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Fringe +6,677Fringe returns for its 5th and Final Season! If you plan to watch Episode 1: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 with the rest of us Fringies the night it airs, make sure to mark yourself "yes" as going and share this G+ event with a friend. Watch Season 4's Episode 19 "Letters of Transit" here: http://www.fox.com/fringe/full-episodes/14534589/letters-of-transitOn the Season Premiere Episode of #FRINGE ...The fifth and final season picks up from the ominous events of last season’s “Letters of Transit” episode, in which the year is 2036 and the overpowering Observers rule. The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.Fringe [Season 5 Premiere] - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-112012-09-29 03:00:001099 

Eoghann Irving has been shared in 303 public circles

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Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185
Re Pete0  Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-07-13 03:40:02451549
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
César Bustíos Benites39,965My Favorites CircleIt's been a while since my last circle share, I just reached 40K followers and thought it would be a great moment for an update! This circle contains awesome and interesting people from different countries, they are the reason I enjoy so much being on G+. Follow them now, you won't regreat it ;-) #CircleShare   #PublicCircle   #TopCircles   #TopCircleShare   #PublicCircleShare  +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution 2014-07-08 18:10:262639515
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436127134
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139641
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012
Fahmi Aulia Noor126This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle #crcleshare #ciclesahres #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle  2014-04-08 15:59:02501201118
Fahmi Aulia Noor126This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle #crcleshare #ciclesahres #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle  2014-04-08 15:58:3150015918
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308
Abir Roy16,039Roy's Snowball Circle Share! Roy's Snowball <------ How COOL is that name?  Let me know :-) 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!Thanks everyone.  Y'ALL ROCK!! #sharedcircles   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare 2014-03-21 21:50:34154505056
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Daniel Mihai Popescu33,142An Experiment!I have the feeling that this is a very valuable circle :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumsharing [don't think please, that my other circles aren't valuable :)]You see, it is full, so the chances for this circle are greater to decrease, than to increase its membership :)2014-01-18 22:20:01500342540
Jorgen Poulsen29,705Everyone's a winner shared circleYou know the drill :)1. Plus the circle2. Make a comment3. Share to Public, Your Circles and Extended Circles. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-09 20:30:21496856391
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001
John Nuntiatio22,517#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-28 17:04:25479312038
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
John Nuntiatio19,970#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-26 17:06:3046713517
John Nuntiatio19,452#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-19 07:52:11497311132
John Nuntiatio19,384#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-18 13:50:48497291436
BusinessProDesigns101+BusinessProDesigns is sharing the 2nd   #snowballcircle .Show us a little support by liking & sharing the post in your timeline.In this #circleshare  you'll find #googleplus  rockstars like: +Scott Buehler +Craig Chamberlin +Dubie Bacino +Chris Pirillo +Steven Krohn +Reg Saddler +Gabriele Corno +Bobbi Jo Woods +matthew rappaport +Michael Q Todd +Terri Nakamura +martin shervington +Tim Jones +Thomas Hawk +Marques Brownlee +Louie Baur +Craig Deakin 2013-11-18 12:27:0011581240
John Nuntiatio19,329#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-17 16:29:574667310
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216
Danial Hallock10,323No Name NeededIt's getting close to the Holiday Season, and the whole point of this particular part of the season is to "give thanks" to the people (or, in America, things) that have positively impacted your life.  For me, these are those people.You all should remember my initial circle The Three Hundred (http://goo.gl/kqE8h) which was well received at 251 +1s and 48 reshares.  This circle was my first round of hyper-vetting individuals for circling, based on a lot of criteria that was centered around high quality content and a high level of engagement.  I think I combed through about 2,300 profiles on a one-by-one basis before arriving at the final product.That circle then morphed into the The Collaborative Circle (http://goo.gl/Ex9ai) which was less publicized, but still racked in 90 +1s and 13 reshares.  This circle was based on the premise that "If four people from The Three Hundred enjoy person X, then I should also enjoy them."  Well, the combination of these circles lead to an interesting scenario in which I was able to locate all stars through a combination of overlap and relevance (via Google algorithms).  Out popped these twenty five individuals, and I could not be happier with the results.  These are twenty-five individuals in which I am subscribed, their posts are always enjoyable as well as insightful, and the notification stream keeps me engaged throughout the day.Whether you're looking at the tech news from +Mike Elgan, the social and scientific commentary of +Yonatan Zunger, or the general internet awesomeness that is the enigma of +Sarah Rios, you're not going to be disappointed.I normally only notify people that are contained within a circle, but these people are too awesome not to be guilty of a little plus-spam;  feel free to request a removal from the notified (all) circles.(Link to this post: http://goo.gl/AlsXG5) #nonameneeded   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircle  2013-11-13 23:53:242639671
Abir Roy5,142I'm sharing my #snowballcircle  . In this circle you'll find #googleplus   #mastermind . IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED, "G+" THE POST AND SHARE ON YOUR TIMELINE. AND ALSO WRITE IN COMMENT THAT YOU WANT TO BE ADDED.=============In this circle: +Wolfgang Niederhausen +AJ Kohn +Chris Pirillo +Gabriele Corno +Lilly Calandrello +Anthony Russo +Terri Nakamura +Kol Tregaskes +Kimberly Reynolds +Kamal Bennani +Chris Jenkins +Rasta novascotiarasta +Jorgen Poulsen +Kathy Morlock +Rob Salzman +Steven Krohn +Peter Bromberg +2013-11-01 18:19:16106131122
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
César Bustíos Benites25,256MY FAVORITES - October 2013It's been a while since I share my last favorite circle...A circle full engagers, scientists, photographers, astronomers, entertainers, geeks... you name it. Add them to your circles, you won't regret it!#sharedcircle  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare  #circles  #gratitudecircle2013-10-02 15:37:59235742372
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512
Jorgen Poulsen19,557###################################Super Engagers Circle###################################To stay in circle you must1) Share this circle to Puclic, Your Circles and Extented Circles. Sharing to a community is NOT considered sharing2) Plus this post3) Comment#awesomepeople   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #freakingawesome   #reshare   #sharingiscaring  2013-08-30 17:03:51363885969
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015
The Key Maker(Fan Page)0Sense of Humor #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-10 23:39:202000414
Ian Archibald0Hi Everyone.I hope +Michael Q Todd  doesn't mind me posting this.  Last week as part of my August G+ plan I created a #SharedCircle   that contains the top 100 folks on #Empireavenue   in terms of thier Network Score for G+.Please feel free to add this to your G+ circleBring The Awesome Everyday2013-07-31 13:42:251005211
Hamish Niven3,153A big thanks to +Susan Connor  for her larger circle of Xeeme users, I've added her circle to this one, and its now over 340 people.If you want to know more about Xeeme and how it can help share your networks simply and easily, click over to https://xeeme.com/ and have a look  #Xeeme   #socialnetworking  2013-07-25 07:38:21349726
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915024134
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576
Mariusz Zapart3,856Top Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 20:08:48237528
Mithu Hassan17,143A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)Thanks +César Bustíos Benites #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 17:50:3925321538
César Bustíos Benites10,350MY FAVORITES - JUNE UPDATETop Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  2013-06-09 17:03:20236541462
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212
Melissa Bryan25,213Circles Everywhere!Over the past couple of days I have been shared in some really awesome circles.  It reminded me how long it's been since I shared one of my own.  And with all the new people around, I figured it might be helpful.  These 200 lovely plussers were chosen by google's magic as being the most relevant to me (minus a few pages and the people who don't use G+).  I went through them and can assure you that these are all top notch characters (well, mostly :p).  They definitely make google+ the amazing place that it is.  Just, be prepared for shenanigans.  If you were notified, you are in the circle.  I don't ever notify, so hopefully you guys don't mind this one.2013-05-18 18:18:01200157597
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315
Blair Kunkel5,687ATTENTION - Since my original snowball circle(Share Circle #1) circle grew so fast it reached over 2,000 members!  It has been brought to my attention that each time the circle is shared and added to YOUR circles, you are only able to add under 500 people. SO...to make sure that this circle of awesome people continues to grow, I have divided all 2,000 members into 7 other share circles(so far) and each of those share circles 2-7 are starting out with 400 members each. That will allow each circle to snowball up to 100 more members each.  Once each of those circles reach 500 members, I will create a new share circle...and so on and so on.--------------------------------------------------Welcome to SHARE CIRCLE #2--------------------------------------------------Want to be added to this SNOWBALL CIRCLE and increase the number or your followers?  To be added to this circle you must do these things in this order:1.  You must PLUS the post.2.  You must SHARE the post.3.  You must ADD the circle.(Remember, you can only have 5,000 people in your circles overall so make sure you have the room to add everyone in this circle first)4   And lastly, you must comment below when you have done the three above to let me know.Just want to remind you that in order for me to add you to this circle you MUST share this circle.  I always check the activity and I see who shares it and also +1's it too. Thanks#circleshare #sharecircle #circlesharing #share #snowball #sharecircle2 #snowballcircle #blairkunkel #moonhillmedia2013-05-08 17:00:36401201921

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2014-08-26 19:43:36 (288 comments, 32 reshares, 489 +1s) 

Hulk Smash Smallville

It's an often asked question. Who would win if Hulk fought Superman.

