Identity

I received an email from Twitter this morning, telling me about new tools that can 'keep me safe'. One of the things they told me about was the Block option: Block stops people from following you, tagging you in photos, or accessing your Tweets. Identity management has been something I…

Headcannon

(In which I attempt to blow your mind.) Yesterday I read this article on why fans of various media need to stop being so fanatical about an arbitrary notion of 'Canon'. I'm unfairly summarizing, but the article basically states that canon is simply a way to create a clique and…

Truth and Shipyards

In the story one man said, "It's all true." Which is a lie. None of it's true. Even what I'm telling you now - well, what I'm telling you is true. From a certain point of view. At least, it's as true as that version was. The important part, though,…

Terminus

It always starts the same way: a not-sound, the collapse of nothingness, forcing air into air. A 'pop'. Then there is a whistle and the nauseating, violet, violent light-flashes. The green look up, but the veterans look for cover. The mortars are falling, and change is coming. Stories are told…

Drugs By Risk Vs Reward Vs Time vs Other

Alcohol: Low, Medium, Some, Stories Caffeine: Low, Medium, Little, No Judgment Cocaine: Medium, High, Little, 'Hans, Bubby!'* Facebook: Low, None, Lots, 'Friends' Food: Low, Low, Some, Lots of Judgment Marijuana: Low, Medium, Some, Aroma Meditation: None, Medium, Lots, Namaste Methamphetamines: Medium, Medium, Little, Dentistry Nicotine: Medium, Low, Some, All…

Blood and Blade

The host was too large to house all the nobles in one tent, nevermind each and all of their officers, squires, cupbearers, yeomen, henchmen, yesmen and in a few cases, spouses. Further complicating the matter was the speed by which the host was progressing to the capital: with the lynchpin…