"This is treason, Gideon ," she whispered.
"Yes," Gideon agreed, and his stare strayed across the room. "There should be a word for when a country fails it's people."
-- Sol and Luna book 2, by Kathryn Moon
I've just released a free interactive fiction!
📚 💙 ✨
You are a Wyrden, an observer of stories. And sometimes, in just the right moment, you can nudge fate and set people on a new path.
Wyrden. is an interactive fiction that will be updated regularly with new stories.
Each story is designed to take less than 5 mins so it's easy to fit into your day.
Plays in your browser. ^_^
subtoot, general "you", covid-19, illness outbreaks, frustration
It's.. reasonable to be worried. But worry for people you.. need to worry for. And give support there. Don't stock up on 100 disinfectant bottles when you have no reason to and.. rack up the price. And reduce stock for people who actually need it. Don't.. go into a self preserving mode you don't even need.
covid-19, illness outbreaks, frustration
It's.. reminding us of mad cow. And whatever that.. "flesh eating" virus in England was we.. were never involved enough to know it's name. Just.. involved enough to know to keep washing our hands.
A lot of people are panicking and they're.. all the least at risk people. Healthy, adult but.. not old abled people. And.. the upper class ones. With the most health access. But because it's covered in the media they suddenly care. When they usually don't.
- Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
- Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson
- Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
- Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
- Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
- Tiger vs Nightmare by Emily Tetri
- Novelist (available through.. most local libraries.)
- Award Winners (e.g. Newberry awards)
Children's books are made to be good. And made to help deal with the stages and.. complex emotional development you never got a chance to do. Middle grade books can and.. will deal with identity. And morality. And your relationships with others. Picture books can help with coping and stability and.. fears you never got to.
My.. honest advice. For any LGBTQ+ person, traumatized person, or.. anyone else who feels like they never got to grow up:
Read children's books. Read middle grades. Read chapter books. Read picture books and lyrical books. These ages are never coming back. But the emotional development you.. feel like you missed you can still have. And these books are made to help with that. There's no shame in it. No librarian is going to tell you off. Or judge you. As a librarian they've read them too.
The fediverse is a profoundly political space. It is just not a headlines obsessed space. We don’t really care that Donald Trump called one of his kids a loser or whatever. That’s vapid. I would bet that Mastodon has a higher voter participation rate than Twitter or Facebook hands down. We just aren’t obsessed with constantly pointing and screaming, “Orange man bad!”
My amber cage had an amber lock, and the girl had an amber key. 🍃 - Manticore's Lullaby
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.