Tag: opinion

  • George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (RageBlog Edition)

    As I said elseweb, I am thoroughly thrilled by all the folks who won Hugos tonight. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until I no longer have a voice to speak: we are living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy and I’m humbled to be a part of this […]

  • Funny Money, Patreon Style

    Funny Money, Patreon Style

    Edited 2017-12-08: I have more thoughts about this whole situation here, in light of the additional information provided by Patreon late Thursday afternoon. Edited 2017-12-12: Please refer to Start-Up Suicide, Patreon Style for my current thinking on this subject. Recently, Patreon sent an email out to all their creators announcing a change in their fee structure. […]

  • No One Should Feel Alone

    I’ve been thinking a lot about predators over the last month. There’s been a significant subtweeting about someone who had been abusing and taking advantage of women writers and this past Friday, Kristine Wyllys said his name: Sunil Patel. I first heard about Sunil Patel’s predatory behavior several years ago. The stories I’ve heard are not mine to tell. “Watch yourself […]

  • A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    Introduction Locus published their annual Recommended Reading List earlier this week.  I was looking at it and became curious about its composition. Then I became curious about possible trends in the Reading List and looked at the lists for the last five years, 2011 to 2015. I took the data from the Locus website and copied it into […]

  • Losing My Voice

    My first writing workshop was in high school, me and some boys. The faculty adviser was my English teacher that year. One meeting, there were just three of us: me, Kevin, and John. Mrs. Danner had another obligation and had left Kevin in charge. Inexplicably. Keven and John read their pieces, I did my best […]