Author Archives: Rhube

Review: The Good Place

I have a new favourite show. It’s both smart and easily digestible, and it’s refreshingly diverse and unproblematic. It’s called The Good Place, and each episode explicitly explores moral theories in the context of wacky, upbeat sitcom hi-jinks. I never … Continue reading

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Review: The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

Lizzie Borden took an axe gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one. So goes the old folk rhyme, which is slightly mangled in the opening credits of Lifetime’s TV series … Continue reading

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Back from outer space

Sorry to leave it such a long time with no update. I have half-a-dozen posts I started, but never finished. Combination of continued ill-health, job-stress, and falling down a fanfiction rabbit-hole. Dragon Age owns me, and I don’t think it’s … Continue reading

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Nine Worlds and me!

I am HERE. I will be here until Monday. Come find me in the bar of SEE ME TO THINGS. Specifically: Saturday, 6:45pm, ‘”Witness Me!” Recognition and Intersubjectivity in Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sunday, 3:15pm,’Transformative Shakespeare: Fanfiction and Beyond’

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Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters is officially the most fun I have had in the cinema for a very long time. It may not be the cinematic masterpiece that was Fury Road last summer, but it is hilarious from start to finish whilst also … Continue reading

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Review: Fool’s Assassin, by Robin Hobb

I’ve been saving this one. It was released whilst I was still completing my PhD, and though I had read all the other Robin Hobb books I could get my hands on as they came out, this one I saved. … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Allotment No. 4: Today I was the Apocalypse

As you can see, I have a problem. A nettle problem. See, the nettles believe that it is time for nature to reclaim a land abandoned by humanity, but, uh, it’s not abandoned yet. This bit of land is mine. … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse Allotment No. 3: Rhubarb

One of the joys of adopting an allotment for your post-apocalypse life is finding plants the previous owners have planted that you can take over with a minimum of fuss. I was particularly lucky in that my apocalypse allotment came … Continue reading

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Review – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is fun, and if that’s all you expect from it, you’ll probably have a good time. The plot is reasonably coherent and well-paced – certainly in comparison to Age of Ultron, and even The Winter Soldier. … Continue reading

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Games of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 1 – aka, why should I bother?

I adored Game of Thrones when it first came out. I had been excited for years before it came out. But even I approached this season with trepidation. I’ll be blunt (trigger warning: rape mention) I’m talking about the rapes. … Continue reading

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