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Good lord, I need a therapist. I have an interesting and fulfilling (if ultra low-paying) job, I live in an awesome city, and I have a terrific and incredibly supportive girlfriend. I am ridiculously fortunate. And right now, I'm freaking the hell out about work deadlines, I'm really bummed out about having almost no…

Natalie Reed is apparently leaving Freethought Blogs because of all the vicious misogyny and transphobia in the Atheist/Skeptic community, which (in the wake of Freethought becoming ground zero of the effort to move Atheism/Skepticism towards caring about social justice) has come through in hideous fashion on her…

Finally finished assembling the bed that has been taunting me, half-finished, for a month. I have impaired motor skills and so these things are a pain in the ass, which leads me to procrastinate on them. When I finally got on it today, I discovered that I'd put the end pieces on upside-down, and that half of the…

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Any Questionable Content fans out there? Today's strip made me cheer so hard. For a mainstream webcomic, it's pretty unbelievably feminist and progressive on gay and lesbian issues, and if he does this well (and I bet he will) I will be thrilled to finally see a positive portrayal of a trans person in a context like…

So, now that I have access to a console (XBox 360) for the first time since 2003, I'm considering buying a sports title. The feature I'm most interested in is the My Player/Road to the Show/etc. that allows you to play out an entire career as a single player. I've been an RPG geek for years, and I've wanted a "Sports…

So, I hadn't done any console gaming in ages, on account of not having a console since my Game Cube broke freshman year of high school. Moved into a new place a few weeks ago, roommate had a 360 and a copy of Fable II, which I'd heard tons of good things about. Started playing it and quickly got hooked. I'm a sucker…