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    Thread: SF-FANDOM ADVERTISING OPTIONS CHANGING 2021
Post: RE: SF-FANDOM ADVERTISING OPTIONS CHANGING 2021

Well, I've removed the advertising code. It was too aggressive despite our attempts to moderate it. I'll have to try something else. Whatever we do, it won't be that aggressive. Thank you, everyone...
Michael Forum Feedback and Issues 2 205 April 30th, 2021, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Sometimes you need a monster to protect you from other monsters
Post: RE: Sometimes you need a monster to protect you fr...

You'll get more interest in your work if you participate in the online communities.
Michael Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 1 206 April 30th, 2021, 10:31 PM
    Thread: Miami Vice and Knight rider reboot
Post: RE: Miami Vice and Knight rider reboot

Weren't they both rebooted once already? I think it's a little soon for reboots again. Maybe I'm wrong. But I think the last Knight Rider ended only a little more than a decade ago.
Michael General Discussions 1 149 April 30th, 2021, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Wokeness is ruining Disney parks
Post: RE: Wokeness is ruining Disney parks

I read that guy's editorial. I'll just say I disagree with him. I'm still getting used to this "woke" jargon. I'd never heard of it before being accused of being "woke" last year. Had to look it up an...
Michael Politics 1 65 April 30th, 2021, 10:28 PM
    Thread: Disney and Hyperion books
Post: RE: Disney and Hyperion books

I guess the numbers don't add up for them.
Michael Disney and Pixar Movies 1 102 April 30th, 2021, 10:26 PM
    Thread: Video: Fictional starship sizes comparison
Post: Video: Fictional starship sizes comparison

MetalBallStudios makes these cool videos where they compare the sizes of things. I have no idea of how they get all the dimensions and shapes to come out so well but they're well done. How many of the...
Michael General Discussions 1 157 April 20th, 2021, 09:11 PM
    Thread: Video: A small startup makes vegan ice cream
Post: Video: A small startup makes vegan ice cream

I'd heard of industrial kitchens where different small companies rent time and space. I don't often see them featured in news videos like this story from Business Insider. A California couple make co...
Michael General Discussions 0 46 April 20th, 2021, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Video: Making vegan bacon from mushrooms
Post: Video: Making vegan bacon from mushrooms

I started to use the title "Making vegan bacon from fungus" but decided that might put some people off. We use the word "fungus" to describe many different things (all fungi), including the mushrooms ...
Michael General Discussions 0 44 April 20th, 2021, 08:52 PM
    Thread: Disable hero
Post: RE: Disable hero

Sounds like an interesting man but I don't know what it would take to get someone to make a movie about his life.
Michael History 1 82 April 20th, 2021, 08:41 PM
    Thread: What is your Favorite Anime and Manga?
Post: RE: What is your Favorite Anime and Manga?

In case anyone wants to read the Solo Leveling manga link in Sean's signature, if you're using a desktop computer it looks better if you switch to mobile mode. In Chrome, Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, and ot...
Michael General Discussions 8 546 April 12th, 2021, 11:08 PM
    Thread: Video: New trailer for 'Black Widow'
Post: Video: New trailer for 'Black Widow'

[Video: http://April 2021 trailer for Black Widow]
Michael Super Hero Movies 0 386 April 8th, 2021, 03:17 PM
    Thread: Video: Trailer for Loki
Post: Video: Trailer for Loki

This looks pretty good. Shame it's only available on Disney+. [Video: http://Trailer for Loki]
Michael Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 0 41 April 8th, 2021, 03:15 PM
    Thread: Video: One of the most accurate predictions of modern technology and lifestyles
Post: Video: One of the most accurate predictions of mod...

This 1974 footage from the Australian ABC network records one of the most uncanny, accurate forecasts of how computer technology would evolve and change the way we live and work. The forecaster is sci...
Michael History 0 58 April 8th, 2021, 01:06 AM
    Thread: Videos: Russian adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings"
Post: Videos: Russian adaptation of "The Lord of the Rin...

I haven't watched them but apparently many western fans now are. These are the 2 parts of a Russian-language adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. [Video: http://Part 1 of Russian adaptation of [... R...
Michael J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 0 49 April 8th, 2021, 12:37 AM
    Thread: Video: The very first "Hobbit" film adaptation - in full
Post: Video: The very first "Hobbit" film adaptation - i...

You know, Rankin-Bass were not the first people to produce an animated adaptation of The Hobbit. I provide for your viewing pleasure (with no guarantees you'll be pleased), the very first official fil...
Michael J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 96 April 8th, 2021, 12:33 AM
    Thread: Tumblr blog trolls Tolkien fans
Post: Tumblr blog trolls Tolkien fans

This image was posted to an online Tolkien discussion group a couple of days ago. It immediately sparked a lively response from fans. Some were offended, some were passionate about proving there are b...
Michael J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 80 April 7th, 2021, 04:41 PM
    Thread: Videos: Lucy Lawless interviews about Xena: Warrior Princess
Post: Videos: Lucy Lawless interviews about Xena: Warrio...

