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Eileen Young
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Editor, writer, superhero
Editor, writer, superhero

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Consolidation
In the interests of consolidating some of my online presence, I've exported all of these posts . Future posts about writing & tech will be there. I'm leaving this up, partly as a redirect for anyone tracking me down from old information and partly because, ...

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Summer Projects
Tomorrow I take my last two final exams of my college career. Friday, I move. A week after that is Commencement. Over the next year, there will be more changes, including applying to and then sorting out the logistics of various graduate programs as well as...

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Talking about Homestuck on the eve of the Homestuck apocalypse.

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You Are Not Alone
It's the night before the end of Homestuck . There are other things going on in my life right now, but that's the one singing note of tension that keeps coming back to me. I'm planning to wear a Homestuck shirt tomorrow to campus, and drop everything to loo...

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Fiction As Learning Tool
Do you remember in Health class when you had to watch Degrassi videos? I ask this in full expectation that it's a universal - I know we watched some in Canada and some in the U.S., and expect that everyone in North America at least had to watch episodes of ...

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Intellectual Property and Trolling
The phrase 'fight like a girl' is trademarked. Yep - the phrase used as a title in this comic ,  this movie , this comedy sketch , this self-defense program , and the song below is trademarked, and not to any of these people. So who owns it? Well it's one c...

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Genre Fiction and Sexual Violence
One of the interesting contrasts between literary and genre fiction is what we expect from them: literary fiction we expect to give us good writing and interesting narrative devices, genre fiction we expect to give us a particular emotional experience. With...

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Body horror and blenders
Becoming a monster plays into an aspect of horror that I'm very fond of: body horror. Becoming a monster sometimes involves physical changes - shifting, or things under the skin. One of my favorite incarnations is in Homestuck and Homestuck fandom, where th...

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Schools of thought
I see two major schools of thought about writing when not on deadline, and I mostly see them dichotomized. The first is that one must write every day, just plant butt in chair and get words done, get them out. Polish later, but write every day, no matter wh...

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Character Creation: Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
A story is food for the mind. A drabble is an amuse-bouche, satisfying to the palate but not the stomach. A novel is a multi-course meal, with tastes that complement each other and segue into the next part. Characters are the ingredients. You combine a litt...
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