Browsing Category : Resolution Project

A Little Less Than Strange: Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) Written by: Susanna Clarke Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 866 (Kindle) Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK)/Tor (US) Why I Chose It: This book was my Resolution Project 2017 goal for Speculative Chic. Long story short: I picked up the gigantic hardback edition in 2005, and it’s been anchoring my To Be Read pile ever since. Finally bought the…

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Silver Screen Resolution: Moana


This year, I resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in a no-doubt vain attempt at catching up with popular culture. One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month. So I made myself some rules: It must be spec-fic. For review here on Spec-Chic and for myself. I just…

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“The Flow of Time is Always Cruel”: On Finally Finishing The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time begins in childhood. Specifically, Link’s childhood. At the start of the game, the camera pans down to a sleeping boy clad in green. He is the only one of the Kokiri (forest children), who does not have a fairy. That is until Link is visited by the the persistent sprite Navi, who wakes…

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Resolution 2017: The Silver Screen


My resolution this year probably made a whole lot of people shake their head in despair.  She’s resolved to do what?  See twelve spec fic movies? I admit it sounds ridiculously easy, but for someone who’s averaged maybe three movies a year for the last oh say, twenty….  You can see that I’ve got some new habits to form. So…

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