I am not entirely beholden to a single political party. There have been times in the past — rare, but times — I’ve voted for a Republican. There are times when, not particularly impressed with either major party candidate, I’ve voted third party. But this is 2018, and, to my mind, what’s at stake today is … More Disabling


Someone called drouu recently published video instructions for making a Lego Fillipod. a what A Fillipod, a creature from Dave Kellett’s science fiction webcomic, Drive. I’m a fan of Drive (and a Patreon supporter) and found drouu’s creation charming enough that I wanted to build one of my own. So I did:

ATM 43

Back and starting to recover from my vacation. As is fairly usual for this time of year I went on the American Travelling Morrice. As is not so usual, the ATM went to England, the Peak District, this year. I’m not going to go into great detail because I couldn’t do it justice. In bare … More ATM 43

Seasons greetings

[Edited to correct dates typed too early in the morning] Here’s a map I would’ve liked to see a couple years ago when I was doing some thinking about seasons: Specifically, about how we define the endpoints of the seasons. For meteorologists, the seasons are tied to the calendar: March 1, June 1, September 1, … More Seasons greetings

A-Force B Minus

Momentum! First you had a bunch of Marvel women — Zoe Saldana, Brie Larson, Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson — pushing the idea of an all female Marvel movie. Then you had Kevin Feige saying “It’s just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.” And then Evangeline Lilly: “God, I want to … More A-Force B Minus

Trade policy

If there is any logic underlying the prices of e-comic books, more specifically Marvel collected editions (or trades), it’s beyond my understanding. I mean, as a semi arbitrary example, consider the Ms Marvel series. The electronic versions of most of the books are priced at $3.99 when they first come out, at both marvel.com and Comixology. After … More Trade policy