• The Before the Future Came podcast art: a painting from NASA of space colony consisting of a massive tunnel of pasture and rivers, overlaid with the title of the podcast.
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    I’m in a New Podcast: Before the Future Came

    Sooooo, how do you feel about Star Trek? Because I love Star Trek. It has strong visions of what society could be and takes some big swings to try to show those visions as achievable. Sometimes those swings land, and other times they miss in interesting ways. Its vision(s) of utopia are fun to crack open and look at, so I’m co-hosting a podcast to do so! Before the Future Came is a podcast hosted by Lucy Arnold, Gregory Avery-Weir, and yours truly that is not quite yet about Star Trek. Until the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, we are turning our brains to examining utopias in science fiction books, comics,…

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    Where am I?

    So… I’m writing again, and partaking in a little summer writing project (coined “Hot Blog Summer”) with my partner Dr. Lucy. Good gravy, folks, the amount of plugin clean-up I had to do to get this and my next post out is wild. 😅 While I’m editing my first meaty post, here’s how you can find me these days: Mastodon I’m over at irrsinn.life/@melissa, posting about Beat Saber, other games I’m playing, a bit of social justice stuff, and tech. Come chat with me there. I really don’t spend much time on Twitter these days aside from Future Proof Games work and folks I get push notifications for.

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    Audacious Compassion: a Podcast About… That

    Did y’all know I’m the co-host of a podcast? “Audacious Compassion” is a monthly podcast I record with MacGregor in which we take listener questions about ways they’re having trouble being compassionate in everyday life. Much like in our game design, we hope to enable and inspire not just general compassion, but compassion when it’s┬áhard, when it takes audacity to enact.