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Ragnarok And Roll
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The Mighty Thor, by Walt Simonson
I got into comics in the 80s, a copy of Walt Simonson’s Thor was one of the first Marvel Comics I bought with my own pocket money. (#359, where Thor is ensnared by a LOVE POTION brewed by The Enchantress&#8217[…]

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KITAN on the KEYS: a bad pianist’s practice diary #4
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so yesterday i had my first piano lesson in 37 years (ie my teacher wasn’t born when i had my last one): i went in VERY butterfly-stomachy — and came out combination buzzed&psyched, bcz it was AWESOME. Here’s why:
i: i like the teache[…]

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Going Back To My Routes: Johto
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This is the second in a series of critical essays on the Pokémon games, one for each generation.
Where Pokémon Blue delighted in technology, Pokémon Silver sinks into history. After being given your starter Pokémon, your Pokedex and your mission,[…]

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Normal Service Will Resume Shortly (UPDATE Has Resumed!)
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We’re just trying to shake out some gremlins on the FT server. The beautiful FT appearance will be restored as soon as possible
UPDATE  10:20pm: The FT appearance will be back very shortly, though the usual login problems persist I&#8[…]

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Squees! Hammer Goin’ Her (Temp)
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Avengers NOW! and Marvel in the 2010s
Marvel Comics’ announcement that its new Thor is going to be a woman has attracted plenty of froth and comment – especially since it turned out that this was part of a general refreshment of their core title[…]

Freaky Trigger Logins And Comments Trouble
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We know there have been some serious issues recently with the login and comment system. The main ones being:
– Logins not working (or not appearing to work)
– Comments not showing up
Both of these are down to caching issues, and we’[…]

“There’s No Drama Like Wrestling”
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On the 18th June 2014, I took to the stage (a very small stage, but a stage nonetheless) as part of Geek Show Off to publicly declare my love for all things wrestling.  I could have talked for nine minutes on so many aspects of grappling but focuss[…]

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Pop World Cup 2014: Tournament Review
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AWARDS
ENGLAND are the winners of the Pop World Cup 2014. Congratulations to manager Ronald and the team: Disclosure, Natalia Kills, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, AlunaGeorge, Years & Years, Foals, and Katy B and Jessie Ware.
Nigeria (managed by Cis) ar[…]

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The FT Top 100 Songs of All Time #3: Shaggy – Boombastic
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Its usage in the pinnacle of BBC light entertainment aside – what a record this is! The drum intro is played on the side of a rusty water tank. The noisy brass squawks like Pingu angrily trying to shoo geese off his lawn. The piano is straight […]

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The Pop World Cup 2014 Final: England v Nigeria
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At last! The anthems are sung, the teams are on the pitch, and the Macarena Stadium in Los Del Rio is about to play host to the greatest event in global pop, the Pop World Cup Final. Joining us are.. YOU, in the comment(ary) box and the voting poll &[…]

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