April 30th, 2012


Femslash and Intersectionality

Here's a very thoughtful essay about different forms of oppression, how they overlap, and how they may be subverted.  

I do this sort of thing quite often in my own work, where you'll see great diversity of sex/gender dynamics, relationships, religions, cultural motifs, colors and body types, etc.  Sometimes what I write is specifically about those things, but often it is not; the diversity has a high degree of background parity.  I run to the same tastes in leaving prompts for other creative folks, and for picking things to browse or buy.  

Bore me not with WASP everyman heroes.  I will tire of them quickly and fling them to bisexual anthropomorphic wolves who speak an invented language.

Monday Update 4-30-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
Torn Tongue: Nouns Beginning with "V"
Icons by Djinni
Update from Kajones_writing
Crowdfunded Investing
Read "Forewarning"
Vocabulary of Affection
Read "Complications Happen"

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, May 1 with a theme of "anti-heroes and anti-villains."  I look forward to seeing your prompts tomorrow.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Storm Wrack" (Path of the Paladins) is a direct sequel to "Follow Your Heart" and brings Johan back into contact with Shahana and Ari.  "Peach Blossom Spring Village" (Kung Fu Robots) is about a robot who prefers gentler arts to combat.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Seafoam Fashions," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Catch and Release," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," "Doing the Work," "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Unlicensed Dreams" "The Colors of the Rainbow," "Something Big Is Coming" "How Skycat Got Her Name" "The Unicorn Surprise" "Nutterjell," "Imalye Fotolyi" (poetry), "Wild Herbivores of the North" "Ghost Bat" "A Dryland Ecosystem" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass".  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction), "Fish of the North" (nonfiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction).

It's been rainy and cool here this week.  I've gotten a lot of herbs and flowers planted.  The poppies have buds but aren't blooming yet; the peonies are just starting to open.