the song of the black mages

My story about Vivi from FFIX came out from Cartridge Lit last week, which has to be the coolest idea for a magazine ever. Literature influenced and about videogames. It’s perfect.

The story’s called The Song of the Black Mages and is the first of many stories I’ve written/am writing about Vivi that takes place between the last battle of FFIX and its ending cinematic. I hope you dig it.

Over at Entropy I have a few things going on as well.

Short Film of the Week: On Your Mark by Hayao Miyazaki

Short Film of the Week: Red by Jorge Jaramillo & Carlo Guillot

Sunday Entropy List: Favorite Animated Films

Editors’ List: Favorite Books Translated into English

And then I’ll also just remind people that Girl with Ears & Demon with Limp is only a dollar and Twilight of the Wolves is only three, so go out and get them! They take place in the same world and are amongst my best writing, I think.

Oh, also, go buy Green Lights by Kyle Muntz! Read a review at HTMLGiant.

And since we’re talking about books released, a whole load of them were just released by Lazy Fascist Press, which means all kinds of awesome. Pay special attention to Michael J Seidlinger and Brian Allen Carr.

it’s been a while

I didn’t mean it to be but it’s difficult to update here lately. The last two months have been sort of completely crazy and I don’t really get time to myself anymore. Still waiting for life to balance out but it’s all right. Been doing a lot of interviews. I’ll post them in here and hopefully I’ll get everything updated. There’s always too much news to tell when I spend so much time away, so I’ll just say nothing, except that I’ve been doing terrifying things recently, like submitting blurb requests for a novel. You try writing to your heroes and see how you do.

The Cipher Sisters is finally available, which contains my creepy incestuous love story, The Sister is the Sister. I’m pretty excited about it.

Anycase, weekly interviews:

Peter Tieryas Liu

Christopher Barzak

Joyelle McSweeney

Craig Wallwork

Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Jac Jemc

Next week is xTx, so get ready.

Also, writing a novelette, which I’ll post about soon. It’s going to be serialised. Maybe even starting today.