How to read the Age of Apocalypse

It’s bizarre that it’s so hard. But it is not at all clear how to read Marvel’s mid-nineties series the age of Apocalypse. Sure, there are references, like here. But even these presume some background, and mix in information for collectors. If you simply want to read Age of Apocalypse, here is how to do it:

Read The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 2

Read The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 3

Read The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 4

Book 1 makes absolutely no sense. It doesn’t contain any narrative. Skip it, or read it after 4.


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Building vegetable garden gutter system, late in the season (links as thought-starters)

Too late to plant salad? No:

Skip the building? What about this $15 dollar shelf from IKEA?

Images of salad in pots:

DIY for building:

Inspirational images:

Using old gallons of milk:


Decision making

Predicting the future is hard. Obviously. This fantastic speech looks at the way we define predictions based on fiction cliches without even realizing it. I would go farther and speculate that once a cliche has achieved dominance, it’s very hard to imagine many other futures.

An interesting tidbit at the end, about decision making,  and how we can to some extent predict the future by the mindsets we adopt.

I want to want to create a better world. That, more than anything, is what locks in my future and makes it predictable. That aspect of my future is known.

Read the entire thing here.