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This blog was originally part of the Stack Exchange network, but in fall 2016, support for Stack blogs was discontinued. Members of the community worked together to continue the blog privately, but still with strong ties to the network that brought us together.

Interested in contributing?

Contact me (Jack B Nimble), or CreationEdge (if you can find him) about getting setup. Some ideas for the blog might be:

  • Movie, book, or series reviews
  • Coverage and experiences at Conventions
  • Explanations and research about various fandoms (like the complete history of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse)
  • Or whatever else you might want to write about

And we don't buck the controversial issues like 'Is Starship Troopers pro-facist?' or is the 'Star Wars Canon Guide' the only post anyone ever reads?

Answers to this post will be a backlog of previous posts.

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    Needs more bad movie reviews Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 16:57
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    @DCOPTimDowd May your wish be granted. Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 18:04
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    And Jack said, "Let there be light", and it was good [Tim 7:27] Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 18:08
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    As an occasional contributor to SciFi SE, I'm confused what exactly this post is for. Is this a community run review blog?
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 21:38
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    @StevenVascellaro It is the community run blog, not necessarily for reviews (although that is common). Originally it was a part of StackExchange, but they abandoned their community blog support. Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 22:50
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    @JackBNimble You may want to add some of that information to the post for new users coming here from the main site.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 23:24
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    @DCOPTimDowd "Needs more bad movie reviews" Here you go. Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 16:33
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    “They say you can’t please all people all at the same time, and last night all of those people were at my show” - Mitch Hedberg Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 12:41
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    Consider yourself funded
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 17:14
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    Is the joke here that the reviews are supposed to be "bad", not the movies? As in "bad reviews of good movies"? I never understand this kind of in-jokes :)
    – Andres F.
    Commented Apr 4 at 14:43
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    @AndresF. Most of the movies are bad, except on a special day of the year. Commented Apr 4 at 20:25

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    "A couple of times I had to leave the room and come back, and I didn’t bother to pause." Don't you care about journalistic integrity? Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 18:53
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    @DCOPTimDowd The answer to your yes/no question is. No. Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 19:06



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