Author Archives: Marie Erving

The Killing Moon: Fantasy Grounded in Humanity’s Flaws, Wisdom, and Vision

Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Gatherers are priests who harness the power of dreams for healing and peaceful death of souls judged corrupt. They are never to use this power for selfish ends. After a tragic mishap in enacting his duty, Gather … Continue reading

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Outlander, and the Unfortunate Misstep Concluding the First Half of Season One

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance Synopsis: Claire, a WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English–which is awkward as she’s an Englishwoman who ends up becoming … Continue reading

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Ascension: It’s Awkward

Short post this week, and probably next week–I’ve got a big presentation coming up, and am concentrating on finishing up some experiments for that. Genre: Sci-fi Synopsis: Due to fears that the Cold War could degenerate into a devastating conflict, the … Continue reading

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Teen Wolf: From Awful to Pretty Good in Four Seasons

Genre: Supernatural Synopsis: S1: Normal teenager Scott gets turned into a werewolf, and has to learn about what he is while trying to figure out who turned him into a wolf in the first place, and why. S2: Things come to … Continue reading

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The Young Elites: Delving into the Darkness

Genre: Young adult fantasy Synopsis: Ten years ago, a plague decimated the land. Most of the plague survivors were children, and many of those were scarred afterwards. Of the scarred survivors, some developed powers. The crown views this as an … Continue reading

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Science in Media (or lack thereof): 12 Monkeys

Confession. I only managed to force myself to watch the first half of the first episode of 12 Monkeys–which sucks, because I was really looking forward to two STEM female characters in a show (given how I kinda relate to … Continue reading

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The Final Formula and The Blood Alchemist: A Blend of Urban Fantasy, Chemistry, and Fun

Genre: Urban fantasy Synopsis: Addie is an alchemist who can’t remember what happened to her since the night the the institute housing the greatest alchemists in the country exploded. She creates a potion to try to restore her memory, but … Continue reading

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