[sticky entry] Sticky: LB's Welcome Post!

Oct. 26th, 2014 07:30 pm
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Hello! Welcome to the writing site and blog of LB Lee, AKA Loony-Brain.  We're a multivarious entity who makes mental health comics, draws pretty pictures, and writes about reality melting.

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There must be some bibliophilic older queer woman in my neighborhood who keeps dropping her queer books in the free library. Whoever she is, THANK YOU LADY!

From this hypothetical human, I have managed to get my hands on Exile and Pride, a really crappy pink book about multiplicity that I ditched, and now The Lusty Lady which is about the woman-owned peep show by the same name in Seattle. Back in the 90s, a photographer wanted to tell the dancers’ stories, only to be told that if she wanted to get it, she needed to work there. So she did, and the book is made up of her photos and work stories.

I picked the book up because I’ve heard of the Lusty Lady and wanted to learn about it, only to get an awesome reference text of queerness, sex work, and women in the 90s.

--Rogan
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The Mother of All Plagues
Series: Reverend Alpert
Word Count: 2000
Summary: Perfection and Reverend Alpert encounter something they can't fight.
Notes: This story was sponsored by the Patreon crew, and is the only Alpert story not to be in chronological order; it comes after The Deity of Forever Road and before The Librarian. With this story, the first arc of the Reverend Alpert stories is concluded; the next arc will focus on Most Revered Dorothy Ives.


By now, Perfection had long since learned the rules and rhythms of the road. The days fell into a pattern: she and Alpert would wake, have breakfast (a mix of provisions, supplemented by Perfection’s hunting and Alpert’s gathering), and clean up. Then, while Perfection took down their tent and started packing up, Alpert would cast a direction work.

Read more... )
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Huh.  Interesting.

Apparently when I'm in a really bad mental way, the music of PengoSolvent helps.  I randomly grabbed their Leave It Less album, because I liked 'Tangential Friend' and I'm finding it's perky enough to lighten my mood without being grating, and quiet enough to be calming.  I'm not really good at categorizing music, but it's kinda glitchy and quietly ambient, and it makes me think of watching clouds go by.

They also did an Ib song called 'Let's Keep Our Flowers' which I also liked.

--Rogan

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I AM SO STICKY D8

AUUUUUUUGH AND I SMELL BAD

IT IS NOT EVEN THAT HOT WHY AM I STICKY????

--Sneak
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Hey guys, since the winner of today's poll is a short one, I have a thought!

The Mother of All Plagues isn't really a story suited to expansion like the others.  It was intended to be short.  That leaves a good seventy-five dollars (or 1500 words) free, which seems a shame to waste.  To make up the deficit, I'll be posting a non-fiction essay called Ligeia Grows Up to go with it.

Ligeia Grows Up is about the influence Piers Anthony's work has had on our life, for better or for worse.  Due to the nature of its content, I will not be posting it publicly.  Patreon folks, of course, will get it, but for the rest of you, if you want access to the essay, please let me know, so I can insure you see it.

Thanks so much, guys!  Mother of All Plagues is thankfully the last remnant from the older days when my stories were shorter.  Now my Patreon is at a more reliable level, so I have a better idea of the word count necessary month by month.  Hopefully, things will run pretty smoothly from here on out.

I hope you guys enjoy both works when I post them!

--Rogan
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(Not gonna lie guys, I will probably not be able to keep doing this much longer.  I just do not seem able to concentrate, and I also feel weird, like I'm co-opting birch_household's work and trying to make my individual DW into a comm, when I've never really been a mod or comm-making kind of person. x_x)

Counting & Gender     [Mar. 12th, 2007|12:00 am]

1) How many people are in your household/group?

2) What percent are you guys to girls?

3) What gender is the body?

4) How many kids are in your household/group?

5) How many kids come to the front usually?
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Okay, okay, so here’s the plot of Virtual Mode, the Piers Anthony book that has made me so fucking mad.

Colene is a fourteen-year-old girl who’s suicidal and has BPD.  The primary expression of both of these things is that she feels a deep craving to tantalize adult men with her body--stripping naked in front of them, flashing them, showing off her boobs, offering to sell her body, that kind of thing.  The first physical characteristic that is described to the reader (besides her slashed up wrists) are her boobs.

Don’t worry, Piers Anthony makes sure to tell you in elaborate detail how hot her tits are.

