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Quick update

May. 24th, 2017 01:37 am
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Okay, so it'll be past 2am before I finish typing up this note. I just got home from another day-trip to Denmark about an hour ago. To be honest I wasn't too keen on going there today, because I still don't feel fully rested after last week's traveling. We had some things to do, though, so I guess I would have had to make this trip soon anyway, even if I hadn't made it today.

It was a good day, though. Better than I feared, anyway, especially after a few hours when I wasn't so painfully tired anymore. Can you tell I dislike getting up early, even if it's needed for some reason? It always leaves me feeling too tired for too much of the day. Let's just say I had a good time mostly, but I'm also glad this trip is over and done with for now.

Tomorrow my plan is to plant some more flowers, so that there's something in every flower box we own before Thursday (Ascension Day, which is a holiday here). This should be possible, I think.

After that, I plan to Not Make Any Big Plans for a week or so. Just sleep, read, rest, be on the computer, writing and sitting on the veranda a little bit. Let's see how that goes. ;)

Now it's night for me, though. Good night!

Okay, a first world problem

May. 23rd, 2017 06:30 pm
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But after a reasonably uneventful transatlantic journey, and O'Hare being no more irksome than before, and indeed, the passport kiosks do speed things up though there is still queuing once you've done so -

It's really, really annoying to find that the wifi in the hotel is on the fritz (actually, there was also something Not Right with Heathrow Terminal 3 wifi this morning, but at least I still had mobile data activated on my phone without the prospect of ruinous charges) which is apparently a wider system problem.

I am therefore posting from the one terminal in the lobby that is a) connected to the internet and b) actually works - I had to remove myself temporarily when a young person wanted to 'very quickly' print something out, which turned out not to be quick at all, tell me again about the digital native generation.

Yes, in the general scheme of things, a minor inconvenience. But after a day of taxis and airports and planes, annoying.

But, anyway, here I am.

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Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea

May. 23rd, 2017 05:51 pm
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I first heard of Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea: Economy and Society, ed. Michael D. Shin, from a post by [personal profile] thistleingrey. What's sad about this book is not that it's poorly written or conceived, but that it's priced so damn high; the lowest price I'm seeing on Amazon is over $100 (!). This is a translation of a collection of essays by Korean historians about Joseon-era Korea, particularly emphasizing the viewpoint of the common people rather than the yangban (nobles) and royalty. As such, the topics are ones that, as [personal profile] thistleingrey notes, are rarely discussed about this period in English. I found the introductory essay by Michael D. Shin particularly valuable, as it discusses Korean historiography and how it has been affected by, e.g., the Japanese occupation and Korean nationalism; it was really great to have it put the rest of the book in context.

I found this interesting as additional background and research reading for my current novel WIP, DRAGON PEARL, although I am not choosing to base my space opera setting very closely on historical Korea, let alone Joseon. For example, Joseon Korea tended to become more patriarchal as time went on due to the influence of Neo-Confucianism, and I wanted to depict a society more egalitarian in its attitudes toward gender. Earlier periods of Korea were kinder to women, but not only is there less material on earlier periods to begin with, it is damn near impossible to find such material in English, and unfortunately I am not fluent in either Korean or Classical Chinese.

Also, I was fascinated by Seo Tae-Won's "The Military Life," which mostly amazes me in that I'm not sure how the Joseon military system was even able to function! For example, many commoner households owed military service to the government, but they were not paid or equipped or given uniforms, which was hard on their families, especially if they were needed at home for the farming...yikes.

Meanwhile, the most entertaining of the essays (if you want to judge them that way) are Jung Jin Young's "Did Fake Genealogies Exist?", which drily notes that it can't be possible that EVERY SINGLE KOREAN comes from a yangban lineage, and discusses some more complicating factors in Korean family lines, and the very last one, "The Outhouses of the Royal Palaces" by Hong Soon Min.

Here is the table of contents for the curious:

Part One: Economy
1. Farming in the Joseon Period
2. A Typical Day and Year in the Life of the Peasantry
3. The Tax Burden of the Peasantry
4. Currency and the Value of Money
5. The Merchants of Seoul
6. The Joys and Sorrows of the Itinerant Merchants
7. Foreign Trade and Interpreter Officials
8. Salt: White Gold
9. Seeking Work at Mines
10. When Did Joseon's Population Reach Ten Million?

