GaryCon 2016!!

Only 4 more days until Garycon!!! I'm so excited to be traveling with the TSR crew! We will be recording some episodes of GameSchool while out there and on some panels! WOOHOO!!! I'm so excited to be amongst my table top gamer kindred. 

Check out the Podcast that Chad Parish & I Host called GameSchool gameschool.tsrpn.com. I'm so proud to be making this show with these awesome guys! Jayson Elliott who owns TSR & Peter Bryant who produces the show. Seriously a crew I feel blessed to be a part of.

for all you gamers out there, check back in a few months to be able to register for next year's Garycon. like Comiccon & Gallifrey, these events sell out so get in early!

 

 

A little something I wrote in a private FB group.

I started reading this and realized the importance of it. I wrote the following as a post to a private Female Workaholic Facebook group that I belong to and realized that I really shouldn't keep this or how I feel about it secret. It might not be something I feel comfortable enough to post as a quickie FB post, but it is worthy of expression once you get past the title of the book. Moreover, the importance of this book is not only in what the writer has to say but who the writer is: Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD. A women born in 1936 who has seen the world change, and had actively been a part of the change, one woman at a time as a psychiatrist. She was in college in the 60's, been apart of the culture and aware of the evolution of it at the same time.

I am grateful for taking the time to find this gem. And am looking forward to reading her other books on men & women.

I am not getting paid for clicks to the amazon store. I genuinely want to share this with all of you.


My Private Group Post:

I'm posting this because I believe some of you might be interested in it.

The book is called "Goddesses in Everywoman" .. a very misleading title as it sounds pretty damn hippy (take that as you will). But in fact, as I finish writing "The Action Heroine's Journey", an idea I had to pursue after reading Joseph Campbell's Hero With a Thousand faces, Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" & Maureen Murdock's "The Heroine's Journey", I stumbled upon this ... not recommended by anyone except Amazon. The writer is Psychiatrist & Jungian analyst: Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD. As someone who is kind of obsessed with Carl Jung & my idea that women have a different journey than a man's "Hero's Journey"... Everything I've been trying to say, trying to pull together in all of my hobbyist research, she says in this book. ... About the Dynamics of being a woman in a male-oriented society, how often I feel pigeonholed in being either too feminine one day or too masculine another day... having to encompass one archetype when in fact I go through multiple archetypes a day depending on the situation/hormones/season/time in my life.

I offer this book suggestion to you not as a feminist, but as a working woman who can admit to honestly struggling with my place in this world.

This is no Kumbaya, lets all hold hands and mold our Vagina's kind of book, it's an amazing comparison to the archetypes we as women connect with, as compared to the Goddesses of greek/roman myth. How the story of these goddesses (Athena, Demeter, Persephone, Hestia, Hera, Artemis, etc) can be translated into ordeals & reactions... to Jungian Psychology.

I'd be interested in discussing this book with any of you after you read it.

have a ______ day!

http://www.amazon.com/Goddesses-Everywoman-Thirtieth-Anniversary-Archetypes/dp/0062321129

Satine & RK's newest book: The Action Heroine's Journey

Photo by Larry Tinus

Photo by Larry Tinus

RK & I are almost finished with our new NON-Fiction book on writing and story structure called The Action Heroine's Journey. I created a page for you guys to check out. This isn't the cover of the book, just a photo I had that looked like a Super Heroine that I thought would be appropriate. Once I design the cover I'll switch it out. It 2016: Super Heroes DO wear latex, because futuristic. AND sexy. So head over to TheActionHeroinesJourney.com and sign up for updates! Will be released Summer 2016. Hoping in time for Comic Con San Diego! You can get our current project: New Praetorians at NewPraetorians.com

Source: http://satinephoenix.net/

2016: The Year of Fruition.

 RK Syrus and I are almost finished with our NEW BOOK called "The Action Heroine's Journey".

Last year was filled with work work work and it is all coming together! New Podcasts: Game School, After School Special & DrawMelt iTunes Podcast... Live Streams: DrawMelt, new Graphic Novel issues, New Praetorians Novel series ( will start releasing them this summer at Comic-Con International) and now our very modern take on the Hero's Journey & Heroine's Journey: The Action Heroine's Journey. As storytellers we want to tell a more true story and have been researching the psychology and mythology of humans. The difference between what drives both men and women & what to take into account when writing a Female Action Hero Story. ... well.. you'll read about it and i'm sure you'll hear more from me about it over the next few months.

For now you can Pre-order Issue 2 of New Praetorians at a discount by March 25th. Just waiting on shipment :D

Hope you guys enjoy these new creations!

Comikaze 2015! in Los Angeles Oct 30 - Nov 1

This is going to be a really big event for all of the different projects i've got going.

