television

What I’m Watching

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina I'll admit it, I was a huge fan of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch back in the day, so I was really hesitant about watching the new series on Netflix. Like Penny Dreadful, I'm classifying this one as a "problematic favorite." If you missed the drama, the Church of Satan (yes, it's… Continue reading What I’m Watching

movies

History in Pictures, part II

A couple of weeks ago a posted a list of documentaries I've been watching on Youtube. My documentary kick continues, so here are a few more you might enjoy. A few of them are quite long, so there's several hours of viewing time here. The Civil War and Its Dead This documentary shows a lot… Continue reading History in Pictures, part II

television

History in Pictures

Alas, I am not sharing convention pictures with you today as I'd planned. As usual, I didn't even think to take pictures while at Steampunk Symposium. I didn't have nearly as much down time this year as I usually do, as I was on a total of 6 panels, and also had to be part… Continue reading History in Pictures

writing

What I’m Watching: Moreau House

With Moreau House about to come out, I thought it would be fun to list some of the movies and television shows I watched to get into the headspace for this book. Charmed This is an old standby. Since I own the entire series, it's usually on in the background when I'm writing fantasy of… Continue reading What I’m Watching: Moreau House

television

Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction

Yep, it's that time again. I spent a good chunk of the fall binge watching Netflix, and here are some of the best series I've found: The Pinkertons This is a great series set just after the Civil War, and is based on the life of the first female Pinkerton agent. It's a great blend… Continue reading Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction

knitting

Finished

I'm finally getting some of my crafting energy back. Not sure what the trigger was--no, scratch that. I think I do. I was sick for part of last week and spent the better part of three days in bed with Netflix, watching When Calls the Heart, Great British Castles, and Raiders of the Lost Art--and… Continue reading Finished

holidays, movies

Halloween Movie Marathon

A couple of weeks ago my Facebook feed was making a big deal about the ABC Family Halloween movie line up. Personally, I thought that it was a little lackluster. And then I looked at my own movie collection and though, I can do better. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm not a horror fan.… Continue reading Halloween Movie Marathon

writing

Movies with Writers

Editing is the hardest part of writing, in my opinion. I've been looking for something of the cinematic variety to help motivate me. Do you have a favorite writer movie or television show? Something that motivates you when you need to put your word count in, or slog through miles and miles of red ink?… Continue reading Movies with Writers

books

The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

This is another period in history that I love reading about and watching on film, but would never survive if I were somehow transported back to it. I would last about ten minutes before being carted off to an asylum for "female hysteria" (i.e. calling someone on their BS and refusing to look decorative in… Continue reading The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

life, Uncategorized

Imaginary Vacation

since I'm once again too broke to actually go someplace for my vacation, I'm trying to make the best of it in my living room. I've got my smoothie, my favorite summertime drink, complete with frilly umbrella. All of the curtains are pulled back to let the sun into the living room. It's still far… Continue reading Imaginary Vacation