Archives for January 2009
My first published short story was “29 Union Leaders Can’t Be Wrong,” which appeared in Strange Horizons in June 2007. It was the first short story I had ever submitted for publication, and the first short story I had ever written outside of class assignments. I was totally stoked. Then I didn’t sell anything for six months, which was frankly the best thing that could have happened to me, though it made it hard to answer my family whenever they asked, “Where can we see what you’re writing?” Last night… Read more »
So at today I’m talking about the new Watchmen portraits and what these might mean in terms of the adaptation from page to screen. The answer is mostly, “It looks good! TOO GOOD. Also, Laurie, go put on some pants. What are you, nine?” However, anyone who has read an X-Men comic knows that Laurie got off easy. You know whose costume really sucked? Casablanca-records-sponsored mutant Dazzler! Who I hate. Let me show you why! That’s not even why. That’s just how the poor thing looks. Disclaimer: I am… Read more »
On, I babble about how the Middleman DVDs are actually happening. This makes today much cooler than, say, Monday, when the DVD promise did not yet exist. But if you give a mouse a cookie, she’s gonna want details on the special features. My dream list of special features would be: – Table readings for all the episodes. This isn’t as nuts as it sounds; from ABC Family’s own site, we know they filmed at least, what, five? I’m sure they shoved a camcorder in a corner most times.… Read more »
Questionable Taste Theatre: "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
So usually I’m a nerd or a bastard, but sometimes I’m just a huge sap. It happens. Like when I watch Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. There is not even a pretense of objectivity here, you guys. This movie is amazing. It’s like the director woke up one morning and said, “I’m going to recruit a bunch of character actors from Awesome (Sorta-)British Actor Camp and slap them in ’30s England and let them all have happy endings. Every single one of them.” This has not happened since Cold… Read more »
Costumes, family-style.
So apparently there’s a new rage in costumes you can make for the whole family from a single pattern. This is great news, if your family is a bunch of genies. (Um, why does the 20-year-old have a modest tummy-covering sash and the 4- and 8-year-olds are having a midriff moment? Just asking.) It’s even better news if your family wants to reenact March of the Penguins. Let’s hope little Timmy survives the winter so he can be eaten by a seal later, escaping the oil slick that would otherwise… Read more »
My recap of Thursday’s Eleventh Hour episode “Miracles” is up at It has the best thing ever, in that the graphics department slapped a Flash Player pause-button logo in the only corner of the newspaper that was facing the camera. GREAT JOB WITH THE FILLER, GUYS. No, seriously, go look. I screencapped that thing myself, that’s how much I am not joking. Plus there’s the clip where you get to watch Rufus google out of his own head pointing to the Flash Player embedded in his newspaper. SCIENCE!… Read more »

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