Ruoxi Chen


a big horse with wings that's about to eat europe. wyatt burp. edits science fiction & fantasy @TorDotComPub . opinions my own. (she/her)

New York, NY

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Sep 25

in light of recent snake news, I'd *really* like a queer own voice retelling of Bai She Zhuan where Suzhen & Xiaoqing fall in love while on their rescue mission & realize that striving for an immortal human soul is the patriarchy & being a snake witch is better. #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Sep 21

Sarah McCabe @sarahrmccabe

I *need* a YA adaptation of this (times a billion).

YES except also as adult fantasy about the rash decisions you made as an impetuous youth & an impetuous witch but now you're falling in love in your grumpy 30s over a magical contract you didn't think though w/lots of resigned sighs & awkward eye contact & netflix #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Sep 17

Bo Bolander @BBolander

Indiana Jones but she's an old woman and she just has to travel the world learning all these sacred trades so they don't die out

#mswl so hard I almost dropped my phone into my coffee. decolonize Indy! remove the specter of defunct masculinity from the character’s hallmarks. make her a bulwark against the dying of a hidden world. make Indiana Jones the auntie we deserve.

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Aug 14

R.O. Kwon @rokwon

Somebody please write a book titled THERE WILL BE MARGINALIA. 💓…

Ah now I want this for real! Low fantasy magical realist House of Leaves meets Divine Cities trilogy about a historian from a conquered place discovering her own history via marginalia and then rewriting the colonizers' version by weaponizing it. #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Jul 30

Would love a mythical take on PERFUME (Suskind) with paints instead of scents: historical/secondary world fantasy where True Ochre requires the hair of a just man who's never known bitterness, True White the tears of a serpent who's lost her love etc. Art, blood, hunts. #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · May 21

Andrea Tang @atangwrites

@jruoxichen ngl 10/10 would write this bantery tongue-in-cheek spy fi plot 😂

Replying to @atangwrites

YES. I'm just going to sit on my hands and wait for this to show up in my inbox. Heroine who finds her highly skilled profession out of resistance to stereotypes & SPITE! 5 levels deep code switching banter & hijinks! Alias meets Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Chang-rae Lee! #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Apr 19

Tiffany Liao @Tiff_Liao

#mswl where my jiangshi stories at?…

Replying to @Tiff_Liao

Someone write pls write me the bone-dry acid-quick novella about an As-Am jiangshi who's scammed a yoga class full of white women into thinking the hopping is an exercise trend (& not slow food vampirism) that's really about the commodification of WOC in white spaces #mswl