Fixing Small Things 1

Unintentionally, today ended up being a fix stuff around the house kind of day. I was planning to take it easy and get some writing done, so maybe this was me avoiding writing when my house is already pretty clean. But honestly, it felt really good to do. I had a light fixture falling a bit ...

I am shocked that you think I wanted the thing I actively encouraged to happen. 1

This morning I found myself, perhaps weirdly, thinking of a particular scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It’s the Nazi book burning scene, so obviously imagery warnings here. You get Elsa, the hot Nazi archaeologist, looking slightly teary-eyed and upset while all the book burning is going on. As she walks away, Indiana ...

2020 Writing Year in Review 2

Writing This Year Novels: 1 (finished editing) Novellas: 1 (finished editing) Novellettes: 3 Short Stories: 1 Flash: 0 Paid Nonfiction: Book Riot newsletter and a couple of posts Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year. Best/Favorite story of the year: I’d have to say it’s actually One People, ...

Awards Eligibility 2020 1

Since it is that season… again… here is what I’ve done this year. One People, One Purpose – A story written for Blizzard (which still counts as a thing I’ve written!) about the Protoss trying to figure out how to move forward and come together as a people. I’m really proud of this story. (Published ...

[Movie] Happiest Season 7

Just for shits and giggles I watched Happiest Season last night. It’s a gay Christmas romcom that’s available on Hulu. Abby (Kristen Stewart) normally just stays by herself and pet watches over Christmas since her parents died when she was 19, but this year her girlfriend, Harper (Mckenzie Davis) asks her to come home and meet ...

Star Trek Discovery and Unburying the Gays

I’ve really, really, really been enjoying the Star Trek: Discovery season so far. I love how much the focus has moved to the crew trying to find its way in a future so far, the show can functionally do whatever the fuck it wants with world building, so they’re just having fun. The quest to rebuild Star ...

Thoughts on turning 40 3

So I turned 40 yesterday. All my jokes about taking a birthday raincheck for probably two years until I can actually do something celebratory aside, it’s a thing that happened. It’s been 40 years since 1980. Yeah, I know. I think it’s bullshit, too. I’m still absolutely certain the 90s were only like ten years ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 2, Episode 26

Only time for one episode tonight, which is the father-son (and uncle-nephew) camping trip disaster that is The Jem’Hadar. Honestly, this is what Sisko gets for not letting Jake just enjoy his plants in peace. But he sees it as a chance to take Jake on a camping trip that can double as a science project… ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 2, Episode 24-25 2

I’ve been meaning to get back to my Star Trek rewatches… the ultimate goal is to finish DS9 and finally watch Voyager, which I saw very little of when I saw it air. So let’s get back on the wagon! It’s a rough start after a long pause, because we’re deep into Bajoran politics and religion with The ...

MileHiCon Schedule

Another con gone virtual this year–we’re making the best of it! I have 2 panels on Friday and will be part of a reading on Sunday. If you’re interested in attending MileHiCon, the virtual con is $15 anyone 12 and older, and free for anyone younger. Disposable Characters (10/23 1000-1100): Women in refrigerators and lesbians ...