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About Me

So, I have noticed that I have a couple of new followers (welcome!). I have thus decided to make this little post introducing myself.

Hi! My name is Katie. I am a thirty-something living in northern Minnesota. I currently work in a call center (blech). I also like cats more than I like most people (see above).

I have been running this blog since 2013, but haven’t really been updating it seriously until this past January. The title, “Wrath Of The Bitch Queen,” is basically a play on the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath Of The Lich King. Because I am a fan of WoW, puns, and reclaiming the word “bitch.”

I am a huge nerd, and have been one for pretty much my entire life. I grew up watching numerous sci-fi series like Star Trek and Babylon 5, as well as a number of movies of the same genre. I also read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy novels, and have been very into video games since I was about 18. Those are the topics that I generally tend to blog about.

I currently have a PayPal site (which sometimes is in German for some reason), and a Ko-Fi link, for people who want to make a coffee-sized donation. I have also set my Patreon page back up.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

So, welcome! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Recaps, Star Trek, Television

Star Trek: Discovery Recaps-“Choose Your Pain”

(Brief bit of housekeeping before the post proper: After much deliberation, I have decided to set my Patreon page back up.)

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So, I took a bit of a hiatus from Star Trek stuff, but now I’m back and I swear I will finish recapping this season before the next one comes out.

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Video Games

Katie Plays Stuff: Silent Hill, Part 4

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Well, now we’re on part 4, which I’m thinking should about wrap this up. This time, I want to talk about the game’s influences, as well as other versions and adaptations, as well as some other media I think are kind of like the game. Probably not so much in this post, but

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Also, for a couple of items, I can’t really talk about their influence without spoiling the shit out of them, so there’s that too. Particularly the section about Jacob’s Ladder.

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A Brief Announcement

So, some of you may have noticed something about the URL of this blog. Yup, due to hitting a goal on my Ko-Fi page, I was able to get an actual domain name for the page! (Thanks, Dad.)

Hence, wrathofthebitchqueen.wordpress.com is now simply wrathofthebitchqueen.com. If you have the page bookmarked, you shouldn’t have to change anything: the old link should just redirect to the new one.

That is all. You may now carry on with your lives.

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Katie Plays Stuff: Silent Hill, Part 3

Last time, we went over the characters of the game and what makes them tick. This time, I want to take a look at two of the most important elements of the game: the fog world, the otherworld, and the monsters that reside there.

As per usual:

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(Seriously, though, there is some discussion of sexual assault in particular that some folks may find triggering.)

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Patreon’s Fee Changes And Where To Go From Here

(Update 12/13/17: Due to the backlash that this decision has received, Patreon has apparently decided not to roll out the changes detailed below. In the post linked above, they say that they will still be making some changes, but will be listening to input from creators and patrons this time. Personally, I plan on taking a wait-and-see approach before deciding if I want to use their service again.)

Just a bit of housekeeping here. A number of folks may have realized that Patreon, the website that I and many others use to fund our work, has decided to add a 2.9%+$.35 fee to all pledges in order to try and make this a bit more even, as before it was a 5% fee+whatever processing fees were. They are planning to achieve this by passing these fees onto customers.

This will have the greatest impact on those making $1 donations, which is the lifeblood of Patreon. This change actually makes those donations cost $1.38. And, again, this is not a flat fee across all pledges, but per pledge, which adds up. Because of this, I have had to cancel my own pledges to other creators.

And, because of this, I can no longer in good conscience continue to use this service.

I have, as of today, closed my Patreon page. I would like to thank the people who have supported me over the past couple years or so. I am so very, very grateful to every one of you. I may start it up again if Patreon decides to walk back this change that no one wanted or asked for, but that seems likely.

There aren’t really a lot of other services like Patreon; Kickstarter is currently planning a new service called Drip, but that is still in beta. In the meantime, however, I do currently have a PayPal and Ko-Fi page for people who want to support what I do here with one-time contributions.

So, that’s that. Thank you again for your support. I really do hope that Patreon considers walking back this disastrous change, but I very much doubt that they will.