Our constant attempts to live in the past provoke laughter in older generations, given that we’re all under the age of 35.
The news of Elmore Leonard’s death got me thinking, because one of my favorite writers passed away recently, too, and Twitter isn’t trending her name.
There are mixed reactions to the casting of the 12th Doctor, most of which have little do to with the man and more to do with the fact that he’s not a POC or a woman.
I didn’t always live in fear of fireworks. I still think they’re pretty in small doses on very rare occasions as long as I know when they’re going to start and stop. I realize that much structure is anathema to the idea of fireworks, but if you’re a pet owner in a dense part of the city, then you know my pain.
The Huffington Post is running a really fantastic series of articles this week on asexuality, and the thought-out, respectful, and in-depth reporting is a welcome surprise. Reading some of the articles, particularly the ones on relationships and ‘corrective rape,’ made my breath catch in my throat.
With the exception of fan-favorite Felicity Smoak, the women of Arrow seem to be defined by their relationships with leading man Oliver Queen.
I’ve been in revision mode since the beginning of the year, which is why my podcast is sporadic and my blogging has been pretty lax. Despite the number of hours in the day, when I’m really trying to tune my focus, taking time for anything else feels like cheating, or wasting precious moments that should be spent correcting typos and eliminating the word ‘just’ from my manuscript.
If there is a TV show with a lead character whose life is devoted to science and discovery, eventually that show is going to air an episode of ‘Bait the Atheist’.
News broke this week that the season finale of Leverage could double as the series finale in the absence of a sixth season renewal. Though I’m not sure the crew behind the Leverage crew would actually try to pull the wool over the eyes of their loyal fanbase, the cynical part of me suspects that the December 25th episode was always meant to be the series finale, and Leverage is attempting one last con – on us.