Today’s earworm in ‘Games For Days’ by Interpol front man Julian Plenti. What a great fucking song.
I managed to revise all 195 some pages of ‘Lost Along the Way’ today. The only problem now is that it’s missing two key sex scenes, and my editor is in the UK finishing up her doctorate studies. *headdesk*
I’ve shaken this sinus crud I had hanging on me since Wednesday. It’s now in the coughing stages, and I no longer require constant meds, so this is a good sign; will be going into the bank tomorrow.
Read some books over the weekend – one of them was surprisingly hot… Remastering Jerna[…it’s all about the work people—I don’t have to be buddies with the author to read their shit] You all also know how much I hate mushy BDSM – this ain’t mushy…IT BLEW MY NOSE AND BLEW MY MIND! I have different hot buttons as many of you know, which is why I always loved Juxian Tang’s stuff whilst everyone around me always went…ew. I put off reading Remastering Jerna because I thought it was a romance [PD Publishing?] but decided to give it a try after realizing that lots of readers still assume Gadarene is a romance and then get annoyed when they discover it’s not—[it’s horror people, it just happens to have gay sex in it, please don’t come looking for kisses and corset’s in Gadarene]. In my own weird way I wanted to beat the snot out of Jerna– I have my own reasons and I ain’t sharing ’em. Personally I would’ve kicked his teeth out and sewn his mouth shut; but hey, that’s how I roll. Needless to say, I was happy to see him go to prison [yes ladies, prison sex – nuff said]; if you like the manga Hoshi no series from Tori Maia, you’ll totally dig this book, because it has the same sort of multi-faceted character development and all-inclusive world that Hoshi has…but it’s fiction, and sometimes fiction is better, you know?
I saw a message at the Outer Alliance board that troubled me. Someone brought up an anthology that contained an author deemed homophobic by many, and the poster wanted to know if readers on the forum planned to boycott, since said homophobic author was involved in the book. I don’t like the fucking word homophobe – mainly because I’ve seen it tossed around like a grudge-grenade by certain bloggers; even had it lobbed at me over yaoi of all fucking things – by those who judge me based on my exclusionary argument for Japanese mangaka. Not knowing me personally, or anything about my private life, they’ve deemed me a homophobe worth boycotting to anyone who’ll listen– so I know what it’s like to have that label tossed at me, and I can say it sucks. It wasn’t fatal [they never planned on reading me anyway] but the point is, not knowing this author or the anthology, I guess the way the query posted to the forum was worded, really pissed me off. Or maybe I was still annoyed with Jerna?
It reeked of shit-stirring, and we all know what a fan I am of that. 0_o If the author is a homophobe, why did the editor choose to put him/her in an GLBT anthology? Is the material relevant to the readership? So only allies are allowed to create GLBT themed stories? It just opens a can of weird worms for me…I don’t like allies who think they should be rewarded for writing the gay, and I don’t like those who crit non-allies for the writing the gay. The problem with being such a double-edged sword is that after a awhile no one wants to take you out in times of battle, because you’re just too fucking dangerous to wield.
*sigh* Don’t be my Jerna people…I will punish you.