This is going to be a long one. And when I say that at the start - instead of aiming for brevity and spawning a great verbose behemoth instead - you know it’s true. There’s also extremely personal and painful stuff in here, so there will be less snark than usual. Probably not no snark, … Continue reading Notes on Faith, Grief and Homophobia
Side effects may include: Dizziness Headaches Finally calling your friends back and being able to tell them that this time you don’t feel quite so bad Insomnia Sleepiness Waking up before 2pm and getting out of bed without total dread Weight loss Weight gain Eating an actual dinner instead of three packets of crisps that … Continue reading Inktober 24/10/19: Dizzy
Today, you will hide in darkness. Sweaty sheets will make your nose twitch, biscuit crumbs on your back will make you toss and turn and the sound of next door’s dishwasher will sit in that darkness with you. You will not escape your prison by tunnelling, little rabbit, but it is okay to remain in … Continue reading Inktober 05/10/19: Build
Right! Now that I have some of these OPINIONS out of myself I can go straight back to squeeing over ink and howling at the moon. I'll just- Oh. Oh, Guardian. You're back. [Cantatrice looks at bottle of ink. Looks at article. Looks at floor. Looks back at ink. Puts ink down and wanders off … Continue reading Extremely female autism
I was a little reluctant to blog about this Guardian article because on some levels it makes me sad and I don’t want to bring any additional attention to it. I’ve also been blogging about autism a fair amount recently, when there are OH so many topics out there that I can be wildly over-opinionated about. But … Continue reading You must be this autistic to ride
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.
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
"That's nothing to be ashamed of," Major Major counselled him kindly. "We're all afraid." "I'm not ashamed," Yossarian said. "I'm just afraid." - Joseph Heller, Catch 22 OK this does have ink in it. It also has a lot of other stuff in it so if you're here for the ink and pens and nothing … Continue reading “I’m afraid.”