n this week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity, I’m exploring why I loved Arrow, Season 1, the serious problems with this season’s The Big Bang Theory, and a have a quick note about the new video game for the 3DS that has my twins in fan-squee mode. Read more →
When you’re a woman you’re supposed to be grateful for crumbs. I don’t want crumbs anymore I want the whole cake and the icing too.
—Billie Jean King 2005 Read more →
This week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity include a report on the Science Fiction/Fantasy panel at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention that included John Scalzi and a fascinating discussion on the purpose of science fiction in our changing technology, a mind-blowing experiment in gender-flipping covers of books (you must see this), and a discussion with my son about the death of Jason Todd spurred on by the commentary track on Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. Read more →
When I cosplayed as Wonder Woman for the “come as your genre” party at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Kansas City last week, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I worried the costume wasn’t right, that I was too old to cosplay (I’m 47) and just worried in general. I’m not shy but costumes are a whole ‘nother level. Read more →
This week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity are centered on my trip to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Kansas City where I dived into workshops on the invention of romance and how to write comics, subjects that both deal with myths and how to translate them to storytelling. Read more →
The GeekMoms recommend some of their favorite books for your Mom for Mother’s Day! Read more →
As someone who has been flogging the “romance is fun even for geek girls” theme for some time now, I’ve been thrilled to watch the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club with Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee take off.
This week’s selection, to be discussed on the Hangout on Tuesday, April 30th, is Ghost Planet by Sharon Fisher. Read more →
So why is the term mommy blogger such a negative one? I take a look at our assumptions about things with gender labels. Plus, where you can find me dressed as Wonder Woman. Read more →
Those thinking the switch to online is a low-budget, half-hearted attempt to grab onto long-term fans and thrown them a bone are going to be extremely surprised. The online episodes will be first class productions, featuring much of the original casts, run by the same creators who made the soaps successful at their heyday, and will full sets and crew. Read more →
“Insanity” does seem a good word for the events of the past week but certainly not tongue in cheek, as it usually does in this column. That’s because Boston is my city. With what has happened, I feel compelled to … Read more →