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Can't Talk | January 20, 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

“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

SWTOR: Knights of the Eternal Throne Thoughts

December 9, 2016 |

Completing “SWTOR’s Knights of the Eternal Throne” (“KOTET”) was a bittersweet moment for me. It’s a feeling I’m used to experiencing in single-player RPGs, beloved television shows, and novels—not MMOs. It’s been two years (give or take) since the seeds … Read More

Westworld Review – Pilot

October 20, 2016 |

Television pilot episodes seem like they’re very stressful to write. Creators need to get viewers invested in the characters, make sure the rules of the world are understood, and raise enough questions to keep people tuning in to watch. It … Read More