Category Archives: your book is bad and you should feel bad

all opinions are subjective but i’ll never feel bad about riffing on quotes from futurama.

Chapter Four has been filmed!

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And halfway edited. There are some issues with audio; editing is going twice as slow as a result. I have to take a break now to play video games and eat sugar, but I’ll be up in the morning and soldier on then. Expecting to post tomorrow afternoon. My liver suffers for you. (Actually it wasn’t so bad this chapter…. Read more »

The “Just Don’t Read it if You Don’t Like it” fallacy and other arguments that lack critical thinking

Literary criticism is a good thing. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. We need to be able to criticize literature. We need to be able to discuss fiction. We need the freedom to do that in various ways, including fanfic. We need to adjust our thinking to accept that you can enjoy a work and still… Read more »

It’s Not the BDSM

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[content warning: description of: domestic violence, abuse, using BDSM as an excuse for abuse, rape] Some of you may be aware that I have a deep and abiding loathing for the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. At first, I was just pissed off that it existed — it was plagiarized from another book series (that is badly written and glorifies… Read more »

EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey shortlisted for UK’s National Book Award; world cries tears of blood

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Trigger warning: Fifty Shades of Grey is the romanticization of an abusive, rapey fucknozzle named Christian Grey, and I’m ranting about this shit. I try to be fair. I try to leave room for people whose kink is not my kink, and that’s okay. I’m, overall, not a huge fan of erotic romance, and even within erotic romance I’m not… Read more »

13 reasons this book made me homicidal: a review of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I picked up Thirteen Reasons Why recently because it was on my list of “to read” and it had received much critical acclaim. Also it was one of two books I’d brought with me while traveling (not including the two I read on mom’s Kindle). I figured it might be okay, at least. Allow me to give you 13 reasons… Read more »