in which it’s about a month until the rise of skywalker, and, unsurprisingly, i have a lot of feelings

I really hate when things end. I still remember just about everything about where I was when I first saw the initial trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I had been tasked to write about the experience for the Atlanta-based variety show Scene Missing Presents. I remember my heart pounding, my palms … Continue reading in which it’s about a month until the rise of skywalker, and, unsurprisingly, i have a lot of feelings

the 2018 holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff

THE TIME IS NEARLY UPON US. Once again, the December multiplexes promise to be a (in some cases) literal ocean of superheroes and Transformers this year, but your Dad is. NOT. INTO IT. Moreover, he did not care for the movie you all picked last year, so he's feeling extra wary of your tricky, secret … Continue reading the 2018 holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff

warm, weird fuzzies in the house with a clock in its walls

Necessary Backstory: In the 4th grade, Jared Thompson's dad came to visit him at school, and he ate lunch with us in the cafeteria. I remember it well, because it was my favorite elementary school lunch day: Pizza and Mashed Potato Day. See, I liked to spread my mashed potatoes over the top of my … Continue reading warm, weird fuzzies in the house with a clock in its walls

the 2017 family holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff

My family runs a pretty tight holiday tradition ship. On Christmas Eve, we see my Dad's side of the family, stop at QuikTrip on the way home for giant sodas and hot dogs, open one present each, and go to bed. On Christmas Day, we see what Santa brought, have lunch at Waffle House (my … Continue reading the 2017 family holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff