Month: May 2017

Ooh, look – consequences!

The odious Kathy Griffin decided to pose for a photograph in which she held up a bloody mask designed in the likeness of President Trump.  The backlash was pretty severe – loads of leftists and people on the left and the right denounced it.  Today, CNN decided to terminate the contract they had with her.…

By Elaine Arias May 31, 2017 Off

The politicization of games

I’m a gamer. I don’t think I am a particularly good gamer, but I’ve been playing games ever since I was a very small child. In fact, I kind of would rather play Elder Scrolls Online right now, but I have to have dinner soon, so yeah. I have heard of the Far Cry series,…

By Elaine Arias May 25, 2017 Off

A post about social anxiety disorder

I posted something on Medium called “You can’t just turn it off.”  It’s about my, uh, struggle with social anxiety disorder (so there’s one reason you can’t post comments on my blog).  It’s short.  I mentioned things I didn’t really want to mention, but helping erase the stigma surrounding mental illness in general is really important…

By Elaine Arias May 22, 2017 Off

Gab is open

Gab is no longer in closed beta.  Anyone can sign up for an account. If you don’t know what Gab is (http://www.gab.ai), it is a social network in the mold of Twitter, with the upvote/downvote feature of Reddit.  Instead of a 150 character limit, you get a 300 character limit.  There’s hashtags and the ability…

By Elaine Arias May 16, 2017 Off

A brief update on things

Okay, so I know I haven’t posted in quite a while.  I’ve been working on Nemesis and I’ve finished what’s essentially a fourth draft, but I am still not entirely happy with it.  Now it’s too long.  It feels like a quick read to me, but then I’ve always been a pretty fast reader.  I’m terrified…

By Elaine Arias May 10, 2017 Off