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Marianne's Crazy Chicken World

Who would want to rent a chicken?

Hand built by robots.
2 September 1977
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Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:

I am a 32-year-old writer/artist/editor. I blog about body politics at The Rotund and I have a book on that same topic with Kate Harding called Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (it's called Screw Inner Beauty in Australia and has two different Spanish-language titles as well). I also have a weekly (sometimes more, we get excited) podcast with Lesley Kinzel called Fatcast: Two Whole Cakes which is a bit more conversation about body politics stuff.

I go on picture posting sprees, usually involving things I've made, things that often have tentacles. I know many, many people. This does not mean I want to know you. This does not mean I do not want to know you. Don't assume. I am married to mightywombat and he is keen.

Sometimes my posts will be literate, well-thought out ponderings. Sometimes they will be fluff. I will always try to respond to your comments.

If you add me, please drop me a note and let me know how you found me. I'm always curious about these things.

I promise not to ask you to fix my computer if you promise not to take that condescending tone with me about video games. I won't laugh at your anime collection if you won't laugh at my slavish devotion to Warren Ellis.

As a general rule, I'm in a good mood. This does not make me a ditz. I'm an optimist, which I counter by wearing black and going dancing at goth clubs. I was raised by Clarke, Asimov, and Heinlein. This means I am 3 Laws Safe, but it's still probably best not to push your luck.

By the way, this is a DRAMA-FREE zone. Take it elsewhere, kids. We can discuss and debate and disagree until the proverbial cows come home. But there will be no drama.

Also, you can purchase my affection:

Buy stuff for me from my WISHLIST.

Buy stuff from me at Reclaimed Whimsy!
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