Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

Support Your Local Zombie Apocalypse

December 30, 2011 by


I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I hear people planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse I start to wonder if they’re looking forward to it. If that’s you, or, you know, you think your exercise routine needs a bit more of an adrenaline rush (or you enjoy framing your whole life as a […]

The Cabin in the Woods

December 29, 2011 by


First official trailer for The Cabin in the Woods a.k.a. that horror thing written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard that they’ve been failing to release for years now. YEARS, people. Watch and… well, maybe not LOL cause… well, it’s a horror movie. But… you know… interesting.    

This is What Language Tastes Like

December 28, 2011 by


There’s a school of thought that suggests that the reason creative types are so known for being mad, drunk or junkies is because in some metaphysical way the crazy, the alcohol and the drugs are being translated into brilliance. People being what they are, it’s not terribly surprising that someone wondered if you could make […]

One Reason to be Jealous of Shakespeare (or Hate Him)

December 27, 2011 by


He invented turns of phrase that were so evocative they’re now clichés. So when you want to beat your head against the wall because you’ve heard that so many times before, it’s his fault. But at the same time, you have to admire his gift with language.    

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Robot Needs

December 23, 2011 by


I think ‘eat robot food’ may be a simplification. Perhaps ‘oil’ and ‘charge batteries’ might be better. Then again, perhaps there’s super important robot kibble that I don’t know about.  

The Truth About Santa

December 22, 2011 by


  Venn diagrams are like proof, right? So this means Santa is the intersection of all things? Or secretly he’s also God (makes a lot of sense), Spiderman (well, why not?) and the Spanish Inquisition (okay, maybe he was brain washed? That happens, right?).  

I Have Been Kind of Running on Crazy Lately

December 21, 2011 by


So… Me: I have decided I am on holidays. It came to me midmorning and I thought it good. Jared: Woo, holidays! Me: This means I am now procrastinating christmas things instead of work. Progress, yes? Jared: Now you can sit around on your couch all day browsing tumblrs 😛 Me: How did you KNOW? […]

The Contradiction of the Writer’s Brain

December 20, 2011 by


I have another proposal to write. So I’m trying to convince my brain that I’m brilliant while it mutters to itself in the corner about inappropriate commas and word duplication. See, I have these two completely contradictory desires — for everyone to read my work and to not let anyone see it. Which I think […]

The Prequel to The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

December 19, 2011 by


This. This is what I like about Doctor Who. Okay, not the only thing. But prequels of TV episodes, even if they are not always downright hilarious, are a particular brand of awesome.  

And Then Sometimes a Plane Falls Out of the Sky

December 16, 2011 by


I just wrote a synopsis that gives away so much of the plot I feel like I spoilered myself. I am, apparently, never getting this right. At least it doesn’t sound idiotic. And actually includes, you know, information about the plot. As long as you read ‘information’ as ‘very little to do with the actual […]