For the record: we should have boycotted this Olympics.

I’m not going to link to the racist filth that our athletes are getting subjected to right now over in the PRC, particularly the ones who are African-American. You can find it, if you really need to see it. But I’ll say this: every one of our athletes should be on the next flight out of that country. Doesn’t really matter where to, either. Anywhere civilized will do.

Tweet of the Day, Good (And Slightly Belated) News About @KarlKGallagher edition.

Karl’s back from the hospital! That’s a relief. Buy his books: doctors are expensive.

#commissionearned: because, after all, we are not Communists.

Exiled to Sunnydale: The VULTURE interview of Joss Whedon.

As Sonny Bunch noted, there are people who think that this interview is favorable to Joss Whedon. Like Sonny, I heartily disagree with that stance. What comes across in the article is the portrait of a man who understands that he is in trouble, and more or less intellectually comprehends why, but still remains stubbornly certain that he really can’t be all that bad. Or, at least, he’s always been this bad; so what’s changed? Why has everything been taken from him now?

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Dammit, I thought they were making a new Quatermass flick.

For some reason, I always mix up FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH with THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. It’s the latter that’s getting made (it’ll be a Showtime series), and I’m not upset that they’re doing that. I just want, you know, a new Quatermass movie. We’re overdue for one, to put it mildly.


Rumors of new CYBERPUNK 2077 update/patch circulate.

About blipping time:

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game’s next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game would be launching “alongside another major update for all platforms” in the first quarter of 2022. Given that, it certainly seems like both of these could be released sometime in the near future!

Earlier this month, rumors began to circulate about a February 2022 launch window for Cyberpunk 2077’s next update, alongside the next-gen versions. A developer for CD Projekt Red claimed that the leak “does not add up,” but the release window still seems like a definite possibility.

Y’all know my opinion on how they should have prioritized CYBERPUNK 2077. I won’t rehash those opinions. Update the dang game, already. I’m happy to pay for more content, too. Just… get on with it.


Looking at Costume-Con 40.

Costume-Con 40 is local (Rockville, MD), going on in April, and my SCA barony was talking about having a table there. I’m just not sure yet if I can actually vendor at the event, though. I’d be selling books, not costume-related materials. On the other hand, it’s reasonable to assume that folks who do FSF costuming might be interested in FSF books. And, on the gripping hand: my money is as good as anybody else’s when it comes to a table fee, hey?

I guess we’ll see.