To all those I know who have come out, have not come out, aren’t sure if they need to, want to, or are safely able to come out: Whoever you are, your identity is valid, and I hope you can live your life however you see fit, comfortably and loved. #NationalComingOutDay

Short Treks E06: “The Trouble with Edward” Okay…yes, it’s funny (and be sure to watch all of it). I laughed quite a few times. But wow, are they playing fast and loose with canon and biology. Hard to say much more without spoilers, but…I’m very torn on what to think. 🖖

Short Treks E05 “Q&A”: Cute, and nice to see Spock and Una playing against each other. Really dislike the Discovery-style “exterior” views of turbolifts, though; it makes no sense, and is as visually jarring as the Budweiser version of engineering from the Abramsverse. 🖖

Not-So Idle Hands

I grew up in an era when most families had a single phone, which was attached to the wall and had a corded handset (yes, that far-distant time). When I was a teen and in the habit of having long phone conversations, I’d pace back and forth, idly cleaning and straightening up whatever was in […]

Untitled Goose LARP

While telling Prairie about the latest craze sweeping the internet and many of my friends, it seems I left out a pertinent piece of information. “It’s called ‘Untitled Goose Game’, and apparently the whole point is to be an annoying jerk of a goose, running around, flapping your wings and honking at people. Apparently it’s […]

As of today, I’ve completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 52 books (one for each week), with more than three months to spare. 18 of those books have been part of my Hugo reading project. Not a bad nine months’ work. Now to see where I end up at year’s end!

Book fifty-two of 2019: Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ While the story didn’t entirely grab me, the artwork by #nwc43 Artist GOH Sana Takeda is quite gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing more of her work in person next spring.

Honest Academic Job Postings: The Chemistry department invites applicants for an assistant professor whose research requires the outdated and esoteric equipment we have sitting around in our labs.

Book fifty-one of 2019: The Trouble With Tribbles, by David Gerrold. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A fun, breezy memoir about the creation of one of Star Trek’s most beloved episodes, this is an enjoyable peek into the creative process for television in the 1960s, and Star Trek in particular.