Well.... guaranteed who wouldn't win? The unfortunate town where the fight took place.

This image by Lewis Tillet amuses me.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Hulk-Smash-Smallville-477107472

#MarvelComics  
#Hulk   #Superman  

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2014-08-12 20:50:46 (96 comments, 109 reshares, 790 +1s) 

Marvel Fan Art - Hulk vs. Thing

Perhaps one of the longest running rivalries in Marvel Comics… in superhero comics as a whole, is The Incredible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more significantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) although Thing has never quite been prepared to admit that fact.

This artwork by uncannyknack shows the two titans going one on one right in the middle of a city and while they’re both in good shape, everything else is collapsing around them.

Remarkably this powerful art is billed as a work in progress.

http://bit.ly/1pMQT25

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2014-08-12 20:50:46 (96 comments, 109 reshares, 790 +1s) 

Marvel Fan Art - Hulk vs. Thing

Perhaps one of the longest running rivalries in Marvel Comics… in superhero comics as a whole, is The Incredible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more significantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) although Thing has never quite been prepared to admit that fact.

This artwork by uncannyknack shows the two titans going one on one right in the middle of a city and while they’re both in good shape, everything else is collapsing around them.

Remarkably this powerful art is billed as a work in progress.

http://bit.ly/1pMQT25

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2014-09-21 19:56:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Those of you who are familiar with Joseph Campbell and the concept of the monomyth are going to spot some very familiar structures in The Warded Man. While this may only be the first part of the Demon Cycle, Peter V. Brett makes liberal use of the Hero’s…

Those of you who are familiar with Joseph Campbell and the concept of the monomyth are going to spot some very familiar structures in The Warded Man. While this may only be the first part of the Demon Cycle, Peter V. Brett makes liberal use of the Hero’s…___

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2014-09-20 14:11:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Well apart for the bit where it shared it privately the plugin to autopost from Wordpress worked okay I guess.

So here’s some really cool artwork by artist JP Valderrama which he calls Locked In. On the surface it looks as though Boba Fett has this Predator in his sights. But then you remember that Boba Fett can’t shoot much better than a StormTrooper and is in…___Well apart for the bit where it shared it privately the plugin to autopost from Wordpress worked okay I guess.

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2014-09-20 12:46:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Google Maps Views

Okay that's new and rather cool.

For a start it's further incentive to post photos publicly on G+.

Previously I've been able to get some of my photos on Google Maps via Panoramio. I'm not sure if this is totally separate to that or an overlapping service.

#GooglePlus   #GoogleViews  

Google Maps Views

Okay that's new and rather cool.

For a start it's further incentive to post photos publicly on G+.

Previously I've been able to get some of my photos on Google Maps via Panoramio. I'm not sure if this is totally separate to that or an overlapping service.

#GooglePlus   #GoogleViews  ___

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2014-09-20 12:40:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Doctor Who - Time Heist Poster

This weeks episode of Doctor Who is called Time Heist and once again The Radio Times has produced a downloadable poster for it.

I love the retro vibe I get from this one.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-19/doctor-who-exclusive-time-heist-poster-revealed

#DoctorWho   #TimeHeist  

Doctor Who - Time Heist Poster

This weeks episode of Doctor Who is called Time Heist and once again The Radio Times has produced a downloadable poster for it.

I love the retro vibe I get from this one.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-19/doctor-who-exclusive-time-heist-poster-revealed

#DoctorWho   #TimeHeist  ___

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2014-09-16 20:00:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Powers - First Cast Photo

So while the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Power comic for FX died, it is still being adapted. Just for the PlayStation Network. Which means I'm not at all clear when if ever I may get to see it.

Still I'm somewhat curious and they've released the first photo showing us Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim as played in the tv show by Sharlto Copley and Susan Hayward.

Okay, really not quite what I was expecting. Still from what little I've seen of Copley he's a capable actor and I really can't judge much of anything off one photo.

For those who aren't familiar Powers is a noir tinged police procedural comic series about an ex-superhero detective and his partner who investigate cases that may be the result of super powers.

Not that it matters since I have no way of watching... more »

Powers - First Cast Photo

So while the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Power comic for FX died, it is still being adapted. Just for the PlayStation Network. Which means I'm not at all clear when if ever I may get to see it.

Still I'm somewhat curious and they've released the first photo showing us Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim as played in the tv show by Sharlto Copley and Susan Hayward.

Okay, really not quite what I was expecting. Still from what little I've seen of Copley he's a capable actor and I really can't judge much of anything off one photo.

For those who aren't familiar Powers is a noir tinged police procedural comic series about an ex-superhero detective and his partner who investigate cases that may be the result of super powers.

Not that it matters since I have no way of watching it anyway...

#Powers   #BrianMichaelBendis  ___

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2014-09-16 19:45:21 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 105 +1s) 

Disney Word Art - Be Our Guest

A clever portrait of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast (one of my favorite Disney movies) constructed out of the words to the song Be Our Guest.

http://fembot13.deviantart.com/art/Be-Our-Guest-482490642

#Disney   #BeautyAndTheBeast  

Disney Word Art - Be Our Guest

A clever portrait of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast (one of my favorite Disney movies) constructed out of the words to the song Be Our Guest.

http://fembot13.deviantart.com/art/Be-Our-Guest-482490642

#Disney   #BeautyAndTheBeast  ___

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2014-09-15 19:18:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Firefly Fan Film - The Verse

What's that? You're a Firefly fan? Then you should probably free up the 15 minutes it takes to watch this fan film.

Admittedly the CGI won't match up to tv standards and maybe a bit more shooting time would have given more polis, but it's a good effort on a tiny budget.

My only real criticism is that in hewing to the Firefly vibe they maybe stuck too close to the setup of the show rather than giving us a different view of the same universe. But I'm picky like that.

#Firefly   #Serenity  

Firefly Fan Film - The Verse

What's that? You're a Firefly fan? Then you should probably free up the 15 minutes it takes to watch this fan film.

Admittedly the CGI won't match up to tv standards and maybe a bit more shooting time would have given more polis, but it's a good effort on a tiny budget.

My only real criticism is that in hewing to the Firefly vibe they maybe stuck too close to the setup of the show rather than giving us a different view of the same universe. But I'm picky like that.

#Firefly   #Serenity  ___

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2014-09-14 14:20:12 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s) 

Tolkien Fan Art - The Death Of Boromir

Some wonderfully expressive artwork by Peter Xavier Price inspired by The Lord Of The Rings. He's going directly from the text here not the movies or any previous interpretations and I think he's nailed most if not all of the details.

'A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake he found Boromir. He was sitting with his back to a great tree, as if he was resting. But Aragorn saw that he was pierced with many black-feathered arrows; his sword was still in his hand, but it was broken near the hilts; his horn cloven in two was at his side.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III, Chapter 1: The Departure of Boromir

http://peet.deviantart.com/art/The-Death-of-Boromir-569373

#TheLordOfTheRings   #Tolkien   #MiddleEarth   #Boromir  

Tolkien Fan Art - The Death Of Boromir

Some wonderfully expressive artwork by Peter Xavier Price inspired by The Lord Of The Rings. He's going directly from the text here not the movies or any previous interpretations and I think he's nailed most if not all of the details.

'A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake he found Boromir. He was sitting with his back to a great tree, as if he was resting. But Aragorn saw that he was pierced with many black-feathered arrows; his sword was still in his hand, but it was broken near the hilts; his horn cloven in two was at his side.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III, Chapter 1: The Departure of Boromir

http://peet.deviantart.com/art/The-Death-of-Boromir-569373

#TheLordOfTheRings   #Tolkien   #MiddleEarth   #Boromir  ___

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2014-09-14 13:33:31 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Doctor Who Review: S08E04 - Listen

Well that was rather brilliant.

It's a Moffat episode (through and through) so the online debates are following the tediously predictable path but this is a case where Moffat is playing to his strengths, not letting his ideas get away from him.

Traditionally in Doctor Who the "time" aspect of the show has been limited to getting the Doctor to wherever he needed to be for the story to happen. That's generally not how Moffat has approached things however. He is the person who coined Timey-Wimey after all. For a while this was refreshingly different. Then it became expected from him. And in some cases it just became overly confused.

In Listen Moffat treads a fine line as we move backwards and forwards through time to tell the story. But in this case it's relatively easy to follow and it makes an internal... more »

Doctor Who Review: S08E04 - Listen

Well that was rather brilliant.

