Expat Ramblings: Make This Your Home

Summer’s over, and I’m back in England after four weeks of touring the old countries. We returned to glorious sunshine, well-rested and happy kids, but still… Read More Expat Ramblings: Make This Your Home

If You Like Off-Beat Roles for Women, You Should Be Watching Utopia

What do those pesky feminists want from female characters? Read More If You Like Off-Beat Roles for Women, You Should Be Watching Utopia

Why the European Election Matters

Later this week, 508 million Europeans from 28 member states of the EU will be able to vote for their Member of the European Parliament (MEP). I am just one of those people, and most of the technicalities of European politics will probably need to be explained to me again, but here’s why this election matters to me, and why it should matter to others, too. Read More Why the European Election Matters

The Slow Death of My American Dream

America (for a long time I didn’t know there was a difference between America and the U.S.) was utopia. America had Buffy and loads of chances to get famous. America was the cool uncle with no problems that told you to dream big.

Yeah, in my experience nothing can stay on a pedestal forever.

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Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse

Immortality is a quality of gods and monsters. Zeus, Odin, and the monotheistic God are all immortal, but so are vampires, zombies, and the devil (Voldemort did try his damnedest, though). It is then unsurprising that a tension between moral and immoral immortality would appear in works that feature the possibility of living forever. Read More Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse