November 26, 2011

Ockham's Razor - for $2.99!

I've lowered the Kindle/e-book price for Ockham's Razor from $7.99 to $2.99.

The print edition will still be $12.99.  (Reviews are here.)

(More thoughts on this decision below...)

October 26, 2011

Yaoi-Con 2011 - Pics!!!

So, Yaoi-Con was fun~

Michael and I aren't big spenders, which is hard to do at the Con with all the great art, stories and merchandise overflowing the booths. We just followed a few threads.  For him, he bought a Naruto & Sasuke poster (with them kissing, of course).  We both invested in the first couple chapters of Teahouse, one the best American yaoi comics going on right now.  I got a novel called Kaminishi after attending the author's panel and we picked up Blind Eye Books' newest release Smoketown, both of which are pretty good so far.

August 28, 2011

Yaoi-Con 2011 - Cosplay

For Yaoi-Con this year, I will cosplay as Avan Hardins from Valkyria Chronicles II.

I've looked online and I can't find a costume for him.  So even though I've never done this before (that is, I've never cosplayed before) and there's less than two months until the Con...

I am totally gonna create his costume myself!

I will update this post with pics as I go along...

August 1, 2011

Refocusing on Fiction

I received an email yesterday from a reader of Ockham's Razor.  He thanked me for "the sweetest love story" he's "read in ages" and to "implore" me to "write a sequel."  Such a comment made my day, but I told him that I will leave a sequel to readers' imaginations as I have no plans to write one.  I'm currently working on a fantasy novel, and if the romance is what hooked this particular reader, I informed him there will be plenty.

February 11, 2011

Teaching Yaoi to Undergrads

Today I lectured undergrads about yaoi.  My friend's course is a comparative literature course on Japanese manga, and this week was "boys' love" week.  I had read all the students' response papers to a 2002 BL manga titled Only the Ring Finger Knows; it was fascinating to read all the different perspectives from students with different views about homosexuality.  I framed my words around theirs.

January 5, 2011

2010 LGBT issues in the Church: optimism or pessimism?

I’m taking this topic from Joanna Brooks and John-Charles Duffy at Religion Dispatches who are optimistic and pessimistic respectively about what 2010 said about LGBT issues in the Church.