Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
I love flash fiction, for those of you who can't tell. Part of the reason is that I love writing in different genres and flash fiction allows me to do that effortlessly. Another reason is that I know that people live busy lives, and I love writing a story that anyone can read, no matter … Continue reading Short Trips: Repercussions – A Masterclass on Flash Fiction Anthologies
Have you ever wanted to see an unconventional Christmas story? One that's so distinctly Christmas, and yet different from most of the cheery, simple stories that come around every December? One of my favourite things to do as a writer is to deviate from the audience's expectations. I look at a trope or a genre … Continue reading Unlimited Plum Pudding!!!
I sat with my husband on the couch, watching the Thirteenth Doctor regain her composure as she pressed a lever on the TARDIS console. As the familiar theme song started up with the credits, there was one word in my mind. Woah. It was the same reaction I'd had after every episode in the Flux … Continue reading Flux: The Good, the Bad, and the Ravagers
Stories nowadays are complicated—and I mean that quite literally. If you think of the Disney movies of old, the ones I grew up with as a 90’s kid, they’re all painfully straightforward. Ariel wants to become human, she makes a deal with a sea witch, she and Eric fall in love, said sea witch pops … Continue reading Luca: A True Disney/Pixar Movie
It's the summer of 2005. Everyone is wearing oddly layered tops, jeans, and clunky hats. The superhero craze is just starting to boom with films like X-Men, Fantastic 4, Spider-Man, and even Disney's first foray into the genre, The Incredibles taking hold of ages young and old. And in the midst of it all: Sky … Continue reading I just rewatched Sky High and…it’s actually pretty good?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every Pride and Prejudice fan has their favourite screen adaptation of the beloved book. Maybe it's the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the new spin on the tale in the form of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or perhaps it's one of the two most popular adaptations … Continue reading The Reasons Why Everyone Freaks Out Over Pride and Prejudice (2005)
A comparison of "Father's Day" and "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith" I am currently forcing my husband to watch The Sarah Jane Adventures--okay, I'm not forcing him, I promise he wanted to! The Sarah Jane Adventures, or SJA, is a spin-off series of Doctor Who that follows former companion Sarah Jane Smith who has … Continue reading Same Software, Different Case
Today marks one week since the highly anticipated Gallifrey: Time War 4 boxset was released. How are your emotions? Mine still haven’t recovered. If you've read my overall review of Gallifrey (which is basically just me gushing about how amazing it is), then you'll know how much I love it. Some friends got me into … Continue reading Gallifrey: Time War 4 – The End of an Era
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