Viscount of Hyrkania and private cartographer to the house of Beifong.
Claims of animal longevity are ridiculous.
We want stories about animals with a lifespan that’s way longer than humans or possibly even immortal. That’s exciting, almost magical. Of course you don’t have time to actually track an animal that long, so you’ll need to come up with some rationale for your declarations. Even if they don’t make sense.
6 Considerations in the lost art of curating a DVD collection.
DVDs are of course still around, you can easily find them at big box stores or online. They don’t have the same cultural cache they once did though. I still occasionally pick up a DVD, but there’s a good chance it’ll just sit in my TV cabinet, unopened. That’s how convenient streaming services have become--I can’t be bothered to watch a DVD I bought. On the off chance the internet is destroyed by mischievous raccoons or buying physical copies of movies comes back into style à la vinyl records, here’s a guide to creating a quality DVD collection.
When a state hates its residents.
The state government of Missouri is rotten. This isn’t about policies that it has gotten wrong, though there are plenty of those. I’m referring to how the state government of Missouri doesn't just refuse to help its citizens, it actively works to stop assistance provided by the federal government.
All of Red Sonja's appearances on screen so far.
After more than a decade in development hell it looks like the ball is finally rolling on a Red Sonja film. What if you can't wait though, you want to see Red Sonja in action right now? Well you have some options because she's been on screen before.
Snaggletooth is the best cosplayer you haven’t heard of.
One of the more unique cosplay accounts on Instagram you can follow is @snaggletoothu. While other cosplayers are all doing the same trendy character of the moment, Snaggletooth is more likely to be digging up a character from Blade Runner to portray. She can sing, play the guitar and paint. She describes herself as 5"6', 130lbs and mostly muscle. She practices for live action role play battles by going up against guys twice her size and weight. And for some reason she was terrified to talk to me. But hey, bravery isn’t having no fear, it’s being afraid and acting anyway. Conversation below has been lightly edited for clarity.
What we know about the Red Sonja movie: Cast, Crew, Locations & Costumes
Hannah John-Kamen has been cast as Red Sonja. Depending on your fandom, you might know her from Game of Thrones, Ant-Man and the Wasp, or Killjoys. She’s also been the lead in the series The Stranger and Brave New World. Reactions have ranged from calling her casting perfect to howls of protests from racist nerds. See, John-Kamen has a black father, and well, how dare she. It’s like there’s a paint swatch of acceptable colors to play characters. She can dye her hair red, relax people. They are missing the far more important question: How tall is she?
What happened to the cryptocurrencies discussed by John Oliver in 2018?
On March 11th 2018, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver did an episode about cryptocurrencies. As the episode explains, these are digital, decentralized currencies, open source, not controlled by any business or government. The episode touts the cryptocurrencies decentralized nature & blockchain technology, which was supposed to make them hard to hack, but that’s proven untrue. In 2020 a massive data breach saw the personal information of over 270,000 bitcoin and cryptocurrency users published online. While bitcoin's decentralized nature means there isn't a company or organization that can be targeted directly, centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers, and other digital platforms will always be bitcoin's greatest weakness. And it’s not just data that’s been stolen-- over $700 million worth of crypto had been pilfered as of 2019.
5 Pandemic Changes we ought to keep (and 3 that need to end immediately)
COVID-19 is not the only disease out there in the world. Even as vaccines bring the pandemic under control (but it is not over) that doesn’t mean that we should aim to get everything back to the way it was in 2019. Even though this last year has been defined by illness, its been one of health for me. This last year I haven’t had a cold once, I’ve never gone that long without one. That was kind of nice, maybe we shouldn’t give up all of our social distancing measures. Here’s some changes that should stay: