So, I’m re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and I was struck by how very evocative her use of language is. Even in just the early chapters of the book, you get a sense that this is not the way it was, this is new, and even the women who supported it did not… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #405 – What Kind of Writing Strikes a Chord in You?
So, the last two weeks have been a little heavy concerning content around here. So I thought I’d lighten things up by talking about esthetics. (Yes, I know, we Americans spell it wrong. I usually spell it ‘right’ but my spellcheck hates that.) Ya’ll do know what esthetics are, yeah? It’s essentially a fancy way… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #404 – Nerd Esthetics
Here you go! Author Filamena Young interviewed me as part of her celebration of her latest book release, Dead Machines. You can read it here.
(I was out of range of the internet when these originally posted at the patreon. I apologize for the delay.) Ok, so we’ve talked about what GMs do and what triggered players do, but what about the other players? Being around someone who has been triggered can be very upsetting, particularly if you’re the one… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #403 – Emotional Safety in Gaming – Part 4: Tips for other Players
(I was out of internet-range when this originally posted. My apologies for the delay.) So far I’ve spoken mostly to what GMs should do to deal with a triggered player. However, what if you’re the triggered player, or if you as the GM get triggered. Some people feel as the GM that you may have… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #402 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part 3 – Tools for the Triggered
This is where I talk about tools other than the quick description of the pre-game talk and “Boundaries and Limits.” We’ll see how many posts it takes to cover these. I’m going to start with the X-card, created by John Stavropoulos, first. The X-card is a literal or metaphorical card that any player, including the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #401 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Tools Part 2b
Ok, so the other day I was going through my emails and got one from Papersource, talking about customizable journals. So I bopped on over to the website, and lo and behold there they were. Different covers that you could have things added to for personalization. And because we all know geek girls are… Read More Geek Girls Rule Giveaway!!!!