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A new project: Ayami Publications

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I am happy to announce a new project which has just launched:

Ayami Publications

This new site is an online collection of the stories and novels I have written. They are currently being serialized thrice weekly, and are also available as e-Books.

Please have a read and see if you enjoy my tales of fancy.

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A new blog

I am happy to announce that I have started a new blog here on WordPress:

The Armchair Chauvinist

This new blog is about sexism (male and female) at large in our society, including but not limited to the media.

I will still be posting here as I find pieces of media worth discussion, but my more general (and in some cases ranty) thoughts will be going up on The Armchair Chauvinist.

(If the name confuses you, make sure to visit the About page for The Armchair Chauvinist).

Happy reading and thinking.

Welcome to 2010

January 1, 2010 1 comment

And so we reach the beginning of a new year.

It is now 2010, the first year of the second decade of the new millennium.

1810 an 1910 were both years which saw plenty of change. There were wars and revolutions in both, but only time will tell if any new nations will form or how much blood will be shed in the coming year.

We do know 2010 will hold the next Olympic Games and we can be sure it will be a year of continued change in America, for better or for worse.

Beginning another year filled with media of all sorts, I must wonder what I will be seeing in the next 12 months. How many new advertisements will feature dumb dads? How many films will feature male heroes who are comfortable with their masculinity? How many television shows will help teach young boys to believe in themselves? How many will continue to teach young girls to believe in themselves by degrading boys?

What new trends, good or bad, will we see?

Only time will tell, but I look forward to being here to see it.

Happy new year.

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Merry Christmas 2009

December 25, 2009 1 comment

Hello, all you Beard Reel readers!

Christmas has come yet again, the last one of this decade.

It has surely been a good holiday season, despite all the troubles of the world. The studios keep pumping out cookie-cutter Christmas movies and the nog keeps going down by the gallon.

Movies opening today for Christmas (and brief thoughts, I haven’t seen any of them) are:

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Seems quirky and potentially interesting.
  • It’s Complicated: Label me a skeptic. I will be reading the synopsis to see how the whole love triangle turns out for all of them. All too often it turns out all too well for certain parties.
  • Sherlock Holmes: I have always been a fan of dear ‘ol Holmes and this new adaptation looks quite promising. Holmes has always been a very strong male character, so I will be curious to see the modern spin on that.

Despite all the global warming bantering being thrown around lately, it is sure to be a cold winter this year, but we never get any snow here anyway. Besides, when it does get cold there is nothing like a nice hot fire and toasty beard to keep you warm.

Maybe we should all buy our bare-faced friends fake beard to keep them from getting a chill.

Merry Christmas to all.

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Welcome to the Beard Reel

November 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to the Beard Reel, the blog about masculinity in the media, both how it is shown negatively and how it is shown the respect it deserves.

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