Bad Horse: Observations from Dr. Horrible

Last night, I watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog for the first time. I admit it. I came late to the work of Joss Whedon, who wrote, directed, and financed the webisodes. I’m not ashamed. Science fiction and fantasy were not genres my family watched when I was a child; we had one TV in the […]

On Jane Austen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Brooding Heroes

Yes, I can combine those three topics and make some semblance of sense. I hope. Ever since I read Wuthering Heights, I have harbored an intense dislike for brooding heroes. I like dark heroes, bad boys, anti-heroes, and the like, but give me a brooding hero and I fall out of love fast. This goes […]