She was warned. She was given an explanation. She was non-compliant.
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She Was Warned

She was warned. She was non-compliant. Nevertheless, she persisted. I made a thing! So, I’d (finally) read Bitch Planet, and loved it even more than everything I’d heard would indicate. Is it weird? Yes. Is it over-the-top? Yes. Is it hopefully going to remain satirical? I HOPE THE FSCK SO. For …

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GeekeryScience

Power-Armor Punch-Up

Everyone loves a good power-armored dust-up. There is something deeply satisfying about watching a billionaire in an indestructible suit punch their way to victory. As I watch Iron Man and Batman do battle with bombs, gods, and motor vehicles, though, I can’t help but wonder about their long-term health. Even …

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Life Signs Detected

I love good sci-fi. Hell, I love bad sci-fi, but sometimes I make the mistake of thinking too much about it and then I start to get grouchy. Today I’m grouchy about detecting life. In almost any space-faring sci-fi story, there is a moment when someone pushes a button, looks …

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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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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: 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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Mad Quickies: Rosa Parks House, Dronestagram, Smiling Assassins, Flight Lapse, Frog Lapse and More!

Good day, my friends! We made it through another week of political anxiety punctuated by spikes of sheer terror. It’s time for some beauty, wonder and lovely human accomplishments. Shall we? … Rosa Parks’ house was saved from demolition by Ryan Mendoza, an American artist in Berlin. I mentioned this …

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