Celebrity Look Alike

If I could look like any celebrity, I would love to look like Sophie B. Hawkins. She’s incredibly gorgeous, and I love the way she dresses… very down to earth and a lot like I do.

Sophie B. Hawkins

Even when she’s dressed up, she has amazing style.

Sophie B. Hawkins

And then there are the times when she dresses up like a mechanic, or you know, a milkmaid. Everyone dresses like a milkmaid once in a while, don’t they?

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

Cate used to have the milkmaid picture on her refrigerator. Which is a very good idea, I think, because that’s what I want to see when I’m getting a bowl of cereal.

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

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You can’t Do That On Television

Wow, there’s a blast from the past… My friend Lori B. mentioned that she used to have a crush on Moose (Christine McGlade) the host of this Nickelodeon show… so did, I big time. I looked around for more info on her, but there doesn’t seem to be much on what she’s doing now, except a brief mention of her working for TVOntario.

Christine McGlade

UPDATE: Apparently, there’s a reunion/fan convention called “Slimecon 2004” for the show in Ottawa, Canada, July 16 – 18, 2004. This is the second, there was one in 2002 that Moose attended.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their members. She is the Slayer."

My favorite television show. A blonde teenage girl turns reluctant saviour of the world. I love it because it’s dark and complex. The characters are three-dimensional, evil doesn’t always wear a black hat, and the show is filled with myth and magic. Created by Joss Whedon, it’s in it’s seventh season and is currently airing on UPN.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Show on DVD

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete First Season (1997)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Second Season (1998)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Third Season (1999)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Fourth Season (2000)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Fifth Season (2001)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Sixth Season (2002)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Seventh Season (2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Movie on DVD

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The Movie with Kristy Swanson)

Buffy Music on CD

Once More, With Feeling (the Musical Buffy episode).

The Script Book to "Once More, With Feeling."

Great Buffy Websites

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Official Site from UPN.

Joss’ Stakehouse
A Yahoo Groups site where some of the best discussion of the show occurs, and where writers from the show post cryptic clues to upcoming shows under pseudonyms. Look for posts by "WilliamthePoet."

The Buffy Cross and Stake
A nice site for episode guides, and where one of the most active discussion boards resides.

Buffy Shooting Scripts
Dialog means everything on Buffy — and sometimes there are clues to what’s coming up hidden in dialog of previous episodes. If you find yourself saying "Wait, what did he just say?" even once, look at this site for the scripts.

Great episode guides, transcripts of the shows, news about the shows and cast. Also a discussion board, but I haven’t checked this one. They always seem to be up to date.

The Kitten, the Witches and the Bad Wardrobe
Willow and Tara shipper heaven. A discussion board for the fans of Willow & Tara, the lesbian couple on BTVS.

Buffy and Angel Music Pages
Welcome to the Buffy and Angel Music Pages, the information resource for songs and bands featured on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Willow & Tara

Buffy Fan Fiction Websites

The Slayer’s Fan Fiction Archive
An Online collection of fan fiction for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel: The Series.

Extra Flamey
A really fun fan fiction site devoted to the relationship between Willow and Tara.

I Kind of Love You: The Buffy/Willow Fanfic Archive
The official archive of Buffy/Willow slash fanfic! Visit IKOLY and find dozens of authors and well over one hundred stories.

BTVS Femme
All femme fan fiction, all the time.

Red Willow’s Fanfic
If you love the Scooby-gals with a dash of smut and served on an NC-17 platter, you’ll love Red Willow’s slash fiction. Be sure to check out the series, "The Spaces In Between" and the sequel, "Filling in the Gaps" — sizzle!

Willow & Tara
Willow & Tara

Books on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Watcher’s Guide

The Watcher’s Guide Part 2

The Monster Book

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayer, Vol. II

The Sunnydale High Yearbook

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)

Reading the Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Critical Companion to Buffy and Angel (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Fighting The Forces: What’s At Stake In Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season One Vol. 1

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season One Vol. 2

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season Two, Vol. 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book: Season Two, Vol. 2

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book: Season Two, Vol. 3

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season Three, Vol. 1

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Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena
An awesome Japanese comic book turned TV series about a cross-dressing young girl, Utena Tenjou, who is rescued by a prince, and as a result, decides to become a prince herself. In a strange, fantastical high school academy, the individualistic girl Utena discovers a strange series of duels – competitions to claim her classmate Himemiya Anthy as the prized "Rose Bride".  When Utena agrees to a duel, intending to free Anthy from her obligations, she finds herself inexorably drawn into a complex web of power struggles, lust, and jealousy.

Read a good, more complete synopsis of the storyline.

Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga Comics

The comic books are really the easiest way to follow the plotline, which can be really dense and surreal in the TV series and almost impossible to follow in the movie. The comics are much clearer about the character’s intentions and about what’s actually going on with the arcane rituals they’re performing.

