Month: January 2019

philosophy

Survival Of The Fittest

Obviously, evolution is a thing. Proven by science, observable in reality, it’s a theory with enough supportable evidence to be considered truth. Ignore any fundamentalist Christians who tell you otherwise. Their entire proof is in hearsay and a book that if they actually read it, they’d realize it makes no sense at all. (Seriously. Question …

philosophy

Society Based On Pleasure

I know it sounds weird in the era of Trump, but assuming he doesn’t blow us all back to the Stone Age, we may be heading toward a future where entertainment and pleasure are the primary factors. Think about it. Robots are replacing most menial jobs. AI will soon be a thing, and assuming it’s …

technology

Science Over Life?

I’m a big science guy. I loved Bill Nye when I was a kid and always regretted not taking physics in high school. I was told it was awesome, but chose biology instead, much to my chagrin. Turns out, I have little interest in anything oozing or squishy. Blood and guts are only tolerable in …

politics

Pure Order

I never really understood the concept of pure order. Utopias set up where everyone is perfectly in their place and happy don’t make sense to me. The whole authoritarian thing where everyone just does what they’re told. Classism, the whole caste system, anything where things are put into very specific boxes and held there as …

philosophy

Non-Conformity Beyond Rebellion

I’m a non-conformist at heart. I know, I know. If you know me or meet me, you might not think it. At times, I don’t think it. I’ve had hair in all colours, but I’ve never been the seventeen piercings or mohawk guy (except once after doing the century club and letting my buddy at …

politics

Totalitarians

In reading through the Aphrodite IX/IXth Generation series, I ran into a couple of those reference books that Matt Hawkins likes to use. In the one for IXth Generation, he lists all the different types of states that the IXs created in their individual territories. With styles as diverse as neofascist state, autocratic anarchy, theocratic dictatorship and …

comics

Crossovers Over Timelines

I know it’s been done, but I always appreciate when someone’s able to do a crossover well. And not just any crossover, but a crossover between two entire disparate timelines or events that somehow impact the overarching storyline. I thought Avengers: Infinity War did that well, with two entirely separate stories that didn’t really touch except …

work

Seamless Recreations

It’s been a bad couple of days. I was planning on writing about how much I love it when someone reboots/re-imagines something and actually makes it better, while still leaving room for the old material to fall into continuity. However, this weekend, I spent an evening with my wife at my old job’s Christmas party, …

comics

Reference Books

I’ve always wondered whether these were popular or not in the comic world. I suppose there’s always some subsection of fan that can’t resist digging deeper, and it’s a way for a creator to add a little extra monetary juice and get all his or her prep work out there. It’s a little “making the …