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Jun 18
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I’m not really up on the demographics of porn content creation, but I’ve certainly seen enough Patreon and OnlyFans comments to think that the barrier between content creators and their audiences should be greatly diminished these days. If the ‘big publishers’ want to pay black performers less, is there a means to Read more

Feb 11
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This is truly an indicator of who is really perpetuating ‘outrage culture’. Imagine if Americans whined about the original Red Dawn. Evil Russians invade, perpetrating authoritarians horrors on the American protagonists, and the Americans complain it makes *them* look bad? Are you joking? The liberals in this movie Read more

Jan 23
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As someone who recently started playing it after a co-worker lured me back into Magic with it, I’m having trouble personally visualizing how well it would work, even on a phablet. For players who are already tremendously well-versed in each of the cards, maybe you could forego the need to be able to readily read card Read more

Jan 23
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Agreed. I’d like to see my legs too. It felt really good in Lone Echo to be able to extend my arms and see my robotic appendages, and doing things like mantling just doesn’t seem like it would feel right without visible limbs.

Dec 31
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An individual character’s motivations are not an implicit or explicit endorsement of that belief. Just because Yennefer longs for beauty enough to endure tremendous pain and sacrifice the ability to have children to achieve it (even as she fears that it won’t ultimately grant her the love and acceptance she craves) Read more

Dec 23
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Hmm... Marc Spector, heavyweight boxer and marine turned hard-bitten profiteering soldier for hire, killed during the looting of a temple and resurrected to enact vengeance on behalf of its god, the guy so recklessly rough and tumble that Taskmaster won’t emulate his style because he’d rather take a punch than dodge Read more

Dec 19
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So I guess at the end of the new trilogy, Rey, a seemingly humble peasant on a backwater planet, turned out to be the descendent of a powerful and evil Sith, learned the ways of the force, helped to defeat the Empire, redeemed a fallen Skywalker, killed emperor Palpatine, and presumably went off to start a new Jedi Read more

Dec 5
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“Sony was right to be wary of letting its most valuable property get swallowed up by Mickey Mouse’s insatiable maw”

‘its’ is carrying a lot of water here.  

Nov 5
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It has been a while since I read Watchmen, so maybe I need to re-read it, but I never really read Veidt as remotely a sociopath. To me, he always felt more like a desperate idealist gradually resigned to accepting that he had to be the monster to save the world. It didn’t seem to be something that sat comfortably on Read more

Oct 16
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Exactly. He was based on the original Ditko Question, the objectivist ‘hero’ who would put villains in peril and let them die or not die, disinterested in the results. Dennis O’Neill then brought that full circle with his own take on the Question (a vastly different take, more zen and eastern-philosophy influenced) Read more

Oct 15
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Agreed. And it’s a wound that keeps getting re-opened. I haven’t read the latest DC books with the Watchmen characters integrated into them, but from the synopses I’ve read, Geoff Johns just doesn’t seem to ‘get’ Moore’s characters and as frustrating as I find it even at that degree of remove (reading summaries that Read more

Aug 20
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I was a couple years out of college and wasn’t fond of it either, but I recognized even at the time that it was going to be a sort of cultural touchstone for horror fans, largely because of the SciFi (not yet SyFy) lead-in show and the sort of viral presence at the time. It was novel. I’m not really a horror movie Read more

Aug 15
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M Night Shyamalan is a decent parallel, for those of us who didn’t think Chappie and Elysium were awful.

Jul 22
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I don’t know how many subscribers HBO has overall, but the 8 million number was strictly HBONow subs alone, so I’d wager HBO only has to split those with app stores. According to Wikipedia, they had about 30% of cable subscribers in 2015 and about 140 million subscribers worldwide. And I agree on the content. They Read more

Jul 19
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Those different versions of the heroes sound less like ‘customizations’ or cosmetics per se than established alternate costumes/versions: Zoot Suit Hulk would be Mr. Fixit, War Paint Hulk would (probably?) be House of M Hulk. Different colored Iron Man could be virtually any suit version from well known ones like the Read more

Jul 18
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And HBO essentially makes as much per customer- HBONow is $15 and Netflix is what, $13? And HBO Now had, what, 8 million subscribers?

Jul 11
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Yes! A new Vic Sage Question book! That Cowen/O’Neil Question run absolutely blew my young mind in the 80s. I loved the art, the philosophical meanderings, even Vic’s relatively grounded place in the hierarchy of things (down to regularly getting his ass kicked). And it wasn’t just how Szasz/Sage came across in the Read more

May 28 2019
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Dumb? They are one of the most common service dog breeds and in the top 5 for dog breed intelligence. That’s a high IQ dog breed. Joe Biden is more like an English Sheepdog.