television

History in Pictures

Alas, I am not sharing convention pictures with you today as I'd planned. As usual, I didn't even think to take pictures while at Steampunk Symposium. I didn't have nearly as much down time this year as I usually do, as I was on a total of 6 panels, and also had to be part… Continue reading History in Pictures

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writing

What I’m Watching: Moreau House

With Moreau House about to come out, I thought it would be fun to list some of the movies and television shows I watched to get into the headspace for this book. Charmed This is an old standby. Since I own the entire series, it's usually on in the background when I'm writing fantasy of… Continue reading What I’m Watching: Moreau House

television

Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction

Yep, it's that time again. I spent a good chunk of the fall binge watching Netflix, and here are some of the best series I've found: The Pinkertons This is a great series set just after the Civil War, and is based on the life of the first female Pinkerton agent. It's a great blend… Continue reading Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction

knitting

Finished

I'm finally getting some of my crafting energy back. Not sure what the trigger was--no, scratch that. I think I do. I was sick for part of last week and spent the better part of three days in bed with Netflix, watching When Calls the Heart, Great British Castles, and Raiders of the Lost Art--and… Continue reading Finished

holidays, movies

Halloween Movie Marathon

A couple of weeks ago my Facebook feed was making a big deal about the ABC Family Halloween movie line up. Personally, I thought that it was a little lackluster. And then I looked at my own movie collection and though, I can do better. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm not a horror fan.… Continue reading Halloween Movie Marathon

writing

Movies with Writers

Editing is the hardest part of writing, in my opinion. I've been looking for something of the cinematic variety to help motivate me. Do you have a favorite writer movie or television show? Something that motivates you when you need to put your word count in, or slog through miles and miles of red ink?… Continue reading Movies with Writers

books

The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

This is another period in history that I love reading about and watching on film, but would never survive if I were somehow transported back to it. I would last about ten minutes before being carted off to an asylum for "female hysteria" (i.e. calling someone on their BS and refusing to look decorative in… Continue reading The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

life, Uncategorized

Imaginary Vacation

since I'm once again too broke to actually go someplace for my vacation, I'm trying to make the best of it in my living room. I've got my smoothie, my favorite summertime drink, complete with frilly umbrella. All of the curtains are pulled back to let the sun into the living room. It's still far… Continue reading Imaginary Vacation

review

Pass, Fail, Promise: Period Drama

While I've mostly been avoiding television because of Nano, I did take a break to watch a few things on Netflix this week. Shockingly, all were period dramas from different countries. Pass: Populaire Country of Origin: France Rating: A- Okay, so we're talking about a French movie set in 1959 that centers around typewriters? Yep,… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: Period Drama

television

Make up work

I've been sick for the last few days. Spent all day yesterday laying in bed marathoning 10 Things I Hate about You (movie and tv series). Today I woke up feeling wonderful, considering it was the first night out of the last four that I managed to actually sleep. Have you seen a show called… Continue reading Make up work