Emily

Emily

Emily works with teens in a library by the sea and is a recovering academic who writes, reads, and thinks mostly about fairy tales, gender, queerness and cats. When not playing minor-key Celtic tunes on her fiddle, she avidly tracks down obscure fairy tale anthologies and voraciously hordes anything written by Catherynne Valente. As ever, she pursues that culinary Questing Beast, the perfect guacamole.
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.8 Novus Ordo Seclorum

    This week’s in medias res opens on Pandora in a creek soaking the bandages off of the “Hidden One” that came out of the tree with her.  Jennie lies on the shore, her skin glowing with embers.  The creature is upset about what humans have made of the world. ...
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.7 The Art of War Review

    Trees are often associated with the entrance to the underworld, so sayeth Crane. Playing chess, Crane quotes Sun Tzu. Not that it helps him beat Mills, because Mills has many skills (points to you if you catch the Xena reference).  Crane’s research into portal trees has yet to yield...
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.6 This Red Lady from Caribee Review

    Last week, we were reminded that Pandora had one more bud to blossom before something (presumably bad for our intrepid, if serendipitous, protagonists and possibly leading up to the mid-season finale) will happen. This week opens with Crane’s date with Ms. Corinth, attempting small talk he got off the...
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.5 Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

    The episode opens with a truck driver swerving around Pandora. He stops to see if she’s ok, and she says this isn’t personal and he begins to choke, and runs away. She opens his truck, where he’s transporting a skeleton, announces that eternal rest is for unimportant men and...
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.4 The Sisters Mills Review

    This week opens to a pair of sisters going to bed at night. After the lights are out, a creature appears on the younger one’s bed and begins to suck her life force. Also, its spine bends backwards and it walks like a human would if a human could...
  • Sleepy Hollow: 3.3 Blood and Fear Review

    Monster of the week, more creepy tree and toxic white, cis masculinity…. We open to yet another scene with Pandora and her creepy tree, which is still growing black roses.  She seems to call the roses souls…..so there seems to be some connection between the roses and the monsters she...
  • Sleepy Hollow S03: E01 & E02

    Aaaaand we are back with Season 3 of Sleepy Hollow, my fine friends!   After some of the narrative issues with Season 2, here’s to hoping that Season 3 gives us more to work with.  We’ve wrapped up several of the long-running story lines, have a new Big Bad...