Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer Movie Musing

Where have I been these last few months? Writing. Cooking. Job-hunting (again). Updating my food blog. And watching a lot of new TV and movies. I have not and probably will not read anything about Jurassic World I like more than this post by Michelle Vider, "Drink up that toxic masculinity": So I’m walking away from… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer Movie Musing

Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry

I have half a dozen drafts sitting in my inbox on all kinds of topics--race representation in video games, The Last 5 Years, my confused feelings about the Wolf Hall BBC adaptation--and an equally mismatched collection of links in my bookmarks. And sometimes you have to just finish one thing, just so you can prove to yourself… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry

Elsewhere on the Internet: Jobhunting real talk

Career change the fourth (or third or fifth, it's a little hard to keep track): I recently left my publishing job for a similar marketing position in another local nonprofit. I lucked out: the new job happened to be a good fit with the kind of work I want to do and the kind of… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Jobhunting real talk

Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories

I have a post up at The Ontological Geek as part of their romance series this month (which Critical Distance kindly linked and quoted as well). I'm writing about a pattern I've noticed in the Bioware video games I love to play: a fantasy race (elves in Dragon Age, asari in Mass Effect) whose people… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories

Elsewhere on the Internet: Writing in Public

Did you know that it is NaPoWriMo? Last year I challenged myself to read a poem every day, since I knew I'd be too busy to write so many and too shy to share. This year I made no such committment, but fortunately I follow a few poets who are churning them out, so I… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Writing in Public

Elsewhere on the Internet: Language Acts and Artifacts

From The Toast, linguist Gretchen McCulloch offers a sort of taxonomy of doge, a meme which startled and perplexed me the few times I encountered it. Her explanation helps contextualize both the syntax of the doge meme and its appeal. Internet dialects are taking up the same kind of space as a silly accent or… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Language Acts and Artifacts