At this point, it is a cliche to say that I am unsurprised by the actions and ideology of J.K. Rowling when it comes to trans individuals and their identities. I have lost much of my hope regarding whether or not she will come to see us as we see ourselves, and not as the […]
THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE. You have been warned. Welcome to The Percy Jackson Project! Today is the long-awaited part two of my discussion of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. I got a bit distracted reviewing other books and my soul was temporarily sucked into the swirling vortex that is 2020, but […]
THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE. You have been warned. Welcome to the Percy Jackson Project! Today I am discussing book two of Percy Jackson and the Olympians — The Sea of Monsters. I really liked The Sea of Monsters. It was a book that I finished quickly — speeding through books is a bit my style […]
Thoughts about Order of the Phoenix and Media in the Wizarding and Muggle Worlds Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix used to be my least favorite book in the Harry Potter series, but as I have grown older, it has wiggled its way up to the top of the list. This book is […]
I’ve loved the Harry Potter books for nearly all my remembered life. Getting lost in the Chamber of Secrets my solace and my fortitude on that wet night in September 2005 when I stayed at a friend’s house because a flood had destroyed our apartment. Harry’s scream of primal rage in Order of the Phoenix […]
I must admit it: I was never a big fan of Percy Jackson. I was a little bit too old for the series by the time I started reading the books, and my interest petered out by book three. I thought that the style of the books was cheesy, I was not really that invested […]
[Meta Note] Some familiarity with Doctor Who is required to understand this review, namely the basic character of the Thirteenth Doctor as portrayed by actress Jodie Whittaker. The thing I love most about Doctor Who novels is the chance they give to explore in depth the characters which aren’t always given enough of a chance […]
Last Friday night I was invited to participate in what ended up being a great Twitter Chat organized by Black Girls Create to discuss critical fandom as part of their month-long #BlackWizardHistory campaign. I really enjoyed the discussion, but I realized afterward that because it was such a great back and forth, the cohesiveness of […]
Joel Christensen is one of my favorite people on this planet, and I am incredibly lucky and privileged to know him and learn from him. His words here about Harry Potter and the relationship between author, text, and reader resonate deeply within me, and I appreciate the personal perspective he lends to the discussion of […]
Is leaving an offering of chocolate to Loki because UPG tells me it’s his favorite really all that different from my headcanon that Percy Weasley and Oliver Wood had an intense and passionate love affair? This post was born in conversation with Annie, who writes on Escape Velocities. She has a post in the works […]
I underestimated how much time working full time takes out of my life. Making space outside of that for personal projects is still something that I am adjusting to, but there is time for that. Is this what being a real adult is like? Finding only small moments to write, be it on a bus […]
One thing that I’ve always loved about Doctor Who is the way that people unfamiliar with the Doctor and how they operate react to them, and so I loved that The Good Doctor starts off from the perspective of someone utterly bewildered about what is going on.
Given that there’s no new episodes of Doctor Who until 2020, I decided to read some books that cover the adventures of The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham. I started with Combat Magicks because the book is about witchcraft and battles between Attila the Hun and the Roman Empire. How could I possibly resist?
May the gods grant me patience because I am incredibly sick of the implication that because two (or more) people are in a romantic relationship that necessitates the relationship also be sexual. This came up when I was doing research into people’s opinions on the relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale in Good Omens, categorized as […]
I’ve been getting into Tarot cards lately, and I’ve always been into Harry Potter, so it is only natural that eventually I was going to combine the two. The first thing you need to understand is that when I decide to pick up a new hobby, I commit. So when I decided to take up […]