Monthly Archives: December 2017

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East Berlin Weinachtsmarkt – or The Claws of the Billowing Abyss

So, we went to the Christmas Market on the rooftop of Neukölln Arkaden. It was soggy, icy and lame. It was in fact so underwhelming that I was overwhelmed with inspiration and made this quick atmospheric video about it. I’d like to present this as a tiny tiny tribute to David Foster Wallace for his descriptions of the ‘nausea’ of depression in Infinite Jest.

I share this every Yuletide to get you in the seasonal spirit.


Sexualized Saturdays: “Fully Functional,” Lt. Commander Data and Asexual Representation

“…the potential future inclusion of real androids in the queer community is interesting…”

Lady Geek Girl and Friends

In contemplating possible articles related to ace week, I tried to think of classic geek characters who are asexual. That led me to wonder, “How would I even know? It’s not like we get 24/7 access to these fictional people’s’ lives.” But then, very quickly, I realized that we do know that a lot of our favorite characters are not ace/aro because so many of them have had on-screen relationships and sexual encounters that are presented as a product of the characters’ own sex drive (rather than as ace people who are accommodating their partner). But why? Is there something about our sexual lives that is so essential to our identities that it requires exposition in our fictional characters, or is this just an example of ace erasure? After some additional geeky contemplation, it occurred to me that there is one beloved character who is, in fact, perfectly suited to…

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Sexualized Saturdays: “Fully Functional,” Lt. Commander Data and Asexual Representation

“…the potential future inclusion of real androids in the queer community is interesting…”