So you have to go see the new Star Wars this weekend, and you're in way over your head. Maybe you've recently clarified to your friends, 'oh, this is the one with Chris Pine as Spock, right?' or confidently declared that you love that little ball-robot guy PB8*. *This one courtesy of my daughter, Lucy. I … Continue reading Star Wars VII Summed Up For Non-Nerds
This is where I would've put my thoughts and hype over Taylor's new single, but my mother taught me that if you have nothing nice to say it's best to say nothing at all.RIP my brief 1989-era adoration. What a frickin mess.
When I was a teenager, I funneled most of my waking energy into being accepted by my peers and considered 'cool.' Now that I'm 25, two kids in, and spending my weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons with my brothers and my husband, I've accepted that I was never cool. This self-aware liberation is what allows … Continue reading 12 Best Game of Thrones Ships, Real and Imagined
When I was twelve, I was an odd duck.We sort of already touched on this before, but there are some things that I haven't been willing to admit, especially on such a public, permanent platform. Things that very few people in my past know, thanks to the fringe benefits of being a military brat who … Continue reading I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication
© DC Comics It's a monumental period for women's representation in the media. Rey and Jinn from Star Wars, the ladies of Game of Thrones, the cast of Hidden Figures, Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. This influx of well-written, inspiring women is awesome and long-awaited, and yet none of them are quite as vital, quite as … Continue reading Belinda Blumenthal vs. Wonder Woman: Who is 2017’s Foremost Feminist Icon?
Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. I am so tired. The episode opens with One-Eyed Batshit Janine handing off her baby to her commander's wife, though it's far from a smooth transaction. Janine is understandably resistant to let her baby go, though after her rapist/baby daddy gives her a reassuring nod, Janine relinquishes her daughter. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”
As promised, the long-anticipated (lol) discussion of Belinda Blinked 3, Chapter 2. We’ve got Els back on the blog to help us through this gorgeous trainwreck of a novel and discuss the delicate nuances of Rocky Flinstone’s latest offering. Grace: This is weird, we've never done a chat in this format before. Welcome back to … Continue reading Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els
On HTLYT, we love smart, hilarious things that make us think, which is why we subscribe to the #BookSquadGoals podcast. But we also love smart, hilarious things that make us cringe, and it doesn't feel right that we should keep them to ourselves. That's why we wanted to make sure you knew about... The My … Continue reading Stuff We Love: “My Dad Wrote a Porno” Podcast
Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. This week we're introduced to the shameless hypocrisy of Gilead's misogynistic new world order via Offred's attendance at a swanky 'secret' brothel. She's lucky enough to bag an invite from the creepy Commander Beardface, and we're lucky enough to have trash cans on hand to puke into every time … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”
Last episode ended with a bombshell about Luke, Offred's husband, having survived his encounter with the Guardians. This episode, we learn what's happened to Luke since. It kicks off with a flashback, showing us the same scene as in episode one - June (Offred), Luke, and Hannah attempting to flee the new regime by car. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”