Just looking over the results, and I saw a few things that I wanted to comment/ask about. Feel free to clarify and/or put in your new revelations! :)

1) What the heck is Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments and why am I just hearing about this??

2) Orange is the New Black is a comedy?? Did something change (as I haven't watched an episode recently), or is that considered comedy? Serious question.

Two Replies to Things I Learned From the People's Choice Awards 2018

Erik Bates | November 12, 2018
1) No clue. I think maybe my wife watches it... but other than that... no idea.

2) It's a comedy. It was a comedy from the start, really. Darker humor, but still comedic. They've tackled much more serious issues as the series has progressed, though.

Scott Hardie | November 12, 2018
1) It's another Harry Potter wannabe about a teen who discovers a secret magic underworld and must join a fight. At least it's not about a dystopia and/or a persecution of teens; we have enough of those.

2) Studios can choose the categories when they submit their shows for nomination, and thus game the system. It's been controversial for a while, in part because so many shows these days blur the line between comedy and drama. OITNB switches gears between them pretty often, but (imho) it has become more of a drama in its latter years.


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21-V-2007 or Has it been a month already?

I can't believe it! I really suck! :( Anyhow, I am no longer receiving the attention of a member of the psychiatric profession, so that period of my life is over (for now). Go »

11-VIII-2006 or Scutellum with Sublateral Grooves

Just a random part of an identification key for parasitic wasps I'm struggling with at work today. Random titles are hard to come up with some days. :( Well, who loves working overtime? Go »

28-X-2008 or Post Con Report

1) It was awesome. I told you all you should have come. And you should have. Go »

24-IV-2008 or Fallen Angel

I have a post to write, but I'm not sure I can get to it in its entirety before the end of work, so I might just be holding this space for a while. Think of it as an announcement that something is coming later tonight (after kickball). It actually, in some ways, involves kickball. Go »

22-II-2007 or Speaking of crap...

I wrestled with not saying this, but I've been transparent about everything thus far, so here's the latest medical drama. I getting a colonoscopy tomorrow. That involves a lot of "cleansing" this evening, and a lot of I can't eat anything today and tomorrow. Go »

16-IX-2009 or Behind The Scenes (GE)

For those who are not aware, my first character in Gothic Earth is retiring. I believe that Scott is going to keep him around to use for his own undoubtedly nefarious purposes, but essentially, I am done with him. There were many reasons behind it, but there was just a single overriding reason above all others: I found myself unwilling to continue with him. Go »