Happy Friday, everyone. We’re catching up on two weeks’ worth of news stories today, so let’s get started, and you can get a nice, shiny sense of somewhat informed accomplishment.
About all I can say about this week is that it wasn’t quite as awful as last week. The French Open seems to be bringing out the worst in people, politicians continue to be idiots, and dress codes continue to be absurd. But at least we’re getting some cool LEGOs! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty […]
Get your clicking fingers ready, because ladyblogland delivered this past week.
It has now been one week since the identity of the Twelfth Doctor was released. Has it really only been a week? I guess a week is a long time on Tumblr. In any case, we now know that Peter Capaldi will be playing the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi […]
“It almost felt like a RTD episode.” “I cried.” “Clara is so cute!”
As a writer, I’m always looking at what other writers say about the craft and their technique. But when I saw this little gem of genius erroneously attributed to Steven Moffat, I was, for lack of a better word, gobsmacked:
So I think we all have read or written our own opinions on the portrayal of woman characters in media. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and sometimes it’s ugly. How many times have I seen discussions about how while Joss Whedon’s portrayal of Buffy as a hero is excellent and progressive on so many […]
2012 is a harbinger of so many things– part one of The Hobbit, the beginning of my graduate school education (hopefully), Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and, of course, the end of the world. I could do without that last bit, but if it has to happen it damn well better be after I watch the […]
The mystical pregnancy is a cheap ploy that almost always serves to completely remove the character”™s identity as anything but a vessel for the being inside her. Even worse, very rarely does the character gain her identity back, derailing any character development that had previously taken place.