Things one can do to help promote Squadron Strike and Attack Vector:Tactical:

  1. Play the game(s).

    This is really the number one thing to do.

    People want to buy fun, not theoretical fun. Think of it this way: Are you more likely to go to a movie that your friend said looks awesome or one that your friend said is awesome after they saw it?

    I recently found out that a manager at my company picked up AV:T because he heard about it while talking to my co-worker and AV:T opponent.

So, the next Doctor will be a woman.

Not a big surprise as the series has been building up the idea for years, including a few test runs with Missy and the General to gauge reaction.

Of course, the moronic part of the internet has not taken it well. Accusations of pandering to the SJW crowd abound.

I seem to recall the exact same thing happening with the Battlestar Galactic reboot when it was announced that Starbuck would be a woman.

Personally, I think that it is a good sign. Doctor Who needs to be pushed out of its rut. The last few seasons have had too many good stories ruined as they didn't dare break with expectations. A great example is season 9's The Witch's Familiar. The interaction between a dying Davros and the Doctor was riveting. Two ancient enemies simply taking the last measure of each other. It was great until the writers took the cheap route and revealed that it was all just a trap


The current Atomic Robo storyline ( is a pretty good summery of why I've written off mainstream comics.

Comic series are constantly being rebooted / relauched / reconned. Combined with the mini-series and spin-offs, it is difficult to follow. Additionally, "shocking" revelations and plot-twists only survive until a new writer is assigned the character.

So, WorldCon was last week and once again politics rears its ugly head.


As always, these arguements resolve around labels. Stupid, stupid labels.


This group that self-identifies with one set of labels is feeling oppress by a group that self-identifies with a different set of label who in turn feels threatened by the first group.


And now I see a long debate going on Facebook over which of these stupid labels should be applied to dead authors.


And of course, the Right calls the Left ignorant, the Left calls the Right intolerant, etc....




Is it easier to debate whether a dead author was a Pre-Stalin Libritarian or a Post-Castro Democrat or a My Little Pony Socialist than it is to debate the ideas that the author wrote about?


Saw Suicide Squad today....


What a glorious mess of a movie. It really, really needs another pass through the hands of an editor.


Overall, I liked it as it wasn't boring and I was entertained for a solid two hours. (in contrast to Star Trek Beyond, where I was yawning and looking at my watch waiting for the big fight scenes to end so we could get back to the story)


The DC movies this year are exhausting. It is like they pack 3 movies worth of plot and background into a single movie.


I really want to smack whoever is in charge of Doctor Who's publicity. Much of the impact that the last two stories could have had was lost due to the BBC's release of information about them.

All of the build-up and tension was lost due to the audience knowing certain information ahead of time.

Saw Star Trek Beyond yesterday.

Didn't like it. The plot was cliched and nosensical, the science was beyond bad, and it was boring. The only bright spot was Scotty and Jaylah.