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Charlottesville. What the fuck.

I was gonna make a video. Then I realized the whole thing would be me yelling at white people. I may still make a video. I made a video of me yelling at white people once before and never posted it. A few folks I showed it to thought it might, y'know, offend some well intentioned people who were already hurt and afraid. I'm real damn sick of keeping my mouth shut because some tender hearted people might not want to hear about their culpability in some dark shit that's going on. Charlottesville. What the fuck. It's taken me a couple

August 15th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Updates! Ripper’s Rambles #75!

Okay, I just changed web hosts last week. Any weirdness related to pages loading or not loading should be ironed out. Shoot me a comment, tweet, FB message, or post in the Irregulars if you're having issues with the site. Thanks! I couldn't post this ramble last week in mid-nameservers shift, so here you are! Me rambling about early creative development and other stuff: https://youtu.be/2sZdqJbtfjk In other notes, I'm two chapters away from the end of MAX, the YA novel I've been writing. SO I'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE. (Not in a Hamilton sense. Obviously. Ahem.)

July 13th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

EXPOSURE – a Kith and Kin short!

Kith and Kin will be released June 20, and if you haven't checked it out, you should do so! It's here on the site, and also over at Brain Mill Press. (If you head to BMP, do preorder Liz Jacobs' Abroad, which I absolutely fucking love. Queer coming of age, all the intersectionality, beautifully interwoven storylines. BUY THAT SHIT. Er. No. It's not shit. It's wonderful. Fuck it, you know what I mean. JUST BUY IT.) Ahem. Anyway. At some point I'll make a video about the writing/revising process of K&K, which was a wild ride, but until then I shall

June 8th, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |

Excerpt: Kith & Kin

Prologue Singer 20 days before Miles In the middle of yet another incredibly loud debate, Singer Thurman’s doorbell rang. The familiar voices continued in predictable movements of attack and retreat as he rose from his chair and answered the door. For a second–half a second–he didn’t recognize the woman on the front porch. Until he did. “Lisa?” It was as if she were somehow insubstantial, as if this image of his sister, with the forbidding dark nimbus around each eye and shoulders rounded defensively, wavered over his mental picture of Lisa as he’d last seen her: self-assured and defiant, clothes

June 5th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

Let’s Talk About Fanfiction! (Ripper’s Rambles #71)

Allllllll my thoughts. Plus a journey in a time machine back to the Mulder/Skinner porn I stumbled onto back in 1995. YOU'RE WELCOME. Topic brought to you by @lennanadams in Ripper's Irregulars! Find the Irregulars here: krisripper.com/irregulars Find me on Patreon here: patreon.com/krisripper https://youtu.be/JToxOIM5y9I

May 21st, 2017|Categories: blog, podcasts|Tags: |

Excerpt: Practice Makes Perfect!

THE ALLY AND PAUL BOOK AT LONG LAST! Yay! CHAPTER ONE Paul Sorensen eyed the bookstore from his parking spot and sighed. Because accessibility, as reported, was too much to ask. For the fifth time in the last hour he considered bagging out of the workshop. Except if he did that, Kamarla would never let him live it down. Signing up for the BDSM and Dating class was a last ditch effort to keep his friends from staging a long distance intervention. You need community, Paulie. And since you won’t find crip community for your brain (and well being) I’m

April 16th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

Want to help out queer youth? I GOT YOUR LINKS RIGHT HERE.

First, a plug for the Irregulars. Seriously, I go to my Facebook group and ask ANY QUESTION, and the Irregulars are fucking on it. Today's brainstorm: sound off about the organizations you personally support, volunteer with, know about that help queer youth! Join in the conversation here and I'll keep adding links! Project Fierce "Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, youth advocates and other community members who are working together to establish community-driven, identity-affirming housing in Chicago. Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to

April 14th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |