Sunday, October 30, 2011

Once more into the breach of madness

November looms, the days grow short and chilly, and how do I arm myself against the frigid dark?

Why, by committing to a herculean task of novelling! Wouldn't you?

I've dabbled in the Lands of Nano a time or two before. It's always been interesting, though rarely successful. At the very least it has never been like the crushing spectacle of ScriptFrenzy. So why the hell not roll up my sleeves and give it another go? I have some half-deep world building kicking around that I just might be able to squeeze 50k words worth of plot out of... so we'll see how it all goes.

If any of you crazies out there are taking up the mantle of high-speed noveller as well this year, feel free to come be my buddy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This is why we can't have nice things

A friend tweeted a link to this Fox Boston article, where parents of a transgendered child fall under rather a lot of criticism. A little in the article. A LOT in the comments.

Go ahead, take a moment, browse through the sludge of humanity. I'll wait.


Back? Okay.

WHAT THE SWEET MERCIFUL FUCK?? Are we seriously still this backward as a society of sentient beings? They aren't even saying "We're going to make our 11 year-old a girl now." They're buying him time to sort it all out and be sure. They're giving him the best way they can think of to be sure if this is the right thing for him before doing anything permanent. In response to this we scream "abuse"? And "This is why Lesbians shouldn't have kids"?

Excuse me while I sum this rant up with a meme: