People vs Ideas: What Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga Has Taught Me About My Own Writing

Well, I’ve been reading more Orson Scott Card. I wrote a post about Speaker for the Dead but ultimately decided against publishing it. It veered into the unproductive snarky, borderline-lecturing sort of content that I’m kind of sick of reading myself, and it’s not the kind of thing I want to put out in the … Continue reading People vs Ideas: What Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga Has Taught Me About My Own Writing

Just Because it Looks Good, Doesn’t Mean it Looks Good Enough to Eat

I really have nothing of value to add today but I just have to get this out. I don't care how cool the cake looks. You might as well just make the whole thing out of play-doh because fondant is a waste of cake. It's not a good texture. Not a good flavor. It peels … Continue reading Just Because it Looks Good, Doesn’t Mean it Looks Good Enough to Eat

Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]

Photo: https://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/05/25/ant-man-captain-marvel-quantum-verse-/ The thing that initially prompted me to write this post is rooted in wondering if the examples of sexism in Captain Marvel were a little too on the nose. An early example of this occurs in a flashback memory of Carol Danvers’s childhood, where after having crashed while racing go-carts (presumably with her … Continue reading Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]