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… Continue reading BuzzFeed, please read!
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… Continue reading Thoughts on Paula Faris
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… Continue reading Empire State Party
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.… Continue reading The Man Who Invented Christmas
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… Continue reading It Wasn’t Broken