A Cautious Return

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever forced myself to commit to paper, because as flippant as I am, I don’t enjoy talking about my own emotions. I keep an obvious line drawn in the sand when it comes to things that are close to my heart. I don’t like to tell people about things that I’ve spent years considering. Sometimes it’s painful just to process that a decision needs to be made, never mind the making of it. And often when I’ve tried to have this discussion with the people who are close to me, they override me. “Do you or don’t you?” “What’s to think about?” “You’re smarter than that.” “You’re going to hell, you know.” It’s almost as if my decision rewrites their own self-definition in some inimitable way.

I am, of course, talking about Faith. Yes, with a capital F. Read More A Cautious Return

Retro Recap: Angel S1.E18 — “Five by Five”

Last year, I had a shot at saving her. I was pulling her back from the brink when some British guy kidnapped her and made damn sure that she’d never trust another living soul.

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S4.E16 — “Who Are You?”

“Shut up. Do you think I’m afraid of you? You’re nothing! Disgusting! Murderous bitch! You’re nothing! You’re disgusting!”

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4.E15 — “This Year’s Girl”

You think you matter, you think you’re a part of something, and you get dumped. It’s like the whole world is moving, but you’re stuck. Like those animals in the tar pits. It’s like you just keep sinking a little deeper everyday, and nobody even sees! Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4.E15 — “This Year’s Girl”

The Parenting Chronicles: Up on the Rooftop

I’ve never been the type to cave to peer or societal pressure, yet if you ask me why I kept telling the Santa lie long after I wanted to boot him out on his jolly ass, that’s the reason I’ll most likely give.

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Caregiving: Strength and Faith

It is not an uncommon sight on support forums to see people giving advice that centres on keeping faith with their deity of choice. Or praying for strength, and so on. In an odd way, the world of mental illness – and specifically with this series – caregivers, can lend itself to the “there are no atheists in foxholes” concept. The thing is, the flip side is true, too. There are people who turn to religion in times of difficulty, I’ve also seen many a caregiver give up their religio, in the face of their difficulties. I don’t think one person is better than the other: we’re all caregivers, and we’re all human.

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Buffy — Choose Your Own Cast

Last week, our friends at Pajiba speculated on what their dream Buffy reboot cast would look like. While some of Rob’s suggestions are pretty great ““ who wouldn’t want to see Tom Hidddleston on their screen every week ““ his dream cast isn’t my dream cast. Read More Buffy — Choose Your Own Cast