Go Read My Story 2

They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain is now available online at Lightspeed. (You should subscribe to Lightspeed anyway, you know, even though you can read the story for free now.) You should go read it, because it’s quite literally the best thing I’ve written to date and is incredibly important to me as ...

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK 3

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet: I HAVE A STORY IN LIGHTSPEED AW YEAH HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. MY HEART CANNOT HANDLE THIS. Anyway. Whew. Deep breaths. Yes. The Tell Me There Will Be No Pain is in December’s issue ...

[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 ...

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 ...

[Movie] Transformers 4: Fuck This Movie 12

I’ve been trying all day to come up with a funny way to write about how transcendently angry this movie made me. Something hopefully a bit more highbrow than the entire concept of “rage pee.” And then I realized I can’t do it, and it was going to stop me from meeting my obligation to you lovely ...

Give money to charity, make Rachael suffer through Transformers 4! 3

All right. You bastards tried to take me down four months ago, and I came up swinging. But I sense a new challenger on the horizon. Something far stronger than the combined might of iffy geology and Kiefer Sutherland in a toga twirling his non-existent mustache. Something that involves a lot of T&A and even ...

Pompeii: Deadly Weaksauce Eruption Destroys City 2

Well, I did it, you bastards. I saw Pompeii. Sorry that it took me 24 hours to get my write-up done, things were kind of busy today. So this is the thing. I went into this movie expecting to be incredibly annoyed by the geology. But actually, the geology wasn’t that bad. There were volcanic bombs ...

Give money to charity, make Rachael suffer. 5

Give money to charity, make Rachael suffer.
So, I keep seeing trailers for this: And it makes me:   So here is your golden opportunity to do good in the world AND make Rachael suffer horribly. PROGRESS TOWARD EARLIER ULTIMATE SUFFERING: $120/200 PROGRESS TOWARD ULTIMATE SUFFERING: $100/100 STAGE COMPLETE I’M SEEING THE STINKIN’ MOVIE IF you all collectively donate at least $100 across ...

Lighting a candle instead of cursing the disturbing internet circlejerk of hate–the conclusion

Lighting a candle instead of cursing the disturbing internet circlejerk of hate--the conclusion
Okay, so remember back in February when I said I’d join in Scalzi’s awesome idea and donate $1 per time Theodore Beale got his creepy internet hateboner wank on? THE DEBT HAS COME DUE. I pledged $1 per time, so that will total $154! I chose to give the full amount to RAINN. And done. ...

Just a Little Follow Through

Just a Little Follow Through
Just for the record, on September 5, I said a thing on Twitter: And now it’s September 15, the day the magical royalties elves at Musa Publishing send me the money I’ve earned with my steampunk adventuring over the last month. Easy as that. Do what you say you’ll do. I really wish the royalties ...