Jinn and Topic

(Spoilers Abound) JINN, the new-ish supernatural show and first Netflix original program from the Arab world, is short, sweet, and just the thing I didn’t know I needed in my life right now. It is a fun show about teens who, having seen how ineffectual adults are at fixing both personal and big world problems, think they know better and can quick-fix their way through … Continue reading Jinn and Topic

Dragons and the Apocalypse: From Ancient Iranian Myths to Game of Thrones

In some stories, dragons exist for the sole sake of a quest. In these cases, I find myself rooting for the dragons. There they are, sleeping peacefully, at the ends of civilization. As far as possible from the world of humans and their fuck-upery. And then a hobbit, magician, or knight comes along and disturbs that slumber. The questers never seem to remember the old … Continue reading Dragons and the Apocalypse: From Ancient Iranian Myths to Game of Thrones