hiya #WIQchat! I’m Zan and I write urban & high fantasy.

I imagine Redwall is probably one of the reasons I love ensemble casts 🤔
two towns, one on either side of magical gateways, in a small valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Tashi has a good heart, really just wants to help keep people safe and would literally die for her family,, but she is terrible at asking for and accepting offered help.

(I have multiple POVs but I’m feeling lazy 😅)

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Look, I love my OG disaster bi boy Derek, but he is also a giant pain in my ass with how much depth and relevance he strong-armed when he was supposed to be a minor comedic side character 😤

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Well I'd probably be helping to care for refugees and not fighting, so yes I'd definitely survive 😬

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3 May
tw // ableism

requiring or putting a lot of stock into comps is also ableist, and not just b/c there's a dearth of compable rep.

one big reason I struggle to find comps actually ties into the fact there aren't many compable queer books: I think very literally.
ex. something I default to in my early drafts as I'm focused on fleshing the story out is write actions almost like stage directions. (stood up, walked over to the door, opened the door, etc.) I recognize this in my writing and hey that's what editing is for, but it's so hard.
another thing is that I come up with metaphors that seem neat at first but then I overanalyze and quickly start doubting it actually makes sense. because overly literally thinking.
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tw // BLERFs, exorsexism
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mono lesbians claim non-lesbians shouldn’t have a say when it comes to discussing the validity of bi/pan/mspec lesbian/gay identities. they’re not only wrong b/c it very much affects non-lesbian nonbinary people, but they’re hypocritical.

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tw // BLERFs, exorsexism
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let’s talk hypocrisy first.

if mono lesbians actually wanted the conversation to stay strictly among lesbians, they’d tell their non-lesbian allies to be quiet during ~disk horse~. instead, they only tell mspec lesbians’ allies to shut up

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okay moving onto the bigger shit:

this ~disk horse~ affects non-lesbian nonbinary people. disregarding how we feel when we’re lumped into mono labels is incredibly exorsexist. you’re talking over us on something that DOES impact us.

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“my child is neurotypical”

your child is relieved and elated tone indicators exist
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see Jules' replies. they acknowledge there are differences in stigma and obstacles, but there are still very much stigma and obstacles in getting treatment, accommodations, accessibility, etc. for physical illness/disability as there are for mental illness/psychiatric disability.
it took almost 16 years for a severe pain issue to be diagnosed and another year before it was properly treated. and I was fortunate and privileged. I found an amazing doctor, I had insurance, and I'm white.
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"nonbinary people are inherently included in all orientations" is a bad fvcking take and makes me incredibly uncomfortable
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