I just got my 4th tattoo. It’s my second science fiction and first space tat. It is the beginning of a sleeve that will be mostly based on pulp cover art for Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish novels. Picture to come tomorrow.
I’ll soon be presenting a paper at a religious university as part of a panel called “Science Fiction and Theology.” On this panel, I’ll be followed by a seminary student. Later the same day, I’ll moderate a similar panel.
Those who know me will know how strange this turn of events is. For those who don’t: I co-founded a free-thinker/humanist/atheist organization during my undergrad at a public university in America’s Bible Belt.
… I KNOW!
I was reblogged by “santorumforgop.” Methinks they’ve missed the point.
I’ve been dreading today all week but i just finished outlining my second thesis chapter (On Octavia E. Butler’s Parablenovels) in what felt like no time at all. I won’t begin writing it until June, but it feels great to have it done.
Not only that, but I’m ahead of schedule. Now I can spread out rereading Margaret Atwood’sOryx and CrakeandThe Year of the Floodover 6 more days than previously expected.
With everything else I have to do in the next month (grade, prep a lecture, prep a conference piece, deliver said conference piece, travel to meet my new niece/nephew, cut a production length version of Romeo and Juliet, write a paper on said production, and read for classes), this takes a nice bit of weight off my shoulders.