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Can't Talk | April 28, 2017

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Nat is a Staff Writer at Can’t Talk Media. You can find her bio under “About Us”.

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

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 179: Moral Flexibility

January 23, 2017 |

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, Amelia, Nat and Kirstin talk Star Wars: The Old Republic. Conclusion: it’s a pretty great game.

Nat recommends: Screaming into the void.

Kirstin recommends: “Overwatch”

Amelia recommends: … 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

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 164: It’s A Tube of Meat

September 19, 2016 |

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Amelia recommends: “Saving Grace.”

Nat recommends: Warcraft Expansion, Legion.

Kirstin recommends: Baking.

They also mention:

  • “Person of Interest”
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • The Instance
  • AIE
  • Deadly Boss Mods
  • ElvUI

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And Maybe This Isn’t The End At All: Thoughts on Root and Shaw

July 5, 2016 | | One Comment

If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d be fangirling over a CBS show I’d probably have told them they were full of crap; network television tends to not skew towards my interests. And yet, here I … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 153: International Maker of Things Happen

June 20, 2016 |

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Episode Transcript

On this week’s episode, special guest host Nat (@stumpynat) joins Amelia to talk about “X-Files”, storytelling, and all things TV!   Amelia recommends: “Preacher”

Nat has mixed feelings about the … Read More

Storytelling, Tropes, And Feels

June 8, 2016 |

“Person of Interest” spoilers ahead…

From her introduction in the first season till her death on last week’s episode, Root from “Person of Interest” was one of my favorite characters on television. She had a wonderful arc—Amy Acker is absolutely … Read More

Of Nuclear Annihilation & Robot Friends

May 26, 2016 |

I’m not big on stories about the end of the world. It’s a genre—or maybe sub-genre, whatever—that has never appealed to me. I think it’s because it’s hard for a writer to make such a massive event personal and emotionally … Read More

Space Wants To Murder You

March 24, 2016 |

I recently watched “The Martian,” and I was intrigued by the fictional depiction of factual perils posed by space travel. Most of the science fiction I’ve consumed has focused on an external threat (usually extraterrestrial), while taking the basic, day-to-day … Read More