Pooty and the Beast, Part Two

The Shittiest Princess is a series of funny fairy tales for those of us who ain’t exactly cartoon princesses. Stay tuned for a new adventure every week!  You can find the whole series here

The first part of this Pooty story is here.

Poot pulled out a hairpin and expertly picked the lock of the mysterious locked room that must never be entered but there’s totally not anything weird in there. She’d had a lot of practice opening bolted doors, for during her twelfth year she’d grown so painfully awkward her father had locked her in a tall tower for the entire annum. Read More Pooty and the Beast, Part Two

Pooty and the Beast (Part 1)

The Shittiest Princess is a series of funny fairy tales for those of us who ain’t exactly cartoon princesses. Stay tuned for a new adventure every week!  You can find the whole series here.

Once upon a fairy tale, there was an easy diet. Also, there lived a princess named Poot of Kingdomville, once named “Home of the Cutest Plague Victims” by Olde Tyme Diseases magazine. But no one would accuse Poot of being cute, even though her name rhymed with that word. Nope, Poot was unattractive, even on the insect scale. It was for this reason that Bucky, Poot’s obligatory evil stepmother, visited Poot’s dungeon dwelling one fine day.

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Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Remake: A Win for Feminism

In case you’re wondering why #BeautyAndTheBeast is trending outta nowhere, it’s because Emma Watson announced on Monday that she’s signed on to portray the beloved character of Belle in a live-action version of Disney’s 1991 animated landmark, Beauty and the Beast. Read More Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Remake: A Win for Feminism

31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 1, What to Look for on TV

Today, my friends, is the first day of my favorite month of the year. If you’ve been a regular reader of the site, my love for horror movies and spooky gobbilty-goo is probably familiar to you. If you’re not: Hello, my name is Slay, and I love horror movies and spooky gobbility-goo. In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, we’ll be running a daily slot devoted to all things that go bump in the night (and sometimes bump in the day, too). This is as close as I’ll get to my childhood dream of hosting late night B-horror movies on access cable.

So I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, ‘Slay, what should I be looking forward to watching on tv this month?” The answer is – plenty. Read More 31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 1, What to Look for on TV

Guilty Pleasures: Real Estate Voyeurism

I was going to call this post “Real Estate Porn” but figured it would be better not to have the word “porn” in the url (Persephone Magazine: staying just this side of SFW since 2010!). I hope I’m not alone, though, in pursuing this particular guilty pleasure. All it entails is spending large blocks of time on the computer, looking at beautiful homes I could never afford. Homes with so many rooms they had to make up new names for rooms (what the eff is a “great room” anyway?). Read More Guilty Pleasures: Real Estate Voyeurism

In Defense of Disney

Many people, who get to know my feminist, sarcastic, often-cynical self, are surprised to find out that I still love everything Disney. I love the old movies (some of) the new ones, and I absolutely LOVE Disney World. And yes, I mean Walt Disney World, the official name for the East Coast version of the park. For the uninitiated, the West Coast has Disneyland. (I not only have never been to Disneyland, but neither do I feel the need to. We have a Disneyland. We call it the Magic Kingdom.) Read More In Defense of Disney