More Obsessing Over Man of Steel

With all the talk of upcoming Comic-Con 2012, I’ve been going back and forth over being disgusted for not being able to go yet. another. year. and over being obsessed with finding the latest photos from Man of Steel (2013). My Superman obsession being no secret, I’ve mentioned before how much this movie excites and […]

I Love Fanfiction

Call me a nerd, but I love it. I love to read fanfiction, and, on occasion, I write it. So, what the heck is fanfiction? Just what it sounds like: it’s fans borrowing characters from TV shows, movies, and books, and playing with them for a little while. The characters’ “real” stories spark creativity in […]

Weekend Wordsmith

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive […]

Weekend Wordsmith

“I know. I know you can fight. But it’s our wits that make us men.” –Malcolm Wallace to Young Williams, Braveheart (1995), writer Randall Wallace

Weekend Wordsmith

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.” –Christof, The Truman Show (1998), writer Andrew Niccol

Weekend Wordsmith

Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam. Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the […]

Man of Steel?

I’m trying. I really am. See my previous post: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane; No, It’s a … British Actor. Okay, fine, he’s British. (And, sadly, not Tom Welling). But what’s with the hair? And the forehead? And does the suit have scales? I’m scared. Please, please, please, let this movie be good.

Reviewing The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

I recently finished reading Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, a New York Times Bestseller that I’d never even heard of until I saw a movie poster about a month ago. I’d take the kids’ to see the new Pirates movie and saw a movie poster with Emma Stone on it. I like Emma Stone. I think she’s hilarious. […]

Weekend Wordsmith

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling)

Weekend Wordsmith

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to start some sort of weekly feature on the blog. You know, like Wordless Wednesday or Movie Review Monday.  I’ve also seen a few blogs that do Feature Friday, featuring another blog each week. I even considered it when I had my first blog and when I set […]