I spend a lot of time, perhaps too much time, waxing poetic about the golden cliches of yesteryear that seem to have disappeared from everywhere except Univision. Grown men dressed in those little sailor boy outfits holding oversized lollipops. Quicksand gags. So many lost greats. One of my […]
Like Comics Editor Carol mentioned in her own year-end list, sometimes you don’t write about the awesome thing because you admire it so much, you don’t really have much to contribute beyond, “WOW, THAT KICKED ASS.” Two years on, this is why I’ve yet to write about Mandy. […]
~~~ Beth Watkins appreciates the occasional squooshing of hearts, but in a good way.
Krampus has passed you over and Yule Cat has decided you’re fine. You took Père Fouettard in a fight and Knecht Ruprecht was no match for you. Your feats of strength were peerless at Festivus. You’ve got the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa down. And I am optimistic about […]
To the Stars By Hard Ways (Cherez ternii k zvyozdam, 1981) was based on Kirill Bulychev’s short story, A Difficult Child. In that story, a young humanoid (male, in this case) is found in space, part of a group of similar aliens who have been sent to Earth […]
With friends hovering within sight of wrapping up secondary school, leaving home, and heading to university, Anna (Ella Hunt) has decided to let uni wait a year while she backpacks Australia. She is working extra hours at the local bowling alley to pay for the ticket; she has […]