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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Crafting System Episode 14: The Last Thing I Drew Was an Ass Hat

May 31, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris talk (again) with Amanda, aka Fluidfyre, about her Etsy shop, cosplay, and the games that grab onto our hearts and refuse to let us go. They also talk:

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Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 150: Thanks, Godbro

May 30, 2016 |

Download this episode (right click and save) This week on Can’t Talk Media, we talk about how to support a friend in mental illness and how to talk about mental illness without inciting shame (or at least how to … Read More

“The Girl With All The Gifts” and “The Fireman”

May 27, 2016 |

It’s Apocalypse Week here at Can’t Talk Media, which is convenient for me because I love apocalypse stories. Here are two mini-reviews of recent end-of-everything-thanks-to-a-fungus books I’ve enjoyed. It’s a strange duo but a delightful one.

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Of Nuclear Annihilation & Robot Friends

May 26, 2016 |

I’m not big on stories about the end of the world. It’s a genre—or maybe sub-genre, whatever—that has never appealed to me. I think it’s because it’s hard for a writer to make such a massive event personal and emotionally … Read More

We Are The End Of The World

May 24, 2016 |

It’s Apocalypse Week at Can’t Talk Media, something that I have studied both theologically and in popular culture. I find it fascinating that, as a species, we are self aware enough to know that not only are we mortal, but … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Shadowshaper”

May 23, 2016 |

This month, we read “Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older. In other exciting news, we all liked it! Thanks, as usual, to our friends at BlankShowCast for hosting the book club.



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Can’t Talk Podcast 149: Going Straight for the Meat

May 23, 2016 |

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Today we’re joined by Ashe to talk about community in multiplayer games. We talk about etiquette, harassment, and what we can do to create safer gaming environments.

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May 20, 2016 |

Please welcome back guest writer Eris Esquire for some thoughts on “Overwatch.”

Despite growing up with the original Nintendo system, I don’t have a huge bank of memories of the “Duck Hunt” dog taunting me for my lack of skill … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 13: The Fundamentals of Scissor Use

May 17, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris come out of the gate feeling like they have a lot to say about something topical but still spend a lot of energy on their Marvel … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 148: Worstbest

May 16, 2016 |

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, we live record for our patrons and talk about nothing for an hour. There’s some Disneyland stuff, some family of origin stuff, and a small section … Read More