I have tried to start Perdido Street Station and given up halfway through several times., but I just got The Scar for my new ereader and I am LOVING it. I'm not sure what the difference is, but it's really drawn me in. » 10/14/14 3:23pm 10/14/14 3:23pm

I'm particularly curious about why the flute actually affected Abby at all. Does it affect all women? I was assuming that it would be revealed that the Piper helped lure Abby and Jenny into the woods when they were kids, but I don't think it's ever addressed. » 10/14/14 1:04pm 10/14/14 1:04pm

I once ate really strong pot brownies and played ping-pong while listening to the entirety of Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is worse than any cocaine story ever, probably. » 10/14/14 3:45pm 10/14/14 3:45pm

I remember in high school, my chemistry teacher cheerfully showed us how to soak cigarettes in water (or alcohol, I don't recall now) and extract a shitload of actual, deadly poison from them that just isn't metabolized the same way when smoked. I'm pretty sure this guy is lucky he's not dead. » 10/14/14 3:41pm 10/14/14 3:41pm

Yeah, I mean his role in Space Jam was literally just to wander around and play golf with Michael Jordan for a little while. I think he'd have taken that role even if it was for a European snuff film. » 10/14/14 3:04pm 10/14/14 3:04pm

What's really galling is how he couches it all like he's DEFENDING diversity by claiming that it's "exploitative" and "predatory" to have a POC main character. That's just gross and also laughable, dude. I will not be reading the book, I'm afraid. » 10/09/14 3:41pm 10/09/14 3:41pm

Actually, the guy playing the clown is John Carroll Lynch, who played the Zodiac Killer in Zodiac (or at least, he played the guy Fincher basically fingers as the killer). So I mean, it's pretty clear it's an intentional reference. » 10/09/14 5:05pm 10/09/14 5:05pm

That's actually something I'm curious about going forward- Reyes so far has been really curt and unpleasant to pretty much everybody EXCEPT Abbie, to whom she's largely been quite polite and nice. Even in the first episode she's introduced, when Abbie misses the introductory briefing, she sees a deputy who's like… » 10/07/14 3:22pm 10/07/14 3:22pm

Oh it is. The worst part, I think, is that unlike a lot of these conspiracies that focus on a sort of nebulous "they" (you know, the "they" in "THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW"), gamergate truthers have singled out several very specific people they don't like and make constant and active efforts to harass and intimidate… » 10/02/14 3:45pm 10/02/14 3:45pm

I also have to take issue with the idea that becoming an "Eldritch sea terror" is somehow a WASTE of immortality. That's actually a fantastic way to spend eternity, imo. Being a lacky to British McWhiteman is a fair cop, though. » 10/01/14 11:23am 10/01/14 11:23am

I think, pretty much no matter what slights you believe you may have been subject to, once you start blackmailing someone, you're a giant piece of shit. I mean, it sounds like this guy was a giant piece of shit prior to all this, but if you want to come out of a situation looking good, my advice is don't try to… » 9/26/14 4:41pm 9/26/14 4:41pm