I have no witty comeback for this racism. 2

So I’m biking along a mostly-deserted stretch of road north of Longmont and it’s hot as the Devil’s ballsack out there. I’m two-thirds of the way through my three liter camelback, and I’ve looped around to go back into town before I turn into a crispy strip of people leather on a bike. Another cyclists ...

Brad Torgersen, I invite you to fuck all the way off. 69

Partial quote: What sort of things were they saying before? No, expelling Correia or Torgersen is easy, but it’s not enough. Not enough! We have to investigate the entire science fiction field and the publishers, we need to find out how the field could have allowed an unsafe environment to thrive in which these cisnormative, ...

Why I parted ways with Authors United

Why I parted ways with Authors United
As with so many blog posts, it begins thus: Storify: accomplished. Pissy blog post: engaged. I haven’t made a big deal out of the Amazon v Hachette thing mostly because I do not have a LOOK HOW HUGE MY SALES ARE WHY ARE YOU NOT IMPRESSED BY THE SIZE OF MY SALES FIGURES BOW DOWN BEFORE ...

Ridley Scott explains nothing, actually 6

Ridley Scott explains nothing, actually
Okay, someone hold my hat, I am about to come unglued here. So yeah, by now you might have heard that Ridley Scott is making a movie called Exodus: Gods and Kings, which is based off the Bible story. Which takes place in Egypt.  Allow me to illustrate, briefly, where Eqypt is located: Okay? Now. Some ...

Yeah, whatever happened to starving like a *real* artist? 8

Sameer Rahim, are you fucking kidding me? I know people rarely get to write their own headlines, so I tried not to just punch my laptop in the screen when I saw this one: Whatever happened to writing for love, not money? But the article isn’t any better. I know they have to eat, but when ...

Disappointment fajitas before cannibalism 3

I find this disturbing on a multitude of levels. I will lay this out here first: I have not read the fic in question, any of the writer’s other fics, and I am not part of either of those fandoms; don’t care about Persona, and while I listen to WTNV, I don’t participate in the fandom ...

Incredibly disappointed, entirely unsurprised. BTW, our healthcare system sucks. 3

The ruling for the Hobby Lobby case has come rolling downhill from SCOTUS, like a giant turd. (PDF here, dissents start on page 60, thank you Elise.) A couple of months ago and after a Facebook kerfuffle, I had a nice in-comment chat with a friend of mine who is a lawyer. And he explained ...

Only YOU can prevent fires. 5

I remember firefighters coming to my elementary school. They showed off all their cool gear and even wore their SCBA units so that we’d know what they look like in a fire and not be scared of them. They taught us stop, drop, and roll. They taught us to call 911. And they also drilled us ...

Art Matters 2

So there’s something that’s been getting on my tits for a really long time (basically ever since people started really loudly pointing out the dearth of people of color and women in mass media) and I think I finally figured out why. It’s that common refrain of “It’s just a stupid action movie/comic book/pulpy novel/badly written ...

Three Non-Exhaustive Lists 1

Things that are none of your business (a non-exhaustive list): My decision to not change my last name The last time I shaved my legs The conversations I have with my gynecologist If and when I’m going to have kids If I’m on birth control and why Things that are none of my business (a ...