Life During Quarantine

A while back, out of nowhere, I got the urge to fill out one of those surveys like the ones that used to circulate in my Hotmail and Myspace inboxes back in middle school: you know, the 100-line long questionnaires with annoying font colors and *~*wRiTiNg LiKe ThIs*~*. Mostly I wanted to have something toContinue reading “Life During Quarantine”

A Twin Peaks Pilgrimage, in photos

Happy one year anniversary of Twin Peaks returning to TV! I guess it’s appropriate—but also completely coincidental—that last week Alex and I rented a car in Seattle, hopped on I-90 east toward Snoqualmie, and went on a day-long expedition to visit a bunch of Twin Peaks filming locations. (Alex had been in town for aContinue reading “A Twin Peaks Pilgrimage, in photos”

Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl

So, I’ve been really into The Crown lately…probably because it’s a welcome distraction from the hot mess that is the United States right now. Also I like looking at fancy interiors and rooms with impossibly high ceilings. Previously, the only knowledge I had about the royal family was from many years of watching Beatles footage.Continue reading “Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl”

What story are we watching, Charlie?

HOO BOY. You know that feeling after waking up from a strange dream…those few seconds of disoriented, uneasy confusion? Having to parse reality from your mind’s own creations? The finale of Twin Peaks: The Return has managed to pinpoint that feeling and make it last indefinitely. Man…David Lynch and Mark Frost really made me thinkContinue reading “What story are we watching, Charlie?”

Confessions about Twin Peaks

(Minimal spoilers ahead.) • Prior to actually watching the show, I thought Twin Peaks was a crime drama that took place in San Francisco. I’d also never seen any of David Lynch’s work. That is to say, my background knowledge was pretty nonexistent. • It wasn’t a person who convinced me to finally watch the show, it was Netflix.Continue reading “Confessions about Twin Peaks”

August was beautiful and so are you

The title of this post came from a dream I had last night. Except in the dream I kept trying to write out the phrase and couldn’t spell for the life of me, so actually more like a nightmare? Some noteworthy things from last month: ED RUSCHA AND THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST. We went to see this exhibition atContinue reading “August was beautiful and so are you”

How else I spent November

Hello darkness my old friend December. I’m back and happy to report that I finished NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row! And this time around, I wasn’t sick of my story by the end of the month, yay! So I’m actually going to keep working on it, which is a good feeling. BesidesContinue reading “How else I spent November”

TOS: End of Series Reflections

So, after a post-Thanksgiving mini-marathon (and 6 months of prior watching), we’ve finally reached the end of The Original Series. It was a great stretch too: the last few episodes include Spock playing the piano, Spock playing the lute with a bunch of space hippies, Abraham Lincoln beaming aboard, and a villain that looks likeContinue reading “TOS: End of Series Reflections”

Pictures Out of Context: Star Trek Edition

There will be more of these, I guarantee. There’s just so much great material… The space-unicorn-dog didn’t make much sense in context, either. Also: a video, because why not? Somebody put together a compilation of every time a character’s name was said during one episode alone…this is the result:

The odds are astronomical

Tonight we watched an exceptionally silly episode of Star Trek, in which Kirk and the crew have to outwit a planet full of humanoids who model their entire society off of the Chicago mobs of 1920s Earth (right?). I especially liked the “Fizbin” scene below, not just because the Kirk/Spock interactions are hilarious and BonesContinue reading “The odds are astronomical”