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7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Hogfather'... · 0 replies · +5 points

Oh wow, that's amazing!

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +15 points

It's so masterful. It gets me EVERY TIME

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 0 replies · +7 points

Re: your last point - We already know that the Circleverse afterlife can take the form of a city or garden, from when Briar saved Rosethorn. It's my headcanon that when the four get old they all go together, and seek out old friends and teachers who have already passed.

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 0 replies · +12 points

Yep. I went to such a hetero-normative school that I wasn't even especially aware that there were alternatives to being straight until my mid-teens. I had a couple of years where I wondered if I was bi, too, because my squishes seemed to be pretty gender blind. I honestly thought that all anyone meant by a crush was wanting to sit and talk to someone a lot, just one-to-one.

I used to describe myself by saying I "wasn't a visual person", or that I "don't have a type". And it wasn't as though there was a word for that, right? Then when I learnt about asexuality it took me a long time to realise that my experiences matched that, because I hover somewhere between sex favourable and indifferent, and the first mentions of asexuality I saw managed to conflate it with sex-repulsion.

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 2 replies · +10 points

Yup. I made that mistake up until my mid-twenties, which was the first time I came across any mention of asexuality. There followed a good year or two of slow, widening realisations. Also a lot of "D'oh!" moments when I looked back at my teenage self, busy writing about a reproductively asexual race of people so that I didn't have to include romance. I can only blame hetero-normativity for my not twigging sooner.

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lords and ... · 3 replies · +11 points

Re: your [This Book] spoilered question:

Ure sberfvtug vf pbashfrq ol gur pebffbire sebz bgure ernyvgvrf, juvpu yrnirf ure oyvaq gb gur shgher. Abj, frrvat nf gurer'f n cresrpgyl engvbany ernfba sbe abg orvat noyr gb frr gur shgher nal zber nf n jvgpu (gung orvat orpnhfr fur'f ab ybatre va vg), fur nffhzrf gung vg zrnaf fur'f tbvat gb qvr, nf bccbfrq gb vg orvat orpnhfr gvzr vf nyy orag bhg bs funcr.

V sbetrg jurgure be abg gur nygreangr ure jub fur trgf zrzbevrf sebz vf tbvat gb qvr be abg, ohg gung znl nyfb or n snpgbe. Vg'f cbffvoyl n pnfr bs "Tenaal qvrf, ohg abg GUVF Tenaal"

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lords and ... · 1 reply · +11 points

Here's a summary of the plot (which is long):

I have condensed some of the more relevant parts below:

Gur cynl vf cerggl urnil ba gur zvfgnxra vqragvgvrf naq ybir cbyltbaf, ohg gur pyvss abgrf bs gur cnegf zber pybfryl ersreraprq va guvf puncgre vf gung n tebhc bs crbcyr iragher vagb gur jbbqf gb erurnefr n cynl sbe ugr xvat'f jrqqvat.

Zrnajuvyr, Xvat Boreba naq Dhrra Gvgnavn bs gur snvevrf ner nethvat, naq Boreba gryyf Chpx gb chg n zntvp cbgvba va gur Dhrra'f rlrf juvyr fur'f nfyrrc, fb gung fur snyyf va ybir jvgu gur svefg crefba fur frrf. Chpx, orvat gur zvfpuvribhf fbeg, tvirf Obggbz na Nff'f urnq. Obggbz fpnerf uvf sevraqf, qvfgheof Gvgnavn naq jnxrf ure hc, naq fur snyyf va ybir jvgu uvz.

Gur ybir cbgvba nyfb trgf hfrq ba n ohapu bs bgure crbcyr naq Uvynevgl Rafhrf. Funxrfcrner frevbhfyl ybirq uvf ybir cbyltbaf.

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lords and ... · 6 replies · +10 points

V jbhyq nyjnlf nibvq fnlvat vg'f n "Oevgvfu" guvat, orpnhfr gur zlgubybtl vf nyfb irel zhpu na Vevfu guvat nf jryy. Gurer ner abgvprnoyr qvssreraprf orgjrra gur sbyx gnxrf bs Oevgnva naq gubfr bs Verynaq, ohg gurer vf n snve nzbhag bs bireync nf jryy, naq V qba'g yvxr gb pbasyngr gur gjb, orpnhfr V xabj vg'f n erny fber cbvag sbe Vevfu crbcyr. Jr'er qvssrerag pbhagevrf!

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lords and ... · 31 replies · +26 points

I think this is also one of the more overtly European things which DW has covered, tbh. It's the sort of thing which a lot of people pick up by osmosis here, but I'm not sure that would be the case in the States.

8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lords and ... · 0 replies · +37 points

I love that card so much.

I actually made my own for the last DWCon (and it will be returning in a slightly more durable form next year) because I have epilepsy and when I have a seizure, sometimes that involves me lying unresponsive on the floor. I couldn't resist the opportunity, to be honest!