This morning I read an article on the BBC news website reporting calls to close a 'loophole' allowing the existence and viewing of rape pornography. The article (here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22803502 ) explains that much of the motivation behind the campaign to tighten these laws has been driven by violence against women and children. While I fully… Continue reading A little less conversation, a little more censorship please.
This week I am off to attend ConFuzzled, which I am sure I will produce all manner of terrible anecdotes to share. If you're attending, yell at me on twitter or something if you want something signed.
Thank you to everyone who's supported me during the Ursa Major Awards period this year, or, just, y'know, supported me in general! You guys and gals are all fantastic. The voting's over for the year, and we'll learn what the results are when they're announced at Anthrocon on July 5th. Tune back in then, and… Continue reading Thank you for your Ursa support!
So. Uh. ... That happened. Check out the short fiction section on this link. ... Yeah. I'm actually kinda-sorta floored. I mean, I know I have people out there rooting for me and enjoying my work? And I massively appreciate that I do? I just don't think I realized that there were that many of… Continue reading Ursa Major Awards – Nominated!?
So just to keep the blog moving, and since I've been reading Conan the Barbarian stories, I thought I might as well jot down some of my thinking on that. Personally, I'm a big fan of Robert E. Howard. Not so much for his literature as the position he occupies in foundations of spec lit… Continue reading Some brief thoughts on Robert E. Howard.
Okay. Awards, plague, and censorship are a lot to get through. Let's start on the easy stuff, how my work's been going this week. Still have very little faith in myself, but the faith of others has done a bang-up job of keeping me afloat. And, more to the point, towards a reasonable wordcount this… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Awards! Plague! Censorship!
Well. Okay. That was extraordinarily thinglike. I've just returned from Drury Lane (or nearly Drury Lane, in any case) where 'An Evening With Terry Pratchett' was held. Theatre, packed to the brim with people, myself in the absolute nosebleed seats in the balcony back row, all staring down there as the man himself and his… Continue reading An evening with Terry Pratchett + Tomorrow.
*Stretches.* It's interesting how completely an activity which is only debatably 'work' can take over one's life. According to my daily work log (It's useful knowing what I did, and it's morale boosting to be able to put in big events), since the last time I wrote one of these I have: Completed the second… Continue reading Ongoing ongoings.
So, in semi-recent news, Askazi Myths is on a brief little hiatus before the next arc starts (an arc I am confident will turn out awesome) and the artist, Tanzenlicht, has applied some pressure and more or less decided that people should see the scripts behind the comic. So, now you can read the scripts… Continue reading News, scary things, recent reading.