Writings: The Wish-Giver

[This post was previously posted on my Patreon blog.]

I spent the week watching people fight TERFs on Twitter and occasionally wading in when I could. One of the things that bugs me most about TERFs is the bigoted and frankly nonsensical belief that a woman who is born with a vagina is somehow more special than a woman who had to go out and get herself one.

I made a joke about how trans women with vaginas went out and "fought a dragon" for that vagina, and then... well... this happened. I gave myself feels and The Wish-Giver was born. I hope you enjoy reading it; I needed this, to be honest. All typos are because I was crying too hard to see my screen at points.

Open Thread: Glass Octopus


I finally found primary camera.  I'm away from home (watching a baby) and have no relevant cords.  Here's something that I bumped into on the internet.  A hand crafted --for the value of "hand crafted" that involves, "glass is too hot to touch when it can actually be crafted"-- glass octopus.

I think that's all I'll say because "no relevant cords" includes the power cord and my computer is telling me, repeatedly, that it's going to cut out due to lack of power any moment now.

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Friday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us, so give us something new to explore!

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Time Quintet: Grammar Nazis

[Content Note: Mention of WW2, Fictional Portrayal of Fascism, Racism]

A Wrinkle in Time, Chapter 7: The Man with Red Eyes

Hey, everyone! I was going to write this sooner but then trans stuff happened on twitter and I got sucked into a black hole. I've shared my Storify account with you here before, yes? (I hate using storify after that one time they set a stalker on me, but it's still the best tweet aggregator out there.) Anyway! We're on Chapter 7 which is honestly a good chapter because things start happening again, so I'm really excited and also I just had a lot of sugar. Let's do this!

Open Thread: Double Boxed Cat


I give you my cat ... in box, which is inside another box.  Also bits of the massive mess in my house visible in the background.

She was actually significantly cuter before I turned the camera on, but the noise woke her up and I think it's a rule that, no matter how cute they are regardless, cats and babies/small children must move into a less cute position whenever a camera is pointed in their direction.

Secondary camera is still really helping me get pictures for these threads.  Not the most inspiring pictures since I'm mostly stuck in one room, but pictures none the less.

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Pending Paperback: Survival Rout!


This is now a physical thing that will soon be available! In order of how much I get in royalties (which is not much and that's okay but that's why the price is so high, I'm really sorry about that but Print-on-Demand is expensive) here are links:

CreateSpace: Link!

Amazon: Link! (This one might take a couple days!)

Libraries: Maybe? If you ask your librarian?

Remember! If you are a Patreon of $25 or higher, I will send you a signed copy free in the mail! I just need to know your address! Which you may not want to give me, and that's okay too! In which case, I think I can send you an unsigned copy via Amazon without me seeing your address, but you'll have to set it up via a wishlist.

Open Thread: Ducktopus


As mentioned elsewhere, I've been playing Kingdom Hearts.  When I saw Donald's attempt to blend in with the underwater world, I knew exactly what this week's open thread picture would be.  Probably would have been better if I hadn't had a bivalve mollusk in the background.

Anyway, Donald here has eight limbs total meaning only six legs, so the he'd be a hexapus/sexapus (depending on if you like Greek or Latin) but Ducxapus doesn't have the same ring.  I attribute his tentacles being non-equally spaced to the magic being . . . less than perfectly stealthy.

Goofy was a dog-turtle and Sora was a totally mammalian merperson, his lower half seemed to be somewhere in the vicinity of dolphin-ish.

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Writings: Arrow's Flight

[This post was previously posted on my Patreon blog.]

February! An ace/aro patron requested a short story about a fantasy princess who doesn't want to wed but is facing pressure to do so. Content notes for capitivity and the threat of forced marriage, but I tried to keep this piece light and hopeful. May it bring you joy, and blessed be to you for your paronage.

Small acts of activism: Did you know that "aromantic" is not in the Merriam-Webster dictionary? (Search link here.) Please consider contacting the dictionary here and asking they include an entry for aromantic. Sarah Elkins has a Twitter thread here on why dictionary support for orientations is so important. Thank you!