Voices of the Dead: Terry Pratchett

To me, it’s always a little strange to hear or see recordings of someone who I’ve loved, admired, or been a fan of after they’ve died. In some ways I’m grateful. Preserving the way they talk, and move, and interact … Continue reading

The Carrot is Mightier Than the Sword

((Also posted on my Wattpad.)) The 1st Battalion, Heavy Hop Brigade, known as the Carrot-tops in most circles and Dragontamers in certain circles, stirred restlessly in their ranks. Colonel Brun Auribus rested impassively on his lance, the twitching of his … Continue reading

TV Show One Day at a Time

Last weekend I had a very bad mental health day, spending the day in bed watching Netflix and crying. I was looking for a show to watch, and I’d been hearing good things about this new Netflix Original “One Day … Continue reading

“The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For”

I first read bits of Alison Bechdel’s┬áDykes to Watch Out For┬ástrip online in my late teens. I couldn’t find all of it, especially not the early bits, but I found what was there strangely compelling. It was one of the … Continue reading

The Witch’s Crow

Crows gathered by the hundreds, sitting in the trees, on the roof of the small cottage, scattered among the out-buildings. Shoulder-to-shoulder, they sat silently, watching the human woman digging a hole in her garden. A small bundle wrapped in a … Continue reading

A New Year, A New…well not really much Hope.

Look, it’s not that I’m a pessimist. I am, in fact, an inveterate optimist. But I’m also a historian (somewhat). I really hope I’m wrong about what the next several years hold, based on the complete garbage fire that has … Continue reading

Digital Art!!

So, just before we left on our min(working) vacation to Williamsburg, I went out and bought myself a new stylus to work on my tablet. I’ve always wanted to get into doing digital art, but I’ve never been able to … Continue reading

Professor X Has Summoned Me!: Discovering I have the MTFR Gene Mutation

First, yes I’m a huge nerd. On the other hand, the coolest part of this whole frustrating journey of discovery is that now I can truly say I’m a Mutant. Sadly, my powers are even more nonexistent than Jubilee’s, and … Continue reading

Goin’ To the FAAAIR!

Most people who read this probably already know my history with the Renaissance Fair circuit. But I haven’t worked one in several years, for various personal reasons. This weekend (today) was the beginning of the little local one run by … Continue reading

New Collaborative Project!

At last, I can announce that I’m part of a collaborative writing project creating a fun, campy, ‘spooooky’ story, complete with audience participation! That’s right, it’s ! Ok, so basically, six of us are each creating and writing a character … Continue reading