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Writers’ Perspectives: Dealing With Writers’ Block

Writing is one of the most rewarding things in my life. I absolutely love it. It has fulfilled me in ways I can’t even express. So, honestly, you’d think that I’d spend less time actively avoiding it. Writers' Block: Everyone Has it. Everyone Hates it. We've all been there. We've all told ourselves we need… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: Dealing With Writers’ Block

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Reading and Reflections: The Intellectual Pursuits We’ve Left Behind

Today I forgot my phone at home. So I read the one book that I happened to have with me. Fahrenheit 451. I read the entire thing in a day. Visited old reflections on passages I haven't thought about in years. And I remembered. The Things It Brought Back I remembered that there once was… Continue reading Reading and Reflections: The Intellectual Pursuits We’ve Left Behind

Game Culture, Game Industry, Gamers, Play, Video Games

Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. And while I'm pretty sure that NO ONE actually considers Electronic Arts their favorite thing, we need to discuss it anyway. Because EA is worse than being your favorite sucky thing. EA actually… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. The Nightmare Before Christmas has steadily moved its way out of Halloween/Christmas “cult classic” status and into an annual Halloween/Christmas tradition for millions of people. But when you really look at the film… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Geek, Art, Movies, Game Culture, TV, Gamers, Role Playing Games, Video Games

Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

It's that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it's a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won't stop talking about... something (you're not sure what), or one of… Continue reading Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

Geek, Community

Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Thanksgiving

Hey, Geeks! Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. It's Thanksgiving! Which is one of those things that everyone claims to love-- until they're actually at the table and realize that this is a variation of Hell that we subject ourselves to… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Thanksgiving

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Hocus Pocus

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. It's Halloween, and I bet at least 70% of you reading this have already watched Hocus Pocus at least once this season, and that it's one of those things you do every year. While everyone else… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Hocus Pocus

Write, Feminism, Gender

Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

Hey, Geeks. I’m glad you’re here. I know that I’ve been poking fun at other people’s creations over the last several weeks, but I want to take a break from that. Let’s dive into my favorite Geekdom: Writing. As some of you know, my debut novel came out a year ago this month. It has… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Supernatural

Hey, Geeks! Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. The new season of Supernatural premieres today and way, WAY too many of you are excited about that. Let's talk about where you went wrong. Complacency is No One's Friend Supernatural started off with a pretty… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Supernatural