peculiar [ pi-kyool-yer ]: adjective

  1. strange; queer; odd.
  2. uncommon; unusual.
  3. distinctive in nature or character from others.

monster [ mon-ster ]: noun

  1. a legendary animal combining features of animal and human form or having the forms of various animals in combination, as a centaur, griffin, or sphinx.
  2. any creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people.
  3. any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normal shape, behavior, or character.

I am:

  • Pseudonymous. Everything here should be credited to the site and not any portion of my legal name. Due to harassment, I will no longer be using my legal name when it comes to my writing.
  • Not currently using any trackers, cookies, or analytics on this site–as I am respecting your privacy, please respect mine.
  • A cyborgified human being1.
  • Femme non-binary and my pronouns are she/they.
  • Married to a wonderful man since 2006, but we’ve been partners since 1998.
  • Chronically ill with a whole bunch of fascinating things2.
  • Owned by two cats, Miles and Ivan (yes, nominative determinism is a thing).
  • A voracious reader of speculative fiction and possessed of many opinions.
  • Including that George R.R. Martin can fuck off into the sun3.
  • A loser of not one, but two Hugo Awards.
  • A reasonably competent knitter, crocheter, and spinner.
  • A failed poet.
  • A watercolorist who, well, tries. It’s hard when you really can’t draw.
  • A collector of stickers and fountain pens/inks. I also have a small but choice enamel pin collection.
  • In perpetual recovery from corporate America and toxic productivity.
  • a web developer–mostly JavaScript and Vue.js–for
  • doing my best to get away from the algorithmically fuelled web, as I have come to believe that it is fundamentally harmful to human beings.

Say hello. As long as you’re not a jackass.

  1. That is, I use an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor, have a port-a-cath for IVs and blood draws, and an IUD↩︎

  2. An incomplete list: necrotizing pancreatitis, pancreatic ascites, portal vein thrombosis & hypertension, type 3c diabetes, DESNOS/cPTSD. I am a lot of fun at parties. ↩︎

  3. From August 2020 until December 2021 (and possibly now!), I was the most-hated fan in all of science fiction↩︎