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career goals: forest-witch who lives in a hole and curses people for money

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while i'm complaining about The State of Publishing Today, how come book covers don't look like this anymore

i know illustrators are expensive and i'm being petty. i don't care. i want Horse Paintings on my books.

every time i see one of those descriptions it turns out the book was published by fucking tor, too

i know it's not wise for a writer to constantly take potshots at one of the leading genre publishers but i'm so tired

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don't like this trend in book descriptions where they just straight-up namedrop the thing they're trying to leech fandom attention from

get out of here with that "a book for fans of <last year's hot tv show>" shit

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whenever i see the word "binged," for some reason my brain always assumed it means the person in question looked the thing up on bing

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i'm not going to read gideon the ninth because the last time everyone i knew was this hype about a book, it was captive prince, and i fucking hated captive prince

"what's your serial number, lieutenant?"

"hang on i don't remember, let me get the card--fUCK this uniform doesn't have POCKETS--"

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how come everyone in starfleet knows their serial number off by heart, i can't even remember my social insurance number without digging the little card out of my wallet

i remember one time after watching Jupiter Ascending with someone who'd never seen it before, he asked if there were any deleted scenes on the dvd

which is, quite possibly, the funniest question anyone's ever asked about Jupiter Ascending--the very idea that there's anything the wachowskis wanted in the movie that wasn't already in the movie

i don't use song lyrics for story titles, all my titles are either:

a. a single word or short phrase that takes on multiple meanings within the context of the story, or
b. a truly appalling pun

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can you actually kiss people in Hades or is the internet lying to me again

just because most of the work process involves staring at the ceiling and making pathetic noises doesn't mean those aren't billable hours

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Today I woke up and saw someone posting an article entitled "If You Are Not Happy with the State of Magic, Stop Giving Wizards Your Money"

It's about Magic the Gathering, but man. It really took me a minute.

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One of the worst crimes of social media, among many, is how algorithmic content presentation assumes people have no interest in individuals, only topics. It's so inhuman! What fuckup went 'ah yes, this person follows people who post trees, they must only be interested in trees, not the person. Trees, coming up!'

sometimes i write a joke and think "this is a long walk for a short drink" but then i remember all my jokes are like that

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I’m opposed to writers doing ‘what if superheroes were fucked up’ because that’s never good and really sucks actually but there is no way the Green Goblin isn’t at least kind of a sex thing.

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