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(ahahahaha my husband gets the joke in my moodicon tonight but I wonder how many other people will get it?)
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Tomistoma pondering why, with the most capitalistic president ever elected, the following solutions have not been proposed:
– Sell a set of linked billboards, scaling the rates based on proximity to large cities, allowing both American and Mexican businesses to pay for the border wall.
– Sell the rights for all statues of Robert E. Lee to KFC so they can rebrand him as Colonel Sanders nation-wide in a stunning marketing coup.
– Outsource the U.S.’s nuclear program to China and India, eliminating the need to remember all those pesky codes.
– Get rid of all those troublesome liberal states by selling them cheap to Canada.
Tomistoma is starting to think that some people are the brilliant businessmen they claim to be.
So a while back I looked at my short stories and realized, huh — they kind of fall into these nice little groupings. Not enough in any one grouping to fill a whole print collection, but very nicely sized to make a set of tidy little ebooks.
The first of those is now available for pre-order! The title is Maps to Nowhere, in homage to Diana Wynne Jones’ novel Fire and Hemlock and the “NOWHERE” vases that are a recurring motif in it. (The same novel that inspired me to become a writer, and in a roundabout fashion sparked another story of mine.) It contains ten short stories, all set in secondary worlds. To whet your appetite, here’s the table of contents:
Maps to Nowhere will be out on September 5th!
Some of the residents of Christiania took it upon themselves to beat the ever-living snot out of the skinheads, and toss them over the city line. The dude-bros said, roughly, "Why the hell did you do that? I thought you guys were anarchists." To which the anarchists said, approximately, "That's why, you idiots."I am afraid of violence. I am not physically fit, and have a low tolerance for pain. I am fond of my reasonably comfortable life. In a reasonable world, I would pay my taxes, and my taxes would pay for cops to protect me, and everyone else, from violence. As we can see in Charlotteseville (and especially when contrasting it to Durham), this is not the case. Which leaves...the Antifa. Who stood up, and put their bodies physically in the way of the actual, real-live, terrifying Nazis. And so here we are. Is this dangerous? Oh my god, yes. Civil violence is terrifying, and it can spin out of control. But the institutions, with their checks and balances and accountability...are not accountable. Not functioning. They murder with impunity, assault without accountability, and any discussion of "both sides" has to start with the fact that the state is on the same side as the Nazis. And so, Antifa.