I love stories and think it's important that there be beauty in the world.
Every once in a while some seriousness creeps in, but this is mostly overflow from my fevered fannish brain, geeking out about Pittsburgh, making stuff up about its counterpart Pitetsbkrrh, and posting my photos (often backlit), with a side of squeeing about things that make me happy or amused.
I feel strongly that if you blog something that's not your own creation, you should identify the person who made it. In that spirit, my icon is from here.
OK, y’all. As you know, I try (I often fail, but I try) to leave politics and other real-world issues out of this Tumblr. And I dislike sales pitches intensely. This is probably the only time I am going to break this rule.
I don’t have many causes or charities I believe in strongly enough to give money to. This is one. The state of adolescent/teen sexual information and education in this country is abysmal. HORRIBLE. There is, routinely, only one place in America providing good, useful, correct sexual information to teenagers. Only one place where they can go and ask the hard questions they urgently need answers to without the risk of being shamed, finked on, or fed an agenda. And to say that place runs on a shoestring is to give shoestrings a bad name. Scarleteen has been scraping by on dregs for I don’t know how long. I’m really not sure what Heather Corinna lives on - and Heather’s lifestyle is extremely modest.
(Disclosure: Heather has been a friend of mine for many years, since back in my brief sex-writer days.)
I can’t keep Scarleteen alive by myself. They need money, and they need ideas. I would appreciate it if you would at least go read the page linked above, and if you can spare either, please do. (And a repost would be lovely, if you feel up to it.)
End of pitch. Thanks for your patience.
This day has been mostly a disaster, but if I did nothing else good, I supported Scarleteen. Totally recommend yinz do the same, if you can swing a few dollars. They do yeoman’s work.
Interesting. If I am counting correctly this the second not-right-in-the-head scientist we have seen.
And John … good is probably the least correct word for your state right now.
And okay … so Dorian is getting his contract renewed. It would be nice if you renewed this series, Fox! (Call me a ridiculous optimist. It’s okay.)
"It’s a leg." Weirdest present ever. And probably the last frame of the show is Karl Urban grabbing the still-wrapped leg and grinning like an idiot. (Okay … grinning like like someone who is happy to be doing what he is doing with the people he is doing it with. I have to admit it wasn’t the worst possible note to end on.)
I’ve been re-reading Jo Walton, and I agree so much that in SF settings, the world is a character, and sometimes the most important one. I am going to be sad if I do not get to find out more about this world.
It kind of confuses me that Detective Stahl is almost always back at HQ. Okay, it is arguably sort of weird that the police have an intelligence analyst too, I guess.
Surprised not to see Paul hassling Kennex in that scene (where he was talking about his father’s case file). Maybe he does have a little sensitivity.
Oh man, Dorian singing Lionel Richie.
Wow, suddenly reminded of how Sunny Rico became a cop. Except [spoilers]. (It makes sense if you have read Finder by Emma Bull. If not, well, why spoil the potential surprise.)
Awh shit son a mother figure instead of a father figure hell ye
I don’t talk about my Maldonado feels because I would embarrass myself more than Rudy in front of the android review board but trust me … I have a lot of them.
Act like an MX? Worst advice ever, Rudy.
Really thought Det. Kennex fils was going to lose it there. Looks like Karl Urban might be getting added to my mental list of actors who can actually act. (I do not actually keep such list. But every once in a while I will find myself thinking that after seeing a really impressive performance, or series of performances.)
Does anyone else ever find themselves thinking “Kennex, your family name ain’t the best in the
I wonder if there is going to be a Wizard of Oz/Scarecrow connection here. What with the straw-stuffing.
This universe has a New Pittsburgh? That is kind of cool, but what did they do to the old one? If the answer involves explosives or environmental contamination I am not going to be happy, Almost Human!
Also, I know I said I was tired of Rudy and his loneliness and relationship incompetence being the comic relief, but apparently I lied. That was actually funny. I mean, still a little annoying, but I laughed.
"In an entertainment world where women are disappearing from multiplexes, where men bulk up as superheroes while women don’t eat but sip pink drinks, we need to remember that there was once a very short heroine who hunted monsters and talked about Einstein, who kicked ass and questioned her faith, who went to work with a man she loved but didn’t rip his shirt off over lunch, who didn’t want to believe, but opened herself nonetheless to possibility. We need Scully back, even for a moment." (x)
Ah, Scully … always ready to J-O-B, even on some jagoff shoeshine tip.
Dear Entertainment Industry: Please give us new X-Files. Soon.