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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Hello, friends- by now we’ve all tried to process the passing of Leonard Nimoy, whose last tweet will surely go on record as one of the best of famous last words. There are some cultural icons whose death feels like a real marker of mortality and change and some hit …

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Girls on Games Interview

I was recently interviewed by Girls On Games and, as far as I can tell, did not make a complete ass of myself. @Brianna_Melina was an utterly delightful interviewer and did a great job of not making me feel naked in front of the camera (I’m not wearing any pants)

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Getting Groped – Gender Bias and Genderbending

Last week I talked about my experiences going to conventions in less than conventional dress, but I left the account of my being fondled brief as I thought it deserved its own discussion. This is that discussion, and it comes with what is becomming a distressingly boilerplate trigger warning. One …

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My Year as Slave Leo

Almost a year ago, I put up a post about my genderbent Slave Leia costume. I talked a lot about why I decided to create it and my insecurities around exposing myself on the internet. It got a little more attention than I expected, and when I was finished hiding …

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Photo: Ange Clafield and Julia Hall
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Slave Leo

This year, for con season, I’m dressing as Slave Leia… sort of. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that, over a year ago, I wrote a post somewhat condemning the wearing of the Slave Leia costume. And though I’ve revised my stance, it would seem somewhat hypocritical of me to …

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