Apr 012015
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Play Write

For someone who enjoys a great story, is there anything better than a narrative that engages you from the very start? Imagine a world so rich you can almost smell the scents in the air, a delivery so clever it forces you to think in a way you never thought you would. I’m Ryan J. Hodge, author, and I’d like to talk to you about… video games.

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Mar 302015
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Laser Time, Duke Nukem, Veronica Venom, short story, fan fiction

The Duke Nukem series is all about being a crude action hero, but the terrible things that happen to women are shocking. “Get our babes back” was the motto at one point. But what if one of these damsels in distress wanted to escape by herself? This is the story of Veronica Venom. It isn’t humorless, hopeless, restrained, or meant to arouse. It’s a short story about survival and our place in a cold universe.

Plus, there are lasers.

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Mar 282015
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Laser Time, DC, comic, cover, variant, Batgirl, sexist, Joker

We all remember our immediate thoughts when we saw a leering Joker painting his smile over a helpless, terrified Batgirl. That thought was some iteration of Oh boy, DC is going to catch some hell for this! With seemingly more scrutiny than ever being placed on women in media, things as innocuous as Thor’s sex switch and Spider-Woman’s ass now get national attention.

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