Let this be my act of defiance. 12

Let me start with a geology story. I promise, there’s a point to this. When I was a geologist at the research company, I had a core come in. There was a ten foot section of it that I didn’t know how to describe. It was fine-grained, filled with burrows. So far so good. But ...

[Movie] Vice 1

I made it my goal to watch and review one new movie per week, so I wouldn’t have a recurrence of the complete lack of any content I had in September and October. Of course, little did I know that my first weekend post-goal setting would be November 4 & 5, which offered up a ...

(Personal) Wish List

My birthday is coming up, as is Christmas. As usual, putting this here for ease of reference for people close enough to me to want to throw a gift tied to a brick through my window. Everyone else, carry on, nothing to see here. In order of how desperately I need the thing: 2.5″ metal ...

[Movie] The Magnificant Seven (2016)

I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am that I’m only just now going to tell you how fucking amazing the new The Magnificent Seven movie is. Because it is fucking amazing. If it’s still showing in your area, you should go see it while you still can. Though I will add one ...

Has it really been almost a month? 3

I look away for five minutes, and suddenly it’s been almost a month since I posted anything in my blog. Well, hi guys. I’m still alive. To be honest, I can’t say I’m having that much fun with it, though. Basically, I’m deep in the pit of home renovation hell. Every time I walk into ...

Falling Out of Love With EPH 19

In 2015, I was pretty clearly on the EPH train. I sure did vote for its passage. And now it’s 2016, and I’m tweeting out stuff like this: EPH passes. I have a bad feeling about this. — Rachael Acks (@katsudonburi) August 21, 2016 So yeah, I am not surprised that got some confused reactions. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #3 Summary 4

Greetings from the McDonald’s in Russell, Kansas. Writing a summary whilst eating chicken mcnuggets. As you do. Today was the final business meeting, which was one hell of a ride. You can get granular detail of The Amazing Adventures of the Committee of the Whole from the liveblog. NOTE: I will be referring to all amendments ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #3 Liveblog 15

WE ARE LIVE. Liveblog will begin shortly. As usual, apologies in advance for missing/misspelled names. I will do my best to keep up! And we have tea and coffee thanks to generous donation of lots of people. YAAAAAAAY. 1009: Business meeting is in order. 1009: Starting with Three Stage Voting and the committee report to amend. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #2 Summary

I am so very sorry that this is so late. It has been one hell of a day today and I only just got time to sit down and write this summary. Tomorrow might be a late as well depending on how things work out. Anyway, here is the summary of today’s liveblog. NOTE: I will ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #2 Liveblog 3

AND WE ARE LIVE. I have tea. You can all stop worrying about me now. Same rules as usual apply. I am sorry in advance if I misspell or don’t catch a name. Newer stuff at the bottom, I’ll update about every five-ish minutes. 1002: The business meeting will be in order! Many thanks and ...