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. :)
depression - Show more
Today is one of those days where I can clearly see a whole bunch of things I could do to improve my surroundings and make myself feel a little better but I can't do any of them because things like hoovering the house and cleaning the kitchen feel like gargantuan tasks
Message to folk who say 'I guess I can't make that joke any more' Show more
If you say or have said some variation of 'I just thought of something really funny but I can't make that joke these days'
Or you make jokes that are 'off-colour' or 'Un-PC' (read: racist, sexist, or queerphobic) but only when you don't think the subjects of said jokes will hear you
... You are not one of the good guys. You don't get points for this. This isn't and wasn't ever funny. And you need to educate yourself.
family, male entitlement Show more
Male entitlement to non-male time and effort is annoying.
Woke up this morning to a text from my dad that didn't even start with 'hello, how are you' before it launched into how he's booked a holiday over my birthday and wants me to spend said birthday approx. 100 miles away from my husband who has time booked off work (not easy to come by for him) taking care of my granddad at short notice.
I love my granddad but nooooo
ableism reminder (food mention), anti-capitalism (second-person, subtoot) Show more
reminder that most labor-saving products (e.g. pre-peeled garlic) are for people who would (usually due to disability) otherwise have no access to the end result at all
they're only marketed to everyone else because widespread ableism (especially among the capitalist class) means companies don't want disabled bodies associated with their product
are some of them unethically made? yes, they are - capitalism is a hellscape, some of everything is unethically made
are some of them absolute ripoffs? yes, they are - many con artists are eager to defraud desperate people who really can't afford it because desperate people both have less ability to detect fraud and less ability to seek redress for being wronged
but if you ever look at something and think, "but all you have to do is--" then immediately stop and ask yourself what kinds of disabilities might make whatever remedy just came to mind impossible, because there's probably something
alcohol mention, retail therapy Show more
Bought myself a new mug. I do not need a new mug, I have more than I can fit in my mug cupboard, but I like mugs.
I've been really struggling with my primary writing project for a while now so it's time to hop genre and work on something new for a bit. This means I get to do a whole bunch of world building and character generating, which has always been my favourite part. #amwriting
gp +, endometriosis, lightly sweary Show more
I mean obviously it's nice to be listened to by a male doctor, it's just also rare as rocking horse shit (especially as a femme who has a few extra pounds on them) and therefore unexpected.
gp +, endometriosis mention Show more
So I've been having symptoms recently that would track with me potentially having endometriosis. Yay, what fun.
So I went to my (male) GP today prepared to fight tooth and nail (let's be real I'd have caved immediately, people are scary) to get him to consider it, because I've read some real horror stories about endometriosis diagnosis.
I got 'endometriosis, that's a good thought. We'll get you booked in for an ultrasound'.
It is almost at 1,000. :o
Anyone not cisgender is invited to take part in this #survey, and we particularly appreciate:
- Trans men
- Trans women
- People who’ve been out longer than 10 years
- People over the age of 30
anxiety -, panic attack, unwell pet Show more
My cat is sick. She should be fine - vet reckons it's an infection, she has another appointment tomorrow morning just to make sure her temp is going down because it was very high but then she should be free and clear.
I however had a massive panic attack immediately followed by having to get into a taxi with a stranger and a sick cat to go to a new vet because mine didn't have any appointments on my own because the husband is at work.
I am so tired.
Can't focus on my work-writing because I'm too entrenched in my non-work-writing. #amwriting
High fantasy writer, RPG gamer, book lover, cat person. Borderline personality disorder. #nobot
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