A Court of Thorns and Roses: An Addendum to an Old Moral

Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses introduces us to a determined girl with a heart of gold who seems to be the key to ending a curse set upon a temperamental ruler and his household.  Tale as old as time, right?  While the ACOTAR series is more than capable of standing on... Continue Reading →


Troy was a story I thought I understood. A bunch of men in armor charge up on a beach, spend ten years parked at the base of a city trying to get in, and eventually breach the walls through Odysseus’ trick of a big wooden horse full of military men. Simple. Tragic. Devastating. A story... Continue Reading →

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Pride and Prejudice is a timeless classic, and the basis for many of today’s romcoms. Boy meets girl, boy offends girl, girl hates boy, girl inspires boy to become a better man, boy and girl live happily ever after. There have been countless updated retellings. Countless. You Got Mail is by far one of the... Continue Reading →

Jane Austen, Unrelatable? As If!

When Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Emma came out in 2020, several of my friends noted to me, “This is the same plot as Clueless!” I’ve earned a reputation among my friend group as the resident Jane Austen fan, and most of my attempts to persuade them classics are cool got dismissed. We were in... Continue Reading →

True Hero: Quest for Camelot

King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, Camelot, Excalibur… These episodes from English history are steeped in legends. But what do we really know about them? Camelot is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. The Round Table is King Arthur’s famed board, around which he and his knights congregated. As its... Continue Reading →

True Heroism: Mal in Firefly

I’m not really a fan of heroism. Most guys seem to think of themselves as heroes. That’s a grand, sweeping statement, and a generalization, I get that. All I can do is tell you what I see. What I see is, plenty of guys who think they’re good people blast around like they’re doctors on... Continue Reading →

Hercules: The Nature of a Hero

What makes someone a hero? Is it performing mighty deeds? Besting an enemy in battle? Defeating a villain? Rescuing someone from terrible danger? Protecting another person? Standing by your friends in a fight? Taking down a monster? Being superhuman? Is it also heroic to learn from your own mistakes? To admit you were wrong, and... Continue Reading →

Higher, Further, Faster: Captain Marvel

It’s no secret that I love strong female heroes. From Princess Leia to Wonder Woman and beyond, I’m a sucker for a woman who rolls up her sleeves, grabs the nearest weapon, and gives her enemies hell. Yes, I love strong female heroes. It baffles me when people demand I qualify that statement, or water... Continue Reading →

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