“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is a great show on a lot of levels, and it’s often lauded for its sensitive handling of someone with mental health issues. Though there’s so little TV fare offers that same quality, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” isn’t good just because of that. It’s a thoughtful show on more than a single level, and it’s funny. However, there is one aspect of it that’s sort of intrinsic to what helps Rebecca Bunch get through her struggles. Continue reading “Not All ‘Crazy’ Gets More Warmth than Cold”
That utopian future Star Trek is based on? A lot of people are wistful for the kind of idealism it represents, but with all the hurdles to even a semblance of a utopia, it’s hard to think such a notion isn’t perhaps a bit too fluffy. Continue reading “Spaceship as Life Raft”
An author whose work I like recently had a blog post about how writers don’t need to blog. I agree. It’s really not going to do anything for your work, but I guess I think it can be somewhat incidental — kind of like the extras on a blu-ray (Spellchecker would have capitalize the ‘b’ in ‘blu-ray,’ but raspberries to that).
I also figure themes one revisits frequently in their work are worth ruminating on in blog-form. As well as stuff that’s like a slightly more expansive haiku — a genre of which this entry is already ‘War and Peace’-sized in comparison with. And now, why not a bit of actual haiku?
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I don’t watch enough reality TV to think too much about it (even outside of a novel I wrote that explored it), but I recently found myself watching a bit and thinking about what I’ve never seen in the format. Continue reading “Reality and Not an Ounce of Stillness”
World Goth Day passed last week in its usual way. Most media depictions of goths are, after all, very pale, so the goth figures who were most appreciated were along those lines. But if that’s the most significant thing about a goth’s physicality, then … Continue reading “Contemplating World Goth Day and Book Reviews”
I haven’t watched “Dragon Ball Super,” but I’ve read about the main character, Goku, getting an ultra form that surpassed his super blond-haired form — and that’s just kind of neat. Instead of a dark-haired character’s best version having features that are supposed to be valuable to some people because they’re not as common as dark-hair, this version of Goku’s turn to gray — like he’s getting older or has just gone through something incredibly stressful. And yet can still find a way to keep fighting at the level of his universe’s would-be gods. If only.