[Review] Velvet Issue 15

[Review] Velvet Issue 15

I have a bit of a problem with Velvet issue 15.

The issue came out a few weeks ago, and after reading it I was left with a distinct sour impression that bugged me. For weeks.

Not in an all-consuming way. Not obsessively. But every now and then, in the quiet times while on my tablet browsing for something to read and I flipped through my Comixology app, I’d be reminded of my grumbling disappointment in the issue and the way the latest Velvet storyline, The Man Who Stole the World, concluded.

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Trelby 2.2 Won’t Install on Linux? Try This Download

Trelby 2.2 Won’t Install on Linux? Try This Download

Trelby is a free screenwriting software available for Windows and Linux. Recently, when I installed GalliumOS on my Chromebook (a topic for another time), I sought out a variety of software to install; chief among them were apps for writing. When I discovered Trelby was a thing, I promptly downloaded it and ran into software dependency issues, the bane of any Linux install.

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[Review] Star Trek Beyond

[Review] Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond finds itself in an unenviable position in the hotly-contested Summer blockbuster season. It’s not that the movie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise – in of itself a significant milestone that matters very little to anyone outside of ardent fans and pop culture enthusiasts. It’s not just the skepticism surrounding the film since Fast and Furious director Justin Lin assumed the helm after some behind the scenes shuffling. It’s not even that there was a lot of mixed reactions regarding the last film, Into Darkness (I personally loved it).

Okay, maybe it has a little to do with the latter. The movie series reboot has been a financial success but remains divisive with long time fans. The plot twist in Into Darkness (spoiler alert: Cumberbatch is Khan) lead to criticisms of the franchise relying too much on well-worn Trek history when the purpose of the movies was to take Trek into new territory unburdened by the show’s past. Whatever the successes of the previous films, any new film would best be served by diving into Trek‘s core tenant: boldly going.

Thankfully, Star Trek Beyond follows through.

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