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"So I kept referring to it as 'that swamp thing'..."

Len Wein, Co-Creator of Wolverine and Editor of Watchmen, Dies at 69. He leaves behind numerous comicbook creations such as Swamp Thing, Human Target as well as being responsible for the best known incarnation of the X-Men, his impact on comics and popular culture was incalculable.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:28 PM on September 10, 2017 (52 comments)

The Inhumans Torched

With its horrible writing, shoddy effects, and budget cosplay costumes, it’s hard to understand why Inhumans is even on TV, never mind getting a high-profile IMAX release. Imagine if Marvel had spent this much hype on the delightful Agent Carter! Is it possible they had to make Inhumans for some reason? Was it a tax thing? Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter's pet project has launched in IMAX to almost universal disdain. Will it's failure hurt the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:27 AM on September 6, 2017 (98 comments)

The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong

In 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared... The Search for Madame Liu-Tsong.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:24 AM on September 5, 2017 (10 comments)

This is complete and cannot be argued with

The Definitive Sandwich Family Tree - a taxonomy by MeFi's own The Whelk.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:40 AM on September 2, 2017 (55 comments)

Four hundred thousand ravens, his own torsos

The Winds of Winter as written by a neural network (all chapters here). Also why are a there no female White Walkers? (Game of Thrones spoilers if you're not quite up to date).
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:21 PM on August 31, 2017 (16 comments)


I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:18 PM on August 30, 2017 (51 comments)

Also available as Totchos!

The Tater Tot Is American Ingenuity at Its Finest
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:01 PM on August 28, 2017 (70 comments)

Hoofed Snarch

New My Little Ponies, designed by neural network - some better than others.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:17 PM on August 25, 2017 (64 comments)

Give me two fingers of your best sipping liquor

Old West Recipes: Snakehead Trade Whiskey - Mefi's own Max Sparber recreates the adulterated whiskey of the wild west. It has bits in. [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:30 AM on August 24, 2017 (49 comments)

There's a storm coming in

“It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves” - Terminator 2: Judgment Day as a movie obsessed with nuclear apocalypse.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:44 AM on August 23, 2017 (71 comments)

Fair Slice Now

Socialism: As American As Apple Pie (Single link The Nib webcomic history essay)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:14 AM on August 18, 2017 (21 comments)

Hugos in Helsinki

Women swept nearly every category at the 2017 Hugo Awards - the annual SF award won an award of its own and managed to be largely free of the slating problems of recent years, whose instigators have largely moved on to the Dragon Awards. Worldcon, host of the Hugo Awrds, was without some controversy though, with the withdrawal of A Home for the Old (dropbox PDF) a planned LARP dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:59 AM on August 14, 2017 (77 comments)

It Belongs in a Museum

Defending Indiana Jones, Archaeologist
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:49 AM on August 10, 2017 (73 comments)

Millennials are Killing

Millennials are Killing is a horror-comedy RPG about the ceaseless need of all people born between 1982 and 2004 to destroy all that we hold dear. (Single link Google Docs RPG)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:19 PM on August 4, 2017 (23 comments)

Dull Universe

How The Mummy did Sofia Boutella dirty
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:39 PM on July 26, 2017 (64 comments)

Everything is fine?

Every so often someone proposes we avoid discussion of unhappy outcomes in general but more specifically the unlikelihood of an impeachment in the Trump threads, which now appears to be becoming de facto policy. It seems like it's worth talking over before it does.
posted to MetaTalk by Artw at 8:13 PM on July 22, 2017 (130 comments)

Llamasoft Presents... NINE INCH NAILS

The first video from the new Nine Inch Nails EP has been released, and it has an unexpected ingredient: A hefty helping of urban legend turned Jeff Minter game Polybius.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:18 AM on July 13, 2017 (37 comments)

I want my MTV

MTV News—and other sites—are frantically pivoting to video. It won’t work.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:21 PM on July 11, 2017 (114 comments)

Gun Squids

Good Business - a science fiction short film based on the work of Simon Roy.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:07 PM on July 10, 2017 (8 comments)

A storm is coming...

