It’s February and romance is in the air! For writers, though, the prospect of romance all too often leads to that most tricksy of tasks: penning the dreaded sex scene. Sure, there are writers who have made smutty stories into a craft all their own. They have my respect and my undying envy, because, for the rest of us, we’re all too often left squirming in our chairs, tasked with adding a titillating bit of spice to our tales of action, sci-fi, or fantasy. I was lucky enough to cut my teeth in the supportive bosom of fandom, where there’s a place for everything, fromRead More →

A guy came into my work the other day and told me he was going to go home and play Breath of the Wild. (I mean, we were talking and I asked about his plans for the night, he didn’t come in just to tell me.) But when I heard this, I confessed I hadn’t played video games in a while. I mean, I have a first-gen PS3 as my home console. Also a Mac desktop I’m pretty sure we had before I started university. Basically, my gaming options are a bit limited. Add to that a crammed schedule and limited funds, I’m a bitRead More →

Here are a few things you may have missed over the last few weeks! Podcasts From Regina McMenomy: Game on Girl on the Go Episode 4 – Mastery Gamer Type Episode 5 – Do the Gamer Types Get Along? From Engaged Family Gaming: The EFG Daily Commute My Early Thoughts about Magic: The Gathering Arena Advice for Content Creators: Stop Thinking. Early #KingdomHearts3 Impressions! Snow Day Stories and My Thoughts on Our Digital Future. Anthem and Apex Legendary: Two very different T-rated shooters Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch (iOS and Android, too!) We need to teach our children to listen. A Special Episode:Read More →

arya stark faceless men house of black and white

Each of the remaining major characters in Game of Thrones has a pivotal scene that has changed them from who they were at the beginning of the show to who they are leading into the final season. This scene for Arya Stark comes in episode 8 of season 6. The Lead Up Arya has no problems pretending to be someone else. Starting with season 2 she takes on the identity of an orphan boy traveling with the Night’s Watch. Once she’s taken to Harrenhal, she pretends a to be random girl while serving as Tywin Lannister’s cup bearer. While at Harrenhal she has more interactionRead More →

writing resources

The gang here at TGE covers a wide range of topics, but we share a love of the written word, of storytelling, of all the wild wonders that come with indulging in the wordsmith’s art. While no one can tell you how to write, thanks to the wonder of the Internet, there are countless resources about the craft, best practices for editing and promoting, as well as a wealth of information about any topic you might imagine. While we all have our unique “don’t arrest me, I’m a writer!” browser histories, I’ve put together a list of my own most visited and most useful bookmarks.Read More →

prerelease

I said in my last article that Magic: the Gathering has become a sort of self-care tool for me. Unfortunately, as I also mentioned, I rarely get to play because I’m always busy. So imagine my reaction when I found out that, not only did I have a day off both jobs, but there was a Ravnica Allegiance prerelease event happening near me. One phone call and debit card later, I had registered and chosen my guild. I walk into the store and within a few minutes, the event is starting. Rules get explained, kits distributed, pairings posted. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly: peopleRead More →

There are so many advice columns out there on self care. I’m sure you’ve seen them. But you’ve probably noticed that most of them are directed to people who are… not you. They never seem to focus on the nerds and geeks out there who’d rather swing a sword around than move the D&D table to make room for a yoga mat. Or who don’t want to “sit and relax” because 80% of your day is already sitting in front of lines of code. Chances are, some of those self-care tips make you feel more alienated than supported — because gods know you don’t look likeRead More →

indie author

Hello, everyone! Yes, Game on Girl is back! This month I have a great interview with indie author, Trish Heinrich. About Trish Trish is an indie author I had the pleasure of being on a panel with at last year’s GeekGirlCon. During our Geeky Moms panel, it was clear that Trish was articulate, engaging, and thoughtful person. I had no idea she was also a “WoW Head” and a serious gamer. We had a great conversation talking about her evolution into being a superhero writer. We also talked about our love of all things Wonder Woman and an aversion we both have to reading comicRead More →

Here are a few things you may have missed over the last few weeks! Podcasts From Regina McMenomy: Game on Girl on the Go Episode 3 – Role Player Gamer Type From Engaged Family Gaming: The EFG Daily Commute Episode 34: The EFG Video Games of the Year 2018!  Our most anticipated video games of 2019!  My Second Switch Experience The New Childhood – Early Impressions of be new book my Dr. Jordan Shapiro Where are all the #Nintendo Sports games?  I Turned My Life Into a Game (And Learned some Things)  EA and Their Troubled History with Star Wars  From Nicole Tanner: Geeky Thrones Girl EpisodeRead More →