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Julie McMillin
Des Plaines, IL
Scriptwriter, avid Gamer and soon-to-be mom
Interests: sci fi, fantasy, renaissance, renaissance faires, mmorpg
Recent Activity
It's been two months! I had a beautiful little girl named Alexandra. I've also had many thoughts about Fable 3 and the evolution of women in RPGs... but I haven't had as much time to research as I would have liked. So I give unto you a POSITIVE story about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at Rocket Girls
It boiled down to this question: After the apocalypse, are you the Savior, the Breeder or the Fodder? And I considered the question carefully. First, it depends on what type of apocalypse. War-torn wasteland is very different than a population of zombies. Then it depends on where I find myself.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Rocket Girls
Follow up: Steven Hawking changed his mind in his newest book. Ahh well.
For me, it all started with the game Parasite Eve. I'd been playing Super Mario Brothers since I was seven... and didn't have too many more games worth noting. A few racing games, the Ninja Turtles arcade game... but we didn't buy too many more when all I'd do anyway... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Rocket Girls
(For those who do not know, today marks the beginning of my 9th month of pregnancy.) My apologies for posting about "woman science things" and not "woman sci-fi things". But seriously, we're been a species for how many years and THIS is the best way we've decided to procreate? Surely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Rocket Girls
I'll admit - I've only read Tigana and The Fionavar Tapestry (but about 5 times each... and it's totally Misha's fault). What else should I be reading of his?
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on Monday Miscellany at Rocket Girls
I'm only recently discovering the joys of my iTouch. Before Christmas this year I owned a portable CD player... and it's been a large shock to jump 2 or 3 generations of technology when it comes to enjoying my music. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that there are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Rocket Girls
Dear Warehouse 13, Even though I'm completely stealing this idea from my co-author for the humor of it all, I'm completely in love with your show. The idea of scientific artifacts left over from the great geniuses of the world is completely brilliant. Making HG Wells the main villain is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Rocket Girls
I first heard of Girl Genius last year when the artists were going to be featured guests at WindyCon here in Chicago. I began reading their comic and was totally and completely hooked. I was able to watch with joy as they won the Hugo award last year for Best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Rocket Girls
This is not another post of Dr Who. I leave that in the capable hands of the other fine ladies on this blog. But I will use a video that is Dr Who related. Yes, there's the evolution of the music in there. I find it awesomely fascinating to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Rocket Girls
In keeping with a recent theme in this blog, I saw a blurb on tv that has spiked my interest: The Boys Scouts of America now offers a belt/loop for teaching an adult how to play a video game. There isn't such an equivalent with the Girl Scouts of America... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Rocket Girls
I stumbled across this gem of commentary on sci-fi poetry. Warning: bad language So now I'm curious. I remember my father giving me "Brave New World" to read when I was 13. And I was horrified. I remember sitting at the kitchen table with him after I finished asking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Rocket Girls
If I had a computer that wasn't 10 years old, I know I'd be playing WoW, too. And for the year that I played FFXI with my husband on our PS2s... everyone was surprised that I played the thief and he was the healer.
Oh the "Twilight" generation makes me twitch. As a woman who apparently missed it by 5 years, I can only roll my eyes every time my coworkers squeal about the latest book/movie/rumor/fanfic... For all the arguments that Disney 'killed' folklore (which I don't really agree with), why haven't I found any arguments that Twilight has killed the evolution of the vampire-as-villian?
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on The 70's at Rocket Girls
(author's note - I was on vacation last week and this didn't post! Silly typepad!) HEY! There are spoilers about Mass Effect 2. There - I said it. One of the best things I love about Mass Effect 2 is that it's a role-playing shooter game. I can hear the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Rocket Girls
Julie McMillin is now following Mary Mascari
Jun 15, 2010
I'll paint a picture for you just so we're all on the same page. I'm 28 years old. I'd like to think that I'm at least average on the attractive scale. And right now, I'm 6 months pregnant. Got the image? Ok. So last Friday I walked into Gamestop to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Rocket Girls
Julie McMillin is now following The Typepad Team
Jun 7, 2010