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3 years old and already a Super Saiyan. Goten and Trunks have nothing on her!
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Americans have no shortage of questions, and the internet no shortage of answers. Whether looking for advice on buying a home, or determining the religious
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I read Texas and wept.
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DCTV Finales

Legends of Tomorrow
• The finale was decidedly not for me. I like having time travel rules in place. Killing a guy "simultaneously" at three different points in time doesn't work for me. It's a neat concept that allowed for more than one person on the cast to give the big bad a beat down, but it's just too silly.
• Rip spends an entire season trying to save his family, and then he gives up on it just in time for Sara to come to him with hopes of saving her sister. Time travel can't save lives that way, apparently. That's fine, but taking wounded and dead bodies to a Lazarus pit before it stopped working sounds like a fine solution for your problems. Or interfering in the situation in which Laurel was murdered by bringing the entire team, including two members who have magic-based powers and can definitely go toe-to-toe with Arrow's big bad.

The Flash
• Were time remnants ever part of the comics? I hope not. The concept is weak, but I say that because it taps into the fact that the writers don't have rules for time travel. The idea is that the speedsters are able to go a moment into the past and convince their past selves to come to the present and essentially die for the cause. This doesn't mess with the timeline somehow. I'd rather they just be called paradox people. Wear this on your sleeve!
• Getting a paradox person called forth the time reapers, who for some reason weren't already chasing after Zoom. And then we're to believe that they suddenly saw him and decided, "Oh, tasty flesh!" And then ignored the Flash despite his messing with time.
• Speaking of messing with time, that final moment better cause a Flashpoint of sorts. Of course what makes this particularly interesting is that by saving his mother Barry is reverting the timeline back to the original one before Reverse Flash messed it up. The main difference being the speedsters, though... Anyway, this honestly makes me interested in the next season. Will we get a Fringe season 4 kind of thing?
• If messing with the timeline doesn't affect the other shows ::coughbringbackLaurelcoughhack::, it'll seem like a waste to me.

Arrow
• The finale was underwhelming but did not disappoint me nearly as badly as it seems to have affected others. On Reddit, they subreddit for the show has literally changed into a subreddit dedicated to Daredevil. That's how mad people are about how things turned out.
• Leaving Oliver and Felicity as the sole remaining members in the Arrowcave was obviously done to get a reaction out of people. Other than that, I thought it made sense for the other leads to walk out and take time for themselves. Too often in these serialized stories it's the lead hero who goes off between seasons (generally the case with Buffy when it was one), so it's nice for everyone else to go and the hero to get the band back together.
• Oliver Queen as mayor is a story I'm genuinely interested in seeing. I just hope they can tell it well.

As previously stated before, it's unlikely that I'm going to return to a committed viewing schedule for these shows. I'll watch their premier episodes, maybe the second episode, and whatever cross-over they have planned with the four shows on the network. After that, I'm happy with walking away if I feel like I'm just watching because I've seen previous episodes and not because I like what they're doing. There are definitely other ways I can spend my time.
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Initial response: NO! No no no no no! NO! NO! No...no........no........n...

Then read that the series is being aimed at youngsters and is really not so much an adaptation of the Mega Man games as it is a little kids' superhero show using a licensed character who happens to be Mega Man. Not my bag, but I'll let my daughter watch it if she's interested.
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I appreciate the meme. It's great. Really, it's about ethics in comic book writing. #hydracap  

The ruckus about the first issue of this new Captain America series is hilarious. The whole thing was designed from the ground up for the reaction it got. Marvel wants you to complain about how they somehow don't get the character, they're ruining your childhood, and everything in the world is wrong because Steve Rogers is currently being presented as someone who has secretly been a member of Hydra and then said the thing. Bitching and moaning about a book you're probably not even reading is free advertising. That last panel is a cliffhanger, or, to the younger people, essentially clickbait. The more you bitch and moan, the more you probably drive up sales among people who actually read the book.

And the people who read the book are the ones who really matter. They drive the sales. They're the ones voting with their dollars. Bitching about the direction of a story that you weren't planning to read anyway is pretty sad. After all, it's not like you were planning on picking up the book and then were turned away by Hydra. It's not like you've been reading for ages and consider yourself an expert on all things Cap, not only about character but on the types of stories they tell with the character. Most of the people complaining about the story are actually less than fair weather fans. They're more...symbolic fans, I guess. They like the idea of Steve Rogers but not enough to support the character in his original medium.

