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?
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?
Back from a long absence! So I’ve been just reading (speculative fiction anthology edited by Ursula K. Le Guin, book by Terry Pratchett), or hunting for books to read (Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – which was already sold at the bookshop where I normally go to for good bargains. I have […]Read More Retro-review: All Over Me
So back when I was making my master’s thesis on sci-fi and mythology and motifs, I have had to read a lot of Carl Jung for related literature to support my ideas on the correlation between mythology, sci-fi and the collective unconscious. At that time, I enjoyed reading him, but not being a psych major […]Read More I geek out, therefore I do: Jung and Descartes in comic form are much more fun!
There are advantages to being in Africa. One is that it expands your world further. Another is that stereotypes you’ve had, misconceptions you’ve had, expectations you’ve had go completely out of the window, when you come and you realize that the things you’ve read about Africa are not all necessarily true. For another, you may […]Read More Geek discovers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the dangers of a single story
So I’ve been looking for the DVD of Dollhouse’s Season 2 (2oth Century Fox) since the show ended (dang you, Fox! How could you cancel such a great show?!?). I finally found one during my forays into, ehem, pirated DVD shops (it can’t be helped…it’s where the kick-ass DVDs are). So I loaded it up […]Read More DVD Marathon: Dollhouse’s Season 2 is a satisfyingly awesome mindtrip