Blogs and Ends: The Non-Labor Day Edition

As such this is an absolute minimal effort post.


Carnival Row.

I gave up after ten minutes.


Dragon Award Winners are announced. And Cataline’s Recommendation List turned out to be more powerful than even I was expecting.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • A Star-Wheeled Sky by Brad R. Torgersen*

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

  • House of Assassins by Larry Correia*

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

  • Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

  • Uncompromising Honor by David Weber

Best Alternate History Novel

  • Black Chamber by S.M. Stirling*

Best Media Tie-In Novel

  • Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn*

Best Horror Novel

  • Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Best Comic Book

  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Best Graphic Novel

  • X-Men: Grand Design – Second Genesis by Ed Piskor

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

  • Good Omens, Amazon Prime

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

  • Avengers: Endgame by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games*

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite by Niantic, WB Games San Francisco

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

  • Betrayal Legacy by Avalon Hill Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game

  • Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set by Chaosium Inc.

*Cataline had Recommended. Five out of the seven winners on his list.


Shit Southern Women Say in a Hurricane. As someone who lived in Hurricane Alley for six years, I assure you, this is entirely accurate.


Redletter Media does another Nerd Crew


Drinker takes a look at the next Terminator Dark Fate trailer. It isn’t getting any better.

Okay, I’m done here.

6 thoughts on “Blogs and Ends: The Non-Labor Day Edition

  1. You mean the blaring reviews of “Relevant to immigration today!!!” didn’t make Carnival Row brilliant? You can write the stories without seeing an episode. At the end, the good people realize how good and wonderful the refugees are. The bad people are either dead, totally incompetent, or completely humiliated.


    1. Honestly, it lost me when it became obvious in the first five minutes that the writers didn’t know the slightest fucking thing about the Fae. Other than they could give them Irish accents.

      Steam punk is what happens when Goths discover the color brown..


    2. At the end, the fairies have been rounded up, and they’re prepping for a “war on terror” without calling it a war on terror. And the two people who caused everything of note in the plot were both “stronk wimmen” who were much smarter and cleverer than the men around them.

      Everybody else in the show was just dancing to the tune those two played. Indeed one of the women was dancing to the tune that the other played!


  2. I was interested in Carnival Row right up until they made it plain that it was an open borders propaganda piece. Lost all interest at that point. Too bad, I love the visuals.


    1. They did absolutely nothing with an interesting concept.

      If it had been a Victorian steampunk fantasy set within the realm of Fearie. If it had had Queen Maeve’s court, or the Dagda of the Tuatha Dé Danann and his mighty club lorg mór that could slay nine men with a single blow and bring them back to life again. If it had had the Wild Hunt in all of it’s horror and fury…

      “Nah, let’s do immigrants with silly prosthetic make up. Oh! Oh! and have Cara Delevingne show her tits. We’ll put giant cgi bug wings on her and they’ll glow when she cums.”

      The basic problem with this show was the producer’s illiteracy.


      1. They dont even know American history & culture, did you really think they’d be versed in the complexities of the legends of the Emerald Isle?


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