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  1. The Walking Dead Recap: “Strangers”

    GROSS AUGH

    You know when you watch a little kid blow up a balloon, and they keep blowing more and more and more air into it? You know that balloon is about to pop at any moment, so as you watch the kid blow up the balloon you sort of hold your breath and wait for the inevitable pop? That’s kind of how the latest episode of The Walking Dead went for me.

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  2. Review: Espionage Cosmetics’ Neat, Nerdy Nail Wraps

    "Harlequin" design for not-getting-sued purposes.

    Espionage Cosmetics has an amazing line of nail art wraps called Nailed It! that have been seen on geeks of all shapes, sizes, and genders. These things come in all manner of geektastic designs: nebulas, circuit boards, cat faces, chainmail. Being the obsessive Batman fan that I am, I chose the "Harlequinn" set to test. So, join us as my friend, The General, and I attempt to pretty up my digits.

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  3. The Book of Life and the Importance of Death in Children’s Movies

    Spoilers for... everything.

    By all accounts, The Book of Life is going to be something special. Whether it proves to be a good movie or a mediocre one (my money’s on the former), it already stands out for its representation of Mexican culture, distinct art direction, and stop motion-esque CGI animation. Perhaps what is most striking about The Book of Life, though, is its direct approach to death.

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  4. 2014′s GeekGirlCon Was a Much-Needed Home For Diverse Geeks

    When I got back from my fourth GeekGirlCon, held this past weekend in Seattle, I couldn't help but feel a little lonely. While other Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving, I was spending time with, in a way, my other family. The one that I've seen once a year for the last four years since the GGC started. My people.

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  5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap: “Massacres and Matinees”

    Cut it out with the evil clown already. *shudder*

    When we last left the hardscrabble sideshow veterans of Freak Show, they were hacking up a killed police officer's body with an apparent lack of concern for any possible consequences. Oh, American Horror Story.

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  6. The Art of the Villain Backstory (and Why Dracula Untold Fails)

    “Son of the devil” my ass.

    Villainous backstories are an... imprecise science. When done well they can imbue a previously simplistic baddie with depth and challenge conventional morality. When done poorly, however, they are frustrating, self-pitying, and utterly off the mark.

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  7. Review: Gail Simone’s Leaving Megalopolis and (the Blessed Lack of) Sexual Violence

    In Gail we trust.

    Leaving Megalopolis manages to be a story of heroes gone bad with bloody ultra-violence... without doing the things that make me crazy and drive me away from those kinds of stories.

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  8. Interview: Talking The Hawkeye Initiative With Jeremy Renner

    RUN, TUMBLR, RUN!

    For Cinema Blend, I sat down with Jeremy Renner to talk about his electrifying political thriller Kill the Messenger. Towards the end of the interview, I asked the man who brought Hawkeye to the big screen if he was aware of the superhero's unique branch of fan art known as "The Hawkeye Initiative." He was not. This outtake tells what happened.

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  9. The Walking Dead Recap: “No Sanctuary”

    CAROL!!!!

    This is how you do a season premiere, kids. The Walking Dead is back with a serious bang!

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  10. Gender Subversion, Tokyo Ghouls and Space Dandies—The 2014 Summer Anime Season In Review

    Get your Crunchyroll and Funimation tabs open, readers, because contributor/anime expert Dee Hogan is here to tell you which of this summer's animes are worth watching.

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