DS9 Rewatch: Season 2, Episode 26

Only time for one episode tonight, which is the father-son (and uncle-nephew) camping trip disaster that is The Jem’Hadar. Honestly, this is what Sisko gets for not letting Jake just enjoy his plants in peace. But he sees it as a chance to take Jake on a camping trip that can double as a science project… ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 2, Episode 24-25 2

I’ve been meaning to get back to my Star Trek rewatches… the ultimate goal is to finish DS9 and finally watch Voyager, which I saw very little of when I saw it air. So let’s get back on the wagon! It’s a rough start after a long pause, because we’re deep into Bajoran politics and religion with The ...

MileHiCon Schedule

Another con gone virtual this year–we’re making the best of it! I have 2 panels on Friday and will be part of a reading on Sunday. If you’re interested in attending MileHiCon, the virtual con is $15 anyone 12 and older, and free for anyone younger. Disposable Characters (10/23 1000-1100): Women in refrigerators and lesbians ...

Quiz: Protoss or IKEA Furniture

So you may or may not know, but I wrote a novelette for the 10th anniversary of StarCraft II: One People, One Purpose I am super duper proud of this story! And in celebration of that, I started an EXTREMELY SILLY Twitter quiz. I will recreate the quiz below, and then put the answer key under ...

Slush v Solicitations: Just tell us where we stand 4

Last updated: 8/4/20 I’ve recently written a couple of real salty twitter threads about the issue of short story venues–I mostly mean magazines, but anthologies can count, too–and their complete lack of transparency regarding just how much of their content they actually take from the slush pile versus how much is solicited. A little background ...

CoNZealand Schedule

It’ll soon be time for CoNZealand! Come hang out with me in Zoom! Reading: Alex Acks NZ Time: 30 Jul 2020, Thursday 11:00 – 11:25, Reading Room 2 Mountain Time: 29 July, Wednesday 17:00 – 17:25 My Favourite Board Game NZ Time: 30 Jul 2020, Thursday 14:00 – 14:50, Programme Room 5 Mountain Time: 29 ...

Open Letter to Westminster City Council Re: Statement on SB 20-217

This letter was emailed to all members of the Westminster, Colorado City Council on 7/10/2020.   Dear City Council: I am a twenty year resident of Westminster and am generally very proud of this city. However, I must express my extreme disappoint in the statement that the city council put out regarding SB 20-217, found ...

Hamilton on streaming 5

I never thought I’d actually get to see Hamilton. Going to New York to see a super expensive show was not something that was going to happen while I was working as a field tech and desperately doing work for hire writing to make up the deficit in my bills. And by the time I got ...

I’m bad at reading long novels, except recently 2

Recently, I’ve actually managed to finish three novels that I’d consider fairly long: The Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone (480 pages, which doesn’t seem that long… except it’s a trade paperback) Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton (just shy of 600 pages as a hardback) It by Stephen King (eleventy-billion pages long, capable of killing a ...

Destiny Lore Wishlist 1

Well, since I apparently had success back in 2018 when I spoke my Saint-14 conspiracy theories out into the universe, here’s some other things I’ve been thinking about and going on at length at my friends about, particularly when I’ve had something to drink. And since I was recently reminded that this is my blog ...