Self-Care In the Age of Pandemic

I was at the grocery store the other day and I picked up a cute dot-grid journal. Do I need another notebook to add to my pile of notebooks? Nope. But I have a nice collection of cute notebooks and with them scattered all about, I always have one nearby when my mind starts racingContinue reading “Self-Care In the Age of Pandemic”

Queerness =/= Obscenity

There was a product posted to the DMsGuild fairly recently that was a rather cheeky adventure featuring a house full of gay vampires. Like, really gay. Blatantly gay. You can’t even pretend that they might be straight. Some of the artwork from this product got flagged by the moderators as “obscene” and it got pushedContinue reading “Queerness =/= Obscenity”

Quarantined? Oh no, what now?

Maybe you’re self-quarantining due to actual fears of having COVID-19 or you’ve just been given the mandate to work from home, or maybe you’re just home because your state has cancelled schools and the kids ain’t gonna watch themselves. You’ve seen the news all over the internet; conventions are cancelling left and right. Maybe you’reContinue reading “Quarantined? Oh no, what now?”

You’ve Got to Love Yourself First? In the article I linked above, Page talks about how it’s complete bullshit that you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. I agree. On a deeply personal level, I strongly agree. I have struggled immensely with loving myself. My sense of self-worth has had some serious ebbs and flows overContinue reading “You’ve Got to Love Yourself First?”

This World, It’s Fucked Unless We ALL Start Caring

Part of my struggle with my depression is the occasional bouts of extreme angst and sadness that overtake me. Occasionally these are triggered by sad personal memories, but more often all it takes is a small reminder of the vast injustices in the world. Last month I was sitting in downtown Chicago at a nice-ishContinue reading “This World, It’s Fucked Unless We ALL Start Caring”

Gaming, My Chosen Family

I was recently in Fort Wayne, IN for the annual Winter Fantasy gaming convention. As I remarked to Paige on our latest recording for the Round Table, I considered Winter Fantasy to be my absolute favorite gaming convention that I go to each year. The emphasis there is on gaming, as most who know meContinue reading “Gaming, My Chosen Family”

Digital Dating is Exhausting

For anyone who’s ever ventured into the world of online dating, the sheer plethora of options available is overwhelming. Traditional websites like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid and apps like Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge…where to even start? Being a woman, I know I have an advantage in that it’s SO EASY for me to match withContinue reading “Digital Dating is Exhausting”