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On Fandom Activism and the Logical High Ground

On Fandom Activism and the Logical High Ground

I understand that change is always difficult, regardless of scale. I understand that societal change in particular is a monumental task. I understand that these things happen slowly, and that part of the whole affair is maintaining patience. It is th... Read More »

A Little Game of Catch

This week I’m fighting my way past drunken skateboarders and striking cab drivers to get a peek at the latest security and surveillance gadgets the world has to offer. I’ve already spoken with some developers that have a security robot that will be s... Read More »

Roger Ebert

The Clubhouse: Roger Ebert, Death of a Gafiate

Roger Ebert The death of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has already been eulogized far and wide. Most of the accolades concentrate, rightfully so, on Ebert’s storied career as a newspaperman and critic and his well-writt... Read More »

Eric Needham, 1955.

The Clubhouse: Widowers, fandom’s answer to the limerick

Eric Needham, 1955. Fans are nothing if not creative and, over the decades, fandom has come up with not only our own jargon and customs, but also our own art forms. We even have a unique verse form, Widowers. Judas hanged himself from a bough A curio... Read More »

The Empty Art of Onmyodo

The Empty Art of Onmyodo

We're all living on borrowed time, but it can take a fox to remind you that what you should fear most may be the very thing you desire. What does moe culture have in common with black magic? A lot, actually. Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Comicon

The Pros and Cons of Comicon

It is the day before the first day of spring. As I sit in my office chair, working at my computer, the giant snow thrower passes by and deposits a massive blast of snow onto my window making me jerk around at the sound it makes. So much for springtim... Read More »

Sequential Wednesdays #6 – An Ode to Young Heroes & Unfinished Stories

Sequential Wednesdays #6 – An Ode to Young Heroes & Unfinished Stories

All good things come to an end is a truth we all know to be unwavering.  Knowing that truth, however, doesn’t lessen the blow when something truly remarkable ends unfulfilled.  The most recent entrant into the graying abyss of unfinished and h... Read More »

The Destroyer is Back!

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Woman, You Make Me Sick and Other Adventures in Freefall

Woman, You Make Me Sick and Other Adventures in Freefall

These offputting objects killed the novel. Let's dance. 'Cos it's more fun reading in freefall. Read More »

A Blog Horde Interview with C.E. Martin

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the op... Read More »

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