TTT: Queer Fantasy MCs

There are a lot of reasons why I’m here with this post, and, honestly, with half of the posts this month. Not only am I posting four short stories, all of which take place in some level of fantasy, but I’ve got an entire discussion on how exhausted I am with homophobia in fantasy. I […]

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Stop the Homophobia in Fantasy

(This doesn’t get salty. It started there. Also, every book cover you see has positive queer rep!) Literally why, though? Why is there ever homophobia in fantasy? If you’ve created an entirely separate world from Earth that includes magic and your own cultures and faiths, why would you include any of the bullshit that takes […]

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TTT: Favorite Couples

I had this at a solid ten, and then I was working on another TTT for this month about queer fantasy MCs and had Yadriel on that list and somehow not him & Julian on this one, and I just?? Decided to do a list of 12 instead so the cover aesthetic could stay strong. […]

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TTT: Favorite Settings

Sometimes I come up with these grand ideas like figure out what your ten favorite settings are, and I just want to throttle past!Mary. Like, bro. Chill the heck out. Future!Mary does not want to deal with deciding what her top ten favorite settings are, ughhhhhh. I recognize that I could also just not do […]

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Book Tag: Feminism

Not gonna lie, I’ve been struggling with content for this month, and a lot of it has ended up focusing on my writing, which I’m also struggling with right now, so rather than today’s original post (which I’ve rescheduled twice now before finally putting back into my drafts, so maybe it wasn’t meant to be […]

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How Character Preferences Change Over Years

I can so take myself back to thirteen-year-old Mary and all of the clearly Mary Sue characters that she loved to now, despairing over the fact that no one will just give Morgoth a damn hug even though he would utterly throttle anyone that tried. And it’s probably pretty indicative of what age we are […]

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Favorite Romance Tropes

There’s just so many. I’m going to try to limit it to my top five, which, like, don’t quote me on this later saying that these are my top five because there’s always something new that I haven’t realized that I love, or something that I’ve forgotten about. And look, three of these are basically […]

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December Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the world as we know it! Oi, I’d almost take a Grey Havens ship into the West at this point. It’s really become a cry or laugh type of laugh, you know? Anyway, there’s been so much wrapping up in the last few weeks, so ICYMI, here are my top five […]

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TTT: Top 10 Reads of 2020

I know what you’re thinking–no top 10 fantasy?? Why am I even here?! I know that I’ve done a top five six middle grade, top ten contemporary, and top ten sequels, so while it might seem terrible that I’m not doing a top ten fantasy, well. More than half of these are fantasies, and while […]

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Book Tag: End of Year

I saw this floating around a few weeks ago and kept thinking that there was no way the end of the year had already arrived, but alas, here we are. I recently saw this on Lisa @ Way Too Fantasy, and it seemed like a fun, quick little callout for myself! Are there any books […]

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