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Game review part 2: THIEF leaves me feeling unsatisfied

THIEF Rating: M for Mature Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence Read part 1: THIEF makes me feel oh so very naughty ********* SPOILERS ********* A few weeks ago I rented THIEF from Redbox … Continue reading

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Game review: THIEF makes me feel oh so very naughty

THIEF Rating: M for Mature Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence I prefer rogues. In Skyrim, my Nightingale Dragonborn sneaks and snipes her way through dungeons. My vampire assassin creeps and cut-throats her way … Continue reading

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Skyrim shenanigans and Game of Thrones geekery, plus interviews with some really cool people

It’s been a few months since my last update, and in that time I’ve attended the Geek Gala, taken my family to Disney World, suffered a long spell of bronchitis, and dealt with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Dwarves and doodads at Escapist Expo 2013

Escapist Expo is a 3-day convention in Durham, NC, thrown by The Escapist magazine, highlighting video games, tabletop games, card games, science fiction, fantasy, comics and music. This year’s event happened over the weekend of October 4-6 and I’m finally … Continue reading

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Where art meets science: Steampunk dinosaurs?

The life-sized skeleton sculptures of Dinosaurs in Motion weren’t steam-powered. Some moved when touched, their heavy heads bobbing on spring-loaded necks. Others operated like giant marionettes, hanging on a system of cables and pulleys, moved by cranks. Electric motors powered … Continue reading

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Cogs and Captains at Contemporal 2013

I had a great time this weekend at ConTemporal, the 2nd annual steampunk convention in North Carolina. SO. MANY. COSTUMES. And I love costumes, but the highlight for me was meeting musician, artist, author, Dr. Strange impersonator, and award-winning stop-action … Continue reading

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SF Priestess and Techoprophet

OK, I’m getting kind of freaked out by the almost daily occurrence of “This is like something I wrote about in my books.” Seriously, it’s like I’m a goddamn oracle. And I stink like a shameless self-promoter every time I … Continue reading

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SF, SFR, SFWA and SEX

SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) appears to have some issues of sexism within its ranks. (More links here.) Then Stuart Sharp set off a bit of brouhaha when he disparaged the SFR genre. The blogosphere’s been … Continue reading

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How I left my husband for a man with pointy ears

I’d hired Teldryn Sero because I didn’t care if he died. Little did I know I would fall in love with him and leave my husband in Solitude with a crate of gems, two adopted urchins, and a bottle of … Continue reading

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No heroic women?

Today I want to talk about heroes. Because today I saw this in a store: It was the flipside to this: Clearly intended to be a “boys side” and a “girls side” of one display. Of course, boys and girls … Continue reading

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