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Morbid creep of various trades. Writer of horror, weird fiction, and various unpleasantness. History nerd. Cat person. Noise project: Madame Deficit. They/them

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FACT: If you buy an attractive long-dead person's photograph at a flea market, their ghost is obliged to date you now, it's just scienceI love my dead priest boyfriend https://t.co/zmK9aCsIJi
1/24
2020
Me, jotting down notes for the latter: Aww yeah, lance that boilThe stories you write because you want to follow this sudden strange, twisting thread that's emerged in your mind v… https://t.co/8XVYO3W9NlImagine writing a book set in a concentration camp that had a Nazi flag on the cover and then flashing your book co… https://t.co/LgzJnams8I @esteemedmothman https://t.co/UvDUVmweTj @esteemedmothman "It's like a bad pun" @esteemedmothmanI just can't resist Franklin Expedition-themed humor (humour?) https://t.co/DpbVbmXHL8
1/23
2020
I read this in my office a block away from Hudson Yards, with its luxury mall, tourist-trap Vessel, and endless con… https://t.co/lWO27vhQ6GPandering to the absurdly rich is a fool's errand. https://t.co/m4oYujsCWX @esteemedmothman Seriously, good fucking god. "Love is the relinquishment of logic!" 🤮
1/22
2020
Also disagree w/this article's author sympathizing w/people who find popular minimalism "revelatory" e.g. a woman "… https://t.co/kxYiqX0fLvThough I do take issue with the author of this "Longing for Less" book apparently contrasting contemporary capitali… https://t.co/e6yOIShJolI hate hyperminimalist interior design so deeply fucking much. https://t.co/BUz5RuaOoLOkay, this is brilliant: https://t.co/z75dwXN9cWWould be curious to see the Venn diagram of people who think cutting books in half to read them in public transit i… https://t.co/2AuMb8FmIwIf you can afford to buy a bunch of books that you're going to cut apart and presumably trash afterwards, you can a… https://t.co/FcomqZaFWnLike I'm guessing these people who are like "Ripping books in half is fine! Stop being so precious and elitist abou… https://t.co/ItjWbZ4Sw6The responses are just wild. "This is a FANTASTIC IDEA!!!1! Why would you spend MONEY on a BOOK if you don't intend… https://t.co/dgJx7WFiyxYou guys I've found it The absolute most pretentious way to let strangers know you've read David Foster Wallace https://t.co/xaX4bQsib1Oh hey, I'm in this one! Congratulations to Robert and my many Nox tablemates. https://t.co/86n06jIDyY
1/21
2020
@philblackpool @katefear @Candinook @idwalfisher Egads, he looks so young!
1/19
2020
Here's hoping I actually get a significant amount of writing done during the long weekend and don't end up slacking… https://t.co/JMZ5UAswPt @palecur @legaladvice_txt Oh, it ABSOLUTELY is. (Source: used to work at a pro-dungeon, where a standard hour-long… https://t.co/SHz6yyln6I @idwalfisher I actually own a vintage paperback copy that somebody left on the sidewalk a year or so ago. I'll get to it eventually! @pauljessup That's why it's on my "surprised I haven't read it" list, considering my interest in the Age of Sail an… https://t.co/INSjaHPyG6
1/17
2020
Some books you may be surprised to learn that I (specifically) have never read: -The Haunting of Hill House -A Conf… https://t.co/772r5Oyyjt @darpa42 On my commute this morning: "This station is: 34th St-Hudson Yards. Hope you like weird architecture!" @joannasaid @jason_m_heller ^This and The StrokesI've been having a deeply tiresome day ever since subway bullshit made me half an hour late to work. Here is a pict… https://t.co/dkFSdzc1gzAuthentic portrait of my lack of social energy at the end of the day being menaced by FOMO https://t.co/WPEyVULRcN
1/16
2020
@farahrosesmith I don't know if you've only been seeking private practitioners, but I was able to get ongoing menta… https://t.co/H7BTCA05y6 @allohillary I mean https://t.co/Q0wDKvE2EqTo HAH... or to HEH? https://t.co/9HGr4SVuQc
Retweeted by LC von Hessen @hotcistakes Been goth for 20 years here, bucko @silviamg I'm guessing a cisgender man made this comment?
