Don’t Be a Kelsey

January 22nd, 2020 This is a post on bullying. And it’s inspired by The Bachelor. And it actually makes a good point. I promise. I love a lot of things, and I especially love a lot of pop culture things. And my entertainment adoration causes me to think too much about them, but the endContinue reading “Don’t Be a Kelsey”

My Top Ten Comics of the Decade

January 3rd, 2020 In a previous post about my favorite television series of the 2010’s, I mentioned that I don’t think I’m very qualified to be creating most or any of these best-of lists. But if there is just one list in the multiverse that I AM qualified for: this is it. In alphabetical order,Continue reading “My Top Ten Comics of the Decade”

The Best Television (imho) of the 2010’s

December 30th, 2019 The Best Television (imho) of the 2010’s. As everyone with an opinion (hello, internet!) gathers to share their best-of lists of the decade, I am going to be uncharacteristically reserved; I don’t think I have a lot to add to the conversation when it comes to topics such as music or film.Continue reading “The Best Television (imho) of the 2010’s”

CATS: A Review

December 21st, 2019 Watching a man who once played a Holocaust survivor with complete control over magnetism lick milk out of a bowl and then smush his face against a wooden post is not a sight I will soon forget. Seeing Cats is not an experience I will soon forget. But wait: there’s more! IContinue reading “CATS: A Review”

We Are Family

December 1st, 2019 Let’s talk about family. Not just the normal, DNA type. All kinds of family. The holidays mean a lot of different things to different people, and that’s mostly because of family and how you define it; how much you have, or don’t have, the strengths of those bonds and qualities of thoseContinue reading “We Are Family”

With Great Power, Comes Great Empathy

November 23rd, 2019 Kid at the party tonight: “Hey, um, Spider-Man. I have a question for you. Can I ask you something?” Me: “Anything. What’s up, buddy?” Kid: “I was playing your game at home and I was wondering… What happened to your parents?” Me: “Oh. Hm… my parents were in a plane crash whenContinue reading “With Great Power, Comes Great Empathy”


September 6th, 2019 Some people need no introduction. Some people beg to be reintroduced. So whether you’ve never even heard of me or you feel like you know me intimately, this is my #fridayintroductions — and maybe we’ll all learn something new today. My name is Dennis. I’m the guy in this photo. Not theContinue reading “Reintroduction”


July 26th, 2019 When I was seven years old, I had a Batman Returns-themed birthday party. Despite the fact that it says everything about who I ended up being as an adult (a dark, superhero-obsessed loser with a fairly self-aware sense of humor), that’s not why I love this recently unearthed photo. I love itContinue reading “Mom”

I Love That You Love It

April 30th, 2019 An open letter to those of you who don’t “get” superhero films (or comics or just like to poo poo all over things that other people love): Marvel just released a film that is essentially about grief and the act of moving on, and it made $1.2 billion its opening weekend. IfContinue reading “I Love That You Love It”

Art Owes You Nothing

April 28th, 2019 Art owes you nothing. If you find light, or find hope, or joy or peace or love in art, ultimately that’s on you. Similarly, if you look at a work of art and it pisses you off, or deeply upsets you, or makes you angry or sad or indifferent — that isContinue reading “Art Owes You Nothing”