This is a Story About a Woman Called Yumeko…

Midari and Yumeko Yumeko understood Midari (Russian roulette, Zener ESP card deck), who lost a pretty ugly bet to Kirari. Most people write Midari off. I even wrote Midari, off at one point. I feel guilty about that now. But Midari has a good heart. She saved Yumeko, in Ep. 4, of Season 1, and … Continue reading This is a Story About a Woman Called Yumeko…

Plague Rat: An Outbreak Caused by a Stowaway

It all comes down to genetics – which determine blood proteins, aging and antibodies. It all comes down to the blood. The ongoing mutations of an already virulent virus – those are the real metaphorical 12 Monkeys, of the movie title. Ebola was originally spread by bat guano, in a cave and monkeys – different … Continue reading Plague Rat: An Outbreak Caused by a Stowaway

Virus World and Zombie Fictions

Viruses Zombies tend to operate using a rudimentary hive mind. The individual zombies aren't smart, but the virus's collective unconscious is – like a kudzu creeping vine or a mold colony – or the Mind Flayer, in Season 2, of Stranger Things. Misidentification of the zombies as simply expired or as having rabies, Ebola, Mad … Continue reading Virus World and Zombie Fictions

BB: Dairy Queen, Dancing Queen

Angela was probably tired of Tyler's nonsense. She wanted OUT. Their relationship seemed like it could have taken place in seventh grade – not between two adults. Puppy love. I'm with Rob on this one: #Tangela is as dull as Velveeta cheese. Unctuous. Corny. Kitsch. Love is not perfect. A compelling love, like a compelling … Continue reading BB: Dairy Queen, Dancing Queen

BB: Not ‘Saved by the Bell’ AKA Tyler and His Minions

JC was never supposed to make it past Final 4. He doesn’t know Level 6 exists and by the virtue of Level 6 formerly having six people in it, JC wasn’t supposed to even make Final 6, either. Tyler was never going to win the POV for JC. Veto Queen Kaycee won it and noms … Continue reading BB: Not ‘Saved by the Bell’ AKA Tyler and His Minions