If you've read my fiction, you might be aware that I write speculative fiction featuring a romance. Many (though not all) of my romantic couples express themselves sexually. What you probably don't know unless you follow me at Mastodon.art is that I've also been braver lately at learning to draw and paint fictional scenes, including … Continue reading Social Media Sites Allowing Sexually Explicit Illustrations
Category: Politics & Publishing
Stories Don’t Have to Create Real Life Conflict
This post is a response to M/M Romance author Kevin Klehr's "Stories Should Have Conflict". In which century were powerful tales not needed? Storytelling has endured through thousands of years because it is a type of power for humans. At this time, we have more humans than ever in known history. We have storytellers. We can … Continue reading Stories Don’t Have to Create Real Life Conflict
The End of CockyGate
At the end of my "Oh, Oh, CockyGate" post, I promised to update on "the BIG, REBELLION, WEIRDs, and STORYTELLER claims later." That's taking me much, much longer than expected. Happens, you know? Let's take care of the CockyGate updates today. COCKY Author and retired IP lawyer Kevin Kneupper tweeted about the final settlement at … Continue reading The End of CockyGate
A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’
This is another post about a trademark of a single word. This one was from the United Kingdom and it's insensible. The uses on the application include nearly everything and the kitchen sink. Honestly, I'm not sure the list includes kitchen sinks because I have too much to do than figure out whether or not … Continue reading A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’
Amazon Rejects Erotic Fiction
Again. Here’s What Authors are Saying. Amazon and any business associated with Paypal were likely to give Erotica and Romance writers a hard time in response to the political push against sexy media in several high-selling nations. (See below for more on this.) Their latest tweaks appear to be burying readers’ reviews in account dashboards, … Continue reading Amazon Rejects Erotic Fiction
The Battle for the ‘Net Continues
July's Day of Action for Net Neutrality wasn't the end of this year's fight to protect an open Internet.
Cyberpunk Net Neutrality
We're not all flying around in our personal cars under neon lights, but politically, we are living within a cyberpunk world.
Message for Americans: The Future of the Net
This is an issue you need to know about today. Maybe you like spending money on whatever corporations tell you to. You wouldn't mind paying to access all of the Internet at high speeds. But I'm going to assume you don't believe that people deserve more freedom online based on where they live within the United States or how wealthy they are.