In 2001, I started writing a story spun out of my queer anxieties. In 2016, I tried to rewrite it, In 2017, I feel obligated to do so.
"The damnedest thing about it, looking back, is that it wasn't even an old house. " April Patreon reward, public June 5th.
A response to dickholery on Twitter and a screed against waiting for the perfect moment to create.
Passion can be valuable, unrefined fuel for your creative machine and it's about time you acknowledged its reality.
Where do I start? Do I disguise the origins of this post in generic language, in case anyone happening upon it doesn't want to be bothered by this right now? Do I wad up my anger and pack it down into my guts to sputter and cool until people start to care less than I … Continue reading Hold Up Your Light, Don’t Look Away
That we live in a commercial culture cannot be refuted. We define no small part of our individual identities through a low-key form of conspicuous consumption, we draw figurative battle lines to defend specific brands of beer or clothing or video game consoles from perceived criticism and competitors. We do the same with stories and characters, … Continue reading Originality, Intertextuality, and the Commercialization of the Idea
Within nerd circles, there's a certain slavish devotion to the Word of God concept, that being the creator's professed original intent for a text. The prioritization for this comes out of the same mindset that follows a series of texts that have been adapted or expanded to their earliest roots in search of the 'true … Continue reading Word of God is Dead