Good News! YOU Think You’re Helping

  Wow it’s FRIDAY AGAIN?!? I really can’t believe it! Maybe the “holiday” messed me up into thinking it couldn’tย possiblyย be Friday already. I put “holiday” in quotes because I’ve been working every single day since last you heard from me, except for the Fourth, which I spent having a raging[…]

Good News: Some Things Shouldn’t Make Me Laugh (But They Do)

First of all, please go to this website and watch the video of the doggo who learned how to eat whipped cream straight from the canister. GO!ย And now for the obvious joke: “What breed of dog is this? Is she a “WHIP-IT?” Omg sometimes my brilliance hurts, it really hurts.[…]

GOOD NEWS! Comics R Great

Another week, another struggle to find a silver lining. ICYMI, last month the entire country went insane and it’s only a matter of time before the end of the world! Oh, and also, I had a dizzyingly bad bout of PMS. But the good news is, I’m bleeding today, trading[…]

Where Have All The (Gay) (Space) Cowboys Gone?

I wanna do an experiment. Raise your hands if you love science fiction and identify as LGBTQ+ OH DAMN that’s a lot of hands!  Put ’em down, you’re makin me slap-nervous.  Okay, hands down, we can all agree that LGBTQ+ people exist, and that we definitely enjoy all manner of[…]

Macy’s Charlie Brown Christmas Windows!

Charlie Brown’s face up there pretty much sums up what it’s like to live in New York City during the Christmas tourism season.  On the one hand, everything is festive and pretty from the lights on the high street shops to the carollers down in the subway.  On the other[…]

How to Ruin Comic Con

So many helpful articles on the Internet already exist to tell you how to SURVIVE a comic convention, how to GET THE MOST OUT OF a comic convention, blah blah blah.  I was going to write that article but damn, it’s already been done did-ed already!  So instead, in the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Apocalypse NO

The apocalypse is no fun, people.  Shit goes down, you gotta have a seriously good crew.  This week, we have the opportunity to assemble our apocalypse-proof posse to help us through these trying times. 1.  Buffy Summers  has survived how many apocalypses now?  She’s basically a pro at this.  I[…]

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: On The BIG Screen!

Sooo, Hollywood is all about making movies of things.  And TV series.  And that’s terrible.  ART IS ART!  Okay?  Comics are a medium unto themselves.  Who ever suggested making a pilot of the Mona Lisa, or turning Starry Night into a blockbuster?  I can’t even wrap my head around how[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I'm Cool Like…

This week’s prompt is to list fictional characters that you identify with.  As much as I wish I was totall awesome like Buffy Summers and Donna Noble, I’m probably just lame like these guys: 1.  Batgirl of Burnside  probably the reason I keep reading is because despite how she makes[…]

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle

Nightwing may get top billing in this two-part Convergence story, but it’s Oracle (Barbara Gordon) who clearly steals the show.  Told mostly from her perspective, the story examines the more human aspects of being trapped under the giant dome. In very few well-chosen words and images, the reader quickly understands[…]

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[…]

Flutter

I met Jennie Wood at NYCC14 and this review is so beyond late, but trust me, it’s worth it.  If you’re a fan of Sex Criminals and coming-of-age comics, Flutter is one to check out. Navigating growing up and figuring yourself out is hard enough when you’re a teenager.  Understanding[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fangirl Out!

Five Times I Totally Fangirled 1.  Alan Cumming  when I was 19 years old, I worked at the Target on Reno Blvd. One afternoon Sunday shift, customers kept remarking to me offhand that a famous person was in the store.  Being a local star of the stage, I assumed they[…]

Currently…in April 2015

FEELING:  Confused beyond words!  I’m so uncertain of what my future should be like.  It’s almost completely crippling!  But I’m really upbeat about it! WATCHING:  I’ve been eagerly awaiting each new RuPaul’s Drag Race and devouring the entire Broad City! LISTENING TO:  Lots of bouncy new wave, especially Morissey! READING: […]

Girls With Slingshots

Curse me now, thank me later:  Danielle Corsetto’s engaging webcomic Girls With Slingshots just wrapped up after ten years.  Ten years!  Over a thousand strips for your obsessive pleasure.  Once you get comfortable clicking your way through the archives, you’ll be addicted to your screen.  Curse me now, thank me[…]

TTFN, Hipster Batgirl

Is there any better feeling than being right? Around the last issue of Batgirl of Burnside, I developed a theory as to who the villain was aaaaaaaaand… SPOILER ALERT I was totally right!  It’s Batgirl/Oracle herself!  In my theory, the whole Burnside blushy-hearts escapade was a fugue state and the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: FBFF’s

Like, if these people actually existed, we’d totally be best friends in real life because how could we not? 1. & 2.  Willow & Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer  are the coolest people in the whole of the world forever and ever amen.  If you don’t get along with[…]

Saga: Book One

I can’t rave enough about Saga: Book One.  Because if I do, I’m afraid I’ll ruin the surprises. Saga: Book One is about Hazel.  How Hazel came to be alive.  And how Hazel is in danger of winding up dead. We meet some complicated characters. Some not-so complicated characters. And[…]

Currently… in March 2015

FEELING:  Overworked and overwhelmed.  I just got back from a school break and right away it’s back to the grind in a big way!  I’m worried about next year still, but after the emotional roller coaster of this school year, I feel like I can handle anything that gets thrown[…]