Posts Tagged ‘News’

News on the March–er, April

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

I have a couple of new articles up over at Medium Difficulty, for the “gamers” among you. First up, One Hand Wonders, about games you can play–wait for it–with one hand. The second is Mythologizing the Gamer Grrl, in which I pick apart the prevalent social “narratives” about girls who play video games.

I also have two poems published in the new issue of scissors and spackle. How many links can I cram into a single sentence? Three, apparently.

To conclude, a period.

Epic Conventions in Mass Effect

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

I’ve got another article up for Mass Effect Week at Medium Difficulty, about how the Mass Effect series exhibits a lot of the qualities of the original epics. And some of the literary ones, too. It is, dare I say it… EPIC?! That’s one thing BioWare always strives for: large-scale, life-or-death, cataclysmic struggles between good and evil and really, really snarky. Go big or go home, unless your home is on Earth, because I hear that’s on fire or something.

Solid Saints auction for Child’s Play

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m participating in the second annual Solid Saints auction to benefit Child’s Play, an awesome charity that provides toys and video games for kids in hospitals. Laughter may be the best medicine, but Doctor Mario is the best physician.

Check out the many cool items and services that people have donated to raise money for the cause. My auctions:

The Proof Is On Fire: I will proofread or copy edit whatever you want.

The Write Stuff: Ever wanted some one-on-one help with your writing of the creative persuasion? I’ll school you on how to be more awesome.

Dress My Kid Up: I will dress my kid up in whatever you want that is not creepy or illegal and send you photos of the results.

Bidding starts tonight, February 16, at midnight EST. Check out the other great items and give them all your dollars! Or whatever currency is used in your current location.

New poem at Toylitpaper

Monday, February 13th, 2012

On Friday, my slightly pretentiously titled poem “Elegy for Sisyphus” went up at Toylitpaper. It was written in honor of the late Roger Boisjoly, one of the engineers who tried to stop the Challenger flight that went boom. Give it a read and let me know what you think!

Featured on The Semaphore Anthology

Monday, January 9th, 2012

My poem “Memory Is Defined by What We Forget” has been added to The Semaphore Anthology, a compilation of some really nice poems curated by Samuel Peralta, a.k.a. the (in)famous¬†Semaphore. Check it out, if you didn’t read it back when I wrote it. If you’ve already read it, do it again; it’s better than you remember*. Also, we have it on good authority that penguins can fly**.

 

*The validity of this claim has not been verified by the appropriate governing body, and is unlikely to be subjected to reasonable scrutiny in the near future.

** No, they can’t. They get really antsy as soon as they step into a cockpit, especially if they’ve been drinking.