Journalism — ethical journalism — has been a great force for good in the world, but it’s also been a great force for senseless, pointless intrusion in people’s lives and destruction of people’s privacy for nothing more than quick bucks off of gossip.
I’ve had a lot of conversations with Suey through social media that eventually led to the idea of publicly touring together to talk about our experiences and what we’ve both worked through in the past couple years. I pitched her the idea of putting one of our dialogues up for publication as a snapshot of where she and I are coming from when we talk about our time in the “hashtag wars” and how arguing with people on the Internet has changed us.
That’s how the Internet of 2015 works. It’s a system that hands loaded guns to everyone but where bulletproof vests are in short supply.
It was the trivia world that got me my first 15 minutes of fame, and though I don’t have much time to play pub quizzes anymore I still feel an obligation to give back.
Joss Whedon is Topher Brink.
Using the oppression of robots as a metaphor for the oppression of people is an old, old science fiction trope.
They say to never, ever read reviews of a show that you’re performing in until after the show closes, if at all, but as we theatre geeks say, that’s a rule more honored in the breach than the observance.
How my experience with the protests in Cleveland demonstrate racial profiling by the police.
One of the most divisive terms that’s been used to tar the fantasy genre is the term “escapism”; the controversy over whether fantasy is fundamentally “escapist” and, if so, whether it ought to be, goes back a long way.
It wasn’t about scathing reviews or troll threads on fan forums–it was about finding real people and doxing them, stalking them, threatening them with violence.