Make yourself a cup of tea, buddos. This is going to be a long one. My last post examined the "not your story" issue from the position of having white privilege. Now I’m going to look at it from the position of someone who is marginalised. This isn’t going to be about male SFF writers … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant’s story, and why it doesn’t belong to the author who wrote it.
When I started writing stuff on the “not your story to tell” topic, it kept pulling into two halves and I was trying to work out why. It should have been obvious really. I’m white, I’m middle class, I’m educated. I’m also queer and autistic with longstanding health issues. Inevitably I am approaching this topic … Continue reading That’s not your story to tell. This is, however, your blog post to read.
So here we are: limbic system part 2. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out part 1. I’ll wait. That info dump on the limbic system is all very well. But why does the limbic system want me to join ISIS? I hear you cry. And how is it going to make … Continue reading The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: part 2
We're back to the Savage Reviews Channel, and your usual savage host appears to have been replaced by someone less savage because I do not have nearly enough bad things to say about these books. Today on the agenda: The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Space Unicorn … Continue reading Surprisingly unsavage reviews: The October Man; The Silence of the Girls; Space Unicorn Blues
You may be thinking this is a bold title, and you’d be right (obviously). It’s going to take a whole lot of Cantatrice drivelling on about neuroscience while you, perhaps, smile and nod. But this is why you should bear with me (RAWR): 1: Neuroscience is hella interesting, and you know I’d only pull out … Continue reading The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: Part 1
You're once again tuned in to the Savage Reviews Channel. I am your host, Cantatrice McSavage. Up on today’s agenda: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud Circe by Madeline Miller. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders The first two reviews are spoiler-free. The third one isn't. The Amulet of … Continue reading Savage Reviews: The Amulet of Samarkand; Circe; All The Birds In The Sky
Sometimes we pen nerds get called luddites. This is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what the pen nerd mentality is all about.* It isn’t a need for things to be old for the sake of being old. There’s just something very beautiful about the design and functionality of fountain pens. They can inspire joy … Continue reading Design, Frustration and Regret. (I’m fun!)