[Convention] FenCon Schedule

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.

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 ...

More divorce thoughts 10

More divorce thoughts
Now that the cat is out of the bag, there are some more kind of nitty-gritty things about divorce that I want to talk about, because I think they’re dumb or annoying or just kind of funny. It’s okay that we’re okay. While we were going through the whole process, we kept having these weird ...

This is about failure. This is about divorce. 6

I tend to be very careful, out here on the internet, about when and how I speak about my personal life. Ridiculous bitching about my period? Sure, why not. Navel-gazing about weight and body image? Sure. But all of those things are about me. When it comes to the people in my life and how ...

Ridley Scott explains nothing, actually 5

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 ...

[Movie] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: could have been worse 4

[Movie] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: could have been worse
Well, you did it, so I did it, so here we are. Charity gets $300 and you get to make me suffer for a little over an hour and a half. There was unfortunately no drinking accomplished during this movie, but that was because I had two tablets of vicodin on board to help defeat ...

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 ...

Adventures in Anesthesia 2

I had surgery again today. Yay me. To get a bone spur shaved off of my left big toe and get the joint cleaned up. (Old kung fu injury, blah blah.) I’m looking forward to being able to run again once I’m done with the PT. Though for now I’m sitting on the couch, wishing ...