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


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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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I am becoming more and more convinced that these alt-right nazi jackwagons are the absolute epitome of Mediocre White Man Syndrome. I'm sure many of them are good at something, but are any of them spectacular enough at anything that the larger world would even notice if they disappeared?

And yet, they not only believe they deserve to hold a privileged place in society, they are willing to protect that privilege with violence and they feel like they should not be held responsible for their actions.

Cowardly entitled jackwagons, the lot of them.

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We keep on finding "building blocks" of life on other planets and moons. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that we're going to find conclusive evidence of life elsewhere in my lifetime and if we do, I think we'll intensify the search and relatively quickly (50 years or so) learn that life is ubiquitous in this universe.

Intelligent life, not so much.

Also, nobody in my family will be amused by the fact that the thing that found this is named ALMA. Nobody at all.

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I'm not a particular astronomy buff, but I think you're a little bit dead inside if you don't think finding planets and maybe now moons that are outside our solar system is astonishing.

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I watch a lot of comic book shows. If you'd told me that ten years ago, I'd have laughed at you, but there it is. I'll probably watch this comic book show but you know what?

Not connecting to the movies is a very good thing. They've tried to connect Agents of Shield to the movies and done it very poorly to the detriment of the show. They're bad at crossing over TV shows with movies. When they announced the whole thing years ago I thought it had enormous potential. Tell big stories in movies, tell more intimate stories in TV shows, have what happens in one show have repercussions in another and in the movies and vice versa and...they really don't.

They do some. The Netflix shows live in the aftermath of the Avengers and Agents of Shield has had to deal with some of the stuff that happens with Shield in the movies but not remotely to the point that I'd imagined or hoped.

And I have to say, I'm bored with the movies. I can't remember which one was the last to come out and I haven't the slightest clue which one is the next, and I just don't have the energy to give a damn.

And while we're at it, DC not doing better. I saw the trailer for the Justice League movie and all I felt was exhaustion at the notion of seeing more Batman. I haven't even seen the last two or three Batman movies. We should declare a moratorium. No Batman, no Superman, and no Spiderman movies for the next ten years. They can show up as bit characters in movies and TV shows or whatever, but they're not allowed to be the center piece of anything. Okay?


And you know what? Ditto for Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers as a group, Thor, and the Hulk, but you know what? Give us a Hulk TV show like the old one where he's on a quest to solve his hulkness. That would have potential. And while we're at it, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Or hell, show us how Agent Coulson got where he is.

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I don't know if this is going to be the best thing ever or the worst thing ever but I'll probably watch either way.

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I'm not here to talk about Confederate. It's probably going to be the dumpster fire everyone predicts.

But...the Buffalo Wild Things show they mention in here really needs to happen. If reading the attached is too much trouble, I'll summarize. What if the Buffalo Soldiers rebelled and joined up with various Native American nations to fight back against the United States?

It would be badass. If done right, it sounds like Firefly without the spaceships. Sure, the Firefly crew is backed by thousands of black and Native American soldiers, but the notion of fighting back against a government intent on interfering is pretty universal. Plus, of course, there would be plenty of aiming to misbehave.

Also, Aldis Hodge would be perfect. Age of the geek, baby.

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If you don't watch The Flash, you should, it's much better than reality.

That said, Tom Felton's character was a tedious asshole most of the time and literally the entirety of awesome in that character in the whole season was seeing him talk about the Philosopher's Stone and that's because he was Draco Freakin' Malfoy.

Also, Dr. Caitlyn Snow can do better.
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