soysauce bun ❄️ postcards @soysaucetimeRemember the lesbian wedding I went to back in September
I am allowed to share one (1) wedding photo on my cursed twiter AND I... LOOK AT THEM.... ETHEREAL.... Beautiful brides.... 🥺 pic.twitter.com/RDrP9rXgJe
give me queered AF xianxia & wuxia fantasy in this vein. give me tender eye contact, back to back fighting, tilting your gf’s chin up w/a blade, painting her by firelight while you walk the jianghu together w/strong talismans and BDE. dream of red chamber meets MDZS. #MSWL
#MSWL day: I'd love to see more F/F in my inbox. give me your adult WILDER GIRLS, your righthand women fiercely defending their gfs, the claustrophobic intimacy of friendship where you might just take a bite out of each other, your SF/F Elena Ferrante, your swordswomen in love.
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichenthrow in some “years later, the past creeps in through the window for her when Rosalind appears needing money to fund a hit on an unworthy husband & they definitely make out while discussing assassin logistics” & I’m at when can I buy your manuscript twitter.com/bylostways/sta…
ICYMI for the Monday crowd. a day later, any version of this is still firmly on my #MSWL
& in general: more f/f fantasy where the main pairing has a complicated history & maybe they're escaping narratives that weren't worthy of them please
Rebecca F. Kuang @kuangrfi learned about nüshu, a Chinese script that only women could write and understand, a long time ago but ran across it again in a reading today and now i can't stop thinking about it. where's the SFF treatment of this? the possibilities!
nüshu magic—ink witches sending spells and messages through hidden script that changes on the page, empires crumbling on the strength of a carefully wrought character, sworn sisters taking vengeance for their own—I want every iteration #MSWL
Katherine Locke @BibliogatoI am not an agent or an editor, so I'm just throwing it out there for writers who do humor better than me:
I would kill for a YA book that captured the tone and feeling of the late great tv show Dead Like me.
selfishly expanding this into a #mswl for adult SFF that hits that Dead Like Me sweet spot of charming sardonic & reserved w/a deep undercurrent of heartbreak & stunning empathy that will break into the main storyline without warning. high concept but make it lump in your throat
Sarah McCabe @sarahrmccabeI *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
Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17#MSWL mid-age or older protags in a long-term romantic relationship. One that feels lived in, hard-earned, three-dimensional. There are so many uniquely awesome & stressful situations an SFF world— I want to see the ups & downs of getting into them w/ a longtime love by your side
Co-signing. Show me characters falling in love for the fourth time, with all the warts, while quietly and competently figuring out the galactic war/revolution/dystopia. #MSWL
R.O. Kwon @rokwonSomebody please write a book titled THERE WILL BE MARGINALIA. 💓 twitter.com/jruoxichen/sta…
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
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@gaileyfrey I forget where on the internet I saw this, but someone once told an anecdote about their little brother learning that baby teeth fall out and adult ones grow in and then asking, "when do your baby eyes fall out?" The thought of baby eyes has HAUNTED me ever since.
Sidebar: someone write me an sf/f story where your baby eyes falling out is a rite of initiation that presages the loss of innocence and the onset of true eyes and true Sight. Happy nightmares, everyone. #MSWL