Obsessive Archives

Nov 4, 2015

The Grand Canyon and Beyond: a Pictorial Odyssey

Recently I went on a 3-day trip with my family through the American Southwest, from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley to Antelope Canyon. I don’t think I had been on a family trip with them since I graduated college so I guess it was overdue. But this time I decided to bring a special companion. Without further ado, a pictorial odyssey:
More details…

Sep 28, 2015

Cocktailist: a Whirlwind Tour

Tl;dr: http://cocktailist.club

9/15: Capstone day 1! Seems good so far except heroku doesn’t want to refresh my latest files, hmmmm. Will have to figure that out. http://cocktailist.herokuapp.com

9/16: Worked on site more:

  • Linked up feeds to entries
  • Make show entry page
  • Add Metadata to feeds
  • Make add new form

More details…

Jul 1, 2015

Penny Dreadful(s)

Penny Dreadful promo poster

Eva Green as the mysterious Ms. Ives


I’ve been fairly faithfully following the new Showtime series (well somewhat new, now into its second season) Penny Dreadful. And it has a really spectacular cast of actors–Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and even the relatively less known names have done very well–and great production value and set direction…but somehow it just seems to lack the magic stuff.

But a bit of background: the show is named Penny Dreadful after really cheap, mass-produced fictional serials of the 1800s, often written about extraordinary subject matter intended to elicit illicit (ha) thrills. Wiki summarizes them as such:
More details…

Posted in Literature, Obsessive, TV
Discuss (-)