Monthly Archives: January 2012

Starbuck’s Glorified Body

In the final season of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, a cool thing happened that I’ve never seen commented upon elsewhere. Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck, seemingly dies in episode seventeen of season three, “Maelstrom”. Quoting from the Wikipedia page: Starbuck passes … Continue reading

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On Beauty (pg. 3, 6)

After an introduction in which Scarry writes of beauty that: It seems to incite, even to require, the act of replication. Wittgenstein says that when the eye sees something beautiful, the hand wants to draw it.         … Continue reading

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Reading “On Beauty and Being Just” by Elaine Scary

My friend Grace suggested that I read On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scary. She says that it covers many of the same themes that underlie the mission statement here. My wife got me a copy for Christmas. It … Continue reading

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Families of Intent and Becoming Your True Self

As long as I’m on the subject of Twilight again, a short note: I’m surprised that the series hasn’t, so far as I can tell, been more embraced by alternative lifestyle communities. Point One :: In the Cullens, we have … Continue reading

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Bella Swan vs. Katniss Everdeen: agency, strength, and what we value in female protagonists

The Twilight Saga’s Bella Swan has been accused of being a passive protagonist lacking agency. This claim is easily refuted by the text. Stranger, to me, is the fact that the other reigning young, female, YA protagonist, The Hunger Games’ … Continue reading

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We Found Love (In A Hopeless Place)

I was going to write about Rihanna’s song, “We Found Love”, but the holidays have kept me busy. Here, instead, is someone else’s similar take on it: “We found love in a hopeless place” is repeated over and over again. … Continue reading

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