Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2021 Logline: Kidnapped by the US government because alien technology gave her (and dozens of other random civilians) superpowers, a kind but career-obsessed scientist must balance her urge to study this new reality against her guilt of not wanting to escape for the sake her family, and take down a… Continue reading Screenplay: Menace to Society
A combination of fact-check of and elaboration on the lyrics to the song Yakko's Big Idea. How much did they get right? How disappointed will I be in a squandered opportunity?
2020 was actually a decent year, in at least one way...
Seminar Series presentation: She blinded them with science: The life and times of a Hollywood science consultant
After an unfortunate hiatus, the 65th Eurovision Song Content (ESC) has returned. This time, in Rotterdam. All 39 participating countries submitted their songs a while back (available for viewing/listening on the ESC’s official YouTube channel) but I’ve only gotten around to this post just now. #PhDLife I’m going to keep doing science tangents on their lyrics until… Continue reading The Science of Eurovision 2021
Logline: Stumbling into the company of an NPYD detective after her anthropological mission goes awry, a genetically engineered woman raised by an artificial intelligence assumes the guise of a naive alien to continue data collection for her creator…and to avoid being identified as the serial killer she technically is. 1-hour Sci-Fi Drama
The podcast doesn't have its own website, but you can find it on iTunes or any of your standard podcast apps. Disco Nights was cancelled mid-season, so not every episode got covered, and I recorded some segments that never made it to air. But you can listen to all of the ones I did record, here:… Continue reading PodGuesting: Disco Nights Season 3
Everything was virtual this year (for obvious reasons, until you're reading this after the fall of civilization but somehow the internet's survived). I presented a piece of my PhD research, entitled Creating a Taxonomy of Fictional Science in Hollywood as part of the con's Academic Stream. I'll be submitting a paper for peer review to… Continue reading CoNZealand (WorldCon 2020)
Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2019 Logline: After the death of her princess during a failed ransoming attempt, a magically-scarred and cursed handmaiden must work with one of the kidnappers to stop a rival prince from taking over the kingdom. 116 pages, Fantasy
Here's the blurb I sent the organizers that never, ever got used in any promotional material (i.e. social media posts). In fact, from what I saw, my panel wasn't promoted at all, other than being listed in the schedule. And they didn't even use the right title! Marvel(ous) Science: What the cinematic and comic universes… Continue reading Armageddon Expo (Auckland) 2019