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Sarcasm, Orgasm, and Profanity-Oh My!

First, I want to share the good news.

In my best Farnsworth voice, “Good news, everyone! My laptop has been repaired and now I can continue with my crazy experiments!”

Fantastic. That felt good. Okay, now on to the matter at hand. I’d like to talk about the way my books are written, because if you haven’t noticed, I’m sort of addicted to doing that. My writing style is different. You probably won’t read much literature quite like it. First of all, there are the endless conversations. If you ever find yourself reading flipping (or swiping) through the pages and start wondering why everyone seems to talk so much, well, there are a few explanations for that.

Each perspective is written in an effort to accurately reflect the character’s state of mind. For instance, with Jean Claude’s point of view, you’ll find those big, flowery descriptions you’re so used to finding in most books. Whereas Mark Blue just tends to cuss a lot. His writing is pretty rough until he, well shit, I can’t reveal that yet. Suffice it to say his writing style does change later on and for a very good reason. And Mark Ashton thinks a lot (more than anyone would think) but his way of speaking is also fairly rough. Most of his stuff is angsty, angry, or just plain murderous. So it goes with each character.

Then there’s the fact that I’m sarcastic, blunt, and to-the-point.┬áThere’s also that ever-present playfulness in me. I poke fun at traditional romance, literature, and media in general. I know books are normally supposed to describe every little thing, but that actually gets on my nerves. I have quite the imagination already, and it doesn’t take much for me to envision or engulf myself in new worlds or people. Maybe this means I have a hard time explaining the craziness or intricacies of a leaf or a sidewalk, but hey, I’m not perfect. I’d rather focus on thoughts, interactions, and funny philosophical puzzles. I guess you could say I pull a Plato quite often. You can thank my philosophical studies for that.

So what about all the sex? It’s a natural part of life. I also studied gender and sexuality as well and I’m just fascinated by it. I can never quite understand why it bothers and embarrasses people so much. I mean, I understand intellectually but it never goes deeper. It’s a beautiful, ugly, simple, complicated thing and exploring it in my stories helped me come to terms with my own sexuality and history. Speaking of which, I love studying history, too (it’s safe to say I love studying anything) and watching how humanity has dealt with issues surrounding sex is mind-boggling. So breaking it down, deconstructing it, and reassembling it is part of the fun. Whether people like it, love it, hate it doesn’t matter; I write about them all because we are all so freaky in our own ways.

Heh, and at the mention of being freaky, what about that last thing? What is it about cussing that just feels so fucking good and right? What is it about profanity that helps with pain? Are people who cuss some of the time more honest? Fuck if I know. Words are power. And words are also just words. There are words a lot of folks think no one should ever use. But one of the things I took from feminism, gay rights, and the black power movement is the power in reclaiming words.

There may be a lot of people out there that will find my language use offensive. I don’t really care. I didn’t write these stories for them. As someone who spends a hell of a lot of time writhing in pain for no goddamned reason, I think I can cuss as much as I like. It’s actually saved me a few times when it gets really bad.

The people in my stories use language the way it was intended, to express themselves. They all have different ways of doing that. Sometimes they address each other by seemingly offensive terms as endearments and other times they use the sweetest words so damn evil. There are also words they regard as curses that they can be arrested and put in the fire pits for uttering (that sarcasm again). It’s always about intent, communication, and effect. Some people can say anything and make it sound utterly disgusting while others can say the ugliest things but have it sound like the sweetest music. Sometimes it’s just incredibly funny.

So yeah, I may be a little nuts. I may piss off some people for not coloring inside the lines. I don’t mind. My stories are what led me to my freedom. They’re not written to shock or offend. They were and are written to heal, to play, to share, and to be fucking human! So if you like humans, take a peek.

Character and Song #37: Marie

I know, I know. Sporadic posts. But I have good news! I’ll have my laptop back this weekend. And then I’ll be able to pester all you lovely people with droll discussion about philosophy, health, and the insane creatures who live in my head (as well as sharing their sex lives and dark secrets on the Cuil Peeks page).

In any case, today I’d like to introduce you to Marie. (Not to be confused with Marie Delan.) Of unknown origin, she held a job running the ski resort on Carmosha and later joined the Black Tree crew. She’s Stuart’s number one lady, is quite the skilled doctor, and is the only one (besides the Author) who could torture Mikassa and get away with it. She’s big, she’s tough, and she can make Stuart beg for his life. She’s definitely one of my favorite characters. Her song is “All About That Bass” but Meghan Trainor.

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Coffee House Chronicles | Indiegogo

I’m posting this in support of a guy I know who I’d like to see supported (I’ve already supported him personally but that’s never enough so I’m spreading the word). He usually makes films but he also makes webisodes. He has a delightful sense of humor, a clear mind, and a humble heart. I look forward to seeing more of his stories because honestly there aren’t enough projects out there for people like me and for people who want to see something different. Check it out if you like. I’m grateful to know the man behind the project.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coffee-house-chronicles

Surprise Visit and Laptop Down

Between a surprise visit from some of my family this past weekend ( they planned it for over a month!) and my laptop going down I haven’t been able to post this weekend. I don’t know how soon my computer will be fixed but I will post at least once a week until then. Please ignore any typos or autocorrects in the next couple of weeks as I’ll be using my phone and possibly a tablet. In the meantime, just know I’m writing about Rumplestilstskin. Hee hee.

Zombie Apocalypse

I have to admit I’ve never really been into zombies. I mean I’d watch zombie flicks but I never thought I’d be inspired to write about them. But my imagination loves to surprise me. I have an eclectic and historical group battling a zombie uprising in the past. How fun. How delightful. I never thought I’d write a zombie apocalypse but i think I like it. Just this once.

Fuck Yes or No

This article outlines my stance on anything in life. I spent too much time bouncing around the horrible grey area. I fought, and I conquered, and I developed an outlook that my Self first, because that was the easiest thing to control. Life is too short to waste and chase. And being clear and up front have always been things I admire and cultivate in myself. I love it.

http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes

Latest Writings

My my my, so I’ve been writing in one of my stories and guess what just happened? Queen Aeryn and Jean Claude are about to meet Mikassa’s parents. This should be interesting. Let’s see if they can figure out why he turned out so freaking twisted. Mwa ha ha ha! I think I feel a song coming on:

Character and Song #35: Caily (Julia)

Here she is, finally. One of my favorite characters. I think I drew a lot of inspiration for her from my sister. She’s John’s partner and wife. She sounds like she’s from New York and she’s got an attitude to match. At first, everyone on the BTS crew pretty much hates her. Even her own mother cast a spell on her-cursing her to be ugly until she learned to be nice to someone. Her boyfriend is stolen away by one of the other characters, then she decides to try being evil, then she gets an even worse boyfriend who kicks her ass all the time (um, don’t read too much into this, my sister did not go through all of that! You’ll see the traits I took from her right about…now). But Caily is strong. She doesn’t quit. She stands up for everyone and takes care of the others like a mother would. She grows very much over the course of the Black Tree series and begins to see herself as worthy, as strong, as the wonderful person she is. I love her to death and I admire her so much. With blue eyes, blond hair, a slim figure, and a bitching temper, she’s the perfect match for John Reighlight. They are definitely the power couple in this series. And because she’s no-nonsense, I chose Icona Pop’s “I Love It” to play in the imaginary background whenever I write her scenes.