Let’s fight for true gender equality, shall we?

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I’m going to attempt to write this blog post without sounding like a misogynistic pig, so please attempt to keep an open mind.  To that end, I’ll start off by saying that I’m a firm believer in gender equality. Men and women should have equal rights, and I have never understood how there has ever been debate on this issue.  …

88% Awesome (maybe more): Guardians of the Galaxy review

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There’s a line in the movie where Star Lord claims to have 12% of a plan. After watching the movie, I realize now why he only bothered with 12%. The other 88% of him was filled with awesome, so there was never any need to worry. You know what, I’d give The Guardians of the Galaxy at least a 95% awesome …

Suspending disbelief through shock (writerly stuff)

Q Geekery, Writing 4 Comments

Today a co-worker mentioned suspension of disbelief to me (thanks Katie), and it got me thinking about how the approach to the concept has changed. Establishing suspension of disbelief in genres that are inherently easy to disbelieve has really evolved in the last decade or two. Tolkien eased us into the world of Middle Earth by giving us a detailed, …

How to survive marriage to a pain in the ass (me)

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Today, my wife and I have been married for seven years, and they’ve all been pretty amazing.  I can say, with certainty, that the rough times we’ve gone through haven’t been because of our marriage, but more due to circumstance.  Those hard times were only surmountable because of our strong marriage.  It’s pulled me through some things that I’m not …

The Martian: what hard Sci-Fi should be (book review)

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I actually got through this book a month or two ago, but, for some strange reason, didn’t bother writing a review of it.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me, because this book DEFINITELY deserves the attention. Why?  Because it was awesome; that’s why.  Seriously, this book is fantastic, and, despite being an overly critical person, I would have to …