Jews, Acknowledge Your True Enemy

“וּבְמָקוֹם שֶׁאֵין אֲנָשִׁים, הִשְׁתַּדֵּל לִהְיוֹת אִישׁ” “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Pirkei Avot 2:5   This is something I’ve been meaning to talk about in detail for some time now, but things have been busy, and I wanted to do the topic justice. While I do intend…

Diversitygate, One Year Later

Well, time certainly does fly. I still remember when this first took place a year ago. Bre’s video has a full recounting of what took place as well as its aftermath, but I’ll quickly summarize here. Bre Faucheux, then a book reviewer on YouTube as well as an indie author, made a video calling out…

Clarity Over Cleverness, the Key to Fun Stories

I’d like to share an excellent post by Brian Niemeier, which itself is sharing and replying to another great article by Daddy Warpig over on the Castalia House blog. The gist of the longer article is encapsulated in Brian’s post. Clarity over cleverness. As Brian points out, the science fiction genre has fallen from being…