Art, Books, Characters, Gender, Writing

Female vs. Male Narratives in Cloud Atlas

If you haven't read/seen Cloud Atlas, you've probably at least heard of it (but beware the SPOILERS). I wrote a review of the movie about 9 months ago, when it first came out (it's kind of a disaster, especially in the make-up department), and recently finished reading the book, which is far better than the film (though… Continue reading Female vs. Male Narratives in Cloud Atlas

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Advice, Characters, Rant

Hair Color is Not Character Development

I've been doing a lot of very specific whining about things that people like lately, so I thought we'd take a break and talk about something else. For now, anyway. I mean. I am reading Cloud Atlas and I have Problems with it, so that might crop up here soonish, but today we are going… Continue reading Hair Color is Not Character Development

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

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

Characters, Television

Doctor Who & the Awful Companions

Okay, people, I know the Hunger Games movie just came out and everyone's all excited and posting about it, BUT! Something else big happened this past week in the world of sci-fi nerds, which I think deserves a bit of a nod and, in true Whoosh fashion, excessively critical over-analysis. What happened, you ask? Well,… Continue reading Doctor Who & the Awful Companions

Advice, Characters, Questions

Brace for Impact

Today, while I was studiously putting off the critiques I have to write for tomorrow, I came across this video on TED talks. It's a short presentation given by Ric Elias, who was a passenger on the plane that went down on the Hudson river back at the beginning of 2009. His presentation is about… Continue reading Brace for Impact