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Strange Horizons is doing their annual fund drive. They have less than five days left, and need at least another $3000 to keep providing wonderful fiction, poetry, and reviews. Plus you get prizes! Awesome, right? I admit I’m biased, since they’ve bought two of my stories. Which because Strange Horizons is awesome, are available to be ...

[Movie] Nightcrawler 1

What if it’s not that I don’t understand people, but that I don’t like them? Nightcrawler is… unsettling. But not in the same way as, say, Filth. It’s the kind of movie that makes you cringe into your seat in the theater, because there are awkward things, and things that go on that just are profoundly wrong, and you ...

[Movie] Interstellar 2

I imagine a lot of people have been comparing Interstellar to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s not a bad comparison to consider, though Interstellar is definitely rather more action-oriented than 2001. Interstellar touches on a lot of similar themes, like the vastness of space versus the fragility of human life, man’s relationship with the greater cosmos, and the spiritual and ...

Help me find someone from MileHiCon!

Had a great time at MileHiCon, and talked to a lot of people. One of them is a mud logger, who gave me his e-mail address… which I promptly lost. Mr. Mud Logger, I’m sorry! Please contact me, I feel like such a jerk. Otherwise MHC was awesome. My favorite panel was definitely the Greatest ...

The Young Ones trailer makes me :/ 1

Saw the trailer for this movie right before Dead Snow 2. (Which was AWESOME by the way. AWESOME, My review for that will be doing up on the Skiffy and Fanty blog too and I’ll try to remember to link it here.) On its face, there’s a lot of stuff that I should like. Draught ...

Too long for Twitter: I used to be a “strong female character” 2

I’ve realized that one of the reasons I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the whole you can tell she’s a strong female character because she spends all of her time rolling her eyes and threatening to punch the boys (as seen in The Maze Runner, for example) is that as a teenager I basically was that character. I spent ...

[Convention] FenCon Schedule 2

A bit over a week until FenCon! Here’s where to find me: Fandom after Dark (M): Friday 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Live Oak With the increasingly mainstream nature of genre entertainment and the internet savvy of children, gone are the days when graphic fanfics can only be seen in obscure zines. With adult fan ...

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 ...

The one truly creepy thing in Ghostbusters 10

Happy 30th birthday, Ghostbusters! I saw the 30th anniversary rerelease of Ghostbusters last week and man, that movie is still freaking gold. It’s hilarious. Catch your chance to see it on the big screen while you can. I’d even go so far as to call Ghostbusters one of the formative movies of my life. It’s had a very definite effect ...

Writing Utopia isn’t impossible, maybe we’re just lazy. 2

I keep complaining that I’ve got serious dystopia fatigue. All the big popular properties right now—particularly in film—tend to be set in dystopias. I’m still intensely upset that Star Trek, which arguably had utopian elements in it, has been rebooted as more of a dystopia. You know. Assuming you could pull a coherent plot out of ...