Author Archives: Thomas Mets

About Thomas Mets

I’m a comic book fan, wannabe writer, politics buff and New Yorker. I don’t actually follow baseball. In the Estonian language, “Mets” simply means forest, or lousy sports team. Currently, I’m writing a few comic books about my grandparents’ experiences in Soviet Estonia for Grayhaven comics. You can email me at

The Medieval As Genre

The Western is probably one of the best settings in film, due to the storytelling opportunities of a lawless land, the cinematic wide open spaces, and the iconography. It’s become one of the few settings that has become its own … Continue reading

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California is Unusual

There is an underappreciated reason for the arguments about the electoral college: California is so unusual in how partisan it is. If California were not part of the United States, Trump would have won 58,501,018 votes, which is roughly 47.74% … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2019 Part 1: Lots of Oscars Rabbit Hole Edition

As I did last year, I figured I’d keep records of films I watch, along with some sub-goals for each entry. This time I’m making the entries longer, to have more ambitious sub-goals. With the Academy Awards coming out, it … Continue reading

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Running Mates For Bernie Sanders

A look at potential running mates/ Vice Presidents for Bernie Sanders like Julian Castro, Tammy Duckworth, Amy Klobuchar, and Lucy McBath, but not Nina Turner, Tusli Gabbard and Stacey Abrams. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Green Book?

One of the most interesting aspects of the latest Oscar race has been the arguments about Green Book. There seem to be three categories. Film twitter seems largely opposed to the film. There’s the sense that the critics are split on … Continue reading

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The Worst Review Ever

My cat did not care for a particular brand of cat food that I got from my aunt whose cats didn’t care for it either, and she got it from a neighbor who seemed to have had the same issue. … Continue reading

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The Northam/ Fairfax Mess

Democratic politics in Virginia is a train wreck right now. It’s only been going on for a few days, starting when Governor Ralph Northam made comments about a proposed bill to expand the legality of late-term abortion that seemed to … Continue reading

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