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Oh, well, and then there was a Patreon.

I’ve been gently urged over the last year or so to create my own Patreon page. I figured I didn’t need the money, so I kept pushing the idea aside. I changed my mind, even if I’m still convinced it’s a form of panhandling. I’ve had luck with Kickstarter, though , so, why not? You […]

The Irony and the Ecstasy

There’s no real heavy reason I used that title, I just liked it. First and foremost, I suck at updating this thing. Second and secondmost, I’m doing arts again. And writings, but I’ll get to writings. I had to send in verification materials to gain professional access at a couple of conventions coming up, and […]

COMIC CON IS HERE!

GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! THE MOTHER OF ALL CONS! I’m hanging my artwork in the show this afternoon! I’ll be attending all 4 days, Saturday in costume while my husband has his K-9 robot there. Sunday maybe in costume. Tomorrow (Thursday I’ll be partaking in mostly industry panels and getting my bearings for the site. I can’t believe […]

And the Mountain Never Got Closer

I just drove from New Hampshire to Southern California. Here is a short story that kinda sucks, but whatever. This is a cautionary tale about what lies beyond Tucson.   The desert itself is an interesting place, and we knew it wouldn’t disappoint. “We”, being myself, and my copilot on the cross-country roadtrip, Magister Normannorum. […]

Non-Stop Disco

So, while I was at U-Con, San Diego Comic-Con International badges went on sale. …. And I got one. Well, two. I got a 4 day badge for myself, and Saturday and Sunday for my husband, because his work schedule will make it difficult to go the other days. But yes. I have just done […]

I did not spend the last 5 years of my life going back to school to be a medievalist to like modern art.

I hate it. Don’t tell me I don’t “get” it, because you don’t fucking “get” it either. A rectangle painted on canvas is not art. It’s the skillful movement of oil paint in the right directions to make a shape. It should not sell for millions. Imagine you’re Michelangelo on completion of the Sistine Chapel, […]

A Creative Writing Exercise

I just picked up Wil Wheaton’s thrown gauntlet. See his original post here: http://wilwheaton.net/2016/01/whats-this-guys-story/ Here’s the guy: I have only 150 words. And GO:   Martin put in the glasses and looked in the mirror. “No.” He resigned, and shook his head, “I think the point of being a private investigator is looking far more inconspicuous. […]