Ties of Iron, Ties of Blood: Deal, Part 1

Justik, son of late Jedrik, ambassador to Barony Deterikh, dropped from the saddle of his horse and took a moment to appreciate the feel of ground beneath his hinds. Three days in the saddle and two nights on a bedroll beside the road had left him sore, exhausted, and hungry for anything but ridebread and […]

A Scattering of Stars: First Blush (Part 1)

“You’re angry, Isaac.” I knelt beside the hutch, my paws gripping my knees, watching him feed Mom’s rabbits with a scowl on his muzzle. A year ago, this had been the best hour we could spend together. Now he had to be prodded into it. “What’s wrong?” “Nothing,” my brother responded, in that way that […]

Socialism

Some time back, when I was discussing postfurry, I started a conversation about postmodernism by jumping all the way back to the Industrial Revolution. I mentioned how, in Ye Olde Days, when people wanted things, they had to make them, or they had to find people and pay them to make them. I mentioned how […]

Quitter

My love affair with Twitter is over. I know I’ve said before that I’m not much of a fan of birdsite, but some time in the last month, I finally hit the critical threshold wherein I just can’t comfortably go back to it any more. Somewhere among the Nazis, the TERFs, the harassment, the racism, […]