Well, I already posted this, but it seems I should say something else. Well, one thing I’ve learned is that a lack of a theme can make it harder when having to choose my favorite of my own posts.
I want to call attention to one of the several blogs that I discovered thanks to this challenge. Because of the “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” list over at Things Matter, I learned about some characters I hadn’t heard of, and was reminded of a few favorites.
And I want to give a big thanks to Overlord-G for reblogging “Y is for Yuri“, which accounts for about half the views in what’s been my second-best week ever.
I didn’t find the A to Z challenge tiring at all. I did it without sticking to a particular theme, but while the categories might be fuzzy on some I think I’d break down what I did as this:
Writing, story themes, or my writing: 10
Science or other facts: 6
(Index below the fold.)
Continue reading A to Z Challenge review/summary
Zero Wing was a game for the Mega Drive, the system known as the Genesis in America. It was pretty obscure for a while, and now it’s mostly known for this:
Yuri is literally Japanese for lily, but it’s come to be associated with the portrayal of lesbian relationships in Japanese media. The etymology is actually a lot more straightforward than that of the male counterpart term yaoi; an influential magazine referred to gay men as the rose tribe and lesbians as the lily tribe.
Continue reading Y is for Yuri
Combat Mecha Xabungle is an anime series from the 1980’s. It was directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, most famous for Mobile Suit Gundam, and to a lesser extent Brave Raideen and Space Runaway Ideon, but Xabungle is a lot lighter and more comedic than those, or most of Tomino’s other work.
Continue reading X is for Xabungle
Obviously, I’m writing this, and I think I’ve mentioned enough times that I’m also writing novels.
I find it a lot easier to express myself in written form than in speech. I like to have time to decide what I’m saying, to look at the whole thing and make corrections before anyone sees any of it, and to make little asides (like this one) without sidetracking the whole conversation
And I have stories I want to tell. That, more than self-promotion, is the reason I’m finding it harder and harder to keep from mentioning my novel. I still haven’t decided for certain on my publishing route, but I’m determined to be published in some form, because I want people to read this story.