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CONTENT WARNING mention of panic attacks, abuse of autistics, mention of email harassment, ableist language as a self-label I reviewed a harmful book by an autistic martyr parent. It’s gone viral, so you may have heard. Here is the review, here is the twitter thread. When this page came across my feed, the author claiming… Read More ›

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Review: PETER RABBIT the movie, by SONY

THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS First, I don’t tend to review movies, because I’m much more of a book person, and the movies I *would* review I tend not to, because I don’t want to spoil them for people who can’t see them right away. My kid wanted to see Peter Rabbit, so, given that it’s… Read More ›

Soft-blocking can be ableist, so what?

I get in so much trouble for this idea. I have people who unfollow me because they tell me I’m being harmful by pointing out that soft-blocking can be ableist. I have people arguing with me because it’s ‘just what people do’ and no more harmful than ghosting someone in real life. Spoiler, ghosting someone… Read More ›

Me: Autistic.

I’m sitting here cuddling my sick son. Wondering how badly the world is going to chew him up and spit him out because he’s autistic. Just like I am. It’ll be bad. I know that. The world is going to break him. I would let it break me, over and over and over again to… Read More ›

Queer Kerfluffles and Marginalized readers

Content warning bad words and loud opinions. EDIT: JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ON A CRUTCH. Non-autistic readers, I am AUTISTIC, I mean ONLY what I’m saying with the words that are on the page. I am not IMPLYING anything. There is NO HIDDEN MESSAGE. Y’all have caused me to have an emotional meltdown with your accusations…. Read More ›

Research as a writer

So. Research, we all know we need to do it, right? I mean… we DO know we need to do some, when we’re writing, right? Nope. We all really don’t seem to know this. I read a book this past weekend that was a historical and it was very, very obvious that a lot (or… Read More ›

Consent, #Metoo, Kink, Domination/submission, and owning our needs.

Content Warning: Sex, Sexual Abuse, Kink I’m kinky, but y’all knew that if you’ve been following me for any time at all. I’ve always BEEN kinky. I’ve also been the victim of sexual assault and rape. And no, before you even think it, I’m not kinky because of my abuse. Kink has healed me from… Read More ›

Social media, New followers, Reviews and related STUFF.

You can tell, based on how chatty I’ve been lately on both my blog and social media that I’m stalled on drafting my WIP. I’ll get back there when life calms down a little bit more. I need to say a few things that might be of use to peeps, given the increased numbers of… Read More ›

A reaction to The Last Jedi, from a die hard SW fan who hated Rogue One.

TL;DR is… I fucking loved it so hard. You hate Frumplestiltskin, the GOP, and maybe even rich peeps? See it, IN THEATRE. Spoiler free review. I’m not going to go into detail. I don’t usually review movies, I bitch about or laud them on twitter instead. I reviewed Rogue One, but only cause I loathed… Read More ›

Knowing now…

It changed my perspective on the world. Reading that horrible book. My reaction, the twitter threads, my review… Not only in the obvious way, in that I still feel like I waded through sewage to read it, and can’t quite get the stink off my soul. But also in finding out how deeply caring the #actuallyautistic… Read More ›