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.

[Update] For the second image, I used a screenshot from the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Felt appropriate since it's October and TWD is premiering on the 23rd. I'm excited for more moody, terrifying story set in that post-apocalyptic hellscape, and the astonishing performances, but I really don't want to find out who died. No matter who it was, it's going to be devastating and horrible. I'm happy to finally get to the new season, though. Not because the wait is over soon and we get to see who was on the receiving end of Lucille, but because I hear this is such a major part of The Walking Dead.

It's also fantastic to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan again, since he's not in nearly enough things that I watch; I still miss him on Supernatural. He seemed to have a grand time being such a charismatic psychopath at the end of "Last Day on Earth" after the mystery surrounding the name of Negan, spoken with reverence by his cult-mentality followers. And I can't wait to see how he gets defeated. I don't know if the comic is past Negan yet since I still haven't read it. Even though I've heard that things turn out differently in certain situations with certain characters, I want everything to be a surprise. It's far more tense that way if I have no clue where the show is going.

Somehow this just turned into a mini The Walking Dead review, so I guess I'm going to leave this here rather than delete it because it was just supposed to be a test. I'd love to talk more about The Walking Dead or Fringe, but it's time to go.

As for whether or not the feed updates the posts, yes it most certainly does. Because of that, spoilers that come before the feed's summary break will always show. Easy enough to move some text around and rewrite a bit, but I was hoping to not have to do that for images. I guess I'll just have to go edit that one for The Last Ship, moving the image somewhere else, and remember this for the future. That's probably best since some might click on the link directly before seeing any spoiler warnings, which I thought about and then dismissed for some reason. Yeah, keeping spoilers from the top of the page is the better option. Thank you RSS feed, for this valuable lesson.


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