September & October roundups: this time there is a graph!

Books, Monthly Roundup, Recs & Reviews

I haven’t read quite so much stuff all in one month since August— so it goes, it’s autumn, my brain wants to hibernate — but I did pass 52 books, which is an absurd and unbelievable number of books for one human to read in a year, if the human is me. I don’t know what brought my reading juice back this year; the move to another country? the 8 years that have now passed since I was last a student? but I am very glad about it.

my goodreads stat as of November 2019. 2016: 21 books read, 2017: 36 books read, 2018: 32 books read, 2019 so far: 59 books read
me every year before this one: people who decide to read one book a week are showoffs and I resent them

emerges from a pile of wheat paste and scraps of paper like nosferatu from the grave

Art, games, My work

Hello hello. I neglected to do a reading update last month, because I was once again being busy with friendship and gay art around the end of the month. I’ll roll it into one for October, since my reading has slowed down a bit now we’ve hit autumn and my entire being longs for hibernation, anyway.

For now, though, an update on the ART I’ve been making recently! I have two collaborations with my astounding friend eli dobromylskyj that are going to be released into the world SOON, and I’m gradually vaporising with excitement for everyone to look at them.

.@woodlanderratic and i have two projects together and i just really need you to compare the aesthetics of the two pic.twitter.com/e07VjL13Cz— eli dobromylskyj (@tidaldissonance) October 22, 2019

I spent two weeks in Sweden earlier this month, and eli and I spent the entire time pushing each other further into an intense art fugue, burrying the entire kitchen table in chaos, making an extremely queer zine of… things that are not maps. I think you’ll probably understand it best by looking at the quotes we chose for the cover.

There are a few more little preview snippets on eli’s twitter. In the middle of my visit we went to an art exhibition on cruising spaces, which influenced the latter maps very positively,

mainly by making them contain much more sex jokes than before.


The other project is YOUR LOVER IS DEAD, a two player one-shot ttrpg we’ve been working on for a while, about perceptions and (dis)connection between people in a relationship, and also, most importantly, kissing ghosts. It’s so close to done now — I did a final(?) proofreading pass yesterday — keep an eye open on Halloween!

August Roundup

Archaeology & History, Books, Monthly Roundup, Recs & Reviews

So maybe we’re a week into September already, but I was busy being very gay on holiday in Berlin last weekend, and didn’t have time to finish this post then. I’ve decided to try out these monthly little („little“) roundup posts, to keep track of things I’ve read that I might have opinions about and want to recommend. Let’s see how it goes. 📚💫

There will be:

  • Short Fiction/Poetry
  • Books
  • Articles and Interesting Tweets

small wildlife adventure

Travel

Hello friends! I had a long weekend this week thanks to Jesus business, a very welcome respite from capitalism. I feel a little like the heat and the relaxation have taken all of the words out of my brain but I want to show you some of the photos I took on Saturday on a trip to the Wisentgehege.

(which is not actually that far away but does require taking a bus that only runs once every two hours)

[Review] Die Edda im Theater

Recs & Reviews

(I went to the theatre last weekend and I have some Thoughts! I will give them im German, though, because that was what the piece was in and I could use the practice, anyway.)

Letztens war ich im Schauspiel Hannover, um mir Die Edda anzugucken.Ich war zufällig auf den Trailer gestoßen, der mich sehr neugierig machte. Besonders die Bühnengestaltung, dieses rohe Gerüst mit der vermischten Ikonographie… 👌👀 Am Ende war ich aber leider eher etwas enttäuscht vom ganzen Erlebnis. Trotz der positiven Aspekte hat es in mir eher ein Gefühl von verschwendetem Potential hinterlassen.

[ART] & a small update/ein kurzes Update

Art, My work

Hallo Freunde! Ich steckte eine Weile unter einem Bürokratiefelsen fest, der mir nicht viel Energie für schreiben oder sonst noch was gelassen hat. Das ist jetzt hoffentlich bewältigt, und ich kann langsam wieder was mit mir anfangen. Letztes Wochenende hab‘ ich es sogar geschafft, eine Idee abzusetzen, die schon lange in meinem Kopf rumliegt: Freitag Abend überkam mich ein Dwarf-Fortress-artiger, verzweifelter Drang nach Kunst, und ich habe auf dem Teppich in meinem Schlafzimmer kniend diese freundliche Meerjungfrau entworfen. Sie ist fast fertig, ich muss nur noch ein bisschen Glitter besorgen…

Hello pals! For a while there I was stuck under a bureaucracy boulder that didn’t leave me much energy for writing or anything else. That should hopefully be dealt with now, and I can start doing things again. Last weekend I managed to excrete and idea that had been lying around in my head for ages: friday evening I was overcome with a desperate Dwarf-Fortress-like urge to do an art, and crouched on the rug in my bedroom to create this friendly mermaid. It’s almost done, I just need to acquire some glitter…