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The Zombies  |  A Rose for Emily  |  Odessey and Oracle (1968)

This sad and lovely song, inspired by a William Faulkner story, is being used (very appropriately) as the end credits music for an amazing new podcast publicly called S-Town (actually Shit-Town) presented by Brian Reed and produced by Reed and an all-star team of podcasters, including Ira Glass of This American Life, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder of Serial, and Starlee Kine of The Mystery Show. I recommend any of those, but especially Shit-Town.

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Anyway here is an itemised list of the reasons why I’m loving Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries so much:

  1. Miss Fisher is obviously a badass but also she’s not young! She’s Of A Certain Age and she still lands the absolute hottest dudes. The hottest dudes. The hottest dudes
  2. It’s the Carousing Good Guy trope but a lady!
  3. Her lady-loving doctor friend Mac wears the most wonderful suits and she is amazing and I want to kiss her
  4. What kind of a name is Phrynie. It’s absurd
  5. Super old-school anti-procedural. Like Jonathan Creek but without all the British cringiness. Like Star Trek but instead of space stuff it’s murders and instead of space it’s set in Australia.
  6. I didn’t even know Australia had a ‘20s until I watched this show. Upon closer study, it seems plausible
  7. Miss Fisher is absolutely ruthless, clever, dangerous, insightful, and willing to go to any length to solve her case - including playing any number of fanciful parts, scaling large buildings, getting herself nearly poisoned to death, and otherwise putting herself in physical and emotional danger - and she does all this without having to sacrifice her love of pretty things. She scales those buildings in beautiful hand-tooled Italian heels. She is always impeccably, gorgeously dressed, and doesn’t ever change that about herself, even when she starts being taken more seriously by the police force or when she is doing serious detective work like interviewing wicked murderers or hunting for the man who killed her sister. Miss Fisher is only ever entirely herself.
  8. She adopts strays like no one’s business.
  9. There’s something very appealing about the story of a woman who has seen terrible, gruesome things, decided afterwards to dedicate her life entirely to pleasure, and then (almost despite herself) ended up becoming a philanthropist and a den mother and a doer-of-good. I have seen this story many many many (many, many) times from a male perspective, but not so often from a female viewpoint, and Miss Fisher does it without ever begrudging what she’s become. She’s infinitely more graceful than every other good-guy-against-his-better-judgment story I’ve watched or read.
  10. THE END
My Top 20 Anime-Influenced TV Series

This is a list of my most favorite TV series from my PreTeen to my Adult Hood years. Hope you guys like it.

1. Steven Universe

2. Kappa Mikey

3. My Life Me

4. Totally Spies

5. Martin Mystery

6. W.I.T.C.H.

7. Wakfu

8. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

9. Code Lyoko

10. Avatar: The Last Airbender

11. RWBY

12. The Legend Of Korra

13. Teen Titans

14. Ben 10: Alien Force

15. Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go

16. Samurai Jack

17. Jackie Chan Adventures

18. Xiaolin Showdown

19. Magi-Nation

20. Boondocks

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Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher  (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

“One of the great things to pretend is that you’re not only alright, you’re in great shape. Now to have that come true - I’ve actually gone on stage depressed and that’s worked its magic on me, ‘cause if I can convince you that I’m alright, then maybe I can convince me.”