Hello! I have been hiding in an isolation hole for a long time, but I am finally starting to feel better enough to emerge! Not to get together with people in person, of course, but here are some places you can find me:
CIC Guided Writing — 2pm Eastern US time, Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
This is part of the CIC’s Virtual Arts Week, and it’s free to attend! You can register here, and come for an hour long guided writing session on the theme of transformation. This is going to be a fun and generative session, not based on critique. I’d love to see you there!
Image description: A black and orange butterfly (post-transformation) perches on a green leaf.
Book Discussion on the Spectology Podcast
Adrian and Matt, the hosts of Spectology, invited me to discuss a book with them. I chose The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, which is a Sherlock Holmesian mystery space opera story with Vietnamese cultural elements. It was a lot of fun to read and discuss! Here’s the pre-read episode where we talk about Aliette and our anticipation of the book, and here’s the post-read episode where we discuss the book after having read it. The post-read is full of spoilers about the book, so I recommend buying and reading the book before listening to that second episode. It’s a fun book, and we all enjoyed it!
This Is Why We’re Like This
We managed to keep putting out podcasts even when I got sick, thanks in part to having a couple of episodes we’d recorded back in February when getting together in person was an okay thing to do. Our most recent episodes were about claymation with The Adventures of Mark Twain and The California Raisins, The Simpsons, And Soviet television in the 1980s. I am in the middle of editing the episode on he 1985 Soviet production of The Hobbit right now, and that should be up sometimes in the next day or two. You can see a list of all our episodes here.
So that’s where you can find me right now. I hope wherever you are, you are safe and well!