RWBY Volume 5 Episode 6 – Magic is Real

As always, spoilers. I’m sorry, I abandoned you all last week. I completely forgot to review Episode 5 and frankly, I can’t see myself devoting a whole review post to it. In a nutshell, Ruby and Ozcar talked and more Menagerie stuff happened that didn’t seem particularly noteworthy. Also, winged Fauna are canon and Ruby…

High profile creepazoids and “toxic” gender traits

CW: This post contains references to sexual harassment. This isn’t for kids or prudes. (So what’s that make me…?) If you can’t handle unpopular opinions or those counter to your own, this probably isn’t for you either. So now that the world knows what Hollywood and the political elite have been trying to keep a…

The Mother’s Day Special – RWBY Volume 5 Episode 4 Review

Hello, I’m back!  I’m so glad Harold took over the blog last week while I recovered from being a live-in nanny for some, er, highly energetic children.  Without further ado, let’s try to get back into a normal posting routine. 😀 As always, spoilers alart.  (Sorry Harold, that’s a keeper.) In a mere allotment of…

*Oscar x Ruby Intensifies* RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 3 REVIEW ft. Harold

Before anyone asks, “Allison, what’s with the bad joke revolving around a worse mistranslation?”, I feel like I should specify that I am not Allison. I am Harold, a.k.a the “Tumblr correspondent”, acting as a guest writer for this week’s review. Because she (the published author) has a lot of important things to get out…

Is Adam Taurus a Racist? RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 2 REVIEW

SPOILERS. This next episode of RWBY slows down, pacing-wise, but not egregiously so.  Its primary focus is Weiss Schnee, whose powers get fully utilized and shown off to stellar musical cues from all her in-show songs thus far.  With the help of the reluctant pilot she bribed to take her out of Atlas, Weiss takes…

RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 1 – Welcome to Haven REVIEW

SPOILERS ALERT. At the suggestion of my friend Harold (of Water Ninja Productions infamy), I’m going to try making episodic reviews of RWBY Volume Five. With Junior Detectives RWBY Chibi and the sporadically released trailers for Weiss, Blake, and Yang just barely keeping the fans at bay, I’ve been positively hyped for the first new…

My BH Cosmetics Purchases

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way, by BH Cosmetics or any other entity. The opinions you read below this point (and above it) are thusly mine alone. I buy makeup about as often as I wear it.  The most product I’ll wear on those rare occasions is a clear lip gloss and…

The One about Joss Whedon

Full disclosure: I never liked Joss Whedon, based on the little I knew about him as a person and for his work.  I am as non-Whedonite as they come, even though some of my best friends are Whedonites, “browncoats” (fans of his show Firefly), et cetera.  Being friends with his fans doesn’t justify me verbally mopping…

Am I truly a feminist?

I call myself a feminist, but I am often disgusted and disturbed by the things I see women doing in the name of feminism. The first time someone questioned my feminism was when I told them a slightly amusing work-related horror story, about the time LinkedIn suggested I apply for a job at a certain…

Lessons About Women Gleaned from Stock Photography

Originally posted on Spellbound Scribes:
Maybe we need more female photographers to contribute to stock photo sites. I’m putting on my feminist hat (okay, it’s a crown) for this post, so be forewarned. I was looking for pictures for the cover of my next book yesterday and I noticed that you can really draw a…

Boston South Coast Comic Con!

Formerly Northeast Comic Con, the event relocated to the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Massachussetts, which is about 45 minutes south of Boston, so the title is definitely more accurate.  Last winter, I attended the winter NECC event by myself back when they were operating out of a stonemason community center.  I had a blast this…

Brownies from Scratch!

The recipe is inspired by The Frugal Chef’s Homemade Brownies recipe, with some modifications. For starters, I typically only make these brownies for special occasions, so I like to make a double batch (ingredients have been adjusted below to reflect this).  Additionally, instead of using white flour, I like to use whole wheat pastry flour,…