The Weekly Read – Oct 3rd

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Star Trek at 50 years, Merriam Webster will drag you, and Raina Teigemeier.

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1. ‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best | indiewire
“There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made.”

50 years of turning the genre on its head, congrats Star Trek. Get your Roddenberry loving behind on Netflix and get star gazing.

2. 31 Jokes Only “Stranger Things” Fans Will Find Funny | Buzzfeed
“I can’t stop thinking about Eggos.”

Laugh at these amazingly pulled together jokes. Visuals are a must.

3. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Without Visual Effects Is Still One Hell Of A Ride | Slashfilm
“A new video has surfaced online featuring a slew of raw footage from pre-production and behind the scenes shows that the action from Mad Max: Fury Road still rivals most blockbusters even when it’s not finished. In the footage after the jump, there are no digital enhancements or computer generated effects used at all. Watch the footage from Mad Max Fury Road without visual effects and try not to get too pumped.”

Get pumped ladies. *DOOF WARRIOR SOLO*

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4. The Merriam-Webster dictionary will fight you on Twitter | AVClub
“Though it houses the English language, the Merriam-Webster dictionary isn’t a linguistic gatekeeper. In fact, it’s far more interested in documenting the natural evolution of language than it is in maintaining a rigid status quo. And—to put it in internet parlance—the dictionary is also “savage af” when it comes to Twitter. “

Don’t sass this dictionary. For real.

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5 . Get That Life: How I Became a Best-Selling Graphic Novelist | Cosmopolitan
“Since the time she could write, Raina Telgemeier kept a journal in a comic-book format, illustrating her emotions with words and pictures. After graduating from art school, she went to work in publishing while creating her own comics and selling them for a dollar at comics conventions across the country. A chance meeting with an editor at Scholastic led to her first book deal to turn the beloved young adult series The Baby-Sitters Club into graphic novels. Her bestselling first original novel, Smile, was published in 2010 and became an international best seller. She has published three additional original novels; her fourth, Ghosts, was just released.”

Check out this interview with Raina Telgemeier.

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