Did not watch all the Olympics last night, Thursdays belong to Burn Notice and Archer.
I did manage to catch the end of the Men’s Skating and wow…Weir was robbed. I’m not a fan of his overall [in fact, I think he’s annoying] but the boy skated his heart out and to me gave a silver medal performance…what did he get? 6th place. Shame on you judges. As for my darling Plushenko…I was bored. His short program was more dynamic then what he did last night. It’s almost as if he said ‘fuck it, let Evan have it’. Evan earned it though…three jumping passes? You go boy! I love the Olympics because it allows out of shape armchair athletes like me to become experts on any sport – particularly those we’ve never practiced [or ever will]. As for drama…Dear Korea, please get over your hard-on for Ohno…he doesn’t care and the rest of the world isn’t listening when you act like dicks on the ice and claim it’s all Ohno’s fault that you were dicks. Stop it. No one is buying it and hating Ohno’s coach won’t make you pretty.
Work has cut into my blogging time. I’ve started early all week and have been shuttling between my branch and another branch. It’s been…interesting. They’re no where near as busy as we are – it’s very low key. Takes some getting used to.
As for writing work – no chance I will work on Rubicon this weekend, since I need to letter Loud Snow.
My German publisher has done something very smart…she’s merged her company with another publisher [known for their BL novels in Germany]. The company is ‘Cursed Publishing’ and what The Wild Side lacked in aesthetic coolness, Cursed more than makes up for. Their image is a bit more stylish…and with the merger hopefully comes more employees – something the Wild Side needed in order to put out their books. I was a little sad for a spell, because Wild Side has the cash to produce material, they just didn’t have the man-power to get it ready. I’m praying this new ‘Cursed Side’ company will finally get ‘Games with Me’ to the printer. I’ve had remarkable success with this book at KINDLE and with BL fans and blogs. I’m rather proud of the story and appreciate any and all feedback I get for it. I know it’s not easy to give GloBL titles kudos in the BL fan-sphere; there’s an underlying snobbery with many fans that GloBL is a ‘certain kind of yaoi’ best avoided. That’s unfortunate, and I want to change that.
And no…I’ll never support the term ‘American Yaoi’; not now, or ever. It’s exclusionary and shitty to ignore the contributions of creators from Spain, Italy, Canada, Mexico, UK, Brazil, Germany, and even Korea [yes, even Korea] to call their novels and comics influenced by Japanese BL, ‘American Yaoi’. Global BL or Global Yaoi works just fine for me…and of course I shorten it to GloBL because, that’s how I roll.
Turfan updates tonight [or Saturday…] but there’s definitely going to be a new page in the next 48 hours.