The 1985 Fright Night has been one of my favorite vampire movies since college. I knew it was dangerous to see a remake of a movie I love-love-love, but after seeing pictures of David Tennant’s hilariously cheesy (and shirtless!) take on Peter Vincent, finding out that Marti “Buffy” Noxon wrote
Say! Did you know that girls hate Game of Thrones ? Well, neither did I. But apparently they do.
So, I read this thing on Tumblr about why a particular blogger over there doesn’t like female characters, and she got quite self-righteous about her right to dislike them, and I started to feel all ranty, and this is the result.
Sometimes you have to wonder why the idea of hell caught on the way it did. Sure, it’s an interesting metaphor in art and fiction (Bosch… Milton… Dante… Gaiman…), but why do people believe in it with the sincerity and fervor with which they apparently do? It’s a pretty weird
Since I know some of my Buffy-related readers are into fan fiction, I thought you might enjoy this passionate (and delightful) defense of it from a literary history perspective: http://fleurdeliser.tumblr.com/post/45428199979 Cheers! The Smashed poll is almost ready, except I have to go to work now!
The saga of my novel, through LiveJournal posts. Spring 2009 At a Norwescon lycanthropy panel featuring Greg Cox, somebody poses the question: why has there never been a werewolf Dracula? A truly definitive and iconic novel/story/character? I suspect the best way to answer that question is probably to write a
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reacts to the rapid progress on gay rights: From the Boy Scouts to the British Parliament: Left behind? Conservative Christians and the gay revolution The piece seemed interesting to me for its sad, resigned tone — the tone of
Short, spoiler-free review: if you liked Jackson’s LOTR movies, you will probably like this as well.
Republicans Lost the Culture War, says professional Republican William Bennett President Obama won the 2012 presidential election by accumulating some of the most one-sided electoral constituencies in modern political history. If you keep reading, you will discover that what William Bennett means by "one-sided" is "everyone except wealthy, older white
The finger wounds that started to bug me over the weekend were actually a return of the dyshidrotic eczema that has plagued me periodically throughout my life. Usually, when it appears, it is painful and irritating for a couple of weeks, then it goes away. Except in the summer/fall of
This is me climbing onto a political soapbox, and if you don't want to hear about it, the guts are behind the cut. (Obviously, the title of the post already tells you where I stand)
I can’t say I was surprised that the strong winner of “favorite Season 5 episode that isn’t The Body, The Gift, or Fool for Love” was Intervention — because Intervention was my own pick. But at first consideration it might be an odd choice. It seems like the deep introspection