Fairytales, New Story, Writing

A Fictional Interlude

Hello! I have not been an inspired blogger lately. The flip side of this is that I have been a very inspired writer. These things seem to see-saw with one another. In light of this, instead of writing a blog post this week, I'm going to post a tiny fiction tidbit I found in an… Continue reading A Fictional Interlude

Books, Reviews

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg: a Review

I've had Croatia on the mind lately, due to an impending family trip back to the home country and all the extensive planning that's begun to go into it, so I figured I ought to read at least some Croatian literature, at some point. When I found out that one of my beloved Canongate Myths novels was… Continue reading Baba Yaga Laid an Egg: a Review

Books, Musing, SciFi

Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

I am not a religious person. While I don't begrudge religious people the comfort they find in their faiths, in general I don't see much point in the whole concept of a higher power. Sure, it would be nice if there was someone big and powerful out there interested specifically in my personal well-being, but I'm incapable… Continue reading Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

Books, Reviews

Zahrah the Windseeker

It's been a hot second since I've read a YA book (the last one was Piratica in April, and it was both terrible & not worth discussion). I like to use them as palate cleansers between more hefty books, not because I think YA is frivolous, but because the writing itself tends to be less dense and… Continue reading Zahrah the Windseeker

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

Rant

Ranting McRanty Pants; or, Why Joel Stein Can Kiss My Ass

Today's planned post has been put on hold in favor of venting. Regularly scheduled programming resumes Sunday. For those of you who don't spend an ungodly amount of time on Twitter and thus don't immediately catch wind of things like this, today comedy writer Joel Stein published an article in the New York Times called… Continue reading Ranting McRanty Pants; or, Why Joel Stein Can Kiss My Ass