Author Archives: accidentalbeard

Find me at Wiscon!

This week I’m excited to be heading to my third Wiscon. Here’s my panel schedule: Nail Polish Swap: Friday at the Gathering, 1:00-3:45 pm, Capitol/Wisconsin Death to Love Triangles: Friday 10:30-11:45 pm, Assembly Elim Garak’s Weird Cardassian Penis (aka the alien genitals panel): Sunday, … Continue reading

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Fighting evil by moonlight, crushing on girls by daylight

When Hulu started showing subtitled episodes of the early 90s Sailor Moon anime about a year ago, I was pretty excited; I wanted something I could watch while knitting that would be entertaining but forgiving if I had to look … Continue reading

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Exhaustion

Some of the best conversations I have with Scarleteen users are through our live chat service. Of course plenty of folks come in with pregnancy worries, just like they do across all direct services, but because it’s more private I’ve … Continue reading

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Dick-biting is not a solution

Hi y’all, it’s been quiet around here because the creative section of my brain has been a bit of a wasteland lately. Sometimes I’ll try to draw on news that catches my eye when I’m running low on topics to … Continue reading

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The Full-Length Mirror

If any of y’all are not in a good mental place to read about body issues, eating disorders, etc. right now, go ahead and skip this one. I say this because I generally can’t handle reading any sort of diet/weight loss/body negative … Continue reading

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More pronoun troubles

I mentioned earlier that my mom doesn’t have a great track record of using the right pronouns for me, even nine years (almost to the day) after I started asking others to make that change. Before her brief visit in … Continue reading

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Bailing on Pride

It’s SF Pride this weekend! And while I really wish I were excited about it, the feeling’s just not there. I haven’t attended a ton of Pride-related events in years past, to be fair. It isn’t like I’m turning my back on a … Continue reading

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