I kinda overreacted earlier about a post concerning trigger warnings. The overreaction wasn't because I was triggered by the subject matter - but I was made angry at the conversation happening surrounding this new age concept and the added weight placed on authors/ publishers to incorporate these things in our work. While I think … Continue reading Trigger Warnings: Munchausen by Proxy
unsplash-logophoto-nic.co.uk nic Dare to be different. Dare to speak your truth. Dare to stand in it. Dare to be a guide on. Dare to raise the banner. Dare to raise your voices. Dare to resist the night. Dare to be yourself. Dare to do the right thing. Dare to speak truth to stupid. Dare to … Continue reading I dare you…(poem)
I read an article in the Baptist New Global online magazine. It was a dressing down by Miguel De La Torre dated Nov, 13 2017. In his scathing remarks, he addresses what has transpired in America concerning the support of the Evangelical Movement and their support for Donald Trump. You can read his article … Continue reading Before Hitler was Anything – He was a Racist
Interesting to know…
C. I. Scofield and The Scofield Reference Bible – One man’s interpretation of the Word presented as final authority and absolute truth.
Regarding the character of the author of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, C. I. Scofield’s was not as spotless as I had been led on to believe.
Scofield went M.I.A. in the confederate army and joined the Union forces. He married a catholic woman, was a heavy drinker, and he was forced to resign as U.S. District Attorney of Kansas “under a cloud of scandal.” This was due to questionable financial transactions including bribes form railroads, stealing political contributions intended for the Senator he worked for, and securing bank promissory notes by forging signatures. He was possibly jailed on forgery charges, but this can’t be proven by public record. He abandoned his wife and two daughters. Consequently his wife divorced him and that same year he…
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unsplash-logoNik Shuliahin Living with anxiety is like living with a ghost who, on occasion, like's to pop out of the closet, from behind the door, or behind a shower curtain. Yes, that's exactly what it's been like for the past three months. The first attack was bad. The second was worse. The third was a … Continue reading Anxiety Author
Al of this.
M/M romance is the cross between Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel and Sean Cody.
Most of the time it is benign.
However, m/m has some serious fucking issues which have nothing to do with gender.
It has everything to do with people who push into realms they don’t understand in a subject matter they’re not 100 percent sure of.
“Well, people write about wizards…”
Stop. Stop right there.
Wizards aren’t real.
Gay people are. Conversion camps are. PTSD and child abuse and neurological disorders due to overexposure to toxic levels of the stress hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline are. Suicide, lung cancer, and ischemic heart disease due to this exposure are real.
are all real
If you can’t treat your subject matter’s race, religion, sexual orientation, etc with reverence and do your due diligence when it comes to that AND the environment you put them in – you shouldn’t be writing. At least not this.
If you can’t fully grasp what is happening then perhaps you’re simply not qualified to write it.
LGBT people and survivors of child abuse and / or religious abuse have been put through a certain kind of hell you will NEVER EVER understand unless you’ve been there. Don’t touch it unless you’re willing to go all the way.
Don’t do these people a disservice because you’re trying to turn a buck.
It’s ignored by the world at large because, according to Fox News, only Muslims do that kind of crazy shit to people. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there are scores of conversion camps and attitude adjustment camps all over the United States as well as fundamentalist churches. And they’re in your own backyard. And the old saying is true, “never is a man so joyfully committed to heinous acts against his fellow man than he is when it’s done in the name of God.”
It’s all over your country.
I always feel like I need to start blogs like this with a caveat: I’m not telling someone they can’t write something. I will never tell someone they can’t write something. Much like my latest “Why You?” post over at SpAN, or previous discussions over Pseudonym vs Identity or Gay-For-You, I want to be super clear on this point, again, just in case: I’m not suggesting a limitation who can write what. At all.
What I am suggesting is there are topics that need a tonne of forethought, and that some topics are definitely going to get critical feedback. This? This is critical feedback.
So. A book crossed over to my radar yesterday which had multiple plot threads that gave me pause. I only ended up talking about one of them because I had spoons enough for one go, but I’ll touch on more today likely.
Now, this book…
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The first book review for my new Poetry book happened today. Five stars! "This is a book of free-form poetry, containing the poet's musings about nature, youth, seasons; reminiscing about family, lost loves, faith and religion, and life in general. Some are profound, others less so, but I think poetry, like music, speaks to each … Continue reading Poetry Book (Review)