Dear Zelda

Originally posted on So Tuachair:
I don’t know you. None of us on the internet really do – we know your smile, that your father called you his little girl and that, despite what some may say, you were named after a video game and not the First Flapper.  We’ve heard you laugh and tease…

Parenthood: We Finally Get a Gay?

1. Hey guys! I’m back from my temporary hiatus! Click over to my personal blog for more information about my life happenings and why I’ve been too busy to keep up with the fabulousness that is this blog.  2. Alas, I have not seen the season finale of Parenthood yet. I tend to watch things via On Demand…

How “Strong Female Characters” Are Making it Harder for Teens

I’m mostly talking about Film Adaptations of Teen/Kids Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels. I’m talking about the Film Adaptations in particular because the great thing about reading is, you leave it up to the imagination of the reader. When a book is adapted, however, certain elements disappear. Take the following trailer/first look, for example: Sounds…

When People are Prejudice: Women Get Fired

And Men get their slap on the wrist. It has been quite the racially charged summer – with the Zimmerman verdict and the Paula Deen racism scandal. What gets to me the most, however, is that Paula Deen had everything taken away from her. Everything. This woman was her own empire – we have books…

An Ode to Patrick Stewart

This isn’t really an Ode. I’m not particularly in the poetic mood at the moment, but here’s a post dedicated to just how awesome he is. Patrick Stewart is so many things. So many wonderful, beautiful things. He’s Captain of the Starship Enterprise, NCC1701-D. He’s Charles Xavier. He’s “That Shakespeare Guy.” Um, apparently he’s also…

Women Writers and their Male Nom de Plumes

I love books. I live books, I breathe them (on a day to day basis, thanks to Barnes and Noble). I’m a tad pained right now because I’m behind on my reading goal. Besides that, I love writing. I want to write for a living (get paid something decent for it, I mean) and hopefully…

Choice Feminism and Critique

I’m currently reading this book Mirror Mirror Off the Wall, about a woman who spent and entire year without mirrors. It’s a wonderful, interesting read and I definitely recommend it and her subsequent blog, A Year Without Mirrors.com. There’s a chapter that I found that describes Kjerstin Gruys’, the author, struggle with feminism and how…

I Am Terrified of the Internet

Seriously. I’m not even joking right now. I realize that, simply by typing this up and posting it on my blog, I’m slightly negating that fact. Either that, or I’m incredibly brave. But it’s true. I’m terrified of the internet. Every time I get a message from Disqus that someone’s responded to a post of…