Let's Have Tea: So you think you know what makes a... →
tinyjewishsanta: the-improbable-truth: I’m sick and tired of how misunderstood Hufflepuffs are and how we get such a bad rep, so consider for a moment, these points… . Hufflepuffs are accepting. As the Sorting Hat says, “Good Hufflepuff, she took the rest, and taught them all… Um … yes. Also, yes.
The 13 Most Useless Majors →
foundhergrail: ninjabrianhasanstd: nevver: Fine Arts Drama and Theater Arts Film, Video, and Photographic Arts Commercial Art and Graphic Design Architecture Philosophy and Religious Studies English Literature and Language Journalism Anthropology and Archeology Hospitality Management Music History Political Science and Government OH. Congratufuckilations, Daily Beast. I like...
"Hiatus" should be a verb
Here’s why. Sometimes, you choose to go on a hiatus, whether it’s from work or school or the internet or whatever. Sometimes you just need a break. But sometimes, especially with the internet, you’re basically pushed into a break. Which is basically what’s happened with me. I haven’t uploaded a video for a while because of reasons (which I say only because that seems...
Have you ever had *whispers* unprotected sex?
anglosurfmops: fishingboatproceeds: Four different people asked this. Guys. I HAVE A CHILD.
An Open Letter to the Makers of The Fault in Our...
Dear Hypothetical Moviemakers, I realize that John Green’s novels have not, as of late, had the greatest luck when it comes to being made into movies, so this may not come to anything. But maybe it will. And if it does, I think fans of John Green’s novels—and this one in particular—want this endeavor to succeed. So, let me give you a bit of unrequested and unqualified...
thewastelandofnerds asked: I got a suggestion, I know you have your Book vs. Movies review and From Stage to Screen. But you don't have a review series comparing Books and Muscials. And I got a few suggestions: Book on Book, Readers to Performers, or The Writer's Sing-A-Long's Books and Novels. What do you think of my idea?
I have discovered, in my long and storied history of reading books and watching movies, that I tend to enjoy stories that don’t necessarily end happily. Let’s look, for example, at some of my favorite stories. -The Time Traveler’s Wife—bittersweet ending -Looking For Alaska—bittersweet and rather ambiguous ending with a sad middle -12 Angry Men—ambiguous...
So, I don't know if you know this, but . . .
I just hit 100 followers on Tumblr. Yeah. Yeah. I’m kind of a big deal.
The Book Thief Ending (SPOILERS)
Hey Matt, I just finished The Book Thief. Fantastic book! While I wouldn’t call it an ultimate recommendation, it’s very high on my list of favorite novels. I just wanted to ask you though (Since you tend to over-analyze stuff like I do.) what your thought was of the ending. I loved how Death ultimately comes to Leisel, just like he does to everyone else. But what puzzled me the...
angeliclolasanchez asked: Since I've been watching all the reviews I know about, what is the next Books vs Movies review you plan to do?
italkstuff asked: Hey, so, when are you planning on doing a Hunger Games Books vs. Movies review?
I PASSED MY COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS!!!
So, in my particular field of Masters work, there’s an alternative to writing a thesis called comprehensive examinations. Basically, you choose a committee of three professors that you’ve had during graduate school, and each of them give you two questions (ones that take a good forty minutes to answer, mind you). In the written portion, you then have five hours to answer these six...