Smarter Brothers-I Heart Characters

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! I post my characters on Thursdays, but feel free to post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up onContinue reading “Smarter Brothers-I Heart Characters”

Aspergian Representation

   Name five aspergian characters that aren’t white males.  I really would appreciate if you could think of some, cause I can’t.  I can’t even name five white male aspergians;  there’s Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, Spock from TOS, Sherlock Holmes, and that real guy that wrote a autobio and worked for Pink Floyd. IContinue reading “Aspergian Representation”

Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!

  Happy belated Sherlock Holmes Day! (Ok, I had no idea that there was a SH day until yesterday. Now it’s my third favorite holiday, after Halloween and Free Comic Book Day. Hey, it tops Star Wars Day.)  Let’s talk about our favorite, underappreciated Sherlock  Holmes stories. My all-time favorite SH story is The SpeckledContinue reading “Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!”

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, pt.2

  (You can read pt. 1 here) The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons– Yeah, seems obvious when you’ve seen the series. Yeah, murder. Ideal portrait of a journalist, unlike the scavengers usually portrayed.  The Adventure Of The Three Students– Ah, that the very thing that plagues me should be shoved into the Sherlock collection- college. GettingContinue reading “The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, pt.2”

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, Pt.1

  The Adventure of The Empty House– It’s brave and unusual for Watson to admit that he fainted; usually women are portrayed as the fainters in their time period.  And what happened to Mrs. Watson? The Adventure Of The Norwood Builder– One of the more dramatic and thorough cases, beginning with the accused murderer burstingContinue reading “The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, Pt.1”


  M.I.C.E., found on Williamablan, is a way to categorize character motivations into Money, Ideology, Conscience and Ego. I’ve found that most motivators fall into these categories, and a way to humanize or villainize characters. For instance, money is not a consideration for Voldemort, but he has a strong ideology about killing muggle-borns to isolate the wizardingContinue reading “MICE!”

Adios, 2017!

It’s a bit overdue, but here’s to the death of 2017! TanyaScreams’ most popular post comes with a tie between August Wrap Up and War Of The Worlds-Book Review,  followed closely by Sherlock, Sherlock Sherlock! Please tell me if you remember these, because I do, but I wrote them and have Sherlockian memory. These were followed by a tripleContinue reading “Adios, 2017!”

Magpie Murders: Book Review

  8/12 knives   You’ve probably heard of it, in TIME or elsewhere. The great mystery book of the season, reminiscent of Agatha Christie.   Magpie Murders is two versions of the same story. A detective, a professional in one and a professional editor in the other, investigates the murder of an unpopular rich man.Continue reading “Magpie Murders: Book Review”

DIE MORTAL (Stop Calling Me I Think You Have The Wrong Number)

So this day…This week…Dis wekks! Sorry, I’m a little…LOOK AT THE PRETTY BIRD HIDDLES! LOOK AT DAT SHERASS! Now that we’re properly SherLoki’d, I can blog about books. I’m done with this books forever I never have to see it again End of The Semester Yaaassssss!!!! Not what I was going for, but look at theContinue reading “DIE MORTAL (Stop Calling Me I Think You Have The Wrong Number)”