I find it fascinating that the classical piano piece “Clair de Lune” is used so much in movies. I mean, what is it about that specific piece that makes it so popular and meaningful? And how does using it in different movies give a new, nuanced meaning to either the movie scene and/or the music itself? Continue reading
Both of these women are quite intelligent and imposing. If the two of them sat down to play chess, then, who do you think would win?
Let’s consider: Mary Poppins is Continue reading
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her cousin and aunt. The cousin was handsome and strong, but Continue reading
I would say that this post has spoilers for The Martian, but my whole point is that the book’s ending ISN’T a spoiler…
What is it about stories that make us so sure of a happy ending?
Not every book ends happily, of course, but as I read The Martian I knew that Andy Weir wasn’t Continue reading
It isn’t easy putting tech into a fantasy setting. Yet it can be done! Sometimes even correctly. Here are 7 methods that might or might not work. Though looking at the ‘humor’ tag on this post, it’s probably a lot of tongue and cheek. Time travel! Nothing goes wrong with having a robot time travel […]
via 7 Ways to Put a Robot in Your Fantasy Story — Legends of Windemere
They had me at “Reader, I murdered him…”
I saw two posts mentioning this quirky book, “Jane Steele,” this afternoon while Continue reading
I have recently been nominated for two blogger awards: the Liebster (I love how that just autocorrected to Lobster) and the One Lovely Blog award, so I’m just going to tackle them both in one post!
But first of all, thanks so much to Erika Kind (Liebster) and Susanne Valenti (One Lovely Blog) for the nominations!
So here are 7 (quirky) facts about myself:
1) At my 16th birthday party, I accidentally set my hair on fire. My mother and friends had just finished singing Happy Birthday to me when it fell into the candle flames on my birthday cake. I was concentrating so hard on blowing out all 16 candles in one breath that I didn’t even notice…I just saw my friends staring at me with wide eyes and heard my mom shouting my name and clapping her hands against my hair. Oops.
2) Freshman year of my undergraduate experience my roommate and I teamed up to kidnap our friend’s mannequin. Where we left ransom notes, he responded with Pulp Fiction quotes thrust under our door. But hey, he started it by scaring me half to death with that mannequin just chilling in our shower. So I have no regrets. (P.S. for those of you who may be wondering, we did–of course–eventually give it back.)
3) A tree frog jumped on my face once in elementary school. We were Continue reading