"Think about all the great characters that fall under the Hasbro umbrella. The Transformers, G. I. Joe, ROM, M.A.S.K., the Micronauts! All of these properties have their own exciting back stories and histories. Well, in Revolution, all of those ideas collide in a huge way. During this series, we’ll discover that these characters exist in the same world. We’ll see how their histories and futures are intertwined, and we’ll establish a huge shared universe from this point forward."
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Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.
Author Marie Brennan is on the podcast this week, talking about dragons, amnesiacs and her new epic fantasy novella, Cold-Forged Flame. Available now from Tor.com Publishing, you can read an excerpt here.
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This week saw the last issue of the current volume of Sean Ryan, Cory Smith, Andres Mossa and Albert Deschesne's Nova, which over the course of eleven issues has been a real coming-of-age story for Sam Alexander, who has grown into confident and worthy successor to the Nova name.
In the final issue, Sam finally got answers about where his powers come from, but along the way he set in motion events that returned an iconic Marvel hero to the spotlight.
We’re just hours away from binging all that Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage has to offer, but don’t hold it against star Simone Missick for dropping an anticipated spoiler early. Not only will Misty Knight live to fight another day, the Marvel fan-favorite will also arm up for The Defenders crossover series.
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File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release roughly a gigaton of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. That’s more than the entire nation of Canada.
Hyundai’s brand new N-division seems to be honoring the secret request of every hoser who’s mispronounced the marque’s name as “Hoon-day.” Their new racing-focused concept isn’t just a preview of N-cars to come, but a caged track beast with Lambo doors that I would spend many days hooning if given the chance.
The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a vote on a plan that would require pay-TV operators to make free TV applications, so cable subscribers will have to wait longer for an alternative to renting set-top boxes from cable companies.
The FCC was scheduled to vote on final rules at its monthly meeting today, but the item was removed from the agenda just before the meeting began. The commission's Democratic majority still seems determined to issue new rules, but there have been objections from the cable industry and disagreements among Democratic commissioners over some of the details.
"We have made tremendous progress—and we share the goal of creating a more innovative and inexpensive market for these consumer devices," Chairman Tom Wheeler and fellow Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel said today in a joint statement. "We are still working to resolve the remaining technical and legal issues and we are committed to unlocking the set-top box for consumers across this country.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sid Meier’s Civilization. It’s an important milestone for a series that has shaped the strategy genre in countless ways over the last quarter-century. The release of Civilization VI is the next big step, and after 2014’s good-but-not-outstanding Civilization: Beyond Earth, which felt more like a spinoff than a sequel, expectations are high.
The good news is that in the 15 hours and several hundred turns I've poured into a pre-release version of the game—which features all of the structural and mechanical features from the retail release, half of the game’s 20 distinct civilisations, a comprehensive list of different map types, three map sizes, and two game speeds—Civ VI is already very good indeed. It might even be the most in-depth Civilization game to date.
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Of course, the most recognisable change is the art style. While Civ VI retains the functional hex-grid structure introduced by Civ V, developer Firaxis has dropped the more realistic look, redesigning everything with brighter colours and cartoonish characters more similar to those in Civilization Revolution. The results are absolutely gorgeous, and while I’m sure the visuals will divide opinion, I’d argue Firaxis has picked the better-looking of the two aesthetic approaches. The game has a real sense of flair, and screenshots really haven’t done it justice—it looks beautiful in motion.
First of all, I want to say a big thank you for agreeing to write a story for me. I love all the fandoms I've chosen, so I will be happy with a story for any request. If you've already got a story in mind, then go for it! These are all just possible jumping off points if, like me, you like having prompts as a starting point.
Since it's entirely possible we don't know each other, I figured I'd give you some basics about me and some tips on the kinds of things I like/dislike in stories.
Where to find me: I am musesfool on DW/LJ, victoria_p/musesfool on AO3, and cacchieressa on tumblr, plus I have a recs journal at unfitforsociety.
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To sum up, mostly what I want is for the characters to have fun hanging out with each other, because I love hanging out with them. If it can be described by the phrase "hijinks ensue," you're probably nailing it.
In all cases, if you have an idea that uses all the characters I've requested, that's awesome, but if you don't/can't, that's okay, too. Certainly my suggestions include ideas that may not use all the requested characters, so don't feel like you need to shoehorn someone in if it doesn't work with what you're writing.
This year, I consciously chose to have a theme of con artists, grifters, and thieves in my requests, so if you are up for writing heist fic, I sure hope we get matched! If that is not in your wheelhouse (certainly, writing it is not in mine, though I love reading it), I've provided a bunch of other options, so I hope you find something here that sparks for you.
In terms of specifics, I tried to expand a little in this letter about what I like about the source (actual request details are in italics, addenda in plain text). I hope you find it helpful.
Note: these are in alpha order by fandom; I really do want all of them, so don't worry about which one you match on - I will be happy with any of them!
♣ The Middleman: The Middleman; Wendy Watson; Noser
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♦ Ocean's (Movies): Danny Ocean; Rusty Ryan
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♥ Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo: Inej Ghafa; Kaz Brekker
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♠ A Year and A Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch: Amarelle Parathis; Brandwin Miris; Sophara Miris; Shraplin Self–Made
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Thanks again, dear writer! I hope you have a great yuletide!
Prep the powder: Terence Winter—a man who knows a thing or two about scenes involving copious drug consumption—is going to tackle the script for Universal’s Scarface remake, according to Variety. The writing duties for the project have changed hands quite a bit: David Ayer took a stab, as did Straight Outta Compton’s Jonathan Herman. But now, with Antoine Fuqua on board to direct, it will get what Variety calls a “polish” from the capable hands of Winter, known for his work on The Wolf Of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, and of late Vinyl. What do all these properties have in common? Cocaine.
Just as the 1983 version of Scarface altered the details of the story in the 1932 original, focusing on a man from Cuba in Miami rather than one from Italy in Chicago, the new one will also change up the circumstances of the tale ...
Remaining relatively faithful to the Sway Concept from last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the fifth-generation Micra at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, more than six years after the fourth-generation Micra arrived. Directed at the European market, which Nissan says is the world’s largest market for hatchbacks, the Micra is not at all intended for […]
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Let’s jam this in before the end of September, anyway! Janet and her onscreen husband Todd Anderson (You’re the Worst) put together the most Frankensteined JV Club episode to date- ranging multiple locations and dates. But no need to fear- there’s still plenty of M.A.S.H., tales of high school horror and movie chat, just maybe not in the order you’d expect!
Director Charles Band’s 1990 horror classic Meridian is coming to Blu-Ray for the first time on October 24. Band’s Full Moon Entertainment is releasing the film which stars Twin Peaks’ Sherilyn Fenn as a beautiful young artist who must choose her destiny in this hauntingly sensual tale of love, passion and revenge.
Catherine Bomarzini (Sherilyn Fenn; Twin Peaks, Fatal Instinct, Gilmore Girls) returns to the family castle in Italy after her father’s death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man (Malcom Jamieson) who is at times repulsive, at other times enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes and touch reveal his infinite love and devotion.
With the help of Martha (Hilary Mason), her faithful childhood nanny, and the ghost of a slain young girl, Catherine discovers the medieval curse that threatens their lives and only she can dispel.
Alex Daniels and Phil Fondacaro are also in the cast of the cult classic which is produced by Band & Debra Dion.