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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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The Kryptonite Kid by Joseph Torchia

…And that Joseph Torchia’s heartbreaking novel of a boy’s letters to Superman, The Kryptonite Kid, is still out of print… I first heard of The Kryptonite Kid from Neil Gaiman, in a post on his blog in which he was … Continue reading

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Badly Broken

I’ve been watching Breaking Bad on AMC since the first episode. I am a huge fan of Bryan Cranston and expected great things from him, and ultimately I have not been disappointed. After the first few episodes, there came a … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan as God: idolatry and all-giving love

Five For Fighting is primarily known for its single “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”. I love a good take on Superman. FFF’s “Superman” is, I think, my favorite use of Superman in a song. I’m sure I’ll write about it some … Continue reading

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Love and Forgiveness in the Fallen Worlds of Paul Thomas Anderson

There are films that are not the least bit concerned with the profound, but from which some profundity might be teased out, and films that openly grapple with profound matters.  While my idea of this site is to deal primary … Continue reading

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