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3 Truths About Trumpism

Greetings from the Resistance! This week I found a video on twitter via Parker Molloy. It is expertly done in every way: script, illustration and voice. Its message is powerful and it is definitely something to share. 3 Truths About Trumpism The film was written by Ananya Roy and illustrated …

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Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra

I didn’t really realize how much I wanted a brunette princess from Disney until they released Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Hey, yes, a Disney movie featuring a girl with brown hair like me? AND she’s a huge reader? AND she snarks away Gaston like she’s swatting a fly? Excellent, …

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Here comes the General, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher has meant different things to me over the years. When I was 13, and lying in a hospital bed in my parents’ living room, recovering from a massive surgery to my hips, she was kicking ass and shooting baddies. She was a diplomat and a Princess. She had …

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Science Avatars

Last week on Twitter, I put feelers out asking if anyone would be interested if I did a sale on custom avatars. Little caricature type drawings for US $20. I wanted to earn some extra cash to maybe buy some new salamanders (as is my wont, don’t judge) and maybe …

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STEAM Power

I read an intersting post on the power and necessity of writing during times like we are now seeing, when the freedom of the press, democracy and the civil liberties of the people are being threatened. The article is called, IN DEFENSE OF LINGUISTIC INFRASTRUCTURE by Summer Brennan. Give it …

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Science is Not the Enemy

For reasons, partially religious, partially ignorant, partially intentially denialist, the conservative Republican government set on taking over my country is very anti-science. Climate change is being framed as a hoax. The new head of the department of education wants to teach the Bible as fact in the classroom. Coal and …

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Rotten underneath

Welp, this month in US politics has been a nightmare, and among the ways I’m dealing with the stress is via architectural metaphor. I know, I know, it IS the most obvious method of self-expression for someone who isn’t an architect. So! Here’s a thing I made! This was a …

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In Defense of Fanfiction – A Convert’s Tale

Fanfiction has a pretty bad reputation. Part of it is earned, but a lot of it is just because it sits pretty far down the list on Maslow’s hierarchy of nerds. Nerds have a pervasive inferiority complex so we spend a lot of time distinguishing ourselves from our perceived lessers …

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