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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Everybody Poops and HB2

March 30, 2016 |

“Everybody Poops” is a children’s book about poop and toilet training; many parents use it but it seems that people have started to forget that simple fact. On March 23rd, 104 elected state legislators seem to have forgotten that when … Read More

10 Second Reviews: Nebula Awards Edition

March 29, 2016 |

In my English major days, I read a lot of short stories. I have multiple editions of the “Norton Anthology of Short Fiction” sitting on my bookshelf. After I switched majors, however, I fell away from reading shorter fiction. But … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 141: Grousing

March 28, 2016 |

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, Ness guests in place of Bell who said she was done with all this and peaced out for the week. Instead, Ness and Amelia talk about … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Space Edition

March 25, 2016 |

My favorite space stories, in no particular order.

“The Jaunt” by Stephen King: A short story about the history of teleportation. This story has haunted my nightmares for the last 20 years.

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi: My favorite … Read More

Space Wants To Murder You

March 24, 2016 |

I recently watched “The Martian,” and I was intrigued by the fictional depiction of factual perils posed by space travel. Most of the science fiction I’ve consumed has focused on an external threat (usually extraterrestrial), while taking the basic, day-to-day … Read More

Space: A Love Story

March 22, 2016 |

I have always been fascinated by space. In my youth, I would often sneak out of my window well past my bedtime to lie on my back in the back yard and gaze up at the sky. I wasn’t looking … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 9: The Old Con and the Sea

March 22, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris name drop an almost endless list of podcasts they enjoy before Eris takes over the whole conversation to babble about fun times on the Jonathan Coulton … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 140: A While New Level of Skin Friending

March 21, 2016 | | One Comment

Download this episode (right click and save) Amelia’s out with the plague this week, so Bell called in Can’t Talk family members Haley (@haleyteri11) and Kirstin (@kirstincarnage) to talk about making friends online, the benefits and drawbacks to online … Read More

PAX South 2016: The Experience and the Games

March 18, 2016 |


PAX South 2016 had fewer exhibitors than I’ve seen at other PAX conventions. Having fewer games to check out gave me time to explore the ones that really interested me without feeling pressure to fit everything in.  There weren’t … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 139: Pupe

March 14, 2016 | | 4 Comments

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, we play a horrifying game of Would You Rather. Warning: some of what we discuss may be disturbing for some listeners. Definitely skip this one if … Read More