well this all feels vaguely prophetic
black trans man batman because I couldn’t stop thinking about it
Got an email from my therapist saying she’s got a caseworker, a lawyer from GLADD, and all the qualifications necessary to make my insurance company cover top surgery. We’re meeting up next week to go over the details.
tl;dr - I will soon have a huge weight off my chest.
it’s been a full ten years since anne rice’s infamous post on amazon about the blood canticle reviews
she posted it in september 2004
it seems like yesterday
i just realised some infants around here might not know why i say someone is interrogating the text from the wrong perspective and then hare off and cackle
the original review has either been deleted or i just can’t find it but anyway here is the text
we live in a beautiful world
"And you have strained my Dickensean principles to the max."
"And no, I have no intention of allowing any editor ever to distort, cut, or otherwise mutilate sentences that I have edited and re-edited, and organized and polished myself. I fought a great battle to achieve a status where I did not have to put up with editors making demands on me, and I will never relinquish that status. For me, novel writing is a virtuoso performance. It is not a collaborative art."
"And you have used this site as if it were a public urinal to publish falsehood and lies."
One thing that will always confuse me about art school is how my professors assumed my deliberate design choices were mistakes (and corrected them accordingly), and how these same professors would look at my actual mistakes and praise them as daring and unique design choices.
The former I could chalk up to me being an idiot and making terrible design choices, but the latter…?
SLEEP TIME IS NOW
SWEET DREAMS HUMAN
I WILL BE HERE, SHARING MY WARMTHS
I GOOD DOG
I KEEP MY HUMAN SAFE
|—||the intro to 5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person by Zoe Quinn, Cracked’s coverage of #GamerGate.|
aw man. I miss the scissorhands.
I just got some really nicely printed copies of my senior thesis comic, Bacchanalia! I worked on this comic for ages under the tutelage of David Mazzuchelli and I’m pretty excited about it. Here’s the blurb:
Josiah is still recovering from a bad breakup when he stumbles upon a hidden world of drug- and drink-fueled dance parties happening in the forest near his college. A handsome stranger who speaks in riddles, Greek mythology come to life, and a missing toy lure Josiah into a mysterious cult. Bacchanalia is a 24-page black and white comic about love, grief, and the seduction of altered states of consciousness.
You can purchase the physical book here (it’s a great quality printing, nice paper stock and a matte cover) or download the PDF on Gumroad! Reblogs are super appreciated for this post, I’d love to get this comic out to people! <3,
While waiting for a wider commercial release, lets watch All Out! Dancing in Dulais, the contemporary documentary about the events dramatised in Pride
Here is the article where they talk about Mark Ashton:
Its most arresting character is a charming, fresh-faced Irish boy, Mark Ashton, who died of Aids [sic] in 1987. He was one of the founders of LGSM and talks like a leader: “One community should give solidarity to another. It is really illogical to say, ‘I’m gay and I’m into defending the gay community but I don’t care about anything else…’.”
In Pride, he is beautifully played by Ben Schnetzer with spontaneity, sweetness and swagger – a heartbreaker. Beresford says he was the hardest character to recapture, not least because: “In Wales, they still talk about Mark Ashton as if he were Joan of Arc.”
what are hands
why are hands