Category Archives: Ley

Death can be kind: A Review of Deathless


Hi hello. I’m baaaaaack. Thanks, work, grad school, and life. Anyway.

Deathless by Catherine M. Valente  is the fairy tale you always wanted to read. Continue reading

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The Last Goodbye-A Review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


“It’s over. It’s done.” That sums up my feelings about the final part of the Tolkien saga that Peter Jackson set out to create. It’s been a long and winding journey, but it’s been a great one.

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In Memory of Robin Williams


It’s taken me this whole week to come to terms with this. Not because he was a person I really knew, but because it all just seemed like it wasn’t real. But it is real, and it’s still hard to process. Continue reading

Raggedy man, goodnight: A Review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special


In May, Mat Smith announced he was retiring from being the Doctor. And, to be honest, most of the fandom felt sad about it. He was our hip, young, cool Doctor. Then Peter Capaldi was announced as the next regeneration. Again, most of the fandom reacted positively (especially after seeing gifs of him in In the Thick of It). So of course, we all expected a great, wonderful, amazing send off for Matt, as great and heartbreaking as we got for David Tennant.

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Moffat, you let me down again. Continue reading

Gallifrey Falls No More: A Review of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special


Let’s go ahead and get all the screaming out now, shall we? I’ll give you a minute.

You good?

Alright, let’s talk about some Doctor Who.

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We Do Stuff Sometimes: The Time I Joined the Harry Potter Alliance


So we all know the main theme in the Harry Potter series: good beats evil. Doing good things makes the world suck less. And there’s actually an activist–well, that’s not really the right word. “Activist” online has a weird connotation now. Let’s just call the Harry Potter Alliance what it is: an organization that uses the books and other pop culture things to make the world suck a little less. Continue reading

Novel Concepts: A Review of Backwards From Infinity


I have a strange obsession with young adult literature. Maybe it comes from being a children’s librarian for four years. Maybe it comes from me not really wanting to be a full-on Adult. Either way, I’ve read almost every major young adult coming-of-age novel.

The cover art really is gorgeous.

The cover art really is gorgeous.

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Put a Kitty in your mouth! — A review of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Get Old


super groovySo a little while back, my mother bought me tickets to see Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes record their weekly podcast and the North Carolina premiere of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.  Originally, the show was supposed to be in June. I’ll get back to that point later.

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Ben Affleck to be Batman


Today (or yesterday, if you’re in a different time zone) (oh, hell. THURSDAY), Warner Brothers announced that Ben Affleck, of Chasing Amy and Argo fame, will be playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman/Superman film.

While this seems to have caused a rift in the fanbase, I’m torn. Part of me thinks, OH YES BEN AFFLECK IN THE BATSUIT AND IN SHIRTLESS SCENES WHERE HE’S ALL BRUISED. Another part of me is wondering if he can be dark and brooding enough for the role. Either way, I’m really excited about it.

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Comicky Goodness: A Review of Cannon Canvas Comics’ Übermenschen


So for those of you who didn’t know, a few weeks ago, we went to MonsterCon in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a pretty rad little con. I met up with the guys from Cannon Canvas Comics and grabbed the first issue of Übermenschen.

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Yes, I have stripey bedsheets.

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