Guardians of the Galaxy II Review

It took a while but I finally watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.  The reason I hesitated to see the first one was because of how many crass jokes made the cut, and this second film’s parental advisory on IMDB made me hesitate even more.  But somehow, I managed to sit through this sequel,…

Give acceptance a chance

An attitude I’ve seen in multiple circles and movements (political, social, and religions) is: “Sure, believe whatever [totally harmless belief] you want to believe, but ultimately, I’m doing it the right way, and I’ll do whatever I can to show you my way so you’ll see things correctly in the end.”  This really bothers me….

Reverse Gender Discrimination / Why I’m Not a Girl Who Codes

I think discrimination of any kind, even if meant to help those generally discriminated against, is still discrimination.  Just putting that out there. For a good several years now, I’ve been a victim of gender bias and gender discrimination and it’s making me sick.  Have you ever been pressured to pursue a different career than…

What do you think of this comic?

I think it’s hilarious. But when a peer of mine shared it on a website and it was reshared by several other users (myself included), there was a lot of backlash.  Who knew such a simple comment could open such a huge can of worms? One detractor raises the concern that the comic gives off…

Hermione Granger’s Wand

I made this prop for a cosplaying friend earlier this Spring, because we have plans to hit the convention scene as students from respective special schools where kids hone their supernatural powers to fight evil.   Muggle Materials While the original, according to the Harry Potter wiki, is a 10¾” number made of vine wood…