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Queering the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Who else is doing the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder challenge? It’s super fun, 24 book categories to check off, and I’m actually halfway through as I should be. I thought about doing an update post on the books I’d read and still planned to read — and I can totes still do that if…… Continue reading Queering the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

History · Other Stuff

Museum Visit: The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD)

I don’t always post about art museum visits, because I generally find art exhibits very subjective and also because photography is often prohibited and that’s how I note all the things I might want to talk about without interrupting my flow. However, the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has a really interesting approach I’d like to discuss. I visited…… Continue reading Museum Visit: The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD)

Comics · History · Sci-Fi

Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

What an intriguing work of public history! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer is a 2015 graphic novel by Sydney Padua. It’s a kind of historical fiction about two mathematicians of the 1800s, but it carries on their lives into a steampunk pocket universe beyond the point…… Continue reading Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

History · Other Stuff

Historical Campfire Tales: General Jackson Does New Orleans

These posts come with a caveat. They are written from memory as stories for entertainment purposes. No research except getting the dates right goes into these. They are not historically accurate, and may contain things that aren’t even true. Historically accurate versions and “what really happened” comments are welcome on the thread. I did one…… Continue reading Historical Campfire Tales: General Jackson Does New Orleans

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Island of Terror (Film Preservation Blogathon)

The idea of the the Film Preservation Blogathon is to raise money for preserving films! Here are the details from originator Ferdy on Films: Our film is Cupid in Quarantine (1918), a one-reel Strand Comedy that tells the story of a young couple conspiring to stay together by staging a smallpox outbreak. The amount we’re…… Continue reading Island of Terror (Film Preservation Blogathon)

History

Reasons to Love History #9: Like-Minded Individuals

I’m having one of those weeks where I just can’t find anything or remember anything. Did I have a draft of this post from three months ago? Probably, as this post concerns something that happened at the beginning of the semester. Memory will have to do. Senior Seminar is the capstone course in my history B.A.…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #9: Like-Minded Individuals

Updates

Blogiversary!

Today marks the anniversary of my first post! First I just want to thank all y’all who’ve read, commented, and liked posts. The blogosphere is a collaborative project, as far as I’m concerned. Y’all are awesome. For posterity, I currently have 404 followers, 204 posts, and 11,740 views! Highlights of my to-do list for the…… Continue reading Blogiversary!

History · Nonfiction

How to Choose a Research Topic

I started off wanting to do ancient Greece, and now I’m studying 1700s literature. Weird, right? Hopefully the steps I took to get there will be useful for any of you who want to know how to choose a research field, what to do with a history degree, or even just how to choose a…… Continue reading How to Choose a Research Topic

Adult Fiction · History · Nonfiction

History Paper Abstract – Novels and Human Rights

I was going to post about My Story Can Beat Up Your Story again today, but with the unexpected appearance of Ms. Marvel #8 and various other things going on, I haven’t had time to get into it and have decided to postpone that until next week. One of the “various other things” was me trying to get this…… Continue reading History Paper Abstract – Novels and Human Rights

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Doctor Who Review: “Robot of Sherwood”

Contains spoilers. Well, this episode was a bit silly. It kind of felt like the crazy adventures Eleven might have had in between episodes, and I’m not sure that’s entirely a compliment. It’s just so over-the-top and ridiculous, like one big bombastic joke. Robin Hood is a flashy uber-Robin Hood with uber-Merry Men in the…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Robot of Sherwood”