It's a Moffat episode (through and through) so the online debates are following the tediously predictable path but this is a case where Moffat is playing to his strengths, not letting his ideas get away from him.

Traditionally in Doctor Who the "time" aspect of the show has been limited to getting the Doctor to wherever he needed to be for the story to happen. That's generally not how Moffat has approached things however. He is the person who coined Timey-Wimey after all. For a while this was refreshingly different. Then it became expected from him. And in some cases it just became overly confused.

In Listen Moffat treads a fine line as we move backwards and forwards through time to tell the story. But in this case it's relatively easy to follow and it makes an internal sense. There is in fact a lovely symmetry to the resolution we get here.

Another thing that Moffat is terribly fond of (with good reason) is the notion of the monster we can't see. What he has tapped into several times previously is the fact that the scariest thing in the world is the monster our brains imagine out of shadows. Thus we got the Weeping Angels, Vashta Nerada, Prisoner Zero and The Silence.
The human brain is the ultimate pattern matcher. And when it can't match something... it just makes it up. And the monsters that it makes up aren't cool or cleverly designed. They're just fucking terrifying.

Listen is both a scary story exploring this again and a meta analysis of the concept. In the end... The Doctor scared himself. I've seen people complaining that we don't get to find out if there really were monsters outside the ship or that we don't get an explanation for who the thing under the blanket was in Rupert Pink's bed. They're wrong. We get explanations. We get multiple explanations. That's the point. The uncertainty is what scares us. It's what scares the Doctor. In some ways it's maybe why he does what he does. How better to face fear than to go looking for it.

It's interesting to me that the 12th Doctor is perhaps the most pro-active Doctor we've ever had. Yes all the Doctors have been curious and prone to sticking their nose in where they didn't belong. But here the Doctor essentially meditates on a problem and then goes to find the answer. Only the 7th Doctor has really shown any evidence of that sort of planning previously.

Also of note is that once again Clara gets a lot of face time. She's very much the agent of this story. Yes it's the Doctor's obsession that's driving, but Clara is the one who actually gets things done. Her interactions both with a young Danny Pink and a young Doctor make for a nice bookend to the story.

There's also obviously a long game being played with Danny Pink. Clara is very carefully keeping him separate from the Doctor and yet the fact one of his descendents is the first human time traveller cannot be a coincidence. I'm very curious to see exactly where that is going.

And because I can't help myself, more praise for Peter Capaldi. His driven and manic Doctor in this episode was another captivating performance.

While I find a lot of the criticism of Moffat to be overblown (and entirely too personal) there are some legitimate issues with his work in the last couple of seasons, not least of which is over-exposure to certain tropes.  That said, one should never forget that Moffat can absolutely nail Doctor Who when he's on his game. Listen is the best episode of Season 8 (so far) and a top notch Doctor Who story.

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi   #12thDoctor   #DoctorWhoSeason8   #DoctorWhoReviews  ___

2014-09-14 12:29:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Instead of Smart Watches companies should sell a Smart Zipper to tell me any time I go outside with my pants unzipped. Much more useful.

Instead of Smart Watches companies should sell a Smart Zipper to tell me any time I go outside with my pants unzipped. Much more useful.___

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2014-09-13 12:26:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Fan Tribute To Giles

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is filled with wonderful characters (Spike, Anya, Willow Xander) but Rupert Giles is the unsung hero of the bunch.

It's not just that he does indeed get knocked down a lot. It's the withering commentary that peppers his dialogue. Take for example this quote from the episode I watched last night (S05E06 - Family):

Giles: You're in a magic shop, and you can't think what Tara would like. I think you're both profoundly stupid.

If I was inclined to hero worship... Giles would be my hero.

#BuffyTheVampireSlayer   #RupertGiles   #AnthonyHead  

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Fan Tribute To Giles

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is filled with wonderful characters (Spike, Anya, Willow Xander) but Rupert Giles is the unsung hero of the bunch.

It's not just that he does indeed get knocked down a lot. It's the withering commentary that peppers his dialogue. Take for example this quote from the episode I watched last night (S05E06 - Family):

Giles: You're in a magic shop, and you can't think what Tara would like. I think you're both profoundly stupid.

If I was inclined to hero worship... Giles would be my hero.

#BuffyTheVampireSlayer   #RupertGiles   #AnthonyHead  ___

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2014-09-13 12:07:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Doctor Who: Listen - Poster

The Radio Times has released another in their series of Doctor Who poster art for Season 8 for this week's episode Listen.

It's a pretty evocative image wouldn't you say?

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-12/doctor-who-exclusive-listen-poster-revealed

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  

Doctor Who: Listen - Poster

The Radio Times has released another in their series of Doctor Who poster art for Season 8 for this week's episode Listen.

It's a pretty evocative image wouldn't you say?

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-12/doctor-who-exclusive-listen-poster-revealed

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  ___

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2014-09-12 15:06:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Flash Gordon Fan Art - Duel Of Fates

For most people the image of Flash Gordon is probably defined by the awesomely campy 1980s movie (which I am very fond of). For those old enough it will be the artwork of the character's creator Alex Raymond.

For people like me though what I think of first is Buster Crabbe in the black and white cliffhanger serials.

Tom Kelly's artwork which he has called Duel of Fates takes its inspiration from that low budget yet highly imaginative era.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Gordon-Duel-of-Fates-478416070

#FlashGordon   #BusterCrabbe   #AlexRaymond  

Flash Gordon Fan Art - Duel Of Fates

For most people the image of Flash Gordon is probably defined by the awesomely campy 1980s movie (which I am very fond of). For those old enough it will be the artwork of the character's creator Alex Raymond.

For people like me though what I think of first is Buster Crabbe in the black and white cliffhanger serials.

Tom Kelly's artwork which he has called Duel of Fates takes its inspiration from that low budget yet highly imaginative era.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Gordon-Duel-of-Fates-478416070

#FlashGordon   #BusterCrabbe   #AlexRaymond  ___

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2014-09-12 14:51:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Doctor Who: Listen - Clip... What If No One Is Ever Really Alone?

Looks like Moffat is going back to one of his favorite sources of inspiration. The idea that there's something there, something happening, but you don't see it.

While undoubtedly one of his writing ticks it's also been the inspiration for some good stuff so we'll see where this goes.

Also the obligatory mention of how good Peter Capaldi is as the Doctor. In this clip what he's saying manages to sound both insane and disturbingly compelling at the same time.

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi  

Doctor Who: Listen - Clip... What If No One Is Ever Really Alone?

Looks like Moffat is going back to one of his favorite sources of inspiration. The idea that there's something there, something happening, but you don't see it.

While undoubtedly one of his writing ticks it's also been the inspiration for some good stuff so we'll see where this goes.

Also the obligatory mention of how good Peter Capaldi is as the Doctor. In this clip what he's saying manages to sound both insane and disturbingly compelling at the same time.

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi  ___

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2014-09-11 22:22:08 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Buffy Poster Art - The Stake

I'm currently in the middle of a re-watch of both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel (Seasons 5 and 2 respectively) so this Buffy inspired poster art by Florey titled The Stake really appeals to me.

If you like it a lot you can purchase a print here: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/florey-the-stake-print

#BuffyTheVampireSlayer #Buffy #JossWhedon

Buffy Poster Art - The Stake

I'm currently in the middle of a re-watch of both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel (Seasons 5 and 2 respectively) so this Buffy inspired poster art by Florey titled The Stake really appeals to me.

If you like it a lot you can purchase a print here: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/florey-the-stake-print

#BuffyTheVampireSlayer #Buffy #JossWhedon___

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2014-09-11 21:35:49 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 127 +1s) 

Agents Of SHIELD Season 2 Cast Photo

So they've released a cast photo for Agents of SHIELD Season 2 and it seems to me like the posing here is very very deliberate. Don't you think?

From left to right we have: Triplett (B.J. Britt); Skye (Chloe Bennet); Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); Agent May (Ming-Na Wen); Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg); Lance Hunter (Nick Blood); Alphonso Mackenzie (Henry Simmons); Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and finally Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).

They don't look like a happy bunch of campers...

#Marvel   #AgentsOfSHIELD  

Agents Of SHIELD Season 2 Cast Photo

So they've released a cast photo for Agents of SHIELD Season 2 and it seems to me like the posing here is very very deliberate. Don't you think?

From left to right we have: Triplett (B.J. Britt); Skye (Chloe Bennet); Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); Agent May (Ming-Na Wen); Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg); Lance Hunter (Nick Blood); Alphonso Mackenzie (Henry Simmons); Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and finally Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).

They don't look like a happy bunch of campers...

#Marvel   #AgentsOfSHIELD  ___

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2014-09-09 21:13:29 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 89 +1s) 

Agent Carter On Agents of SHIELD?

it's firmly established now that that *Agent Carter will debut this winter during Agents of SHIELD's down time. But it seems that may not be the first appearance of Agent Carter on TV.

