Movies, Reviews, Writing

How to Train Your Dragon 2

This past weekend, a good friend of mine (whose love for children's films borders on the obsessive) and I went to see the much-anticipated sequel to the Dreamworks film How to Train Your Dragon. I was nervous about this sequel, because sequels are pretty consistently terrible (especially where children's films are concerned, with the notable exception… Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Books, Reviews, Writing

The Canongate Myths series

~~Blog Pact default! Thanks to Anne, Mike, & Brendan, we all get to write punishment posts this week, which means BONUS FRIDAY POST. Thanks, guys! Go team!~~ I recommend a lot of books on this blog, but I don't recommend a lot of series. This is because I don't typically read books that come in… Continue reading The Canongate Myths series

Poetry, Writing

Spam Poetry: the Reckoning

Greetings fine denizens of the internet! This past weekend was Emerald City Comicon, which was absolutely wonderful, as per usual, but also exhausting, which always somehow surprises me.   I am citing this as validation in my decision to return yet again to my running gag (read: trick I use to distract you from the fact that I… Continue reading Spam Poetry: the Reckoning

Rant, Writing

Reversing the Damsel in Distress Trope

If you spend any amount of time in either feminist or gamer circles online, chances are you know about Anita Sarkeesian. If not, you should absolutely check out her web series Feminist Frequency, because what she lacks in delivery (seriously, Anita, I love you, but learn to inflect) she makes up for in detailed research and thought-provoking… Continue reading Reversing the Damsel in Distress Trope

Poetry, Words, Writing

Spam Poetry Revisited

I was writing another post for today, but it got a little out of hand. Like, the kind of out of hand that happened that time I wrote about Easy A in eight parts. This one will probably go up later, maybe as more than one post, after I have done some more example-gathering and research,… Continue reading Spam Poetry Revisited

Personal Story, Writing

A Personal NaNoWriMo Retrospective

Alright, so I know November isn't over yet and thus, technically, NaNoWriMo is still going on, but I wanted to talk about NaNo as close to the end date as possible, and with Drunk Movie Monday happening the first week in December, that means today. I've already talked about why everybody should do NaNoWriMo, but… Continue reading A Personal NaNoWriMo Retrospective

Personal Story, Writing

The Car Stereo Game

Yellow! (It rhymes with hello--get it?) Tomorrow is my little brother's 21st birthday. My little brother is pretty great as little brothers go, and I like him well enough, so his pending birthday has me remembering funny shit that happened when we were little. Remembering it made me want to write about it, so I… Continue reading The Car Stereo Game