Wadjda: A film about how things change

When it comes to renting movies, I have a list of the next 10 films we're going to watch. C-Man, on the other hand, likes to browse. Especially in the new arrivals section ....more

A Boy and His Fortune Wookiee Have A Chat

Overheard from the front seat, where I was driving along minding my own business... and only Boy Detective was in the back. Or so I thought ....more

6 Kids' Books About Dragons That Adults Can Love Too

Dragons get more attention than fairies in children's picture books, and there's less of a marketing machine behind them, so it's a bit easier to find good kids' books about dragons. Here are our favorites! They're good enough that I'd recommend any of them to an adult for a light enjoyable read, and they're kid-tested as well ....more

9 Wonderful Comics with GLBTQ+ Characters

Clearly, comics with queer characters are about things other than being queer. So I could have put every one of these into a more "topic" focused comics post. But this group of comics stood out so sharply for me as happiness-increasing portrayals of non-heterosexual folks, that I couldn't resist making a friendly post with all of them together ....more

Karate Girl: In which a girl is karate chopped back to life!

If I told you Karate Girl was a good movie, I'd be lying. Luckily, a movie can be fun without being good. So we had a fine time watching this tale of Ayaka (Rina Takeda), a teenage girl who must save her sister from the evil karate school that killed their father when they were very young ....more

What Jiu Jitsu Moms Hear

Me: "What's wrong with your throat?" Boy Detective: "Nothing. I was testing a new choke on myself. It seemed pretty effective so I stopped." Copyright 2002-2014 Skye Kilaen - Planet Jinxatron ...more

6 Kids' Books About Pets That Adults Can Love Too

In my series of children's books that are good enough for even adults to enjoy, I've already done posts about cats, dogs, and animals in general. Books starring animals are also included in just about every other topic post. There are just a LOT of books about animals for kids! ...more

8 Crime Comics That Won Me Over

When I thought about my favorite comics, a lot of crime and caper books made the list. I was surprised because I don't think of myself as a crime-story loving gal. The evidence is right here in the post, though, there's no denying it! ...more

But our Dark Souls 2 time together is special!

Me: Next Friday night, I'm standing you up. A bunch of Austin blogger ladies are getting together to hang out. C-Man: Whatever ....more

9 Science Fiction Comics That Warm My Geeky Heart

I was raised watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake's 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! ...more