“You are remarkable, a most remarkable girl”
"You are remarkable, a most remarkable girl"[title via] While working on edits for Glad Rags (which I can’t wait to tell you more about, as soon as I’m able!), I got a chance to revisit some of my research-image folders, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to look again at some of the things that informed the writing of the book, as well as some pictures that served more like cautionary tales (we’ll get there).…
Red Carpet Rundown: the Oscars 2013
Red Carpet Rundown: the Oscars 2013Well, the Oscars HAPPENED this year, didn’t they? (They happened to be dreadful.) There is, of course, a world of nonsense involved when the richest and most elevated echelons of a subculture come together to congratulate themselves; that’s par for the course with most celeb culture. However, even for an event which shut a woman director out of nominations even while nominating the movie for Best Picture (for a picture with some seriously problematic elements – Hollywood, you’re a delight), last night’s show was pretty dismal.…
Channel Flip: Red Dwarf
Channel Flip: Red DwarfIn high school, someone tried to introduce me to Red Dwarf. In many ways her taste was excellent, and I was introduced to some fine British shows through her; I think I lasted about ten minutes with Lister, Rimmer and crew. And yet, here we are, Channel Flipping it! Life’s funny.…
Ten Things You Should Know About Beautiful Creatures
Ten Things You Should Know About Beautiful CreaturesA movie that’s wholly bad more or less speaks for itself. Its level of awareness of its own badness will vary; the full scope and exact nature of its awfulness will, like a Tolstoy marriage, be unhappy in its own way. But a movie that shows promise is always more wrenching, somehow, when it goes wrong, like watching someone you thought was savvy take an oversize tricycle out on a road studded with sinkholes, and realizing too late that their strategy for navigation is Pedal So Fast The Holes Don’t Notice I’m Here.…
“Captain Justice Saves the Day” in Mad Scientist’s Guide!
"Captain Justice Saves the Day" in Mad Scientist's Guide!Today marks the birthday of The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, an anthology of stories that take a second look at the “mad scientist” label, in one way or another. My contribution to the anthology is “Captain Justice Saves the Day,” which actually features very little of Captain Justice (spoilers?) and quite a bit of Dr.…
Channel Flip: The Legend of Korra
Channel Flip: The Legend of KorraWelcome back to Channel Flip! We’re rounding third base, and what better time to break out a show that is vaguely physical-activity based? Time for the animated sequel to the show I’ll pretend to know nothing about, The Legend of Korra, which I actually DO know nothing about Episode: “And the Winner Is..,” chosen at random Timestamp: 00:07:51 We open with a young gent, with what looks like a sports arena behind him, leaning down and telling the camera, “I know you’re nervous, but you’re gonna do great.…