Archive for April 2014

Words of wisdom from a 17-year-old boyfriendless dork in 1996

Words of wisdom from a 17-year-old boyfriendless dork in 1996
I’ve been working on a novel for…oh…the past five years or so. Really more than that, when you take into account that it started as a short story almost five years before I decided to lengthen it. The book is a contemporary young adult novel, so I’ve spent a LOT of time scouring old photo... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Oathkeeper

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Oathkeeper
This week in Game of Thrones winners and losers, I’m all about seeing characters getting their comeuppance (or hoping they get their comeuppance). Certain people have gotten a bit too big for their smallclothes, is what I’m saying, and I’m not talking about Hodor. Hodor is perfect. So is Ser Pounce. I think we all... Read more »

Star Wars VII Cast Announced: Where my ladies at?

Star Wars VII Cast Announced: Where my ladies at?
Yeah, I am disappointed that J.J. Abrams, the man who brought us two of the most kick ass (in different ways) female TV characters of the century (Felicity and Sydney Bristow) couldn’t be bothered to toss more than one new female character into the new Star Wars movie. That said, he has brought some talented... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: "Oathkeeper"

Game of Thrones recap: "Oathkeeper"
I have read the Game of Thrones books, even if sometimes it seems like I haven’t read the Game of Thrones books, but this was the first episode where I felt sort of lost. There was quite a lot of switching things up from the novels during this hour, and also a lot of focus... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2014: Predicting the Biggest Hits and Misses

Summer Movie Forecast 2014: Predicting the Biggest Hits and Misses
This Friday’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 marks the official start of the summer movie season.  Oh sure.  It may seem like we’re already in the throes of summer blockbusters, what with the April 4 release of the hugely profitable (and hugely awesome) Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  But, that was just a warm-up. ... Read more »

Watching sex scenes with your parents

Watching sex scenes with your parents
HBO has created a great ad campaign for their mobile HBO GO app. It’s a series of videos depicting one family awkwardly watching HBO television together — from sex scenes and difficult adult topics to mom thinking Jon Snow Robb Stark (I know nothing, Jon Snow) is Paul Rudd. The AV Club has all of the... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Breaker of Chains

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Breaker of Chains
Sorry for no recap last night, all two of you who were looking for it. I was with family for the weekend, and decided that hanging out with 3-D people was more important than taking notes on a TV show. I won’t let it happen again. Anyway, I thought last night’s Game of Thrones was... Read more »

Scandal Finale Recap: The Price of a Free and Fair Election

Scandal Finale Recap: The Price of a Free and Fair Election
I think we all went into this Scandal finale thinking that we’d spend the hour waiting for the bomb at the church to go off. The penultimate episode ended with a clock ticking down from sixty minutes, and, hey, sixty minutes is exactly the amount of time in a Scandal episode. We all went in... Read more »

My Not-So-Secret Stint as a "Hair" Model - Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

My Not-So-Secret Stint as a "Hair" Model - Part 2: Electric Boogaloo
As promised, we’re back and ready for Round 2.  My brief but glorious stint as a “hair” model has come and gone, but the hair remains and it’s currently on top of my head.  Never mind the fact that the hair is connected to a lace piece that’s glued to my scalp.  It’s still real... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Lion and the Rose

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Lion and the Rose
On this week’s Game of Thrones, we didn’t spend any time with last week’s big winner, so the Hound wasn’t even eligible for the repeat. That left the door wide open for a brand new champion. Who stands to gain (or lose) the most from the results of the Purple Wedding? Who is a victim... Read more »