IBARW: A Night at the Movies
I wanted to do something really meaningful for International Blog Against Racism Week. Something wrenching, profound, well-written. I thought about writing a heartfelt essay about people of color in movies. Then I thought about writing a well-organized essay about people of color in movies. Then I thought about creating a list of well-realized people of color in movies.…
Vampire Diaries: The Preview
You guys, there’s a TV show called The Vampire Diaries, adapted from a YA series of the same name. I have not read the books and therefore cannot comment, but the show is clearly trying to be the small-screen Twilight (smart move), no matter how hard they have to wrestle it into shape.…
Kings: “The New King, Pt. 2”
I’m using my Katrina Ghent face for this. She was sorely missed in this total stinkbomb of a finale. As usual, the official version is up at Tor.com. A spoiler-free list of things I wish had been different: – THE CHARACTERIZATION. The actual, official characterizations were perfectly good. However, every time the show needed a plot twist, someone would get amnesia or aphasia or a concussion and act like an idiot.…
Story! “Bespoke” at Strange Horizons.
My short story “Bespoke” is live at Strange Horizons! This one is close to my heart, as it contains both costumes AND despair.…
Facebook waits for no man, huh?
So, a week or two ago I got a Facebook, because my sister told me there were other Genevieve Valentines on Facebook and I might want to snag the little nametag profile whatever. (She’s very thoughtful.) So I made one, so secretly that I did not even tell her. Stealth, right?…
HANNIBAL.
You know what makes me angry every time I think about it? Hannibal. (Not the historical figure, though I’m sure he was probably unpleasant depending on where in the Alps you lived.) Silence of the Lambs is a great book. It was also super-successful, and at some point Thomas Harris had a concussion or something and thought, “You know what Silence of the Lambs needs?…