World of Warcraft News: Three things you absolutely have to do before patch 8.0

I’ve written a new article for New Age Gaming! An excerpt: Blizzard has announced that patch 8.0, the Battle for Azeroth pre-expansion patch, is indeed coming next week Wednesday, 18 July (or 17, if you play on US servers), and with it, a whole lot of glorious content such as the Burning of Teldrassil (and … Read moreWorld of Warcraft News: Three things you absolutely have to do before patch 8.0

Life and Work Update

A few years ago, I was working at W24, I had a column with W24, News24, New Age Gaming, and I had this blog, and I was writing and publishing articles pretty much every single day. What happened? Honestly, nothing particularly dramatic. Writing was once a hobby, and, once it became a job, it turned … Read moreLife and Work Update

“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” – Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power’s new song that honours the #MeToo movement

There are three things I always love about Amanda Palmer’s music. The first is that killer combination of piano and vocals. The second is the lyrics. Amanda, who’s brought us songs about female pubic hair, female masturbation, and being slut shamed by the Daily Mail, never shies away from a topic that might be considered “too … Read more“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” – Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power’s new song that honours the #MeToo movement

The Revolutionary Realness of Amanda Palmer

The first Amanda Palmer song I ever heard was at Cat’s house. We were watching music videos on Youtube, and she turned to me and said, “Have you ever heard of Amanda Palmer? Oh you’ll love her.” And she played me this song. The lights go on, spelling out one word: “Amanda”. This woman swaggers … Read moreThe Revolutionary Realness of Amanda Palmer

How meeting the Goddess made me an atheist

People often ask me to talk about my history, and my journey to atheism. As many know, I grew up religious. Not just religious. I grew up fundamentalist Christian. I also used to be extremely conservative and right-wing. Now I’m a bleeding heart liberal secular humanist and feminist. It’s quite a transition, and, honestly, there’s … Read moreHow meeting the Goddess made me an atheist

#GamerGate: It’s about using harassment to push a political agenda

Note: This post is focused on the origins of #GamerGate. It’s part 1, because if I manage to find the emotional energy, I may write more. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards saying #GamerGate started out with basically good intentions but it somehow lost its way. No. From its origins in the infamous August that … Read more#GamerGate: It’s about using harassment to push a political agenda