What I'm attracted to
I want my men arrogant only to hide their soft interiors
And my women brutal
"Humans do not, under the pressure of an emergency, socially collapse. Rather, they seem to display higher levels of social cohesion, despite what media or government agents might expect…or portray on TV. Humans, after the apocalypse, band together in collectives to help one another—and they do this spontaneously."
I sometimes forget how far I've stepped from traditional feminine presentation until I get out of my usual routines and people who I usually spend time with.
No one made a fuss over it at Thanksgiving, but my sisters who are both very feminine serve as markers to measure myself against, my very young niece lumped me with "the boys," and every flight attendant on every flight I took has called me sir.
Honestly, it's been A+.
Help, these revolutionary lesbian mermaids are being too cute. #AmWriting
Today was the day that I had to reckon with the fact that my little mermaid/sea witch retelling is a romance with a whole lot of tentacles in it--not something that I ever thought that I'd be writing, but there it is. #AmWriting
I will always appreciate the love of knowledge, truth, learning, and the practical but compassionate application of all of the above that I find in the steerswomen of Rosemary Kirstein's Steerswoman books. It's so wonderful to see those things be the tools used to save the world. #AmReading
Note to self: protagonist has to be the one to protag. It's her story. #AmWriting
Oh thank goodness, I'm still sniffly and intermittently gross but my head has cleared enough for me to put words together and make sentences and paragraphs and drive this story forward. There's nothing I hate more than being too fuzzy-headed to write. #AmWriting
New She-Ra, not super spoilers
On a much happier note I watched the ENTIRETY of the new #SheRa by Noelle Stephenson today because I was home sick and omg.
1. Catra in a suit
2. Every single thing about scorpia
3. Not being able to decide between Catra/Adora and Catra/Scorpia
Dystopias, sexism, and swearing
If I never read another book where women are reduced to their ability to have children, and forced to do that thing, it will be too soon. Like, I get the dystopic point you're trying to make, but fucking really? Can we do, maybe, anything else in a dystopia? #AmReading
Gather the Daughters, spoilers, grim
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed is a hell of a book to read while sick. Probably a hell of a book to read whenever, honestly. Grim grim grim, and honestly if there's a trigger warning you're worried about? It's probably in there. Institutionalized pedophilia. Institutionalized rape. Drugging. Self-starvation. Abuse. Murder. Plague.
Like... It's a well written book, and I finished it. But I don't see how I can recommend it right now. #AmReading
Book Dragon / Queer Writer
Recommends sci-fi & fantasy books a LOT. Writing a queer, post-apocalyptic epic in her free time.
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