It’s been a while since I updated this blog, but nothing inspires me to take a break from my intense Netflix binge faster than unfair criticisms of a female character. Today’s focus, Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who screenwriter Max Landis … Continue reading Is Star Wars’ Rey a Mary Sue?
House, you are the only place I can ever really remember living. We built you when I was young, and I remember watching as you were assembled. I remember exploring you, climbing over your unfinished pieces, and balancing on the beams that … Continue reading A Letter to My Childhood House
A lot happened on the final episode of Mad Men last night. Some characters fell back into old habits, some tried to find themselves, and some grew in major ways. Perhaps the biggest growth happened for Stan and Peggy, who realized their … Continue reading Why it’s OK that Peggy got the guy
First, a bit of shameless flailing: OMG OMG OMG STAN AND PEGGY. I TRULY WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM THE JOY I FEEL ABOUT THIS STAN AND PEGGY SITUATION. CAN WE JUST? DEAR GOD… Ok. Now that that’s out of my … Continue reading Mad Men: The Legacy
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, has been sentenced to death, and I don’t know how to feel. It’s not that I have sympathy for Tsarnaev. I don’t. Not much anyway, and if I have any, I know that he deserves none of it. It’s just that the death penalty, more than any other issue, makes it hard for me to decide where I stand. On most issues, I take a very liberal stance. It’s no secret, and it’s something that I’m generally proud of, but I try to see both sides of things. I grew up … Continue reading The death penalty — Day 16
I hate this recent “dad bod” epidemic. I hate everything about it. I hate the flippant post from Clemson that started it all, and the pretentious posts that have followed about how unhealthy it is. I hate the expression, and … Continue reading It’s Time To Stop Talking About Dad Bod
Hi friends, Great news! Yesterday, I had my biggest traffic day of the month so far for this blog. Nearly 2,000 people read my recent posts about Mad Men. Coincidentally, I also didn’t post anything yesterday. I didn’t exactly fail my, … Continue reading Catching my breath — Day #14