An interview with one of my characters!

As a teaser for my work in progress novel, I decided I’d ask the characters questions, and see how they responded. It’ll give you some idea of who they are, and not piss them off too much. First up is Esmerelda “Esme” Navarro. Want to give any dating ap style answers? Oh, you mean like “Hi, my name is Esme, I’m thirty three, my birthday is January 29th, making me an Aquarius with Leo rising. I like being left alone, working on my magic, and trying not to die. I’m a gold star lesbian who actually doesn’t give a shit about most litmus tests, but there it is.” This seems like a good time to ask what your hidden talent is. I don’t really have one, as I don’t believe in hiding anything. I’m the most powerful witch alive, and I have an evil...

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Bandcamp is doing a great thing today!

So Bandcamp is doing a voter rights and registration thing all day today, and to encourage participation, I wanted to post a few of my favorite albums available on Bandcamp that you can purchase now, and for a good cause. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit My favorite album of the year so far is this one, a real banger from Zeal and Ardor that combines metal and gospel, and is also an album all about racism and slavery, and the lingering toxic effects thereof. Which doesn’t take away from t he fact that this album rages in every way possible. Sannhet – So Numb Here’s some hard charging instrumentals from Sannhet, as I really do enjoy hard charging instrumental bands, and more may show up on this list. They’re good to write to, if you need...

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New Flash Fic – Writer’s Tour

Part of my flash fic initiative, here’s a tour of the near future. Thank you, Simone! ** “Welcome everyone to the Writer’s Virtual Walking Tour. Make sure your visors are secure before we begin. The miracle of new TruView technology allows us a glimpse into the minds of fellow wearers, especially those who have onerous contracts with the company. You can look through their eyes, and see what their lives are all about. If you’re secure, we will begin. Follow me.” A brief moment of blackness is followed by a title card, reading “Elliott Kavitski, the “it boy” of the moment, known for his award winning book Everything is Negotiable, a book about an upper middle class white family torn apart by the patriarch’s affair with a friend of his...

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New Music Mondays

I haven’t posted for a bit, so why don’t you enjoy some new music while I get my act together. The Twilight Sad are back! Now that the world has caught up to their particular brand of Scottish misery, they’re more relevant than ever. Ladytron is also back! While not miserable, they do specialize in alienation as a sound, buried in a sugary coating that just enhances the unease, and again, this is perfect for the end times we seem to be living in. Again, more relevant than ever. Speaking of alienation, here’s a good electronic track from Emika, that still manages to sound creepy as all get out. Yes, I do consider that a compliment. Shadow Age have a new record out! It is shiny and pretty, and seems to be dominated by themes of near death and...

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New soundtrack – Shotgun Bastards!

And until I can fix the embed code, here’s a basic link!

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