Marvel have published the synopsis for the first episode of Season 2 along with an impressive list of guest stars:

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla... more »

Agent Carter On Agents of SHIELD?

it's firmly established now that that *Agent Carter will debut this winter during Agents of SHIELD's down time. But it seems that may not be the first appearance of Agent Carter on TV.

Marvel have published the synopsis for the first episode of Season 2 along with an impressive list of guest stars:

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

There's a bunch of interesting names there but one does stand out doesn't it?

http://marvel.com/news/tv/23214/learn_how_marvels_agents_of_shield_begins_its_second_season

#Marvel #AgentCarter #AgentsOfSHIELD   #HayleyAtwell  ___

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2014-09-09 21:06:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

He Is The Law

Sure the uniform is iconic, but what really matters when you're doing a picture of Judge Dredd is the chin.

And I'd say that TovMauzer nailed it here. You wouldn't want to mess with a guy whose chin looks like that would you?

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Judge-Dredd-481341497

#JudgeDredd  

He Is The Law

Sure the uniform is iconic, but what really matters when you're doing a picture of Judge Dredd is the chin.

And I'd say that TovMauzer nailed it here. You wouldn't want to mess with a guy whose chin looks like that would you?

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Judge-Dredd-481341497

#JudgeDredd  ___

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2014-09-09 20:49:16 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s) 

Dancing Groot

Everyone wants a dancing Groot. Why wouldn't you?

Funko POP are selling this as Dancing Groot and it is pretty cute but I think the name is misleading. What you're really getting is a bobblehead.

But hey... it's only $10 and it's the cutest little Groot you'll ever see.

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/WF9h2u

#Groot   #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy  

Dancing Groot

Everyone wants a dancing Groot. Why wouldn't you?

Funko POP are selling this as Dancing Groot and it is pretty cute but I think the name is misleading. What you're really getting is a bobblehead.

But hey... it's only $10 and it's the cutest little Groot you'll ever see.

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/WF9h2u

#Groot   #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy  ___

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2014-09-07 14:34:51 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Doctor Who Review: S08E03 - Robots Of Sherwood

Galimaufry indeed. 

The word was uttered by Ben Miller rather excellently playing the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham (who I found constantly reminded me of Anthony Ainley’s version of The Master) . I had to look it up:

A hotchpotch, jumble or confused medley.

Well that’s certainly a very apt description for Robots of Sherwood. You could also just sum it up by calling it a Mark Gatiss Doctor Who script.

Gatiss has a long but very mixed history with the show. He generally has clever ideas, but too often in his episodes he lets his instincts for comedy dominate. And while Doctor Who should have humor, it’s not a comedy.

And so while sometimes we get Cold War other times we get The Crimson Horror or Robots of Sherwood.

There are some really clever ideas going on in thisepisod... more »

Doctor Who Review: S08E03 - Robots Of Sherwood

Galimaufry indeed. 

The word was uttered by Ben Miller rather excellently playing the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham (who I found constantly reminded me of Anthony Ainley’s version of The Master) . I had to look it up:

A hotchpotch, jumble or confused medley.

Well that’s certainly a very apt description for Robots of Sherwood. You could also just sum it up by calling it a Mark Gatiss Doctor Who script.

Gatiss has a long but very mixed history with the show. He generally has clever ideas, but too often in his episodes he lets his instincts for comedy dominate. And while Doctor Who should have humor, it’s not a comedy.

And so while sometimes we get Cold War other times we get The Crimson Horror or Robots of Sherwood.

There are some really clever ideas going on in this episode. The notion of the Doctor finding himself face to face with a fictional hero as culturally significant as himself is interestingly meta. And the friction between these two egotistical characters proves to be very entertaining. It was also quite clever to have the Doctor so suspicious of Robin Hood and yet in the end have him be one of the few genuine things in the story.

Jenna Coleman gets a good amount to work with too as Clara is alternately captivated and frustrated by both Robin and the Doctor and then finds herself separated and needing to handle things on her own.

The titular robots aren’t much more than automatons without any clear motive for their actions, but I do like their design.

So there are a bunch of good acting performances and some clever ideas in this story. But it’s surrounded by… cheap and easy jokes.

The multiple arrow splitting. The sword fight with a spoon. And worst of all the golden arrow hitting a spaceship and miraculously giving it the power to achieve orbit.

That stuff is silly and lazy. Humor in a drama has to be grounded in the reality of the story or the laugh you just got actually undermines the story you are telling. Thats the case here unfortunately 

It’s not that the individual moments aren’t rather funny. Watching a man duel with a spoon is inherently ridiculous and thus amusing. But it’s not credible even in the swashbuckling world that this story is set in. And when that same silliness is directly contrasted with the Sheriff brutally killing someone there’s a massive inconsistency in the tone of the episode.

So yeah… good in parts, clever ideas. Wildly inconsistent and ultimately flawed.

#DoctorWho   #RobotsOfSherwood   #PeterCapaldi   #12thDoctor   #DoctorWhoReviews  ___

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2014-08-31 18:21:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Doctor Who Fan Art - Welcome Doctor

There isn't a lot of 12th Doctor fan art out there yet and most of what I've seen is a direct sketch from the publicity stills. Hopefully that will change once more footage is available so people get a feel for the character and his actions.

This piece by JeiXtremo caught my eye though with its incorporation of the new title sequence.

http://jeixtremo.deviantart.com/art/Welcome-Doctor-478899408

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi   #12thDoctor  

Doctor Who Fan Art - Welcome Doctor

There isn't a lot of 12th Doctor fan art out there yet and most of what I've seen is a direct sketch from the publicity stills. Hopefully that will change once more footage is available so people get a feel for the character and his actions.

This piece by JeiXtremo caught my eye though with its incorporation of the new title sequence.

http://jeixtremo.deviantart.com/art/Welcome-Doctor-478899408

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi   #12thDoctor  ___

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2014-08-31 16:41:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Doctor Who Review: S08E02 Into The Dalek

I was really looking forward to this episode. We’re now free of the encumbrance of regeneration and able to see the 12th Doctor in his own environment. Plus a return of the Daleks. Granted Dalek stories have always been hit and miss affairs, but when they work they can be really good.

The episode opened strong with CGI that seemed noticeably better than the giant dinosaur from last week and I loved Peter Capaldi’s delivery of the Doctor’s lines as he insisted on a “please” from the person he rescued. Its that sort of detail that makes this Doctor feel different to what we’ve seen for years now.

And that was just the beginning of the snark and cynicism with the high (low) point being his casual use of someone he knew was about to die in order to gain information to save the rest of his party.

Phil Ford,who previou... more »

Doctor Who Review: S08E02 Into The Dalek

I was really looking forward to this episode. We’re now free of the encumbrance of regeneration and able to see the 12th Doctor in his own environment. Plus a return of the Daleks. Granted Dalek stories have always been hit and miss affairs, but when they work they can be really good.

The episode opened strong with CGI that seemed noticeably better than the giant dinosaur from last week and I loved Peter Capaldi’s delivery of the Doctor’s lines as he insisted on a “please” from the person he rescued. Its that sort of detail that makes this Doctor feel different to what we’ve seen for years now.

And that was just the beginning of the snark and cynicism with the high (low) point being his casual use of someone he knew was about to die in order to gain information to save the rest of his party.

Phil Ford, who previously wrote The Waters of Mars (a favorite of mine) delivered an episode that emphasised this Doctor’s moral ambiguity while at the same time highlighted the lack of ambiguity in Dalek morals. They believe one thing and they believe it absolutely and openly.

The idea of a good Dalek is an interesting one and something that the script explored well particularly in contrasting the Doctor and his nemesis. It also touched on a theme that has been recurring in recent Dalek episodes. That the Doctor himself hates. That he would make a good Dalek. A statement that clearly shook him.

It would be interesting to watch S01E06 - Dalek back to back with Into The Dalek because they share a lot of thematic elements while approaching the situation very differently and also ending up in a very different place.

I really liked the use of Clara in this episode too. Not only is she central to resolving the crisis with the damaged Dalek, but she also firmly (and physically) puts the Doctor back in his place when he becomes too alien and removed from the situation around him. It is a great moment and not something I can see happening with previous companions or Doctors.

Director Ben Wheatley takes advantage of the miniaturization conceit to come up with some unusual and imaginative shots and angles to tell the story as well as trying to minimize the obvious budget limitations of shooting a full scale Dalek attack on the spaceship.

Hello Danny Pink

Unusually for Doctor Who there’s actually a B-story in this episode. The episode is credited to both Steven Moffat and Phil Ford and it felt like Moffat was basically writing the B-story here which was the introduction of Danny Pink.

