Liminality

I believe the edges of things are far more interesting than their faces. Give me an edge and I’m interested, a corner? Even more so. It is in these intersections where the magic happens, where boundaries are weakened and one plane blurs into another.

I am talking of doorsteps, beaches, births, rivers, and caves. Of deaths, cliffs, borders, paths, and marriages. Crossroads, bridges, piers, dreams, towers, and tombs.

These are the makings of story.

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Social Media and Cruelty

I suppose this is a good time to discuss Twitter and other social media.

I, like many others, followed the recent debacle regarding the announcement Jonathan Ross would be hosting the Hugo awards this summer. I watched as people took to Twitter to voice their opinions in increasingly unconstructive ways and then I stopped watching as it became crueller and crueller. I am not going to delve deeply into the matter here, or into the whole slew of issues the SFF world is slowly attempting to deal with; perhaps I will one day, but not now.

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