Glimmer Girl #25 – “Crossing Over” (Part 1)

Agent Finch was every inch the stereotype of a man in his position. He stood at six foot one, with square shoulders and a crew cut to match. Both eyes and lips were but narrow slivers on his face, while his nose and cheekbones were sharp enough to cut concrete. He wore an American cut black and white suit in tints and shades as bland as the rest of him. One glance was all it took to recognize his most prominent trait; that he was, as many had said, an irredeemable ass.

He, along with a convoy of black vans, sat on the roadside between the pines. Before them was an electrified fence surrounding a three story compound. The building was square and featureless save for the sparse warning signs along the ground level. Yet for all its drabness the building was conspicuous. An unsettling aura neither seen nor heard rattled the atmosphere. Not even birds dared to approach.

Soon they were joined by a second set of cars. Agent Finch didn’t smile at the figure in the passenger seat of the front car. He folded his hands in front of him and braced for the force of a ten foot woman compressed in a five foot body. The car pulled to the scanner, and the purple haired scientist reached to touch her card.

“I’m afraid I can’t let you inside, ma’am.” Continue reading “Glimmer Girl #25 – “Crossing Over” (Part 1)”

PODCAST: Geeks Out – The Journey of Heroes Continues..

Tune in to Geeks Out, Tuesdays at 8pm on Joy!

On our last episode, Miranda chats with Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and X-Men Red scribe Tom Taylor at the opening night of Marvel: Journey of Heroes, an exhibition commemorating 80 years of Marvel Comics, free to view at Melbourne Central; Miranda, Bailey and intern Will revel in the 80s goodness while reviewing season 3 of Stranger Things; and the team talk trailers with new offerings from Disney’s Mulan and Maleficent – Mistress of Evil.

Featuring music from Styx and Chloe x Halle.

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BLOG: Shameless Self-Promotion! (Superteam Handbook)

Have you ever wanted to be a Power Ranger? If you’re like me, then probably.

Which is why you should pick up this book.

New from Green Ronin Publishing comes the SUPERTEAM HANDBOOK, featuring my own contribution, the sentai-inspired MAGNA FORCE!

There’s also a ton of great contributions in there from other authors, whom I whole-heartedly recommend.

Do yourself a favour, click the link, and nab a copy!

PODCAST: Geeks Out – Geeking Out as Only a Spider Can

Tune in to Geeks Out, Tuesday nights at 8pm on Joy 94.9!

Last show, Clayton and Keiran covered the lesser hyped science fiction film, High Rise, starring Robert Patterson and Juliet Binochet, before having a chat about the latest trailers for the Jumanji sequel, and familial horror romp Ready or Not.

Then Keiran brought us the latest news from the world of anime covering Attack on TitanSailor Moon EternalOne Piece: Stampede, and Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s release on Netflix.

Plus, Clayton and Keiran delivered their take on the first MCU film following Avengers: Endgame – Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Featuring music from Good Omens‘ Chattering order of St Beryl.

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PODCAST: Geeks Out – The Creepy Dolls are Out in Force

Tune in to Geeks Out, Tuesdays at 8pm on Joy for the latest in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop culture.

On our last episode, Miranda reviews the latest from The Conjuring universe with Annabelle Comes Home; we play JJ’s review of the all new 2019 revamp of Child’s Play; and the team teases apart the latest season of Black Mirror on Netflix, with a special focus on the gender and sexuality issues in the episode ‘Striking Vipers’.

Featuring music from Blue Oyster Cult and Talking Heads.

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BLOG: Religious Freedom, Freer than the Rest

It seems that every time I open my laptop there’s another take on Israel Folau.

“Who?” you ask, and I forgive you, because it’s an Australian story, and not all of you live in Australia.

For those of you not in the know, Israel Folau is a professional rugby union player whose 2019 contract was terminated after expressing negative comments toward same-sex attracted and gender variant communities.

Folau, in typical fashion, has taken the matter up with the Fair Work Commission, claiming that he was discriminated against on the basis of his religion.

Let’s tease that apart, shall we? Because the story is in the telling. Continue reading “BLOG: Religious Freedom, Freer than the Rest”

PODCAST: Geeks Out – Ragnarockin’ the Men In Black

This past week on Geeks Out – Clayton shares his thoughts on the latest star-studded cinematic installment of ‘Toy Story 4’; The team ponder what the future might hold in the upcoming sequel to ‘The Shining’ in ‘Doctor Sleep’; And finally offer up a review of the intergalactic ‘Men In Black: International’ featuring ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ leads Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

Don’t miss it! Click here for the podcast episode.

PODCAST: Geeks Out – Oz Comic Con-ucopia!

Join the Geeks Out team as we bring you highlights from last weekend’s Oz Comic Con, including (but certainly not limited to) Miranda’s interview with comic book scribe Tom Taylor, author of books such as Injustice: Gods Among UsDCeasedX-Men Red, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

Plus, we bring you a whole lot of reviews, including the television adaption of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens; the Xavier school’s latest and possibly final outing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix; solid sci-fi drama with Netflix’s I Am Mother; and the goofy weirdness that is the animated crossover of Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Featuring Miley Cyrus as Black Mirror’s Ashley O performing Nine Inch Nails’ Head Like A Hole.

Don’t miss it! Find the podcast link here!

PODCAST: Geeks Out – Bringing Wonder Woman to Life

Every Tuesday evening at 8pm (+11GMT) you can hear me as part of the Geeks Out team, talking pop-culture, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, on Australia’s only LGBTI radio station, Joy 94.9.

Check out the latest as I chat to DC Comics artist extraordinaire Nicola Scott and indie comics creator Mitch Collins on the week leading up to Oz Comic Con.

Plus, my cohost Clayton and I give our thoughts on Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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DC Omega: Wonder Woman #7 – ‘The Path of Warriors’ (Part 1)

Friends, I’ve been a very naughty girl.

Between issues of Glimmer Girl I’ve been writing fan fiction: specifically a monthly Wonder Woman title as part of a fan site, DC Omega.

You should absolutely head over, enjoy the series, and NOT contribute to my Patreon. Why? Because the characters don’t belong to me, and it would be wrong to profit from it. This is just for fun!

Please enjoy.

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For Diana, former Princess of the Amazons, the appraisal of others had long been custom. As a child, the only of her kind among grown women, her mere existence attracted the attention of sister and stranger alike. They watched with a vested interest as she grew from a babe to a girl, and to a young woman. So familiar was she with their interest that it fell from her notice; at least until she locked eyes with a shy voyeur.

She smiled a friendly smile, as did the young man who averted his gaze. To be regarded by an unfamiliar sex remained a novelty. Though time would surely dull that notion, Diana remained certain of surprises yet to come, for good and for ill.

Read more at DC Omega…