Sometimes I get the urge to write a short story. Usually the feeling passes, but this one stuck with me and kept nagging until I let it out. More story notes at the bottom. A shaggy dog barred my path through the door. He was my sister’s dog, a long-suffering poodle lounging in the Louisiana [...]
So I’m still looking for a sci-fi or fantasy film I’ve seen that passes the Bechdel Test. While I’m searching, let’s move on to something that seems easier at first glance: TV shows. It’s almost trivial for a long-running show to pass the test; just have two women talk to each other about something other [...]
I’ve been having some fun thinking about the Bechdel test lately, specifically how many of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy films would pass it. To pass the test a movie must (a) have two women in it who (b) talk to each other (c) about something other than a man.
Lee shared this article and photo from Gizmodo today, and it resonates: On the left, Lucas surrounded by a ton of stuff from the first Star Wars trilogy, which ended with 1983′s Return of the Jedi. On the right, Lucas surrounded by the only object that mattered in his second Star Wars trilogy, finishing with [...]
A belated Happy Towel Day to everyone! From Wikipedia (which, I remind all students, is NOT a source!): Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author. [...]