1/14
2020
@farahrosesmith Adding those to my list!Oh boy, one of the major names on my shitlist is playing a noise set in NYC on a really stacked bill next month. I'… https://t.co/NPkJ5R5MZY @jblitz156 Oh indeed, that's a whole other can of worms. Neurotypicals can be DEEPLY uncomfortable with the idea th… https://t.co/QiOO6ChXuH @farahrosesmith I'm automatically dismissing this guy just for disliking Bataille and Lautreamont. Sorry your taste sucks, bro
1/13
2020
@pauljessup I certainly hope not. Hence the "Poe's Law" tag.*doorbell rings* "Howdy, new neighbor! Name's Rob, and I'm a convicted sex offender. You see, when I was 26, I had… https://t.co/koerDruebcEgads. "The brain doesn't stop developing until you're 25, so having sex with anyone younger than that is STATUTORY… https://t.co/uS3wgeI4CPWhen the fb invite had the word “ritual” but you get there and it’s just a noise show https://t.co/peucNW5jZd
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1/11
2020
@joannasaid @storiesandnoise And The Smiths! @joannasaid @storiesandnoise Marilyn Manson, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, The Pet Shop Boys, Placebo, Radiohead @pauljessup Yep. And also wrote the novel on which Polanski's "The Tenant" was based.--or else wearing a badge with one of the endless identity flags I'm probably not alone in being unable to remember… https://t.co/ooaTu6yLJgNonbinary identities are so new to the public consciousness that there isn't a ready visual signifier that someone… https://t.co/CSDJzMDUprI personally am okay with any pronouns except "it" (for fuck's sake) or those made-up ones like "xie" (although "s/… https://t.co/ydlsdnuaomMy first-person narratives are also always deliberately genderless unless there's a specific reason not to be, e.g.… https://t.co/GhTOlFwXypBeing nonbinary has influenced my writing (for the better IMO) because I have no problem getting into the heads of… https://t.co/49r8o4ydOvI think (in addition to mental health-related stuff that's led to difficulty reading signals and whatnot) it's affe… https://t.co/BuTk2OMS9OSpeaking of couples: though I mostly attract people who like women and femmes, any serious partner I might have wou… https://t.co/4Orige8DcUThink both Gomez and Morticia Addams, or the central vampire couple of The Hunger.Aesthetics and style are important (which is a whole other rant), and I'd prefer to physically embody my feminine/m… https://t.co/hoW6UjGYUFI mostly present as female because it's just easier for the body I have, though I've slowly been accruing more masc… https://t.co/PMp2K10310I wondered intermittently if I was a trans man, but also knew that I didn't want to give up having a lady-body perm… https://t.co/QS6KabWWr8But this was at the turn of the millennium and nonbinary gender identities just weren't being talked about at all i… https://t.co/1VhQ4m2WlrI've been aware that I wasn't cisgender since my early teens--in particular I remember, at age 14, having a beautif… https://t.co/K9hkKNoWHdAt times I'll basically forget that I pass as a cis woman, to the extent that I've had public interactions with som… https://t.co/VCzvLdQjNDIdeally I would be able to swap out certain body parts in the manner of a Mr. Potato Head based on whatever I felt… https://t.co/w0Xa0c3egtSometimes I'm conscious of feeling "more male" or "more female," but much of the time I don't particularly feel like anything.According to Twitter it's "Non-Binary Day" or somesuch. Well, #IAmNonbinary (/Genderfluid/Genderqueer) and I might… https://t.co/wEnErXt5A5Your daily dose of Poe's Law courtesy of my nonbinary ass https://t.co/CVqjree44X
1/10
2020
