Books

TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: It was a massacre…ho hum

Hooray! Another great passage from Eyes of War. I'm fairly impressed with the description in today's passage. Sure, it takes a turn for the morbid, sounding like something you'd find in George R. R. Martin's books, but it's not bad. There are a couple flubs--"The oval face held fear."--but it's pretty good for Ms. Nickerson. The… Continue reading TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: It was a massacre…ho hum

Movies, Music

MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: Vocal dissonance

A lot of times I cry not out of sadness, but confusion. I have trouble watching today's music video. It hurts my brain to hear that voice coming from that body. It makes no sense. This a phenomenon called vocal dissonance, where the voice one would expect a person--say, a beautiful film star-- to have… Continue reading MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: Vocal dissonance

Entertainment, Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: Inside Out

The premise: 11-year-old Riley experiences emotional turmoil after her family relocates to San Francisco, as told by the emotions that live in her head. When Riley loses her core memories, emotions Joy and Sadness go to recover them while Disgust, Anger, and Fear try to keep Riley happy. My reaction: Huh. That's as much as I could muster from… Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Inside Out