It’s obviously intended to be a gradual introduction of the character since he has yet to meet the Doctor. But what that does is give him far more character build up than companions normally get. We’ve seen him flirt (awkwardly) with Clara. We know he was a soldier. And we know he had to kill people. I think he’s going to add an interesting dimension as things go forward.

The New Era Begins

While Deep Breath had a lot of elements in it that were common in the Matt Smith era, Into The Dalek felt new. There were no slapstick moments here. Peter Capaldi wasn’t goofy or silly. His humor was sharp and biting. Clearly the first episode of this season was intended as a transition from what has come before. Now the new era has begun and I’m loving it.

I spent so much time just loving Peter Capaldi’s performance. Clara felt like a more rounded character. The tonal change has really freshened things up. Oh… and this is probably the best Dalek story since… Dalek.

#DoctorWhoReviews  ___

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2014-08-30 14:18:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Into The Dalek.... Tonight!

I'm looking forward to it. Inevitably some people will be unhappy that it's the Daleks again but I enjoy them (mostly). Mainly though I want to see a whole episode where Capaldi gets to be the 12th Doctor without the regeneration clouding the issues.

And if you like this poster out check out the Radio Times site where they have it as a free download.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-08-29/doctor-who-exclusive-into-the-dalek-poster-revealed

Into The Dalek.... Tonight!

I'm looking forward to it. Inevitably some people will be unhappy that it's the Daleks again but I enjoy them (mostly). Mainly though I want to see a whole episode where Capaldi gets to be the 12th Doctor without the regeneration clouding the issues.

And if you like this poster out check out the Radio Times site where they have it as a free download.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-08-29/doctor-who-exclusive-into-the-dalek-poster-revealed___

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2014-08-29 13:45:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Journey To The West

I was introduced to the characters and story of Journey To The West via the tv show Monkey back in the early 80s. It's a very broad and loose adaptation, but it has lead to a life long fondness for these characters.

So this artwork Protect Our Master!! by Wen Juinn just hits all the right notes.

I love his interpretations of Monkey and Pigsy in the foreground here and the way that Monkey's staff is bending slightly with the force of his blows.

http://poibuts.deviantart.com/art/Protect-Our-Master-471547831

Journey To The West

I was introduced to the characters and story of Journey To The West via the tv show Monkey back in the early 80s. It's a very broad and loose adaptation, but it has lead to a life long fondness for these characters.

So this artwork Protect Our Master!! by Wen Juinn just hits all the right notes.

I love his interpretations of Monkey and Pigsy in the foreground here and the way that Monkey's staff is bending slightly with the force of his blows.

http://poibuts.deviantart.com/art/Protect-Our-Master-471547831___

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2014-08-29 13:17:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

The Over-telling Of Superhero Origins

Over at io9.com they're asking if Superheor movies should focus so much on origin stories. My answer to that is no although I would make an exception for somewhat more obscure characters. But even then I really don't think it's necessary. You can generally cover the key elements of a superhero's origin in the first 15 minutes of a movie (or before the credits).

I think with movies very often they fall back on it as a crutch. Because it's a ready made story and in the case of characters like Superman, Spider-man and Batman it is a pretty cool story. The first time you see it.

But I'd extend that answer and say comics companies (I'm looking at you DC!) need to stop retelling their origin stories all the time as well. I swear if I see one more origin of Superman...
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The Over-telling Of Superhero Origins

Over at io9.com they're asking if Superheor movies should focus so much on origin stories. My answer to that is no although I would make an exception for somewhat more obscure characters. But even then I really don't think it's necessary. You can generally cover the key elements of a superhero's origin in the first 15 minutes of a movie (or before the credits).

I think with movies very often they fall back on it as a crutch. Because it's a ready made story and in the case of characters like Superman, Spider-man and Batman it is a pretty cool story. The first time you see it.

But I'd extend that answer and say comics companies (I'm looking at you DC!) need to stop retelling their origin stories all the time as well. I swear if I see one more origin of Superman...

http://io9.com/should-superhero-movies-just-skip-the-origin-stories-1628163287___

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2014-08-26 20:50:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - http://amzn.to/1sxm3KX

This is the first book in a trilogy called The First Law and I should stress that it is not in itself a complete story. In fact, in many ways it reads more like a  prologue. A coming together of the cast and setting the stage before the story itself gets going.

That’s being a little harsh perhaps, but I didn’t find it a satisfying experience to read just this book so it’s worth noting. Be prepared to invest in all three books. And it is probably worth your time reading all three because this one has a lot to recommend it.

Now right before reading The Blade Itself I had just finished a re-read of The Lord Of The Rings (my first in a while) and so I couldn’t help comparing the two books while I was reading this one. And it’s quite a contrast.

While The Lord Of The Rings dealsin heroic ... more »

Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - http://amzn.to/1sxm3KX

This is the first book in a trilogy called The First Law and I should stress that it is not in itself a complete story. In fact, in many ways it reads more like a  prologue. A coming together of the cast and setting the stage before the story itself gets going.

That’s being a little harsh perhaps, but I didn’t find it a satisfying experience to read just this book so it’s worth noting. Be prepared to invest in all three books. And it is probably worth your time reading all three because this one has a lot to recommend it.

Now right before reading The Blade Itself I had just finished a re-read of The Lord Of The Rings (my first in a while) and so I couldn’t help comparing the two books while I was reading this one. And it’s quite a contrast.

While The Lord Of The Rings deals in heroic figures who are larger than life and better than the average man, The Blade Itself is populated with mean, petty, broken people. Aragorn and Frodo are the sort of people we might aspire to be, while the characters here are the sort we would look down on and judge wanting.

And yet, throughout the book and despite the horrible things that some of the characters do, there is a thread of hope of redemption running through Joe Abercrombie’s story. The suggestion that regardless of what they have done they can do something good. A detail that I think actually rings true in Tolkien’s work as well.

While unquestionably modern fantasy with all its grimdark trappings there are moments here where wondrous buildings are described and events are narrated where it sounds like just the sort of thing we might see in Middle-Earth. So we have an interesting melding of the classic high fantasy with the new gritty realism.

And the characters are very interesting and quite complex. You may well not like them very much and in some cases you may find that characters you thought were likeable turn out to be very flawed indeed. But for all that I found myself captivated by their lives and wondering how things were going to turn out for them.

Which is of course why it was so damn annoying that the book just ends. It’s not even a cliffhanger, it just ends.

There are clearly bigger elements being set up here. Corruption in the “Union”, Shanka (humanoid, apelike, goblin creatures) massing on the borders of the north; The Empire restive in the south and Eaters (people who have eaten men’s flesh) causing havoc for their own reasons.

None of this is resolved or even really clarified for us. It’s a big, epic, story and clearly you have to read the whole thing for it to make sense. But it’s a story I very much want to read all of now.

The Blade Itself - http://amzn.to/1sxm3KX

#BookReviews   #FantasyBooks   #Fantasy   #EoghannReviewsBooks  ___

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2014-08-26 20:31:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Captain America Bathrobe

While I completely understand and support the wish to dress like Captain America.... this... is not a flattering look on you (or actually anyone).

It does look like a nice bathrobe mind you. Perhaps just keep the hood down?

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1tAFK79

Captain America Bathrobe

While I completely understand and support the wish to dress like Captain America.... this... is not a flattering look on you (or actually anyone).

It does look like a nice bathrobe mind you. Perhaps just keep the hood down?

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1tAFK79___

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2014-08-26 19:43:36 (288 comments, 32 reshares, 489 +1s) 

Hulk Smash Smallville

It's an often asked question. Who would win if Hulk fought Superman.

Well.... guaranteed who wouldn't win? The unfortunate town where the fight took place.

This image by Lewis Tillet amuses me.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Hulk-Smash-Smallville-477107472

#MarvelComics  
#Hulk   #Superman  

Hulk Smash Smallville

It's an often asked question. Who would win if Hulk fought Superman.

Well.... guaranteed who wouldn't win? The unfortunate town where the fight took place.

This image by Lewis Tillet amuses me.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Hulk-Smash-Smallville-477107472

#MarvelComics  
#Hulk   #Superman  ___

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2014-08-25 20:50:56 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s) 

Disney's Duck Tales - The Hobbit

Okay here's a mashup you maybe never even considered. What happens if you take Donald and his family from Disney's Duck Tales and you put them in The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug?

Well Narya91 did it and it turns out what you get is awesome.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Hobbit-Ducks-The-Desolation-of-Smaug-472184252

#Tolkien   #TheHobbit  #Disney #DuckTales

Disney's Duck Tales - The Hobbit

Okay here's a mashup you maybe never even considered. What happens if you take Donald and his family from Disney's Duck Tales and you put them in The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug?

Well Narya91 did it and it turns out what you get is awesome.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Hobbit-Ducks-The-Desolation-of-Smaug-472184252

#Tolkien   #TheHobbit  #Disney #DuckTales___

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2014-08-25 12:16:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Looks about right.

