Author Archives: Arinn

About Arinn

Author, Game Developer, Anthropologist, Feminist, reformed Supervillainess.

They’re Made of Meat

I’ve been taking an important writing intensive this week, Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford’s Writing the Other. For the past seven days I’ve been mainly focused on keeping up with the reading and writing/craft exercises, all of which are illuminating … Continue reading

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets today. Beautiful and visually opulent as expected? Check. Pretty white kids with a nice switchy rom-com dynamic? Check. Lots of crazy surreal aliens and starships and guns and tech … Continue reading

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Clarion West News!

Just posting a quick bit of news for summer and fall. Summer is here, which means that it’s time to raise some money for charity! Once again I will be participating the Clarion West Write-A-Thon, raising funds to help forge … Continue reading

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Zootopia (2016)

  Watched Zootopia for the first time recently, assuming I was about to see a mildly amusing Disney cotton candy story about a plucky rabbit. Instead I find myself watching a Furry Noir narrative about a naive young cop from … Continue reading

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Baskin (2015)

I watched this extremely disturbing little horror film as part of my research for my horror panels at Norwescon this year. I had a panel on religious horror, and this was a rare opportunity to see a religious horror film … Continue reading

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It Follows (2014)

My usual Friday night werewolvery was canceled in May, so I stayed in one night to make myself a super fancy dinner and watch a horror movie on Netflix. “It Follows” was…okay. The monster was a disturbing symbol of shame, … Continue reading

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Into the Heart of Whiteness

My final word on Rachel Dolezal: I shared the recent article on her by Ijeoma Oluo because it was an article by Ijeoma Oluo. Not because I think anyone should pay even one millisecond more attention to Rachel Dolezal. As … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

I’ve been watching kaiju movies lately, and Kong: Skull Island is my favorite of the current crop for 2017. This flick was absolutely goddamn spectacular, and is now my favorite Kong movie. I love it so much that I’m not even … Continue reading

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No More Spirit Animals

Tonight at sundown, “Walpurgis Night” or “Hexennacht” begins. The evening of April 30th through the daylight of May 1st is a traditional pagan holiday in Europe, a turning point of the transition from spring to summer. It’s analogous to Halloween/All … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Suck

A word about the healing power of sucking at something. I went to karaoke tonight with the full intention of singing less than perfectly. I deliberately picked out a few songs I loved, but had never tried to sing outside … Continue reading

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