This past week I took my girl friend to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. She's been reading the books. I have not. Other than a vague idea that it involved demons and demon hunters I knew nothing about the storyline. Apparently, this was a good thing since a lot of fans of… Continue reading Its a Supernatural World After All
My last post explored seasons 1-5 of Supernatural and which characters represented the protagonist in each season. As discussed last time the protagonist is the person with the most to lose in the story line. The one we, the audience, are expected to most identify with on an emotional level. I'd like to also… Continue reading Protagonist, Antagonist and Just Plain Gonist: Part 2
Before I get started, I want to warn those who might not have watched Supernatural, this post is basically one big long spoiler. As a writer I find Castiel's character fascinating and exceedingly complicated. I know some people disagree, I have only to scroll through the 100s of tweets I got earlier this month… Continue reading Protagonist, Antagonist and just plain gonist.
As you know, I am a huge geek. I love my fandoms. I especially love fan fiction. There is something raw and visceral about a lot of fan fiction and I don't just mean the horrid grammar, atrocious spelling and lack of knowledge of basic english. No, it's the willingness to push characters and situations… Continue reading It’s My Fandom, Get Your Money Grubbing Hands Off.
It's been awhile since I've had time to post. Work and raising a family and all that mundanity that ruins life had to be attended to. So this week I'd like to go further into the Supernatural Universe. Today I read a rather poorly researched and heavy handed article about the character Castiel. However, she did have a few… Continue reading I’ll See Your Agenda and Raise You an Angel
Why Supernatural Should Take it a Step Further I've recently joined a new fandom (yes another one, what can I say). I was reluctant at first. It didn't seem like it was going to be my thing. I'm more of a robots and time travel type girl and this is more vampire and holy water… Continue reading It’s Not Always About Love, but Sometimes It Should Be
This week I was treated to a massive dose of sanity threatening emotional issues. Some were happening in real life, the rest happened in two of my favorite fandoms. I won't bore you with my real life issues that involve being pregnant and having to move. However, I was rather surprised by the strength of… Continue reading Without You
Our perception of gender is tainted by the media, by what we are told is feminine and beautiful and strong and masculine. Strong and feminine aren't supposed to go together just as beautiful and masculine should not. Right? Wrong. Gender bias is just that bias. As recently brought out in the article Gender Dichotomy is… Continue reading I’m Not Male, I’m Not Female, I am Me.
The Role of Science Fiction in Literature I've been reading science fiction since I was very young. I honestly don't even remember the first sci-fi book I read. I do remember the first one that made a huge impact on me. It was a short story by Ray Bradbury called All Summer in a… Continue reading Transformers, Sex and Why Science Fiction is Socially Relevant
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ― Ernest Hemingway I recently wrote a story, a fanfiction in the one fandom I will actually write for. It had a rather dark theme and one I myself feel very passionately about. In it a certain character, one I identify very closely with due… Continue reading Your Happy vs. My Happy