The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

After watching The Crimes of Grindelwald, I decided to write down everything about that movie that confused me. (Note that these are not all plot holes. Some are just stuff that might take multiple viewings to understand, but I doubt I want to watch this movie again.) (Spoiler warning, btw, in case the title didn't … Continue reading The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

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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

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