Tag: fiction

A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

This is another post about a trademark of a single word. This one was from the United Kingdom and it's insensible. The uses on the application include nearly everything and the kitchen sink. Honestly, I'm not sure the list includes kitchen sinks because I have too much to do than figure out whether or not … Continue reading A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff

More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff

I've already draft seven more posts about how the cocky trademarks popping up might give everyone a hard time in the near future. The research alone is draining. I don't want to spend much time on post headers for each announcement of these ridiculous-appearing trademark applications. You're going to see repeats or nothing in header … Continue reading More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff

The BIG Distraction in CockyGate

The BIG Distraction in CockyGate

Puns are fun but they're too easy when words everyone use are claimed in the recent rash of trademark abuse. Today's focus on trademark applications is "BIG". An application to trademark “BIG” was just filed. More information: Status: https://t.co/57eZmDHrC2 Documents: https://t.co/7R99NdT4mf AMZN: https://t.co/z5gUv3aHwL keywords: fiction — CockyBot™ (@cockybot) June 16, 2018 I don't yet know … Continue reading The BIG Distraction in CockyGate

Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

Stop for a moment, will you? You're reading this, presumably from my blog, which is a space to talk about erotic romance, speculative fiction, and the politics of technology. At this time, I can't think of any event that brings those topics together with more immediacy than CockyGate. In my previous post, I assumed readers … Continue reading Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips

Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips

A security guard returns home to a surprise from his boyfriend. “Chapped Hips” on Medium is cocky flash fiction about a gay vampire's cowboy-themed adventure at home. It was originally available on the Patreon membership platform. When Patreon clarified in emails that they want no erotic material on their site, I closed my creator account … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips

When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards

When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards

Annual awards are one of the incentives in the publication world for writers to experiment with stories and to ensure that work is well edited. Since I've started deliberately writing queer-centric fiction, I've been keeping on an eye out for awards focusing on stories featuring queer characters. While these stories could and do win big name awards, … Continue reading When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards

When Your Favorite Character Is Gone

When Your Favorite Character Is Gone

It happens. You're reading along, maybe taking breaks to daydream about side-stories and what the author might show you next, when BAM! Your favorite character is dead. Or they leave for an unknown amount of time. Maybe they're put into a sleep that will last the remainder of the story. Their mind is wiped. In … Continue reading When Your Favorite Character Is Gone