Some Movie Reviews

Once upon a time, not so long ago, things seemed to be moving the 'right' direction. We were ending discrimination as a society, people were raised, exposed to, and expected to see the person not the wrapper. It seemed, to me at least, that we were finally working on...

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Anger Derails Progress

Toxic Fandom

I have watched a bunch of movies in the past weeks, and because I can, here are some thoughts on them. Baywatch So, yeah. This happened. It is interesting that Dwayne Johnson is bigger as he gets older. See 'The Rundown' or 'Race to Witch Mountain' to see what I mean....

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The Heartreader’s Secret

The Heartreader’s Secret

Kelly Marie Tran was a mostly unknown actress until she landed the part of Rose in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SW8EP8). As I have written, Rose the character, was three points short of useless and completely unnecessary. A simple explanation of the plan to the heroes...

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