Kate Baker Category

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

The sun has gone to bed and so must I. I’ll try to make this as short and as sweet as I can as I return the keys to John. Thank you. To all of you for making me feel at home for the short time I was here. It was an honor to meet […]

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I Remember

I remember laughing in my blue Saturn at NPR as they discussed Bushisms. I remember carrying my infant daughter up the stairs to our house. I remember sitting on my couch, opening the bag of donuts. I remember turning on my TV to the Today Show. At first it was awe. At first it was […]

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They Blew Up My Little Pony, Mommy!

You know you are losing the imaginary war when a toy pony brings law enforcement to their knees. The bomb squad sent a robot to investigate the toy pony. Robot: Dude, are you a bomb? Pony: No, my forgetful human left me here when the bell rang. She even left the brush she uses to […]

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The Awesome Side of SF Fandom

My time at Dragon*Con really opened my eyes to how dedicated and loyal some fans can be. Here we have Amy Pond and the 11th incarnation of the Doctor. I saw fans who loved Star Wars, Star Trek, Final Fantasy, Borderlands, Halo and many others. Some were simple costumes and some went all out on […]

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Is It or Isn’t It?

There is some debate as to whether it was actually him. What do you think? George Lucas or a really good doppleganger? Here’s another.

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Free Fiction & An Open Pimp Thread

Because free is awesome, I wanted to share some free fiction links with you as I fly over the mid-Atlantic on my way down to DragonCon. Clarkesworld Magazine just came out with a new issue on September 1st. Along with the beautiful cover, there are stories by Robert Reed and Stephen Gaskell. Non-fictions brought to […]

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Playlist Confessions

In anticipation of my upcoming trip to DragonCon, I had to update my iPod’s playlist for traveling. As I searched the almost 40GB of music, I cringed. I don’t remember adding the entire Spice Girls album to my collection or “Ice Ice Baby”. In an effort to cull the list to prevent embarrassment, I found […]

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Your Plan for the Zombie Apocalypse

So I was sitting in a Cracker Barrel restaurant a few weeks ago and instead of being involved in the conversation, I was lost in thought. Glancing at all the old and wickedly dangerous kitsch surrounding us on the walls, my musing turned into dreams of survival. I blurted out, “You know, this structure would […]

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The Coolest Thing You’ll See Today

(If you haven’t seen it already, that is.) You can either watch it here on the Whatever, or click on the video for higher resolution and explanation. I stumbled upon it during lunch and have watched it a few times. Students of the visual arts continue to amaze me. The rendering and editing of this […]

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Things Weren’t Really That Different When I Was A Kid

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved going to the movies. The first film that I remember was ET at a now defunct drive-in. (Damn, I really miss those.) Then multiplexes were popping up everywhere. While we would pay for the ticket into the theater, I never understood why my parents thought it […]

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Video Game Neuroses

Allow me to take you on a journey of my little quirks which only present themselves while behind a computer screen. During my World of Warcraft days, it took effort not to refer to myself in the third person. “Kate waves hello.” “Kate would like a slice of pizza.” When you emoted in game as […]

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My Dice, Let Me Show You Them

Let me show you my dice. As you can see, by this really cool photograph that I took while playing the Star Wars RPG, mine are a fuchsia, glittery color. Hey, I left you enough hints despite it being a black and white photo! Every month or so, a few friends and I get on […]

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