New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

Well, kids, this is it! Episode 8 of this season of Penny Dreadful! So much has yet to happen! And did you hear the good news? Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season! Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

In the morning after Ethan’s transformation, Sembene remarks on what he saw. When he was younger, he had heard stories of humans who could shift into animals as well from the shamans of his tribe. He knew that many shifters couldn’t remember what they had done in their animal forms. Ethan’s ability is neither a gift nor a curse, but something that he needs to learn to live with. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

When I started pulling together the music for Halloween list, I thought I might get one really nice playlist out of it. I wanted a list of non-shlocky, possibly surprising songs. No “Flying Purple People Eater.” No “Monster Mash.” Maybe no “Werewolves of London.” (Come on, everyone knows that one.)  Once I got started, I was thrilled by the selections I found – we’ve done ghost songs, and witch songs, and vampire songs. We’re going to close out the music posts with monster songs. The zombies, the demons, and the psychopaths. Read More 31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)

Here at Persephone, we pride ourselves on being a bunch of bookish book lovers (you saw the Middlemarch Madness, right?), and I am no exception. A few years back, I realized that I had been neglecting reading in favor of my long-term romantic partner, Television, and that my brain (and conversational skills) was showing the neglect. So I started keeping track of my reading habits, trying to one up myself in the number of books I read every year. This works out swell for me, because in addition to being bookish and clever, I am one competitive bitch. Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)