Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters

Science fiction has been used as an escape for a long time for many people. I am no different. Though my first introduction to sci-fi was kid’s cartoons, I have grown up with science fiction. It has been one of the most watched genres of my entire life. It has kept me grounded and let me escape to other worlds or other times. Science fiction has allowed me to disappear when I am having a bad day. It is one of the best forms of self-care available to me. Read More Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters

It’s September Slash

Slash has come back into my life in a big way lately. Not only have Carolina and I played the card game a few times recently, we have been crushing hardcore over Stucky (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It’s September now and slash is an s word so hey alliteration for the win. I present to you my five favorite slash pairings (some canon included).  Read More It’s September Slash

What I Watched Last Night: The Four Musketeers (2005)

We all have certain types of stories we like to see every movie version of, right? As of right now, my thing is to watch different versions of Alexandre Dumas père’s The Three Musketeers, of which there are countless film versions. Netflix has a whole slew of them, some of which are available on Instant, but this one, starring Emmanuelle Béart as Lady de Winter and Vincent Elbaz, was on DVD. The title in English is The Four Musketeers, but the original French one was D’Artagnan et les trois mosquetaires. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Four Musketeers (2005)

31 Days of Halloween with Slay, Day 30: What do you believe?

On my grand calendar, today is supposed to be a post about Lily Dale, and the spiritualist community in New York. But as I sit here on my couch with a hurricane roaring up upon us and the grey skies barely visible past the rain, I think that the day deserves something a little more atmospheric. In the background I have on a haunted house movie (Secrets in the Walls, if you have LMN) and next to me I have a book called Ghost Hunters, so I think that we’re going to talk about the supernatural. Read More 31 Days of Halloween with Slay, Day 30: What do you believe?

What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?

Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible. Read More What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?

Do I Want To Be a Part Of This REVOLUTION?

CAUTION: SPOILERS ABOUND.

I deal with TV shows the same way I deal with friends: I don’t have many, and the ones I have get my undying loyalty. I thought Revolution might be a new addition to my life because J.J. Abrams produced it. While I couldn’t get into Lost–I don’t like a large cast on TV any more than I do in my own life, apparently–I adored Alias, and spent the past summer binging on Fringe. Read More Do I Want To Be a Part Of This REVOLUTION?

The Contemporary Religion of Fandom

The other day I came across this quote from Joss Whedon:

“I guess the thing that I want to say about fandom is that it’s the closest thing to religion there is that isn’t actually religion.” Read More The Contemporary Religion of Fandom

Retro Recap: Supernatural, “Asylum”

Two police officers get a call that some of those damn kids broke into the old asylum again. Once inside the place, they split up, as victims are often wont to do. One of the officers, Daniel, finds three teenagers hiding and lets them off with a warning. His partner, Walter, comes out some time later looking like the runner up in a thousand-yard stare contest. Later that night, shots ring out from his tastefully decorated bungalow. Read More Retro Recap: Supernatural, “Asylum”