NOTE: most posts pre-2016 or so have been moved to the archive.

whatever

this isn’t about anything, i just need to get some shit down. still don’t have a job/income. i’m in a “hiring process” rn for this remote writing job and i’ve been putting a lot of my energies towards manifesting that. but it is taking waaaay longer than i think i have the stamina for. i […]

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I might be starting to hate myself again (not really, but fuck).

TL;DR: Support my work on Patreon. This isn’t going to be anywhere near as coherent as my last little update on post-graduation life, but that’s okay. Everything in me would rather not write again until things get better, so just getting these thoughts translated into words is enough right now. Last time around I said […]

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image showing degree conferral from UCLA: bachelor of arts, sociology, magna cum laude

I used to hate myself and now I hate society: post-graduation reflections and jobless rambling

Society—other people, systems, institutions, culture—has so much more power over our lives than the average person gives it credit for. Acknowledging its outsized influence is devastating at first, incompatible as it is with a vision of the individual as master of their own destiny, culpable in failure and deserving in success. But there is a […]

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on whims of vengeful starlight

Night stars are benevolent, unlike the pitiless lord of the day. Under the moon’s placid gaze, Sesylie can pull off her goggles and drink in as much ultraviolet as the heavens will grant her. Lest her absence become contested, she resists the urge to wander and sprawl on the chalky jigsaw flats of the Barren. […]

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we should be rioting in the streets but instead i’m updating my resume: on business as usual at the end of the world

everything from then on out was going through the motions. everything from going to work every day to saving for the future to breathing was a charade performed as defense against the inevitable a tired eye closed to the light of the oncoming train a battered heart numb to the cries of the victimized child […]

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Towards reclaiming my birthright, part 2: divest from cure, control, & contain

[In the first installment of this series, I talked about my politics in general and how the connections between systems of oppression and my personal experience have become incredibly salient to me. Here I want to talk about how that awakening impacted my attitude towards my various disabilities and how I navigate the world with […]

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person with locks and light skin in blue and purple dragon pajamas

End-of-winter updates and things

It’s been pretty somber in the Fierce household this fall and winter. I would say I’m approaching burnout, but I know that boundary was crossed long ago. I’m fueled by sunk-cost fallacy at this point. I don’t want to be in school anymore, haven’t wanted to be for some time. Me doing something I absolutely […]

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