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Review of Voltron (2016)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Television Reviews | 0 comments

Hello my lovlies! Over the weekend I binge watched the new Voltron on Netflix so I thought I’d come on here and blather about it a little so you can figure out if you want to watch it or not. This will be relatively spoiler-free and will mostly be about generalities rather than plot points. Like many people about my age, Voltron was a pretty important part of my childhood. In fact, if I have to hang my love of SFF on any one thing, it was probably my love of giant robot cartoons (Robotech was my other love). Since Voltron was so near and dear to my heart, I was a little bit...

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Oh, These Little Earthquakes

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in General Insanity | 0 comments

Every once in a while, a tiny, seemingly meaningless thing happens in the morning that sets the tone for the rest of the day. This morning, I was microwaving butter to put on my toast and I happened to flip over the little dish on my way to the sink with it. CHINA is the solitary word on the back. My traitorous brain fills in the rest on its own, “all the way to New York.” And that’s all it takes, I’m singing China by Tori Amos under my breath while buttering my toast and I know exactly what kind of day it’s going to be: a singing sad songs while crying at my...

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Review of Captain America: Civil War

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Okay, I think I’ve let enough time go by before reviewing that everyone had a reasonable chance to go watch the movie already. There will be some spoilers here, all below the jump, but I don’t think anything you couldn’t have gleaned from the trailer. Completely spoiler free review: It’s a fine movie in a similar vein to all the other Marvel Comics Universe movies that have come before it. Lots of action, some funny bits, some sad bits, lots of angst. More in depth and spoilery follows here. Look away! Look away! So, here are my takeaways. I guess it’s going to...

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Daily Bread

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Yeastomancy | 0 comments

Those of you who follow me on social media have probably seen at least one of my recent experiments in baking. Since I owed my blog a post this week, and I’ve been meaning to talk a little bit about baking, this seems like a good time. I’ve been a casual baker for a few years now, but with my recent move to full-time writing I decided I should take it more seriously as a pastime, mostly because I needed something to replace writing as a hobby. I’ve always liked baking, far more than cooking. I think because it feels like chemistry. You mix all the things together, apply...

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Review of Lost Girl, Seasons 1 – 5

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Television Reviews | 0 comments

Just yesterday I finished the final episode of the show Lost Girl. I was pretty late to the bandwagon. I only started watching it sometime early this year, around the time it was announced that they were in the middle of the final season. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me. On the one hand I don’t have to wait around years for the storyline to finish up. On the other hand I don’t feel like I got very much time with Bo and her cohort. Spoiler free summary: It’s a fun show. The writing is clever. Anna Silk is brilliant and funny. Kenzi is the bomb. The show is very...

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Use Oxford Commas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

For no particular reason yesterday, I thought about this poem and wondered why there wasn’t a version of it for fledgling writers. Resolved to confront this great injustice in the universe, I took it upon myself to create one. I present for your amusement a parody of Wear Sunscreen originally published by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune in June 1997. -C Writers, Use Oxford commas. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Oxford commas would be it. The long term benefits of Oxford commas have been proven by grammarists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more...

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