This Year.
This Year.This year, I walked away from my day job. It might be the wildest thing I’ve ever done (I’m very boring). It’s hard to overestimate the level of caution with which I approach life. I’m the gunslinger seat, the flosser, flat shoes, better not. A day job was a given; writing was the thing you supported with the thing you did ten, twelve, sixteen hours a day.…
Epics and “Insects”
Epics and "Insects"It’s indicative of how this year has gone that I haven’t had a chance to put my end of year post up yet. I will! Hopefully before the end of this year. (Hopefully.) In the meantime, two updates: Not at all inspired by seeing The Hobbit: Now Only 15% Hobbit, I wrote a piece for io9 about what happens when everything is epic.…
The Observable Universe, and other stuff
The Observable Universe, and other stuffAs we careen toward the end of the year, I’m buried in a project and everything else has vanished into the wordcount haze; I appreciate Reign and Sleepy Hollow going on hiatus to allow me this break, but it also means I’ve fallen off keeping this blog up to date whatsoever.…
Reign Report: “Fated”
Reign Report: "Fated"Well, all THAT happened, didn’t it? For all the nonsense surrounding this show, it’s oddly watchable. A cross between a pagan LARP and a bodice-thumping high school play, it contains within it the seeds of true cheeseball greatness, and has carried that promise through the first season, through wandering subplots, some surprising acting, stretch lace bodices, thematic slow burns, and some of the most leaden dialogue to cross the airwaves since the last CW show you watched.…
A Golem for Christmas in Sleepy Hollow
A Golem for Christmas in Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow is back, which means my weekly quota of good-looking people bickering marvelously with each other and running away from stuff in blue-tint day-for-night is back to normal levels! It feels good. This week was a heaping helping of daddy issues, though; while the themes were certainly cohesively presented, and while Tom Mison has sold every possible hairpin turn in all of this without losing either Ichabod’s humor or his humanity, this arc hasn’t worked quite as well as Abbie’s early stuff.…
Reign Report: “Left Behind”
Reign Report: "Left Behind"This week a lot of things happened on Reign in its very first bottle episode; don’t worry, they still managed to squeeze in a party, some dresses, and Catherine’s face. (I got to sub in at the AV Club for this episode as well, so if you want all the actual details, start there.) “Left Behind,” not to be confused with the movie, had maybe the most Catherine of any episode so far (that’s good!).…