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It's always bothered me that two 50% chances don't necessarily add up to a 100% chance. I don't think my mind could handle a statistics class.

If the two people you’re dating are also dating each other, that’s one more relationship that could fail, and when you get into foursomes and fivesomes, I’m pretty sure laws of mathematics play a much bigger role than jealousy in the likelihood of breakup.

Actually, I suspect that polygamous relationships are less likely to end over jealousy than monogamous relationships are, because the people entering into them are already not the jealous type.

There’s a new weekly post on my blog at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Portrayal of sexual violence in one of my short stories (Trigger warning!)

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I think she is a fake geek because she is a fictional character who is a geek

Hans in this strip is based on my mother. Decades before the current “fake geek” controversy, I grew up being constantly and subtly fake-geek-shamed for liking all the things that define geekdom today. My mom was the last geek on earth who was a geek for ACTUAL SCIENCE.

(Also classical music, and literature from a hundred years ago. I had high standards to live up to.)

But then, I was also raised to think of “nerd” and “geek” as true synonyms, so this may have caused some confusion as well. By modern definitions, I guess Abby is a “real geek” and Hans is a “real nerd.”

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sine penis is a palindrome, too

Why must we assume we know what the last word of line two was going to be?

There’s a new weekly post on my blog at Erikahammerschmidt.com! The animal-hoarder of 1930’s Vienna: A review of “King Solomon’s Ring.”

Just a reminder: two more months until SpringCon!! Save the date!

Springcon: a local comic book festival at the State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul, on the weekend of Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th.

More info in this older blog post

Jewelry, Abby and Norma merchandise, and various self-published books will be for sale!

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 One imagines that a professor who considers time an illusion would be pretty laid-back about assignment deadlines.

Are there any science-fiction shows that focus primarily on traveling between alternate universes? Every show I can think of is mainly about regular space travel and/or time travel, and alternate universes show up only in occasional episodes. But come on, there’s so much potential for interesting stories there!

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