Part Two: Society
11. Rural Society and Zhu Xi's Community Compact
12. Why Did Peasants Create the Dure?
13. Did Fake Genealogies Exist?
14. The Baekjeong Class
15. The Rebellion of Im Ggeokjeong
16. Did People Divorce in the Joseon Period?
17. The Educational System
18. Military Life
19. The Penal System
20. Eating Culture
21. Liquor and Taverns
22. Tea and Tobacco
23. The Outhouses of the Royal Palaces

Thank you to the generous benefactor who donated this book.

Write Every Day! May - Day #23

May. 24th, 2017 12:44 am
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Previous post: Day #1, Day #2, Day #3, Day #4, Day #5, Day #6, Day #7, Day #8, Day #9, Day #10, Day #11, Day #12, Day #13, Day #14, Day #15, Day #16, Day #17, Day #18, Days #19 and 20, Day #21, Day #22

Today's writing
Another busy day that still wasn't as productive on the writing front as one could have wished, especially since I was out all night. Picked a bit at the article, wrote a sentence or two of drawerfic. Onwards and upwards!

Tally
Day #1: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] avon, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #2: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan , [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] hannelore, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords
Day #3: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] ysilme ,[personal profile] sylvanwitch , [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] hannelore, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] avon, [personal profile] auroracloud
Day #4: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] ysilme ,[personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] avon, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] auroracloud
Day #5: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] ysilme ,[personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] auroracloud
Day #6: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] auroracloud
Day #7: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud
Day #8: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords
Day #9: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan
Day #10: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #11: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #12: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan
Day #13: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #14: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan
Day #15: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] ysilme
Day #16: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] ysilme
Day #17: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #18: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #19: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #20: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #21: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #22: [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] zippitgood

Let me know if I'm missing anyone!
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Since I'm half-packed and we're leaving in less than 24 hours it's probably time to announce that I am coming to WisCon. (Now watch me wake up tomorrow with Lorayne's cold or something.)

I'm not signed up for any panels, I'm not volunteering this year. I'm not 100 percent sure that this isn't going to end in disaster again. Depending on how I react to the various allergens in Madison I may be very low-energy, I may be sneezy and stuffed-up, I may be spending a lot of time asleep, I may be slow and forgetful due to being low oxygen, I may recuse myself rapidly from controversy or trouble if I don't see an immediate way to be useful.

I may have to leave panels abruptly due to coughing fits. We may be leaving abruptly to get me back to Canada for treatment. (My out-of-province insurance isn't going to cover me for another serious asthma event in the same damn' city as the last one. That's kind of the definition of 'pre-existing'). We have a plan for this. It's as solid as we can make it.

Or we may have trouble at the border and not get there at all.

Or it all may be just fine. I really don't know. There's no way to tell.

But I'm on a new med (Singulair), and taking ALL the other ones, religiously, and so far my lungs seem to be willing to stay fairly functional. I'm bringing my bike. I'm hoping to stay an extra week and see friends. I'm cautiously optomistic.

A small request: if you see me, and we're friends, and you possibly can, grab me for coffee or food or a quick chat? This is almost certainly my last WisCon for some time, and if I do have a dangerous reaction, it's my last WisCon, period.

I know that I've lost touch with a lot of you due to missing the con and generally being offline and preoccupied trying to get my health under control. I'm sorry about it, and I'd really like to connect this weekend if we can, because you all are one of the communities of my heart, and to be honest I'm coming much more for y'all than for the "official" con.

If you or someone near you is wearing scent, I may have to back away rapidly. I'm sorry.

I'm not really accustomed to being a fragile little flower, you know? I'm still working out how to handle it.

Also, if there's a volunteer task I can do, something you need help with, that you can grab me for on the spot, please do. It's hard to contribute meaningfully when you can't make any promises, and I'll appreciate any chances to do so.

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May. 23rd, 2017 06:38 pm
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Day 1 of late spring break

May. 23rd, 2017 05:56 pm
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Yesterday Victoria Day get together went great. We had a good lunch, had fun with technology. Laughed and learned a few things.

