This week on Alex’s Life Sucks: hubris wins in the end (The Greeks taught us that.); Alex’s manpain takes another notch in the acknowledgement of Bixby’s murder totally accidental, related-to-her-wounds death; and “Michael’s Life Lessons” show that Michael does not have the teacher gene.
(It is fun to watch him knock Alex down repeatedly. In the name of “training”.)
Teen Wolf: 4.5 “IED” Review
Deputy Editor ‘trie’s review of this week’s Teen Wolf.
There might be a little bit of vlogging with ‘trie’s angry foot.
On this week of Teen Wolf, we learn that Malia has yet to fully understand personal space, the Burning Necklace of Death doesn’t really work on Scott, and Deputy Parrish is not what he seems.
Also, can someone please get Lydia a fluffy blanket and some hot chocolate?
As tensions at Litchfield come closer to the breaking point, battle lines have been firmly drawn between Vee’s “family” and Red’s “family.” The writers are very pointed in their use of the mafia terms here, especially in a scene from “Take a Break” where Vee tells Taystee not to ever speak against the “family” again in regards to defending Poussey.
The two warring sides even call a temporary truce, “Parley? What are we, pirates?” cast out a turncoat (in this case, Boo), and engage in assassination attempts: Taslitz stabs a woman who has similar hair to Vee’s—Taslitz didn’t wear her glasses, Red tries to garrote Vee with saran wrap, and Vee beats Red to within an inch of her life with a lock wrapped in a sock.
I do not want characters that are written to teach straight people that we are “good people” because the logical extension is to blame queer characters (and queer people) for not being good enough.
So, Planes 2: Fire and Rescue is the continuing story of Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook; Planes, Next Caller, and Guns, Girls, and Gambling), crop-duster-cum-racer, who’s one trip into the red from blowing his gearbox, who decides to get certified as a Single Engine Arial Tanker (SEAT) in order to help his friend Mayday (Hal Holbrook; The Event, Water for Elephants, Sons of Anarchy, and The West Wing), the fire truck at Propwash Junction, keep his job as a fire truck—after Dusty crashes into Propwash Station and starts the fire that nearly costs Mayday his job.
How this all is a thing that’s happening when Dusty supposedly joined the Navy at the end of Planes, I don’t really understand? But, this is a world of talking planes and cars and little tiny glider-plane-birds, so we’re just gonna accept it and move on.
Yet, the more I think about Planes 2, the angrier I become.
Supergirl #33 concludes the Red Daughter of Krypton storyline that saw Supergirl become a Red Lantern. In the previous issue, Supergirl was attacked by the Diasporans while on her way to Mogu, the Green Lantern planet, to attempt to remove the Red Lantern ring.
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As someone whose first taste of written porn was unintentional – a smutty fanfiction I accidentally stumbled upon in early puberty – I’m never quite sure how to react when reading a collection of unapologetic, honest-to-goodness erotica. Should I be paying attention to the prose, the form, the structure of each story? My English major upbringing suggests that I do. But then I’d be missing their obvious intention: to turn me on and get me off. Reviewing a collection like Slave Girls, however, makes this task much easier for me. I can appreciate both substance and style, but my eye is always focused on the portrayal of BDSM in these short stories centered on female submission. As such, I’ll be picking out three different stories that drew my eye especially for their queering of this frequently heteronormative trope.