Hi, I’m Tish. I am currently producing and co-hosting two podcasts, writing about media and myself, and creating a video essay series about fairy tale movies. So, this is a website where you will find all the stuff I make for the Internet. You’re welcome.
I write about myself, movies, media, pop culture, and whatever I like.
i can’t write anything this week. i have not been doing well. in case anyone actually reads this i’ll just give you some advice that i probably won’t take myself-
Okay, I know last week I wrote about how Winter makes me sad/SAD but this week I need to write about how Winter makes me ANGRY.
’Tis the season to be sad, I tell myself, it’s not just me. Debatable. Yes, lack of sunlight and the cold and the snow affects my overall mental state. But I’ve also got my own shit dragging me down, so it’s just compounded, I guess.
How do you want to feel? It's a better question to ask yourself when setting goals and making plans than just What do you want to do?
I didn't know what to write today. Yes, today, the day I need to have this done. Because I am a procrastinator and it would just be too easy for me to take time on the weekend to write. Nothing on my mind today (that I'm ready to write about) so, here's a story.
I rarely look at my Facebook feed these days. No one posts anything I care to see, frankly. Certainly not those terribly made quote-over-image things from pages like "Things Only Moms Get". But the other day I saw one I liked because the painting had Little Red Riding Hood vibes and the quote was surprisingly relevant and timely to me.
Does anyone ever really feel like they are the person that they want to be? Recently, maybe since I turned -gasp- 29 two months ago, I've been trying things to feel more... grown-up, I guess.
So, I’ve been meaning to start writing Tuesdays with Tish, which started many years ago as a weekly vlog, as a weekly personal blog post/essay/newsletter-type thing for a while.
One thing that has become clear about my taste in movies, as I've been excessively talking about movies for In the Movies... for over a year now, is that I am all about the visuals. I described my favorite movies for my birthday episode of the podcast in terms of what they look like and I love to rewatch movies that I know have sub-par stories but are just so pretty. So, you can only imagine my excitement when the trailers, ads, and marketing for The Huntsman: Winter's War started to appear in my Internet realm.
Oh, hello. You’re probably here about the story...
It's the story of a grown-up who loves Christmas a little too much. Like we all do, right? Elf is the most relatable Christmas movie because we (just me?) have so much in common with Buddy...
I created podcasts with my friends about what I love to talk about most; movies and Doctor Who.
Tish and Juliana got drunk watching Fifty Shades Freed and then talked about it. And Tish’s neighbour’s loud dogs, abortion & adoption, heteronormative societal expectations, sex toy designs, and tried to remember how all the secondary characters are related.
Tish and Juliana recap what they watched in 2018.
Tish and Juliana talk about the (lack of) logic of Santa Claus in movies. There are some major logic problems with the believability of Santa, but there's one big one that's never been addressed in movies and we need to address it now.
Tish and Juliana talk about Season 10, Episode 3 “Thin Ice” and Episode 4 “Knock Knock”. We find out that Regency England was a bit more black than in the movies and people made of wood live forever if you make friends with the alien cockroaches in your house.
Tish and Juliana got drunk watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Rudolph's Shiny New Year and then talked about it.
Tish and Juliana talk about Season 10, Episode 1 “The Pilot” and Episode 2 “Smile”. While we are sad to continue the podcast without Linda, we are happy to welcome our new mic. You're welcome to your earholes. We get to know our new favorite companion, Bill, and discuss emojis, robots, and crushes.
Tish and Juliana talk about Set It Up and how we watch movies. We agree that Set It Up is charming, fun, hilarious, and clearly written by women. With Cannes banning Netflix originals and studio directors clinging to the idea of "sacred cinema", what is the future of movies viewed on the big screen? We talk about our real movie theatre experiences that make us glad that we can watch movies in the comfort of our own homes with streaming services and dvd/blu-ray.
Tish, Juliana, and Linda talk about the Classic Who Second Doctor story "The Tomb of the Cybermen". We cover Cybermen, the Second Doctor' new personality, racism, 60's TV structure, special effects, companions, kilts, and the death count. Oh, and it's Linda's last episode! Waaaah! :(
Tish and Juliana talk about The Tale and sexual violence on screen. Despite the disturbing events of The Tale, it's an incredible, engaging story and well-made film. So, what makes this film, containing rape scenes, an "important" movie to see while other movies with scenes of sexual violence and/or violence seem gratuitous, indulgent, or just plain sick? There's no definitive answer, but we can discuss the implications of it all.
Tish, Juliana, and Linda talk about the Christmas specials “The Husbands of River Song” and “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”. Remember this dark time of Doctor Who hiatus? And this is all we got for two years... A lackluster goodbye to one of the greatest characters the show ever had and a too boring to even talk about generic superhero story.
I make videos sometimes about my feelings and such. I used to make vlogs and talk to a camera.
Our Fourth Annual Quizmas Competition!
where will i dig my roots?
Tish and Juliana presented a panel at Ottawa Comic Con 2018.
it's been a slow slow march waiting for a reason to move
it's been a slow slow start but i'm hoping that i'll make it to june
it's been a slow slow march waiting for the flowers to bloom
it's been a slow slow start but i know i could be somebody new
In October, Juliana and I visited my hometown and spent as much time as possible near the lake.
Thanks to my friends at the OIAF, Juliana and I got passes to the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival! We went to as many screenings, talks, and events as we could manage and I tried to vlog through it.