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Archive for May, 2015

Yesterday, USARS announced that they’re going to form a US national roller derby team. From what I’ve seen in my social feeds, the news was not especially well-received. Most of the people I know play WFTDA, and a few of those people are/were on Team USA. You know, the national team of the best adult […]

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If you’ve played roller derby, or expressed more than a passing interest in it at any point, it tends to come up in conversation. Something about playing this kind of subversive, contact sport is interesting to people. Go figure. Your co-workers want chat about it, and your friends, and family, and that’s all fine. Then, […]

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(Ed note: Spocker stepped up to write this guest post about braced blocking after I tried doing it at Wreckers practice and felt a million years old. “In my day, skating backwards at all was fancy!” I’ll keep working on it. Thanks  Spocker!) With The Big O now behind us, a lot of top-tier teams have […]

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I’m a professional writer, in case it isn’t obvious from my stunning all-caps prose on the monthly power rankings. But Pack is Here Jesus knows I don’t know everything about everything, so I need a little help. Right now I’m revising Roller Derby for Beginners, so the second edition (out in October, I hope), is even more […]

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Something weird happened this weekend. I was watching a game – probably Rose vs. Texas, because I had a lot to to say about that particular bout – and I wished for a second that I could type my little comment, like we used to with DNN textcasting in olden times. Now, I don’t want […]

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