Finding Adventure: Excitement and Risk

So, maybe you’ve noticed me picking on Pirates of the Caribbean a lot lately. I assure you, that I only do so out of fondness; I actually love those movies. I own them all on DVD, I re-watch them often,…

Les Miserables, Night Watch, and Revolution

“Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That’s why they’re called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.” Years ago, my brother let me borrow his copy of Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch of the Discworld series, and…

Mermaids Are Weird and I Love It

Did you have a mermaid phase as a kid? A lot of little girls have a pony phase, or a ballerina phase, and I definitely had both of those, but mermaids were totally my thing. I always loved swimming and…

Women and Sex in Comics

Let’s talk about women. Let’s talk about sex. Let’s talk about comics. Have I got your attention? Yes I do. I’ve always entertained a vague, idle enjoyment of comics in the background of my life. It’s part of being a…