About Fiona L.F. Kelly (@FionaLFKelly)

Fiona is a co-founder of and writer for Project Derailed and a staff writer for GeekGals.co. In her free time, Fiona enjoys befriending animals, watching trashy television, and drinking cheap wine and expensive beer. She has been published in The Mary Sue, Jenny Magazine, New Frontiers, and gaming and pop culture websites across the internet. Buy her a coffee: ko-fi.com/fionalfkelly

From ‘Game Of Thrones’ To ‘Arrested Development’: “Acceptable” Incest In Media

By | April 22nd, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies, Television|

Warning: discussion of abuse and sexual assault. Spoilers for Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Incest is, rightfully, often seen as abusive or repulsive, but the topic is explored in media anyway. Shows like Game of Thrones and Arrested Development have brought the sexual taboo back into cultural discussion. At times, incest [...]

Is ‘The Village’ A LARP Movie?

By | April 17th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Read about other LARP movies here.  LARP movies are an underrepresented genre in fan movies. However, enough exist that a few rules can be followed in terms of structure. The two most popular movies, Knights of Badassdom and Role Models, mirror one another in significant ways. They show full and obsessive immersion into the game [...]

What ‘Varsity Blues’ Says About Regina George

By | April 8th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Spoilers for Varsity Blues and Mean Girls. Mean Girls is a teen classic that most will recognize. The 2004 movie has kept in the public consciousness through its iconic one liners, merchandise, and even a Broadway musical. One of the titular "mean girls," Regina George (Rachel McAdams), has, arguably, become the most recognizable character from [...]

LARPing As Represented In ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ And ‘Role Models’

By | February 9th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

LARP, live-action roleplaying, is Dungeons and Dragon's less popular sister. At least in the sense of pop culture. While many television shows devote an entire episode to the characters learning about Dungeons and Dragons or referencing a character who has once played the popular tabletop RPG, LARP is demoted to mere visual gags. While a [...]

What Makes A Christmas Movie A Christmas Movie?

By | December 12th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

The holidays bring around a yearly debate: if Die Hard, the 1988 Bruce Willis action movie, is a Christmas movie or not. Classifying films as "a Christmas movie" is not as straightforward as it may seem. While classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or A Christmas Prince scream Christmas (it's literally in the name [...]

Critical Role Recap: C2E29 – “The Stalking Nightmare”

By | August 9th, 2018|Critical Role Recap|

Spoilers for Critical Role Campaign 2 Episode 29 (obviously). Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! The Mighty Nein face Lorenzo. Previously The group found that three of their members were taken during the night. While searching for their friends, they met Keg, a former slaver herself. They traveled to Shady Creek Run, pursuing [...]

Critical Role Recap: C2E27 – “Converging Fury”

By | July 26th, 2018|Critical Role Recap|

Spoilers for Critical Role Campaign 2 Episode 27 (obviously). Check out the recap for Campaign 2 Episode 26 here. Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! The Mighty Nein leaves the empire for Shady Creek Run. Previously The Mighty Nein travel along the road to their next destination. Along the way, they lose Fjord, [...]

Critical Role Recap: C2E26 – “Found & Lost”

By | July 19th, 2018|Critical Role Recap|

Spoilers for Critical Role Campaign 2 Episode 26 (obviously). Check out the recap for Campaign 2 Episode 25 here. Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! The Mighty Nein awaken to find three of their number missing. As they investigate they meet a potential new ally, and lose yet another. Previously While adventuring in [...]

Critical Role Recap: C2E25 “Divergent Paths”

By | July 19th, 2018|Critical Role Recap|

Spoilers for Critical Role Campaign 2 Episode 25 (obviously). Check out the recap for Campaign 2 Episode 24 here. Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! The Mighty Nein head to Gearhold Prison. Previously The Mighty Nein agree to help the father of their new ally Risa. He created a gear warden which went [...]