(Note: this here contains frank discussions of transphobic violence) Bealocwealm hafadh freone frecan forth onsended Giedd sculon singan gleomenn sorgiende on Meduselde (Terrible death has sent a brave warrior away from us; The minstrels will sing sad songs in the mead-hall) --Tolkien My name is Gretchen Natalie White, and I’m a lot of things. … Continue reading I am a trans woman and y’all gotta cut this shit out
[CW alcohol, slurs/transphobia, kink] “Don’t let them break you, Don’t let them tell you who you are! Doesn’t matter where you come from, You’ll always have a floor to sleep on, And you have your bamboo bones, Blind ambition, nervous energy, Skin of your teeth; Push back, push back, push back With every word and … Continue reading Up The Cuts [#ownvoices translesbian erotica]
The 2016 election was interesting because nobody won. Both of the major parties went miles out of their way to field the absolute least appealing candidates they could dredge up, and these candidates campaigned to gain “support” on the platforms of not being one another. At the end of the day, Donald Trump “won” with … Continue reading The Land Without a President (essay, politics and current events)
THE WIDOW Lizzie had to do it. It had been almost a year since she’d done it last, and she’d thought she was done with it, thought she’d finally be able to move on. But earlier that day she’d seen something—something routine, something innocuous, downright stupid—one of those magnetic yellow ribbons on the back of … Continue reading Short Story: ‘The Widow’ [BDSM supernatural erotica]
On the Late Massacre in Milton Who now recalls the ancient bygone days When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones? Who lives who saw the sacred shrines and groves Where painted men would honor demon-gods? Who saw them dancing ‘neath the standing stones When sacred fires burned on solstice-days? All this … Continue reading Poem: ‘On the Late Massacre in Milton’
The Wake Phearson studied Jared O’Brien’s corpse, and he was troubled. Phearson O’Toole was no stranger to death; he’d served in the County Irregulars as a young man and seen action in various disputes and blood-feuds ever since. But the way Old Jared’s mortal flesh lay neatly set on the dining room table . . … Continue reading The Wake (short story) (Gothic horror)
The tale of Sigurd the Volsung is one of the most important central narratives of pagan Germanic literature and continues to strongly influence the fantasy genre to this day, but translations are often gross oversimplifications or written in difficult and inaccessible language. Here, our hero presents a summary in her own words that she hopes … Continue reading Gretchen Ruins Heathenry, Part 2: The Volsungasaga in summary [story and video]
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