Ruoxi Chen


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

New York, NY

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 13 Dec 2019

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Remember 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.... 🥺

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

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 24 Sep 2019

#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 @jruoxichen · 21 Jun 2019

A.K. Larkwood @AKLarkwood

4. it's a story about someone who likes to categorise things meeting someone who resists categorisation, and i do always love a failure of taxonomy

this is both a perfect description of a book I’ve already loved & acquired (@emilytesh_uk’s Silver in the Wood, which is out this very week) & the type of manuscript I will ALWAYS go for. romance as a failure of taxonomy, yes please. #mswl

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 16 Apr 2019

chatting panels w/the brilliant @CarolinePerny and it occurs to me I crave a WOC take on the basic Hulk trope that plays with how complicated it is to be angry as a WOC, especially a BWOC. that gives permission for fury & recognizes that yeah, you're always fucking angry. #MSWL

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 14 Jan 2019

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen

@kuangrf she's been vampire hunting for decades, and now these jiliguala youth think they know what they're about, but they do not, and all unburied things cause trouble for the living.

mostly this entire thread that is rapidly getting out of hand with publisher duels & puppies but also a genuine #mswl for the general concept of an old school auntie vampire hunter—if we can have 25 van helsing adaptations we can have 25 of this!

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 8 Jan 2019

Katherine Locke @Bibliogato

I 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

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 25 Sep 2018

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 · 21 Sep 2018

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 · 17 Sep 2018

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 · 14 Aug 2018

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 · 30 Jul 2018

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 · 21 May 2018

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 · 19 Apr 2018

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