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Avalon A Manly

Avalon writes things for the Internet on her blog, and has some stuff available on Amazon. She also produces and hosts a weekly podcast called Nerds with Wine. It's for nerds.

Mars One

100 Finalists Vie for Right to Die on Mars

The first manned mission to Mars, slotted for 2024, is garnering funding by treating the selection process, training, and lives of its astronauts like a reality TV show. Mars One is a privately-owned, not for profit space program, and it…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 4, 2015

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Ghost (of Whitewashing) in the Shell

The long-awaited live-action adaption of the iconic 1995 animated Ghost in the Shell is at last in the works, with a release date set at April 14, 2017. Fans of the beloved anime and manga franchise have long clamored for…

0 Comments / 40 View / February 20, 2015

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Ghostbusters 3: All Women, All Great, All the Misogynists Ever

Though the news is old now, it only took hours for the Internet to implode following the announcement of the female-led Ghostbusters 3. For 25 years, rumors of a third sequel to the much-beloved franchise were variably squashed and nurtured,…

0 Comments / 40 View / February 20, 2015

4 Cartoons Aimed at Kids that are Clearly for Adults Too

4 Shows Aimed at Kids that are Clearly More for Adults

Cartoons are at least nominally the domain of children, disregarding shows like Archer and everything on Adult Swim. But animators and writers are increasingly savvy to their adult audiences, and, are working to ensure grown-ups take genuine enjoyment from shows…

1 Comment / 249 View / February 17, 2015

8 Books to Read if You're Tired of Formulaic YA Fiction

8 Books to Read if You’re Tired of Formulaic YA Fiction

YA fiction has always been my favorite genre, from before I could sound out the words to an adulthood spent creepily loitering in the YA racks of the library. YA fiction is brave. It has been occasionally dismissed as unserious…

1 Comment / 574 View / February 17, 2015