Characters, Gender, Movies

Why I’m Excited About Finding Dory

Believe it or not, good peeps of the Internet, I have been in Disneyland for the past couple days (as you probably know if you follow me on twitter). Auto-posting is a wondrous thing. Thus, I have been able to enjoy my vacation instead of stressing out over the last week of BEDA (I just… Continue reading Why I’m Excited About Finding Dory

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Books, Characters, Movies

Psychopaths in Fiction

I've covered a lot of topics over the past couple weeks, what with this post-every-day nonsense (whose idea was this again? Oh yeah, mine), but we still haven't touched on my very favorite subject: villains. I love villains. They are the most interesting part of any story, in my personal opinion, and a story with… Continue reading Psychopaths in Fiction

Advice, Books, Characters

Anthropomorphized Animals

Fucking Redwall, man. What the hell is up with that book. <--that is basically the entire point of this post. You can just stop reading now if you're busy or whatever, because this is basically the point I am making. But if you want the long-winded, detailed analysis, read on, because anthropomorthized animals...I have feelings… Continue reading Anthropomorphized Animals

Books, Characters, Plot, Rant, Reviews, Theme

Why Battle Royale and the Hunger Games are Not the Same

Let's get back to the literature, shall we? There are a couple books out that have very similar premises. You've already read the title of this post, so you already know what they are--Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami, and The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. Both books (later adapted into movies, and in the case of Battle Royale even a… Continue reading Why Battle Royale and the Hunger Games are Not the Same

Characters, Gender, Movies, Reviews

Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part II: Marianne

Welcome back to another installment of Morgan-cares-way-too-much-about-movies: Easy A edition! For those of you just tuning in now, be sure to start with my post from last week about the film's protagonist, Olive Penderghast. Today, we're moving on to the character who is, arguably, the film's antagonist: Marianne Bryant, played by Amanda Bynes. Marianne's defining… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part II: Marianne

Characters, Gender, Movies, Reviews

Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part I: Olive

If you haven't seen Easy A, stop reading and go watch it right now before I spoil the hell out of it with this post. No, seriously, I'll wait. Your life is in dire need of this movie. It's witty and intelligent, it's meta as hell, it passes the freaking Bechdel Test which shouldn't be as… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part I: Olive

Characters, Rant, Television

Why TV’s “Perfect Couples” Aren’t

There is a thing that I have noticed in television (mostly sit-coms) that bugs the shit out of me. I have noticed this in several TV shows, but the most current violator is one I've been watching from the beginning, How I Met Your Mother, so that is the one I am going to talk about.… Continue reading Why TV’s “Perfect Couples” Aren’t