The Book

In my library, in a bookcase toward the back, on the top shelf just off to the left, sits a book I don’t remember writing. A thick novel, filled from cover to cover with all the hallmarks of my literary voice: Witty characterizations, dense symbolism that weaves itself among plot threads, and a good sex …

MySpace Sucks

NOTE: This post mentions sexual assault and transmisogyny. One time at an open mic there was this dude with an annoying voice and annoying haircut that kept plugging his MySpace. (He was the one who plugged his MySpace, not his annoying haircut.) We called him “MySpace dude” and he became an inside joke among my …

Amy-Lee Does Tech Town

Original stock by desdemonasmothered INT. OFFICE BUILDING A young woman, AMY-LEE, wears a ten-store dress that tries to look nice but fails. Her makeup is perfect, though. On the other side of a desk sits MR. ORACLE, a slimy tech agent with a nice hat, an e-cigarette, and a suit that’s fresh off a dead …

Brain Log Excerpt: Unidentified Patient 3917

Source image from Direwrath This is a sequel. Read the previous story here. I have one of those bodies that feels like the stereotypical robots from the 21st century. One-dimensional articulating limbs. These have full range of motion, they just look that cheap. They’re like, stick-thin too. Artificially stick-thin. Because they’re metal. I feel like …

Failed Skyrim Ad Campaigns

Let me, Jenessa Wenkins, tell you a little bit about my time working at Skyrim Incorporated, the very real company that created the even more real game Skyrim: Craft a Thousand Iron Daggers or Die Trying. At first I was tasked with capturing the majesty of Skyrim in a single screenshot. My first submission was …

Modern Dreams of Robots

Photo by brujo The power went out last night. Just on my block. It was 3am. Out of curiosity I stepped out for a look. I slowly descended the stairs from my 2nd floor apartment, hearing the wind and nothing but the wind. No traffic, no voices. Just continuous, endless, raging wind. The apartment complex, …

The Third Evolution

PART I – A New Definition of Technology Now that humans can engineer life, the old definition of technology is obsolete. A new paradigm is needed to explain our purpose in the world and the nature of what humans create. The only difference between a computer and DNA is individual chemistry. Our technology is merely …