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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I am proud to present to you a collection of poetry I put together over the past 2 years. My poetry, like my other writing, is informed by life experiences, memories, seasons, or by things I've observed about the intrinsic beauty and complicated nature of humanity. For a very long time - having been … Continue reading My first Poetry Collection
2017 was the year for irony and it looks like 2018 is going to similar in those regards. Donald Trump's "Shithole" comment about Haiti and other countries that are predominantly brown-skinned is another example. Why is that? Well, here in the United States we've had several mass shootings in schools since 1980 with a … Continue reading My thoughts on Donald Trump’s Shithole Statement
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