Category: A-Z Challenge Post

Posts made for the A-Z April Challenge.

P is for Post-Apocalyptic

The Lost Road (art)

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: P is for Post-Apocalyptic I’ve always held a bizarre fascination with post-apocalyptic literature, video games, movies, and art. Give me an hour, and I’ll ramble at length about Alas, Babylon, Fallout 3, or disaster porn movies like The Day after Tomorrow. Something about nature taking …

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O is for Original

Raven Oak middle school photo

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: O is for Original It’s a common tale–an oddball child with talents is bullied relentlessly growing up because they are different. Sometimes it’s because the child is smarter than fellow peers, or sometimes it’s because they don’t share the expected religion or cultural identity of …

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N is for Neil

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: N is for Neil…Gaiman Unlike most folks in geekdom, I didn’t discover Neil Gaiman through his Sandman comics. In fact, while my high school friends were nose-deep in The Sandman, I was too busy reading and writing novels. My first encounter with the world of …

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M is for Magic!

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: M is for Magic! Gaming has been a part of my world since I was a child–back in the day with the King’s Quest series on old 5 1/4″ floppy discs–but it wasn’t until I married my husband that I became a series gamer. He …

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L is for Love

L is for Love...My husband rocks

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: L is for Love [warning]I’m gonna be fairly sappy here, so if sticky, silly sap isn’t your thing, you may want to read something else on the site. Just a fair warning. [/warning] I met my husband back in 1993 in 10th grade. I don’t …

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K is for Kitties

DiNozzo as a kitten.

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: K is for Kitties I’ve known for 26 years that children weren’t for me. I can tolerate them when I must, but most under the age of twelve, irritate me like broken glass rubbed into my skin. I’ve lucked out that my husband shares these …

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J is for Joss

Joss Whedon is My Master Now

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: J is for Joss Whedon Despite what many folks think, Joss Whedon isn’t perfect–any more than any other writer, director, etc., but the man has a mad sort-of genius that continues to amaze me with each project he dives into. I could use to be …

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I is for Imogen

Us with Imogen Heap

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: I is for Imogen Heap If you haven’t figured it out by the letter “I,” music is an important part of my world. For 3.5 years, I was a music composition major in college. I even released a CD. I stopped when I realized that …

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H is for Hayao Miyazaki

Raven Oak Totoro Cosplay

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: H is for Hayao Miyazaki The very first anime (or Japanese animation) film I saw was  Kiki’s Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. In it, a thirteen-year-old (Kiki) leaves home to train as a witch. She takes her black kitty, Jiji, with her. She …

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G is for Grandmothers

My Grandmother, Esther

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: G is for Grandmothers – The Shapers of Me Not everyone gets along with their grandmothers, but as a child growing up without a mother, my grandmothers were both mother figures for my child-self. My maternal grandmother raised me when I was very young as …

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