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Dave Gibbons meets Raina Telgemeier.
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Raina actually favorited this on Twitter.
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Just finished rereading Asimov's Caves of Steel and Naked Sun for the first time since 1986. Wow. Better than I remembered, and my memory was that they were Isaac's best novels.
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I always loved that trilogy. Haven't read them since the 70s. Thought they'd make good movies.
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OK, nerds, you win. I finally watched the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. SWEET JESUS I WILL HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
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My nephew explained to me this is not a reboot (as I had assumed), rather a script that took 20 years to be filmed. Now I'm excited. 
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Nerd tribute to Terry Pratchett in the form of tabletop RPG stats for Moist von Lipwig:
The news of Terry Pratchett's death last Thursday hit me harder than I expected, probably since I had only recently finished teaching Going Postal for the first time (and consequently binging on other  Discworld books—Feet of...
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The text of my November 2014 presentation in Vancouver ...
On 7 November 2014, I had the privilege of taking part in the University of British Columbia's 42nd annual Medieval Workshop. Organized by Vin Nardizzi and his Oecologies collaborators, the workshop focused (unsurprisingly) o...
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Ride now! Ride now! Ride for ruin ... and the world's ending! DEATH! #chargeofthefroghirrim  
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Got my replacement screen from RPGNow, so I can finally send along pictures of how great it looks.
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Looks great
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Finally started watching Daredevil. Two words, people, two words: HALLWAY FIGHT.
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That hallway fight was awesome. Totally hooked me in. 
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Still, give them props for using a practical SFX to create the droid. I love CGI, but using human ingenuity to create a solution to a problem is satiisfying.
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Yes, I test drove Mythic Edition to see if it could handle Moist von Lipwig as a tribute to Terry Pratchett. The game succeeded brilliantly.
The news of Terry Pratchett's death last Thursday hit me harder than I expected, probably since I had only recently finished teaching Going Postal for the first time (and consequently binging on other  Discworld books—Feet of...
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“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

"They're not the same at all!"

YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.

"Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"

MY POINT EXACTLY.
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You "believe" out of not knowing a difference
people are born not knowing natural to nature from birth.
Do you see the simple connection relative to one's birth.
not knowing a "difference" to differential knowing.
Not knowing always comes "first".
Difference is a living experience.
For me -Death waved a hand  and now I have a difference, a differential, a living experience of conscious past death.
Is there a Conscious in the universe -yes absolutely.
 SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED-NO it does not work that way as that would be unbalanced.
What do I believe- "why do I need to?"
"Pointless"-As I have a difference too.
I'm in differential too everything else by experience in a non living conscious state.

People learn accept to balance in the mind, but forget the conscious, the heart the soul. 
Our minds are huge as the brain is throughout our entire body.
What does the Universal Conscious want, need, from people who live not knowing naturally first. Perhaps to get past believing stages from living experiences, eventually you will see the living conscious all around you!
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We are now one Lockjaw away from Superhero Action Figure Nirvana #batroc  
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