What Is Millennial Culture?

  Bret Easton Ellis article for The Sunday Times which is conveniently hidden behind a paywall. If you’re complaining about a lack of reading and bragging about your writing abilities, I guess a good way to ensure your opponent has no leg to stand on is to hinder their ability to access your alleged “writing.” So,[…]

Millennials

Me in 1987, full Millennial mode. Wearing a tiara like the princess I *think* I am. Typical entitled Millennial. My name is Meghan.  I was born in 1984.  I am a Millennial. I grew up reading Goosebumps books on the swing set in my suburban backyard, watching Chris Farley on[…]

What Was Your Favourite Book As A Child?

My very first book obsession was Go, Dog, Go!  Apparently, I made my parents read it to me so many times that I memorized it and would “read” it back to them!  They figured out my “secret” when they put a random other book in my hands, and I proceeded[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Hey Teacher…

This topic is near and dear to my heart, since I worked in a school for a year and definitely had delusions of wanting to be a teacher (!!!) for a while, and though that didn’t really pan out, I do have massive respect for these fictional teachers for actually[…]

School Shooting Curriculum

Since school shootings are just commonplace now, with no end in sight, and “safety drills” aren’t effectively saving any lives, we must now resign ourselves to the fact that sending a child into the classroom to learn is in reality, sending them up before a firing squad.  School used to[…]

Currently… in October 2015

FEELING:  Compared to last month?  Soooo much better.  Oh, I’m going out and doing things, taking on projects, I feel more confident in my ability to move on with my life and do things.  From little things like painting the bathroom and putting up the shelves in the office, to[…]

My Hogwarts Story Tag!

OH MAY GAW you guys I’m at Burning Man right now so I’m unable to post but am using time travel scheduled posts to keep up!  Today is usually Sunday Stealing day, but since I’m not around, I’m doing something different:  The MY HOGWARTS STORY TAG created by Danielle at[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Whhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I can’t even.  This week we’re talking about fandom a deaths we still can’t even.  Oh, the feels.  Dare we?  Truly, dare we? 1.  Hoban Washburne from Firefly  sorry if you didn’t see the movie, but this happens, and it’s DREADFUL.  Funny story:  after seeing the movie, I had pizza[…]

Starship Troopers

This is arguably the most famous of Heinlein’s novels and I would venture to say it is probably the least typical Heinlein novel.  The humour is sparse, there’s almost no sexual encounters, and the female characters can be counted on one hand.  While I always enjoy The Dean’s writing, I[…]

I Was Told There’d Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley

As soon as I finished the first chapter of I Was Told There’d Be Cake, I realized something:  Sloane Crosley was the friend from Long Island I never had in college. Her humorous essays are very conversational, relateable, and then…they take a turn for the absurd.  I found myself smacking[…]

Currently… in August 2015

FEELING:  You know what?  Summer vacation has been everything I dreamed of.  I am so grateful for this time to relax and focus on one job at a time!  I feel like my life is not a crisis anymore. WATCHING:  For the first time in months, I have the time[…]

Book Challenge

On the road to being considered “banned,” a book must first be “challenged.”  Fun fact!  When a book is “challenged,” it is debated based on its merits and themes, to be certain that it meets the same moral standards as put forth in fine, upstanding pieces of popular literature, such[…]

Podkayne of Mars

I can’t wait to introduce you to Podkayne of Mars!!!  Told as a diary written by Poddy Fries, nine Mars years old (which is like 16 Earth years – because of the longer orbit, duh, Heinlein thinks of everything) and about to embark on the journey that will change her[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Spin Spin Spinoff

I’m not a fan of spinoffs, generally, since Angel was such a disappointment after Buffy.  Most of the things I love just happen to wrap up in tidy, complete packages.  I can’t imagine, for instance, continuing the story of Les Miserables, or Battlestar Galactica, or Love in the Time of[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Not Of This World…

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday features our Five Favourite Aliens!  Kick it up to Warp Speed and join me, The Nerdy Girlie, and Super Space Chick and hashtag #5FANDOMFRIDAY and #FANDOM5 with your 5 favourite aliens – self included! 1.  THE DOCTOR  in all his various incarnations.  I think my[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Guilty Pleasures

Normally I would say “Nothing you enjoy should make you feel guilty!” but there are those things you cringe to admit like… 1.  I adore the Twilight series  and I’m glad to see it popping up on other people’s lists too!  I feel so bad because the books are a[…]

I Will Fear No Evil

What do you get when you put the brain of a dying old man into the body of an impossibly hot young woman?  I Will Fear No Evil explores every possible angle of a horny old man being surgically implanted into the body of his secretary to prolong his life. […]

When the Tripods Came

Full disclosure:  this is a children’s book.  Yes, friends, this is how 1988 does YA dystopian sci-fi.  No icky love triangles, no pseudo-sexual undercurrents, no preachy abstinence subtext.  Just tripods. What I love about the Tripods is that they’re unpredictable.  No little green men screeching “TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER,”[…]

5 Fandom Friday: OH MAMA!

In honor of Mother’s Day (probably?) let’s dish on favourite moms!  Kinda weird, but okay… 1.  Joyce Summers  was the coolest of the cool teenage vampire slayers’ moms.  Sure, Buffy and her’s relationship wasn’t always perfect, but she stuck up for her daughter and was pretty badass in her own[…]