What Fantasy/Sci-Fi Tropes Do You Feel Make Little Sense?

Have you ever watch/read/played/listened/digested a work of speculative fiction and wondered, “Why is this a thing?” Both Science Fiction and Fantasy are filled with tropes which some may find tiring to see again and again, but at least some of them make sense. However, there are others that keep appearing that don’t… » 8/03/15 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

The Conspiracist: The Bielefeld Conspiracy

Welcome to The Conspiracist, which is all about conspiracy theories and those who refuse to believe in them. The truth, ladies, gentlemen, and sneeple, isn’t out there, it’s in here. And also out there, too. Okay, it’s gotten pretty much everywhere. Does anyone know how to get truth stains out of carpet? » 8/02/15 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

"Because...Boomarangs": A Tribute to Fraction and Aja's Hawkeye

There have been many great comics within the past few years, but probably none greater than Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja. And now that the last issue has (finally) come out, the entire 22-issue series has been collected into four trade paperbacks. So I can finally give it the proper eulogy it deserves. » 8/02/15 12:01am Yesterday 12:01am