Michael Munro
michaelmunro
4/19/19
4:31 PM
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In case anyone was wondering, undrjarn translates as “wonder-iron”.

4/9/19
10:40 PM
9

It’s been completely debunked from every possible angle short of Bob Hieronymus finally just admitting “yup, that was me in the damn suit”.

4/9/19
4:08 PM
1

Sounds like an interesting premise. What a pity that this story you’d been working on for so long was pre-emptively censored and shamed out of existence by a creative writing class (!?!). Perhaps, since it happened so long ago, some of them have now matured enough to realize that, in their sincere efforts not to give Read more

4/8/19
8:51 PM
2

I “seem to be saying that I’d be fine with a white person doing a dramatization of what happened to members of my family”? That assumption is entirely yours, but thanks for proving my point, which was in fact that I couldn’t possibly care less about the ethnicity of the writer. And just for clarity, I’d also be fine Read more

4/8/19
2:47 PM
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As it happens, both the writer and the director of this episode were black; but IMO assigning moral rights to artistic expression on the basis of ethnicity would constitute a bizarre reinvention of apartheid. Read more

4/6/19
6:09 PM
1

Hollywood productions taking place in other countries due to tax breaks offer very mixed blessings for local professionals, and once those professionals organize, Hollywood is inclined to look elsewhere.

4/6/19
6:05 PM
1

There was a fun webcomic a few years ago that teamed Dorothy, Alice and Wendy as sort of kid-lit superheroines.  

4/2/19
7:41 PM
1

I’m unsure about it, too.  The second episode is much shorter and I’d say more successful, though the coda did seem tacked on.

4/2/19
4:31 PM
5

About 1/2 way through The Comedian, I guessed what would ultimately happen to Samir down to the exact wording and the way the shot would be framed, which was kind of Twilight Zoneish in itself.

4/2/19
2:46 PM
5

I was on a panel with some of the Farscape creators at the IndianaCon SF convention literally just after they’d received the news that their show had been cancelled. They and their fans in the audience were naturally shellshocked, which led to a pretty subdued panel, particularly because it was supposed to be about Read more

3/31/19
12:27 PM
7

That moment when you throw a boomerang, discover that it works perfectly and realize that you don’t know how to catch it ...

3/29/19
8:00 PM
24

By far the most upsetting part of the book is what happens to Louis’ life and mind after his son dies but before he resorts to the Pet Sematary. Real horror, as always, has more to do with the tragedy of permanent loss than with supernatural monsters.

3/25/19
10:30 PM
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I was thinking more in terms of Umbrae skittering up the vertical tree trunk like a squirrel.

3/25/19
4:49 PM
3

After watching the movie, I couldn’t decide whether we’d learned too much about the Tethered or too little, but either way the “logistics” of their existence became distracting.  Among other things, how are they capable of seemingly superhuman feats of agility?  

3/13/19
3:19 PM
1

“Miyagi-Do Karate” was referred to in the original movie, but it’s never made any sense. It should be called “Miyagi karate-do”, meaning “Miyagi’s way of karate”.

3/12/19
4:25 PM
1

I dated myself once, but unfortunately I wasn’t really compatible with me.

3/11/19
12:47 PM
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I once figured out where I was in San Francisco - a city I like very much, but have very seldom visited - via having virtually flown over it so many times while playing the alien invasion video game “Destroy All Humans 2". It’s a silly game, but the stylized game map was accurate enough that I was able to triangulate Read more

3/7/19
11:30 AM
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Just to be clear, I didn’t make the video. I always appreciate a good Omen reference, though.

3/7/19
10:50 AM
3

I was once staying in Bellingen, a lovely little river town in Australia, and my first evening there I looked up into the sky and noticed a huge flock of birds passing overhead. Then I saw one of them literally silhouetted against the moon and realized that they were bats. Tens of thousands of really big bats.