Sofii over at A Book. A Thought. created the perfect book tag.
It’s called The Perfect Book tag. Continue reading “The Perfect Book Tag”
My schedule has fluctuated massively in the last few weeks.
With new Tuesday classes, weekly dinners, and church events, I feel like I’m busy all the time.
I’m getting a rare night in to recalibrate and get some reading done.
Writing-wise, my brain is broken, so I’ve been stacking up the book tags.
Today, I finally participate.
Inspired by Sailor Moon, I set about making a list of my favorite ships and realized some surprising things: Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Ships”
A guy I once liked tried to argue that the movie Saw was a philosophical masterpiece. Continue reading “Jigsaw (Saw Franchise) Book Tag”
My mom and I saw Leslie Odom, Jr. perform at Benaroya Hall last week. Continue reading “Hamilton Book Tag”
I’m finally doing it.
I’m forming a girl squad.
I’ve put it off for years because my friends keep choosing true love over the sisterhood. They tell me marriage is a whole lot of fun.
BUT IS IT?
GIRL SQUAD, ASSEMBLE!
What would this squad do? I don’t know. Win? Fight for love and justice? Discuss film theory? Have pizza nights because I miss those most?
“Girl squad” sounds juvenile for something this important.
How about…Fantasy Feminist Team?
For round 3, I picked
Lilly Moscovitz from The Princess Diaries
Jacin Clay from The Lunar Chronicles
Heather Matarazzo gave life to Lilly Moscovitz in Garry Marshall’s take on my favorite book. Heather’s charm was missing from the original series, where Lilly functions as Mia’s smug best friend. Lilly never misses a chance to demean Mia, something Mia waves off as “just how [Lilly] is.”
Jacin Clay’s secret love for Princess Winter was revealed in a twist that shed new light on his actions. Jacin’s ONLY loyalty is to the princess. As such, he loves letting others know how incompetent and insignificant they are.
I hate Book Lilly’s toxicity. I hate when she nitpicks others’ flaws. I HATE the power imbalance her massive ego creates in her relationships.
None of Lilly’s friends call her out for her behavior. The few times someone does, Lilly offers a nominal apology that she brushes aside in favor of her own feelings.
Jacin’s patience died with his dreams of becoming a doctor. Stupidity will not fly around him. If you lie or propose a stupid idea, he will let you know.
In that respect, I’m here for this ship. Jacin would see through all Lilly’s attempts at self-aggrandizement and shut. Them. Down.
Lilly dumped sensitive musician Boris because he couldn’t keep up. Her most successful canon relationships were with a Muay-Thai fighting mad scientist and an Israeli-trained Swedish bodyguard. She would be into Jacin’s military bearing and sass.
This is true love. I can feel it.
Verdict: SHIP IT