A megalopolis can be quite green, even quite literally. If there's political will for it, every single rooftop can be filled with vegetation that cleans carbon from the air and provides cooling effect for the buildings — and produces fruit and vegetables for the population as a bonus. Giant cities don't have to be… » 7/31/14 8:11am Today 8:11am

I really liked that book, but it's actually the weakest in the Ambergris-series. Shriek: An Afterword has a much better narrative structure and it retains the sense of mystery of the setting better than Finch. I was kind of disappointed that it was outright stated that yes, the Greycaps are interdimensional invaders… » 7/30/14 4:22pm Yesterday 4:22pm

Because clearly travelling the world, learning about people and cultures across the globe, keeping a tradition alive or inspiring others doesn't contribute anything meaningful to the society since there isn't a paycheck involved. » 7/30/14 6:51pm Yesterday 6:51pm

But she still wasn't a hero. She was sitting on her arse at her home village without really doing anything noteworthy. It was after she met the Gaang that she decided she and the Kyoshi Warriors should actually do something and joined the war effort. Unfortunately their first encounter with the enemy ended up… » 7/30/14 3:26pm Yesterday 3:26pm

He wouldn't have to say "vampire". Just say "disease that makes people erratic and violent, and spreads really easily through these worms in their system". He really shouldn't be demanding mass murder, yet, either — he could just insist on total quarantine. There's plenty of time to kill them later if they're behind… » 7/28/14 5:02pm Monday 5:02pm

The second one had some great scenes, as did the first one, but the pacing was godawful and there were far too many frivolous scenes and subplots that took time away from more important events. I'm still waiting for the damned extended cut just so that they could do Beorn at least a little justice. » 7/28/14 3:53pm Monday 3:53pm

Maisie Williams isn't the first celebrity to pull this stunt and she won't be the last. Some have been outed, while others have managed to stay anonymous. But if a complete stranger starts tearing your mask off, you can get the security to throw them out, whether you're a celeb or not. » 7/28/14 12:06pm Monday 12:06pm

RT is a joke. They actually put it on actual news that the Ukrainian army had crucified a three-year old child in front of a huge crowd of people for shits and giggles. Conveniently not a single person in that crowd apparently had cameras and only one individual came forward with the news to RT, and no other media… » 7/28/14 9:57am Monday 9:57am