Hamilton and Cancel Culture

On the 4th of July, 2020, like so many people stuck at home due to the pandemic, I observed America’s Independence by watching Hamilton on Disney+. I, like many others, had not been fortunate enough to witness this performance live, but now we finally get to watch it at home. Given my past critiques of … Continue reading Hamilton and Cancel Culture

The Best-Friend Plot-Device

The Take published this video the other day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQgmcQwbJew And it reminded me of one of my old Tumblr Posts. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/34657749208/the-best-friend-plot-device I wrote this back when I was, well, less gentle in expressing my thoughts. I used to think writing strong and forceful opinions made for a more entertaining read, but that's beside the point. … Continue reading The Best-Friend Plot-Device

One True Ace Pairing: The Imitation Game

I adored this non-couple couple. I'm wading into thorny territory here, so I will try to be careful. And I'll try to do it without any major spoilers for The Imitation Game, although I'd argue this isn't the kind of movie that can be spoiled with prior information. The relationship in question is the one … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: The Imitation Game

Future adaptations of Little Women

(Written back in January. Just didn't get around to posting.) When I heard there was going to be a new Little Women movie, I thought to myself, what more can they do with this story? I've only ever watched the 1994 adaptation, and while I'm not exactly a fan, I just felt like it did … Continue reading Future adaptations of Little Women

The Philosophy of Left Behind

Adapted from my IMDB review. Spoiler warning. I knew this movie had terrible ratings and reviews. So I knew there was a pretty good chance it would be horrible. But I wanted to watch it anyway because it has 2 things I enjoy - (1) landing a plane under perilous circumstances and (2) the consequences … Continue reading The Philosophy of Left Behind

One True Ace Pairing: Fullmetal Alchemist

In my next post of the "One True Ace Pairing" series, I will talk about human characters! Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist. We can argue about whether they are an ace pair or not. I am not unaware of the massively popular Royai ship. But you also cannot argue that neither of … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Fullmetal Alchemist

One True Ace Pairing: Trolls

I’m going to have a harder time defending this one. I’ve written about two “ace pairings” with which I have connected: Woody and Bo from Toy Story 4 and Marlin and Dory from Finding Dory. I argued that Woody and Bo are an ace pair because they are toys and toys are asexual. I argued … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Trolls

One True Ace Pairing: Finding Dory

In my last post, I wrote about how the “romance” between Woody and Bo in Toy Story 4 warmed my heart. That inspired me to think about other ace pairs that I have loved over the years. When I think about “ace pairings”, I’m not necessary thinking about pairings between asexual people. In my post … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Finding Dory

One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4

I think Toy Story 4 is one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen. Yes, I know you think I’m crazy. And you’d be right: TS4 isn’t particularly romantic in any traditional sense of the word. But it is romantic in a very particular way that – as far as I know – … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4