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July 02017

Doctor Strange: A Hero of the Mind [long philosophical essay by Tristan Garcia] ["the Doctor is a pure creature of the comic medium"]

[in the footnotes: Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal by Jeffrey J. Kripal]

[26 July 02017]

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Neilalien Meta Linkdump

Tumblr's Unclear Future Shows That There's No Money in Internet Culture
There goes the monetization Neilalien never tried! Get a ton of traffic with a website full of lolcats and pr0n gifs? Good for you! But hosting is expensive, and apparently advertisers don't like not knowing what content their ads will appear next to, nor knowing anything about your users without data-mining.

Adobe says it will stop updating and distributing Flash at the end of 02020
Neilalien classics Excite My Chicken and Ask The Mysterious Orb are in Flash; they will no longer work in browsers in a few years. [Equal Time: Flash Will Never Die]

Trump's Presidency Is Ruining My Personal Brand
It can be difficult to build an online identity when Trump sucks all the oxygen out of the room. It can be difficult to blog about comic books when so many more serious things are happening in the world right now.

Life Is About to Get a Whole Lot Harder for Websites Without HTTPS
All websites with input form fields served over HTTP will show a "Not secure" warning soon to the user in Chrome and Firefox. Your website may not be a banking or shopping site with logins and payment processing, but if it has a search box, or an "email me" form, expect "shaming".

[25 July 02017]

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Cates, Walta Introduce Loki as Marvel's New Sorcerer Supreme in November's Doctor Strange #27

Comment: Sigh, apparently the only Dr. Strange story pitches that exist involve weakening him, and/or treating the Sorcerer Supreme mantle like it's a pro-wrestling championship belt.

Marvel's October 02017 solicits include Doctor Strange #26, no Sorcerers Supreme [Newsarama]

Doctor Strange and Zelma make what may well be their last house-call! An evil unlike any youve seen puts Strange in his toughest spot yet, stripping him of his magic, leaving him only with his crippled fists to defend himself.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Comment: Sigh, see above point, another story of weakening Dr. Strange. What magick does he currently possibly have left to be stripped of?

[24 July 02017]

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Out last week 12 July: Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme #10

Out this week 19 July: Doctor Strange #23

[16 July 02017]

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