It's completely fair and valid to complain about comic book stories you don't read, though. You can absolutely criticize the idea. However, complaining that it's out of character when it's literally the first issue of a multi-issue story is jumping the gun a bit. This is just the setup. You don't know where the story is going. You honestly don't know what they're doing. How about we give the story a few more issues before we start saying Marvel is ruining one their most iconic characters you didn't even care (or perhaps even hear) about until 2011?
 
The new Captain America really isn't down with an all-female Ghostbusters.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Steve Rogers: Captain America #1. Like, the biggest spoiler. Proceed with caution. Marvel's newest Captain America comic arrived on Wednesday, and it didn't slide onto shelves quietly, instead busting onto the scene with a Hulk-sized thud. That's mainly because the story by writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz put the beloved character into a new light. That's not an easy task with any hero who has a history as le...
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I just loved the memes! "Powdered mac'n'cheese is better than homemade"? Perfection. :D
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Apparently the study linked in this article suggests that Baby Boomers are more likely to create secure passwords than Millennials. Gotta love coming across another article about how the older generations are better than the up-and-comers. But that's beside the point. It's probably true.

But there are three questions that this report (and I read the full report) fails to address:
• For how many sites are the different generations making passwords? (In other words, how many passwords do they need to remember?)
• What is the generational breakdown of users who forget their passwords?
• What does password management look like for each generation? (Memory, text file, or even a sticky notes.)
This information would provide a much more rich view of the modern experience in this world of online accounts and password juggling.

What are your thoughts?
Just because millennials grew up with technology doesn't mean they're actually smarter about how they use it.
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That's a combination and a half. Looking forward to listening to this later.
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MTV occasionally puts out cool stuff. This is one of those things. I liked this video. I have a better understanding of Asian sexual stereotypes because of it. And I feel fortunate in that I had never heard of "yellow fever" or "rice chasers" until my Taiwanese friends in college introduced the terms to me.
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oh, christ. rice chasers. rice queens. ugh.
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I'm just going to go ahead and spoil this article for you: The author believes that the flashbacks are being implanted by Red Skull, who currently has (for the past few years) the psychic abilities of Charles Xavier.

If that is indeed the reveal at the climax of the story, it's not going to be enough to change people's minds about the implied antisemitism.
 
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Disgusting. If Cosby's defense strategy works, we've just found a new way to shame rape victims. "It took you a while to report the alleged, so that probably means that you didn't have a problem with it at the time." "Oh, you were friendly with him in public afterward. Must not have been a problem." Yes, let's expect all victims to immediately process through trauma, work out the power dynamics that are no doubt involved in the situation, and scream out to the world that something terrible happened. Great.
It relies on false assumptions about rape victims that just might convince a jury.
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+Jenn Osborne My mom is in denial over it and tries to shout down anyone who tries to talk critically about it. She loved Cosby and we were raised on his standup and The Cosby Show. It's like as you described above. It feels like a horrible betrayal.
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Kids say the darndest things! We babysat for some friends, and the kid had this to say when she wanted us to read Fox in Sox:

"Fucks and Sucks! Fucks and Sucks!"

Right up there with my kid pulling a consonant forward in the word sock a year ago. "Cocks! My cocks!"
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We have a few kids Star Wars books and our 3yo calls them "Star Whores".
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Very curious about the methodology of this one. After all, from a download, how do you determine specifically if it was a physical or digital sales loss? My guess is if there are specific tracks you can determine if the item is available physically or not. But the flaw in these studies has always been whether or not the individual would be willing to buy at all. Some don't buy this argument, but it's a true one. It's not a lost sale if the individual was not going to buy it anyway.
New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that piracy hurts both digital and physical music sales. In EU countries the total losses are roughly 5% of yearly revenues, which equals €170 million. In addition, piracy also triggers secondary losses for governments and the public sector.
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I'm a general hobbyist. Board games, video games, books, comic books, TV, and movies. I like talking about these things, but I talk about them from my personal point of view. My biases, my politics, etc. If you don't want to hear from a dreaming idealist with a pro-person (and pro-living things in general) progressive standpoint, then you're better off heading elsewhere.
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