Anybody who knows me even in the slightest knows that I’m just a tad partial to the music of Philip Glass. Late in the Fall of 2017 I went to a Portland performance of his Dracula, performed by the Kronos Quartet with Phil playing the second keyboard, (a part he later added to the piece just for himself… Read More »
Written for students and fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the book is an exhaustive listing of the cultural references that pop up throughout the show, peppered with trivia, music, episode cross-references, and more. It provides hours of trivia-obsession for fans of Buffy, Willow, Xander, Spike, Angel, and the rest of the Sunnydale residents.
I like films, and at one time in my life was fairly obsessive about it. Because of this, I am often asked for movie recommendations, and I usually draw a blank aside from a few obvious choices. In this post I present the films that I would recommend to people, but I with a few notes: First, it’s… Read More »
Those who know me know that I tend to be, well, a bit obsessive. One of the many ways I revealed this, back before I put a stop to it for my own peace of mind, was my obsessive list of all the films I saw from 1998 through 2009. During this time I kept a list of every film… Read More »
Especially if you do not hold a religious view of the world, art that depends on magic, religion, and spirituality can sometimes lead to eye rolling. Even as an atheist living in a culture steeped in Christianity, I like to keep myself open to the value of introspection and awe. This applies to the beauty of nature, and also… Read More »
I stream all my video media: TV shows and films. I use Plex to access my ~550-title library, and I have maybe another 100+ (and growing) titles that I purchased on Amazon. But when I browse through my library of titles, they are segregated into Plex and Amazon clients. I wish I could browse a single library of… Read More »
Years ago I built a damned impressive collection of VHS video tapes… and then I junked the whole thing to move to DVDs. (When I think of the money I’ve sunk into this obsession, it is frankly a bit embarrassing!) By the time that BluRay came out, my collection had grown to over 500 movies and a bunch of TV… Read More »
Back in the first edition of my book, The Gentleviewer’s Obsessive Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I had original collage art at the beginning of each chapter to represent some key motifs of the season. When I went to the second edition of the book, I took the artwork out because printing a full-color book was too… Read More »