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Submission + - Doing what you love, geek style (

maantren writes: John Stevenson is a former Muppeteer and more recently the director of Kung Fu Panda. At a recent digital animation conference he talked about keeping the ability to fall in love with things, how he got the Muppets gig, and his favourite cyclops. Inspiring stuff.

Submission + - Is Angry Fandom the real legacy of Star Trek? (

maantren writes: If Star Trek has any relevance left, it's not in NASA visions, alien linguistics or the idea that life would be just peachy if an interstellar United Nations ran everything. Those are distractions. Star Trek's real gift to the world is the image of Trekkies, which has become the template for angry pop culture fandom, argues this piece at The Escapist.

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Everybody needs a little love sometime; stop hacking and fall in love!