Linda Maye Adams

Tag Archives: Television

Respecting the characters


I was watching a fourth season episode of NCIS, and it struck me how Michael Weatherly’s departure from the series last month fit right in with the entire arc of the series. They respected the character, and the viewers. Then there’s Criminal Minds, which had the departure of Shemar Moore, who played Derrick Morgan.  Also …

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Saturday Morning Cartoons, Linda Style


The Desert Storm veterans on Facebook are, curiously, talking about Saturday morning cartoons they watched. So these are some of mine: The Secrets of Isis I believe this was the first woman superhero on TV, and there still hasn’t been that many. Including Isis, I think I can count them on one hand. The title …

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China Beach: A Voice for Women Coming Home From War


Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to see books and TV and movies that represented me. I grew up reading books from the library that were for boys because there were few books for girls, and what there was consisted of nurse romances. If a girl was in a boy story, there …

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If writers ruled the world


Daily Post’s writing prompt is “You’ve been given the superpower to change one law of nature. How do you use it?” That’s a dangerous topic for a writer. We live for coming up with stuff like that and then showing how it can go disastrously wrong, and this is particularly true in science fiction and …

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The Lopping off of the TV Credits


When I was a teenager, I dabbled in fan fiction for Voyage to the Bottom of Sea.  The show had was rerun on KTLA at the same time as Star Trek in Los Angeles.  I decided to write a concordance for all the episodes, and one of the important parts of that was getting all …

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I Won’t Enlist Because That Soldier is Pretty


The army’s had an embarrassing week.  It’s been roaming around the news that someone leaked an email officers sent each other saying that “ugly women” should be featured in ads depicting soldiers because they are perceived as more competent. I get how they arrived at that.  When NCIS cast Lauren Holly as the new director, …

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Am I the only one who doesn’t like Game of Thrones?


Photo from Game of Thronesx Everywhere I go lately, everyone is talking about Game of Thrones.  The series is airing on HBO and just had its third season premiere, and is based on the popular series by George R.R. Martin. I read the first book back in 2010.  At the time, I was taking Holly …

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Sometimes a Girl Needs an Action Heroine


When I was growing up, I was reading mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy novels because I liked action scenes.  Maybe it was because I was so non-athletic!  Yet, there wasn’t anything that represented me.  Most of the stories didn’t have any girls in them at all, and those that did either felt like it was …

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Sightseeing Tour: Driftwood Washed Ashore


Here’s a few links I’ve run across in my internet sightseeing that I wanted to share: Sometimes there are unexpected finds in research.  I was searching on driftwood for photos, and I found Zuza Fun’s blog on Driftwood Horse sculptures.  What impressed me the most was the personality Heather Hansch got out of the driftwood.  …

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I Want Her Hair


When I was growing up, I hated my hair.  It was too thick and curly, and I thought it made me look like a shaggy dog.  It didn’t help that my mother got me perms, which made it worse!  Why would any sane person put awful smelling chemicals into their hair?  Then there was Peggy …

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