• Bah Humbug

    I’ve always been pretty down on holidays. Buying things for people and hoping they’ll like them because you see them once every year or two and have no idea what the hell they’re into these days. Travel, plus winter weather. That weird conversation with your family where you tell them you don’t want any wine, or beer, or spiked egg nog, but no, you’re not pregnant, and please will they just leave you and you god damn Coke Zero alone?
  • Why Movies Need “Bambi” Warnings

    or How Marvel and Disney Tried To Scar Me For Life. I cried when I watched Guardians of the Galaxy. I know I’m not alone in that, but I think that most people weren’t choking down sobs for the same reasons I was. I was upset, I was sad, but it was also furious. I clung to my control by fingertips, because standing up in the middle of the theatre, screaming “This isn’t how it happens!