Author Archives: brianhagan

The Value of a Cigarette

Debate is heating up about the recent announcement from Disney that is banning smoking from their films. Conversation has been pretty interesting, with lots of people commenting on how smoking can add to a character. Wolverine, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Punisher were examples given from comic books, but hundreds of other examples from other

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The Changing Setting of Civilization

I’m a big fan of the webcomic XKCD. Recently, Randall posted this comic showing the relationship of when a story was published vs how many years (forwards or backwards) the story is set. It’s might be a little puzzling at first, but let’s look at some examples to help us make sense of it. Take

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