Setsuled
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1/20/20
6:08 PM
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I felt like the “American sense of humour” bit might have been a reference to or inspired by Jeremy Corbyn’s remark that certain “Zionists” do not understand “British irony.” Sort of as a model for Edison implying Tesla’s status as an American citizen wasn’t valid. That might explain why it felt so awkward in the Read more

12/25/19
2:30 PM
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You mean me or James? You’re certainly welcome to follow my blog here. 

12/25/19
2:14 PM
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I definitely felt like there were some KotOR vibes in the film, I was kind of surprised there weren’t any direct references (that I noticed).

12/20/19
10:17 AM
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According to Wikipedia, it was adapted in the 70s for an episode of BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas though, from the description, it sounds like the adaptation missed the essence of the story.

12/6/19
5:31 PM
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I haven’t read Tim Powers. I knew the poem had been featured in Playboy but hadn’t seen those illustrations. They’re great, wow.

11/29/19
4:29 PM
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I recognise that’s how business would work in a situation with a guild or confederation. I just don’t see bounty hunters being organised that way—that requires bureaucracy which, in one word, is antithetical the fantasy appeal of bounty hunters. Spike Spiegel, Django—none of these people had to answer to a head office Read more

11/28/19
9:32 PM
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I haven’t, thanks for the tip, I’ll check it out later to-night.

11/25/19
7:04 PM
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I agree, the writers are the primary problem, and problem interference from the BBC, which apparently has been a problem since at least Matt Smith’s third season. I don’t think Whittaker’s a bad actress but she needs material.

11/25/19
7:02 PM
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Sorry, I don’t like anyone being grey, I’ll like or reply to ungrey but I’ve been away from my computer most of the day. Read more

11/24/19
3:27 PM
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Fair point about the bounty being reinstated though I still feel like bounty hunters wouldn’t be so eager to work together. Read more

11/23/19
1:27 AM
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I haven’t read Ligotti yet. Maybe I will at some point, thanks for the recommendation.

11/22/19
10:47 AM
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Yeah, I live in San Diego. I don’t tend to read a lot of new stuff myself. Sometimes I think I should but there are so many classic works I haven’t read yet.

11/14/19
5:49 PM
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I honestly never followed the comments at io9 but I’ve certainly noticed a decline in enthusiasm and sense of genuine interest in the writing staff. I don’t believe in hiding comments from people who disagree with me, you’re welcome to comment here unless you start spamming three thousand dick pics or something.

11/7/19
1:08 AM
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Yes. I actually mirror this blog at setsuled.blogspot.com and setsuled.livejournal.com

11/5/19
7:16 PM
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I liked him from the start. Definitely my favourite of the revived era.

11/5/19
1:07 AM
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If they do shut this down, my blog is mirrored at http://setsuled.blogspot.com and http://setsuled.livejournal.com and I’ll definitely continue there.

10/25/19
9:48 PM
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That’s true, The Godfather and Iron Man were influential for different specific reasons. They’re both extraordinary achievements.

10/25/19
6:17 PM
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My feeling is that art is subjective to a point. Though, for the most part, there are too many variables to prove objective quality exists. The fact that some artists aren’t appreciated in their lifetime could be as much evidence of objective quality as it might be an argument that all art is subjective. One could say Read more

10/23/19
11:13 AM
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I’d say it’s certainly one valid direction you could go with the character. But there’s a long history of the Joker making really lame jokes in the comics.