Posts by Coral

Review of Captain America: Civil War

Posted by on May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Review of Captain America: Civil War

Okay, I think I’ve let enough time go by before reviewing that everyone had a reasonable chance to go watch the movie already. There will be some spoilers here, all below the jump, but I don’t think anything you couldn’t have gleaned from the trailer. Completely spoiler free review: It’s a fine movie in a similar vein to all the other Marvel Comics Universe movies that have come before it. Lots of action, some funny bits, some sad bits, lots of angst. More in depth and spoilery follows here. Look away! Look away! So, here are my takeaways. I guess it’s going to...

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Daily Bread

Posted by on May 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Daily Bread

Those of you who follow me on social media have probably seen at least one of my recent experiments in baking. Since I owed my blog a post this week, and I’ve been meaning to talk a little bit about baking, this seems like a good time. I’ve been a casual baker for a few years now, but with my recent move to full-time writing I decided I should take it more seriously as a pastime, mostly because I needed something to replace writing as a hobby. I’ve always liked baking, far more than cooking. I think because it feels like chemistry. You mix all the things together, apply...

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Review of Lost Girl, Seasons 1 – 5

Posted by on May 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Review of Lost Girl, Seasons 1 – 5

Just yesterday I finished the final episode of the show Lost Girl. I was pretty late to the bandwagon. I only started watching it sometime early this year, around the time it was announced that they were in the middle of the final season. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me. On the one hand I don’t have to wait around years for the storyline to finish up. On the other hand I don’t feel like I got very much time with Bo and her cohort. Spoiler free summary: It’s a fun show. The writing is clever. Anna Silk is brilliant and funny. Kenzi is the bomb. The show is very...

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Use Oxford Commas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Use Oxford Commas

For no particular reason yesterday, I thought about this poem and wondered why there wasn’t a version of it for fledgling writers. Resolved to confront this great injustice in the universe, I took it upon myself to create one. I present for your amusement a parody of Wear Sunscreen originally published by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune in June 1997. -C Writers, Use Oxford commas. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Oxford commas would be it. The long term benefits of Oxford commas have been proven by grammarists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more...

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A Poem For Your Thoughts

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 | 0 comments

A Poem For Your Thoughts

I don’t write poems often. I would have said a few years ago that I’m not a poet, but when I was taking classes at Albertus Magnus for my MFA I decided to take the poetry seminar which allowed me to meet a wonderful poet by the name of Charles Rafferty who taught me more about what a poem could be than I ever thought I would know. Anyway, after taking his class, I do like to sometimes think of myself as a poet and there are certain topics that tickle that part of my brain just right. You’ve seen me talk on here about a short story I sold recently called “The Night You...

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