Link Tank: Comic Book Writer Tom King on Batman and Love

A Tom King interview, Microsoft's new patent, the best teen movies on Netflix, and more in today's Link Tank!

Batman and Catwoman

Check out this exclusive interview with comic book writer Tom King on his Batman run, Bruce Wayne and love, and more.

“Since his rise in the mid-2010s as a must-read comic book writer with an unlikely background in the CIA, 42-year-old Tom King has used superheroes — both ones you know (Batman) and ones you don’t (Mister Miracle) — to explore themes often avoided in the stereotypically masculine genre: Love and marriage.”

Read more at Inverse.

Microsoft has apparently filed a patent for a chat bot technology that mimics real, deceased people.

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“From customer service to Marvel marketing gimmicks, chat bots have come a long way since ‘SmarterChild’ entertained users on AOL Instant Messenger in the early aughts. Now, Microsoft is hoping to steer artificial intelligence into murkier waters—namely, creating bots that mimic real, deceased people.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Astronomers have discovered a fascination planetary system 200 light-years from Earth with five planets locked in perfect harmony with each other.

“A unique planetary system located 200 light-years from Earth hosts five exoplanets with orbits locked together in a repeating pattern, despite their very different sizes and densities. The discovery is challenging astronomers’ notions of the kinds of planetary systems that can exist and how they form.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Twitter may be venturing into providing long-form content to its user base with the acquisition of Revue, a newsletter platform.

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“Our tweets may be limited to 280 characters, but Twitter has revealed its desire to provide long-form content today by announcing its acquisition of a newsletter platform. Kavyon Beykpour, Twitter product lead, and Mike Park, VP of Publisher Products, announced via the Twitter blog that the company has acquired Revue…”

Read more at PCMag.

From The Babysitter to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, check out the best teen movies you can watch on Netflix today.

“Put on your varsity jacket, grab your Trapper Keeper, and stream these essential teen movies on Netflix. Remember, if you can’t get enough of these teen dreams, check out the best teen TV shows on Netflix.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Have you ever seen or heard about a movie or TV show that’s bad, but think you should give it a chance. Well, you don’t have to.

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“So you say the trailer to [insert latest thing] was released and it failed to impress you? Well, what if I told you that you could just … not invest your time in that thing even if people are telling you to give it a fair chance? What if I told you that the 1 minute 30 seconds you gave it was enough? Hell, what if I told you that you don’t even have to do THAT, you can just say no, period?”

Read more at The Mary Sue.