Ten Years: Not A Bullet List

The first week of January 2010 was hectic for me. I was newly recruited for Cabinet des Fees (and I will adore Erzebet forever for taking me on and for being my mentor in SFF publishing for those years). I was shuttling between two music festivals and I felt like I was really coming into…

Hello December

It’s been a supremely unproductive weekend because I find myself in a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. I still did some stuff, I guess: Bought stationery at Mr. DIY because apparently one can never have enough stationery. Tidied up the apartment. Learned a lot of French on duolingo and appear to be #1…

Things I Did Over The Weekend: Being An Ordered List

Worked on that article that is STILL not ready; curse my perfectionism! But I’m gunning for a High Impact Journal so it’s worth getting things right. Worked on Watermyth and am mildly sure I’m on target to resubmit this by December. Cooked. A lot. Apparently a partially completed new kitchen counter inspires more cooking despite…

Sliver (Dir: Phillip Noyce, 1993)

I’ve been wanting to watch this film since it first came out in 1993, mostly because of that UB40 cover of Can’t Help Falling In Love, and the video. It looked slick, it looked sick and I was well into my cyberpunk Goth phase (albeit unknowing it was a thing, just writing stuff along those…

Paris est à Nous (dir: Élisabeth Vogler, 2019)

Élisabeth Vogler enters the grand tradition of innovative French women directors with this arthouse movie that was initially kickstarter funded, and drew so much attention that Netflix picked it up. I’m really baffled by how lukewarm the reviews for this movie have been. I read one that mused that the director couldn’t decide if it…

Weekend Restoratives

Am planning for a very quiet yet productive weekend. I woefully need to catch up on sleep. There will likely be a Growing Fins post at some point as I’ve a lot of music notes to share. I’m also watching Paris Is Us on Netflix, might finish watching it later. It’s a very visually stylized…

Declaring the Season of Hygge Early

I really love that word — Hygge. It really encapsulates what I do when I nest to heal or to regenerate energy and ideas. Lots of hot drinks, reading (and writing) while being a blanket pohpia, and enjoying beautiful sounds and aromatherapy thingos. Granted, I’m on Hygge setting for most of the year but towards…

The Work of Being a Literary Academic

One of the best rewards I gave myself this year was my MLA membership. I had to choose between an MLA membership or an SFWA membership. MLA won because I’d get a discount for a subscription to one of my bucket list academic journals that’s neither on PROJECT MUSE nor JSTOR. And! I get PMLA…

Domus Exsulis Back Online!

Well, I was about ready to mourn my 22 years old hypertext project but fortunately a restore of the directory, a move by Dreamhost’s tech support and very detailed (and patient) instructions by them resulted in the site being reinstated at the old directory. I immediately cleaned up and deleted old plugins and themes ,…

Plan Coeur and Other Weekend Adventures

This weekend was mostly an adventure of fixing my online presence. My attempt to update wordpress on my main site had some tables being corrupted. Which resulted in me deleting the wrong files, so I had to re-do my main author website (bibliography will have links soon). A rescue of Domus Exsulis is now pending…