Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #5: Sassy Gay Friend by Jenn Zuko Brian Gallivan’s series of sketches called Sassy Gay Friend retells several classic stories under the premise of: what if _insert straight female character here_ had a sassy gay friend? Countless calamities of the catastrophic type have been nipped in the bud by our … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #5: Sassy Gay Friend
Writing/Submitting Got an encouraging rejection letter on a collection of short fiction I submitted to a contest. I’m nearly finished with another round of revisions on The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from some beta readers (thank you Amber and Delia). Another friend read and commented on The Palace of Winds to let me … Continue reading First Saturday Report: July 4, 2020
Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #4: NERD!! by Jenn Zuko …………... Pop Culture Detective has done a stellar duo of videos analyzing hit TV show The Big Bang Theory in the face of a few different forms of toxic masculinity. The first is a takedown of what he calls “Adorkable Misogyny,” which is a huge part … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #4: NERD!
Writing/Submitting Doesn’t Matter. Reading Doesn’t Matter. Podcast Doesn’t Matter. Watching Doesn’t Matter. Listening Doesn’t Matter. Random Thoughts George Floyd I’m not going to try to explain racism to you. I want to talk to you about innocence. What did George Floyd want when he was ten years old? When George was ten, I was … Continue reading First Saturday Report: June. George Floyd
Writing/Submitting I’m in the process of writing the letters I promised to friends who asked. Part of my attempt to save the USPS by purchasing stamps. Sorry it’s taking me so long. Began working on revisions to The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from my beta readers. Lots of work to do. Reading Haven’t … Continue reading First Saturday Report: May 2nd – The plague diary
Writing/Submitting Let’s see . . . I sent off a collection of short stories to a contest. Compared to previous winners, I don’t think I have a chance. I’ve got my latest project out to beta readers, and already got back some comments. It’s a good thing, I suppose, that the comments confirmed some suspicions … Continue reading First Saturday Report: April 4, 2020.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-en2jd-d620e2 Today’s guest is an old friend, Evan Hundhausen. Evan was the first person I met when I arrived at Naropa University. A writer, DJ, entrepreneur, and rebel, he’s carved out a path very different from my own, which just goes to show you, there’s no one right way to be a writer. One thing … Continue reading TOP Conversation: Evan Hundhausen
Writing/Submitting Despite a week sick in February, I managed another quick pass through The Poisoned Moon. This time, I cut the last two scenes, which felt too much like putting a tiny, cute bow on the whole thing. Time now, I suppose to send it out to some trusted readers and get some feedback, and … Continue reading First Saturday Report: March 7th
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hashg-d1aa8f In the seventh and final episode of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I and joined again by Paul Bradley to discuss the prevalence and normalization of violence in the depiction of men. Jenn Zuko is adjunct faculty at DU, MSU, and Regis University. She teaches courses in writing, literature, visual … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #7: Violence is Normal
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uzmud-d0b23e In the sixth of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I discuss the weird notion that men can’t be good parents, and if a man is engaged in the parental duties normally associated with women then he’s somehow less of a man. Fathers who wash diapers unite! Jenn Zuko is adjunct … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #6: Mr. Mom