Fiction

A Few (well, 90+) of my Favorite Books

Hello, I would like to talk about books! pic.twitter.com/BQiDHmhtUS — Emily 💖💜💙🚀 (@seelix) June 5, 2017 It doesn’t take much to convince me to talk about books, so I figured I would jump in to the “one like = one favorite book” meme going around Twitter. I figured I’d get …

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CosplayCraftingGeekeryScience Fiction

Making a Replica Discovery Combadge

I was pretty whiny about the costumes in Star Trek: Discovery last week. There is a part of the uniform that I didn’t talk about at all, though: the combadge. The original series didn’t have combadges, but crests that showed their department on the ship: command, operations or science. The …

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CosplayGeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Discovery – Throwing Down the Gauntlet to Cosplayers

The costumes in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series are as baffling as they are beautiful. I imagine the artistic director found out that people liked to make replica star trek costumes and took it as a challenge. “We’ll not be having that,” they said. “We’ll have no pajama shirts or polyester jumpsuits …

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Jose Luis Hernandez Mendoza discussing his theories and work with Frank Lloyd Wright at his suite in the Hotel del Prado, Mexico.
DesignEvents

150 Years of Doing It Wright

Were humans significantly longer-lived than we currently are, today we would be celebrating the 150th birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Unfortunately (or perhaps not, this particular human was problematic AF), today’s commemorative celebrations must go on without the man himself. If you’re looking to celebrate the architecture, design, …

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GeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Optimism

Star Trek: Discovery, set to be released this fall, has entered the wild speculation stage of production. There’s a trailer that tells us just enough for denizens of the internet to get angry about. There are a lot of women and not a lot of white folks, and there are some …

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FictionWriting

Harry Potter and the Unexpected Obsession

A while ago, I wrote about some of the aspects of the Harry Potter that I took issue with and how I accidentally wrote a novel in an attempt to make a Harry Potter story without so much abuse and poor teaching. Well, I’ve just released a second novel set in the Harry Potter …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Melania’s Photos, Smith Corona Animation, Jolly Good Sheds, The Chick and the Dead, Twin Peaks Fans and More!

Good day, my lovelies! It’s been a non-stop year this past week. Time for some fun, frolic, self-indulgence and peace. Let’s enjoy… Kate Imbach tweeted: “Melania posted 470 pics to Twitter btw 2013 – 2015. I examined them all and figured out why she’s still in New York.” This is …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Weiwei Writes, Selfie Emoji, Thigh-High Politics, UnReal Estate, History of the World and More!

Happy weekend, my lovelies- The globe still spins and despite the efforts of dark forces, life is indeed still beautiful. Let’s check in on a little bit of wonder. Shall we? … In the NYT: Renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei on How Censorship Works. British scientist, inventor and noted …

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