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Can't Talk | November 15, 2018

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About Nat, Staff Writer

Nat

Nat

Nat is a writer, gamer, and generally nerdy person who lurks in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posts By Nat

Nat’s Review: Creatures of Will and Temper

March 28, 2018 |

I’ve never read “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” the story that provided the inspiration for Molly Tanzer’s “Creatures of Will and Temper.” Everything I know about it comes from references in pop culture. However, what little I do know about … Read More

Nat Breaks Up With The X-Files. For Good This Time.

February 7, 2018 |

Spoilers ahead and a trigger warning for rape.

I said I would not watch the latest season of “The X-Files.” After last year’s convoluted alien conspiracy theory bullshit, I told myself I was done with Chris Carter’s shitty monologues and … Read More

“We are what they grow beyond”: Some Thoughts on The Last Jedi

January 11, 2018 |

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “THE LAST JEDI.” YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

I’ve had a lot of thoughts buzzing around in my head since I saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Trying to distill them enough to write about has been tough, … Read More

Nat Reviews: The Collapsing Empire

December 14, 2017 |

I debated writing about my thoughts on the “The Collapsing Empire.” John Scalzi doesn’t need my help selling book, but I really liked the book. Since Can’t Talk lets me write (sometimes to excess) about the things I like, I … Read More

Phasma: An Origin Story that Maintains Mystery

October 18, 2017 |

Origin stories are a hit or miss for me. This is especially true when it comes to villains, and particularly those characters who are meant to inspire fear. Hannibal Lecter is a good example of this; the more we learned … Read More

Nat Recommends: Black Magick

August 30, 2017 |

One thing I really like about comics is that they’re about so much more than just superheroes and their trials. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good superhero tale, but sometimes it’s nice to check out other stories—say, a … Read More

Things to Watch: “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny”

July 26, 2017 |

One of the things I was excited about coming out of Star Wars Celebration this year, other than “The Last Jedi” trailer was the announcement of the web series “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.” New “Star Wars” stories are always … Read More

Nat’s Bad at Self Care…But Keeps Trying Anyway

May 6, 2017 |

Self care, while important and helpful to my physical and mental well-being, is not something that comes easily to me. Fortunately, as I find myself frequently reminding myself, self care isn’t a one-time win or lose activity. I don’t have … Read More

A Reflection on Alien Banging

March 30, 2017 |

As I am writing about space on the eve of the release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” it’s only appropriate that I talk about the thing nearest and dearest to the collective hearts of many Mass Effect fans: banging aliens. “Star … Read More

Nat’s Best of 2016: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

December 21, 2016 |

I almost didn’t bother writing about what I considered the best of this past year because I’m not-so-secretly yearning for a giant meteor. OK, that’s melodramatic, but right now everything hurts, and there’s no end to said hurting in sight. … Read More