Using Stories (or Comics) for Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2022



So, fair warning, I was dead tired last night and forgot to write the blog post. I am slightly drunk now, so I've got no inhibition whatsoever. And I'm going to talk about whatever comes to mind. So, big shocker for anyone who knows me, I want to ...

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Does Mechanization Turn Men into Robots or Robots into Men?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2022


Photo: “Fille Née Sans Mèr (translation ‘Girl Born without Mother’)”. Francis Picabia. 1917.

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” -Herbert George Wells

In one month’s time, I will be attending a lecture detailing the development of ...




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The Big and Small of Comedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2022




In Skin Deep, an old comedy/drama by Blake Edwards, starring John Ritter, I found one of my favorite movies for a long stretch of time. I watched it over and over. But the part everyone talked about, with the glow-in-the-dark condoms – I really didn't like that. I preferred ...


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Quackcast 598 - 2D or not 2D

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 30, 2022

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What makes a character two dimensional? What makes them three dimensional? Does it matter that they only have two dimensions to them? This was an idea that ...



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Scientific Magic

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 20, 2022



I talked last Sunday about science engaging with the supernatural in fiction and the worldbuilding stuff that can be generated from that. In this article I’m going to talk about the opposite end of that spectrum. The supernatural engaging with science. This is where I bring up Alchemy. Now ...

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Supernatural Science

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 13, 2022



When we talk about science we usually think of something expainable, something physical that can be measured and studied and/or recreated in a laboratory. When we think of the supernatural we think of something unexplainable, something metaphysical that moves and operates in a realm beyond our senses and beyond ...

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Growing Up with Louie (1953-2022)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2022


Photo: Young Louie Anderson in “Life with Louie” TV Series. (1994-1998)

In another round of shocking events, the comedy world lost another great last Friday, with comic Louie Anderson.

As part of the target demographic for Saturday morning cartoons in the mid-nineties, my introduction to Louie’s humor was through ...




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Through A Mirror Darkly

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2021


Star Trek: A Piece of the Action

So this could be considered Part Three of my loose-knit series on science fiction: The Distorted Society.

This is a sci-fi convention where there is an Earth…or another planet, at least somewhat Earth-like, that has some aspect of society that is a ...




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More Than Human

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2021



Ideas both big and deep can - and has - been explored in Sci Fi. Some themes that have resonated with me include ‘What it Means to be Human’. This could be said to be the point of ALL fiction in a way I suppose. But to explore humanity through the lens ...

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A Dimension Not Only of Sight and Sound but of Mind

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2021



When he created the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was motivated by the desire to tell more meaningful stories. In his writing career up to then, his work had been heavily censored.

Serling realized that by setting his stories in fantastical situations, in alternate or futuristic versions of Earth, that he ...



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