Change Is Not Always Welcome

I want the record to show that I do not consent to the man being sworn into the highest office of my country. He has threatened Muslim, Hispanic, Black, Disabled, Poor, AFAB, and LGBT citizens. I will resist the rise of bigotry in my nation and always work toward justice and equality for the marginalized. […]



Mental Health and Medications

I’ve been gone for a while but I’ll hopefully come back soon. Some stuff happened in my everyday life that’s kept me super busy and I haven’t been blogging like I should. But this is something that needed to be put down. For the last 2.5-3 months, I’ve been on new medications. I had resisted […]



Covert Geekery

Recently, my office changed the dress code to limit graphic tees throughout the week. This isn’t a bad thing, of course; we’re a professional office with clients who pop in all the time, so we need to look professional. Pretty important stuff. But how am I supposed to profess my love of Sailor Moon without […]



Book Marketing and Artificial Popularity

I try not to do this and I know I do it more than I should, but I’m gonna talk about books I haven’t read. That’s right, it’s Shade time. Have you ever picked up a book that was super popular and tried to read it and found out that it was just awful? I’m […]



Memoirs and Life

I read this Memoir, The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, not too long ago. I loved it and I found myself emotionally attached to many of the people she’d written about. Well, one of those people had Cancer. Even in the book, she talked about the treatments and the worry. I even knew from […]

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Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

I’ve said before that I’ll be doing Book Reviews but I’ve also decided I’d only do Book Reviews of books I really liked. Frankenstein was not even close, To The Lighthouse was ok and might be brought up with a feminist post later but it wasn’t a recommendation really. The Martian, though, was amazing. Summary: […]



Why I Use Silly Placeholder Content

A few months ago, I heard in a web design talk that you should always use relevant-seeming text and images as examples in your development. And I think that’s bullshit. Stay with me, here. I’m gonna tell you why. I’m pretty much known for using silly-ass placeholder images. It’s not a dev site without some […]



What is Transracial?

I’ve seen a lot of people comparing the “Transracial” situation to Transgender/Transsexual and I’d like to explain a thing real quick: Transracials are kids who were raised by parents of a different race than their own. That’s because, aside from people of color not being able to shed their race when it’s convenient, race identity […]



The Dangers of LGBTQIA Representation

I was asked this last weekend a good question regarding Caitlyn Jenner’s very public announcement of her transition: how do I think this will affect pre-teens and children growing up who see people of different Gender Identities and Sexualities on TV? Will there be confused kids or kids just following a trend? I tried to […]



Self Care After Critique Sessions

If you’re at all serious about writing, you’re going to need a critique session at some point. Those sessions are what helps you pick out what’s wrong with your project before you start burning through your list of agents and publishers. But it can hurt. In fact, they might be holding back if it doesn’t. […]

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