Whelp, for those of you in the know, I’m happy to report I’m feeling much better. If the ocular migraines would stop, I’d be tempted to say I’m back to looking good, feeling great, and lying to myself. Yep, I do that a lot. Hmm? Don’t know what an ocular migraine is? Oh, you lucky duck. Long story short, they suck. It’s pretty much like looking through a rip in the space-time continuum, all pulsating rainbow shards and wavering lines whether your eyes are open or closed. Pretty much a bad trip that I didn’t sign up for… not that I’d know anything about that.
Moving on—the first article in my regular column with DIY MFA dropped! How cool is that? Yeah, pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. And I totally do say it. This one’s all about defining SFF, because sometimes you gotta take the bull by the horns, and I can’t think of a hornier subject than Science-Fiction vs. Fantasy.
Ok, maybe that isn’t true… and we’re back to Mafia porn. Still cursing my Kindle over opening that particular door of sinful delightful, but don’t worry, no princessas were abducted or seduced in the writing of this article. Nope, instead I pulled out the nerd porn and waxed poetic about Star Wars, because who loves potentially inciting a rabid fan-base with their opinions? Oh yeah, I’m totally doing the two-thumbs-up-pointing-back-at-myself-all-this-girl move.
My examples aside, sorry, not sorry. It needed to be said, and teasing out that nebulous morass and defining SFF is super important if you’re writing under that genre umbrella. Why? Well, check it out: Science Fiction or Fantasy? Defining SFF and let me know: Do you think I nailed it, or am I crazy? What does SFF mean to you?