my very half-baked pitch for a hex girls animated series

Okay, so: The Hex Girls: Underworld Tour coming to Netflix in some manner of the distant future? Yeah? New dream? Is this why I’m trying to go to grad school? HELL YES. First of all, maybe you don’t remember the greatest band of all time: THE HEX GIRLS. First debuting in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’sContinue reading “my very half-baked pitch for a hex girls animated series”

throwback video essay: a first reaction to the force awakens teaser, 2014

Facebook reminded me this morning that it’s been three years to the day since the very first teaser for The Force Awakens offered us our very first glimpses of Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and all of our new far-far-away besties. What. A. DAY. So, my reaction to that trailer was… intense? I had the opportunity toContinue reading “throwback video essay: a first reaction to the force awakens teaser, 2014”

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

stranger girls & token things, or the one thing i hated about stranger things 2

Within nine episodes full of tension, grief, a bitching soundtrack, and just so much pure delight, there was one moment of season two of Stranger Things that crawled under my skin in a bad way. It happens in chapter 3, “The Pollywog,” when Eleven makes it all the way up to the doors of theContinue reading “stranger girls & token things, or the one thing i hated about stranger things 2”