• How Fandom Adds Urgency To Series

    by  • September 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Real talk: I have moral unease about pirating movies, shows, music, and books. Not because the corporate distribution systems are perfect — they’re not, and they definitely have neither the consumers’ nor the artists’ best interests in mind — but because the collateral damage to individuals and institutions I do care about, like creators,...

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    Thoughts on Being Bored

    by  • September 5, 2016 • 4 Comments

    I used to have a book that promised 1001 things to do. The title was slightly misleading: the authors counted similar activities individually. For instance, “start a book club!” and “start a mystery book club!” might be two separate items. They also often had the misfortune of requiring more people to available to participate,...

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    5 Things I Learned Writing My Latest Rough Draft

    by  • July 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    I’ve noticed a weird thing about acting. If I’m a bit nervous before I go onstage, then when I get out there, I’m calm and fine. I’ve prepared for not being able to predict exactly what’s going to happen, and I’ve accepted that each performance has surprise moments. However, if I find myself strutting...

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    Join This Fandom: Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe

    by  • July 4, 2016 • 0 Comments

    There are dozens of online writers praising Rebecca Sugar’sĀ animatedĀ series Steven Universe, which is feminist, queer-positive, and generally amazing. Allow me to join them. Steven Universe is the comic, sentimental, epic story of a boy named, what else, Steven Universe, who is the newest member of the Crystal Gems. Said Gems are superheroine-like beings committed...

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    Thoughts on True Crime Podcasts

    by  • June 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Like everyone and their dog, I got into podcasts through the first season of Serial, a true crime investigation. I’ve always been interested in true crime; at least 25% of my inability to fall asleep as a child was probably caused by a paperback volume of Unsolved Mysteries that made me worry that any...

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