Books, Computer games, Entertainment, Movies, Theater

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

Books, Movies

Halloween Movie Book Tag: Scream Inside Your Heart because Halloween is Over edition

October went by so fast. Here we are, almost three weeks into November, and I still miss all the black cats and evil pumpkins. Here is a Halloween movie tag in honor of the horror movies clogging up my Netflix queue. I pulled this tag from its creator Robin @ Paperbacks and Planners. Let's see… Continue reading Halloween Movie Book Tag: Scream Inside Your Heart because Halloween is Over edition

Books, Movies

The High School Musical Book Tag

For several years, High School Musical formed a large part of my identity. I LOVE these movies (even the third one.) Where else does one find cheesy, earnest musicals about summer busboys and their romantic dramas? WHERE, I ASK YOU? I found this tag over at AceReader, a blog that makes me smile. Go read some of… Continue reading The High School Musical Book Tag

Books, Entertainment, Movies

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

Movies

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Movies to Watch With Your Valentine

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today's topic is a Love Freebie.   My love language is Movies. When I love someone, I want to watch movies with them all day long. What better way to celebrate love than to watch one of these ten romantic films? Pop some popcorn (with - I hope - extra vegan… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Movies to Watch With Your Valentine

Books, Movies

Book Recs Based on Your Favorite Cats Character

Did you all know I liked Cats? Hahaha, well you're WRONG. I LOVED Cats. Did you know your favorite Cats cat tells me a lot about the books you might like? Just go with it. If you like: Macavity, Mungojerrie, or Rumpleteazer You're into dashing crime stories and heist novels, I bet. Try reading: The Amateur Cracksman by E.… Continue reading Book Recs Based on Your Favorite Cats Character

Movies

Making the Jellicle Choice

(Spoilers for Cats) I take issue with the Jellicle Choice. Old Deuteronomy made a mistake. Let me back up:   Once a year, the Jellicle Cats compete at the Jellicle Ball for a chance at a new life. Per Munkustrap (Robbie Fairchild), Jellicle elder Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench) picks the most deserving Jellicle based on their… Continue reading Making the Jellicle Choice

Books, Movies

Lunar Chronicles = Star Wars

Like Star Wars, The Lunar Chronicles utilizes familiar sci-fi archetypes, such as the ace pilot, the plucky heroine, and the damsel in distress. I love both series for exactly this reason. Originally inspired by the now-released The Rise of Skywalker, I tried to figure out which Lunar Chronicles characters matched up with my beloved Star… Continue reading Lunar Chronicles = Star Wars

Books, Entertainment, Movies, Television

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

Movies, Theater

I Really Enjoyed “Cats”

Trainwreck. Abomination. Fever dream. I've heard all these words and more used to describe Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's '80s hit. Viewers described such horrors as cats unzipping their own skin and eating the heads off cockroaches with human faces. After hearing these things, I wanted more than anything to see this movie.… Continue reading I Really Enjoyed “Cats”