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Suspension of Disbelief: The Adventure Zone

Sometimes the world is really rubbish, so we need some good boys to make us laugh and sooth our souls, welcome to… THE ADVENTURE ZONE. I’ll start by outlining what D&D is, you’ve probably heard of it, but if not here we go. D&D or Dungeons and Dragons is a …

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Suspension of disbelief: Stuff you missed in history class

Ever fallen asleep in history class? I know I fell asleep in some maths lessons, but we’ve all had sleepless nights with school the next day and missed things. So if you ever missed a history lesson, or if like me you just like learning about the past and people …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Wonder Woman

cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I went in to Wonder Woman with low expectations.  All I wanted was for it to pass the Bechdel test, but I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it pass the Bechdel test in the first 5 minutes or so, it is one of the …

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Suspension of Disbelief: In Which Silly Women are Managed by Men, Florence Foster Jenkins (the Movie)

Cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered Errata: Named people of color in the movie: 0 Bechdel test: all three levels passed. Florence Foster Jenkins is my second favorite opera singer of all time ever (beaten by Juilie D’aubigny) because she is a tribute to that which may be accomplished …

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Encryption in Literature: Dancing Men (Spoilers)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” (text here), like most Sherlock Holmes stories, features Holmes lecturing Watson about how much he can deduce.  This particular story also introduces a character who is a “fine creature”  of the English soil, and an evil murderous American. That’s not important.  What …

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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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