Awards Eligibility 2020 4

Since it is that season… again… here is what I’ve done this year. One People, One Purpose – A story written for Blizzard (which still counts as a thing I’ve written!) about the Protoss trying to figure out how to move forward and come together as a people. I’m really proud of this story. (Published ...

[Movie] Happiest Season 7

Just for shits and giggles I watched Happiest Season last night. It’s a gay Christmas romcom that’s available on Hulu. Abby (Kristen Stewart) normally just stays by herself and pet watches over Christmas since her parents died when she was 19, but this year her girlfriend, Harper (Mckenzie Davis) asks her to come home and meet ...

Star Trek Discovery and Unburying the Gays

I’ve really, really, really been enjoying the Star Trek: Discovery season so far. I love how much the focus has moved to the crew trying to find its way in a future so far, the show can functionally do whatever the fuck it wants with world building, so they’re just having fun. The quest to rebuild Star ...

Thoughts on turning 40 3

So I turned 40 yesterday. All my jokes about taking a birthday raincheck for probably two years until I can actually do something celebratory aside, it’s a thing that happened. It’s been 40 years since 1980. Yeah, I know. I think it’s bullshit, too. I’m still absolutely certain the 90s were only like ten years ...

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 1

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 5

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 ...