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Can't Talk | July 6, 2020

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Nat is a Staff Writer at Can’t Talk Media. You can find her bio under “About Us”.

Nat’s Review: Creatures of Will and Temper

March 28, 2018 |

I’ve never read “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” the story that provided the inspiration for Molly Tanzer’s “Creatures of Will and Temper.” Everything I know about it comes from references in pop culture. However, what little I do know about … Read More

Nat Breaks Up With The X-Files. For Good This Time.

February 7, 2018 |

Spoilers ahead and a trigger warning for rape.

I said I would not watch the latest season of “The X-Files.” After last year’s convoluted alien conspiracy theory bullshit, I told myself I was done with Chris Carter’s shitty monologues and … Read More

“We are what they grow beyond”: Some Thoughts on The Last Jedi

January 11, 2018 |


I’ve had a lot of thoughts buzzing around in my head since I saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Trying to distill them enough to write about has been tough, … Read More

Nat Reviews: The Collapsing Empire

December 14, 2017 |

I debated writing about my thoughts on the “The Collapsing Empire.” John Scalzi doesn’t need my help selling book, but I really liked the book. Since Can’t Talk lets me write (sometimes to excess) about the things I like, I … Read More

Phasma: An Origin Story that Maintains Mystery

October 18, 2017 |

Origin stories are a hit or miss for me. This is especially true when it comes to villains, and particularly those characters who are meant to inspire fear. Hannibal Lecter is a good example of this; the more we learned … Read More

All Tied Up for October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 |


This week I started reading “The Pyramid Waltz” by Barbara Ann Wright and, while I haven’t finished it yet, I’m going to go ahead and recommend it anyway. It’s a charming fantasy that is so very … Read More

Can’t Talk, All Tied Up After A 3 Week Hiatus

September 24, 2017 |

I am really, really bad at doing things promptly, as the patient and long-suffering contributors to this week’s edition of “All Tied Up” would probably tell you; they wrote these entries three weeks ago and I am just now publishing … Read More

Nat Recommends: Black Magick

August 30, 2017 |

One thing I really like about comics is that they’re about so much more than just superheroes and their trials. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good superhero tale, but sometimes it’s nice to check out other stories—say, a … Read More

All Tied Up for 8-18-2017

August 27, 2017 |


Given the horrifying news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia—and Trump’s truly terrible response—I’ve rearranged my TBR to bring books by people of color, especially those by Black people, to the top of the pile.

On … Read More

All Tied Up For 8/11/2017 (Yes, It’s Late)

August 15, 2017 |



Sometimes, especially when the world feels a bit overwhelming and my brain can’t process life, I enjoy a game that doesn’t require a lot of thought or emotional investment. Because of this, Diablo … Read More