Archive for the ‘The Written Word’ Category

Road to the Hugo Awards: Selected Fancasts, part 2 – The “Professionals”

Continuing to go through the Best Fancast Hugo Award eligibility list on this Google Spreadsheet, there’s something I noticed which I thought was interesting: For a category called “Best Fancast,” there are an awful lot of “professionals” on it. This is not to say that someone who gets paid to write and/or edit and/or create […]

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 12:39 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Road to the Hugo Awards: Selected Science Fiction Short Stories, part 1

Following up on my last post wherein I said that I’d be reading (or listening to) as many 2016 Hugo Award-eligible works as possible before the nomination deadline, the first thing I did was to set a bookmark for this Google spreadsheet because it seems to be a pretty good place to start when it […]

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 22:45 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Setting on the Road to the 2016 Hugo Awards

As with almost everything genre-related in my life, the reason I became interested this year in reading as many Hugo Award-eligible works as I can before March 28 this year is all thanks to my former college professor Dr. Atara Stein (may you rest in peace). As a young undergrad at Cal State Fullerton, I […]

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 18:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: How to depict female characters in webcomics

At this most recent CONvergence Con (a sci-fi/fantasy-based convention in Minneapolis, Minn.), I was one of the panelists on two different panels that sought to speak about where and how women can exist in formerly male-dominated genres and spaces. In The Smurfette Principle in Marketing panel, we tackled the idea that there isn’t often a […]

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Link of the Day: “Zufruh” by Ryan Sohmer and Anna-Marie Jung

I don’t know how many people here read Ryan Sohmer’s edgy/adult-ish webcomic “Least I Could Do,” but it’s been one of my daily reads since I was introduced to it by my friend Harris O’Malley (aka Dr. Nerdlove). Also, after discovering the Vlogbrothers and posting about their very first webseries “Brotherhood 2.0,” I became a […]

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 10:23 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: The next step in fixing the “Mike Krahulik Problem” at Penny Arcade

My reaction when I feel backed into corner is to be an asshole. It’s essentially how I defend myself. It’s been that way since was in elementary school. I’m 36 now. Maybe it’s finally time to try and let some of that shit go. —Mike Krahulik, explaining how he reacts to criticism on Twitter. When […]

Trisha’s Link of the Day: “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage”

If you were to ask me where you could find a webcomic which tells the tale of Charles Babbage’s self-proclaimed war against street musicians, I wouldn’t have had any recommendations for you… until now. With its tongue lodged firmly within its cheek, I present to you this short story arc out of “2D Goggles or […]

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 17:16 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Two Books Enter: Lord of Scoundrels versus Your Scandalous Ways

One of my favorite blogs to dip into from time to time is Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Originated by writers Candy Tan and Sarah Wendell, the blog seeks to showcase what’s good, fun, informative, sexy, and surprisingly intelligent about the romance novel industry through their irreverent and occasionally deep book reviews. Growing up, I loved […]

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 12:12 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Tolkien Week Trailer Watch: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This week is a long expected party celebrating 75 years since the publication of The Hobbit. As I work at a bookstore, I’ve been privy to a bevy of delightful new editions, including a hardcover pocket edition featuring Tolkien’s original cover, a book including and about all of the illustrations he did for the book, […]

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 21:48 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Graphically Speaking: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #12 review

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #12 Writer: Andrew Chambliss Pencils: Georges Jeanty Inks: Nathan Massengill Colors: Michelle Madsen Letters: Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt Executive Produced by Joss Whedon Published by Dark Horse Comics At the end of the last issue, Buffy and Deepscan learned Angel baddies Wolfram and Heart are behind a plot to kill […]

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 19:18 by Lowell Greenblatt · Permalink · Comments Closed
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