SD Alternative

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

Movie Reviews

These are the movies I saw at Fantasia with petronia, with links to her (less reductive) reviews:Ip Man (The Prequel) : Ip Man is Bruce Lee's martial arts teacher, and this is the story of how he first joins his master's school, the successes and failures he experiences as he ...

Music / Movie / Book

Gypsy! Sea Wolf - You're a Wolf Firewater - Some Kind of Kindness Gogol Bordello - Ultimate Orguss ED - Gypsy The Counterfeiters - Note to self: if it's a movie about a Nazi counterfeiting scheme, it is a Holocaust movie. Somehow I totally failed to make this connection. ...

Favorite line from Fellini's Satyricon

"Aeschlus, I'm cured!" (In Providence updating via cellphone, plz excuse brevity. Have to share love for classic film chronicling strange adventures of beautiful blond man & laughing dark-haired friend as they sleep, fight, and are dragged by slavers across ancient roman world inspired by classic greek plays and LSD.* ...

State of the Media Consumer

Books: I’m between books at the moment. Any recommendations? Movies: Over the weekend I saw Backstage, M, and The Pursuit of Happyness Television/Anime: Still haven’t seen the second episode of Nobuta no Produce (but I will!) or the end of Darker than Black. Watched to episode 8 of ...

Points of Semi-Interest

1. Some recs to for last month's theme Trained Killer here. 2. Saw Saving Face, a lesbian romantic comedy, with and her boyfriend on Friday. (Also 's cousin, and her friend, who brought birthday cake.) It's a really good movie. The main character is ...

January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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Recently

I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...

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