Where do all the women hide?

Building a list of indie speculative film that is available in streaming for <$10 and have become distressingly aware of paucity of women. — Rachael Acks(@katsudonburi) September 3, 2015 I’m sure none of I’m about to say comes as a surprise to anyone reading this blog. But I still think it’s important to say over and over ...

The Young Ones trailer makes me :/ 1

Saw the trailer for this movie right before Dead Snow 2. (Which was AWESOME by the way. AWESOME, My review for that will be doing up on the Skiffy and Fanty blog too and I’ll try to remember to link it here.) On its face, there’s a lot of stuff that I should like. Draught ...

The one truly creepy thing in Ghostbusters 14

Happy 30th birthday, Ghostbusters! I saw the 30th anniversary rerelease of Ghostbusters last week and man, that movie is still freaking gold. It’s hilarious. Catch your chance to see it on the big screen while you can. I’d even go so far as to call Ghostbusters one of the formative movies of my life. It’s had a very definite effect ...

The Shrill Sound of Not Shutting Up 12

So I was just thinking this morning, about how back in my undergrad days I wrote a paper wherein I mentioned that use of the adjective shrill to describe a person can be generally considered a red flag for sexism. That class involved peer critiques, and I subsequently had a male classmate who took a ...

Socksism? 2

Socksism?
Sometimes it’s the little things. So I go to REI to get some more smart wool light cushion socks because I like wearing those with my Docs, and I need a few more pairs. After purchasing my socks, I noticed this. Those are two pairs of the socks I bought. You’ll noticed the pair on ...

Dear John C Wright: Please stop lying. 15

Dear John C Wright: Please stop lying.
No really, John C. Wright. You flounced, you’re not my problem any more, I don’t have to care about your bullshit misogyny and gross homophobia. I’m done with you. Stop wasting my time. Only then you go and pull this shit. I have this problem, you see. Most of the time, when there’s someone saying stupid things ...

You only hate boobs because you hate freedom. 4

Or: the most hilarisad thing I heard this weekend. So, this ties back into the SFWA thing from last year. You know, the bulletin cover that made me sigh profoundly and roll my eyes? And then the wanksplosion that caused me to write a post to specifically say “Fuck you” to Malzberg and Resnick? It ...

The paralyzing guilt of being good at math 2

I’m okay at math. Or at least I was. I haven’t done anything more difficult than long division and some statistics in years, and the thing about math is that it’s a language. If you don’t use it, you tend to forget how to do it. (Though conversely it’s easier to pick back up on ...

In the previews… sigh. 1

So, I saw three movies this weekend because we’re finally back to having movies I actually want to see in the theaters woohoo! I don’t have a problem shut up no you have the problem That made for an excellent weekend. There is seriously nothing I love more in the world than sitting down to watch a ...

Hey Thor 2: Star Wars Called, It Wants Its Poster Back 4

Hey Thor 2: Star Wars Called, It Wants Its Poster Back
I had about three seconds of excitement yesterday when Marvel dropped the new Thor: The Dark World poster on Twitter. I’m so excited about that movie, I can barely stand it. And I really loved most of the posters there were for the original Thor. So… yay! And here it was! Well. That’s sure a thing. I ...