Star Wars Fandom

I’ve been a Star Wars nut since I was a kid, and I’m older than most people think. My first paid writing gigs were for Star Wars games and magazines, long before I ever tried writing a novel. I was called “the Star Wars girl” because people couldn’t remember my name. I’ve lost count of … More Star Wars Fandom

Star Trek: Disco

Star Trek has always been political. It has always had dark episodes that throw light on injustices in our world. It started with episodes of TOS. The Original Series had less in it than Gene Roddenberry wanted because the studio complained it was too “progressive.” The toxic masculinity of Khan, the false god of The … More Star Trek: Disco

Rey is Still a Skywalker

Yep. You heard that right, Rey is a Skywalker and I won’t disbelieve that unless JJ’s upcoming Star Wars IX declares it in no uncertain terms, and I’m not talking about information from Kylo. In TLJ (and seriously, if you haven’t seen TLJ yet I don’t care) Kylo tells Rey that she comes from “nobodies,” … More Rey is Still a Skywalker

Hogwarts Mystery Game

First, a little background. I’m a gamer, I have been since my dad bought a ColecoVision about a million years ago. I’ve owned every console since the SNES and have spent enough on tabletop RPGs and CCGs to fund a small country. My first paid writing gigs were all in the gaming industry. I know … More Hogwarts Mystery Game

Really, Wal-Mart?

I am beyond pissed. Chelle and I went to a nice dinner, then stopped at Wal-Mart for movies, snacks and beer. While checking out, the system asked for our date of birth. We both showed our ID, and the clerk seemed upset by mine, for some reason. She said she couldn’t sell the beer, but … More Really, Wal-Mart?

Trump is Wrong. Again.

There is nothing wrong with being transgender. There is nothing wrong with transgender people serving in the military. They’re saner than our “leader” by a long shot. If you have a problem with transgender people, the problem is you and the bizarre notion that what is between someone’s legs dictates their behavior and identity. The … More Trump is Wrong. Again.