___Looks about right.

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2014-08-24 15:14:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Doctor Who TARDIS Logo Polo Shirt

Unfortunately geeky polo shirts and dress shirts are much less common than geeky t-shirts. But I spend far more time wearing those in public than I do t-shirts. They're also invariably much more expensive.

This is a pretty cool Doctor Who polo shirt though using the modern TARDIS shaped Doctor Who logo. It's relatively cheap too at $15 - $30 depending on size.

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1l5yDlF

Doctor Who TARDIS Logo Polo Shirt

Unfortunately geeky polo shirts and dress shirts are much less common than geeky t-shirts. But I spend far more time wearing those in public than I do t-shirts. They're also invariably much more expensive.

This is a pretty cool Doctor Who polo shirt though using the modern TARDIS shaped Doctor Who logo. It's relatively cheap too at $15 - $30 depending on size.

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1l5yDlF___

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2014-08-24 14:23:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Doctor Who - In The Mighty Marvel Manner

Yup, I'm just going on a Doctor Who posting spree at the moment. It will pass.

Love this comic book "cover" by Angel Saquero on DeviantArt. I can completely see Marvel publishing a book like this back in the 80s.

http://doctorwhocrossovers.deviantart.com/art/Giant-Size-Doctor-Who-476882456

Doctor Who - In The Mighty Marvel Manner

Yup, I'm just going on a Doctor Who posting spree at the moment. It will pass.

Love this comic book "cover" by Angel Saquero on DeviantArt. I can completely see Marvel publishing a book like this back in the 80s.

http://doctorwhocrossovers.deviantart.com/art/Giant-Size-Doctor-Who-476882456___

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2014-08-24 14:03:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

So What Did You Think Of The New Doctor Who Title Sequence?

I thought this one was deserving of its own post.

I do find the new sequence a refreshing change from the time vortex we've had since the series returned. But it's not subtle it is. Time... we get it!

All in all I think my favorite of all the nuWho title sequences so far is the ones for the second half of Season 7.

So What Did You Think Of The New Doctor Who Title Sequence?

I thought this one was deserving of its own post.

I do find the new sequence a refreshing change from the time vortex we've had since the series returned. But it's not subtle it is. Time... we get it!

All in all I think my favorite of all the nuWho title sequences so far is the ones for the second half of Season 7.___

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2014-08-24 13:47:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Doctor Who Review:  Season 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath

The episodes that introduce a new Doctor to Doctor Who carry some additional weight and challenges with them. While there have been a few classics (The Power of the Daleks, Spearhead from Space and The 11th Hour spring to mind) there have also been well… less memorable ones (I’m looking at you Robot, The Twin Dillema and Time and the Rani).

In the modern era with a more knowing audience the challenges have possibly multiplied. Certainly Deep Breath is the most self-aware introduction to the Doctor that we’ve ever been given. In some ways that is good, in others not so much.

Ground It In The Familiar

One of the tricks Moffat pull out of his bag here is to surround Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor with lots of familiar faces and places. So we get the Paternoster Gang, Jenna Coleman’s Clara andanother vi... more »

Doctor Who Review:  Season 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath

The episodes that introduce a new Doctor to Doctor Who carry some additional weight and challenges with them. While there have been a few classics (The Power of the Daleks, Spearhead from Space and The 11th Hour spring to mind) there have also been well… less memorable ones (I’m looking at you Robot, The Twin Dillema and Time and the Rani).

In the modern era with a more knowing audience the challenges have possibly multiplied. Certainly Deep Breath is the most self-aware introduction to the Doctor that we’ve ever been given. In some ways that is good, in others not so much.

Ground It In The Familiar

One of the tricks Moffat pull out of his bag here is to surround Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor with lots of familiar faces and places. So we get the Paternoster Gang, Jenna Coleman’s Clara and another visit to Victorian London. I’ve lost count of the number of times the Doctor has landed there now. Even the villains are familiar with the clockwork robots from a previous Moffat episode (The excellent The Girl In The Fireplace) showing up.

That’s a smart play. It reassures the more conservative portion of the audience who don’t handle a change in the actor well. I’m not sure what percentage that is (not the kids I’m certain) but they are quite vocal so it’s a measurable number of the adult viewers.

Post Regeneration Trauma

It’s also become a tradition in Doctor Who for the Doctor to undergo some level of confusion after regeneration. Over the years this seems to have become a bigger part of the plot for the opening stories. If you’ve been watching for a long time that’s an element that does get a bit repetitive.

Here Capaldi initially plays it for laughs but then morphs it almost seamlessly into pathos. This is why Peter Capaldi is going to be awesome in this role. Certainly Steven Moffat’s script gave him the beats and the lines, but it’s Capaldi who can sell it. And that switch from funny to serious and then to dangerous (more on that later) is not an easy one to pull off.

Green Screen

One of the negatives that cannot be avoided is that Doctor Who is a science fiction show produced on a BBC budget. While some stories work around that limitation Moffat has a tendency to just go for broke with grandiose scenarios. The advances in modern CGI help a lot here. But the opening sequence with the dinosaur in London just screamed green screen to me.

For my tastes this is not a deal breaker, but it may stop some people from fully getting into the story.

The Darker Doctor

Much has been made in the press and online of the idea that Peter Capaldi would play a darker version of the Doctor. And oh boy does he.

Our first sign of this change is his casual dismissal of everyone else as idiots. Planet of the Pudding Brains as he puts it. His sense of superiority and his lack of concern for the feelings of others is not something we would have seen in recent incarnations of the character.

But then it gets really interesting. This isn’t just an arrogant Doctor, this is a dangerous Doctor. He leaves Clara. Sure, he has a plan and he’s not just completely abandoning her. But he walks away.

And just what did happen in his final confrontation with the clockwork android? That there would even be a doubt in our minds shows how effectively Capaldi has cemented the notion that this Doctor is dangerous.

I hope that’s something we see throughout the season because it adds a great bit of tension back into the show. The verbal sparring between Clara and the Doctor is one of the highlights of the episode

Knowing… Oh So Knowing

Much is made about the way that social media allows fans to connect with their shows more closely. But that’s not entirely a good thing. It could certainly be argued that the Doctor Who audience is too aware of the behind the scenes elements by this point.

Whether it’s overly personalizing their relationship with show runner or worrying far too much about when certain actors are going to leave the show, fans are focussing more attention on the making of the show rather than what’s actually on screen. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but the level of access and speed of information is exacerbating the problem. And now it seems to be happening from the other side of the camera too.

When I watched this episode the things that stuck out and annoyed me were not spoilers, but rather stuff that screamed to me of being put there in response to fan commentary. Whether it was the multiple references to Capaldi being Scottish, endless talk of flirting, this is stuff that did not feel organic to me. It felt like the writer talking to the fans through the characters.

It’s unreasonable to expect a show to be made in a bubble in this day and age… but I sort of wish it was.
New Doctor, Same Show

People tuning in to this episode of Doctor Who hoping to see a radically different show are destined for disappointment. This is not Classic Doctor Who, it’s nuWho, and that isn’t going to change in the foreseeable future. Partly because television has simply changed since Doctor Who’s original run and partly because… this format is highly successful.

What we did get is a clever tweaking of the existing formula. Something that I think and hope they will build on as the episodes progress in this season.  Peter Capaldi is as promised a different Doctor to any of the preceding ones and over time that difference should bleed into the stories and characters that surround him.

But this is still at its heart a fast paced romp where action is more important than sophisticated plotting and where the science takes third place at best.

Overall I’d say that Deep Breath is a workmanlike episode. It achieved its aim and it’s laid foundations that can be built on. But judged purely on its own, it’s okay but unexceptional episode.

Capaldi, on the other hand, is brilliant.

#DoctorWho   #PeterCapaldi #DeepBreath #12thDoctor___

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2014-08-23 14:22:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Designers & Dragons - History of Roleplay Games Kickstarter

I've been waiting and waiting for Evil Hat to launch this Kickstarter for Shannon Appelcine's Designers & Dragons series. It's basically a history of roleplaying games from the 70s onwards.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/designers-and-dragons

Designers & Dragons - History of Roleplay Games Kickstarter

I've been waiting and waiting for Evil Hat to launch this Kickstarter for Shannon Appelcine's Designers & Dragons series. It's basically a history of roleplaying games from the 70s onwards.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/designers-and-dragons___

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2014-08-19 21:26:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

And I Would Walk 500 More

It took me 86 days from getting my FitBit to walk 500 miles. And now 67 days later I've passed the 1,000 mile mark.

In that 153 day period I've also dropped 29lbs reduced my BMI by 4.1 and lowered my body fat by 11 percentage points.

And I Would Walk 500 More

It took me 86 days from getting my FitBit to walk 500 miles. And now 67 days later I've passed the 1,000 mile mark.

