Daniel Lavery

All I Want To Be Is A Beloved Underdog

Who eternally overcomes the never-ending obstacles placed before him, but with genuine dramatic tension accompanying each new struggle, rather than a sense of repetition or foregone conclusion --

The Enemies of Dinotopia

I believe the dinosaurs of Dinotopia are embarrassed by Godzilla. They object to both parts of his unofficial title "King of the Monsters." They consider him vulgar.

Find Your Cult Documentary Niche

As always, half the pleasure of watching a documentary about a cult is evaluating the leader, who is invariably disappointing; I think one of the necessary qualities of cult-leading must be looking disappointing.

Dante's Inferno, Canto XII

Canto XII here. Previously: Canto XI. JUST A MINUTE, POCO MINUTE, whispered Virgil through a rag, I FORGET HOW BIG THE SMELL GETS. LET'S TAKE FIVE. HELL REQUIRES MORE ADJUSTMENTS EVERY