Category Archives: Popular Culture

LEGO: Detective’s Office

For a few months, I was standing on the precipice of what I knew would be a slippery slippery slope into the expensive and time consuming world of LEGO fandom. Then Jurassic World LEGO came out, I got some vouchers … Continue reading

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Far-Seer by Robert J Sawyer

Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge: ✓ A book with non-human characters ✓A book based entirely on its cover ✓A book by an author you’ve never read before The trouble with deciding to do the stupid reading challenge is figuring out, … Continue reading

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Storykiller by Kelly Thompson

When my copy of “Storykiller” by Kelly Thompson arrived in the post, I literally squealed in delight. (It’s okay, I do that kind of thing.) I had backed the publication o this book on Kickstarter, based solely on the cover … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Kill Someone (Involving Palaeontology) 4: Gastric Flora in a Tyrannosaurid

But I don’t want to cut for spoilers. What do you mean, you still haven’t seen the episode? Fine. Everyone else, I’ll see you below the cut.

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Seven Reasons to Kill Someone (Involving Palaeontology) 3: Establishing Priority

I know, I know, you want to know where I’ve been. Reporting on roller derby, for the record. Also playing roller derby, at job interviews, and also in  Dublin. And then I’ve been reading Hunger Games, and as I’m halfway … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Kill Someone (Involving Palaeontology): 2. The Black Market

Have you watched Elementary yet? No? Care about spoilers? Yes? Then skip this post. Don’t worry, I’ll be back and you can find it again. In this instalment of “seven reasons to kill someone (involving palaeontology): 2. Your dealings on the fossil … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Kill Someone (Involving Palaeontology): 1

So a few episodes of Star Trek ago, Becca asked me: “Have you caught up on Elementary yet?” and I said “NO! But I know the most recent episode involves DINOSAURS.” And she said “I WANT TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN … Continue reading

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Well, that explains a lot.

I really wanted to title this post “Well, that explains alot,” but it doesn’t. This post explains alot. The book I’m talking about explains something much less important than that. It explains why a terrible broadway musical was terrible. I’m … Continue reading

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Marvellous Disney

For the 13th January (LJ | DW) nadriel asked for the Disney acquisition of Marvel, and any ramifications you can think of, which… Okay, I HAVE no thoughts about this. None whatsoever. I haven’t seen anything particularly DISNEY happen since the acquisition. I don’t know enough about … Continue reading

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It’s my bedtime when I’m starting this, so I’m sorry it won’t be long, but for the 10th January (LJ | DW) shoroko asked for my thoughts on Avatar: The Last Airbender / the Legend of Korra, which I really don’t know if I can … Continue reading

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