For a moment I had fifty legs 1

Imagine this: Thundering down the pavement at 26 miles per hour, rattling over bumps and potholes, hands going numb. It’s night, red and white lights flashing everywhere. There are people in front of you, behind you. You’re a freight train. You’re unstoppable. The wind is so loud in your ears you can barely hear your ...

Ohmygod Shoes 3

Ohmygod Shoes
Which is to say hello everyone, I actually am still alive. I’m just kind of having a rough time getting adjusted to that having a real job thing and figuring out when I can do non-job stuff like writing and blogging and exercising. I’ve given exercise a priority for now (since I’m feeling awesome) and ...

The Following: murderers in love are never awkward. 2

Well, I’ve let this show build up in my Hulu queue, and I seem to have run out of Bones, Castle, Supernatural, Law and Order: SVU, and even Project Runway reruns. Guess it’s time to clear it out. (I will note, however, I’m still watching this before Grimm. So, Grimm, you should think long and hard about what you’ve been doing with ...

Wishing I was there. 2

This has been an exciting few days for me. First of all, this happened (I’ll post more about that on Monday but omg bweeeeeee). And then I’ve been keeping an eye on the amazing British Film Documentary ladies, who are currently in London and having fabulous adventures. The project is something I’m incredibly enthused about ...

I’m number one! (in the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll!!!) 5

I'm number one! (in the Strange Horizons Readers' Poll!!!)
Strange Horizons published the results of their Reader’s Poll this morning and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Comes the Huntsman is first place for short story! Thank you everyone who voted for me! Thank you so much! Comes the Huntsman is a story that’s still incredibly special to me (and not incidentally the story I wrote in 2012 for Tom ...

The fictional creepy old white guy should fire his slogan writer. 3

So apparently the high-quality commentary you’ve come to expect from this blog has been replaced by me just posting trailers for terrible films. No really. That’s hilarious. The dystopian straw man political party have the worst slogan I have encountered. “When WE provide for every need, YOU are fully developed.” It does not exactly roll off the tongue. ...

This? Also begging to be liveblogged.

  DARK ENERGY, PEOPLE. However, I elect someone who isn’t me to liveblog it. Someone who has cable. Someone who is a physicist. Because it’s funny when physicists cry.

Liveblog: Ring of Fire, Part 2 5

All right, I’m coming back for more. Same rules as usual, I’ll be updating the liveblog every five minutes or so. Unfortunately if you want to play at home, I can’t help you at the moment. I’m watching part two on the DVR. I know you’re terribly sad to be missing this. WHEN LAST WE ...

How much are you worth? 3

The question is more literally “How much is your writing worth?” but since art is in effect a piece of you that you have offered for the consumption of others, I think it’s a fair question. In the last day, there’s been a minor blow-up about Random House’s new Hydra imprint. Simply put, the contract ...

Slaying the thesis dragon 3

I DEFENDED! WOOOOOOOO! TIME FOR BEER AND PIZZA! Thank you to everyone who came – Isaac, Aya, John, Oliver, and my mom. Thank you to my committee – Dr. Budd, Dr. Eberle, and Dr. Kraus. Thank you to my mommy for making cookies (while I stood by anxiously by and asked if she was sure ...