The gray area of consent

One of the things that can be really powerful about narrative is the way that it explores issues that we are currently wrestling with, either as a collective or personally. I've talked about this idea before, and so have many others. So today I'm going to continue some thoughts I've expressed in other posts with... Continue Reading →

Dororo: who has the right to your body?

And we're back! Spoilers for Dororo this week, previously discussed in this post. The baby should never have lived. Hyakkimaru, the rightful heir to the Daigo name, was meant to die. His death, in the mind of his father, was necessary, noble. It was right. Hyakkimaru belonged to him. If Kagemitsu chose to give his... Continue Reading →

General housekeeping/hiatus

Hey folks! It's August, and August is my birthday month, so I'm taking some time off. I've been pretty wiped out recently due to some wrestling with personal and dayjob stuff, plus it's summer and summer is a rollercoaster for me. I suspect other people find that summer is a time that helps them rejuvenate.... Continue Reading →

Short Fiction and market conversations

As you all know, or maybe you don't, I've been writing a decent amount (for me) of short fiction lately. I think this is mostly me trying to explore a medium that doesn't require a months-long commitment to a single world but still allows me to explore imagery and concepts that catch my fancy. I've... Continue Reading →

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