If this derelict house I discovered on a coastal walk isn’t creepy enough for you, don’t worry, there’s a fucking d… https://t.co/yqIGN01EA2
Retweeted by LC von HessenIt bothers me that Mr. Mistoffelees is clearly a sleight-of-hand stage magician, but the other Jellicles keep pushi… https://t.co/w5rM8YLfeSWelp. I did it, man. I took that journey to the end of the night. #Cats2019 https://t.co/nwerXcFJJF
1/6
2020
BRING 👏 BACK 👏 THE 👏 DIAGNOSIS 👏 OF 👏 NEURASTHENIA 👏I'm really curious as to whether this legend had any influence on The Shadow over Innsmouth. #HPLovecraft https://t.co/Mtksh9OIvK @farahrosesmith @pinguinus @coilingoracle @MichaelTCisco Sure! I haven't been there in a couple of years, and it is… https://t.co/FIJ9M4MptN
1/5
2020
Another day, another person-who-has-made-great-art-that's-been-influential-to-me-personally turns out to be a giant… https://t.co/FbzrEyrTF2Got my copy of SL Edwards' debut collection (complete with terrible puns) in the mail yesterday. So great is its ap… https://t.co/7lNWBJK7m0 @Jon__Padgett Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Grimscribe
1/4
2020
If you aren't aware of, and concerned by, this active Supreme Court case, you goddamn well should be: https://t.co/viixzwVF5APrediction: "Planned Parenthood is a callous abortionplex that coerces expectant mothers into getting unwanted abor… https://t.co/yj3il447t4
1/3
2020
First story submission of the year: SENT!
1/2
2020
Good bloody god. Someone actually drank from a fucking witch bottle. Happy 2020 I guess https://t.co/wdSW2jznEe @farahrosesmith HARD SAMEI refrained from getting into the anti-capitalist origins of that game . . .A woman in this WiFi cafe was just talking about how she wants to buy Monopoly for her "millennial" nephews (who ar… https://t.co/dsrhZd45E8
1/1
2019
@farahrosesmith I've never used a beta reader, but I'm also perhaps-overly perfectionistic about my own work and wi… https://t.co/2eToJwsc2BBought this mug specifically for the office and it's already gotten quite the workout. Pictured with Li'l Uncle Edd… https://t.co/GexHJ5bmpy*pushes up glasses* "Excuse me, they wouldn't have said 'precum' in 1910!"Nobody: Me: Man, the historically-inaccurate slang is really taking me out of this yaoi game
12/30
2019
Just once I'd like to see a vampire narrative that acknowledges menstruation
12/29
2019
@Chiliblade Grove Press editions. @Chiliblade It's a response to the general attitude on display (which I've seen older and ostensibly more mature people also demonstrate). @farahrosesmith Please don't.If, like me, you've spent years wondering where those "freaked out on acid/I'm the White Rabbit" Thrill Kill Kult s… https://t.co/JraGUaCPA2 @farahrosesmith Age 11 for fuck's sake(Seriously though, is a ~20% acceptance rate considered okay/pretty good?)Other highlights of 2019: -My last minor background role on Orange is the New Black aired -I performed at Hospital… https://t.co/Mv5Cl8GRZGOther highlights of 2019: -I took part in three readings -I was on a panel for the first time (two of them! back-to… https://t.co/gs3pESCvKFI'd set myself an arbitrary goal of 5 or 6 acceptances this year. I have no idea whether the above-reached acceptan… https://t.co/C39V9z8ZjOIt's been a year since I started making a concerted effort to regularly submit short stories for the first time in… https://t.co/U5270d5AN0
12/28
2019
I think if I get sufficient writing progress done this weekend, I'm rewarding myself with a ticket to CatsI have a story in one of the books on this list (Nox Pareidolia). Well gosh https://t.co/TEiRoLfD0kWhat was I doing a decade ago? I was unemployed and getting intermittent work as a proofreading temp. I spent much… https://t.co/v3X45z01Bu
12/27
2019

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