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 1: To Till

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 2: To Plant

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 3: To Sprout

La Fillete Revolutionnaire Utena Illustration

Art of Utena (Japanese Language Text)

Revolutionary Girl Utena TV Series DVDs

Revolutionary Girl Utena – The Rose Collection – Volume 1

Revolutionary Girl Utena – The Rose Collection – Volume 2

Revolutionary Girl Utena – The Black Rose Blooms – Volume 3

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Impatience and Longing – Volume 4

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Darkness – Volume 5

Revolutionary Girl Utena The DVD Movie

Revolutionary Girl Utena – The Movie (2002)
The Movie version of RGU has been called an "alternate universe" version of the story… and with good reason. Condensed and somewhat different in details, it would be almost impossible to follow had I not read the comic books and seen the TV show.

Revolutionary Girl Utena Websites

The Utena Encyclopedia

Rose Petals – La Fillette Revolutionnaire

The Utena Network – wine soaked roses

Revolutionary Girl Utena – The Movie
A flash site for the movie.

Anime Goddess’s Utena Fan Fiction Page

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Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc
Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan was one of my favorite childhood heroines; a teenage girl who lead the French army to victory against the British in the early 1400’s, inspired by heavenly voices. Eventually she was captured by the British and burned at the stake for witchcraft. She was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic church in 1920. I admire her for her strength of belief, her faith in herself, and courage in the face of the worst humanity has to offer. She is not celebrated nearly as much as she should be in this world.

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Now playing in movie theatres. While visually arresting, I wasn’t as satisfied with the movie. They way her visions were portrayed was a bit strange to me, and the ending had some odd moments as well. The website is certainly something to see. If you don’t have Flash 4; you’ll certainly want to download it.

Joan of Arc: The Mini-Series (now on video)
CBS has a very pretty site devoted to Joan, with pics from the mini-series and links to historical information. The mini-series was excellent and I actually liked it better than the theatrically-released movie.

Saint Joan of Arc
A good brief biography of Joan.

Joan of Arc – Gay Icon
The Gay Heroes site quickly points out that Joan wasn’t a lesbian, and was a virgin, but highlights her role model status for lesbian women.

The Museum of Joan of Arc at Rouen
On the 30th of May, 1431, Joan of Arc was burnt to death at the “place du Vieux Marché” in Rouen. Located 30 meters from the stake, the Joan of Arc Museum has been open for 45 years.

The Joan of Arc Chapel
A 14th century chapel in France, rumored to have been visited by Joan.

Saint Joan’s Armor
A story about armor rumored to be Joan’s.

Information about Joan
There are good links here, and some strange stuff about how L. Ron Hubbard and Kurt Weiland of Scientology fame are against Joan of Arc. Don’t ask me why.

Joan of Arc, the Band
Of course there’s a band called Joan of Arc, although no one in it is a girl. Don’t ask me why here, either.

Order of the Grail, Joan of Arc Commandery, Chivalry
The Order of the Grail offers Initiation into a Chivalric Order with a
legitimate Medieval lineage. Alchemical, Rosicrucian, Gnostic and
Hermetic Studies. Can’t get in here without a password.

The Library of Witchcraft’s biography of Joan
including some pictures of classic paintings of her.

A gorgeous triptych stained-glass window of Joan: Left window, center window, and right window

Joan of Arc Bust
If you can’t live without Joan, buy a bronze statue of her.

Books You Can Buy About Joan (From Amazon Books)

Joan of Arc – Mark Twain

Joan of Arc : Her Story – Regine Pernoud, Marie-Veronique Clin, Jeremy Duquesnay Adams

Joan of Arc : By Herself and Her Witnesses – Regine Pernoud

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Visionary Women) – Marina Warner (Introduction), Monica Furlong (Editor)

Joan of Arc : In Her Own Words – Willard R. Trask (Compiler), Joan (Editor)

Dove and Sword : A Novel of Joan of Arc – Nancy Garden

Joan of Arc – Josephine Pool, Angela Barrett (Illustrator)

Joan of Arc : Of Domremy – Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

Joan of Arc – Diane Stanley

Young Joan : A Novel – Barbara Dana

Pisan, Christina de – Joan of Arc

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Wonder Woman

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Books on Wonder Woman from Amazon.com

How to Draw Wonder Woman – John Delaney, Ron Boyd (Illustrator)

Wonder Woman : Featuring over Five Decades of Great Covers (Tiny Folio) – Amy Handy (Editor), Gloria Steinem, Steven Korte (Editor)

Wonder Woman : Gods and Goddesses – John Byrne

Wonder Woman : Lifelines – John Byrne

Wonder Woman : Second Genesis – John Byrne

Wonder Woman : The Challenge of Artemis – William Messner-Loebs, Mike Deodato (Contributor), William Moulton Marston

Wonder Woman Amazonia : A Tale of the Wonder Woman – William Messner-Loebs

Wonder Woman Archives (Archive Editions) – Bob Kahan (Editor), H. G. Peter (Illustrator), William Marston

Wonder Woman Notecards

Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes : Wonder Woman – Michael Fleisher

Wonder Woman – William Moulton Marston

The Further Adventures of Wonder Woman – Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)

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