The Same Coin, Chapter Eleven - "The Inheritors"

Gisele and Jermaine led Michael, Azita, Takashi, and three Kristens around the side of the burning mall from the back. There were gunshots echoing in the night; police officers attempting to prevent the villain from causing any more death and destruction. Judging from the screams and explosions coming from the front… » 12/25/14 11:04pm Yesterday 11:04pm

Fantasy in Parallel: Avatar and Mistborn

So I've had the Legend of Korra finale stuck in my head for the past few days and today, I was stuck by one thought: boy, the universe of Avatar is weirdly similar to the universe of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn. They act, I think, as parallels of each other in a way. » 12/25/14 10:33pm Yesterday 10:33pm

TMIT: Too Much Information Thursday

I'm posting this from the beginning of last week. Internet gets hooked up on the 26th so life will get back to "normal" next week. In the interest of multiculturalism I shan't ask you what you got or gave for Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/etc. Instead, let's just make this an open thread. Share what you will but know I… » 12/25/14 8:30am Yesterday 8:30am

A Franchise Dream Deferred

I watched chunks of RIPD and Amazing Spider-Man 2 on cable tonight, and I could almost tell that the filmmakers realized, on an instinctual level, that the audience just wasn't going to give a crap. There's just the sense that they understood that all the big emotional/funny "beats" they'd worked so hard to craft were… » 12/24/14 11:29pm Wednesday 11:29pm