Batman v Superman: Dawn of Confirmation Bias

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I’m examining Batman v Superman from the perspective of the ridiculous and (not) unprecedented fan “outrage” and critical overreaction.

First thing, let’s take a look at the phrase “confirmation bias.” Here’s the definition:

Confirmation bias, also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities.

Simply put, if people desperately wish to cling onto or believe in a certain conclusion, there’s nothing in the universe that can change their mind. They will not entertain — nor have the ability to entertain — anything that falls outside of their way of thinking.

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Review: Andre the Giant – Closer to Heaven

CULT FACTION

I’ve loved pro wrestling almost as long as I’ve loved comics, but it takes a lot to get me interested in those two things joining together. Comics that take on real-life wrestlers tend to go one of two ways. The first is that they just present wrestling as it is, like the old Marvel World Championship Wrestling comic, focusing on the in-ring action and the struggle for championships in the same style that you can see on TV every Monday. It’s interesting — usually because it’s weird as all hell — but it’s also ultimately self-defeating, because the comics clearly don’t matter in the scheme of things. Throw in the delay that you get from publishing and the shifting alliances and feuds that keep people interested, and they seem pointless and out of date from the word go.

The second option, the one taken by books like the Ultimate Warrior’s…

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What Comic Book Artists Need to Know About the Writers They Work With

K is for Komics

Comic book artists deserve to be paid.

But here’s the hard truth nobody wants to ever deal with—so do comic book writers.

Lately I’ve watched as the conversation about paying comics book artists has shifted into a dangerous direction, with artists essentially declaring that they’re most important member of the team while simultaneously dismissing the contributions that writers bring to the table.

And as much as it bothers me, I understand why it’s gotten to this point, because I think artists get the wrong impression about what comic book writers actually do and what we have to go through to work in this industry.

This is in no way my counterattack against artists (though ya’ll have done plenty of attacking on writers lately) instead it’s me doing my thing—writing about the world the way I see it. And I hope that by sharing my perspective with my fellow comic book…

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Brave New Souls Free Online Screening for Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, I will allow three days of free online screenings of the documentary Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century.

From Sunday, February 1 at 12:00am (EST) through Tuesday, February 3 at 11:59pm (EST) you’ll be able to watch the documentary free of charge!

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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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They all want to be Number One... They all want to be Number One…

Are geeks, especially African American geeks, elitist?

That’s something to ponder.

I’ve found that those who are most elitist are the most ignorant with a very limited pool of information to draw from. Lack of knowledge, context and history will do that to a person. I think that some would like to be thought of as the Wise Old Man on the Mountain, but quickly find their knowledge pool challenged when they come up against someone with a deeper knowledge pool to draw from.

Don’t get it twisted… Geek Knowledge Kung-Fu is real. It’s like immortals challenging each other in Highlander or Scanner battles.

Because they are embarrassed by what they don’t know, then it becomes personal and ugly and extremely uncool. They start grasping for allies and, when they don’t have numbers to back up their view, it gets all

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Disney-ABC Writing Program Names Eight For 2015

Deadline

Disney-ABC announced on Facebook that it has chosen eight budding TV writers for this year’s Writing Program. This year’s crew includes Julia Grob, Amy-Jo Perry and Graham Thiel on the comedy side and Brandon Easton, Jewel McPherson, Miguel Nolla, David Renaud and Matt K. Turner on the drama side.

According to the post, the program received more than 1,500 submissions beginning last May, and organizers read through more than 3,000 scripts. After 100 phone interviews and meetings with 26 finalists, the eight were chosen as 2015 Program Writers.

Submission period for next year opens in May. For more information, go to  www.disneyabctalentdevelopment.com.

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Intensive Therapy

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We're keeping real rough and ready with this one... Check the swagger... We’re keeping real rough and ready with this one… Check the swagger…

The biggest problem is that most independent creators don’t take into account the proper preparation of their files, creating the entire package of the comic book beyond the artwork and the writing. I am a graphic designer and worked in pre-press during my advertising days. I have complete control over the quality of Griot Enterprises product. That way, my books come out exactly the way I need for them to…

Again, it is the company’s responsibility for quality control, not the printer…

The only reason why “self” publishing doesn’t feel like “real” publishing is because you are responsible for the quality of your product, no one else.

Fam, this is exactly how the “Corporate Two” and all other companies operate. Print On Demand and the digital landscape has leveled the playing field… Now, it’s all about skills and…

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My Response To The “Make Your Own” Post

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We have seen many great African American superheroes in comics, but we never saw an iconic African American superhero team. We didn’t have our Justice League, our Avengers. We, as comic book fans of color, young and old, didn’t have a universe where our heroes reside…

Griot Enterprisesfills that void.

We Tell Great Stories... We Tell Great Stories…

In other words, we’ve made our own and these are our heroes. Check out the future of entertainment at our new website…

Y’all better recognize.

http://www.griotenterprises.com

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