Still here :-D

Not dead, just still buried in school stuff. Hopefully I’ll start posting again after May when I graduate!

Also, I run the Broad Street Race about 3 days after my thesis is due because that was a smart decision that will in no way bite me in the ass 2 weeks from now.

It’s nice to know that some things never change.

What’s in Kate’s bag?


Felt like doing a “what’s in my bag” post (hello 2009!) and I was trying to streamline my bag anyway.

Bag: Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag (I don’t think they make this style anymore? It’s from 2013-ish).

What I usually carry:

  • work laptop (a bit on the heavy side but it’s nice to work from home when I need to)
  • blue Filofax Metropol day planner to hold my entire life
  • pink Staples Arc notebook for school
  • Compass stand for iPad
  • Actual iPad mini and case
  • Logitech Keys 2 Go bluetooth keyboard (this and my iPad have been great for mobile writing this year. It was definitely a “treat ‘yo self!” splurge)
  • eyedrops
  • pills
  • various cords and cables
  • all the pens
  • purple polka dot Moleskine
  • hand lotion
  • Tic Tacs!

Hello again!

There is totally no excuse for my unexplained hiatus except that I’m lazy and got bogged down with school and life stuff. Sorry!

Also, someone please help, I have like, 5 day planners for 2015-2016 now and I don’t know how that happened. I even splurged on an A5-sized Filofax from Ebay without really knowing what I’d do with all that extra writing space. I’m thinking that I might use it as a school/thesis project planner. I can have sections for thesis notes, meetings with my advisor and seminar class, task list, calendar pages for due dates, etc. And then after I finish school in May (hopefully, please God), maybe I can use it as a journal or something.

Also, how did I not know that there are sorts of cute planner accessories and paper inserts on Etsy? Like this shop or this one? I’m too craft-challenged to even print my own day planner refills so these shops are both terrific and a dangerous idea for me.

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Filofax A5 Saffiano from Ebay


There have always been female Star Wars fans

Author is responding to this completely stupid J.J. Abrams quote from a recent interview: “Star Wars was always about, you know…it was always a boy’s thing, and a movie that dads take their sons to. And though that’s still very much the case–”

THANK YOU AUTHOR. Jesus Christ, every time Abrams opens his mouth lately, I actually get LESS excited about a NEW STAR WARS movie. Dear Lucasfilm and Disney PR people: Please stop sending Abrams on press tours or, if you must, send him but duct-tape his mouth shut already. I don’t get why you’d want to alienate half your goddamn fan base. Sincerely, person who had just bought TFA tickets the other night so she could do a nice Christmas Day thing with her dad, because watching Star Wars–(and Star Trek, Doctor Who, X-Files, X-Men, Avengers, etc.) is how they bond).

Dredging up old memories (sorry, it’s long)

This letter reminded me of the last car accident I was involved in. The TL;DR summary is that if you’re on medication that causes severe dizziness, or any other driving impairment, then please don’t go all over the road willy-nilly. Below is what happens with even a “minor” car accident which was so confusing that the responding police were like, “we are going to need Matchbox cars to diagram this properly.”

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SDCC 2015: Why with all the Prequel-Bashing?

Yes to all this, let’s please stop acting like Mark Hamill’s hand was actually cut off in Empire Strikes Back or some such noise.

Clone Corridor

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has come and gone and it has been amazing… for the most part. Clone Corridor was started in April of this year not long after the end of SWC: Anaheim and, partly, as a consequence of the attitude at SWC: Anaheim. The first post posted to this website was ‘The Risk of Ignoring the Prequels’, a post I wrote in the middle of the night while slightly mad, much like this one right now. Like everyone else I was ecstatic about the upcoming film and the newly released teaser trailer, but I was also curious as to why not a single interview about The Force Awakens could be had without unnecessary emphasis on “original” and “practical” effects and lack of CGI. Now I am in the exact same position, only a little wiser and a little sadder.

What I’ve come to think, and what I’ve been arguing for…

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