Monthly Archives - September 2021

EX-MARVEL ILLUSTRATOR JOE BENNETT JOINS ARKHAVEN

September 22, 2021 Longtime Marvel illustrator Joe Bennett is announced as the lead artist on two comics to be published by Arkhaven Comics. Earlier this month, Marvel Comics dropped longtime Marvel illustrator Joe Bennett from its Timeless comic for the thought crime of having drawn an illustration in support of a popular Brazilian politician, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2017, two years prior to Bolsonaro’s election as Brazil’s 38th President. It was widely reported that Bennett had not only been removed from the December one-shot, but was entirely cancelled by Marvel...

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Book Discussion: Monster Hunter Bloodlines

Larry Correia is the last of his kind. He started his career with an old fashioned vanity press publishing in 2008.   Larry had tried the usual route of sending his manuscript to everyone and getting rejected by everyone.  So, he decided to go with the court of last resort, self-publication. An accountant by day and a writer by night, Correia had made a name for himself far and wide in the gun-nut community, he contributed to several gun magazines.  He had been the...

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K/S To Be Made Kurtzman Trek Canon?

The OG of the slash fiction, Kirk/Spock gay porn, looks like it may well become a reality. The rumor, and it looks pretty reliable to me, is that Spock is going gay in Strange New Worlds. The unrepentant Kurtzman Trek shill site; Inverse.com posted a "testing the waters" piece declaring that gay Spock is not only workable in future stories but if you really, really think about it, his secret fabulous life has always been canon. Always. If they...

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RE:Play – Gabriel Knight 1

They don’t make boxes like that anymore REPOST: “I dreamt of blood upon the shore, of eyes that spoke of sin. the lake was smooth and deep and black, as was her scented skin…” -Gabriel Knight Cliche: defined as “an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.” Dirty little secret...

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Heroes of Appendix N: Conan The Barbarian

Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded...

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Pivot to Video is the New Learn to Code

“Pivot to video” has officially been declared Hate Speech. Vice Media is a blog.  That is all that it is or ever was.  However, it was a pretty sweet gig you could get a job writing for what is, and always has been, just a blog.  A six-figure salary plus benefits to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia7fUQXskvA Although, it turns out that Vice has an app that does that and I’m not kidding. But it appears that the gravy train has inevitably run out of coal.  Layoffs have begun...

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Wow This Looks Cheap

The trailer for the new season of Picard has dropped… And. It. Looks. Awful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUhBOmtFYr8 I don't watch Kurtzman Trek. A few YouTube masochists do so, but I don't see the point myself. It’s not meant to be entertainment at all.  It’s certainly not meant to be a Star Trek and it is absolutely not for Star Trek fans. The purpose of Kurtzman Trek is to raise Alex Kurtzman’s status within The Club and enrich himself personally while providing a content farm for Viacom.  Forget storytelling, forget entertainment. Content is...

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