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About Hey, Sugar.

writer of fictions, mild midwesterner, girl power, happy.

Rewriting Rory Gilmore: Basically Fan Fiction

“You have a Rory box?” Yes. I have a Rory box. A Rory box full of all the dumb things Rory’s done in Gilmore Girls. This is my ode to the writing of Gilmore Girls, which, on an episode-by-episode basis … Continue reading

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Why Hermione Could Never Really Love Ron

It’s been a really long while since I’ve come to this place to share my insights. But I thought I’d go ahead and respond to J.K. Rowling’s most recent postmortem on the life of Harry Potter, from an upcoming interview … Continue reading

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Bad Writing: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Freeloading Witch Crowd

This is a sort-of-quick (well, it felt quick) essay with an overly-specific audience, and hopefully the first of three or four (though probably not–my foll0w-through sucks), looking at CHARACTER ARCS THAT DON’T MAKE SENSE in some of my favorite TV … Continue reading

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Chivalry is Undead: Bad Boy/Nice Guy Dichotomies in The Vampire Diaries or, What Does Elena Want?

WARNING: VAMPIRE DIARIES SPOILERS AHEAD Or else just another overly-long post about vampires, young women, and modern-day masculinity. Your call. With this week’s revelation (or alleged revelation–there’s no proof yet) that newly-vampired Elena Gilbert of The Vampire Diaries is, indeed … Continue reading

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I Hate Feminist Ryan Gosling.

Hey, Girl. SHUT THE F#CK UP. Just kidding. Seriously, though. That’s f#cking weird. And grammatically incorrect. >>>DISCLAIMER: If you like Feminist Ryan Gosling that’s your deal. This is a rant and not in any way meant to be persuasive. Cheers.<<< … Continue reading

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TV Analysis: Narrative, the Importance of Happiness

This is an overly long blog post about storytelling, television, and the role narrative plays in our lives. At some point, it branches off and becomes about The Vampire Diaries. Since I come to this blog when I have something … Continue reading

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When we climbed on giant rocks.

In December, we went to Joshua Tree for a little retreat thinger with other fiction writers at UC-Irvine. Joshua Tree is, more or less, a national park located in a great big wilderness place in the Mojave Desert. We went … Continue reading

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