When the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit theaters in the early 2000s, millions of Tolkien fans around the world delighted to see one of their favorite epic fantasies on-screen. I, on the other hand, remained completely unaware of the films. I do not recall viewing any trailers, seeing the films on my local theater’s marquee, or speaking with any fans about it. I lived in a bubble where the Lord of the Rings did not exist. In hindsight, I realize that I remained unaware of Lord of the Rings because I could not find myself in Lord of the Rings. There was no place for people of color, and especially women of color, on this epic adventure, so I tuned out. Read More Dear White Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fans: Stop Recommending Doctor Who & Harry Potter
This was week was soooooo good in ladyblogland. So good. See why. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland Had a Good Week
The curse of Netflix is its excessive supply: most nights it takes us half an hour to choose something. While browsing movies last night, my husband chose The Flat based on its intriguing description — and then watched in puzzlement for 15 minutes before realising it wasn’t in fact a thriller. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Flat (2011)
Still no Yamato 2199 this week. *sad face* On top of this, Majestic Prince had its last episode and it ended with a big crunch and an opening for a second season. Shingeki is coming close to its ending as well, but there is one more episode to go. The fall season starts in two weeks, and I currently have seven series I’m interested in watching, but I expect to not watch most of them past the first episode, though. Read More Weekly Anime Review
Q: So I have pretty intense dust allergies, which usually get worse whenever I’m cleaning due to the stuff that gets stirred up by my rag/broom/whatever. I’m wondering if you could share some methods of dusting or sweeping that will minimize the amount of stuff that ends up in the air, so that I can keep my room clean without having horrible sneezing/itching attacks. Read More Ask UfYH: Dusting, Allergies, and Getting Rid of Decades of Stuff
Two weeks ago, I talked about how my dad preferred The Monkees over The Beatles, and how most of the Beatles records I own were originally my mother’s. Pictured therein was the group’s twelfth and last album, Let It Be, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about it in some way.
Because we’ve been slacking lately, just hanging around the house and being and incredibly boring family, I decided to do Something Exciting every weekend. So far this month, we’ve been to a Welsh beach, have taken the kids out with their bike and scooter and have walked around a reservoir in Cheshire. Today, we narrowly avoided a full-on birthday party for the littlest one by going to Cheshire again, where we saw some deer and had a pub lunch. Read More This Open Thread Has a Weekend Hangover