Discworld Read-Along #6: Wyrd Sisters

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Continuing my occasional series in which I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Up next, the sixth book Wyrd Sisters.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: DEATH (SANDMAN)

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Calling ALL Sandman fans! Check it out! It’s DEATH – One of my all-time-favorite characters from the Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics! Redditor motherfuture describes herself as a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and Death is her favorite character. Well Motherfuture – we think you are the spitting image of Death, and we mean that in the most living way possible. See more Death after the break:

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Discworld Read-Along #5: Sourcery

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Continuing my occasional series in which I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Up next:  the fifth book, Sourcery.

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Discworld Read-Along #4: Mort

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Continuing my occasional series in which I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Up next:  the fourth book Mort.

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Gabbing Geek 36: Everything Is Not Awesome

Gabbing Geek 36: Everything Is Not Awesome
Gabbing Geek 36: Everything Is Not Awesome

Need to talk about Age of Ultron?  We’re here for you.  Come listen to Gabbing Geek Episode 36: Everything Is Not Awesome.  We cover a Superman documentary, Star Wars movie news, a June movie game, a serious complaint about Avengers toys, and then cover all things Age of Ultron.  Give us a listen right now or jump past the break for more info.

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Discworld Read-Along #2: The Light Fantastic

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Continuing the occasional series in which I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Today’s entry:  book two, The Light Fantastic

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Discworld Read-Along #1: The Color Of Magic

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Beginning the occasional series in which I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Up first:  the first novel obviously, The Color of Magic.

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Pratchett’s Discworld: An Appreciation

Terry Pratchett.  1948-2015.
Terry Pratchett. 1948-2015.

Neil Gaiman recently wrote an essay about his good friend and one-time collaborator, Terry Pratchett.  Gaiman’s thesis was that, no matter how much Pratchett looked like a jolly Santa Claus in photos, and he often did, he was actually not a jolly man.  He was an angry man, and it was this anger that drove his writing.

On the surface, this does not make much sense.  Pratchett’s work was often filled with silly comedy, where ineptitude was probably the true force of the universe, and confusion the rule.  If we take his Discworld works, a series with 41 individual novels (the last one due this summer), plus numerous short stories and even an atlas, how could anyone construe anger from this man?

In retrospect, though, it makes perfect sense.  Pratchett’s work was satirical.  Satire requires holding a mirror up to humanity and society, pointing out what’s wrong with the image in the mirror, and then hoping against hope that society decides to do better as a result.  I think a certain amount of anger is highly appropriate for anyone taking up such a task.

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The Outright Screwy History Of The Maid Of Might

All Looks Supergirl Has Had.
All looks Supergirl has had.

Gabbing Geek, like any online publication worth its salt, has editorial discussions.  Watson was wondering how a story on longest-dead characters would go, specifically ones that stayed dead or had actual emotional impacts on the reader, especially if they died during an “event”.

Shortest death:  probably Hal Jordan as Paralax in Zero Hour…back the very next month in the pages of Green Lantern.  Longest may be Captain Mar-Vel, still dead and staying that way.

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Kristen Stewart Wants to Join the MCU. No One Else In the World Agrees…

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We would say that Kristen Stewart is enthusiastic about the idea of joining the MCU, but we all know Stewart is incapable of enthusiasm.  What franchise does she have in mind?

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