Miss Dawn’s Musings – I Am Non-Compliant

Blog-MissDawnsMusingsI recently finished volume one of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Bitch Planet. I read (and loved) the first issue when it came out earlier this year, but hadn’t been able to make it to the comic shop regularly to keep current. So when I saw the first few issues had been collected in a trade, of course I grabbed it. For those unfamiliar, Bitch Planet is a take-off on 70s exploitation, women-in-prison movies. It’s set in an alternate/dystopian universe where non-compliant women are sent off to a prison planet and pretty much left there to fend for themselves. Life is highly regulated and run by men – doing anything that makes the establishment remotely unhappy is what gets you dubbed “non-compliant”. Continue reading Miss Dawn’s Musings – I Am Non-Compliant

Best Geeky Finds – Musical Princesses and Some Ghostly Gifts

bestgeekyfindsImagine what Disney movies would be like if only the princesses and princes were allowed to sing, and not the villains. For one, we wouldn’t have the fantastic homoerotic song about Gaston, or the epically explained plans of Ursula. This is the world Muzzled: The Musical takes audiences.

I admit, I’m both a huge Disney princess fan, as well as addicted to the next great unorthodox musical. Give me Dr. Horrible, Bat Boy, or Barackula (it’s Halloween, look it up – it’s fitting) any day. So when I started hearing about a princess musical with both Ashley Clements and Mary Kate Wiles (Lizzie and Lydia Bennet from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), I was ready. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Musical Princesses and Some Ghostly Gifts

Irregular’s Intel – Starting Over

IrregularIntelIn a few days I will be changing careers for the third, maybe fourth time in my life. It is a little nerve wracking, but yet so exhilarating. I get to start over, hit the reset button, if you will. This is similar to reinvention (see last week’s entry for that bit of prose), but different. I’m not making a full on redefinition of myself, merely an aspect of my life, in this case, what I do to make money. The excitement comes from my going into a completely different field, one that I have the skills for, just applying them somewhat differently. This is going to make for some interesting days to come! Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Starting Over