Reviews

Reviews of books, movies or video games.

Top Seven TV Shows

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Top Seven TV Shows

Continuing the theme of last week’s post, but this time collecting my favorites for the small screen. This list is much harder for me to winnow down, mostly because there’s always a tendency for shows that are still on air to bump other deserving series off. What I’m currently binge watching also seems much better than it should probably rate it in an overall list just because of the recency. In the end, I decided to go with the shows I watch over and over again.   1. Veronica Mars For me, this is the holy grail: smart dialogue, amazing acting, crisp writing. Veronica...

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Top Seven Movies

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Top Seven Movies

I saw this floating around on Twitter last week, and I knew 140 characters wasn’t going to be enough to say what I really wanted to say about all these movies, so I decided to make it a blog post instead. Here they are, in no particular order. The Abyss Adventures on an underwater drilling platform. To tell you much more is to spoil the best thing about this movie. Main female character is the on who designed the platform.                 Aliens It’s got everything: creepy aliens, space marines, women kicking ass, and most especially witty...

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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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