Rape, incest, and general awfulness behind the cut because Piers Anthony is awful and I AM SO ANGRY. )
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Hey everybody, it's that time again: time to vote for which story gets the Patreon money this month! 

As always, anyone can vote, but patrons get double weight for their votes.  If you'd like to be a patron and get bonus content, please consider joining up on Patreon!  And if you want to see the blurbs for any of these stories, those are here!  If you don't have a DW and so can't do the poll, that's okay; just leave your vote in the comments below; anon comments are turned on.

Which story gets the money?  YOU CHOOSE, readers!

Poll #18357 May Story Poll!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


Which story gets posted this month?

View Answers

Mother of All Plagues (Reverend Alpert)
3 (30.0%)

Number One and the UDC (Infinity Smashed)
2 (20.0%)

Black Man and Cracker Jack Battle the Universe
1 (10.0%)

Style over Substance (DME)
3 (30.0%)

Starfishing
1 (10.0%)

Are you a Patreon patron?

View Answers

No
6 (60.0%)

Yes
4 (40.0%)

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Originally posted  [Mar. 5th, 2007|12:00 am]

1) Do you have a favorite food (out front)?

2) Who usually does the eating?

3) Is there a specific food or drink that will almost always coax someone in particular to the front?

4) Does alcohol affect everyone in the same way?

5) What beverage do you drink most often?

Answer away. Pick one question to answer or go for all 5.
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Okay, okay, so they never tell you this in Christmas time, but Santa and his old lady totally had conjoined twins as kids.

Now, Santa and the missus, they’re cool people right, they want to do right by their kids, but they totally weren’t prepared for this.  So they do what a lot of folks do, right, and they talk to the doctor about what the right thing is to do for their kids.  Should they be separated?  CAN they?

And the doctor says no, they share a digestive tract, there’s no way the kids could be safely separated.  Much better that they live as they are, since they seem pretty okay, just different.  They’ll be all right, because after all: a semicolon can be used between two closely related independent Clauses.

–Mori

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Oh shit, I'm sorry guys, I totally forgot Multiple Monday this week.  My health has not been in a good place lately.

My apologies!  I'll try and get to it next week.

PilCon!

May. 4th, 2017 07:15 pm
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Hey guys!  I will hopefully be at Pilcon on Saturday, May 6, 2017!  It'll be at 82 Main Street, Peabody MA, at the library!

I admit that my health has not been the best recently, so I might have to cancel, but I am hoping to be there with my stuff!  If I DO cancel, I will let everyone know.  And if not, feel free to come check me out! :)

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One of the bonuses of my profession is that every independent queer comics creator in the area seems to meet me at some point.  Which means I now have delightful access to some freaking FANTASTIC indy queer comics.  For someone who struggled finding queer material I liked as a teenager, I am in hog heaven.

So, time for a list!  In this case, my favorite indy queer comics. (Excluding porn, which gets its own list.) To simplify things for myself, I'm putting in some provisos: only one title per author, only series that are either complete or which I am sure will finish, only shit I own/read regularly, and only titles that are still legally findable.  Anyway, in no particular order here they are!  I hope other folks enjoy them and check them out!
COMICS! )
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Whenever ANY issue of access comes into play, INVARIABLY you will have at least one person who points out, “Look, accessibility is hard. It takes a lot of effort. Give the creators a break.”

Sure, it’s hard, but it’s also vital. Accessibility is an imperative part of good design. That this would be even considered a question shows a very flawed idea of what good design IS. The whole point of good design, in my opinion, is wedding aesthetic appeal with functionality. Your product should work as well as possible for as many of your customers as possible, and it should be appealing while it does it. (And when in doubt, function wins out.)

I have passionate feelings about accessibility in design, okay? )
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Originally posted at the MultipleMonday LJ comm on Feb. 26th, 2007

1) Do you usually front run alone, in groups, in pairs, or some other way?

2) Is anyone a front hog?

3) Does anyone like to come close to the front and let someone else do the talking?

4) Clothing: Basically the same or does one or more of the front-runners have a separate style?

5) How often do your front-runners change/switch out?

Answer away. Pick one question to answer or go for all 5. It's nice to leave a comment so others can read your answers. You may feel free to answer here if you like.
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Anyone remember the old LJ comm, multiplemonday?  It would have fun little multi meme questions every Monday.

Since the plural comms on DW are pretty much dead, I was considering reposting some of those old multiplemonday posts, for folks to have fun with.

