Word of the Day: æstival


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æstival | estival, adjective:

belonging to or appearing in summer

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Diversity for the Sake of Diversity

Diversity. I don’t know what to really think.

Between articles on whitewashing and casting for diversity and the origins of characters and whether they matter to the Sad and Rabid Puppies of the Hugo Awards. Comic books have  their own problems, of course,  with the black Captain America to a histpanic-black spiderman to the Immortal Iron Fist and all those in between.


Is it real or politically correctness driven?

Does it matter? If the story is the story then what does it matter what the author’s intent is? If the genre is meant to fade because of lack of change, does it matter?

Does the audience want diversity? Or does the amorphous ambiguity only appear because we’ve never been exposed to it? Sales matter. If DC and Marvel push diversity and sales drop, then what’s the point of pushing? Bottom line, after all.

Still, the Fast and the Furious franchise…

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Game of Thrones – S6 Speculation

Normally, I don’t do this. Television isn’t my wheel house, nor do I pretend to watch enough of it to actually be a reasonable voice of seasoned critiques.

With that in mind, I’m always trying to imagine how stories play out. I know that it’s popular to discuss this among online forums and with your friends but I wanted to spell out my thoughts on how Season 6 of Game of Thrones will play out.

Obviously, there’s no spoilers for season 6. It’s all speculation. In fact, I would even say Episode 1 of Season 6 isn’t spoiled, because I’ve had these thoughts since long before it aired.

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