Monthly Archives: July 2013

TTT: Top Ten Favorite Beginnings In Books

I reread a lot of first chapters from my book collection for this topic. It was fun to figure out the kind of things that did and didn’t work. I imagine this is going to be a very helpful Top … Continue reading

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Video Roundup: Hollywood stereotypes, graduation comedy, and cosplay

First video is another comedy song from Rhett and Link, about graduating. It’s probably not a surprise anymore that I think they write some funny songs. The next video is from Mama Hope, dealing with Hollywood Stereotypes of African Men. … Continue reading

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TTT: Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book

Fun topic from The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today, about topics that turn us off from trying a book. I managed to come up with 7. Standard disclaimer, there is good media with all of these topics, … Continue reading

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What Stories are Worth Following Online? Roundup: Sci-fi, Superheroes, and Science!

What online media am I following right now and why? This is a slightly shortened list, since the actual list would probably be too long, and I’d have forgotten stuff anyway. Co-Optitude (web series) Felicia and Ryan Day play retro … Continue reading

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Masters of Tragedy, Part II: GRRM and Guy Gavriel Kay

Link to┬áMasters of Tragedy, Part I: Joss Whedon and Gen Urobuchi GRRM I’ve read all of A Song of Ice and Fire, but I haven’t actually read that much besides, from GRRM. But it’s enough to make this list. Still, … Continue reading

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Masters of Tragedy, Part I: Joss Whedon and Gen Urobuchi

Last week, I had the idea of comparing the great masters of tragic character deaths: Joss Whedon, GRRM, and Gen Urobuchi. If we’re talking tragedy that hurts, as a theme for a creator, I could probably add Guy Gavriel Kay … Continue reading

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