In that 153 day period I've also dropped 29lbs reduced my BMI by 4.1 and lowered my body fat by 11 percentage points.___

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2014-08-17 15:29:23 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Community Season 6 Trailer

The perfect trailer for a show like Community.

The big question though, is if I will remember to watch it with it being on Yahoo...

Community Season 6 Trailer

The perfect trailer for a show like Community.

The big question though, is if I will remember to watch it with it being on Yahoo...___

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2014-08-13 21:27:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Castle Black

Cerven limped slowly towards the dark fortress that loomed over him.

The bitter southern wind snapped his cloak out behind him, threatening to flay the skin from his bones where it was exposed. Rain soaked him, the chill penetrating deep into his joints. He flexed his fingers, tightening his grip on the staff and continued forwards.

The mountain of fortress had an ominous reputation. It was unlikely that the end of his journey would reward him. That is, if there was anyone to receive him at all. And should he ever finally reach it.

He had been walking since dawn and the sun, could he see it, would be descending in the sky. Yet while Castle Black dominated the horizon it seemed no closer than it had the day before.

It was built on a scale that dwarfed Cerven’s understanding. Beyond anything that men could hope to achieve in thisa... more »

Castle Black

Cerven limped slowly towards the dark fortress that loomed over him.

The bitter southern wind snapped his cloak out behind him, threatening to flay the skin from his bones where it was exposed. Rain soaked him, the chill penetrating deep into his joints. He flexed his fingers, tightening his grip on the staff and continued forwards.

The mountain of fortress had an ominous reputation. It was unlikely that the end of his journey would reward him. That is, if there was anyone to receive him at all. And should he ever finally reach it.

He had been walking since dawn and the sun, could he see it, would be descending in the sky. Yet while Castle Black dominated the horizon it seemed no closer than it had the day before.

It was built on a scale that dwarfed Cerven’s understanding. Beyond anything that men could hope to achieve in this age. And yet, no one came and no one left Castle Black. No lights illuminated its dark stone.

Was it completely deserted he wondered? And if so… what purpose his message?

http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/art/Castle-Black-469062184___

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2014-08-13 20:47:43 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 48 +1s) 

Marvel Fan Art - Groot and Rocket Raccoon

I am Groot.

It’s remarkable how much emotion can be expressed in the face of a tree like being from Planet X.

Great work by Daniel Govar

http://bit.ly/1pOnh4v

Marvel Fan Art - Groot and Rocket Raccoon

I am Groot.

It’s remarkable how much emotion can be expressed in the face of a tree like being from Planet X.

Great work by Daniel Govar

http://bit.ly/1pOnh4v___

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2014-08-12 20:50:46 (96 comments, 109 reshares, 790 +1s) 

Marvel Fan Art - Hulk vs. Thing

Perhaps one of the longest running rivalries in Marvel Comics… in superhero comics as a whole, is The Incredible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more significantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) although Thing has never quite been prepared to admit that fact.

This artwork by uncannyknack shows the two titans going one on one right in the middle of a city and while they’re both in good shape, everything else is collapsing around them.

Remarkably this powerful art is billed as a work in progress.

http://bit.ly/1pMQT25

Marvel Fan Art - Hulk vs. Thing

Perhaps one of the longest running rivalries in Marvel Comics… in superhero comics as a whole, is The Incredible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more significantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) although Thing has never quite been prepared to admit that fact.

This artwork by uncannyknack shows the two titans going one on one right in the middle of a city and while they’re both in good shape, everything else is collapsing around them.

Remarkably this powerful art is billed as a work in progress.

http://bit.ly/1pMQT25___

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2014-08-11 19:50:26 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s) 

8-Bit Super Mario Decals

By any chance have you always wished that you lived in Super Mario World? Well you’re not alone because my son feels the same way. And if he ever finds out about these vinyl wall decals I’m in trouble.

It’s not just that these decals feature Mario, Koopas and more, it’s that they do it in the 8-bit style of the early Super Mario games only scaled up to wall size.

The package isn’t cheap but they are offering three 26″ x 40″ sheets which apparently translates into dozens of decals. So you can fully decorate a room.

http://amzn.to/1sOEhtF

8-Bit Super Mario Decals

By any chance have you always wished that you lived in Super Mario World? Well you’re not alone because my son feels the same way. And if he ever finds out about these vinyl wall decals I’m in trouble.

It’s not just that these decals feature Mario, Koopas and more, it’s that they do it in the 8-bit style of the early Super Mario games only scaled up to wall size.

The package isn’t cheap but they are offering three 26″ x 40″ sheets which apparently translates into dozens of decals. So you can fully decorate a room.

http://amzn.to/1sOEhtF___

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2014-08-10 21:44:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Fleeing The Mountain

“Blind. I’ve been blind.” Bar Oud cursed stumbling along the rough path. The flickering light of his lantern did little to illuminate this dark and long abandoned tunnel. Yet he dare not use the more familiar paths.

The signs were there for any dwarf to see. If they had been looking. And yet, who would credit it? Such faithlessness, and in the heart of the mountain. How many had it touched already. Was he too late?

Who to trust? Where to go? The questions plagued him as he moved onward and upwards along the old passage to the mountain peak. It was a long way up and then down but he had to get word to the King. The warning must be sounded. The enemy stirred again.

How much further? How far had he already come? He was not prepared for a journey like this. No food, no warm clothing and only a knife to protect him. Yet he could not goback.... more »

Fleeing The Mountain

“Blind. I’ve been blind.” Bar Oud cursed stumbling along the rough path. The flickering light of his lantern did little to illuminate this dark and long abandoned tunnel. Yet he dare not use the more familiar paths.

The signs were there for any dwarf to see. If they had been looking. And yet, who would credit it? Such faithlessness, and in the heart of the mountain. How many had it touched already. Was he too late?

Who to trust? Where to go? The questions plagued him as he moved onward and upwards along the old passage to the mountain peak. It was a long way up and then down but he had to get word to the King. The warning must be sounded. The enemy stirred again.

How much further? How far had he already come? He was not prepared for a journey like this. No food, no warm clothing and only a knife to protect him. Yet he could not go back. They knew they had been seen. That their plans were no longer secret.

Pale light shone ahead. The tunnel exit beckoned him. Once free of the mountain he could lose himself in the hills. He would be safe.

A dark silhouette rose up to block the tunnel entrance. Large for a dwarf and solid, he was unmistakable.

“And where do you think you are going Bar Oud?” Rumbled Cumal Sul, a warhammer raised almost casually in one meaty hand though it would do little good in the close quarters of the tunnel.

Bar Oud glanced behind him, but there was no escape that way. There must have been a half dozen of them. Not dwarves. Something else. Their cruel smiles sent a shiver of fear through his body. He pulled his knife free.

Cumal Sul cast his hammer aside. His laughter was like stone grating on stone. But before Bar Oud could lunge forward, the Drole were upon him. Their claws scratched as they swarmed over him. Though smaller in frame, their numbers soon dragged him down and their feet stamped on his hand forcing him to release his knife.

Cumal Sul laughed again as he leant down to look at his captive. “You look to escape?” He mocked. “To send the warning? Then I shall not stop you. For it will do you no good.”

Picking up Bar Oud’s knife in one hand, he grasped the dwarf by the hair with the other. “But there are penalties for disobedience. What do we do to deserters?”

Despite himself, Bar Oud trembled in fear. He tried to struggle, but the Drole just cackled, holding him still, prying his mouth open as Cumal Sul raised the knife.

The pain was overwhelming and afterwards Bar Oud lay there exhausted and feeling helpless in a way he had never experienced before. Cumal Sul gazed down at him in contempt.

“Let him leave.” He instructed the Drole. “If he survives the cold of Bein-faik and makes it down the mountain, let him pass on his message, if he can without tongue or working fingers.”

I'm re-reading The Lord of the Rings at the moment and it's reminded me how much I enjoy traditional epic fantasy with dwarves and elves and without much in the way of modern twists. So I wrote this little piece.

The picture I'm using to illustrate it is by NuttENuttE and while the setting is not right, I sort of picture Cumal Sul looking like this.

http://nuttenutte.deviantart.com/art/Dwarf-172643805___

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2014-08-10 14:37:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Today In Middle-Earth: The Funeral of King Theoden

On August 10th, 3019 in the third age of Middle-Earth, Theoden son of Thengel, Lord of the Riddermark was laid to rest.

So this moving image by Tolman Cotton of Merry saying goodbye to Theoden seems rather appropriate.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Merry-and-Theoden-colour-168831822

Today In Middle-Earth: The Funeral of King Theoden

On August 10th, 3019 in the third age of Middle-Earth, Theoden son of Thengel, Lord of the Riddermark was laid to rest.

