Is suspension of disbelief the responsiblity of the creator or the responsibility of the audience?
Is suspension of disbelief the responsiblity of the creator or the responsibility of the audience?

Will it be your responsibility to believe anything that you see in this movie in order to enjoy it? Or will you rage against the director be...

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11:00 PM

I think my Nest thermostat just saved me a bunch of money and inconvenience this weekend.
I think my Nest thermostat just saved me a bunch of money and inconvenience this weekend.

Last year when I bought my house, one of the smarter decisions I made at the time was to buy a Nest brand smart home thermostat. Not only di...

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6:39 AM

I dislike how frills are stripped out of things to make them streamlined for faster and arguably better consumption. We should all stop doing that.
I dislike how frills are stripped out of things to make them streamlined for faster and arguably better consumption. We should all stop doing that.

The Japanese national sport of sumo wrestling highlights something that I've felt for a long time about how Americans seem to approach e...

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4:37 AM

Crisis on Earth X was great but it really showed why non-powered superheroes playing alongside powered ones strains suspension of disbelief to uncomfortable levels.
Crisis on Earth X was great but it really showed why non-powered superheroes playing alongside powered ones strains suspension of disbelief to uncomfortable levels.

There are spoilers in this post. The CW's Crisis on Earth X  is a fine example of a superhero team-up. However, Crisis on Earth X (all ...

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12:28 AM

I expect Altered Carbon on Netflix to be dark and shocking just like Richard K. Morgan's books.
I expect Altered Carbon on Netflix to be dark and shocking just like Richard K. Morgan's books.

I saw on super science fiction blog io9 yesterday that Richard K. Morgan's book, Altered Carbon , is being turned into a Blade Runner -e...

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11:03 PM

Pixar's Coco is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen and makes me wish I had a larger family.
Pixar's Coco is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen and makes me wish I had a larger family.

This Sunday, I saw Pixar's Coco. I've been in a mood for a movie like this, probably because this week is the one year anniversary ...

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11:02 PM

Watching Star Trek Discovery makes me think that Star Trek the Next Generation was ultimately bad for Star Trek as a whole
Watching Star Trek Discovery makes me think that Star Trek the Next Generation was ultimately bad for Star Trek as a whole

Star Trek: Discovery is currently on hiatus, but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about what I love about the show. Perhap...

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5:57 AM

A Wrinkle In Time is coming in March and the trailer features edgy music and explosions of magic. Let's just all hope it's good.
A Wrinkle In Time is coming in March and the trailer features edgy music and explosions of magic. Let's just all hope it's good.

Despite the fact that the book, A Wrinkle in Time begins with the words, "It was a dark and stormy night," I am pretty jazzed to s...

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11:26 PM

This year's CW crossover is the superheroes from good Earth battling a whole Nazi universe.
This year's CW crossover is the superheroes from good Earth battling a whole Nazi universe.

I've talked about Crisis on the Infinite Earths a couple of times now. Once in 2015, it was because of the introduction of Iris's th...

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11:06 PM

A huge budget Justice League movie comes out this week so let's talk about why DC movies need to be funny.
A huge budget Justice League movie comes out this week so let's talk about why DC movies need to be funny.

I pay attention to early reviews. With Thor: Ragnarok , everyone was saying it was the best Marvel movie yet, and I think they were right. I...

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11:28 PM

Why does no one point out that there can be some spectacular and horrifying consequences to saying no?
Why does no one point out that there can be some spectacular and horrifying consequences to saying no?

Before I get to the point of my post, I would like to say that I believe all people have a right to say no. They have a right to draw bounda...

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11:01 PM

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum of Star Trek Discovery was a low point of the season but it still had some things to offer
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum of Star Trek Discovery was a low point of the season but it still had some things to offer

Star Trek: Discovery ran a pretty weak episode last night when you compare it to how the earlier episodes went. However, it was still league...

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11:06 PM

Without any spoilers I can say that Thor Ragnarok was just as good as Spiderman Homecoming.
Without any spoilers I can say that Thor Ragnarok was just as good as Spiderman Homecoming.

You probably already know this, but Thor: Ragnarok is a really good movie. I saw it last night with my buddy Brad, and it is helpful to kno...

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11:44 PM

As Nano kicks off the IWSG ponders a deep and meaningful publishing question for all the writers out there
As Nano kicks off the IWSG ponders a deep and meaningful publishing question for all the writers out there

Today is November 1st. There's a lot of things that happen in November. For one, we've officially entered the holiday season. This y...

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7:47 AM

The morally bankrupt captain Lorca threw his admiral bff under the bus in the latest episode of Discovery
The morally bankrupt captain Lorca threw his admiral bff under the bus in the latest episode of Discovery

I really don't like Captain Lorca. He's just an awful person, and that trend definitely continues in this week's episode of Star...

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11:27 PM

Star Trek Discovery is a dark science fiction take on traditional Trek only with actual cussing and gay characters.
Star Trek Discovery is a dark science fiction take on traditional Trek only with actual cussing and gay characters.

Spoilers Ahead. Please be aware :). Season 1, Episode 5 called "Choose your Pain" was one of the best episodes aired yet, which i...

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11:00 PM

I'm in love with Riverdale's beautiful darkness and suffering. Let me tell you all about it.
I'm in love with Riverdale's beautiful darkness and suffering. Let me tell you all about it.

There are spoilers in this post! Riverdale is back. I love this show because everyone has a motive for murder. And even if they don't e...

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5:10 AM

The porgs are here! The porgs are here! Here's ten questionable facts about porgs that I could have made up.
The porgs are here! The porgs are here! Here's ten questionable facts about porgs that I could have made up.

PORGS ARE HERE! So you might as well know the facts (via io9 and then stuff I made up about them because I is funny ): 1) Porgs are residen...

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11:03 PM

No I have not slipped any personal information into my characters either accidental or otherwise.
No I have not slipped any personal information into my characters either accidental or otherwise.

Today is the first Wednesday in October, not to be confused with the first Monday in October (a designation reserved for the new term of the...

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11:23 PM

Star Trek Discovery was obviously worth the trouble for me to watch but its a big pain in the ass.
Star Trek Discovery was obviously worth the trouble for me to watch but its a big pain in the ass.

I have technology fatigue. I work in technology, and I live in a smart home. Getting all of that set up took time and money, and it works be...

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11:07 PM
 
 
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