The Pinching Shoe That Is Beauty and the Beast

When I wrote my Ruining Beauty post, there were folks who complained that I shouldn’t review a movie I have not seen. I felt they had a good point. Sometimes things sound bad in review, but work well in the actual story. But I also felt that I didn’t want to pay money to see…

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Seeing the light on romance

Author Monalisa Morgan Foster has posted a very complimentary essay about my "Dating the Monsters" article. It makes an interesting counter to Dawn Witzke's insightful piece on Strong Female Characters. ——– I have to admit, the last person I thought I’d see with an essay in Ardeur, a non-fiction book about Laurell K. Hamilton’s, Anita Blake, Vampire…

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Ruining Beauty

My latest article at Superversive SF I have seen very few movies in the theater, compared to the average America. The number of movies I have seen twice is even smaller. The number of movies I have seen more than twice could be counted on one hand. There is only one movie that I saw…

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The Wrights Hijack Catholic Geek Radio!

Tomorrow from 7pm to 9pm EST, while the unsuspecting Declan Finn rests on his long-needed vacation, John C. Wright and L. Jagi Lamplighter will be hijacking his radio show: Catholic Geek Radio. As if this were not bad enough, the Wrights have turned the show over to a crew of imaginary characters. The Lady Rachel…

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On Fairy Stories and Why They Matter!

An essay is by British professor, Bruce G Charlton, who maintains a blog inspired by Tolkien’s The Notion Club Papers Fantasy Fiction Is More Important Than ‘Real Life’: completing the argument of JRR Tolkien’s essay On Fairy Stories JRR Tolkien JRR Tolkien’s most famous and influential essay, and indeed by far the most famous and influential…

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Guest Post: Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview

I am reposting this with the permission of C. J. Brightley, whose blog this is from. This idea seems to have much in common with Superversiveness.  Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview   16 Aug, 2016       Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (link goes to Amazon) Several years ago I was fortunate enough…

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The Bifrost Between Calico and Gingham

I have been asked what the Puppies—Sad and Rabid alike—are objecting to? If they are not racist or homophobes—ie, if it is not the author's identity that they object to—why do they think that so many of the stories that have been winning the Hugo and the Nebula are receiving their awards for the wrong reasons?…

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What Boys Read.

Insightful post by Vox Day on "What Men Read" or, more precisely, what boys read. What is funny is that, when I was younger, I would not have thought it was insightful. I would have thought it was obvious. Everyone knew what kind of stories boys liked to read: action, adventure, exciting. But, I think…

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