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I'm Aria, I'm going to use this account for some of the writing I've been doing lately. I'm working on what I keep saying is a teen transgender urban fantasy.

I read a ton of science fiction, and have a complicated relationship with fantasy. I'm hoping I can build a world I like. Other people too, we'll see.

So who likes magic systems, video game references, ensemble casts, and thinks teenagers are actual people?

Cyberpunk is a lot like Monopoly in the sense that something created to be a scathing satiee of capitalism was instead taken at face value to mean that capitalisim is cool and good

if someone is questioning whether your humanity counts, it's okay to say yes

Gosh believing everyone has everyone's best interests at heart by default makes writing fiction hard.

Thinking about how the mid 2010s gave us both Eleanor Shellstrop and Rey, who represent a pretty wide spectrum of relatable outcomes that might result from growing up in a shitty desert without decent people in your life.

TFW you start writing a jokey and vaguely porny story and end up doing 6 hours of research into astronaut training and the details of potential mars missions.

these are chromodoris nudibranchs. they come in all sorts of funky colors and i love them. the pink one is called 'chromodoris bullocki' which is very fun

under communism, all performance reviews will be replaced with ongoing peer to peer feedback that takes the form of a conversation between two equals on how to achieve shared goals as opposed to a judgement from on high

OK so what if the proportions of representation in the House were based not on the census but on how many people voted in your state’s elections last time 🤔

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Millennials have killed 'millennials are killing' headlines

I’ll never forgive the internet for training a generation of artists and writers to call what they make “content.”

Boxes have contents. You’re a fucking ARTIST. You make ART. Own it.

How frustrating would it be to read a whole novel written in the present tense?

She grasped at the words, most of them unfamiliar. It had been a long time since she had used the language, really. The conversation about the bread in the market and the price of pears had not kept them sharp, anyway.

Every one of them was poetry, dripping with half-remembered meanings, the picture they painted all the richer for her lack of memory.

Her fingers traced the words until she remembered, banishing the ghosts with each fingertip, chasing them to the next hazy word.

Been thinking about interspecies communication and diplomacy a lot lately...

"So this is your alphabet. It has 26 glyphs in current use, it fits on a business card, and it makes no sense at all."

"No arguments there."

"This is your international phonetic alphabet. The alphabet of the human speech system. Can you memorize this sheet of paper?"

"Uh... Sure, yeah, if that's my job."

"Good." *phonebook-sized thump* "This is the intergalactic phonetic alphabet. We'll work up to that."

If you could have cast one magic spell and had it work in high school, what would it have been?

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