“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”—Malcolm S. Forbes. Once upon a time, the Geek Husband What Rules and I worked in a dance club. He was head of security and occasional DJ. I was a bouncer, a barback and a bartender.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #409 – Trying to Hold People Accountable
The “Handmaid’s Tale, Bitch Planet and the Politics of Women’s Bodies” panel went great. I just, after it was over I thought of so much more I wanted to say. The Blue Rose demos went great!!! I had one player in the first come back for the second, and converted someone to role-playing as their… Read More Geek Girl Con was great!!!!
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?
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.
The other day on twitter, I think, one of my friends mentioned that he had just gotten a copy of Q: the Flying Serpent. I mentioned offhand that movie was one I had always wanted to see, but for some reason my folks refused to let me rent it. Once he ripped it, he dropped… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #396 – Something I’ve Wanted to Watch for Years
Ok, all I have to say about this one is “Wow.” Parable of the Sower, published by Octavia Butler in 1993 is startlingly prescient about the state of United States, and where those of us with a modicum of forward thinking can see it steadily sinking unless the brakes are put on really fucking quickly.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #392 – Review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Recently I talked about books that kept me alive in my turbulent teen years. Books that let me know I wasn’t alone, that gave me the strength to go on. But what about books you had access to real young that helped to make you who you are at a very fundamental level? I want… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #391 – Formative Books