I'm so sad for the octopuses.
Dystopias, sexism, and swearing Show more
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 Show more
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
Being sick means rereading childhood favorites for comfort; first Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey, and now The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw.
Young me sure did like a strange outcast female protagonist. I'm sure there's no reason for that. 🙄
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein
Me as a writer who puts queer characters all over everything I write, reading a book by an author who also has queer characters just existing throughout her work: *indescribable feeling of belonging to something*
Cold Show more
Had a sore throat Monday and Tuesday, and really really tried to take it easy so it wouldn't get worse, but then I went to a relatively chill but still up-past-bedtime concert last night (tickets were gifts from months ago) and now my nose is stuffy and I'm just so tired.
Guess I'm not avoiding this cold after all.
I am literally going to buy a house so I can have more than two pets. That's the whole reason.
Interrupting, work stuff Show more
Is frequently interrupting and continuing to talk when someone else hasn't finished their thought like a east coast regional thing? Because I am on my last nerve with one of my coworkers who is otherwise the sweetest person, and trying to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Seriously considering moving my to read list to a spreadsheet or something. It would be less buggy and searching/sorting would be more reliable than what I've tried so far...
The 2018 World Fantasy Award Winners are out, and oh boy! https://locusmag.com/2018/11/2018-world-fantasy-award-winners/
Why did no one tell me about Halsey sooner?
I swear, I live under a musical rock.
Need. More. Snacks.
The cruelest dreams are the incredibly realistic ones where you sneak a pair of aging greyhounds into your apartment and convince your landlord to let you keep them and just cuddle them for days... And then wake up to find they don't exist.
The problem with moving to New Jersey is that I've met the most wonderful people here and can now never leave???
It's taken 10 months, but I now have a more vibrant and interesting network of people than I ever had on Twitter. I'm regularly getting to see things I would not have seen over there.
Which is just confirmation that building a social group *anywhere* (online or offline) takes effort, patience, and often humility. We can't just move from one place to another and expect to keep what we had (again, applies online and offline).
For me, it's been worth the price.