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Intro post!

On this account I mainly plan to talk about my writing, and my online creative shenanigans.

I'm in the process of setting up a gopher space, which will feature my fiction as well as a blog chronicling my adventures in writing a five-book scifi series.

I also want to experiment with static webpages and online 'zines.

I'll do my best to link to things as they come online, and share project updates, and generally stop being so freakin shy about my work!

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So, thinking about the CHAZ.

What can we do to help?

They are holding the ground, how can we help hold the void?

I was reached out to by the person running capitalhillauto.zone... it’s getting overwhelming.

They are going to need bandwidth, and ddos protection, and infrastructure expertise... pronto.

Are people here up to the task?

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did you fall from heaven? because holy shit you have like 20 eyes and 3 sets of wings Are You Okay

Would anyone read a web serial about a goth guy who'd beat the shit out of anyone that judged his weepy, sensitive redneck boyfriend?

Because imma write one.

In unrelated news, recently I dreamed I was Daniel Howell, and I was pregnant, and in labor on a spaceship orbiting the planet.

And Phil and I were trying to smuggle a cat into the delivery room, as a bit.

Spent the past few days writing a 2,000 word journal entry.

Sometimes you need to.

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i kinda want to do a thread on hakka walled villages cause They're The Shit but whenever i try to sequence more than four words together my brain starts turning to sludge so just go look them up and then pretend i told you about them ok, they're really fucking cool

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you deserve whatever good things happen to you 

yes, you

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I feel so extraordinary when I think of myself through the eyes I imagine you have.

I want you to feel the exact same light. What will my eyes become?

How the * f u c k * have I never heard about the Golden Lovers before?

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the problem with capitalism is, eventually you run out of other people's labor

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Scheduled my FTM top surgery for April 29!

I'm actually going to go through with this one, I don't care what I have to do or to put off. I've wanted this for three years now. So excited!

Long story short -- I've grown afraid of the experience of writing this book being over too quickly!

Even though I know the first draft is just the beginning of the journey, it's an irreplaceable experience.

It does capture the tone of the second story, though: trying and failing to keep hold of a brilliant whirlwind of processes you only remotely understand, and somehow existing on the edges of a situation and in the core simultaneously.

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I gave myself permission to do whatever I wanted with the plot. As a result, over the past four years of planning the books, I've come up with some fun and wild arcs.

This has led to the writing being enjoyable -- and going fast.

But after planning the books for so long, and struggling to fit writing into my life, to suddenly be speeding through this new story is...bittersweet.

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So I'm about 20,000 words into the second novel. And it's weird, and I have Feelings.

This is the one book of the five that I never had what I considered a pre-draft for. In 2011, I wrote what was then the second in a two-book series (the novel I just finished rewriting was the first book).

But since then, the second book plot has changed completely. That 2011 book is more in-universe practice than a rough draft for what I'm doing now.

So this is a completely fresh story to me.

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Saw an osprey sitting on the railing of the pedestrian bridge over the James river today! It was so close to this one guy watching it, I thought it was his pet falcon at first. Seriously, no more than 7-10 feet from him.

It flew to a nearby tree, about 20 feet away. There it pruned and fluffed itself a bit, then closed its eyes to rest.

What a lovely place.

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