Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Monthly news and accountability! March was certainly over in a blink, wasn’t it? How’d your month go?
This month in “Lynn tries new stuff”, I’m also offering a nice round-up of all of March’s posts at the very end. Plus a few from April, because I don’t want to send out more than one round-up email per week if I can at all help it. Do you like it? Let me know your thoughts! 😀
Life And Other Such Important Matters
I never know what to say here. I’ve had a rough couple of days which doesn’t really help because it makes me less likely to communicate in general. (I know. I know. I mask it well. This is one of the real ways in which it shows, though.) It’s just even with weekly comments to look back on I’m drawing blanks. I lead the most interesting life, I tell you.
I did get a nonfiction rejection, which makes me very sad, but you can expect that piece to appear on the blog sometime in future! And currently I’m head-deep in reading The Bone People for the first time and taking copious notes so I can do a video lecture on it after I’m done. Eep! I’m both terrified and excited!
Though the links between Chrysodrine, disability and/or race are immediately obvious, these moments of acceptance result in the narrative also linking queerness to the way that Chrysodrine physically Others as Sylver clearly demonstrates that the majority of their cast falls somewhere under the queer umbrella. Yet by centralising these characters what Sylver actually accomplishes is the opposite. Instead of presenting these characters in a way that says “these people are different from us”, the narrative presents the characters in a way that says “these people are just like us”. Chameleon Moon uses its intertwining of physically Othering both the cast and the setting as well as the characters’ ability and drive to build a better, more accepting community to Same its characters, to state without question that they and people like them are human.
- Sekrit Project/Skies short story
- 1 Let’s Play
- Let’s Read! Asexuality and Sexual Normativity
- Let’s Read! Asexual Resonances
- 2 essays for May
- 12 books read
- 4 discussions of papers in Asexualities
- Abstract submission
- 10,000 words of fiction written
- 1 video on ace rep in The Bone People
- 7/9 short essays for March/April/May
- 13/12 books read
- 2/2 discussions of papers in Asexuality and Sexual Normativity
- 100% Pick a new Let’s Read! project and discuss its future
- 16,950/10,000 words of fiction written
- 1 short story recorded from Feather by Feather and Other Stories
- 1/1 completed new Let’s Play
- 100% Reread Chameleon Moon for essayage
This Month’s Fiction Wordcount: 16,950
This Month’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 22,765
DemiPrincess2: Lots of whirring and thinking, mainly. I had a plot issue that needing smoothing and sanding before it could work.
Stand-out Positive Moment
Hands down, RoAnna’s reaction to the essay on their book. I’ve been terrified of writing this essay partially because they’re a friend and what if they hate it and I’m completely misreading their intent?! (Well, that’s one of the reasons anyway.) But I know they wanted to read it when it was done, so of course I shared it with them and I had a fantastic discussion about the book with them and it was just absolutely amazing. 😀
Also I finished a short story and it actually stayed a short story!
This Month on Patreon (+ the first weekish of April!)
- February Newsletter
- Essay: Oh, Words, Words, Words…
- Week 10 Update
- Multilingualism and Culture in Fictional Settings
- Let’s Read Ace Academics Poll!
- Week 11 Update
- Lessons I Learned from Serialisation…
- Let’s Read Ace Academics Results
- Week 12 Update
- On the semantics of “just friends” and “more than friends”
- Week 13 Update
- Some brief musings on American Ruritanian Christmas romances
- Let’s Read! Chapter 1 of Asexualities
- Let’s Play Thief Gold #55
- Audio: Lynn rambles about… Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 7
- Audio: The Bravest Little Engine Moves into the Valley
- Let’s Play Thief Gold #56
- Let’s Read! Chapter 9 & 10 of Asexuality and Sexual Normativity
- Let’s Play Thief Gold #57
- Let’s Play Thief Gold #58
- Audio: Lynn Rambles about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 8
- Let’s Play Thief Gold #59
- Let’s Play Shelter 2 #1
- Audio: Lynn Rambles about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9
- Audio: Lynn rambles about… The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
- Let’s Play Shelter 2 #2
- Audio: Lynn Rambles about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 10
- Essay: Subverting Stereotypes: A Look at Asexual and Aromantic Representation in RoAnna Sylver’s ‘Chameleon Moon’
- Let’s Read! Asexual Resonances by Przybylo and Cooper
- Let’s Play Shelter 2 #3
- Poetry: Athistonomy and Heklemenes
- Lynn Rambles about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 11
- Surprise! Twine!
- Audio: The Bravest Little Engine Meets Mister Whiskers
- Papers and Thoughts
- WIP: DemiPrincess2 Chapter 2, Part 2
- WIP: DemiPrincess2, Chapter 2, Part 3
- WIP Essay: Chameleon Moon
- WIP: DemiPrincess 2 Chapter 3, Part 1
- Asexuality in Fiction #2: Common Threads in Science Fiction and Fantasy
- WIP: DemiPrincess2, Chapter 3, Part 2
- WIP: DemiPrincess 2 Chapter 3, Part 3
How about you? What have you been up to lately? Has anything awesome happened?