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Apr 152015

Lords of the SithThe book Lords of the Sith is the BEST Star Wars book I have ever read. (Okay it is the first Star Wars book I have ever read, but it makes me wonder why haven’t I read more before.)

I can thank the folks over at for pointing it and a bunch of other cool stuff out to me. So, hey, Thanks!

Normally, I hate books that bounce between characters every other chapter, but in this one I didn’t mind it so much. Except for that one time when I had to actually back up and re-read some things because I got lost.

This has a compelling story, that I believe it is set between the Clone Wars and the new Rebels series (which I recently watched and got so hooked on — I didn’t want to get wrapped up in it). Even though from the beginning we know the rebels (or in this case the Ryloth freedom fighters as there is no rebellion as of yet) are going to fail. Their goal in the book is to hunt down and kill Darth Vader and the Emperor (yeah, we all know who actually does do that and it isn’t a bunch of Twi’leks. But boy was I really starting to root for them and hope they could actually pull it off.

Like I said you wind up having to keep several stories straight, Vader & the Emperor, Cham and his Twi’lek rebels, Moff Mors (the Imperial in charge of Ryloth and the first LGBQT character in the Star Wars cannon) and Belkor (The Imperial traitor). So you can see why I got lost for a bit.

Jan 172013

gg-jodie_fosterStraight from The Onion comes this video of how Jodie Foster’s Golden Globe speech has inspired LGBT youth to come out in a very round about, vague sorta way.

I am thinking maybe Jodie wants to ask the writers at The Onion to writer her next speech. I think it would be funnier at least.

At least Jodie is getting a lot of internet play out of this and has inspired memes like this one. It will keep her in the spotlight for her return to acting. Wait she said she was retiring. Wait no she didn’t. I am so confused.

Jodie Foster Inspires Teens To Come Out Using Vague, Rambling Riddles 

Jan 152013

Jodie Foster Golden GlobesFirst off, I have to admit I did not watch the Golden Globes (I hate award shows), but was later “forced” into watching the Jodie Foster speech.

I am not sure why folks are thinking she came out in that speech. She came out a few years back in a speech. This speech was really a bunch of nonsense to be honest.

What I take away from it is Jodie trying to be funny and failing. Her main point seemed to be about privacy and for people to mind their own damn business without ever really getting straight to that point. (But maybe that was a comment about stuff too…she’s not straight so how can she come straight to the point?)

Any who, let’s just call this an epic speech fail and just say congrats for the award and next time hire writers (or better writers) for your speech.

Watch it for yourself.

Dec 192012

BULLY DVD[amazon_link id=”B00A4TMLKE” target=”_blank” ]BULLY[/amazon_link] is a must see film for everyone!

“The Most Important Film of the Year.” ~ Marlo Thomas, Huffington Post

“This movie really does have the power to save lives.” ~ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle


Directed by Sundance and Emmy® Award-Winning Filmmaker Lee Hirsch, BULLY Heads To Retail On February 12, 2013!

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of BULLY, the critically-acclaimed documentary film that sparked a national movement that rallied people to stand up to bullying, hate, and intolerance. Directed by Lee Hirsch, BULLY follows the lives of five students whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis, and the families that fight for them. A call to action, the film not only captured the attention of the country, but fostered a national dialogue about bullying, uniting parents, teachers, and students in the fight against the violence that has gone unchecked for too long in our schools. Timely and significant, BULLY heads to retail on February 12, 2013.

TIME Magazine film critic, Richard Corliss, called [amazon_link id=”B0059XTUJU” target=”_blank” ]BULLY[/amazon_link] “A movie your kids must see.” Wrote film critic, Claudia Puig, in her review for USA Today, “Bully should be required viewing for everyone, including parents, teachers, and school officials.” Added Rolling Stone film critic, Peter Travers,”Lee Hirsch’s film is a potent and provocative look at a problem that’s out of control.” Said People Magazine’s, Alynda Wheat, BULLY is “Powerful.”

Here are the facts: Thirteen million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year, making bullying the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. Three million students will be absent each month because they feel unsafe at school. Thirty percent of children who reported being bullied said they sometimes brought weapons to school. School personnel are reported to notice or intervene in only one out of every twenty-five incidents. Fifty percent of the time, when an upstander intervenes in bullying, the bullying stops within ten seconds. Bullying is a serious problem, and the solutions belong to us all.

The Bully Project, the social outreach campaign inspired by the film, has screened BULLY for more then 250,0000 educators and students nationwide, in a supported educational context, including curriculum and professional development tools to enrich the experience. From screenings at the White House to citywide summits in Cleveland, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, the filmmakers have built a tremendous network of partners and experts. BULLY director Lee Hirsch, in an article for Origin. Magazine, wrote, “Sometimes it is the emotional experience of film and television that bring a cause to our hearts and stir us to action – they inform and inspire.” After seeing this film, leaders from the worlds of Hollywood, fashion, politics, business and sports – including President Barack Obama, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Depp, the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees, Tommy Hilfiger, Justin Bieber, Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper – publicly lent their support to amplify the message of BULLY.

From Sundance Award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, comes a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, BULLY is a powerful and inspiring film that every educator, parent and teenager should see.

The [amazon_link id=”B0059XTUJU” target=”_blank” ]BULLY Blu-ray™ Combo Pack[/amazon_link] and DVD special features include a Filmmaker Q&A, Featurettes, Celebrity PSAs, and Deleted Scenes. Note: Special features are subject to change.

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Dec 132012

A Tale of Two MommiesA Tale of Two Mommies is written by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mike Blanc. Published by Vanita Books.

This little book teaches kids it’s okay to have two mommies that love you. You get the same support and love from your parents no matter who they are.

All net profits for this book will be donated to charitable organisations.

Book Description: A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.

True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.

This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.

Dec 082012
Review: Another 365 Days

Another 365 Days is a year in the life of Clemmie Atkins that takes you on a rollercoaster ride that is teenage love and angst (sometimes the same thing). I have been devouring YA LGBTQ (boy that’s a lot of letters) books for the past year and this is one that rises to the top […]

Nov 152012
The Sticky Fingers of Time

A writer, Tucker Harding, is hired to cover an article on the hydrogen-bomb test, Nevada, 1952. While there, radiation mutates her code/soul, spawning in her the ability to travel through time by force of will. Not long after she is murdered by a woman from the future, Ofelia, intent on securing her own ability to […]

Apr 122009

I found out today that has started de-ranking what they deem to be adult content. Funny thing about that though is that the only thing that Amazon seem to be flagging as adult content is gay and lesbian themed books. They are stripping these books of their sales rankings within Amazon so as to […]

May 182008
Kelly McGillis Acting Teacher

Kelly McGillis is slated to teach an acting class here in Reading at the Community School of Music and the Arts. According to Phylllis McLaughlin, executive director of the school, McGillis will teach an eight-week summer acting workshop. The workshop will begin on June 18th and will run from 6pm to 9pm every Wednesday for […]