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Posted by Rob Bricken

San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but the night isn’t over, nor is the great game of thrones. Basically, in tonight’s episode, a lot of plans got put into motion and some important decisions were made, and then things went straight to hell. But why talk in generalities? Here’s your place to talk about everything that…

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Fig and Ibid still need rehoming

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:40 pm
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Jasmine provided me with a very apt description for Ibid and Fig: the feline answer to Pinky and the Brain.... So if any Waterloo Region and adjacent people would like a cat who spends a lot of time thinking and one who spends a lot of time ... not thinking, let me know...

(also open to suggestions for rehoming them, because what I am doing isn't working)

Dur

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:03 pm
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Of course I can review the Kobo Aura. It just never occurred to me I could until someone suggested it.
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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Sunday’s actually the best day to attend Comic-Con. “But Charles,” you’re surely saying to yourself. “All of the explosive new stuff comes out on Saturday!”

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Posted by James Whitbrook

Sure, we didn’t get to see the Avengers: Infinity War footage that wowed Hall H in San Diego this weekend—but we do get a tiny glimpse at the movie in the form of this truly spectacular three-part poster Marvel had at the convention, giving us our first look at Earth’s mightiest heroes, the sinister threat they’ll…

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Posted by James Whitbrook

Hey, that Black Panther footage shown at Comic-Con last night was pretty good, right? Well, I should say it sounds pretty good, as anyone who wasn’t inside Hall H last night didn’t get to see a single second of it. One group who did, however, was the cast of Black Panther, and watching how exited they are by seeing…

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Posted by Katharine Trendacosta

It has vexed fans for years that some people call the main character of Doctor Who “Doctor Who” instead of just “The Doctor.” Well, departing showrunner Steven Moffat has some good news for the side which has insisted for years that either name is correct.

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Posted by Katharine Trendacosta

BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premiered a very short clip from the second season of the show. Showrunner Robert Cooper said that the genre of season one may have been time travel, this season is very “something else”—a something else creator Max Landis said they couldn’t say at comic con or…

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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

The comic book industry is in the throes of an existential crisis of its own making. With sales down across the board for basically all of the major publishers, shops like Marvel and DC have been scrambling to figure out how to bring old readers back into the folks while also appealing to new audiences—and DC says it…

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Posted by Katharine Trendacosta

Even though they had just finished filming the Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” Doctor Who brought a small glimpse of it to Comic-Con—along with the news that Pearl Mackie would return as Bill, as well as frequent Moffat collaborator Mark Gatiss.

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Posted by James Whitbrook

We’ve known about Freedom Fighters: The Raythe first DC/CW series to feature an openly LGBTQ lead character—for a while, but the network finally gave us a look at it at Comic-Con. The trailer reveals that Ray will fight alongside a team called the Freedom Fighters—including DC superheroes Red Tornado, Black Condor,…

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Posted by James Whitbrook

Flo Steinberg, one of the earliest Marvel employees and an American indie comics icon, has passed away. When Marvel Comics began, she and Stan Lee were the company’s first and only employees; as Lee’s secretary and assistant, she responded to fan mail, helped manage Marvel’s small offices with Lee, and ran the Merry…

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Posted by James Whitbrook

Remember at the start of the year, when George R.R. Martin told the world he really thought Winds of Winter would be out in 2017, and for a brief moment, your heart was filled with hope that soon the continuation of A Song of Ice and Fire would finally be here? Oh, my sweet summer children.

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Day 53: Pig Fairy

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:43 pm
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Posted by Beth Elderkin

As Supernatural enters its 13th season, with fans unsure of how long the series can continue, the show’s planning an episode about the Wayward Sisters, a group of orphaned young women led by Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) who will emerge as a force against the supernatural—and producers hope that it could become a…

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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

Matt Murdock’s Catholic upbringing and his deep feelings of guilt are just as important to Daredevil as his enhanced senses. So it shouldn’t be a shock to see Matt take confession in this new clip from the first episode of The Defenders—although it is kind of surprising that even the priest would like him to stop…

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Posted by Beth Elderkin

Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) was at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday discussing his award-winning graphic novel, March, which resulted in a real march for civil rights awareness.

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The girl went over the mountain

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:01 pm
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Yesterday I ran the Kendall Mountain Run in 3:17:45, making both my goals of a) under 3:30 and b) not falling. I felt a little guilty when I proudly announced my time on Facebook and a few people thought it was a marathon time (26.2 miles), since it's about five minutes under my marathon PR and a plausible result - at least if you didn't know that I haven't been training for a marathon, or that I've had a big slowdown in the past few years. So then I hastily added that it was for a 12-mile race, which immediately had people boggling in the opposite direction, considering my half marathon PR (13.1 miles) is less than half that time! But it becomes more understandable when you see the elevation profile:



The course runs up a freakin' MOUNTAIN. (And back down again.) I didn't take pictures, but for some historical background and video shots of runners on the course (all much faster than me) from previous years, the organizers have put a nifty video on Facebook.

Blathering about the run )

My final statistics were not actually that great. I came in 188th overall out of 236, 62/87 women, 5/6 in my 10-year age group (nearly an hour ahead of #6). Actually there were only four women older than me in the race - the F60-69 AG contained one 68-year-old - and all of them beat me! Oh, well. I have not been running nearly as much as I was back when I regularly ran this type of mountain race, so I'm not really surprised. I'm happy enough that I beat my nominal goal of 3:30, and most especially, that I didn't add any new scabs to those currently healing on my knees!

Now, my legs hurt like you wouldn't believe, though I don't think I actually injured anything, just overused the muscles of my quads and glutes. Hopefully everything will feel good by next Saturday, when we head out into the wilderness for a week of backpacking. Then it will be time to turn my exercise attention to mountain biking in preparation for the Telluride-to-Moab ride in September. But I'll still be running 3-4 days a week, including attending the club track workouts, and hopefully by the time October comes around, I'll be ready to run a decent half marathon, and maybe even sign up for a late fall/early winter marathon.
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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

As far as movie posters go, Marvel’s official one for Ragnarok is pretty damned great as is. It’s bright, it’s fun, it conveys a sense of drama and action while also showing off the ridiculously over-qualified cast that’s going to bring the film to life. Given how awesome it is, there are few things that could make it…

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