Eurovision 2019 – Semi-Finals 1

It’s that time of the year again; that magical time of pageantry, drama, excess, and singing. Yes, it’s time for Eurovision. This year we jet off to Israel because of last year’s winner, the banger Toy by Netta. But if you were hoping for a bop as purely appealing, tightly…

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Bury Your Gays: The Magicians and Further

spoilers ahead There’s a show about magic, foreign lands, and politics, that has repeatedly killed main characters, and it isn’t Game of Thrones. It’s The Magicians, a show that was billed as an edgy Harry Potter, but really has been more of a meta-commentary on “chosen one” fantasy writ larger.…

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Buffy, Angel, and the Big Picture

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered as a TV show 22 years ago this week, on March 10th, 1997. In the years between then and now, Buffy has become a huge cultural touchstone. On a personal level, a subset of the Buffy fandom community has somewhat recently become a hugely important…

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Bee and Puppycat

With the last post I talked about a cartoon that perfectly encapsulates the fall season. But that’s not completely true. It captures a particular part of the season, the part that’s  misty and aesthetically pleasing, autumnal and creepy and a bit romantic. But there’s something else that comes along around…

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Over the Garden Wall

Autumn is in full effect, as far seasons go these days. In my area some trees are bare, some still have leaves of various browns and reds. Often the mornings are foggy and grey, the light hidden somewhere else for the moment. This is the time of year when seasonal…

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender ended just about a year ago. The 3rd part to the series finale ran on July 19th, 2008. There have been numerous pieces about the show and why it’s so amazing. It stands out for having one of the most satisfying finales of any show. And…

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