Posts By: Pilbeam

Women in Games

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I don’t usually wade into the drama of the Video Game Industry. One more voice amongst the cacophony of crazy isn’t going to make any difference in whatever rage inducing topic has the gaming community in fits this week. However, this time I feel like the rage topic has hit very close to home and… Read more »

Book Review: Joss Whedon – The Complete Companion

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It’s probably fair to say if you’re reading this blog you know who Joss Whedon is. On the off chance you don’t know who he is, it’s nigh on impossible that you haven’t seen SOMETHING he’s produced. The man is crazy prolific: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel, Dollhouse, The Avengers, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin… Read more »

Strawberry Shorts + Fair


Last night I went to a Short Film Festival called Strawberry Shorts. It was held at a Buddhist Centre which is actually a renovated 1800s theatre. It was a really nice little space, perfect for watching short films.

The Fear of Remakes

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Remakes. Reboots. Call them what you will, they make me nervous. When rumours (which turned out to be false) surfaced that The Princess Bride was getting remade, I cringed. When it was announced Ninja Turtles was getting a reboot, I sighed. This isn’t a rant about Hollywood being unoriginal. They’ve been doing remakes for EVER…. Read more »

Book Review: Company of the Dead

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Seems appropriate to be reviewing a book about the sinking of the Titanic’s effect on history, so close to the 100 year anniversary. The Company of the Dead, by David Kowalski, starts out promisingly: A mysterious man is aboard the Titanic, and he seems to know an awful lot about what is going to happen…. Read more »

It’s bigger on the inside…

Posted by & filed under Crochet & Knitting.

Months ago, I promised the Space Pirate Queen I would knit her a Tardis iPad sleeve. (Interestingly, they’re called ‘cozy’ over in England). It took me AGES to find the right kind of blue. It wasn’t like I could walk into a knitting store and ask if they had Tardis blue. Well, I could have,… Read more »