Category Archives: Events

Graduation is Torture

I mentioned last time that my wife had her PhD graduation ceremony on Monday. I wanted to go, but only because that thing took 8 years to finish, and something that significant deserves some kind of recognition, a ritual for closure’s sake. But the ceremony itself was torture.  Continue reading

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Visiting other worlds

Yesterday I got a glimpse of a world that’s far, far away from the world I live in day-to-day when I got to attend a charity fundraising event. Continue reading

Birthday Week

As an adult, I’ve always tried to minimize my birthday. Not celebrate it, not make an event of it, and most importantly not get stuff I don’t really want but have to be polite about and then figure out what to do with. I don’t really have a choice, though, because my in-laws like to celebrate, and for the last 5 years or so, April has involved a party for 3 birthdays. This year has been mostly awful so far, so it’s a nice distraction for once. Continue reading

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Women in Horror Tribute WIP 2

This is recap of what I’ve been painting so far (actually through week 2 of February, no I didn’t paint anything during the 13th-19th, though I was busy). For more info about the project, check the first post. Here’s a photo of where I’m at now, with all the steps behind the cut.

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Women in Horror month update

Gemma Files has been sharing a list of  recommendations for Women in Horror Month on Facebook, with many links to free stories. There’s lots of great lists going around at this time – all worth checking out – but seeing as some are new to me and others I just recognize as names in my ever-growing to be read pile, I thought I’d share for everyone’s benefit. And it’s always great to get free samples.

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Where did January Go?

It’s been a pretty shitty month for a lot of people, especially since inauguration. Being Canadian, I’m less impacted than lots of the people I’ve interacted with on here, but we aren’t idle up North, both in showing support for what’s going on in the US, or to ensure the same craziness doesn’t happen here, as racists have been emboldened. Combine that with some preventable issues related to my last job that are going to cost me, and this January kicked my ass. Continue reading

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