Author Archives: Meg

Apps That Need To Exist: Horror Saturation Protection

A temporary plugin that hides all the articles about whatever horrible and outrageous thing the Republican government has done now. It would also hide the backlash articles about how that horrible thing is just a distraction from an infinitely horrible thing … Continue reading

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Wayan And The Turtle King

My friend (and Taiwan roommate!) Yvette is releasing a children’s book, Wayan And The Turtle King. Yvette is a freediver, environmentalist and English teacher, and she’s combined all three in this magical children’s story. Wayan And The Turtle King promo … Continue reading

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  A post shared by Meg (@simpsonsparadox) on May 12, 2017 at 5:21am PDT  Our new game is actually starting to look like a game! Harold is at work on the card art for our next (!!!) card game. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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The Paper of Record High Temperatures, For Some Reason

I just sold my New York Times stock. I hope that withdrawing my $22 investment expresses my displeasure in their recent hiring choices. Climate change is real, and reputable publications have a responsibility to report science. Also, I left the definite article … Continue reading

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Bell’s Seasoning

This is the first thing I’ve written for my MFA that I consider a finished, standalone piece. When I started this program, I expected to write so many finished, solid stories. And I am writing so, so much for this program, but … Continue reading

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Are you listening to S-Town? I’ve just started listening to it, and it’s such a terrible and true look at small-town Southern life. It’s about the horror exhaustion and outrage saturation of reading the news and thinking about it, and the … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome, Again. Still.

I don’t want to talk about the Orange Lord, but he recently described his time in office by saying “I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president.” It’s amazing to me that he can take this attitude. By any … Continue reading

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Comics Wife Life, Part 38,473

In which I am an unending delight.
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Yantai Journals

Oh, hey so I briefly mentioned the Chefoo Concentration Camp when I wrote about exploring Tamsui. There’s an episode of NPR’s This American Life about the diary of a Girl Guide leader who was imprisoned in Chefoo. The story is … Continue reading

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Shortly before I left for Taiwan, I was having ramen with Marcus, and he asked how the MFA was going. It was a somewhat rushed meeting in a trendy ramen shop, since I was leaving for Taiwan the next day … Continue reading

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