tw for body image issues Show more
if ur unhappy with ur body for reasons other than Quality Of Life guess what! thats fuckin artifical babe! thats propaganda! someone or something made that thought and gave it to u as the shittiest present from society! the ground state of humanity is not 'wanting to be thinner!'
The ancient abomination woke from its dreamless sleep, swam to the the shore and walked to the nearest town.
"You," it roared at a terrified dog-walker, "what year is it?"
"Still? It's been ages," the abomination grumbled. "I'll be back when I can make a difference."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
“All the bombs are deployed?”
“Every last one,” she held up an empty sack made of coarse canvas.
“Excellent work. Now, everyone clear the area.”
“How long do we have until they go off?”
“About 4-6 months. People are going to be so surprised when they see all those flowers blooming in a place like this.”
@alxd I think Neal Stephenson was right in pointing out some time ago the importance of science fiction in imagining futures we can work towards, and how there's been a poverty of imagination in more modern science fiction. but how to get past this is another question.
anyway to bring it back to the original question, cyberpunk is useful as a way of exploring the concerns that animate crypto and free software, but doesn't show us a better way forward. for that we need something more.
trying to get my ass back to writing some original stuff so here's an excerpt from the start of a project I started a while ago: https://write.as/juliamae/a-fragment-from-a-piece-i-started-a-while-back
Heavy feels, death Show more
The feeling when you call your grandmother to say hello, and the answering machine picks up, and suddenly you're talking to your grandfather's ghost, trapped in the answering machine's greeting these last many years.
@orionkidder Maybe that's an idea for a new feature - a "toot to self" button which lets people rant but its only visible by themselves.
utopianism, sci-fi Show more
i struggle to feel hopeful, especially during the winter (body craves that vitamin D), and fascinations with dystopia only reinforce the dystopia we live in. i am hungry for stories in which that ancient maw which devours and divides us is dead and buried, or was never born at all. i want stories about people who cooperate, who accommodate, who leverage their differences and rally together to protect the utopia they have built for each other.
utopianism, sci-fi Show more
it is said, write what you can’t not write. write what you want to read. write what hurts, what reveals, what illuminates, even as you may not understand what you are illuminating or why.
i’m writing this story because i want more stories about positive, post-scarcity social relations — even as complex social and material tensions remain.
utopia is something we do for each other. it is something we owe each other.
I've written a short series of 6 short stories. I wrote them quite some time ago, but I think they hold up. Anybody with time on their hands: welcome. I accept constructive criticism graciously, for the most part. http://uschi-the-listener.tumblr.com/post/181057118079/smoke-alarm-stories
Question for all: would we like a hashtag for "please critique/comment"? I've taken that as the default around here—that if you post, you're looking for feedback—but it might make it particularly clear, and those of us who *do* want to critique could possibly find each other faster.
Just a thought. I have no authority. Looking for opinions. #pleasecritique
I heard a professional TV/comic book writer doing a Q&A today. He said "it all starts with characters," and while I don't believe that's 100% true, it is true that if the characters are boring, then *I'm* bored writing them, and that's not a good sign. #backtothedrawingboard
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
I fucking love shitposting, I don't have a problem with 90% of you, but for fuck's sake, just try to find a joke format that doesn't need an in group, an out group, and someone you say is okay to hurt.
Because at this point, it's beginning to look like some of you just like to hurt people.
/ end rant
Fooling around with SF/F short stories after a lifetime of reading, watching, and RPGs. Let's compare notes!