Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome

I'm going back to my Tumblr posts. I'm going back to two posts, published as "Oversimplification" Parts 1 and 2. I realized that the unifying theme is movies about extreme academic pressure and the impostor syndrome. I've suffered from the impostor syndrome, so makes sense that I was really worked up about how these movies … Continue reading Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome

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Blade Runner 2049 Explains Why I Hate AI Movies

OK, I don’t hate AI movies. I enjoyed Age of Ultron and I, Robot quite a bit, for instance. I hate AI movies that deal with the question of the humanity of AIs. (No, I have not watched Steven Spielberg’s A.I. although I know quite a bit about it, and probably never will.) Why don’t … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Explains Why I Hate AI Movies

The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?

Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?

Review and Discussion: The Lunar Chronicles

So this post was sitting in drafts all ready to go (for how many months now?), so I just pressed the publish button: Having finally completed the series, I have decided to post my reviews from Goodreads here. Apparently I never wrote one for Scarlet. And if I ever read and review Wire and Nerves, … Continue reading Review and Discussion: The Lunar Chronicles

My Problem with Ginny

This is one my more interesting Tumblr posts, only because it actually got a negative response. Two people reblogged it, calling it "bullshit". I should have asked them why they thought so. Reading it over again, I think I did a good job carefully explaining why I have a problem with Ginny and how most … Continue reading My Problem with Ginny

The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts

In my last post, I commented on members of the HP cast who gave fantastic performances, but redefined the characters from the books. Here is a shoutout to the characters who captured the book characters really well in my opinion. James and Oliver Phelps as Fred and George Weasley brought an energy to the screen … Continue reading The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts