Want to make me watch San Andreas?

A lot of people have been asking me about this one. Come on, it can’t be that bad, can it? AHAHAHAHAHAHA ha ha ha haaaaa Well. Uh. I like the Rock? And the geologist isn’t wearing a white labcoat? And watching the Rayleigh wave go through LA is… kind of cool, even if it’s moving ...

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now
Potentially some mild spoilers.

Why Age of Ultron made Black Widow my favorite Avenger 4

This post is going to contain spoilers for Age of Ultron. Be warned.

The Hugo Nomination Problem or, I Am a Bad Reader 17

[ETA 5/3/15: It seems I was unclear that by a recommended reading list, I mean a large list with things added throughout the year that I can then winnow down myself. Not a short slate of nominees sized specifically to fill or partially fill categories. I have updated the post to reflect my position more accurately.] I’ve been meaning ...

The United States of Rachael Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists 6

So this year’s Hugos is basically the same story as last year, but more so. Apparently we have not only the Sad Puppies, we have Rapid Puppies courtesy of that corpulent pustule on the anus of humanity, Vox Day. And I’ve heard mentions of Gamergate? Haven’t been able to easily locate the truth, don’t actually ...

If you don’t like Furious 7, you are wrong 1

So the first thing you should know is that I’ve never actually seen a Fast and Furious film until this Saturday, when my friend Robin invited me out to see it because she knew (due to another friend of ours) that I have this positively unhealthy thing about Jason Statham, or rather, the way Jason ...

Recipe: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Mostly putting this down here so I have the recipe for myself. I put it in the Musa Publishing blog once, but since Musa has shut down I don’t expect that blog to hang around forever. So, from me to you, one of the few things I make that could properly be considered a specialty: ...

Toot toot, here comes the book nostalgia train 7

Sunil was talking about his childhood love of the Babysitters Club books on Twitter earlier and that me thinking. I wasn’t actually a fan of BSC despite being in its perfect target demographic. I think I remember even knowing other girls my age that loved those books, but I… didn’t get in to them. Possibly ...

Bakery Elf Adventures

Bakery Elf Adventures
A while ago I wrote a little story about those mysterious beings known to the unfortunates who encounter them as bakery elves. This is because I have a friend who has, unwittingly, risen to the bready height of their rank. Since then, I’ve written a couple of sketches about Jester’s adventures as a unproven bakery ...

Last Chance to Get Captain Ramos (for now) 3

Sad news that I should have been clear about sooner: Musa Publishing, the small publisher that took on my steampunk mystery series, is closing down. Which means that my novellas will no longer be available. The good news is, that’s only for now. I’ve got plans on the horizon for the triumphant return and continuation of ...