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Your Money’s No Good Here

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I’m not a teenager. Therefore, I’m not the kind of fan who will scour the internets for every piece of information about an entertainer’s life. But now I realise that if I had done so, I may have saved myself a lot of money and heartache. In 2008 I discovered …

Boldly Go

“I don’t have religion, I have Star Trek.” I grew up watching The Next Generation, admiring Captain Picard and everything the Federation stands for. I have to believe that one day humanity will leave greed behind. That we will work not for the acquisition of wealth but for the betterment …

Fuck your Alphabets

Here’s the thing. I’ve seen this trend lately, where LGBT has become LGBTQ or LGBTI or LGBTWTFBBQOMG and even fucking QUILTBAG. Seriously? This is seriously what we’re doing? Here’s what I see: an attempt at inclusiveness that falls short. We’re still a bunch of letters thrown together. Letters that can …

A Thing of Brilliance, from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

NaNoWhatsIt

November is that time of year when people, still recovering from their sugar comas, undertake a thing known as National Novel Writing Month. I did this once, in 2008, and got a good head start on a novel that I’m still toying with. But it was only because at the …

Wow, his version of feminism is AWESOME!

I Love Women

As a fiction author, occupying various different minds is part of daily life. On any given day I become a werewolf, a teenager, a goddess, a warrior, or a wizard. I’ve never been a wizard, but I have the advantage of not being unique in that limitation. How many wizards …

Generation WTF

Random Fact About Me: The three most influential TV shows of my formative years were The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000. To this day, I don’t trust the government about aliens, I believe humanity can outgrow bigotry and greed and unite for the common …

I can read!

Lately I’ve been caught up in the same rage as a lot of my friends and acquaintances, regarding the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2012 which has been making the rounds in the US Congress. Even Wil Wheaton has been weighing in in his own fashion. The word …

The Hell You’re In vs. The Hell You Fear

In writing my Young Adult novel, Terra Paradox, I have reached into my own past, trying to uncover what little I do remember of being young. It hasn’t been an easy process, as much of my past remains a mystery even to me. But there is one thing that I’m …

Re: Evil

Between my last update and getting back to work on my YA novella, I began to think about evil. As a general rule, genre fiction is driven by the need to overcome an antagonist. The nature of evil has been explored ad nauseam. As a writer, I tend to lean …

So, I have a blog

Even though I seem to have forgotten that fact. Instead of trying to compose some eloquent prose this time, I’m voting for expediency in getting you caught up to speed. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of this summer’s memorable and noteworthy events, minus whatever I end up …

Dead Lesbian Blues

It’s been a persistent fact in fiction that homosexual or gender-variant characters have tragic endings. Long have we bemoaned this trend, where a gay person will find happiness only to meet their doom at the hands of a murderer or the plague. Has rage become a knee-jerk reaction by now, …

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