Category: No Seriously
Checklist.
Checklist. [Content warning: rape.] Rape victims: This is an important time in your life. With so many details to attend to, here’s a checklist to make sure you’re not missing out. If you report, remember to make it to the hospital immediately for a rape kit that will never be tested in the backlog of thousands.…
Live Nude Girls
The list of celebrities who had their pictures stolen numbers over seventy-five. Some of them aren’t even capitalized; not names, really. They’re just folders where the prizes go. Jennifer Lawrence is on the list. Perez Hilton posted those, for those who might otherwise have had trouble finding them fast enough. The question went out quick on its heels: Is her career over?…
It’s Complicated.
[Trigger warning: discussion of rape scenes. Spoiler warning: discussion of last night’s Game of Thrones.] Last night, absolutely nobody was watching Turn at 9pm, because everyone was watching Game of Thrones. As Turn isn’t very good (yet), that’s not surprising. I was watching, though, as I’m recapping it at AV Club; I was excited because the episode was markedly better than the ones before it, and especially excited to get a relatively meaty scene between protagonist Abraham Woodhull’s wife Mary, and Anna Strong, his old flame and current co-conspirator in spying.…
TV Movies and Other Accidental Horrors
TV Movies and Other Accidental HorrorsSometimes I tell friends to watch things that are awful. It’s harder if the only recommendation I have is, “No, you can’t imagine how bad it is until you see it.” It gets more awkward if it’s something I found during one of my down-the-rabbit hole Netflix fugue states, where I snap out of it the next day and realize I’ve watched seven movies, each worse than the last, until I nearly rewatched Blood of Beasts, a “Viking” Beauty and the Beast story where the only part that ever stays with me is where she offers to help her bear-suit captor wash up by pressing a damp washcloth gingerly to his shoulder three times, the end.…
The Baker Street Irregulars
The Baker Street IrregularsWhen Elementary premiered, I really liked it, but worried it would get networked to death, or that they’d be “platonic” for Chris Carter values of platonic, or – worst – it would slowly forget the canon, and stray from the heart of 221b. It didn’t. I have an article at io9.com today, about how Elementary did what many great adaptations do – interrogate, not portray, the canon – and gave us one of the most interesting takes of the last twenty years.…
A Year in Review
A Year in ReviewWell, it has been a YEAR, hasn’t it? (I mean, it has been – 366 days have passed – but you know, thematically.) This year was a very satisfying one for writing. I published several short stories, some of which are particularly close to my heart. Plus, and maybe most exciting in terms of my writing in 2012, I closed the year with the sale of a novel that I truly love – my flapper Twelve Dancing Princesses take, Glad Rags.…