Nerdgasms, Teleportation, and Those Damn Boats

It's going to be a while before anyone tries to take you apart molecule by molecule.

Part 3 of Anita’s series on tropes is out, highly recommended. We also have lots of real-world science this week to inspire your political thrillers, terrifying aliens, and future utopias.

P.S. to Charlie Jane Anders: please stop writing so many good articles. You’re not giving the rest of the blogosphere a fighting chance.


Damsel in Distress (Part 3) Tropes vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian at Feminist Frequency.

Race & Gender: The Doctor Who Casting That Might Have Been by Jill Pantozzi at The Mary Sue.

The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms by Charlie Jane Anders at io9


Play The Game, Not The Story by  at RPG Blog II

D&D Skills: Tightrope Walking and the Cirque du Soleil — The Real Problem isn’t “the Math” by Randall at RetroRoleplaying: The Blog

Science & Inspiration

10 Sci-Fi Hacks That Are Now a Reality by  at The Huffington Post

Human teleportation is far more impractical than we thought by George Dvorsky at io9

These Are the Floating Airports of Our Dreams by Vincze Miklós at io9

6 Horrifying Dark Sides of Creatures You Think Are Adorable by  at

5 Dumb Myths About Prehistoric Times That Everyone Believes by  at


7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding by Charlie Jane Anders at io9

Writing & Storytelling

I Hate Boats by Carl Engle-Laird at

My Experience Writing Video Game Fan Fiction by  at Unreality Magazine

Beware the Meta by A. Lee Martinez

Storyville: What is Literary Fiction? by Richard Thomas at LitReactor



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