Despite the rain we did grill hamburgers.

Today was sunny, in the lower temps for this time of the year. My back is doing good. My appointment at the chiropractor helped with things we don't have the time to work on because I'm usually in a not so good shape.

PK Subban and the Nashville's Predators won and are going to the Stanley Cup Final. Go Preds. Bye bye Ducks. The Ducks had two, ... two of their players thrown out of the game for game misconduct. I am happy they are not going to the Finals.

On the Eastern Conference front... we might know who tonight Sens or Pens. Both are hurting bad but... Pens have a general aka Sidney Crosby Hockey robot, that breathes, lives, sleeps and dreams hockey and Stanley Cup. So... I would not count the Pens out.

I'm xstitching. Working on the castle part of the Dragon attacking Castle piece.

Bonus

An example of Crosby living, breathing hockey




This Week in Fandom, Volume 51

May. 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm
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This Week in Fandom: Callout culture, femslash as cult fandom, Yuri on Ice happenings, WhedonCon, and more! https://goo.gl/WSPpFf

Guest Post: Twisted Moon Magazine

May. 24th, 2017 08:00 am
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It’s no secret that I’m fond of reading speculative erotica. So, I was delighted when Twisted Moon Magazine launched their first issue. With the second issue due out on Friday (in time for the New Moon, natch), I’ve invited the editors to share a little about their publication.

Why erotic speculative poetry?

What made us, the founders and editors of Twisted Moon Magazine, decide that the world of online poetry needed an even more niche publication?

We would be lying if we said it wasn’t partly because we all really like reading sexy poetry. We do. It’s pretty great. And aside from wanting a reason for people to send us their naughty writing, we came to the consensus that there wasn’t really anything out there which published the sort of work we were interested in reading. We imagine this is the way a lot of literary publications come about — the editors want to read a particular sort of thing, and being unable to find it in sufficient quantity or quality, they create a space for others to contribute and help expand the genre in question.

It’s probably worth taking a moment to discuss the idea of ‘speculative’ as a genre.

A quick glance at Wikipedia shows that speculative poetry/fiction has been defined by Suzette Haden Elgin as being “about a reality that is in some way different from the existing reality.” Fantasy and science fiction often overlap with the speculative genre for this reason, but neither fantasy/sci-fi nor Elgin’s definition are exhaustive. Strange Horizons commented in an article that what makes poetry speculative is a feeling and/or set of references. It’s an ‘I know it when I see it’ category, and while vague for the purposes of crafting some kind of formal definition, it’s not really necessary to have such a definition in order to get a feel for the speculative genre.

Speculative works are often relegated to their own publications because they can’t quite seem to find a home in more mainstream ‘literary’ magazines — not for lack of quality, but because they often have an element of the fantastical, whimsical, or uncanny that feels out of place next to works of stark realism or literary fiction. It’s these elements that make the speculative genre appealing to people wanting to tell stories which are either themselves outside of the mainstream, or which look at the world from outside the mainstream perspective. There is a great wealth of literary fiction that speaks to the human experience, and some of it is truly outstanding, but oftentimes the experiences on which such works focus are limited, and so are the ways in which those experiences can be described or conveyed.

The speculative genre encompasses elements of fantasy and science fiction, as mentioned before, but also elements of myth, horror, magic realism, fairy tales, and the supernatural. Many of the themes common in these elements are also common in Own Voices stories, which — for those who haven’t come across the term — are stories about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group. We want to be clear: we’re not saying that diverse stories and experiences are a form of fantasy, or that they cannot be told through literary fiction. We’re saying that the tropes common to speculative works — themes of transformation, otherness, identity, a quest for justice, the transient vs the permanent — are also often found in stories told from non-mainstream perspectives.

Those who don’t see themselves or their experiences reflected in conventional narratives are often drawn to unconventional narratives, such as those found in speculative fiction and poetry. The motifs and metaphors available in the genre are unique, and sometimes, they make it easier to speak plainly about the often undervalued stories of individual communities.

What, then, does eroticism have to do with it?

