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My wife and I watched the first season of "The Shannara Chronicles" when it came out on Netflix a year ago and found it surprisingly enjoyable. We've been looking forward to its return. That's tomorrow. Here's the trailer.


One of the things that the trailer makes clear is that the show takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, something I pointed out in a a comment on The Worlds That Never Were on Greer's Ecosophia blog: "It may not be immediately clear in the books, but in the opening credits and scenes of the TV series, it's explicit that the stories are set in a post-nuclear-war future where the elves, dwarves, and trolls evolved from humans in a radioactive environment and where ruins of our current civilization dot the landscape."

Watch the opening to see.


Here's to the second season being as fun to watch as the first.
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I may not be posting saved comments from previous months, but I'm still posting them from current months.  Here are the ones from September, most of them from Booman Tribune.

My comment on Lowry, Trump and The Handmaid's Tale

I have two reactions to this article. First, Lowry does not mention any of the other nominees in any of the eight categories "The Handmaid's Tale" won, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Alexis Bledel as Ofglen/Emily, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More). As someone who actually analyzed all the drama categores, both here and at my personal blog, I find that almost insultingly lazy. Which shows and actors did Lowry think deserved the awards more than "The Handmaid's Tale?" What would have have liked, winners from "The Crown" and "This is Us?" If he had a personal preference, he should have stated it, which would have helped his argument. Then again, he just wants to make a political point, not an artistic one.

That brings me to my second reaction. A lot of what conservatives do seems to liberals to be motivated by spite -- making liberals angry or just opposing us for its own sake (See Cleek's Law). We liberals generally aren't motivated by spiting conservatives; we usually want to make people's lives better. If conservatives get mad, we may accept it, but it's not our primary goal. On the other hand, there are some actions our side takes to show our displeasure. I don't doubt that "The Handmaid's Tale" sweeping its categories on Sunday was a result of the voting members of the Television Academy doing exactly that. If so, then Lowry's reaction showed that it worked. He shouldn't encourage us this way.

My comment on 2016 and the Great Democratic GOTV Shrinking at Booman Tribune.

"[H]er skipping WI and MI" -- Clinton didn't skip Michigan. She appeared in the state three times for the general election. I live in Michigan and followed the election closely, posting about it on my personal blog. I wrote about her first general election visit in August 2016 in Hillary Clinton rebuts Trump in Warren, Michigan. It was the day after Trump being greeted by protestors in Detroit. She made her second appearance in October at Wayne State University. She made her third visit in November, which I commented on at my personal blog in Surrogates galore in Michigan as campaign heats up. In addition, Bill Clinton marched in the Detroit Labor Day Parade and Tim Kaine campaigned in Ann Arbor. She probably should have made more campaign stops in Michigan, but she did not skip the state!

My comment on Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 31 at Booman Tribune.

More comments from Booman Tribune, mostly about music and drinks, plus a bonus comment from Ecosophia, behind the cut. )
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Now, I'm done with saving comments -- at least until I fix the laptop.

I was talking about Trump and the election more than tww years ago! )
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One more to go before I have to get the laptop fixed.

Comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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Only two more sets of saved comments from the past to go until I fix my laptop.

Comments from Greer's blog, Kunstler's blog, We Hunted the Mammoth, and Fabius Maximus behind the cut. )
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Saved comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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Time to resume my series of saved comments.  Tomorrow, I'm going to post some saved links.

Comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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I posted Part 1 of January's saved comments yesterday.  Today, it's time for Part 2.

Comments from Greer's, Kunstler's, and Infidel 753's blogs behind the cut. )
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This is the first of two installments about saved comments from January 2016.  I was traveling during the first two weeks of the month, so I saved my comments on my laptop, then transferred them to my desktop.  Good thing I did; apparently the video card on that has failed.  On the one hand, it confirms my feelings of urgency about posting my saved comments here, as they were driven by anxieties of hardware failure.  On the other, I was hoping the laptop would remain functional longer so that I could post the comments I saved on it.  Sigh.

I'm going to keep my comment on "Link round-up for 3 January 2016" at Infidel 753 above the cut, as it has a wider appeal for my readers here on Dreamwidth than the comments behind the cut.  That's because it's about all three trilogies of the Star Wars saga.

The New Republic is right about the Star Wars saga being a multi-generational tale of a dysfunctional family. However, I wouldn't call it bad parenting, at least in the first two trilogies. I'd call it absentee parenting combined with bad foster parenting (except in the case of Leia; I think the Organas were actually good parents). Obi-Wan screwed up with Anakin and was supplanted by Palpatine, who was even worse. Lars tried, but he wasn't suited to deal with his nephew by marriage, who had the family curse of being destined for greatness.

It wasn't until the current movie that a combination of an unruly child with parenting not up to the task became apparent. Leia, Han, and Luke all tried with Kylo Ren, and all failed. Smoke (sp.?) took over the Palpatine role and ended up being the evil foster parent. Thank you, J.J. Abrams for making crystal clear what George Lucas only implied.

The good news is that the foster parents can redeem themselves. Obi-Wan, with Yoda's help, succeed with Luke where they failed with his father. Anakin himself finally did the right thing by his son, although it took Palpatine doing his best to kill Luke to do it. I wouldn't be surprised if Luke and Leia do the same for Kylo Ren and Rey by the final film of this trilogy. There is a formula to these films, after all.

Comments from Kunstler's and Greers blogs plus the old Michigan Liberal about energy, the economy, and the election behind the cut. )
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Comments left at Greer's and Kunstler's blog, including two about last year's election. )
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I'm going to put my comment on zombies above the cut.

Death to All Zombies!

“A zombie is a terrible thing to behold, but a zombie holding a bag of dog-shit is like unto the end of the world.” No, a zombie holding a bag of dog shit is funny. All that needs to make it funnier is setting the bag on fire. Of course, the zombie will still try to eat your brains, but you’ll get a good laugh out of it. Just don’t step on the burning bag once you shoot the zombie in the head.

Comments left at Greer's and Kunstler's blog about progress, the economy, and the election behind the cut. )
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The first comment is the last one I left on Elaine Meinel Supkis' blog. She managed to get on my last nerve and that was before she jumped on the Trump bandwagon. The final comment might look familiar, as I recycled it in Trump threatens to 'Lock Her Up!'

Comments I left at the blogs of Elaine Meinel Supkis, James H. Kunstler, John M. Greer, and P. M. Carpenter behind the cut. )
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For some reason, I wanted to write comments on zombies this month.

Saved comments from Ecosophia (Greer's new blog) and Infidel753 about zombies and other things behind the cut. )

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Yesterday, I wrote that I was done with posting the raw statistics from past months at Crazy Eddie's Motie News. That's not yet the case with the saved comments. I plan on posting those through next month with the saved comments from this month interrupting the sequence on or shortly after August 1st. I have up to 15 still to go.

By the way, if one of the comments below looks familiar, it's because I recycled most of it into The Archdruid and I talk drum corps.

Six comments from Greer's and Kunstler's blogs with Kustler's mostly about the election. )
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I'm skipping the saved comments post for December 2016, as I used the entire saved comment from Greer's blog in For Winter Solstice 2016, the Archdruid and I discuss Discordianism and fake holidays. No need to post it here.

The blog passed 800,000 page views about 8 AM on 12/7/16. It published its 3000th post on 12/8/16. The month ended with 37 comments and 36,117 page views, the second most of any month behind only October 2016.

Most read, shared, and liked posts of December 2016 behind the cut. )

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