Monthly Archives of: May 2014

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100×8: A kiss

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This has nothing to do with today's theme. A kiss-off, if you will.

This has nothing to do with today’s theme. A kiss-off, if you will.

Words.

So, friend and code magician Chris made this thing yesterday:

Robots kissing

It makes poems out of interactive fiction, and I dig everything about it. I dig what it creates and what it uses to create it. I especially dig that the poem emerges from the places the robots meet. I find that oddly romantic. Robot romance? I SAID IT. They’re crawling around in that tangle of words, spitting poetry like sparks whenever they collide. (See? ROMANTIC.)

I’m very into this.

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100×7: Lights up

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Words.

I retweeted this blog post yesterday. You should read it.

I think about this stuff a lot. I’m pretty vocal about my feminism, and popular media is one of my great bugbears. But, as a writer, even I have to remember to consciously check my biases. I write fictional words that are dark and difficult, and my instinct is to populate them with men.

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100×6: Friends

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Waiting for wine and gossip.

Waiting for wine and gossip.

Words.

Here’s the end of that same scene from AFTER, because some of you asked for it — and because I lost tonight writing a post on gender in media that I need someone to sanity check for me tomorrow. Just you wait!