...a Geostorm! - the incredibly stupid looking disaster movie from Gerard Butler and Dean Devlin which just got a a new trailer.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:29 PM on July 7, 2017 (80 comments)

"I have heard the sound of the future. This is it, look no further. "

I feel love: Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder created the template for dance music as we know it
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:12 PM on June 27, 2017 (33 comments)

The Boy from the Black Sea

'Shadows: The Val Lewton Story' - part one of a series in which the The Secret History of Hollywood podcasts tells the story of film producer and screenplay writer Val Lewton, with prologues by Mark Gatiss.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:09 PM on June 25, 2017 (9 comments)

The Wayne family fortune

How does Batman make all his money? - and other questions raised by Bruce Wayne being rich as hell.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:04 PM on June 12, 2017 (68 comments)

A New Model of Action

Toward a Truly Feminist Blockbuster Cinema - improving upon the final extended action sequence of Wonder Woman and every other Superhero movie.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:31 AM on June 9, 2017 (12 comments)


Everything Carrie Ever Wondered About on Sex and the City
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:31 PM on June 6, 2017 (28 comments)

Call Jane

The Story of the Jane Collective, the Women Who Started an Illegal Abortion Service - a comic by Rachel Wilson and Ally Shwed
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:54 AM on May 31, 2017 (27 comments)

Daughter of Themyscira‎

What Does Wonder Woman Actually Represent? - a The Nib comic strip essay by Lucy Bellwood and Sarah Mirk.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:12 PM on May 29, 2017 (59 comments)

Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking!

The 2007 Invasion of the Bodysnatchers is generally considered to suck, with a flat performance from Kidman, a weak ending and no Donald Sutherland. But what if it there was more to it than people thought? 'The Invasion' as Anti-Fascist film [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:48 PM on May 19, 2017 (5 comments)

Technology for the Youth

A Soviet vision of the future: the legacy and influence of Tekhnikia – Molodezhi magazine
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:46 PM on May 18, 2017 (14 comments)

The Emoji States of America

This visualization is a modified version of Chernoff Faces, a technique that maps multiple statistical values to the features of a face. Because it's 2017, we expanded on the technique and made Chernoff Emojis. Each part of the emoji is controlled by the state's ranking in a given metric, which range from the uninsured rate to the percent of adults who report getting enough sleep.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:39 PM on May 17, 2017 (7 comments)

Sulaco has entered a sector claimed by the Union of Progressive Peoples

The Secret History of William Gibson’s Never-Filmed Aliens Sequel (Script)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:58 PM on May 15, 2017 (22 comments)

How much help will chemo be for our cat?

Our 15 year old cat has liver cancer - a diffuse carcinoma. We've just got the news from the vet and are trying to figure out the best course of action. Prior to this he's been hiding away, barely eating and drinking, not grooming and having trouble using the litter box. His mobility is now pretty poor. Chemo could extend his life, but should we?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Artw at 6:09 PM on May 4, 2017 (28 comments)


Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's 'Akira' (1988). (single link Tumblr)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:10 PM on May 4, 2017 (9 comments)

You’ve always been the caretaker...

How the Overlook Film Festival turned itself into a living, breathing horror movie. The part of the Overlook there being played by Timerline Lodge, which was built during the depression by the WPA. Though the movie uses Timberline Lodge for exteriors the interiors are quite different, being filmed on a set inspired by the Ahwahnee Hotel. Other shooting locations include the maze (previously) and a partial replica of the extra of theTimberline which were both built in Hertfordshire, England.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:57 PM on May 3, 2017 (6 comments)

The Culture Vs Earth

The State of The Art, By Iain M. Banks, Dramatised by Paul Cornell [audio]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:04 AM on April 28, 2017 (31 comments)

Boldly going?