These videos were released in 2015. Many fans have seen them but not so many as once were fans of the show. Here are a few selections. [Video: http://Lucy Lawless discusses Xena's name and yell] [V...
Michael Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 0 36 April 7th, 2021, 04:35 PM
    Thread: SF-FANDOM ADVERTISING OPTIONS CHANGING 2021
Post: RE: SF-FANDOM ADVERTISING OPTIONS CHANGING 2021

Just an addendum. We left the advertising code in place to see how well it works. We're still evaluating advertising options.
Michael Forum Feedback and Issues 2 205 April 7th, 2021, 04:21 PM
    Thread: Video: Fans remember seeing 'Star Wars' in 1977
Post: Video: Fans remember seeing 'Star Wars' in 1977

In January Looper published a video recapping things older SW fans had to say about what it was like to watch Star Wars in 1977. [Video: http://What It Was Really Like To See Star Wars In 1977] I wa...
Michael Star Wars 1 34 April 7th, 2021, 04:13 PM
    Thread: Video: The Birth of BASIC (Dartmouth programming language)
Post: Video: The Birth of BASIC (Dartmouth programming l...

I don't believe one need be a computer programmer to appreciate this oral history of how the first widely used interactive programming language was developed at Dartmouth College in the early 1960s. ...
Michael History 0 21 April 6th, 2021, 12:56 PM
    Thread: Video: Robert Reich on Austerity Economics
Post: Video: Robert Reich on Austerity Economics

Robert Reich served as the Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration. However, he has taught economics for years and was an economic advisor in both the Bush and Obama administrations. His ...
Michael General Discussions 0 24 April 5th, 2021, 08:57 PM
    Thread: Dwarven names for Dwarven places
Post: RE: Dwarven names for Dwarven places

No, the name "Moria" really does appear in the inscription in Tolkien's illustration. Quote:Ennyn Durin Aran Moria. Pedo Mellon a Minno. Im Narvi hain echant. Celebrimbor o Eregion teithant i thiw hi...
Michael J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 125 April 5th, 2021, 08:49 PM
    Thread: 2019 Press Release: LAUNCHING The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™ – Tarzan®
Post: 2019 Press Release: LAUNCHING The Edgar Rice Burro...

This press release slipped under my radar. I'm making up for lost time. Quote:TARZANA, CALIF. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 03, 2019 This new series presents, for the first time ever, the complete catalog of Mr....
Michael Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 0 36 April 3rd, 2021, 04:13 PM
    Thread: 2019 Press Release: Announcing the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe
Post: 2019 Press Release: Announcing the Edgar Rice Burr...

So I think the 2020 pandemic delayed the launch of this franchise. It's sanctioned fan fiction as far as I am concerned. Haven't decided if I want to read any of these books. I am usually very disappo...
Michael Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 0 25 April 3rd, 2021, 04:10 PM
    Thread: Press Release - John Carter of Mars game in works
Post: RE: Press Release - John Carter of Mars game in wo...

I think there is a little bit more detail (less speculation) in this article from PCGames-n. LINK: https://www.pcgamesn.com/john-carter-warlord-of-mars
Michael Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 1 31 April 3rd, 2021, 04:03 PM
    Thread: Press Release - John Carter of Mars game in works
Post: Press Release - John Carter of Mars game in works

I'm not sure how much buzz this is creating. I'm not enough of a gamer to care, but I do care about the John Carter character. I guess any development is good. Quote:TARZANA, Calif., March 30, 2021 /...
Michael Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 1 31 April 3rd, 2021, 04:01 PM
    Thread: Amazon Prime Running 1st Episode of Picard
Post: Amazon Prime Running 1st Episode of Picard

I've watched about half the episode so far. Only discovered it right before I went to bed. I'm not sure of why, but it doesn't feel right. When I watch other Star Trek shows they have a different loo...
Michael Star Trek 0 33 April 3rd, 2021, 03:58 PM
    Thread: April 2021 Advertising Experiment
Post: April 2021 Advertising Experiment

Google AdSense discontinued their Link Ads format that previously appeared at the top of the forum pages. We need to experiment with different ad formats. Unfortunately, although we can request a ver...
Michael Forum Feedback and Issues 0 14 April 3rd, 2021, 03:55 PM
    Thread: Video: The Vagabond King
Post: RE: Video: The Vagabond King

I guess this wasn't one of my more popular videos.
Michael General Movies 1 57 April 3rd, 2021, 03:52 PM
    Thread: Dwarven names for Dwarven places
Post: RE: Dwarven names for Dwarven places

I think "slur" is a bit harsh. Tolkien said the name was "given without love" but that doesn't mean it was given with hate or an intent to insult the Dwarves. Even Gimli and Gloin used the name in The...
Michael J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 125 April 3rd, 2021, 03:50 PM