It’s hard to believe that, only a couple of years ago, I swore off fan fiction.
No, it’s not because I’m a literary snob. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never read The Great Gatsby or The Count of Monte Cristo, which is a bit sad given that my day job is a bookseller. Fan fiction simply flew right over my head. The strange thing was, I was in fandoms, but the nagging sensation to obsessively read and even write fic never tugged inside of me.
I was simply a passive observer, smiling and commenting to the occasional fic, but ultimately taking more stock in canon, such as the Tenth Doctor’s heart eyes with Rose, or Sherlock’s melancholy violin playing.… Read More
Holy cow, where did the spring go? That’s what I ask myself, at least, as I triple-check my hotel reservation, make the final arrangements, pack up my gear, weed through my laundry, wait patiently for Comic-Con to get their act together with MYSCHED, and sort out the next coming weeks before the big convention.
This is me and Lauren’s fourth Comic-Con, and while we’re far from old veterans, we know enough about the feeding frenzy to know where to stash our deodorant and stay medicated and hydrated, which, at the end of the day, is all you really need to know, plus some other fine tips.… Read More
I know you all have to be as excited as I am, and it’s no surprise – but after just two episodes, Game of Thrones has already been renewed for a third season! The first episode has already had 8.3 million viewers. The North remembers! Press release after the cut:… Read More
Less than two weeks until the season two premiere of Game of Thrones! I, for one, welcome our dragon overlords. We have a new teaser poster for season two for you – featuring words from the ever-determined Daenerys Targaryen and featuring a wicked looking dragon egg.… Read More
Note: This article was written prior to the official news about the release-day DLC – I have decided to post it anyway, because the demo itself had a lot to love. However, I do not support EA’s decision to release content this way, and am as of now not going to be buying on release day. I stand by my opinion that the demo was fun and that the game will likely be excellent, but I will no longer be buying on release day unless there is significant revision to the DLC decision.
Maybe it would be in Glee‘s best interest to rename its show from Glee to Bleak. If any casual viewer had tuned in expecting the same, usual happy-go-lucky teenagers and peppy Sue Sylvester wise cracks, they may have gotten more than they bargained for.
Peeling back to be serious, Glee‘s winter finale, ambiguously titled “On My Way,” took the hard road in portraying gay teen bullying and teen suicide. This story belonged to David Karofsky (Max Adler), whose heartless outing at his new school by his fellow jocks, juxtaposed by Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup,” covered by Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), was nothing short of heartbreaking.… Read More
Oh, you! Because the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (we all know them as the CDC apparently has a good sense of humor, they’ve written up a blog on emergency preparedness, as may have been useful for the survivors on The Walking Dead. After the cut, check out their top way to stay safe in case of emergency – and remember these tips in the event of impending zombie apocalypse, kids.… Read More
Sometimes, there’s no other word to describe an episode except cute. And while I despise that word with every fiber of my being, nothing screams the c-word (no, not that c-word) louder from the rooftops than a Valentine’s Day episode, which had enough winning numbers and cute coupley stuff to make for an enjoyable hour on Glee.
To make a long story short, there’s a lot going on. For one, Rory (Damian McGinty) and Artie (Kevin McHale) are both trying to woo the hilariously ditzy Sugar Motta (Vanessa Lengies), who apparently has a boatload of money and a non-Mobster father.… Read More
The goodies keep on coming and I’m a kid at Christmas. Behind the cut, HBO’s released a new production video for season two of Game of Thrones, talking a bit about filming in Iceland. We’ve also got a gi-freaking-normous teaser poster for you to drool over! After the jump…… Read More
I have a lot of feelings when it comes to The Walking Dead. And, if you’ll recall, a lot of them are far from positive. I can’t help it – the first season of the show spoiled me by being practically flawless. Add in a slow run of shows in season two, and I couldn’t help but feel that it was somewhat lacking – until the midseries finale.
Well, I’m happy to report that The Walking Dead and I are once again on speaking terms. I got my fair share of everything this time around – gore, blood, startling zombie jump moments, and some good ol’ fashioned gunfire.… Read More