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Shannen Murphy

Long Island
Entertainment Writer and Blogger

screenwriter | video colorist | geek reporter | queer epileptic trying to force a place for myself into the world | jackie curtis in reverse

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(a.k.a. M. Leigh/Murphy Leigh)

Specifically, I'm a geek journalist who specializes in LGBT and disability issues in geek media and culture. I write a blog twice a week on the subject called No More Metaphors (, and presently write in my area of expertise for My ...

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RT @ChuckTingle: did you know some buckaroos are VEGETABLES they eat no meat at all. but other buckaroos (like klowy) are DOUBLE VEG…
RT @cheryllynneaton: Guess which wrong results in black people not getting hired? Guess which wrong leads to black babies not getting pr…
instagram is my favorite social network because it's people expressing their lives not exactly as they happen, but artistically and usually more joyfully.
the most irritating thing about science fiction, to me, is the way it ignores that disabled people are constantly adapting to hostile environments. like, guys, your post-apoc rebuilding novel should be rife with people who were disabled before the Change.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My Fantasy Sports Talk.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I own one, actually!

How is social media changing news?

It's democratizing the news, and allowing people to choose the news they want to hear about.