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Comic Recommendation: Marvel Rising

| December 11, 2019

I’ve still got a huge stack of comics that need to be read, but I had some downtime between books I was reviewing and managed to read all of Marvel Rising (2018), featuring Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl. Since it was two of my favorite young heroes, it wasn’t hard to get me hooked on this […]

Review of Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming by Jameson Currier

| December 4, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, for Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming? by Jameson Currier. It’s a collection of short stories with gay male protagonists, and it’s a really neat look at how one author has written variations on a common theme! You can check out my review here, or […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Late November 2019 edition

| November 27, 2019

Reading: I got a copy of Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes from the library, so I’m squeezing that in between books I need to read for reviews. Watching: We finished up the last season of Iron Fist (loved the concluding scene so much!) and now are working our way through the last season of Jessica Jones, which […]

My GeekGirlCon 2019 Haul

| November 20, 2019

GeekGirlCon was this past weekend, and while I didn’t bring home TOO much stuff, I did have a couple of awesome things I picked up! The fabric from Fireside Textiles is destined to become a young gamer’s first dice bag, picked out especially for them. They had so much other AMAZING fabric that I wanted, […]

Review of Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren

| November 13, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, for a surreal Gothic-styled novella called Into Bones Like Oil. This book reminded me about the best parts of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but geared toward adult readers rather than younger readers. The book just came out yesterday, so you can grab it right away! […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Early November 2019 Edition

| November 6, 2019

Reading: Comic books, in theory. In reality, I’ve mostly just been re-reading things I’ve written as I revise them. Watching: We’re slowly working our way through Legends of Tomorrow, when we have time. We’re still on season 2. Listening To: My favorite K-pop boy band, Monsta X, just released a new album, Follow, so that’s on […]

Cover Recommendation: Hwasa and Kei sing “Wish You Were Gay”

| October 30, 2019

My current obsession is this specific cover of Billie Eilish’s “Wish You Were Gay,” covered by Hwasa from Mamamoo (in the orange jumpsuit) and Kei from Lovelyz (in the black dress). I like the song best of what I’ve heard of Billie Eilish’s music, but this cover (especially their performance of it) is a delight. […]

Review of A Family Matter by Ox Aaronson

| October 23, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, for Ox Aaronson’s A Family Matter! It’s a sci-fi heist that reminds me a lot of the Scum and Villainy game we’re currently playing. It’s also got some similarities to the Oceans Eleven series and Firefly. You can check out my review or check out the book, which is out […]

Reading, Watching, Listening To: Mid-October 2019 Edition

| October 16, 2019

Reading: An ARC of A Family Matter by Ox Aaronson, which I’ll be reviewing soon! Watching: We finally saw Pitch Perfect (yeah, WAY behind on that franchise), but otherwise, we haven’t been watching many of our TV shows recently. Listening To: There’s a lot of new K-pop I’ve found recently. Favorites include Onewe (which is a […]

Farscape: No One is Nice

| October 9, 2019

We’ve recently finished watching the first season of Farscape, and as we were getting toward the end of the season, a character from earlier on (Gilina) came back. In her previous appearance, she’d helped the crew, but I found myself expecting her to betray them at any moment. I took a step back and thought about […]