Ok so we are literature now.
This is here for anyone who hasn't already seen it on G+. Or twitter, or my desolate facebook page.
So parts of Pariah's of the Earth are in the new Spolia magazine. This is an Internet-only literature thing put out by Jessa Crispin the editor of Bookslut. I think that makes it about as legit as stuff on the internet is likely to get. Click on the picture to go there.
(IT COSTS MONEY TO BUY AND I GET PAID SO DON'T PIRATE THAT SHIT. PIRATE COMICS, PORN AND BREAKING BAD LIKE EVERYONE ELSE YOU FREAK, LEAVE LITERATURE OUT OF IT.)
That really annoying waffly man did a long thing in the guardian about the importance of gatekeepers and editing and how pimping stuff on social networks is demeaning and too many writers and free writing pushes down the pay for real writers but regrettably no-one seems to have edited it or done any quality control because its fucking long as fuck and dull but hey, at least its free, and on the internet.
"Amazon wants a world in which books are either self-published or
published by Amazon itself, with readers dependent on Amazon reviews in
choosing books, and with authors responsible for their own promotion.
The work of yakkers and tweeters and braggers, and of people with the
money to pay somebody to churn out hundreds of five-star reviews for
them, will flourish in that world. But what happens to the people who
became writers because yakking and tweeting and bragging felt
to them like intolerably shallow forms of social engagement? What
happens to the people who want to communicate in depth, individual to
individual, in the quiet and permanence of the printed word, and who
were shaped by their love of writers who wrote when publication still
assured some kind of quality control and literary reputations were more
than a matter of self-promotional decibel levels?"
Anyway this is me yakking and tweeting and he's right it's demeaning as fuck, and tiring. I've already put this on three social networks and I feel eaten away at my core. But this is my blog so if I don't pimp it on here I am reneging on the internet soul-exchange deal right?
Probably the real nerds will want to wait until it comes out in a complete form some time next year (maybe?), but if you are into literature there's a bunch of other stuff in there.
If you are one of those people who like bragging about the gang they are in (and I suppose we all are a little bit in moments of weakness) then you can tell people on forums and stuff that this is probably the first time that stuff from a monster manual has been featured in a literary magazine.
That guy who thinks V Baker is a cult leader trying to destroy gaming will probably have a prolapse and come up for a shitty new acronym for OSR Swine. Pretentious, Impudent, Guilt-free, Swine (P.I.G.S?). I don't even know what swine meant in the first place.
Personally I think of it as a victory for unstable shut-ins of all kinds.
(THERE ARE PICTURES! By ScrapPrincess and Cedric Plante!)
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