Don’t worry — I think I can take J.K. Rowling in a fight.

The transgender flag
The transgender flag
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Hot take: I don’t like TERFs. I spent a long time on International Women’s Day last week arguing with one, and it left me feeling spiteful.


Pokémon Arceus, a breath of fresh air.

It can be hard to see, when you’re in the Pokémon community, that the main line games are sadly similar.

It’s not concerning at all that the press department was apparently as shocked as we were.

It’s not that Pokémon has no creativity. Each new installment has hundreds of new monsters, custom-made for that release. The worlds are…


Also, why does everyone put Nick Jonas’ name first?

I had the biggest crush on Nick Jonas as a teenager.


Anyone want to talk about it?

Photo by Daryan Shamkhali on Unsplash

I’m an American millennial, raised on stories of people huddling around tv sets to watch the first space flights. All my life, I’ve been told by those people that we should be proud to be American, grateful to be born here.


Is it possible for a coup attempt to be privileged?

the U.S. Capitol Building
the U.S. Capitol Building
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Yesterday, domestic terrorists breached the Capitol Building, seat of civics for the United States of America.

All rights belong with those whose tweets are embedded here.

I should be clear, just in case. I denounce wholeheartedly the actions of those individuals. I don’t know what comes next, but what I want most is justice to prevail, for there to be repercussions for these actions. …


On New Year’s Eve, two years ago, I published my first Medium article.


I don’t like him — but I think we need to give him more credit.

A modified picture of President Trump, edited to show him without spray tan or combover hair.
A modified picture of President Trump, edited to show him without spray tan or combover hair.
Thank you thank you thank you to JordanRivers_NZ for the Photoshop skills.

Outside of his unique manner of speaking, personal appearance may be the easiest part of President Trump to make fun of. Far before he became America’s 45th president, Trump was a prominent conversation piece in late night talk shows and other media. Making fun of a reality tv star’s appearance is hardly beneath the likes of Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Fallon, and the Donald Trump of Apprentice fame was exactly the species of “celebrity” late night shows are built upon.


Do I sound defensive?

Now should be the time for I, the hobbyist extraordinaire. I’m at home, working in short bursts when my coworkers get a break from teaching their children. It used to be that my sick time each month would be used before it truly accrued, unable to go four weeks without an extra day at home doing “real work”. And laundry.


To my fellow Americans — How about not?

Woman holding sparkler as it burns down
Woman holding sparkler as it burns down
Photo by Dawid Zawiła on Unsplash

So terribly, terribly much has happened thus far in 2020. Especially if you live in America.

Americans are dying.

Honestly, I have no idea where to start with these last…


Ladies, you know we’ve been tricked.

A pair of legs, covered with jeans
A pair of legs, covered with jeans
Photo by mohammed idris djoudi on Unsplash

I was 14 when I started shaving my legs.

Cait Lyn

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