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

Also, social media!

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Facebook

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So, welcome! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Mythology Monday: The Creation Of Mjölnir, Among Other Items

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I just realized that it’s been a while since I’ve talked about a Norse myth, so let’s go ahead and do that now. Today, I’m going to be talking about how Thor got his uber-badass hammer, Mjölnir.

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Short Story Saturday: “Snow, Glass, Apples”

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Welcome back! This week, I’m going to be taking a look at Neil Gaiman’s rather famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) take on the story of Snow White, “Snow, Glass, Apples.” It was originally published in 1994, and can be found as a part of the 1998 collection Smoke and Mirrors. There’s also a graphic novel version that was published last year, beautifully illustrated by Colleen Doran.

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Silent Hill 2 Retrospective, Part 2: The Characters and Otherworld

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(Content warning: This game deals very, very heavily with physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as suicide and mental/physical illness. If these are things you may find triggering, I would probably recommend sitting this one out.

And, as I should probably mention, there will be spoilers ahead as well, though probably not so much if you’ve read the previous post where I basically summarized the whole plot.)

So, if you’ll recall, several months ago I posted a synopsis of Silent Hill 2 as a prelude to a larger discussion about the game’s plot and themes. To that end, today I’m going to be talking about the version of the “otherworld” that exists in this game, as well as the characters.

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Next Post

Hello! So, my next post is going to be going up on Friday (Thursday on the Patreon) rather than tomorrow, mostly because the whole thing is taking a little bit longer than I expected. So I’m going to keep working on it, and it should be ready to go by then

Thanks!

Mythology Monday: The Life And Times Of Atalanta, Baddest Bitch

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So, the roster of Greek heroes is a bit of a sausage fest. There aren’t very many women in those lofty ranks, which makes sense when you remember that ancient Greece wasn’t super woman-friendly. However, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a handful of women who were allowed to kick ass and take names.

We’re going to talk about one of the more well-known of those ass-kicking women today: Atalanta.

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