Y'ALLLLL My story, "Carborundorum > /dev/null," is on the cover of @firesidefiction's September issue! This is my first illustrated story AND my first cover story.
I'm dropping a link here, but also a Content Warning: this story is about teenage girls, rape culture, and #WhyIDidntReport. It is relevant to current events and made of rage. But it is also made of hope, and love and empathy for girls.
Wandering.Shop is named for the literary trope in which a shop of oddities appears to the hero, sells them something that kicks off their story, then vanishes.
Today, next to an old Quaker graveyard, I came across precisely the kind of antique shop that inspires the trope: on the outside an ordinary-looking house; on the inside, a twisty series of rooms full of random curiosities. Including this late 1930s Remington Remette, which came home with me.
The hilarious dungeon names in Rogue Wizards aren't my most favorite thing about the game, but they're pretty high on the list.
The Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment:
The Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment in action:
A common failure mode for image descriptions is giving way too much irrelevant detail. For example, if I'm talking about fountain pen storage, all I need to say is "my fountain pen storage case." Listing out the make and color of each pen is just going to bog down screenreaders with irrelevant information that folks will have to skip through.
Science fiction writer. Web developer. Admin of wandering.shop. Full of snark and glee.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.