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Suspension of Disbelief: The Imitation Game

Cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered. Alan Turing is my hero.  He is the intellectual progenitor of my science, a war hero who never held a gun, a rallying cry for the injustices perpetrated against LGBT folk, and an all-around amazingly smart yet tragic person. Some time back, someone …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Do you like cool ladies? Do you like cool shapeshifter ladies? Do you like flawed ladies? Do you like scientist ladies? Do you like DRAGONS??? Then Nimona might just be for you. Okay I’m intrigued manatee, you’ve got my attention with the mention of dragons, but what exactly is Nimona? …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Welcome to Nightvale

Content description: Flashing gif at bottom of the page (link to source definitely flashes) and use of reclaimed homophobic slur. Plus a lot of strange metaphor and a review of ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. Well it’s exam season, a time of food, rum and tearful procrastination. If you want to skip …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

3/5 fire-breathing dragons. Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly has been one of my favorite fantasy authors for a long time, due to wonderful characters and a need to explain or at least speculate about how everything supernatural actually works.  Her Dragonslayer features diagrams of dragons with comments about hollow …

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SOD: Day of the Doctor

3/5 TARDISES Starring: Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt Written by Steven Moffat People have been looking forward to the Dr Who 50th Anniversary Special for years, and especially so since we found out that David Tennant would feature an appearance. While watching, the episode did not disappoint: Tennant and …

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SOD: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

4/5 Mockingjays Title: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson In the second installation of The Hunger Games trilogy, we see Katniss dealing with the aftermath of the double victory of the Hunger Games that made her and Peeta famous. The districts around the capitol have become …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow

The most prominent skeptical books of the last few decades (Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World, Michael Shermer’s Why People Believe Weird Things, James Randi’s Flim-Flam!, among others) collectively established some favorite topics among modern-day skeptics.  You’d be hard-pressed to find a skeptical writer who doesn’t give at least a passing …

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Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End

Welcome to suspension of disbelief, a weekly segment where we review movies, books, games and anything that takes our fancy. This week, Eddy doesn’t go on a pub crawl, because everyone should drink responsibly. That said, he does review a movie about one, kind of-ish. The World’s End is the …

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