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Liz Tells Frank Why Liz Tells Frank Has Been Pretty Quiet Lately

Dear Frank,

In the many years since I started telling you about stuff, I have had many jobs. They have varied in weirdness and awesomeness, but I have always felt lucky to have them, and also felt lucky for the flexibility and/or regularity they afforded me. When you run a not-for-profit media blog, after all, a day job that is easy on your after-hours is pretty much essential.

However, about a month ago, I started a new job. And this one is not so easy on my after-hours at this moment. It’s a manageable situation that I look forward to fixing in some fashion, but I wanted to inform you (and the other lovely people who stop by this blog and tell me about how because I didn’t like a shitty movie I’m “really hurting”) that I’m working on making work work with the rest of my life.

Because while posting here might continue to be a little slow, FOR HUGH’S SAKE I have written half of a Hook post and I am NOT going to let that fall under the category of wasted effort. DEATH FIRST.

So, more soon. Promise. But, y’know, I might need a little time.



Open Thread: What Should Frank Be Told About in 2014?

Time marches on, and so does the telling of Frank what happened in stuff. But what stuff should he be told about? You guys tell me!

I currently have plans to tackle RuPaul’s Drag Race in January; other currently pending suggestions include Ayn Rand’s works and Dragonball Z. But maybe you guys have ideas! Better ideas! So sound off here in the comments or one of our other social media things! And Happy New Year!

Liz Tells Frank About The eBook of Skip It/Watch It Guides!

Dear Frank,

You want it, baby? You got it.

What a lovely book cover! Designed by Asa Shumskas-Tait.

That’s right, it’s a semi-comprehensive, totally subjective guide to 21 television shows of the past two decades, filled with recommendations as to which episodes to skip and which episodes to watch!

What new shows get covered? Oh, how about Alias, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer AND Angel, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, New Girl, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The West Wing and The X-Files? How about THAT.

Plus, there are a few other surprises — like the Doctor Who guide getting updated through 2013! It’s a good time, especially thanks to Whitney Bishop and Andreanna Ditton’s Star Trek: Voyager and Farscape entries, and a foreword written by Farscape executive producer Richard Manning! Ricky helped make Star Trek, Frank!

The Skip It/Watch It Guides are now available exclusively on Amazon for $3.99. I very much hope you enjoy.


Liz Tells Frank Why She’s Been A Little Quiet Lately

Dear Frank,

I’m sorry I’ve been a little less tell-y lately, but I’ve been working on a pretty big project. One that involves watching a lot of my old favorite shows and writing literally thousands of words about them.

There will be more details soon in the next few weeks, and in the meantime I’ll hopefully have a few more real entries. But in the meantime, get excited!


Liz Tells Frank About Our New Spoiler Warnings On Posts!

Dear Frank,

A fair note I’ve gotten over the last year or so (ever since the release of the first Liz Tells Frank eBook, actually) is that people — who are not you — worry about reading posts if they’re not already familiar with what I’m telling you about.

This is because they worry about spoilers. Personally, I very much understand this concern! I hate spoilers, if I’m not in the mood to be spoiled. Because being spoiled HE WAS DEAD THE WHOLE TIME is the worst.

If every Liz Tells Frank entry was like, that’d be fair. However, a common Liz Tells Frank misconception is that every entry is soaked in spoilers. Many are not!

Many are, in fact, specifically written to encourage humble readers who are not even you, Frank, to explore the subject matter. This includes the ever-popular Skip It/Watch It Guides — a much-appreciated public service (as far as my WordPress stats indicate).

Bearing all this in mind, a couple of weeks ago I enlisted the help of the vunderbar WordPress developer Joe Crawford to create a SPOILER WARNING system for every Liz Tells Frank installment, visible right at the top of every blog post! Look at the top of this very post you’re reading right now! Rad, am I right?!?

A quick guide to the parameters follows:

mobile-entry-header-spoiler-green-postGREEN: Totally safe — which is honestly an indication that you should very much check out whatever’s being told. Because if I don’t want to ruin it for you or others, Frank, that’s a good sign.

mobile-entry-header-spoiler-yellow-postYELLOW: Let’s do this metaphor-style — A few eggs get broken, but just a few eggs, enough to make a half-size omelette. You know, enough to whet someone’s appetite.

mobile-entry-header-spoiler-red-postRED: You wanna know what happens? You’re gonna learn what happens. Because everyone seriously needs to know.

So, Liz Tells Frank now accommodates the world’s ever-present spoiler fears! Because it cares about your needs. It really does.

Even your needs, Frank. For realsies.


Liz Tells Frank What Happened In “Liz Tells Frank What Happened In… Volume 2!”

Dear Frank,



Cover design once again by the magnificent Asa Shumskas-Tait. Foreword by Lizzie Bennet Diaries co-EP Margaret Dunlap!

Book-exclusive entries include Mass Effect 3, The West Wing, Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and The Courtship of Princess Leia. And it’s only $0.99! Perhaps take a look.

I’m not saying knowing what happens in I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell will change your life. But it just might.


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