Tucson Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013 Recap

Inside the Fox

This past weekend was our annual Can’t Stop the Serenity event in Tucson, and I thought I’d share a few observations about the evening.  There are still many upcoming CSTS events for 2013 scheduled around the world (including Melbourne, Phoenix, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia), so you might be able to find one near you.  If not, there’s always next year.

This year’s CSTS in Tucson was at the gorgeous 1920’s Fox theatre, for the 3rd year in a row.   Continue reading

Firefly/Serenity Cross-Stitch

Serenity Cross Stitch

Generally speaking, I’m not big into arts and crafts.  Writing is my creative outlet, and my hands shake too much for most kinds of artwork.  However, cross-stitch is something I can do, and it’s something relaxing and fun that can be done while watching a movie or TV show in the evenings.  However, I often get bored with most cross-stitch designs, because there’s not a lot out there that interests me.  So I set out to see if I could find one based on the TV show Firefly.  (I previously did one based on the Dick Tracy poster, which I might post sometime in the future.) Continue reading

Patrick Stewart Fights to Stop Violence Against Women

Just in case you needed another reason that Patrick Stewart is awesome, there’s this video, which has been making the rounds lately.  Many people tend to criticize celebrities who speak out in support of or in opposition to an issue, a cause, or a politician, though most only seem to criticize when the celebrity supports a position they themselves are opposed to and have no problem when a celebrity supports their side.  Aside from the fact that celebrities have the same right to voice their opinions as any other person, they also are in a special position given their fame.  And in no way is violence against women or empowering women a “political” issue, no matter what some people may try to say.  Take a look (Click here to read more from the woman who asked the question on her blog):

Are Patrick Stewart’s opinion and views more important than yours or mine?  No, of course not.  However, they are in a special position because of who he is.  Celebrities can reach a much wider audience than the average Love Pirate with a blog.   Continue reading