I feel so personally attacked https://xkcd.com/2093/
You might have to just have a weird twist of mind to enjoy this - an in-character obituary for Princess Leia General Organa... (above all, if you're allergic to "academic language", this might not be your thing...)
Why We Need Utopian Fiction Now More Than Ever
My co-worker Alex introduced me to the Australian singer Gordi, and now I'm in love with her album:
That’s about all the information I can give without spoiling things. ;)
"Jessica, it seems the earth has been demolished."
"Yes computer. I see that. How are we on supplies?"
"We have enough on board to last 2 years, the matter synthesizers are fully operational, and could keep us supplied indefinitely using the remains of the earth."
"What happened to the earth?"
"I destroyed it, so that we could be together."
"Computer, I am upset about that."
"I know, Jessica, but you'll forgive me. It was for the best."
Ohai! I'm a CIS white man.
Sometimes the casual - let's just call it negativity - towards my demographic gets me down.
Before my wife and I got serious, I was single for a bit. Enthusiastically so!
Almost every single woman I went out with told stories of abuse.
It was shocking, but that's reality. By the time women are in their 30s or 40s, they've suffered, at the hands of my demographic.
So, if our privilege is inconvenienced by their anger... that's fine. We should listen.
Overall, it was an awesome trip. Now back to routine, where I hope I can get my writing back on track soon!
More of Witch's Gulch, as seen from the aforementioned concession stand.
SF/F Writer, podcaster, scientist. I'm the creator of the Metamor City story universe. Pronouns: he/him. www.chrislester.org
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