- Doreen Valiente, Witch by Peter Heselton, a biography of the great foremother of contemporary witchcraft; still in progress
- Sacred Band, a novel with queer superheroes that I plan to review soon
- Humans Wanted, an anthology of science fiction short stories inspired by a discussion on Tumblr, which I also plan to review soon
- The Naos Antinoou is in the midst of celebrating the Sacred Nights of Antinous’ death and deification, and I’ve been posting poems for the holy days at Antinous for Everybody.
- I’m working on a new piece of fanfic, have completed a short original story, and am contemplating a novel related to the short story.
- Have you read my mythfic about Hades, Hel, and Persephone, “A distinguished visitor from the north”?
- The Sacred Nights have a lot of musical associations for me: To begin with, Hedwig & the Angry Inch
- the music of Dead Can Dance, particularly their album Spiritchaser
- I was also listening to the masterful jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery; my father introduced me to his album A Day in the Life, which opens with a cover of the Beatles song, when I was a teenager
I finally got around to watching two movies on my list, Rogue One, the Star Wars prequel, and Ant-Man, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I enjoyed both of them; Ant-Man, in particular, was a better movie than I expected, which subverted a good many superhero tropes. Rogue One was, in a lot of ways, the Star Wars prequel I wanted and didn’t get when the first prequel movie was released; it gave me characters I could care about and led directly into the events of the first film.