Month: December 2018

  • BuzzFeed, please read!

    Recently, BuzzFeed News ran an article about why the Divergent movie franchise was a flop. This is a refutation of that article. Their Argument BuzzFeed is basically arguing that Divergent didn’t work as a movie because the plot was too confusing: One possible reason for its collapse is the weakness of the source material. The structure […]

  • Thoughts on Paula Faris

    It’s probably best to get my bias out of the way at the top and say that Paula Faris is one of my favorite journalists. Realistically, everyone at ABC News is my favorite, but Paula is also nice enough to notice me on social media most of the time I have something to say to […]

  • Empire State Party

    Later that afternoon, Julian called a family meeting in the library.  As soon as the last two people trickled in — he couldn’t help but notice Mark and Christina were holding hands — he clapped his hands together enthusiastically.  “How does everyone feel about a trip to New York?” Diana perked up and came out […]

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas

    The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on a book of the same name by Les Standiford. It tells the true story of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. It was a nerd’s dream. It took me right back to reading Great Expectations in ninth grade. And it makes me want to read more of Dickens’s work. […]

  • It Wasn’t Broken

    Outlander just came back for season 4 in November.  And because I love the books and the TV show, I have a problem.  So Why “Fix” it? You know the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”  Well, I kind of feel like that’s what’s happened with the TV show. The first two seasons […]