For one thing, diverse narratives are even more marginalised when it comes to talking about sex. Narratives created by outsiders about marginalised groups are often exploitative – predominantly created by people outside of the group being portrayed, and are rarely representative of the experiences of the people within that community. This is visible in mainstream long-fingernailed lesbian porn, or trans sex workers having to label themselves with slurs to find an audience, and many other areas besides. More accurate and representative narratives often don’t get the distribution or recognition they deserve, and the lack of accurate and diverse representation can cement marginalised groups as outsiders.

But the reality is that people have sex. All kinds of people and all kinds of sex, and once you move away from the restrictive spaces these people are talking about, we’re sharing and celebrating these forms of eroticism. The Western world has more or less gotten to a place where the social consciousness is aware that sexuality is a spectrum and there are more than three sexual positions, but the paradigm still needs to be to shifted away from ‘normative’ and ‘nonnormative’ sex, towards the understanding that all forms of sex are kind of weird and entirely worth writing about.

Poetry, and in particular speculative poetry, can create a space for this – a way to explore sexuality through new and different lenses, to celebrate the weird and find novel, interesting ways of expressing desire in all its forms. As queer women, Twisted Moon Magazine’s editors are very aware of how important it is to have diverse and accurate representations of queer sexuality. This is also applicable to other groups – people of colour and trans people (women especially) are often depicted by outsider groups as fetishised or hypersexual, while disabled people are often depicted as nonsexual. As far as we can, we hope to give folk the autonomy to depict their experiences and desires, and add to the range of Own Voices work out there.

Is it really necessary for such stories to be told through erotic speculative poetry? Can they be told equally as well through plain old erotica and romance genre fiction, or some other way?

Of course they can. We’re not trying to say that the incredibly niche genre that Twisted Moon Magazine has chosen to publish is the only way in which diverse stories can be told, nor that the only stories which can be told in that genre are diverse ones. We want so badly for there to be more literary fiction, and historical fiction, and non-fiction that dives beyond mainstream experiences. We’re also really into works that tell familiar stories in new and clever ways. There are so many, many ways to tell stories, and honestly, erotic speculative poetry is a pretty specific way.

But it’s a way we’re keen to explore and expand. We received more submissions when we opened than we expected to, and some of them blew us away. We all had ideas of the kind of stuff we wanted to read, and it’s been delightful to have those ideas expanded. It’s also worth noting that we had multiple authors telling us they were submitting poems they’d had since before Twisted Moon Magazine was started, which they’d never found a home for. We can’t claim to be a home for everyone – we know we’re exploring a very niche market – but we do at least try to be a warm, inviting bed.

We think it’s important to emphasise our interest in Own Voices work and diverse stories because it’s vitally important to boost the voices and experiences of people with non-mainstream lives and experiences.

We have been very encouraged by the response – a number of the poems we receive have included notes explaining that their poem is, for example, an exploration of gender, or of a poet’s experience of eroticism as an asexual person, or a response to recent politics. We are thrilled that poets feel able to use Twisted Moon Magazine as an avenue to explore these connections and get their work out into the world.

That said, there’s no strict requirement for what the poetry we publish has to be, other than erotic and speculative. We have guidelines on our website, which we very, very much appreciate people reading and sticking to (especially the one about removing your name from the document!) but a speculative poem doesn’t have to retell a deeply personal experience, and it doesn’t require allegory or veiled meaning. Sometimes a masturbating mermaid is just a masturbating mermaid. (Note: we are into that.)

The point is that the genre allows for fun, sexy fantasy for its own sake, as well as for diverse and/or marginalised stories to be told in a way that is distinct from many other literary genres.

Really, we just hope Twisted Moon Magazine can enrich the reader by showcasing poetry from all over the world, by people from all manner of backgrounds – or at least gift them some beautiful words about fae orgies, robot eroticism, and centaur sex.

 

 


 

Twisted Moon Magazine is an Australian-based online magazine of speculative, erotic poetry. The editors are Hester J. Rook, Liz Duck-Chong, P. Edda, and Selene Maris. We all decided there wasn’t enough sexy speculative poetry in the world and we launched Twisted Moon to help remedy that problem. We publish tales of naked witches dancing by moonlight, the smell of your ghost lover’s skin, the whispered memories of dying stars as they yearn across galaxies. The poems you read to your lover over the phone just to hear their breath catch.

Mirrored from Earl Grey Editing.

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