Wait, so is Crystal going to cover the entire manga or just up through what was adapted as either R? The pacing has been pretty speedy so far, but given that we're at episode 9 of a planned 26, I don't see them making it all the way through Sailor Stars. It would be a bummer if we didn't even get to the Outer Senshi. » 11/01/14 4:27pm 11/01/14 4:27pm

Wow. Given all the history associated with the mutant metaphor, that would be supremely fucked up.

"OH HEY, you know how this was about minority struggles, often in incredibly nuanced, thoughtful ways? Well, FOX has the rights to that whole thing, so fuck it, this is about aliens and crystals and mists on the moon now." » 10/23/14 9:09am 10/23/14 9:09am

I don't know, I feel like I realized on my third re-watch that as soon as it makes with the "ONE YEAR LATER" screen at the end of Season Two, it's pretty much all downhill. Except, of course, for the Galactica's jump into atmo. For me that's the show's last true crowning moment of fuck yeah before they start having… » 8/21/14 4:45pm 8/21/14 4:45pm

I don't think I fully appreciated The Giver until I read Beth Povinelli's essay on Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." There's a lot of interesting overlap between The Giver and Le Guin's short story, and Povinelli does a fantastic job making some really timely connections. While most of the… » 8/15/14 10:32am 8/15/14 10:32am

Rah rah humanism or whatever aside, there are a lot of factors that LGBT relationships deal with that straight ones do not (and vice versa). For that matter, there are really important differences between L and G and B and T relationships. It might all be the "same love" or whatever happens to be the… » 8/12/14 7:18am 8/12/14 7:18am

Also, the wigs on that show are unforgivably bad. Ollie's "Island Hair" in the first season made him look like a rejected Muppet, and while it was (sort of) cleared up in Season Two, by then we had poor Sarah walking around with an atomic blonde rat's nest. » 7/01/14 4:01pm 7/01/14 4:01pm