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Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 31 2008

Really, Mr. Davies?

Who in their right minds invites the writer of “Daleks in Manhattan” back to write another two-part episode of Doctor Who? Who films a cliffhanger that involves The Doctor suddenly being too dense to break glass? Who brings back a favorite action heroine character only to have her spend most of two episodes in a …

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May 29 2008

WisCon Day Three and Home Again

Of course, after having a late night the day before, I woke up bright and early on Sunday–just not early enough to attend the 8:30 panel on cliche that my friend Sean was moderating. Coffee was once again necessary, and after having breakfast, a few of us grabbed caffeine and wandered down State Street. Apparently …

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May 29 2008

Guest Blogging

I have a guest post up over at Greg Laden’s Blog. Go read it. The subject, at least tangentially, is how much of a geek I am. I’m closing the comments on this post because I’d prefer they all be in one place.

May 28 2008

WisCon Abuse

While WisCon is generally an accepting place, it always raises some anger. Not surprising. We’re talking about contentious issues tied closely to our identities. It’s hard to get through a con without realizing that we’ve taken something for granted that’s hurt someone else. We get defensive because we’ve put a lot of effort into being …

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May 27 2008

WisCon Day Two

Saturday morning at WisCon means the farmer’s market on the capitol square and squeaky cheese. By the time we were up for breakfast, Laura and Kelly had already hit the market, so I had fresh cheese curds with my fruit and pastry. Once we’d endured the line at Michaelangelo’s and I had my monkey mocha, …

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May 23 2008

WisCon Day One

I understand that live blogging when one can’t reliably type “Google” into one’s browser may not be the best idea, but hey, what’s three Sambucas between friends? Day one of WisCon was lovely, as expected. I had a nice, if brief, chat with Liz Henry at the Gathering. I complimented her on her post on …

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May 23 2008

Aliens in Drag

It’s very hard to tell someone you’re going to a science fiction convention without being asked about Star Trek. The implication, when it’s not stated outright, is that there will be a bunch of weirdos there dressed up as Klingons. That doesn’t happen at WisCon. There are people who love Star Trek, sure, but no …

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May 18 2008

I, Uh, Wow

For the three of you who don’t read Penny Arcade and the two of you who do but didn’t follow the link Tycho so incoherently put up (because otherwise I’d have already heard of this), go. Watch. Wow.

May 18 2008

Perfect Margaritas

How to Shop for Limes When shopping for limes, you don’t want the big ones or the dark green ones. You want the shiny ones. Skip the limes with deeply dimpled peels. Instead, grab the smoothest-skinned limes you can find. Make sure they feel heavy in your hand. Take about 12, 14 if they’re really …

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May 17 2008

Facebook Is Weird

So there’s this guy I know. Sweet guy, fun to chat with, really funny. He does, however, tend to blush whenever we talk. He also has some difficulty maintaining eye contact, talking to my chest often enough that I feel a little embarrassed for him. Earlier this week, I happen to run across him on …

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