Pots (well, kinda)

I’m required to take several art credits for school, and since I’ve always wanted to try pottery, I decided to take a pottery class.

Or rather a ceramics class. Which is basically the same except this is college so there’s more talking about the history of ceramics (which is, incidentally, over 10,000 years old), which […]

Movie Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Daddy Issues

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We are currently enjoying the golden age of superhero movies. We had a couple of good Spider-Man franchises[1]Raimi’s studio-meddled Spider-Man 3 notwithstanding.and the insane amount of […]

Construction

Yup, they’re still building that monstrosity right in the park.

Yeah, that’s such an improvement.

But hey, at least the turtles like it.

The Hunger Trains -or- This Is A Weird Movie Review Even For Me

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Rachel made me do this.[1]Also showed me how to do most of it.

I have recently watched the […]

Stars

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I don’t remember the first time I looked up at the stars.

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time and place where the […]

Howl! No, not the poem.

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Imagine that the year is 1999, and you heard that they were making a live-action Lord of the Rings movie. That’s right, not a terrible animated one […]

Insects (No Wasps)

A few days ago I found a monarch butterfly caterpillar in my yard. It is the first time I’ve ever found one in my yard (despite years of growing milkweed, and seeing evidence of them). The sad thing is it’s also the first monarch caterpillar I’ve seen this year, at all! Here is a picture […]

Three Futures

Futures, alternate presents, whatever. This is actually about TV shows.

There are three new SciFi shows going on right now (well, possibly more, but three I’m following). So, I thought I’d write up some mini-summaries for them. here goes.

Dark Matter

Premise: Six people and one android wake up on a spaceship. They […]

Moth

You may recall me finding this awesome Cecropia caterpillar last autumn. Well, this winter I found a really huge cocoon on the side of my house. Based on the size I assumed it belonged to one of those caterpillars.

I’ve been checking that thing every day since April hoping I’d catch it when it […]

Movie “Review”: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Continuing my Classic Movie semi-marathon (as in, watching them occasionally) I watched 1962’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, starring John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin.

It’s a very well-made movie with very good acting, but I realised I can summarise it in about 5 seconds.

So I did. Enjoy!

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