This blog post will contain spoilers for Doctor Who, Star Trek, and The Animorphs. Specifically, the Doctor Who episode "Turn Left", the Star Trek episode "Yesterday's Enterprise", and Megamorphs 4, "Back to the Before". I grew up digging sci-fi stories from a very young age. I have weirdly specific memories of watching Star Trek with … Continue reading Smacking butterflies around: Time travel and choices in Sci-Fi
I grew up loving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - as you can probably tell him the name of my blog and my Twitter and everything else handle - but it's something that I've loved in absentia since the mid-90s. I haven't really followed any Turtles series since the original cartoon and the movies. I … Continue reading Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A whole new TMNT
This past week, I finished off another block of Animorphs books, numbers 36-40, and they stood out to me for a couple of reasons. First of all, they aren't terribly great. I don't think they are terrible, but there is a feeling that the wheels are spinning without the overall plot really going anywhere. From … Continue reading Animorphs and allies, books 36-40
We had a great mini-vacation up to Seattle last week, during which I did a terrible job of keeping track of what we did. I'm still feeling pretty exhausted, so rather than try to write poetically about our trip, I'm just going to list out as much as I can remember... In the words of … Continue reading Our trip to Seattle
Yesterday my wife and I drove from Central Oregon to Seattle. It took us just over 7 hours, with only a few stops along the way. We pretty much entirely avoided traffic, and didn't speed. Even on the expressway of Highway 97 through Bend, OR. Where the speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Through … Continue reading Speed limits are important, even if they are frustrating.