Oct 30 - Nov 1 we'll have a booth for New Praetorians! Booth # ET37 ALLLLLLL the way in the back of the convention to the left, near the signing booths.

I'll also be on 3 different panels! One one Saturday at 1pm in room 515A: "Professional Nerd Girls" with a bunch of other lovely ladies.

Two on Sunday: 2pm Room 501BC "So you want to RPG.." and 3pm Room 501A "Artist/Writer Collaborations"

I'll be bringing a hand full of #NewPraetorians items (Books, shirts & posters) to hand out so come out and give us a listen!

We will also be recording a CCDD game!!! Saturday, 3-5pm. George Rockwell will be Game Mastering and hand full of our super fun friends!

Not sure what #CCDD is? check out: http://celebritycharid20.com/

For any of you who are Table Top Roleplaying Game Developers I'll be interviewing you for the Game School Podcast at the New Praetorians booth so if you want to be interviewed please message me at Satine@Newpraetorians.com to set up an appointment time!

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WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Fri. October 30th, 2015, 1pm - 7pm

Sat. October 31st, 2015, 9am - 6pm

Sun. November 1st, 2015, 10am - 4pm

 

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Introspection & ACA 2015

Between the concussion and life reflection and therapy i've been doing a lot of introspection, more now than ever before. More honesty with myself and the why behind my actions and reactions. Today was a really bizarre realization.

We've all heard about AA. Recently i've found out about Alanon. (for families & friends of Alcoholics.) And today I learned about ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) & the Laundry List. I never heard of this before, never knew it was a thing and never realized the link before. I'm sharing this because after reading the Laundry List I realized these characteristics are deeply ingrained into who I am. And where I felt alienated, now I feel like there are others who are going through the same things. Perhaps they have worked through or in the process of working through all of this, maybe hearing their stories will help me with my own process. Its so easy to just go blindly about life exclaiming "I KNOW WHO I AM". "I AM THE WAY I AM". but really, life is always evolving. We learn about ourselves and adjust and interact with others and adjust. We make mistakes and learn and win and learn and we evolve within ourselves. But the reality for me is that i'm always LEARNING who I am. Always finding new pieces about myself. Good/bad... always adjusting, admitting when I'm wrong or when I should look at things from a different perspective and recently learning how I react and how I don't change reactions though I should and why.

There is no rule book to life, though rules make things much easier. I'm not saying read this and go through the 12 steps. I'm posting this to bring awareness to it. That maybe there will be others out there who feel the same way but don't like to talk about it. And you don't have to. 

One thing that usually deters me from 12 step programs is the idea of a "Higher Power" or the reference to "God". In hearing these things my reaction is that they are pushing a certain belief onto the healing process and I want to take no part in it. But the reality is that the majority of people have a belief in a higher power or GOD and since most people relate to this idea, it is shared. My paganistic belief in the universe as something that just exists and that things just happen and the universe has its own way of going about things and working itself out for no purpose that we can ever truly comprehend... this belief could be whittled down into the idea of Truth and TRUTH can replace the idea of "GOD" and "Higher Power". With letting go of my judgements and reaction to the term "GOD" I think I will be able to go through the 12 step process. And for those of you who also react this way to the word "GOD", I offer you that explanation and translation in order to also move forward with the steps should you choose. For me, as someone who has gone through the horrors I have in my life, the idea of GOD, especially a fair and just GOD is so much bullshit. How can a GOD allow such monstrosities. That is a discussion for another time. This is about ACA. I hope the awareness helps those of you on your own existential journey into personal evolution.

Here is the LAUNDRY LIST.

My Favorite Tim Ferriss Podcast!

Wholey Mackrel! This episode of the Tim Ferriss Show is my all time favorite!!! you GOTTTTAAA check this out!: #‎Games‬ ‪#‎DnD‬ ‪#‎Neuroplasticity‬ ‪#‎CognitiveOptimization‬ ‪#‎videogames‬ ‪#‎Science‬ ‪#‎guineapigs‬

With Adam Gazzaley.

"His recent studies go far beyond mere description — he and his lab are exploring neuroplasticity and how we can optimize cognitive abilities, even in healthy adults. So, what happens when you combine cognitive-focused video games with neurofeedback, magnetic and electrical stimulation, and even performance-enhancing drugs?..."

New Praetorians at San Diego Comic-Con July 8-12, 2015

Very excited to announce we will be at booth # 1603, first row of booths at Comiccon. Enter Lobby B2 and turn right. You'll be able to see the blue glow. We're between two end booths. I even drew on a map for you! :D

We will have books, Shirts, Prints & 2015 Exclusive prints. Only 50 available.