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VH1’s Hindsight came out of nowhere, but I graduated high school in 1997 so I am totally the target audience. (Okay, the almost-not-quite Gen X tail end of the target audience, but still.)

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A no-bullshit beginners guide to Star Wars books

I know far too much about Star Wars. And so, so much of this is in relation to the Expanded Universe (aka the EU,) which is basically the official uber-geek … Continue reading

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What I read in 2014

Getting the Kindle and, more importantly, discovering that I can borrow library books through the Kindle meant for a ton of reading this year. Mind, I still have too many … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 2 Comments


The first teaser for the new Star Wars came out today. I am super excited and have ten billion things to do on CJ, but I thought I ought to … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

I am a grown-up (sort of)

About a month ago I traded my old car (the blue Matrix) in for my new car, the black Prius V. I was looking at small SUVs, because after ten … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Links of the whatever

→ I’m reading the Scandals of Classic Hollywood book right now. There’s a bonus chapter on Anna May Wong at Buzzfeed and a new interview with author Anne Helen Petersen … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kitty drama don’t stop

→ My 5-year-old cat now has a cardiologist and is on heart medication. Hugo was diagnosed with a heart murmur at his last totally routine vet visit. I took him … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Cowabunga, dude

This may come across as hypocritical coming from someone who’s been in Star Wars fandom for so long, but I really do not get this desire to constantly resurrect the … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adventures in torrid ’80s epic fantasy

Tor is finally doing a reread of a book series I actually read as a teen – Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince trilogy. Alas, this made me fall into a wave … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fannish pedantic nonsense

You’d think that someone who has vague plans to write a post about how annoying Star Wars fans can be about having to label every little thing (RIP EU and … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recent reads

My Real Children and What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton. Two very different books by Walton and also the most recent and oldest read of this post. … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Vader's Valentine tribute. I don't post enough pictures of Hugo. Ghosts of Celebrations past. #StarWars Louie's built-in scarves. Tourtière. Coney Christmas. Do they ever close?


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