In this episode: Mickey Mouse, Queen Anne, Sherlock Holmes, and A Brief History of Copyright.
Author: Sursum Ursa
Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher! Also in this episode: The Force Awakens, the reality of time passing and mortality, and approaches to progress.
In the first part of our series on the history of fanfiction, we discuss derivative works, Ancient Greek poetry, Arthurian legend and how Virgil was a Homer fanboy not just before it was cool, but …
n the first part of our series on the history of fanfiction, we discuss derivative works, Ancient Greek poetry, Arthurian legend and how Virgil was a Homer fanboy not just before it was cool, but b…
Food! Books! Space! TV! Podcasts! Yay!
This is Five Right Now, the things I am watching, listening to and loving right now, while I wrestle with talking about Arthurian legend as collaborative fanf…
Movie Dad is inept, but we’re supposed to be sympathetic, Melissa’s dad is a jerk, but we’re not, and just what exactly is emotional labor anyway?
WHO YA GONNA CALL?
Today: how do you know if you’re too stupid to know that you’re stupid?
Which is to say: why doesn’t Kevin know that he’s Kevin?
Dunning-Kruger effect paper: Unskilled…
Let’s talk about Stuff! That we like! And why we like it!
My name is Jill Bearup, I make a show called Stuff You Like, and it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Expect Star Wars, Harry Potter,…
There is a neat annotated more-information-containing version of this video on Maven: https://storygami.com/maven/57a4a6f26b099e6d1f8deddc
But yes indeed, it’s time for another STUFF YOU LIKE MONE…
So many questions…
Non-Judgmental Ninja: http://wilwheaton.net/2014/12/the-adventures-of-non-judgmental-ninja/
Janet Stephens: https://www.youtube.com/user/jntvstp
Helping someone who’s being ha…
Look, a different coloured wall! And no chairs!
Seriously, I’m a bit obsessed with chairs at the moment.
Also, a Q&A!
Tumblr: jillbearup.com or sursumursa.tum…
Grab your gear and don’t forget The Rules: this week we’re taking a look at NCIS, the lasagna of police procedurals. Warning: you may want lasagna by the end of this episode.
May you ride immortal, shiny and chrome. Also: Legally Blonde, Lily Allen, and approaches to objectification.
Stuff You Like celebrates its fifth anniversary with a book review! So Good They Can’t Ignore You is an ode to the Craftsman mentality, learning rare and valuable skills, and passion as a side effect of mastery.
Happy Financial Literacy Month! This episode: Jack and Ralph, saving, Millennials, dividing people into generations for some reason, and why it may not be such a bad idea to take advice from ’40s instructional films. Sometimes.
So many questions, so little time!Bonus question: Jill, what happened to your glasses?Answer: It is apparently a bad idea to fall asleep sitting up and smush your head against something, knocking y…
Why Ursa loves these movies, the importance of a wide audience for family films, and why significant time gaps between movies are sometimes really brilliant. Plus: character arcs for you, and you, and you, everybody gets a character arc!
Happy February! It’s time for another character study, and this time, Ursa’s victim is everyone’s favorite honor-seeking burn victim, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ursa’s new year’s resolution? Be a bit more like the ladies in Sister Act. Minus the nunning. That said, more singing (and developing my posse of kick-butt lady friends) seem like good goals.
Or: Faith, Kindness and Luke. For our last episode before The Force Awakens (eeeeeee!!!) let’s discuss Return of the Jedi, trusting other people to do their jobs, following your conscience, and generally Being A Stubborn Idealistic Twerp.