If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be middle-aged in 2019 (AKA Gen-X) it’s simple: 1) you have TONS of great advice because you never listened when you were young and fucked everything up real bad. This is called “experience.” 2) no one listens to your great, hard-earned advice, so you learn to stop trying to warn them and instead fire up the camera app on your phone. This is called...
What is it like being Gen-X in 2019?
America The Beautiful Fundamentally Different
No matter what happens, America will be forever changed by our current moment in history.
No One Cares About Your Project…
No one cares about your project. Your book that you’re writing? That album you’re slaving away at? The recital next weekend? Your costume for the next convention? Nope. No one cares about it. …until they do. You know this part of the story all too well. The fame, the haters, the coattail-riding, the accolades, the interviews, the legions of newbies ripping it off… You know this part...
I Miss Jeff Buckley
I really, really do.
Understanding vs. Acceptance
You don't need to understand something to accept it... But accepting it helps in understanding it.
Light Your Candle.
Even if we disagree, politically or morally, I still love you.
Tattoos, Symbolism, LGBTQ+ Rights, Comic Book Characters, And The Ever Evolving Change In Meanings
Whelp, this sucks. If you’re unaware (and honestly I don’t blame you if you aren’t, this is a really, really, REALLY niche thing to be aware of), Dave Sim recently published a one-shot comic featuring his character, Cerebus the Aardvark, in what seems to be a very anti-LGBTQ+ storyline and message: Photo credit: CW Cooke. Hate-filled nonsense credit: Dave Sim Now, related but...
Sorry your Dragon Show Ended Stupidly.
I saw the meme. I laughed. And then I thought a lot. And I am really, really sorry this happened to you.
My 32 Step Novel Writing Process
After completing four novels and working on my fifth in three years, I've developed quite the process. Here it is for anyone interested.
There’s plenty to say about 2018. From a political standpoint, sociological standpoint, technological standpoint, cultural standpoint… Lots and lots happened. And most of it was covered by people better suited than me. I’m kind of out of the whole analysis game these days. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I don’t think I have much in the way of...