Category Archives: Rants and such

Critical evaluation of things that irk me.

Stop destroying books!

Yesterday a famous youtuber destroyed a copy of a book and handed out the pieces for a charity event. I found so many things wrong with this event, but I only want to focus on one thing right now. That … Continue reading

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And now to the bad and the ugly

  A whole lot of drama happened at and shortly after VidCon that I had the good fortune not be be involved in. Nevertheless, I have opinions about these things. Most of the drama can be placed into two categories. … Continue reading

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OMG! Adults are so boring!

Recently, John Green of Young Adult author fame and one of the people I greatly admire received this question by anonymous on tumblr: “Would you ever write a YA novel where an adult plays a key role? I know you … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Steam Punk and the suspension of disbelieve

Warning: Pet peeve ahead! I like to read science fiction novels every once in a while and I also like the somewhat newer genre of steam punk. Both have their tropes and both have very talented authors telling engaging stories. … Continue reading

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High brow, low brow, no brow – What’s all the fuss about?

John Green once said: “…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it.” I call myself a nerd and I am part of many fandoms. I do … Continue reading

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The importance of nuances

I had some interesting discussions on facebook today. People were talking about the whole Abercrombie and Fitch debacle. If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain. The story is twofold. First, the CEO of A&F … Continue reading

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The esthetics of exercise

I run every Thursday morning. It’s a little loop around the neighborhood and it doesn’t take me very long. I huff and puff in my snail tempo jogging speed and afterward at home I have a good long stretch. Usually … Continue reading

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