I did the Big Scary Thing and posted up a few chapters of my draft on Inkshares!
The Glass Tree is a character-focused epic fantasy novel with a diverse cast, and if that sounds like the kind of thing you might want to take a look at, the link is here:
Hi everyone, I'm Grem and I'm totally new to mastodon. I'm demigender (she/her).
I'm predominantly an LGBT high fantasy writer, currently working towards self-publishing my first novel.
I'm also big into video gaming. I love me a good story-driven RPG.
I have a very antisocial cat named Morrigan, and nothing cheers me up like a good cup of tea. :)
a digital plane of space with a bunch of purple lightening in a blue and purple background with words in a nice electric violet shade in front saying:
DON'T CALL YOURSELF A MENTAL HEALTH ALLY UNTIL YOU STOP STIGMATIZING CLUSTER B PERSONALITY DISORDERS, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.]
My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.
Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.
Feel free to boost. #trans
Annnnd I've restarted my Etsy shop, because this fuckton of tick pins I made years ago isn't going to find its own way out of my apartment:
here's a take that's not that hot because it's clearly painfully obvious:
IQ tests are racist
IQ tests are ableist
IQ tests do not provide any actual basis for intelligence, wisdom, ability, or creativity which are abstract concepts all varying in meanings and degrees, and using IQ score numbers and results as a way to prove ones superiority over others is disingenuous as fuck and completely false.
Grenfell Tower Fire report
imagine ... the press is starting to place the blame of the deaths at the hands of the fire brigade instead of dealin w a council (richest in city in one of the richest cities in the world) that knew the building (full of poorer, mostly POC folx) was a fire hazard, with flammable materials and little to no safety at all.
Okay so if you're a guest in someone's home and they're cooking for you, they asked you earlier in the day if you were alright with the food they're cooking and it's already a faff because mix of veggies and meat eaters, please don't later buy random vegetables and insist rudely that these are cooked for you (just you) even though they're not part of the dish, then just stare at the cook blankly when they try to explain there isn't enough hob space.
I keep forgetting to share this - I couldn't share it while I was working on it because it was a commission for someone as a gift for someone else, so I had to wait until they received it!
This took me out of my comfort zone something fierce and I kept doubting that I could pull it off, but I love how it came out. They wanted a mandala that looked like those blue ink porcelain floral patterns. It's coloured with Faber-Castell Pitt pens, which blend very nicely.
TIL you can get black kookaburras and they are like if a wizard turned that guy from the Cure into a bird.
High fantasy writer, RPG gamer, book lover, cat person. Borderline personality disorder. #nobot
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