Author: Amethyst

  • Friends, Part 3: The Girls and Chandler

    Friends, Part 3: The Girls and Chandler

    I’ve been sharing my impressions of Friends after watching it from start to finish for the very first time. You can read observations on the show as a whole in Part 1, and Joey vs Ross in Part 2. This week I’m writing about the girls. I don’t quite connect with Rachel. Excellent analyses of […]

  • Friends, Part 2: Ross, Joey, and the Friend Zone

    Friends, Part 2: Ross, Joey, and the Friend Zone

    As I said last week, I watched Friends from start to finish for the first time ever during the last few months of 2018. You can read my overall impressions of the show in Part 1. I planned to write some thoughts on each character this week, but I only got as far as Ross […]

  • I Finished Friends For The First Time, Part 1

    I did not watch a single episode of Friends until after it had been off the air for a few years. I want to say it was 2007-ish? I was sick in bed for a long time and got through a few nonconsecutive seasons of reruns. My reaction was mostly, “Oh, ok, I understand this […]

  • 2018 In Review

    Wow, I sure didn’t plan to literally not blog at all this year, nor did I plan to nope out of Twitter or fade off Facebook and Instagram. I feel like saying this has become an annual tradition, but it’s been a crazy year. Have I mentioned that I have a rare disease? Yeah, it’s […]

  • New book news!

    New book news!

    Boy, am I on top of things this year. I made an announcement to my Facebook page on New Year’s Eve, posted it to Twitter on New Year’s Day, and just now remembered I haven’t blogged about it. So here it is: There is a decent chance 2018 will see Thalia’s Musings 4. Because I […]

  • 2018 Facebook Resolutions

    2018 Facebook Resolutions

    [This is an adapted version of a private note I posted to my personal Facebook profile on January 1st, 2018.] I’m a very pro-social-media person. I love having so much access to so much information, and I love having so many ways to keep up with friends and family that I don’t get to see […]

  • #NaNoSoMeMo 2017, or, Being On Social Media In 2017

    #NaNoSoMeMo 2017, or, Being On Social Media In 2017

    This is one of those posts that I keep starting and restarting, because I feel like the thing that I’m trying to express can easily be construed as another thing that I wholeheartedly disagree with, or an attack on people for whose work and effort I have nothing but admiration and gratitude. So I’ve decided […]

  • Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    I have no idea whether this started as serious feminist critique or as comedic satire, but if you’ve read any Disney-related stuff on the internet in the last five or ten years, you’ve probably heard someone asserting that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm syndrome. I’m not going to bother with links. This stuff […]

  • Discourse in the Garden of Eden

    When I was a teenager, I heard a preacher whose name I’ve forgotten say that Eve fell prey to the Serpent because she tried to reason with him. The preacher’s point was that Eve shouldn’t have relied on foolish things like logical discourse, and should’ve shut the Serpent down the second he dared to debate […]

  • Let’s try this weekly recap thing

    You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much these days. Or maybe you haven’t noticed because you’re one of the many people who doesn’t read blogs that much anymore. Which is no big deal. Internet culture changes fast, and it’s an internet creator’s job to keep up with it. So that’s why most […]