[movie] I Saw the Light 1

[movie] I Saw the Light
I was legally required to see this movie, because Tom Hiddleston. Well, and because I actually really like Hank Williams, so I was excited about a biopic for him, even if my initial reaction to the announcement was oh dear god but Hiddleston sounds so British. Silly me. I’m not a native of the south (and I’m ...

[Movie] Crimson Peak: Love and Monsters 28

Buckle in, kids. I have thoughts. First, a generally spoiler free quick review. (The spoilers will be coming hard and fast later, never you fear.) I’ve seen this movie twice now, and I like it more on second viewing than I did the first time around. Which is to say that I enjoyed it enough ...

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK 3

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet: I HAVE A STORY IN LIGHTSPEED AW YEAH HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. MY HEART CANNOT HANDLE THIS. Anyway. Whew. Deep breaths. Yes. The Tell Me There Will Be No Pain is in December’s issue ...

Hello from London

It’s been a busy, busy several days. I’m in London right now, more project stuff. I helping with this so much I can’t even tell you. I also saw Coriolanus for a second time with friends. I’m glad I had the opportunity, since there’s so much more to pick out on a second round, particularly ...

Coriolanus: Adventures in Aggressive Furniture Arranging

Back from Coriolanus. All I can think right now: DRAMATIC MUSIC CUE! QUICK, REARRANGE THE FURNITURE. Okay I’m sorry. I know. I KNOW. It’s a very serious play. And it is. There is a definite non-zero quantity of fake blood that gets used, to great effect. But goddammit people, I’m only human. First off: these tickets ...

The Hollow Crown 4: Henry V 1

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. This. The Saturday I’ve been waiting for! Favorite play ever, favorite actor ever, go! Rather than start this review with seven pages of frantic keysmashing, allow me to just say: Fuck yeah. With bells on. There was everything to love about the ...

The Hollow Crown 3: Henry IV Part 2

Finally got to watch this, and not a moment to soon! Darn field work for standing between me and Shakespeare anyway. It’s okay, baby, I’m here for you now. I’ll never let them tear us apart again. Henry IV Part 2 starts off with scene 1 and 2 being intercut again, as it was in Part ...

Donation made! 1

As I said before, I wrote Comes the Huntsman as a gift, and as such didn’t feel quite comfortable keeping the payment for it. I e-mailed Mr. Hiddleston’s publicist and asked if there was a charity I ought to send it to. He told me that Mr. Hiddleston supports UNICEF, which helps children all across the world. ...

The Hollow Crown 2: Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV part 1 today. Hilariously enough it was delayed by an hour because of Wimbledon. A tennis delay seems like something that would be so much more appropriate to Henry V… …not that I’m in any way asking for a tennis delay by the time we get to that play. I might implode. I don’t ...

Comes the Huntsman 2

And I am done with my graceless heart so tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart – Florence + the Machine Shake It Out As of today, my story Comes the Huntsman is online at Strange Horizons, available to be read for free. (Though you should consider donating to SH if you like the story!) ...