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  1. felice

    TTTNE 475 - for the Honour of Greyskull!

    Oh, there's lots of good things about it; plenty of impressive spectacle, aside from episode 3 which is just a blank screen and a bunch of sound effects. It's just that lots of it doesn't really make much sense. I suspect at least parts of it will play better in retrospect once we've been able to read the books and have certain characters' motivations properly explained. Though knowing where it's (probably) going will be somewhat detrimental to the reading experience, I think. They really should have waited till the books were finished before starting the show; maybe by then CGI would have gotten cheap enough that they could afford more than one shot of a direwolf per season.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Some varieties of feminist, perhaps, but I think they'd be a small minority these days, and certainly not the only "true" kind.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    The first season ended a couple of months ago.
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    TTTNE 475 - for the Honour of Greyskull!

    What did you think? Was it at a cinema with a proper audience who knows how to participate, or just on TV?
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    US Politics: Don't Panic - Organize

    It's not your vote that matters, it's your attitude towards that vote. Yes, your individual vote won't ever make a difference, but collectively, everyone who lets that affect how or whether they vote does make a big difference. If just 1% of the population share that attitude, that's enough to have flipped three states in 2016. And I suspect that the actual percentage of people who don't vote or vote third party because they don't think their vote matters is rather higher than that.
  6. I inherited my grandmother's collection a while back. I mostly read SF/F, but I've been slowly working my way through the Christies. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a highlight so far.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Undoing the last five years would effectively be killing the current versions of all the people in the universe who survived the first snap, his daughter being just one example. Plenty of people might be willing to make that sacrifice, but forcing it on everyone is a bit morally dubious. And also it turned out to be impossible to change the past anyway, just split of additional timelines. Restoring the universe to the physical state it was in 5 years earlier and erasing everyone's memories of the intervening time might be technically possible, but that's still either murdering trillions of children or having trillions of children seeming to appear from nowhere with no memory of who they are. Why? Don't the ramifications of the five years have lots of potential for telling interesting stories? Reset buttons suck.
  8. Holly Black - the Cruel Prince. Though it could well be the publisher's decision, not Holly herself. I expect so, yes. Though if the publishers don't consider giving away thousands of copies to be worth the chance of winning, I guess that's their call. But a large percentage of those are people who otherwise wouldn't have read the book. And personally I buy a lot of Hugo-nominated works in hardcopy (Wheel of Time being the most expensive purchase so far) because I have the option of reading them for free, and prefer paper over ebook.
  9. Yeah, that excessive security is ridiculous when I'm sure pirated copies are already out there for those who want them; this is just a hassle for legitimate readers. And one of them is requiring Net Galley just for an excerpt! Though Peadar has been generous enough to supply both the nominated work and the previous book in the series.
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    It certainly looked like that to me at the time. Mjolnir did move, and I don't think there's much evidence to support the idea that ease-of-weilding scales proportionally to degree of worthiness rather than being a binary state, or that it's capable of determining that someone is not-quite-worthy-but-close-enough-to-deserve-encouragement.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Oh, my interpretation of the multiverse doesn't rule out Strange generating 14 million new awful timelines! Though personally I'm not a big fan of the infinite multiverse idea; it makes it harder to care about the specific one we're watching if we know that for every single one of their triumphs and tragedies there's another equally valid universe where they failed or the tragedy was averted. Alternative versions of the world we know are fun, but I prefer them to be unique parallels (like Star Trek's mirror universe) or temporary changes to the "real" timeline or simulations etc.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    I don't think you need millions of alternative universes to have a multiverse; just "some" is sufficient. And the timetravel seen in Endgame is probably not the first instance of time travel in the history of the universe; there could have been many previous branches over the past several billion years, with the earlier branches having branches of their own. Agents is more problematic, since there's a feedback loop with events playing out repeatedly with slight variations an unknown number of times. Did their return to 2017 create a new branch every time? Or was the future in a state of flux until the loop reached equilibrium? Is there one branch with the destroyed Earth, many branches, or none?
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    They can certainly fly from Asgard to Earth in a regular spaceship.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    The reveal got a huge laugh at my screening; it seems unlikely that it wasn't shot/edited to intentionally elicit that reaction, and pretty much impossible that they didn't know it was getting that reaction before the final cut.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Are all the extras from Homecoming returning, not just a handful of named characters?
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