General Rants

The Friend Zone

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The big debate: Is being “friend-zoned” even a thing? It’s been getting more and more heated with time, getting to the point where an off-handed remark between (usually) men is taken as meaning the one making it is a complete desperate loser.  Yes, this is about the evil term “friend-zone”, defined by worthless guys who […]

General Rants

Flat Earth: Debunked. Part 1: God’s Rays

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The Flat Earth “theory”. It’s taken up a mighty resurgence in the past few years, and it needs to be addressed, because it is filled with awful science and terrible refutations. It also relies heavily on inane conspiracy theories, and simply doesn’t work due to our understanding of physics.  From the question of how gravity […]

Humor

Hyperspace is not “Faster” Than Light

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… George Lucas envisioned a fantasy movie that incorporated everything from Flash Gordon and World War II footage to Errol Flynn swashbuckling and nuclear panic. As an idea man, Lucas was brilliant. Despite his scripts being rewritten multiple times to make them less… idiotic, he still […]

General Rants

In Defense of Rey

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We’ve all seen Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens by now, right? Of course we have. If you haven’t, you probably should, even if you don’t want to, just to get it over with. So, what’d you think? Meh? Kinda okay? Not the best, but compared to the prequels it was pretty good, right? Well, […]

Humor

Dear Netflix People

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Hi there! It’s me. Another white, cishet man here to tear down something that the people of color finally get a foot into! Well, okay, not exactly. In fact, I’m all for appropriate diverse casting. I’ll touch on this in general briefly, and probably write something up about the broader topic in another post, but […]

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Nintendo is Going Back to Cartridges?!

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Everyone still has a bad taste in their mouths about the N64 still being a cartridge-based system while the industry was heading swiftly into optical media. Sure, the carts had faster load times, but the graphics were going to be better on a CD pretty much regardless. Nintendo, Sony and with the PS2/Game Cube generation, […]

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What if Anakin’s Story Were Different?

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I wanted to write up a bit of a response to this video, but I was already starting to go a bit over what would have been allowed on Youtube’s comments.  To summarize, it asks what would have been the result if Anakin Skywalker has been found just after birth and taken in as a […]

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There Are More Than Four Colors!

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So there’s this video that posits only four colors are necessary for a map. The key issue is that it assumes that countries and states must be contiguous. This isn’t true. For an easy example, look at the U.S.A. Alaska is all alone up northwest of Canada. The theory is that there is no configuration […]