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I think I've mentioned it before, very briefly, but it bears repeating - if you haven't checked out Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt books, you are missing out.

Describing it as an excellent piece of steampunk fantasy is a ridiculous simplification and a disservice to the intricacy of the world-building involved.

And the characters are, if anything, even more complex.

Just good, good stuff.

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1. If you are not watching Vikings you are probably a Trump voter.

2. I'm really going to miss that show when it's gone.

3. As long as they give me Bjorn pillaging the Med before they are done, I'll be reasonably happy and keep the bodycount low.

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Pretty good night for President-Elect Clinton.

Fucking Finally!
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A New Writer Is Breathing Life Into Sherlock Holmes 3


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Given the likely sweep of Tuesday primaries by Trump, Cruz desperately needs some positive media oxygen before Indiana.

I'd bet good money that we'll see him announcing Carly Fiorina as his VP pick within a week.

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Cruz and Kasich just announced that they cut a deal. Cruz steps out of Kasich's way and stops campaigning in Oregon and New Mexico, and in return Kasich does the same in Indiana.

It can't hurt, I suppose, but frankly I'm pretty pessimistic.

1. Strategic voting can work. When Rubio told his voters to vote for other candidates in states where it made better sense, it made a tangible difference. But Rubio explicitly said 'Vote for Kasich in Ohio, people." I don't see Kasich doing the same in Indiana.

2. Cruz is down by about 6% in Indiana, currently. With a concerted push and his organizational black magic it's conceivable that he can squeak out a victory there a week from now. But the last poll has him down by 15% in California. On the one hand that's still 7 weeks away, which is a damn eternity in politics. On the other hand, I can't think of the last time he turned around a double-digit deficit in a deep blue state.*

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One of the dynamics of this primary has been that the Republicans in the deeply Democratic states tend to favor Trump more. It's not uniform of course, but in places like Massachusetts or New York, the GOP organization has been marginalized for so long and tends to be so broken that it's full primarily of rageaholics who just want to lash out at something/anything, so they can feel like winners for a change. Not the type of voters or party activists who can or want to stop Trump. He's their candidate. The loser's idea of a winner.

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Ahahaha - they made a tv series out of 'Tomorrow, When The War Began' aka the Australian Red Dawn.

Better believe I am watching that shit.

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Hey, remember when Zach from Saved by the Bell and Brandi from Mallrats went on a crime spree funded by Bruce Willis?

Because that's an actual thing that kind of happened.

Banshee
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Ok, gotta say the fucking cult? A step too muchness of a bit far and straight into lameness.

I blame Faith.

Like damn albatross of bad storytelling in good shows.

Also, Carrie was never a fav of mine, but gotta give respect for taking the time to apply immaculate eye-shadow before gearing up for vigilante justice and minor urban insurgency.

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There are now two Indiana and two California polls showing very grim numbers from the Fuck Trump perspective.

Harder to take since Wisconsin kind of got my hopes up. I'd priced in Trump romping through northeast, but I had high fucking hopes for IN and Cali.

Mad, bad, sad days.


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