BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

written by David Steffen Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas is a 2018 graphic novel for kids, the fifth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. The story starts out as Dog Man (half dog half cop), Lil’ Petey (friendly non-evil immature … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 3

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess (Eden Sher) who was sent to Earth for a while where she made friends with earthling Marco Diaz (Adam McArthur) . Season 1 was previously reviewed here, and Season 2 reviewed here. Season 3 aired … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 3

MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

written by David Steffen The Jungle Book is a 2016 live action plus CG action/adventure film by Disney Studios which is based on the 1967 animated Disney film of the same title which is in turn based on a collection of stories with that same title published in 1894. Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a “man … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

written by David Steffen This is one of a series of articles wherein I examine a music video as a short film, focusing on the story rather than the music, trying to identify the story arcs and characters motivations, and consider the larger implication of events. The film this week is the 2013 film Q.U.E.E.N. … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man and Cat Kid is a 2017 graphic novel for kids, the fourth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants), the series so far has been reviewed here. The title character Dog Man is a half-dog half-policeman who fights crime with the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess visiting Earth. Season 1 was previously reviewed here. Season 2 aired on Disney XD between July 2016 and February 2017. This review contains spoilers for season 1. Keep in mind this review will contain spoilers … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2

DP FICTION #65B: “Bring the Bones That Sing” by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor

The bird bones arrived on Grandma’s porch every day at dusk with no warning. There were all kinds of skeletons, each distinct: finches, crows, goldfinches, tiny barn owls, starlings, and once, a blue heron that had covered nearly the entire stoop. Muriel sat on her grandmother’s front porch each summer night, trying to spot when … Continue reading DP FICTION #65B: “Bring the Bones That Sing” by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Meme the Game Disney Edition

written by David Steffen Meme the Game Disney Edition is, as you might expect, a card-based game game about making memes from Disney snapshots. Although I haven’t played the original Meme: The Game game, it seems to be the identical idea but made friendly for kids with kid-friendly phrases and pictures from Disney movies. Similar … Continue reading TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Meme the Game Disney Edition

MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #9: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

written by David Steffen This is one of a series of articles wherein I examine a music video as a short film, focusing on the story rather than the music, trying to identify the story arcs and characters motivations, and consider the larger implication of events. The film this week is Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #9: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons