10 Thoughts I had Watching “Stranger Things”

Stranger Things is the latest Netflix original series that has taken the internet by storm. It’s somewhere between E.T. meets Goonies meets Goosebumps, and honestly, it’s quite fantastic. I decided to binge watch it through the course of a day when I was home alone, which meant hiding under a blanket a few times, but overall excitement. My only complaint is that I was left with so many questions unanswered, but that is to be expected from a series with only 8 episodes. Here are 10 thoughts I had watching…

“Armada” Review

Ernest Cline doesn’t seem to know what a sophomore slump is as he hit the mark again with his second novel, Armada. His new tale involves an action-packed story of an alien invasion with a deadline and a secret organization’s race against the clock to defeat them and to save the people of Earth. Sure, it may be a pretty stereotypical storyline, but Cline found a way to present this much-used story in a fresh and new way with Armada. Story Overview From my perspective, Armada is a “coming of…

What should I read next? Part 1

There is an overwhelming amount of talented people writing books currently, which often (for me at least) results in the question, what should I read next? I don’t know about you, but my bookshelf is bursting with unread books. The thing that motivates me the most to choose one book over another is frequently reviews and suggestions of friends. So, I’ve put together some series’ that I have enjoyed, and a compilation of why you should also move them up on your “to read” list.   If you liked The…

The Lunar Chronicles Review

“The Lunar Chronicles” are the stories of classic fairy tales if they were being told 10,000 years in the future. Immerse yourself in a world of cyborgs, robots, aliens, and princesses as you are told the story of Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel through a fresh new lens. I try to make it abundantly clear in all of my writing that I define myself as a feminist. This is a character trait I attempt to embody in every facet of life, whether it is at work…

The LA Comic & Science Fiction Convention

    Conventions are on fleek nowadays, which may mean that they’re on Kim Kardashian’s butt or something, I forget, but they are the thing for the mainstream public to do if they want to keep on top of pop culture. They’ve been “must do” events for the last five years, and they continue to grow in popularity. The San Diego Comic Con alone is a spectacle of people, news, reveals, and geekdom that can barely be contained in the cities Gaslamp district. It is then, no surprise, that the…

No Kissy Face In the TARDIS!

  In the eight seasons since Doctor Who was rebooted for Millenial consumption, there has been no shortage of should they/shouldn’t they moments between the Doctor and his companions. These were mostly one-sided, as in the case of Astrid in “Voyage of the Damned” or Martha in the entirety of Season 3.  On two glaring occasions, the feeling was reciprocated, but by and large, the Doctor has not been written or played as a being doting over those he travels with. Speaking at a recent BAFTA New York panel, current…