On Fandom

The release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which I haven’t seen and am feeling little-to-no temptation to see, got me thinking about my relationship with the things I claim to be a fan of. Of course, we identify ourselves to others (and to ourselves) through our fandoms. The cultural products we consume are synecdoche… Continue reading On Fandom

You’re Not Making A Sequel To That, Are You?

Word around the campfire is that Netflix, home of some excellent original shows like Orange Is the New Black* and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is planning to give us the sequel to Full House. (from New York Magazine): Everywhere you look, there’s an old show (or movie!) being made anew. TV Line reports that Netflix is very close to… Continue reading You’re Not Making A Sequel To That, Are You?

The Fun Bits Of Editing Galleys for Summer of Long Knives

–Research the origin of the expression “Bull dyke”. (It’s actually a fascinating story.) –Discriminate between the terms “in stir” and “in the stir”. –Research why, and exactly when, Germany switched to 24 hour clocks. This is what I call fun: trawling slang dictionaries, the OED, other obscure books and databases. Is it any wonder Willow… Continue reading The Fun Bits Of Editing Galleys for Summer of Long Knives