I was left with two possibilities, then: Quentin was really gone, which carried its own issues, or the creators of the show were going to extreme measures to make us all think he’s gone.
I'm upset that I’m not more upset.I don't write as much as I used to. It bugs me and it's mostly logistical because, you know, busy life and all that. And when I do write it's stupid shit like blogging or writing about comics. I have been editing a YA book for MONTHS now.I miss … Continue reading What’s Important 10: Not So Desperate Times, Not So Desperate Measures
Football is awful.The other day I was listening to Tiki and Tierney, a sports talk show on CBS Radio. It's one of those rare sports talk shows where they actually talk about sports and both commentators are not only knowledgeable, but conscientious. The day the story about LeSean McCoy came out, Tiki and Tierney spent their … Continue reading Football is Awful Despite My Nostalgic Joy
My son is four. He is as white as they come.His current cartoon fixation is Handy Manny. He's watched roughly 8 episodes and so far we've mostly talked about the fact that Manny and his friends can speak two languages and I try to translate for him in a more deliberate way than they do … Continue reading Micro-inclusiveness: Raising a white boy
James Gunn was fired from as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 a while back. Disney fired him because of some offensive Tweets he posted years ago.Around the same time, Dan Harmon deleted his Twitter account after alt right trolls found an old sketch he'd done that featured offensive content.Then there's Josh Hader, the … Continue reading White Guys Saying Shitty Things
The other day my wife wasn't feeling well so she stayed home from work. Our son noticed this, of course, and asked me about it. I told him that momma would be home when he got home from school, but that she wasn't feeling well."I have to be gentle with her," he said. "I'll get … Continue reading Boys Are Rough, Right, Daddy?
It's easy to forget what a turning point House of M was for Marvel as we know it. Prior to House of M, the last crossover that spanned the entire Marvel Universe was Maximum Security, and not only did that last just one month, but it also had no real lasting impact on the shared … Continue reading Mighty Marvel Crossover: House of M, House of Cards
I just started catching up on the last few months of Valiant books last night. I highly recommend Harbinger Wars 2. I haven't gotten to Bloodshot, yet, but Lemire's run on this character has been amazing. BLOODSHOT SALVATION #11 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE Letters by SIMON BOWLAND … Continue reading Valiant Preview: Bloodshot: Salvation #11
Daniel Tiger is essential television.Honest to god, if I knew parents who told me they were only going to let their kid watch 20 minutes of TV each day until they were six, I would tell them that Daniel Tiger should fill those 20 minutes. That is how important Daniel Tiger is.Because Daniel Tiger isn't … Continue reading Kyle Reviews Cartoons: Daniel Tiger
The other day I was talking to a friend of mine about our respective childhoods, comparing notes, in a way. While our upbringings were very different, they were thematically the same. Our motivation to do good -- or to not do bad -- was the same: fear.Fear is fear is fear. Whether it stems from years being … Continue reading Positive Parenting From Negative Parents