My Latest, Greatest Hits on the Web and NEKOCON!!!

Happy Fall y’all! I’m a terrible blog owner!

But….it’s because I have been so darn busy. I have had a couple of really cool pieces hit the web. Check out a sample of what I have been up to lately:

*Geek and Sundry: The Webcomics That Are Changing the World

*HelloGiggles: Shondaland is BACK! Here’s Everything That Happened Last Season and What’s Next

I also had my first piece post on Upworthy! For those who aren’t familiar with the website, they post all things positive going on around the world. Of course, as soon as I found out they had a freelance writer’s program, I immediately made it my business to get an article on their page. I wanted to find something that met all of their criteria for an excellent story: surprising, meaningful, visual, and shareable.

I tried a couple of ideas and got hit with REJECTION. Ouch. But, I finally found THE story that I knew would be a home run. While scouring the web, I found an interesting article about a group called Stone Flowers. Based in London, the group is comprised of refugees from all around the world. These people have suffered unimaginable pain and persecution, yet they found their way to this unique music therapy group. They write songs about their experiences and record them in their native language!

Check out this special story here and share it with all of your friends. I don’t know about you, but I love a powerful story!

Next up….a pretty cool piece I recently wrapped up for Paste Magazine! ANDDD…..

I’m going to be a PANELIST AT NEKOCON!! Nekocon is an anime convention that takes place in Hampton, VA. The talented and fabulous Jamie Broadnax from BlackGirlNerds has invited me to come out and do a panel with her about social media. So, if you are in or near the area, come check me out!!! I’ll be the Black chick with the Afro rocking something Doctor Who-ish (yes, even at an anime con).

And remember…I am a freelance writer FOR HIRE. So, for any serious inquiries, HIT ME UP and let’s talk bidness 🙂

-Tai Gooden

Doctor Who and Theism: My Observations on The Mary Sue

Hi Everyone!

As you all know, I love Doctor Who! Today, my article for The Mary Sue posted and it’s pretty awesome! The relationship with the show and theism is a hot debate among fans. I made a few comparisons to prevalent concepts in theism and showed how they are used in the show to make it incredible!

Of course, these concepts are not exclusive to theism, but they are strongly associated with religion. 

Soooo check it out here!!!

-Tai Gooden

Confession: I Am A Black Girl Whovian

If I could summarize today in one word, that world would be FANTASTIC. Like other fans of the wildly successful British sci-fi show Doctor Who, I am estatic about tonight’s premiere of Season 8. For those who don’t know, The Doctor is a time-traveling, human-looking alien who flies through space in his TARDIS (a spaceship that resembles a 1950s British police box and is famously bigger on the inside). He saves planets, turns ordinary humans into superheroes, and even cheats death through changing his face/body in a process called regeneration. Confused yet? I am sure you are!

I became hooked on this show a few years ago and I have watched every episode since it returned to television in 2005. I have also enjoyed learning the history of Who via the Classic Series (1963-1989) on Netflix. I have a Sonic screwdriver, shirts, and the Whovian Prayer is at my desk. I even refer to myself as a full-time Whovian in my author bios. You might say I am a LITTLE obsessed with the Gallifreyan Time Lord and his faithful companions.

So, here it is: I Am A Black Girl Whovian. I love fezzes, bowties, and saying Allon-sy. I want to EXTERMINATE my enemies and I get giddy when I hear the groaning of the TARDIS. And The Doctor is my hero.

-Tai Gooden