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The posts in play...

Write Your Own Ending
The Internet Needs a Town Square
Clare Briggs
Baseball vs Golf
Justin Amash Sent Some Tweets
Elizabeth Warren Is Rooting for Daenerys Targaryen in ‘Game of Thrones’
Ordinary Bookclub: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Chapters 78-87)
Sunday Morning! “Constellation of Genius”
Australian Elections: Where Did It Go Wrong for Labor and Bill Shorten?
What Use Is Uber?

The comments...

Avatarnorth in reply to George Turner
+ Yup, well said. Pretty much all right on this. It's not that the ending is bad, per say, if you write it out on paper [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to JoeSal

Or in this case "anti control" freak -- if you see what I'm saying.

+ I'ma gonna talk about pro wrestling for a second. There's a thing in wrestling called "psychology". It is usually the thing that pretentious people talk [. . .]
AvatarPD Shaw
+ As a GoT reader, not viewer, I've been wondering if I should watch the show to get an ending, either the whole series or just [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Michael Cain
+ I really hope Disney is re-thinking that. The GoT show runners have a skill set that's redundant to what Disney has been working with [. . .]
+ It’s not just a bad story, it’s a badly told bad story. I wonder if the people at Disney are re-thinking their decision to put the [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner
+ Writers still can't figure out how to properly end "Sesame Street". I have some ideas but they'd scar an entire generation for life. I [. . .]
+ Whenever I find myself tempted to say "but it was different when I did it!", I try to remind myself that, no, it wasn't. One thing [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
+ ME3 was different, to me, because it seemed like the writers there genuinely didn't know that they were exploring well-trod ground with their story. Like [. . .]
+ I did my own ending to the original "Twin Peaks," and I have to (incredibly immodestly) say that I'm very proud of it. Got it [. . .]
+ When this was first created, Voight apparently was coming off a bit of a scandal and/or controversy regarding his amateur vs pro status (the into to [. . .]

Also: I am still pissed off about Mass Effect 3.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to DensityDuck

"Gummy vertebra" is not quite the compliment you think it is.

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to George Turner
+ Like, I remember when suddenly Mitt Romney was a liberal hero because he said that Trump was a bad guy. And I'm like, you [. . .]
+ "I wonder if anyone will ask Elizabeth Warren about this...", you may have been thinking. NEW: @ewarren now says Daenerys Targaryen is "not the best choice" [. . .]
+ I very much enjoyed the second phoenix's arrival and test of Harry. An important chapter and one that paid off and paid in advance for [. . .]
+ GOP Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) draws a primary challenge after announcing support for impeachment -- State Rep. Jim Lower (MI-70), in radio interview this AM: [. . .]
+ I think that is true that the 20s had a wider influence in the general consciousness. But a lot of what came out of nowhere [. . .]

"Nobody hits the roundball like Sully!"
"I've never seen someone handle the stick like he does!"

AvatarGeorge Turner
+ Dark Angel and Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles both wrote themselves into a corner and got canceled. Dark Angel was premised on a genetically engineered [. . .]
+ Daenarys: You know nothing, Jon Snow! Jon Snow: I know I will stop you! Ron Weasley: After I help take you down, Weasley will be their King! Doctor [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Pinky
+ I also mentally wrote a fan fiction for Angel, set in the final episode. It consists of seven lines: Lorne: "So, we're really going to [. . .]
+ I assume, at this point, she's bathing in her false memories. (And, yeah, I was going to say something about how these chapters are more "intense" [. . .]
+ I watched Supernatural excitedly for the first two seasons, consistently for the next three, then sporadically, then not at all. I guess I wrote [. . .]

oh wow I did not know that, how amazing! Poor guy, who among us hasn't hated how something we wrote came out!

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Aaron David
+ Great bursts of artistic creative might not require an overall breakdown like World War I but they do seem to require a lot of deep [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Saul, you should know better. Of course, there was something like a hipster during the 1920s. There were always young people kind of trying to [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to DensityDuck
+ Or end it with one of the popular actors waking up in bed in a Holiday Inn Express, perhaps beside some other actor in the [. . .]
+ One might say this book changes after the visit to Azkaban, but IMHO, the S.P.E.W. chapters were the last ones that had real light-hearted fun. [. . .]
AvatarLTL FTC in reply to George Turner
+ I agree that the “shy Tory” effect may be increasing as the median media person drifts farther and farther away from the median voter. Matt [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Chip Daniels
+ One thing not being discussed in this bit of compare and contrast is the fact that the craftsmen of old lacked a clear understanding of [. . .]
+ I'm not exactly sure that the 1970s and the 1920s are that comparable. I think that the cultural avant-garde of the 1920s managed to exert [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Rufus F.

The Swiss spent the 16th century killing themselves over the Protestant Reformation. They still didn't produce great art during that time.

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to George Turner
+ look on the bright side, the ending could have been a slow fade followed by a slam cut to Sean Bean's severed head lying on [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw

I think you mean garbage, not garage. There were also big massive strikes in the United Kingdom.

+ Oh--and also, the anime series Evangelion is old news now, but back when it was just the TV series, people were really upset about the [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to DensityDuck
+ I wonder if the writers were the only two people on Earth who thought Band of Brothers should end with Major Dick Winters getting arrested [. . .]

You're totally right, I'm very likely the exception fan-fic-er and not the typical party.

+ Yeah that was what it felt like with Lost, too. There were some amazing fan theories and then it was like someone decided "well [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Kristin Devine
+ I feel like nearly every bit of fanfic I've seen as either been "what if X and Y Did It, as opposed to the canon [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to George Turner
+ "GRRM was saying that he changes the story if the fans guess where he’s was going with things." Which, amusingly, makes the while thing even *more* [. . .]
+ Then that makes Patronus 2.0 less irritating. (And I still think that there should be reference to partial transfiguration in the histories as well. Something as [. . .]
+ (this is for Density, I messed up threading my reply somehow) Thank you so much for reading and commenting. My question - Is fan fic only about [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner
+ Last time I checked, the petition had crossed 1.2 million, with a new signature every 15 to 20 seconds. I saw one pre-finale clip of [. . .]
+ The thing is, Game Of Thrones already has Doin' It. You don't have frustrated Horny to deal with in GoT fandom because the Horny [. . .]
+ Strongly agree with Moody being The Best. I'll start by saying Harry was monstrously unfair to Dumbledore - no one's life is infinitely valuable - one [. . .]