[Movie] 4 movies I saw on the plane 2

I’m back from the UK. This means I’m unfortunately in Houston again. The less said in regards to how I feel about that situation, the better. (It’s been nice to see my friends at work, though! And do some geology! So that’s positive.) Anyway, quick comments on the four movies I saw on the flights ...

[Conventions] A Modest Proposal for Feminism Panels

[Conventions] A Modest Proposal for Feminism Panels
Proposal: From now on, there will be one token male panelist on all feminist panels. At the beginning, as every panelist is introducing themselves, he says: “Hello, my name is _____ and I do ______. I’m a feminist. And in the interest of presenting an example as a good ally, I will now do what ...

[Ask the Dapper Sir] Is it okay to share my stories online? 2

Say I have a couple of short stories ready. Is it best not to share it on a personal writing blog until it’s published, if ever, or does it not matter? It actually matters a lot. There are basically two categories of submissions for magazines: originals and reprints. An original is a story that has never been published anywhere ...

I’m in London! And current rejection stats. 3

The two are not related. Just I’ve been talking to a few writers who are even newer to this than me and I wanted to give some perspective on the short story submission thing. I’ve now had 20 sales, not counting reprints. Out of 20 short story sales: Average number of rejections per sale: 6.85 ...

[Movie] Guardians of the Galaxy 4

[Movie] Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy is wonderful fun because it has no pretensions about being anything other than goofy, pulpy space opera. It’s unabashedly weird, colorful, and cheeky. And it’s one of those rarest of all animals, a movie where the trailer tells you exactly what you’re going to get: So yes, if you looked at that ...

Vurping my way through the 50 Shades of Grey trailer 2

0014: Creepy piano music starts. We see frumpy lady in the elevator, startling as the elevator goes ding. Wanna bet that by the end of the trailer she will look supersexyhotinatotallyconventionalway because creepy dude semen has magical wardrobe-improving powers? 0014: “At least everyone’s white. I know that sounds kind of weird, but no one should have ...

Want to make me watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 5

You know, the new one, produced by my favorite ever, Michael Bay. Because there is still a part of my childhood that has not been violated. In which all of the turtles look like Shrek. (Why should you want me to watch horrible movies? Well, for one, money goes to charity. For two, you’re sadistic ...

Two storifies, two podcasts for Wednesday 3

Two storifies, two podcasts for Wednesday
I know, there has not been bloggening in forever. July has been and will continue to be totally crazypants as far as scheduling goes. But here, I have some stuff for you! Storifies: During my one long break at DetCon1, I went to the Detroit Institute of the Arts. I only had a bit over three ...

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 ...

Schrodingersexuality 1

So apparently the new Constantine isn’t going to be bisexual or a total fiend for cigarettes, but hey at least they managed to make him blond this time? That’s a brave creative choice there, guys. There is so much about this article that just gets on my pecs that I already ranted about it on ...