House of Shattered Wings Review: When Absence is Presence

By Christina Ladd on

Angels are tricky. They’re not like vampires or werewolves (obviously): their motivations are opaque, and their weaknesses are practically nonexistent. They make poor monsters as a result, and even poorer heroes, prone to perfection as they are. Even worse, they’re often portrayed as extensions of a greater force; it’s not even clear if they have …

The Merro Tree Review

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Perhaps no other book has influenced my thinking about freedom of expression and the power of art as much as The Merro Tree. Yet when I tell people that, I get blank stares.  It’s positively criminal that this book isn’t up there with Fahrenheit 451.  Then again, Fahrenheit 451 is the kind of book that you …

A Very Geekly Wedding

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As some of you already know (especially if you follow us on Twitter), we got married!  We can’t claim to be a power couple like Jennifer and Tim, but we’re pretty fucking pleased with ourselves. Our cats are happy for us too. Thrilled, even. If you have a Facebook account, you may have noticed many …

Sailor Moon Review #25

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It’s the end of the world and thank God, because that also means the end of Sailor Crystal (for now, anyway – no word yet on season three) is swiftly approaching. When we last saw our ineffectual heroes, Prince Demande was about to touch the past and present Silver Crystals together, bringing about the end …

Sailor Moon #24 Review

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Each fortnight, the pit of cold, nauseating dread in my stomach sinks just a little bit lower when I realize that it’ll soon be time to do another review, and I have to once again contemplate how much this show will ruin a couple of hours, and in what way. I only get so many …