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The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar
23 February, 2017
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The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar

This episode was about brains but that does not in any way make it cerebral. I somehow have managed to yet again mention what used to euphemistically be known as “marital aids”. How does this keep happening to me? I’m starting to think it’s not a coincidence.

The Nerd Degree: Heart of Dorkness
14 February, 2017
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The Nerd Degree: Heart of Dorkness

Just in time for Valentines Day, it’s the love-themed episode of everyone’s favourite “pop culture quiz show that’s recorded at Orange Studios”, The Nerd Degree. This episode is notable for me reading a poem I wrote about my first celebrity crush, Kirk Cameron.

The Nerd Degree: Star Wars Special II
18 December, 2016
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The Nerd Degree: Star Wars Special II

Yet again I pretended to know more about a topic than I do and got to mix it with the nerds on another panel-quiz-podcast sesh of the Nerd Degree. Full disclosure – I may have bribed my way onto the show with the promise of cookies. Yes, actual cookies. See?

The Nerd Degree: Bite Night
6 December, 2016
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The Nerd Degree: Bite Night

Ha ha! I pretended to know more about vampires than I really do and they let me be on an episode of The Nerd Degree. Suckers! This episode includes unfortunate technical difficulties but not before I get in a dildo joke. Enjoy!

How not to talk to me about racism
12 October, 2016
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How not to talk to me about racism

Facebook. It giveth with one hand, it taketh with the other. On the one hand I can easily glom* onto already organised toddler gatherings with the greatest of ease and share pics of my kid with his whanau, on the other hand I get an insight into the mindset and politics of people whom I […]

Mappelgangers: Christchurch and Pawnee
5 October, 2016
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Mappelgangers: Christchurch and Pawnee

I’ve written before about the thoroughly delightful fact that the street maps for Pawnee used in Parks and Recreation were based off a map of my very own hometown Christchurch. So I was pretty thrilled to be able to dig up some facts about how that came to be for an article on The Spinoff.

Christchurch: Urban farmland
24 September, 2016
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Christchurch: Urban farmland

Urban farmland? Bit of an oxymoron there, don’t you think, Moata? Mayhaps, pedantic reader. Mayhaps. Then again, I’m not quite sure what else to call my hometown given the odd spate of random livestock appearances we’ve been having.

Day job writing #5

Day job writing #5

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Preacher recap: Episode 10, Season 1
2 August, 2016
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Preacher recap: Episode 10, Season 1

Well this is it, pardners, the season 1 finale. Whether we see God is debatable but it seems highly likely that chaos and havoc will ensue. I honestly have no idea how this will play out but am assuming it will be as entertaining as all get-out. It’s a slightly longer than usual episode of […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 9
27 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 9

Well, last week was pretty action-packed, what with the Alamo-esque stand-offs, the insight into the twisted head of Odin Quincannon, pet murder, and an overriding mission statement that’s starting to look a lot like “God. What the fuck use is he?” Mysteries of subterranean machinery remain, and Jesse’s relationship with the town, God, and everyone looks […]