Finish-It November

For twelve years -- from age 12 to age 24, so the majority of my life -- I participated in and 'won' National Novel Writing Month. But while I love NaNo, it didn't really seem that helpful to me this year. So I concocted something different for myself: Finish-It November, where I finish one thing … Continue reading Finish-It November

Thinking Way Too Hard About Space Cannibalism

https://twitter.com/ZachWeiner/status/1284970986744446977 This tweet manages to tap into two things I am weirdly interested in: space (thanks to my last job and my current writing project) and cannibalism (thanks to who I am as a person; sorry mom). I have Opinions. Opinions about the premise, about butchering a human in space, about space law, about cooking … Continue reading Thinking Way Too Hard About Space Cannibalism

It’s fine, you’re still a feminist if you criticize Goop

I've lately been trying to gather my thoughts on a Goop-driven phenomenon. I'm not putting this all on Gweneth Paltrow -- Goop Lab is just the most recent and high-profile instance of pseudoscience directed at women flourishing under the "natural" label. It's not the pseudoscience that really gets me going. Plenty of people are calling GP's bluff, along with those of hundreds of other … Continue reading It’s fine, you’re still a feminist if you criticize Goop

my new favorite trope is Grumpy Fighter Grows Feelings and I’m here to talk about it

It was coincidence that I stumbled upon this trope, I think. By some strange occurrence I read Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and immediately followed it up with Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries. Then The Mandalorian came out, so I watched that because when I was little I really only cared about bounty hunters. Also, Baby Yoda. … Continue reading my new favorite trope is Grumpy Fighter Grows Feelings and I’m here to talk about it

There Aren’t Too Many Podcasts, You’re Just Bad At Managing Your Media

Oh, we’re at podcast overload, apparently. There are so many! Too many! And the people making the podcasts are all the same -- rich, liberal public radio folks who just keep making the same show in different skins. (Or they’re conservative-lite white dudes who interview other conservative-lite white dudes. It depends on who you ask, … Continue reading There Aren’t Too Many Podcasts, You’re Just Bad At Managing Your Media