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Writing Tools #1

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Writing Tools #1

One of my favorite things about writing is the huge variety of tools and gadgets that you can use in the act. Everyone has their own favorites, and I thought I’d share some of mine over the next few weeks, along with a little bit about why I like them. Like most writers, I have about four hundred pens squirreled all around my house and in a shocking number of containers.  Of all these pens, I have a few I dearly love, but my absolute favorite is the TWSBI Diamond 580AL Purple. I got into fountain pens last year, after an acquaintance of mine Christie Yant was looking for a new home for...

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Review of Voltron (2016)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Review of Voltron (2016)

Hello my lovlies! Over the weekend I binge watched the new Voltron on Netflix so I thought I’d come on here and blather about it a little so you can figure out if you want to watch it or not. This will be relatively spoiler-free and will mostly be about generalities rather than plot points. Like many people about my age, Voltron was a pretty important part of my childhood. In fact, if I have to hang my love of SFF on any one thing, it was probably my love of giant robot cartoons (Robotech was my other love). Since Voltron was so near and dear to my heart, I was a little bit...

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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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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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Hey, You Got Some Science In My Fiction

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | 0 comments

Hey, You Got Some Science In My Fiction

The hubby and I did our usual anniversary thing last week, dinner and a movie. Yeah, it’s a little cliche, but we like movies, and we like food. So why not? Anyway, the dinner was pretty great, and if you are in the Seattle area I can’t recommend The Pantry enough. We had a wonderful dinner chock full of apples with some fun people. But, that’s not why I brought you here, that was just to set the stage for the real purpose of this post. THE MARTIAN IS AWESOME YOU GUYS. Seriously, I’m not even messing around here. If you haven’t seen it yet, go out and get some...

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Review of Orphan Black, Season 1

Posted by on May 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Review of Orphan Black, Season 1

This review contains spoilers. Orphan Black is a scifi television series created by BBC America. The show takes place in Toronto, Canada and features as its main character Sarah Manning, a British punk rocker sort of girl who has predictably fallen in with the wrong crowd. The show starts with her on a train platform with the sense that she’s running from something and trying to come home. After a frustrating phone conversation, Sarah is shocked to discover another woman on the platform who looks just like her, and even more shocked when that other woman walks in front of a moving train....

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