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Gregory Lynn
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I write stuff. Maybe you'll like it.
I write stuff. Maybe you'll like it.

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I'm writing an article for a client on tools to help mobilize a community for political action and I'm looking for suggestions.

I'm thinking of tools like ResistBot, Stance, and Five Calls.

If you've got one you like, I'd love to hear about it.

#Resist #Resistance
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Read this. It's good.

Year One: My Anger Management
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I watched the first few episodes of this show and I don't really get why it's getting another season. It was largely unfunny and marginally entertaining at best. In it's third or fourth episode it tried to address trans issues in the way Star Trek addressed social issues, and did it in the most ham-fisted, ignorant white man way possible. I haven't seen an episode since.

The Orville Has Already Been Renewed for a Second Season
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There's a lot of fun stuff in here. I can't wait for the Last Jedi, I'm pretty psyched to see Ms Marvel, and Runaways is starting to grow on me.

But I just had a realization.

They're going to be making Star Wars movies when I'm dead.

I mean, of course they are. The movies make a ton of money and that isn't likely to change any time soon, so why the heck would they stop?

It's just a bit disconcerting is all.

Kathleen Kennedy on the Future of Star Wars' Newest Heroes Beyond Episode IX
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The other day, I'm watching Wynonna Earp on SYFY.com as one does. A commercial comes on as they are wont to do.

I've never heard of this company because they're some organic, vegan food delivery service and what the hell would I do with that?

Except, I have heard of them. It took three and a half seconds for me to realize when and where and then it comes to me and I make some kind of weird glurgling sound that makes my wife look over to make sure I'm not choking on my own tongue or whatever.

I wrote their web site.

Fast forward to five minutes ago when I'm sitting here, eating a bagel, listening to a podcast and trying to get ready to do some productive stuff today.

This is a big time podcast. You may well have heard of it. They have sponsors. Including a certain organic, vegan food delivery service.

I think the lesson is clear.

I'm awesome and if you want your organic, vegan food delivery service to hit the big time, I'm your guy.
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Greetings Humans,

I just finished reading Parallax, the fourth book in the Halcyone Space series and it's really good stuff.

There are three things in this series that I really love--other than knowing where some of the names come from. I think I'm going to write up a bigger thing tomorrow if I have the time, but in a nutshell, they are these.

1) It's YA so the protagonists are kids, but the parents are, for the most part, present, and the relationships the kids have with their parents are entirely normal stuff that's exaggerated a bit for dramatic effect.

2) Shit's got consequences, y'all. In a lot of books and movies, when someone is injured, they go through a rehab montage and they're good as new. Not so here. This was the fourth book in the series and they're openly, frequently dealing with the consequences of stuff that happened in the first book.

3) The universe gets bigger and bigger with each book. It started out with a space station and a ship in Book 1. In Book 2, we saw a different station (and a third, briefly). In Book 3, Earth. in Book 4, a different part of Earth plus [spoilers redacted]

The first book in the series, Derelict, is on sale for the next few days at least at 99 cents and if you're so inclined, you can find it here http://bit.ly/2zf01Ko.

That's a Books2Read universal link, BTW. If you've never used one before, it'll ask you for your favorite e-book store. If you have, it will just take you to your favorite e-book store.

The next thing on my list is Face the Change, the third--and I think final--book in Samantha Bryant's Menopausal Superhero series.
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There is not enough squee in the world.

The Kingkiller Chronicle TV Adaptation Gets a Network and a Synopsis
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Maybe it's me, but I think the whole nerve damage thing suggests this story line is going to on longer than the next week or so. I mean, The article suggests that we know Oliver Queen is going to back under the hood in time for the crossover, but the crossover isn't until late November, leaving plenty of time for a real arc here.

Of course, the entire show takes itself so damn seriously I wouldn't put it past them to have a crisis in the next episode where the new GA can't shoot straight and Oliver has to come to the rescue.

And frankly, I'd be cool if they just did away with Oliver permanently.
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My level of anticipation for this movie is somewhat odd.

On the one hand, it's a Star Wars movie and I can't wait. On the other hand it's Carrie Fisher's last Star Wars movie so I can't wait for an entirely different set of reasons. On the third hand, I really wasn't all that chuffed with The Force Awakens.

It's not that I had anything against Rey or Poe or Finn or anyone or anything, it's just that it was almost entirely a reskinned version of the first film. Big weapon, we gotta kill it before it kills us, oh hey, someone dies. Blah.

There are some things that make this feel like Empire. The Resistance will suffer losses, Luke is training Rey the way Yoda trained him, Leia will be lost at some point the way Han was in Empire.

On the other hand, everything they've done with Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One was fantastic and I think it's fair to write off TFA as some necessary fan service after the films of which we do not speak.

p.s. Every time I read the comments section of a Star Wars post on io9, I feel like I showed up in class after not doing the reading the night before...only the reading was the entire extended universe.
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