Book Review: Trees by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

June 11, 2020

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Warren Ellis has already said that Trees: Three Fates is the last volume of the series for the foreseeable future due to Brian Howard’s involvement in other projects. Thankfully, that doesn’t change anything about the way the story is told. The Trees are still a mystery. Ellis isn’t interested in trying to explain things. Instead, . . .

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An Open Letter To A Revolutionary Dilettante

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

June 03, 2020

I had initially had a book review to publish on Friday, but that felt like ignoring something important. I then wrote a rant that made it much more about my feelings than current events, so I wrote this as something I think can help.

This post is an open letter to the revolutionary dilettantes. Not any in . . .

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Defying the Crowd

MikeNM

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May 19, 2020

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My narrative bracket of the Comrade Bernie and Mayo Pete the Technocrat in a state by state barnstorm battle, was broken pretty quickly.

Let’s put aside that Bernie was still fighting as an underdog out of Nevada. We’ll also skip over that the Biden choice was arbitrary and came down to his popularity with African-American . . .

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Book Review - Lurking by Joanne McNeil

MikeNM

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May 08, 2020

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It isn’t often that you pick up a nonfiction book and find a writer that can turn a phrase like Joanne McNeil in Lurking. My copy is full of post-its with quotes from the book. Lurking: How a Person Became a User is a mix of memoir and other people’s stories. McNeil takes us through the Internet as a cultural space, and how that . . .

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Book Review - Die Volume 2

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 20, 2020

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Kieron Gillen has the players break the cardinal rule of RPGs in the second volume of Die; they split the party. However, that allows for each of the characters to take the stage here, letting us know them all individually. At the same time he's fleshing out the characters, we get a peek into the nature of Die's world. . . .

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A Layman’s Sermon

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 11, 2020

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Your parents and grandparents lived through every factory in the nation being nationalized. Every consumer good being rationed, including food.

You’re being asked to keep your dumbass at home and watch Netflix. You entitled morons, are so self-involved that when the biggest city in the nation has hospitals putting patients . . .

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Everyone's Got An Angle

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 07, 2020

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I spend a lot of time opening new documents in Ulysses, starting to write, sometimes even getting to hundreds of words before either letting it stay orphaned in drafts or deleting it all together. Reviews and coding articles are easy enough to put together, but when I want to write about politics or culture, I hit a wall.

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