Category: Life
Stuff I've Badmouthed Recently
A few things I’ve badmouthed (or otherwise) recently: Over at io9, I talked about some things Universal can keep in mind when adapting those fourteen Anne Rice vampire books they just bought. (I didn’t realize I had any feelings about it, but then suddenly I was thirteen and buying a copy of Premiere magazine I still own with a huge behind-the-scenes article that fascinated me as much as the movie did.) Surely for something that ambitious they have a game plan, but if they haven’t already considered the toxic-aristocrats angle… Read more »
Penny Dreadful: "Closer Then Sisters"
REAL-LIFE NOTE: On Friday at 7pm I’ll be at BookCourt in Brooklyn to talk about The Girls at the Kingfisher Club with my editor, Daniel Loedel. (It’s called “in conversation” because when they asked me if I wanted to just show up and give a talk I laughed really hard and then hid.) When io9 asked me to write 10 Reasons You Should Be Watching Penny Dreadful, I gave the ensemble their due, because it’s an amazing ensemble, and then gave Vanessa Ives a bullet point all to herself. Partly… Read more »
The Kingfisher Club party!
It happened! (Two days ago, I know, but hopefully a belated a party report is still a party report.) And it was awesome. I can’t thank everyone enough for slogging through the rain to the Back Room to celebrate with me! By the way, the Back Room is gorgeous: Pictures courtesy of my sister, who is awesome, and who took this shot of the snack table that made me laugh out loud for how succinctly it encapsulated my feelings about snacks in general, and about cheese in particular: Accurate. (She… Read more »
The Kingfisher Club Launch Party!
Last time a book of mine came out, I threw a circus. For Girls art the Kingfisher Club, I wasn’t about to let me show myself up, and there seemed only one thing to do. It’s official: I’ll be throwing a speakeasy for The Girls at the Kingfisher Club on Tuesday, June 3, and everybody should come! From 7pm until 11pm on June 3, come down to the the Back Room Bar and celebrate The Girls at the Kingfisher Club! Some details: – I thought about passwords and everything, but… Read more »
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. But as it turns out, if you sleep three or four hours a night for a decade or so, eventually a doctor will… Read more »
Two Pictures of the Disney Store
I took two pictures of the Marvel section of the Disney Store in Times Square, a year or so ago. They’ve been on my phone since, for reasons. The boys’ section: * In an interview with Kevin Smith, TV producer and writer Paul Dini mentioned things that DC types and network execs had told him about representation of girls: DINI: “They’re all for boys ‘we do not want the girls’,… Read more »

Recent Work

NEW FICTION: "(dis.)", Hanzai Japan

NEW FICTION: "Given the Advantage of the Blade," Lightspeed Magazine

TV: Sleepy Hollow recaps, Reign recaps

TV: Scream Queens, "Pumpkin Patch", AV Club

Essay: A Dark And Stormy Night: Why We Love The Gothic,

Review: "The Witch of Lime Street,"

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    Vox’s Joss Fong put together a beautiful video pairing the images from the Voyager Golden Records (learn more about them here) with words from Carl Sagan and music from Blind Willie Johnson. The first image was a simple “calibrating circle” used in this post’s title.

    There’s something powerful about this collection of images – this small attempt to sum up human existence. Carl Sagan said:

    The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about life on this planet.

    If we sent a time capsule to the aliens today, what would you want to include?


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