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

Books, Entertainment, Television

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

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Top Ten Tuesday at it again. Today is favorite character traits. I might be rehashing my favorite tropes. Or I might simply be listing the character traits of one Ronan Niall Lynch. I was asked for character traits I love; no one said they had to be from different character. Strong and silent I love… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Books

August: The Month of Rage

Last month's common thread: many of the things I read filled me with PALPABLE RAGE. Here are the lowlights. (Some spoilers ahead.) (CW: rape, abuse, neglect) From Speak: The Graphic Novel Melinda walks into the kitchen with self-harm scars. Her mom notices them and says, "I don't have time for this." Melinda stops speaking, develops scabs… Continue reading August: The Month of Rage

Books

TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Boundaries

I wasn't going to write about this, but I changed my mind because I'm outraged. I'm not sure if there's a cultural difference at play--maybe it's a Mormon thing--because I can't imagine parents in the United States who would actually do this to their child. In the original Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie rejects the odious Mr.… Continue reading TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Boundaries