Would folks be at all interested in that?
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The Bionic Prosthetist
Word Count: 2500
Series: Durable Medical Equipment
Summary: Levi Ibrahim makes prosthetics that feel real. Brand Olajuwon is interested, but not as a customer.
Notes: This story was originally written for Pink Narcissus press’s ‘Brave Boy World.’ It didn’t get in, so I cleaned it up, added 500 words, and my Patreon crew picked it up!  Not gonna lie, I hope to make this a new series, so please, let me know if you're interested in seeing more of this!

A bust of Brand Olajuwon in color.  He's brown-skinned, freckled, with a scar across his nose and curly, frizzy reddish brown hair.  He has a placid, sleepy-eyed smile on his face, but don't fall for it.

Pinoko Prostheses was a cheery shop, for one that sold replacement body parts.

Read more... )
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The Magical Girl House
Series: Magical Moonbeams
Word Count: 2600
Summary: Former Moon Princess Marge decides she needs to move out, and that her past history is weighing on her more than expected.
Notes: This story was actually bartered in exchange for [personal profile] nevanna mending my favorite shirt.  It is now good as new and she did a fantastic job!  Hooray for Nevanna!
A black and white portrait of Marge in her work clothes: an apron and a bandanna tied over her hair.  Her round, freckled face is equipped with a dead-eyed customer service stare.

Life seemed to have finally settled for Marge, former Moon Princess and current barista. She’d been at Homescross long enough to feel totally at home with her job and her customers. Not only that, but she’d spent enough of her free time wandering around the sprawling patchwork world to feel pretty steady in it.

As an informal roleplaying site, most of Homescross’s activity was done in certain areas: the coffee shop, the high school, the college. (There were also the more fantastic areas, Superburbia or Underhome, but Marge never went there.) Precious few players thought or cared about the infrastructure or manpower needed for these places to exist—where the coffee shop’s coffee came from, where the school personnel got trained. And that was fine. It meant the NPCs of Homescross could get some privacy from readers’ and players’ eyes and go about their ordinary lives in relative peace.

Read more... )
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Two things!

First, my story prompt list is mighty bare.  Lately, I've been writing whatever I feel like, and if y'all are okay with that, then awesome!  But I also totally welcome story prompts; I really enjoy the ideas that come my way, and writing other folks' ideas!  So please, if you want to, send me a story prompt here!

And second, Cultiples #2 has run into a snag: it's too long.  WAY too long.  I'm already at over forty pages, and that only covers 1995-2008.  I've still got nine years to go, and 52 pages is the absolute max you can fit into a floppy stapled book.  I'm a little stymied as to what to do--right now, the only options I can think of are:
  • breaking it into two issues
  • make it a book with a spine
  • make it a completely different size/shape
None of these are ideal.  The first would have a very awkward break, the second would interfere with my plans to make the whole Cultiples series in its entirety a perfect-bound book, and the last would just be awkward in its discontinuity.

I suppose I could try doing it as an ebook only?  But that would also be a bit of a pain; I rely on paper sales at events!

I don't know.  I'm open to suggestions, I suppose!

EDIT: hareteeth on tumblr suggested two floppy issues, which I could then package together, in a sleeve or a jacket.  Good idea!  Problem solved.

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Hey everybody, it's that time again: time to vote for which story gets the Patreon money this month!

The Magical Girl House has been taken off the roster because I WILL be posting it this month, in exchange for [personal profile] nevanna  mending my favorite shirt and making it good as new again!  So this month will be a two story month.  I've also added a good few stories this month!

As always, anyone can vote, but patrons get double weight for their votes.  If you'd like to be a patron and get bonus content, please consider joining up on Patreon!  And if you want to see the blurbs for any of these stories, those are here!  If you don't have a DW and so can't do the poll, that's okay; just leave your vote in the comments below; anon comments are turned on.

Which story gets the money?  YOU CHOOSE, readers!

Poll #18182 April Patreon Story Poll!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


Are you a Patreon patron?

View Answers

No
6 (75.0%)

Yes
2 (25.0%)

Which story/s gets posted this month? (pick one or two)

View Answers

The Mother of All Plagues (Reverend Alpert)
2 (25.0%)

Number One and the United Dellan Coalition (Infinity Smashed)
4 (50.0%)

The Bionic Prosthetist
5 (62.5%)

Black Man and Cracker Jack Battle the Universe (BTU)
2 (25.0%)

Starfishing
1 (12.5%)

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