I'd go with Supernatural for marathoning. It's first two-three seasons are fantastic binge watching, tense and coherent and with enough characterization and depth to get through the rough patches of the occasional clunky monster-of-the-week. At some point it turns into convoluted, repetitive nonsense, but the… » 3/02/14 3:22pm 3/02/14 3:22pm

Me three. It's not perfect, but it was compulsively readable (so was the Cuckoo's Calling) and I enjoyed the hell out of that truly vicious observing eye Rowling has for pettiness, hypocrisy and self-delusion (which is there in Harry Potter too) really getting to go to town. » 3/02/14 2:40am 3/02/14 2:40am

That's interesting, particularly the interactive element. I figure there's this social element - learning, identifying, examining situations, etc, etc - with all fiction, essentially. We imagine ourselves in new social situations, a little bit, with almost every book we read and every movie we see. I guess the great… » 3/01/14 8:54am 3/01/14 8:54am

I can kind of see that being useful - on some articles I can see that more comments have been posted, but they're buried somewhere in threads and I cannot for the life of me find them. (I can't be alone in feeling obliged to read all comments on something I've written, right? Right?) It's the not having a normal… » 2/28/14 3:36am 2/28/14 3:36am

I don't hate it - I read and liked it as a kid, a bunch of times, (well, over a single lunch break, because it's not very long even in the first grade, but still,) but it's always made me very angry, in a kind of furiously disbelieving way, even at that age.How dare he dismember the tree! How dare he! How dare the… » 2/27/14 4:04am 2/27/14 4:04am

I'm actually not a huge fan of Monae - no good reason, I just can't get into her music, even as I admire what she's doing - but it's really cool to see an award just casually branching out this way because it makes sense, compared to the ossified way the Hugos have been going, for example. » 2/18/14 12:34am 2/18/14 12:34am

Dunno, most of everything i've ever read? I've never really understood the value of seeing something I've read and loved made into tv/a movie. It makes it no more real, no more accessible, no more interesting. I suppose an adaptation that actually radically messes around with the source material is probably the best,… » 2/16/14 3:08am 2/16/14 3:08am

I think it even goes one further, at least it does in books - maybe i'm odd to apply it to tv/movies, but there it is - Cabin is a horror movie, and Cabin is deconstruction of a horror movie, and the two exist simultaneously. (As do other readings, albeit not as prominently: it's also a comedy, for example. It has… » 2/15/14 5:46pm 2/15/14 5:46pm