Aug
07
2020
4

ByteDance/WeChat Executive Order not to include Tencent’s video game holdings.

Short version: there’s an executive order now targeting ByteDance and WeChat. They’ll be banned from doing business with American companies in a month and a half, and everybody in gaming started going “Hubaba-WHAT?” because Tencent (owner of WeChat) owns a metric butt-ton of gaming companies now. Fortnite in particular, although this is of personal interest to me because they just bought FunCom (Secret World Legends, Conan Exiles).

Anyway, it’s just WeChat that’s now outside the Pale, not Tencent in general: “A White House official on Thursday night clarified that the executive order concerning WeChat only blocks transactions related to WeChat, not those involving other Tencent holdings.” (Via @SamAugustDean) At least, for now. But further speculation on my part would be pushing the Line, so I won’t. I’m pretty close to the edge to it as it is.

Aug
06
2020
0

It has been the kind of day…

…where I discovered, at 11:30 PM, that the actual problem that I was having all day long was that I hadn’t had a beer. Seriously. I can feel the health bar going up from yellow to green as we speak. And I don’t even want another one*.

Weird. But a productive day, too.

Moe Lane

*I’d worry about wanting this one, except that I bought that particular six-pack a few weeks ago and it might last until September. Having kids really cut into my professional drinking, you know what I mean?

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Aug
06
2020
0

JOHN WICK 4 and 5 to be filmed at the same time.

Sensible:

On today’s Lionsgate earnings call, the studio’s CEO John Feltheimer said, “We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022.  We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”

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Aug
06
2020
0

08/06/2020 Snippet, VERDICT OF HISTORY.

I actually didn’t want to start this story today, but I have it blocked out in my head, so what can you do?

Patreon!

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Aug
05
2020
1

The Sparks and Monsters: a Girl Genius Graphic Novel Kickstarter.

Funny story: an earlier version of the Sparks and Monsters: a Girl Genius Graphic Novel Kickstarter was up a few days earlier, but they took it down right away (probably there was a technical issue). By the time I could navigate the link there was no pledge button… but I continued to bat at the screen with my mouse, wondering why I couldn’t get it to work, and for far too long. In my defense, though, it was after midnight.

I did not have this problem this time.

Moe Lane

PS: Funded first day, too. And there’s nothing like watching the numbers go up, let me tell you. Although I’m sure it’s old hat to the Foglios by now…

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