Gingitsune was a bit boring this week, but the three other shows made it up for it. Tokyo Raven was all about fighting monsters. Galilei Donna became even more like science fiction. Finally, Samurai Flamenco continued to be awesome. Each episode is a bit more what-the-hell. Continue reading
Q: I’m going to be hosting a bunch of people for Christmas for the first time, and I’m kind of freaking out about how I’m going to get/keep everything clean. My house is pretty clean to start with, but with all of the cooking and extra people, is there anything I should do to stay ahead of the inevitable mess? Continue reading
Mulder and Scully. Xena and Gabrielle. Mills and Crane. Don’t we all wish we had a dedicated partner-in-(solving)crime?
I hope you’re all still having a relaxed advent time. I refuse to get stressed this year, just refuse, YOU HEAR ME?! Continue reading
Kym is doing a wonderful series of gift guides this year, but I can never resist doing one or two of my own, because I think I have great taste. Follow me down the rabbit hole after the cut, as we visit some of the Internet’s best gift hideouts. Continue reading
I have to update the way I look, it’s just the way it is. I haven’t had to get out there and network the way I’ve needed to, and since I’m dealing with an image-conscious industry, I have to look the part. So while I research what people are wearing in the workplace these days, I thought I’d pay tribute to the styles I would wear if given a choice. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of “News in Asia.”
It’s holiday gifting season! We’re here to tell you how to make a unique and fun gift for one of the crafty people on your list without breaking the bank.
Gather ’round, children, for it’s time again to read the stars, seek answers in your cards, and let the things which we do not know be known. Continue reading
Tis the season for holiday films! This is probably one of my favorite things about the holiday season, other than the change in weather. Growing up, I used to watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and would delight in the songs and dances from the 1950s musical film.
During the Thanksgiving through Christmas onslaught of eating, I sometimes become more motivated to cook foods that I normally would not be able to eat. I’ve been lactose intolerant since age 15, and though lactase supplements help with some foods, other rich treats overpower the capabilities of those little white pills. Pumpkin pie is usually one of the desserts I avoid, as it is often made with condensed milk, and if the crust has real butter, I can extra-forget about it. So despite having never made a pie since I was seven years old and in Girl Scouts, I decided I would try making my own this year. The results were … interesting.
This show has always worked on the basis of certain assumptions and tropes. There’s the assumption that Holmes will use a bit of deception and rule-bending to solve a case. There will be tons of snark from all sides and let’s not forget that Sherlock Holmes is the greatest example of the Insufferable Genius trope. All these elements make the basis of the show week to week. This episode shakes up the formula a bit by actually introducing real consequences for Sherlock’s actions and the choices he makes in the pursuit of solving a case. Continue reading