The first in-person San Diego Comic-Con since 2019 recently wrapped up, while I watched jealously from the sidelines at the other side of the country. *tiny violins* There was so much huge content being hyped—from Marvel, Star Trek, etc., etc.—but the big one for me was the fantasy prequel duo! Both Lord of the Rings … More Trying to Reclaim Old Fantasies (and more that caught my fancy at San Diego Comic-Con 2022)
I wasn’t planning on watching the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. In all honesty, I wasn’t even aware of it until right before it premiered. Disney+ has been churning out a lot of content, but I’ve kept my distance. It doesn’t feel like “my” Star Wars anymore, to be one of those annoying fans. I’m not judging … More Revisiting the Star Wars Prequels Through the Obi-Wan Kenobi Miniseries During Dark Days in the U.S.
I’ve been behind on my TV-watching all year. I devoured the STATION ELEVEN adaptation in March because I’d been watching The Expanse series finale in December and January. And now I’ve finished my Memorial Day Weekend binge of My Brilliant Friend season 3 because I’d been watching Station Eleven two months ago. Maybe My Brilliant … More “My Brilliant Friend” Season 3, and other Television of Spring and Summer 2022
We’re a week past Passover, now, which as of tonight is the 15th day of the Omer. It’s been a trying holiday for me. Not because of anything having to do with Passover itself. On April 5, I saw that my cat was bleeding from what looked like a wound, and I took her to … More A Different Desert For Pesach 5782
And I’m not just saying that because I’m writing a secondary-world novel with some Jewish themes/inspirations (if anything, I’m feeling the ticking clock of a trend’s lifespan now! :/) I remember, when I attended the Jewish Writers Seminar for Adult Readers last December, writer and agent Rena Rossner talked in her panel about a proliferation … More Jewish Fantasy: A Genre on the Upswing?
My father has started a rapidfire binge of what is now the entirety of The Expanse TV show. He watched seasons 4-6 shortly after they aired, but finally felt the urge to know the whole story. Maybe it’s the joys of recent retirement. Or the need for a little variety since my mother’s fallen headlong … More “The Expanse” Curtain Call (for now???) and Other Shows I’m Sorta Watching
WARNING FOR SPOILERS THROUGH THE END OF THE EXPANSE TELEVISION SHOW/BOOK SIX OF THE SERIES! Sometime as I was planning out my blog posts for the next couple of months, I figured I’d only be writing one piece about the series finale of The Expanse. :0 Oh, you sweet summer child. This was a weird … More “The Expanse” Series Finale, and the Endgame for the Villain I Can’t Seem to Stop Talking About (plus his victims)
Rolling out my beginning-of-year blogging tradition! It’s time to talk about Jewish Italy. Of a sort, anyway. I also focus a little on the Italy and Israel relationship. There are a few fun and educational historical articles. There’s one reference to COVID, particularly to a bar mitzvah that was postponed last year due to the … More 2021: A Look Back at Jewish Italy
Honestly, the more I think about the accolades afforded to Succession, the more I want to stop watching it. Call it the contrarian in me. 😛 There’s the whole thing about how nothing ever changes on this show. And yes, I watched the season three finale, and…sure, maybe it’ll change some dynamics in a particular … More End of 2021 TV Watching: “Succession,” “The Wheel of Time,” and the One Show I Actually Care About 😛
4th and final blog post of #NaNoBlogMo 2021! Not sure what sort of response I’m inviting with that headline! 😛 Suffice to say, I’m excited for The Expanse, season six? I just read the sixth book, so I kinda/sorta feel like I know what’s gonna happen! My assumption is that Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, … More Why Marco Inaros is more On Point than Hari Seldon or Paul Atreides (plus a Frank Herbert addendum)