If you haven’t heard from me in a month, send the search party directly to my couch. And make sure they bring pizza.

If you haven’t heard from me in a month, send the search party directly to my couch. And make sure they bring pizza.

Why Superhero Muscles Aren't The Equal Of Sexy Curves →

Big muscles are a male fantasy

Required reading.

"Welcome to The Knick."

Easily my favorite new show this year. Soderbergh’s direction alone is worth the price of your ticket. 

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Always.

Always.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry →

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out. 
I have a lot of thoughts on Gotham!! Most are criticisms but I actually liked it??
It’s refreshing to see some color in this universe again. The look and feel of Gotham this time around is more reminiscent of the city I fell for as a kid, when I spent my Saturdays flicking between the Burton movies and BtAS.  
Pilots are most always shaky, and right now Gotham is wavering between taking itself too seriously and fully embracing its camp. The show naturally leans toward the latter, and I hope that’s where it settles. I was skeptical that it would be anything but a standard cop melodrama slapped atop a comic-book backdrop, but I think the show could be pretty solid if its writers can figure out how to gracefully maintain its over-the-top tone without teetering over the edge and losing all self-awareness.
The pilot dangerously toes that line, most notably when it stuffs four villain introductions into a single episode and makes extra sure that we haven’t looked past its very obvious hints at who these people are. (“Take it easy, Penguin,” a henchman growls at Oswald Cobblepot with biting emphasis. Yeah, we get it guys. This guy’s feet are splayed, his nose is hooked, and he’s carrying a big umbrella. We get it.) 
The dialogue is over-the-top, often over-acted, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Jada Pinkett Smith shines as the newly created villain Fish Mooney, but the scenes between Gordon and Bullock are full of groan-inducing dialogue. I find myself walling my eyes and snickering at the goofiness of it all more often than I think Bruno Heller intended.
Here’s hoping the show can figure itself out in the weeks to come.

I have a lot of thoughts on Gotham!! Most are criticisms but I actually liked it??

It’s refreshing to see some color in this universe again. The look and feel of Gotham this time around is more reminiscent of the city I fell for as a kid, when I spent my Saturdays flicking between the Burton movies and BtAS 

Pilots are most always shaky, and right now Gotham is wavering between taking itself too seriously and fully embracing its camp. The show naturally leans toward the latter, and I hope that’s where it settles. I was skeptical that it would be anything but a standard cop melodrama slapped atop a comic-book backdrop, but I think the show could be pretty solid if its writers can figure out how to gracefully maintain its over-the-top tone without teetering over the edge and losing all self-awareness.

The pilot dangerously toes that line, most notably when it stuffs four villain introductions into a single episode and makes extra sure that we haven’t looked past its very obvious hints at who these people are. (“Take it easy, Penguin,” a henchman growls at Oswald Cobblepot with biting emphasis. Yeah, we get it guys. This guy’s feet are splayed, his nose is hooked, and he’s carrying a big umbrella. We get it.) 

The dialogue is over-the-top, often over-acted, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Jada Pinkett Smith shines as the newly created villain Fish Mooney, but the scenes between Gordon and Bullock are full of groan-inducing dialogue. I find myself walling my eyes and snickering at the goofiness of it all more often than I think Bruno Heller intended.

Here’s hoping the show can figure itself out in the weeks to come.

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person →

Which box do you check when you don’t belong in any box? How do you navigate the world when the world is built on identifying with one group or another group, male or female, and the place that feels most right to you is neither?

There are surprisingly few reasons I would ever trade LA for New York, but access to shows like this is certainly one of them. 

There are surprisingly few reasons I would ever trade LA for New York, but access to shows like this is certainly one of them.