If you’ve somehow made it here, congratulations! You’ve found our blog. I hope that’s what you were looking for. Stay awhile, and listen?
You may be excused for wondering who we are; sometimes we do the same, so I’ll forgive it this once. My name is Mitchell (I post here as mcbender); I’m a currently unemployed 25-year-old guy who spends too much time on the internet. I have a Master’s degree in electrical engineering which isn’t doing me much good, and I spend much more of my time reading and thinking about atheism, feminism, philosophy, ethics, literature and storytelling than anything else. Mostly I’m a disgruntled person who likes to get angry about things.
I’ll allow my partner to introduce herself. There’s a much better chance you know who she is than who I am.
If you’re curious about the etymology of the blog title – aside from being a pretty good first-order approximation of what we do here (“look, an awful thing! let us tell you how it makes us angry!”), it comes from a disparaging way we refer to the magic system in the Harry Potter series: “point stick, say word”. We’re probably more fixated on Harry Potter than is healthy – for fuck’s sake, we met through Harry Potter fanfiction! – even if on the whole we don’t have a very high opinion of it. We’ll get into all the reasons why eventually, I’m sure; stick around if that interests you.