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The SJW Turkey Shoot

July 17, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

You used to be able to take it for grated that when a studio announced a new TV show, they made the announcement assuming that the creators were dealing in good faith. Back in the […]

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Kishōtenketsu

July 16, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

Lately I’ve been getting questions about Kishōtenketsu, the four-part story structure of classical Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature. My Twitter friends sent along a useful post explaining the concept. Let’s start with the word itself. […]

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Combat Frame Data: CF-05

July 14, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

CF-05 Grenzmark C Technical Data Model number: CF-05Code name: Grenzmark CNickname: GrenzieClassification: mass production general use combat frameManufacturer: Seed CorporationOperator: Systems Overterrestrial CoalitionFirst deployment: CY -5Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit in chestHeight: 17.5 metersWeight: dry weight […]

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We Hate Our Kids

July 13, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

Last night I happened to tune into financial guru Dave Ramsey’s show just as Dave was launching into a rant on the looming student loan crisis. He posts clips from his radio show on YouTube, […]

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The World Armada

July 12, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

This signal boost is a little late, but I wanted to give John’s latest book time to accumulate organic sales before I promoted it to my readers. Without further ado, It’s my pleasure to present […]

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Ophian Rising Casting Call

July 11, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

Now that the startling conclusion to the Soul Cycle has been out for a while–and none of you have an excuse for not having finished reading it yet–it’s high time I followed up on the […]

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Very Different Personages

July 10, 2018 Brian Niemeier 1

From time to time I still run into aspiring authors who dream of signing a Big Book Deal™ with a New York publishing house. Similarly, there are still cockeyed optimists who are convinced that Hollywood […]

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Sculpture-on-Sculpture Violence

July 9, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

In the wake of comics legend Steve Ditko’s passing, reader Man of the Atom shares a Ditko story that’s downright prescient in light of the culture war being waged in comics–and all media-today. The following […]

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RIP Steve Ditko

July 7, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

Steve Ditko, the comics legend who created Mr. A and co-created Spider-Man, has passed away.  The ever-eloquent Razörfist delivers the eulogy: Yet another light has gone out in the comics industry and in the West. […]

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We’re Going Back in Time

July 6, 2018 Brian Niemeier 0

By now it should be obvious to everyone that we are all, in a real and quantifiable sense, going back. Even a mainstream media organ as lost in the fog of Current Year chronological snobbery […]