Remember how I’ve said I don’t like anime? Well. So much for that blanket statement. Like so many sweeping claims of its kind, it has proven completely false. It has taken ten years and a lot (a LOT!) of trial and error, but my husband has finally helped me find some anime I seriously enjoy, … More Anime and Me: Part 2
Warning: this post will contain spoilers for no fewer than two book series and three TV series, and will make reference to sexual violence in fiction. Last week, George R. R. Martin released a new excerpt from The Winds of Winter, simultaneously breaking the internet and all of our minds. The excerpt called, simply, “Mercy,” contains … More How Far Does Author Loyalty Carry Us?
*cough* This is a really old post that’s been in my drafts folder since January. I thought you guys might actually like to read it! I spent most of today out with a friend and running errands, so I haven’t had time to write. Translation: I didn’t get home till three and that felt too … More Guilty Pleasures
If you’re reading this, you have a mother. It’s an indisputable fact. It’s also an indisputable fact that here in the United States, it’s Mother’s Day. Today is a day when we honor our mothers. We thank them for what they do and did for us, and we generally spoil them as they’re never spoiled … More Mothers and Daughters
These days, I don’t watch many new TV shows. Generally I wait till they’re on Netflix, then I watch ’em in big batches. But I keep up with Downton Abbey and The Vampire Diaries… Worse luck for me this winter. If you’re plugged in at all, you at least know that Downton Abbey ended tragically, unforgivably. … More Pathos, Tears, and Recriminations
As I watched Emmie Mear’s #SuperWomen Twitter chat roll by me last night, and a variety of contributors trying to contribute names to a list of Super Women in popular culture today, I had some trouble articulating why I’m not a fan of Olivia from Fringe. She’s possibly the most bland character on television today—her evil … More Why Are Even Powerful Women Victims?
Have you ever warred with your own apathy? As some of you may remember, I’ve been trying to read The Wheel of Time and to watch Angel. I haven’t really succeeded at either. I get excited in individual chapters or episodes, but somehow I reach a stopping point and never go back. It’s kind of getting … More The Battle of the Great Ambivalence