Twenty years ago, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer premiered on TV and gave us seven seasons of a witty, complex, fun, sad, supernatural stories about the chosen girl who could save the world. In the end, she liberated all the chosen girls. Sunnydale High sat on the hell mouth, a perfect metaphor for high school as
In her writing, J. K. Rowling's definitely takes her words to heart. Her villains consistently display their evil side in their treatment their inferiors. Voldemort pretty much badgers everyone, even those who are loyal to him. But there's another villain that makes my skin crawl, Dolores Umbridge; we meet her in Order of the Phoenix.
In two days, the Warcraft movie comes out. Yay! I've probably said this so much that it's news to no one, but I'm geek when it comes to World of Warcraft. I love the game, and I'm looking forward to the movie. Yeah, I know the movie reviews have been bad, but my hope isn't
Why? For me, it’s the best, but I realize there are differences of opinion. I came to The 100 late. I missed the first season because I thought the previews looked ho-um. I watched the first season on Netflix, and by episode three, I was hooked. I haven’t read the books, but I’m considering reading
A woman! Most people credit Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus Unbound as the first science fiction novel. I'd venture a guess that most people think of early science fiction authors as male and would have guessed that a man started the genre. I'm in the middle of reading Ancillary Justice by Ann
One of the things I do when I take a break is find and watch short videos of authors giving talks or answering questions. It’s fun, and I often learn a thing or two. During this activity, I made a discovery: many of my favorite authors play or played Dungeons & Dragons, and they often