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Came across this one on the ‘net (io9.c0m) and the elizabeth stark website: If Famous Writers Had Written Twilight… The main problem with Twilight isn’t its sparkly vampires who lack all traditional weaknesses, or even its anti-feminist sensibility. When you get right down to it, the trouble is that the writing is terrible, filled with […]Read More What if Famous Writers wrote “Twilight”?!?
Saw this really awesome blog post by scientist and sci-fi enthusiast Kyle Munkittrick from Discover: Science fiction knows how to play around with sex and gender. The free-lovin’ of A Stranger in A Strange Land, Commander Shepard’s bisexual proclivities, and William T. Riker’s seemingly universal interspecies compatibility are constant sources of entertainment. And the fun doesn’t stop with […]Read More Sci-Fi: the future of sex and sexuality
He’s just so sick of being pigeon-holed as an instrument of U.S. policy. And “truth, justice, and the American way“ are ”not enough anymore.” That’s why Superman, in the latest Action Comic, has announced he is “renouncing” his U.S. citizenship. Although he’s traditionally seen as an American hero (remember, though, he is an alien), Superman […]Read More Because being an American citizen is overrated: “Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in Latest Action Comic”
So it was one of those Saturday nights when I had nowhere to go and decided I’d watch “Black Swan”. There was me, Irish housemate, single English housemate with ballet/dancing background dying to watch “Black Swan”, English couple, one half of which is the woman with the PhD and is published, the other half of which […]Read More Black Swan review : so what was the hype all about again?
After having watched “127 Hours” I have learned some very important lessons that I should remember everytime I have the urge to travel somewhere: 1. Always remember to tell someone where you are going…in case you fall into a crack in a canyon and your hand gets pinned in a boulder. So, people, I am […]Read More Always tell someone where you are going (and other lessons learned from “127 Hours”)
So, a former housemate of mine introduced me to “127 Hours” with the idea that it is about a guy who cuts off his arm when he is trapped in a boulder in a canyon for five days. I didn’t think much of it, but I did copy his copy of it. I had heard […]Read More 127 Hours – a study in existential transformation in the most unlikely of places
Lazy Thursday in the office. Thinking I’ve had enough of volunteering (it seemed like a good idea a year ago haha!), and surfing the net for something to do. Came across this contest on the Jessica Zafra website, Letters to your Ex-es, that just had to be read. A random sampling: I haven’t realized that […]Read More What would you write if you wrote letters to your ex-es…?
So last night, whilst talking to my housemates (a Chinese Canadian guy and a new British Chinese guy – yep, it’s two guys, a gay person and a house) we were talking about homesickness and what whether we have comfort films (like comfort food) that help get us through those dark times. Housemate number 1 […]Read More What’s your comfort film?
Sigh. I watched Mulholland Drive the first time it came out on cable, first on the Japanese cable, Wowow (but of course!) in its full, uncensored form, and then on Star Movies, so mercilessly cut that I couldn’t make sense of it even more. All I could remember of it was “Silencio….silencio…” a line from […]Read More Retro-review:Mulholland Drive