For those of you who are confused as to why my blog has suddenly turned into European architecture porn, please know that I’m currently researching cityscapes for Mementos of the Fall, where modern mega-cities are interwoven with “excavated” classical and contemporary architecture.
If this isn’t your cup of tea, you can just block the tag #mementos for the next few days.
For those of you who said you’d be interested in a blog of just my music, I put one together over at The Sovereign Nothings.
The layout will be only music posts. The blog is searchable by type (#cover vs #original), genre (e. g., #rock, #blues, #folk rock), original band (e. g. #nina simone) or influence (e. g., #the kills). Searching these should give you the equivalent of a mini-playlist of common songs to choose from, which I think is helpful. Maybe you will too or maybe you won’t—I don’t know.
Anyway, it’s there if you’re interested.
Because I feel like my blogging has been particularly scatterbrained in recent weeks, I thought I’d post a partial list of some of my most-frequently used tags so that you can use Tumblr Savior to blacklist the topics you don’t want clogging your dash.
And, as always, thanks so much for reading or listening along. It’s wonderful to be able to share with you. I’m incredibly grateful to have met such lovely people via Tumblr!
#replies - Replies to asks and other more “conversational” posts.
#rec - Recommended music.
#things about amelie - Personal tag… usually boring text posts :)
#academia is weird in ways you wouldn’t expect - Posts pertaining to my life as a physics professor.
#kings on fire - A tag that really belongs to poins/borgevino and smokeandsong but that I use for posts about kings, Shakespeare, or performative kingship.
#original - My original writing and music and other art. I haven’t been very good at using this recently, but I’ll start being diligent about it again.
#spilled ink - My original writing.
#ficlet - Three sentence fan fiction by request. MY ASK BOX IS PERPETUALLY OPEN FOR THIS GAME.
#prompt game - Original fiction (mine AND YOURS) based on dialogue prompts. I haven’t done one of these in a long time. I should fix that.
#mementos - Original writing related to my novel concept, Mementos of the Fall. I also put Mementos inspiration posts into this tag, so it’s also a glimpse into my writing process.
#tom hiddleston and tilda swinton rip apart vintage sofas - This is my tag for all things related to the film Only Lovers Left Alive. These are far and away my least rational posts, but there is a growing cache of good writing in this tag too, so use at your own risk.
#secret blog tags (or) #shadows on the wall of plato’s cave - Placeholder tags for secret-blog related posts. Basically speaking in tongues with smokeandsong and brandochunderdarkseas, my real-life partners in crime.
#i forgot alison mosshart was a thing - Because photographs of Alison Mosshart will make you temporarily forget your own name.
#i tried to contain it in an entirely separate blog and see how well that’s working - My newly minted Jack White tag. I run an archive style blog of interesting Jack White posts and photographs elsewhere, but I end up posting a fair share of things that are directly related to my personal artistic inspiration here. If Mr. White or The White Stripes or The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather aren’t your cup(s) of tea, this is probably a good tag to block.
Hope that helps keep your dash neat, clean, and of greatest interest to you!
All my love,
I have been toying with the idea of putting together a small book of my favorite writing I’ve posted to Tumblr. If I made one, would anybody be interested in having a copy?
Classy new theme!
Why is so hard to find themes with good graphics design AND a text post format that doesn’t make me want to pull all my hair out?
Anyway, it should be easier to read long posts now. Which… I post a lot of.
I cleaned 30 GB of junk off of my computer this morning (mostly old recordings), but I also found some good stuff I’d forgotten. Moral of the story: neatness, people. Virtual neatness.
Writing is a word and writing is a rhythm.
There is a ghost of a voice curled down in the marks of its punctuation; it rises like the dead on the echo of a beat. We resurrect it with the wet slug of tongues against our bare, eager teeth. We anoint it with the scraping sound of lips—long…
In the interest of organization, I’ve put together two separate sub-blogs, one for my writing and another for my photography. The writing blog is here:
And the photography blog is here:
I will be posting to these initially and reblogging everything here, so where you choose to check out posts is up to you. I’ve made this change so that people who are only interested in the writing or the photography but not both can have more choice.
Anyway, I was putting up some old stuff from “A Heap of Broken Images” to “But it does not last…” and my piece “Some Thoughts on Writing” got featured in the #prose tag. Made me smile.
Hopefully I’ll put up some more writing later today. Until then!