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A strange magical birthday with a butt cake

The other night at dinner, a friend joked that I should have an Arrow butt cake for my birthday. Yes, that’s “butt” not “bundt.” Challenge accepted. Vanilla cake, fudge filling, green frosting, and four green candles with aluminum foil arrowheads, … Continue reading

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No, this is not another negative review of STRANGE MAGIC

I love┬áStrange Magic. I know there’s a load of crappy reviews and it’s only earned about $12 million in theaters. I still love the characters, the animation, and the music. I love the unconventional storyline (says the author who won … Continue reading

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IllogiConIV science fiction convention January 9-11

I’ll be at IllogiConIV this weekend at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle. This is a smaller, fan-coordinated convention dedicated to any and all forms of science fiction in all media. I’m on two panels: Smutty Fan Fiction – … Continue reading

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The Halloween Adventure

Upon Samhain time, so the Druids told, When doors opened wide to the Otherworld, The fey folk, sprites, elves, banshees and trolls, The dear departed and the wandering souls, Sightless spirits, ghouls, imps and wights, Entered the mortal realm for … Continue reading

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Game review: Dishonored DLC shines like a rune in the void

DISHONORED DLC: THE KNIFE OF DUNWALL & THE BRIGMORE WITCHES Rating: M for Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language * * * MINOR SPOILERS * * * I played Dishonored last month and enjoyed it enough … Continue reading

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Heroism happens in all genders

Portions of this post originally appeared October 7, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Science fiction and fantasy do not lack heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione … Continue reading

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Dear Marvel, please let me choose your Doctor Strange

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Automatons & Armorers at ConTemporal 2014

Last weekend, I joined the Temporal Engineering Alliance (TEA) as Port Raleigh’s aide-de-aether, otherwise known as social media assistant for ConTemporal. In this industrious capacity, I met distinguished inventors, steamstresses, storytellers, troll hunters, melodians, haberdashers, automatons, armorers, leatherworkers, ladies and … Continue reading

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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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