What the Fuck Is Going On With Star Trek: Discovery?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:56 PM on April 25, 2017 (190 comments)


Tiny Jyn Erso cosplayer hands out Death Star plans to Leia Cosplayers at Star Wars Celebration.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:48 PM on April 21, 2017 (26 comments)

Ride or die, remember?

How does Fate of the Furious stack up against the rest of the franchise? And now they've done one with a tank and one with a submarine and one that's in Japan but set 10 years after it was filmed and one where a man in his 30s is a teenager from that movie where can the franchise go next? Space, maybe. [contains spoilers, nitro, shots that zoom through the engine of a car in motion]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:02 AM on April 13, 2017 (56 comments)

Username: Admin, password: Test

Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices - which may actually be for the best if your dishwasher's webserver has unpatched vulnerabilities or your garage door opener is run by a troll.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:05 AM on April 9, 2017 (72 comments)

Og to til javanissen!

“In the winter,” you begin, “above the ice-locked fjørds, lies a creek, ash-white with the ghosts of glaciers–”

“You know what?” He interrupts. It was a beautiful story, but perhaps you can tell it later. “How about we do a little programming together? Just a basic exercise so I can get a sense of how you think.”

Hexing the technical interview
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:31 PM on April 6, 2017 (51 comments)

Italian Style

Master of None - Season Two Trailer (slyt)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:52 AM on April 5, 2017 (24 comments)

Diversity versus Hydra

Marvel’s recent Retailer Summit (2, 3) sparked controversy when Marvel’s flagging sales were blamed on an increase in diversity in they books, such as the recently Hugo nominated Ms Marvel. The actual sales numbers appear to tell a different story, with possible causes for their woes being event fatigue, a dip in the sales of X-Men books as Marvel fails to replace them with The Inhumans, and a lack of diversity amongst creators leading to mishandling of issues. A poorly timed storyline with Captain America becoming a Nazi and leading a Hydra takeover of the Marvel Universe (complete with a takeover of websites) may only be making matters worse. Meanwhile Ms. Marvel writer G Willow Wilson has her own take on diversity and the direction the market is going.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:46 AM on April 4, 2017 (121 comments)

Murderous Sleepwalker

With Ghost in the Shell failing to overcome the problems of its casting, at least at the box office, Alasdair Stuart takes a look at why the original remains a cyberpunk classic.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:42 AM on April 3, 2017 (113 comments)

A Techno-thriller From The Case Files Of Max Remington

What’s The Matter With Covert Action? - The Digital Antiquarian takes a look at The game which Sid Meier considers his most disappointing, and the tension between procedural generation and narrative.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:12 PM on March 25, 2017 (16 comments)

A Modern Prometheus

Comics artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson has passed away after a struggle with cancer. Best known as the co-creator of Swamp Thing and for his astounding illustrated version of Frankenstein, he was a huge influence of many artists and will be sorely missed.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:33 AM on March 19, 2017 (36 comments)

Irish Slavery

This Saint Patrick’s Day essay will briefly review Ireland’s anti-slavery history before focussing on the more representative and troubling issue of slave ownership among those of Irish descent. What could be more appropriate? - “Kiss me, my slave owners were Irish”
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:51 AM on March 17, 2017 (13 comments)

A world with real monsters

Guillermo del Toro at MIA - Metafilter’s own Max Sparber takes a look at the "At Home With Monsters" show, fascism, and the importance of del Toro’s work right now. Previously.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:21 AM on March 14, 2017 (11 comments)

SF Masquerades 1967-2000

My Life as a Costumer 1967-2000 - Science Fiction Masquerades and Fashion Shows - A Youtube history by Kat Bushman.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:45 AM on March 13, 2017 (5 comments)

The Night Ocean

The Complicated Friendship of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Barlow, One of His Biggest Fans
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:14 PM on March 10, 2017 (33 comments)

Maybe grow some leeks too

Why a German lab is growing tomatoes in urine
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:41 AM on March 9, 2017 (27 comments)

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