Books, Entertainment

Books That Would Have Been Improved With a Queer Romance

I have watched Our Flag Means Death all the way through twice and I want to know: why can't media be this queer all the time?? Other media is so BORING by comparison! I've read numerous books that would have been MUCH better with a queer subplot of some kind, specifically a romantic one. These… Continue reading Books That Would Have Been Improved With a Queer Romance

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Fandom Book Tag

This book tag has 15 prompts and I need a distraction. From what? School, mostly. Do I spend more time complaining about school than I spend doing homework? Yes. I'm going to reveal whether I was part of the fandoms named in this tag. I currently belong to the Our Flag Means Death fandom and… Continue reading Fandom Book Tag

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

NOT ME POSTING A TOP TEN TUESDAY ON TIME FOR ONCE. Best of all, today's topic is FICTIONAL CRUSHES. My name is Lauren and I have a Type. Hades from Greek mythology I still secretly want to be goth; crushing on the god of the Underworld seems like a decent way to achieve that. The… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

Entertainment, Television

THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

My friend Shane started watching "Elite" and has been sending me Marco Polo messages about it. This is cause for celebration. I've been in love with "Elite" since season one and I haven't been able to share it with any of my friends until now! Season three of "Elite" just came out on Netflix. Last… Continue reading THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

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Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships

Happy Lupercalia! I wanted to do something Valentine's-themed and this is what I came up with. This post will be a mish-mash of surprising trivia and strong opinions about various fictional romances. As should be obvious, spoilers ahead. The Infernal Devices throuple I just learned this bit of trivia from reading Jess' blog post about literary romances. Fun… Continue reading Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships

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Favorite Ship Dynamics

I had an epiphany recently about my favorite type of ship. ("Ship" as in "fictional relationship," not as in "boat.") I used to say my favorite was "enemies to lovers." I knew, though, that that description wasn't quite right. Then I watched The Rise of Skywalker and realized, "Duh...I like Hero x Villain ships." What could… Continue reading Favorite Ship Dynamics

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Who Would Win in a Fight (Halloween edition)

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a Halloween freebie. So... ...I decided to make my favorite spOoOoOoOoky fictional characters fight in a tournament. (SPOILERS for The Lunar Chronicles, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Witch (2015), and The Scorpio Races.) Contestants Witch Mila (Undead Girl Gang) Tough. Punk. Magically-inclined.   Vampire Carmilla (Carmilla) Seductive.… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Who Would Win in a Fight (Halloween edition)

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Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive

Certain fictional characters fill me with a powerful rage. These characters are rude to my cinnamon rolls, use offensive terminology, emotionally abuse their loved ones, or just generally get on my nerves. The following list contains characters I can never forgive.   (Note: Expect spoilers for every series under the sun...but mostly Harry Potter.) (CW: discussions… Continue reading Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive

Entertainment, Real Life

Halloween the First

Today marks the first day of Halloween. I've never cared much for Halloween in years past. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. This Halloween season, I vow to...   Listen to "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" ad nauseum Dr. Stiig's remix is my favorite version, but pick whichever one you like best.   Scream "I, JACK, the PUMPKIN KING,"… Continue reading Halloween the First

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R.I.P. It or Ship It: Star Wars Edition

Just giving the people what they want. I'm shipping Star Wars characters...but ONLY New Trilogy characters. MEANING I've limited my ships to NAMED characters who appear in the New Trilogy AND spend a significant amount of time onscreen. (REMINDER that this blog focuses on character dynamics rather than canon likelihood. Age differences, familial connections, incompatible orientations and… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Star Wars Edition