Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Disclaimer: Man, yesterday was one of the worst days of my life in recent times. Nothing life-alteringly horrible happened, but plenty (like too many) small things went horribly wrong. There was the having-a-long-heated-debate-with-a-friend-about-why-I-don't-date part. There was the discovering-the-spot-of-grease-that-was-smeared-all-over-the-foot-of-the-stairs-in-my apartment-building part, during which I took a comically bad fall and landed on my hand and hip. … Continue reading Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Let’s Talk About: The Term “Mary Sue”

So, the trailer for The Last Jedi is out, and it doesn't look like it follows Empire's plot, which is super exciting for me. I'm eager see more of Finn and Rey . . . and I'm also just ready for a Star Wars movie I like. My reasons for disliking Rogue One could easily be a post on their … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: The Term “Mary Sue”

Just Watched #2 – Logan

I'm a firm believer that, any franchise--no matter how terrible or vapid--can have its one amazing installment. Given enough time and enough freedom, I think that all the right elements can finally come together to make something absolutely amazing. Sometimes, it takes forever. Often, it takes so long that it doesn't happen at all. But, in … Continue reading Just Watched #2 – Logan

Dream Diary #2 – A Remnant of Sith Hatred

In the lore of the dream, I'd been a member of the Rebellion. Or, really, whatever faction stood in the Rebellion's place; my dream took place far in the future of the Star Wars universe, and, although technology doesn't seem to advance in a galaxy far, far away, there were drastic differences in tech in my future. … Continue reading Dream Diary #2 – A Remnant of Sith Hatred

Rain and Jurassic Park

Welcome back. Thanks for coming by for this first in another week of posts. So, I realized . . . I do a lot of series. In fact, since I started posting every week day . . . I think every single post has been part of a series. It's getting a little exhausting. So … Continue reading Rain and Jurassic Park

Fantasy Spotlight: Home Base

Hey there. We've almost made it to Friday, and I thought I'd write something a bit positive after a few days of disappointment and criticism (excluding that Muse Tuesday about Jadha Swayne, which got so much love [and, man, just thank you guys for that, btw]). In the vein of being positive though, I thought I'd … Continue reading Fantasy Spotlight: Home Base

Monday, AM #2 – John Wick and Underworldbuilding

Welcome back to Monday. This is the part where I reflexively say, "It's good to be back!" but it isn't, cause it's Monday. I did actually get my days off this week, so I'll get to spend the beginning of it comfortably doing posts and writing . . . although I also really want to … Continue reading Monday, AM #2 – John Wick and Underworldbuilding

The Latin Bechdels – Part 3: The DAGGER Test

Disclaimer: I've taken way, way longer than intended to get this post out. Why? Because I wanted to figure out the perfect way to talk about the DAGGER without offending anyone. I'm not sure that's possible; the DAGGER Test is designed specifically to call certain elements of fantasy--some of them beloved--into question. I took pains … Continue reading The Latin Bechdels – Part 3: The DAGGER Test

The Latin Bechdels – Part 1: The CAR Test

It's been almost two years since I first talked about Earth-Modern race in fantasy on this site. Two whole years and the world has changed a lot. At least, lately, America is coming along. Same sex marriage has been legalized. The confederate flag has finally been thrown into question. And I've lost at least two … Continue reading The Latin Bechdels – Part 1: The CAR Test

The Perfect Idea: That Thing You Can’t Hunt

Sometimes, I wonder about perfect ideas. It seems like there's just a time and a place for them; a story comes along, or a character, and they're so straight forward and simple . . . but so awesome that it's ridiculous. Take Rick and Morty, for example. Is it a bad example? I don't know--I love it; gave … Continue reading The Perfect Idea: That Thing You Can’t Hunt