The Walking Dead: New York Comic Con 2016


"This premiere is so big that we are doing Talking Dead live from Hollywood Forever Cemetery for 2000 fans..."
—Chris Hardwick, New York Comic Con 2016

I realized a few days ago that New York Comic Con came and went, because The Waking Dead panel was in my YouTube recommended videos. This close to the premiere, and both anticipating and dreading it, I had to watch and be reassured and terrified that out of every unbearable thing that has happened, this moment would be the one to permanently haunt me. That this season would be somehow more unrelenting than ever, if that's even possible. That this unrepentant villain would eventually be the most satisfying to end. And because this is one extraordinarily talented and tight-knit cast that I could listen to all day.

The Walking Dead: Season 7 Sneak Peek

I'm just going to leave this here. Go ahead and watch, I'll wait a few minutes.

Alright, are you good? No, you're definitely not after seeing the aftermath...at least I hope you're not, because that was the most disturbing thing ever. Even after everything terrible thing that's happened to these people on The Walking Dead, this is their worst moment. It was so wrong. And how superb was Andrew Lincoln here? We've seen it many times before, but he's always so impressive.

Fringe and The Walking Dead Lend a Hand With RSS


That Fringe tribute knife is an oldie but a goodie. No, it's not time to talk about that beautiful, imaginative, brilliant series right now. Although any time is appropriate, I don't have time for that. But if you'd like to know more about the knife, you can read Forgiveness and Hope.

I'm just doing a little image test here. RSS ignores tags and shows everything, which I forgot since I hadn't paid attention to my feed for the longest time, until a few days ago when I changed from Feedburner to FeedBlitz. But it looks like I spent all that time fixing the code for blog excerpts to hide spoilers just so that RSS can ruin things. Sorry to anyone that happened to. So, I'm seeing if post updates get shown in the RSS feed. Need to know for when I have spoilers. I'll edit the post after publishing and after the feed updates, adding another image under the first. If the updates don't show then I know I can post without something spoilery, like that image from The Last Ship: John Pyper-Ferguson, and then update later.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Store is Here

Image copyright Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

In case you didn't notice the section in the right column titled "Shop Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." before, I'm going to tell you a little something about it. I've wanted to make a store page for this wonderful series for years. I was always stopped for some reason or another. I thought I wouldn't have time for it, because I just knew I would start commenting on the show with every product I picked. I would turn a simple page of affiliate links into a huge deal that I would let languish in my drafts forever, the way I've done with my section of favorites series, movies, music, and actors that I said was "Coming Eventually."

But a few weeks ago I realized something vital to actually getting things done: I don't have to do everything. I can choose just one series to start. I can choose to just show the boxsets, or some individual episodes, and a book or two. I don't always have to go nuts and do everything. Hip hip hooray to breaking an annoying habit!

A Week of Blog Maintenance; a Weekend of FeedBlitz, MailChimp and Bloglovin'

I've been intending to switch from Feedburner to an alternative RSS distributor for years. I just never had the time until last week when work at work suddenly dried up due to software errors. I found myself with some time off until they get their act together. I was able to fix a bunch of little things on my site that I never got around to before, because any free time I had was spent on blog posts rather than maintenance.

Turns out all I needed was a single week of focus to fix these glaring annoyances: