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

Elsewhere on the Internet: Women, art, and love

There's not really a theme here: this is just a list of links I've enjoyed this week that I wanted to share before I take to the sea. (I finally get to say that and mean it!) Remember when I posted about Lilit Marcus's article about reading only women in 2013? Lilit posted a sequel… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Women, art, and love

Elsewhere on the Internet: Your Dream Job

After work last night, I stopped at a bar to join some of my old colleagues from the art museum in celebrating the tenure of our former manager, who is retiring. (Sort of. She's not one to rest on her laurels for long.) One of the lovely things about working at that museum was a… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Your Dream Job