So this moving image by Tolman Cotton of Merry saying goodbye to Theoden seems rather appropriate.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Merry-and-Theoden-colour-168831822___

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2014-08-09 14:43:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Should Chris Pratt Play Indiana Jones?

First off let's be clear. This isn't even a rumor right now. It's just a cool bit of image manipulation.

But I do actually think it would be a good idea.  Clearly he can look the part, but Guardians of the Galaxy also shows he could act the part if given it.

Yes Jones is defined by Harrison Ford, but let's face it the man is simply too old to play an action hero at this point. In fact he was too old in the last movie and that was part (though not all) of the problem.

Disney now have all the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise so the logical thing to do is a reboot.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=105508

Should Chris Pratt Play Indiana Jones?

First off let's be clear. This isn't even a rumor right now. It's just a cool bit of image manipulation.

But I do actually think it would be a good idea.  Clearly he can look the part, but Guardians of the Galaxy also shows he could act the part if given it.

Yes Jones is defined by Harrison Ford, but let's face it the man is simply too old to play an action hero at this point. In fact he was too old in the last movie and that was part (though not all) of the problem.

Disney now have all the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise so the logical thing to do is a reboot.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=105508___

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2014-08-09 14:31:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Doctor Who Season 8 Clips Show Snarkier Doctor

Only two weeks until the new Doctor arrives on our screens.

And as little clips like these start to emerge I just get more an more enthusiastic. Not that there was any doubt in my mind that Capaldi would excel in the role, but just at the direction they seem to be moving in.

Doctor Who Season 8 Clips Show Snarkier Doctor

Only two weeks until the new Doctor arrives on our screens.

And as little clips like these start to emerge I just get more an more enthusiastic. Not that there was any doubt in my mind that Capaldi would excel in the role, but just at the direction they seem to be moving in.___

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2014-08-09 13:55:16 (29 comments, 18 reshares, 373 +1s) 

Beware Of Hitchiking Ghosts

There are a few rides that are just synonymous with Disney. One of them is The Haunted Mansion which just happens to be 45 years old this weekend. Well the Disneyland version at least. It didn't open in the Magic Kingdom until 71.

And as this artwork from croonstreet reminds us... we should always beware of hitchiking ghosts.

http://croonstreet.deviantart.com/art/Hitching-472384439

#TheHauntedMansion #Disney

Beware Of Hitchiking Ghosts

There are a few rides that are just synonymous with Disney. One of them is The Haunted Mansion which just happens to be 45 years old this weekend. Well the Disneyland version at least. It didn't open in the Magic Kingdom until 71.

And as this artwork from croonstreet reminds us... we should always beware of hitchiking ghosts.

http://croonstreet.deviantart.com/art/Hitching-472384439

#TheHauntedMansion #Disney___

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2014-08-03 20:06:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Misha Collins, The Queen and an Elopus Went Into A Bar...

Stop me if you've heard it before because +Jennifer Irving needs a published science fiction author to write a 140 word max short story featuring Misha Collins, The Queen of England and an Elopus.

It's for charity and the details are in the original post.

Understand that I will keep bugging people about this until I find someone.

Looking For A Published Science Fiction Writer To Write A Super Short Story For Absolutely No Reward!

Well I guess it's for charity actually... No personal reward.

Okay I'm doing something I never do. I'm asking everyone to share this post. Unless you happen to be a published science fiction writer in which case I'm asking for your help.

My wife +Jennifer Irving is participating in GISHWHES 2014 (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen). The event which is co-ordinated by Misha Collins (Castiel in Supernatural) and donates to the charity Random Acts (more details on that can be found here https://www.gishwhes.com/ ). You can also find out more about the team my wife is on #ussdestiel  right here: http://teamussdestiel.tumblr.com/

One of the items on this years list is: Get a previously published Sci-Fi author to write an original story (140 words max) about Misha, the Queen of England and an Elopus*

So... I have roughly 130,000 people following me currently. Most of them register 11 out of 10 on the Geeky Scale. A fair number of them are writers of some persuasion. Some of them may be (or may know) a published writer.

Maximum of 140 words, Misha Collins, the Queen of England and an Elopus...

There's absolutely no reward for your efforts at all...except me saying nice things about you. Which, let's face it is pretty rare.

So please... if you are someone who would do this, or if you know someone get in touch. Otherwise Please share this post

Or I'll sulk.

*  _An Elopus for those wondering is a creature with the head of an elephant and body of an octopus. It's this year's GISHWHES mascot and you can see it in the logo below_

#gishwhes   #gishwhes2014   #ussdestiel   #mishacollins  ___Misha Collins, The Queen and an Elopus Went Into A Bar...

Stop me if you've heard it before because +Jennifer Irving needs a published science fiction author to write a 140 word max short story featuring Misha Collins, The Queen of England and an Elopus.

It's for charity and the details are in the original post.

Understand that I will keep bugging people about this until I find someone.

2014-08-03 20:03:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Just returned from Brickfair Virginia... great fun but NOISY

Just returned from Brickfair Virginia... great fun but NOISY___

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2014-08-03 13:33:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

No, I Don't Want To Read A Book Where You Lecture Me On... Well... Anything

So I read this post on Queen of Tearling over at IO9 and it sounded kind of interesting until I got to this paragraph:

This is clearly meant to be a feminist take on the heroic journey — to the point where Kelsea even spends a couple of pages looking at classic fantasy books from the Old World (like The Hobbit) and lamenting the lack of female characters. It's also pretty explicitly atheist — Kelsea herself is an atheist, and organized religion is evil and corrupt (although one sympathetic priest is caught between her and his nasty brethren.)

Have female protagonists been lacking in epic fantasy? Yeah I'd say so. Does that mean I want to read a book where the protagonist actually comments on this fact? Fuck no.

Nor do I need yet another story where I get to hear allabo... more »

No, I Don't Want To Read A Book Where You Lecture Me On... Well... Anything

So I read this post on Queen of Tearling over at IO9 and it sounded kind of interesting until I got to this paragraph:

This is clearly meant to be a feminist take on the heroic journey — to the point where Kelsea even spends a couple of pages looking at classic fantasy books from the Old World (like The Hobbit) and lamenting the lack of female characters. It's also pretty explicitly atheist — Kelsea herself is an atheist, and organized religion is evil and corrupt (although one sympathetic priest is caught between her and his nasty brethren.)

Have female protagonists been lacking in epic fantasy? Yeah I'd say so. Does that mean I want to read a book where the protagonist actually comments on this fact? Fuck no.

Nor do I need yet another story where I get to hear all about how evil and corrupt religion is.

You want to lecture, stand up and lecture. You want to write a story? Tell a fucking story.

http://io9.com/queen-of-the-tearling-is-pure-tasty-fantasy-candy-1614829501/all___

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2014-08-02 21:43:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Looking For A Published Science Fiction Writer To Write A Super Short Story For Absolutely No Reward!

Well I guess it's for charity actually... No personal reward.

Okay I'm doing something I never do. I'm asking everyone to share this post. Unless you happen to be a published science fiction writer in which case I'm asking for your help.

My wife +Jennifer Irving is participating in GISHWHES 2014 (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen). The event which is co-ordinated by Misha Collins (Castiel in Supernatural) and donates to the charity Random Acts (more details on that can be found here https://www.gishwhes.com/ ). You can also find out more about the team my wife is on #ussdestiel  right here: http://teamussdestiel.tumblr.com/

One of the items on this years list is: Get a previously published Sci-Fiaut... more »

Looking For A Published Science Fiction Writer To Write A Super Short Story For Absolutely No Reward!

Well I guess it's for charity actually... No personal reward.

Okay I'm doing something I never do. I'm asking everyone to share this post. Unless you happen to be a published science fiction writer in which case I'm asking for your help.

My wife +Jennifer Irving is participating in GISHWHES 2014 (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen). The event which is co-ordinated by Misha Collins (Castiel in Supernatural) and donates to the charity Random Acts (more details on that can be found here https://www.gishwhes.com/ ). You can also find out more about the team my wife is on #ussdestiel  right here: http://teamussdestiel.tumblr.com/

One of the items on this years list is: Get a previously published Sci-Fi author to write an original story (140 words max) about Misha, the Queen of England and an Elopus*

So... I have roughly 130,000 people following me currently. Most of them register 11 out of 10 on the Geeky Scale. A fair number of them are writers of some persuasion. Some of them may be (or may know) a published writer.

Maximum of 140 words, Misha Collins, the Queen of England and an Elopus...

There's absolutely no reward for your efforts at all...except me saying nice things about you. Which, let's face it is pretty rare.

So please... if you are someone who would do this, or if you know someone get in touch. Otherwise Please share this post

Or I'll sulk.

*  _An Elopus for those wondering is a creature with the head of an elephant and body of an octopus. It's this year's GISHWHES mascot and you can see it in the logo below_

#gishwhes   #gishwhes2014   #ussdestiel   #mishacollins  ___

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