Hey guys! Happy New Year, and I’m back with another episode of Murjani’s Miscellania. For today’s episode, I had the chance to chat with Emie on some updates since our last conversation, her recently released book, Black Snow, conventions and why some troupes in yaoi just don’t work out.
Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode– real life just had to come first. One of my resolutions this year is to be better about blogging, so here’s a first step. And no, I don’t have any sponsors [yet]; when I mention WordPress and Squarespace, I’m just poking fun because that’s all I hear when I listen to podcasts nowadays.
That and MeUndies.
You can find Emie at her Facebook author page here, and you can read my previous interview with E.K. Weaver here.
Yes, I survived another NaNoWriMo! I think my official word count was just over 52,000, which is the most I’ve done since joining the competition. The good news is that it definitely got me back in the swing of things. The bad news is that most of this will probably be scrapped because it’s just words– which is what NaNo is suppose to be.
Recently, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Baltimore-area indie author Emie. Her most recent book, Adonis, was published by Yaoi Revolution, an indie publishing company based in Irvine, California. You can connect with Emie through her Facebook fan page, EAB Author Page, and can purchase her book here.
…but seriously, when did June get here? It really snuck up on me, how about y’all? 2015 is nearly halfway over—how crazy is that?! How are those New Year resolutions holding up?
Apologies for the long delay—my May family obligations were very time consuming. Everyone has graduated and my Girl Scout troop had their bridging ceremony, so the season has ended. It was cool to see the girls excited about the badges they’d earned over the year, and that 2 of my girls have crossed over to join the Juniors.
As for me, I’m in the mist of outlining the documentary I’ll be filming in Baltimore soon—über excited about it—and setting up some upcoming interviews for the podcast. I’ll be interviewing an indie author this Sunday, talking about her newly released book and our feelings about comic conventions. I’m getting better about podcast editing so the episode will be up within the next couple of days after we record. So stay tuned for that!
If you guys know about some Maryland-area authors or bloggers I need to interview, let me know. I enjoy talking with interesting people. On here, I’ll be highlighting some awesome and interesting blogs and/or podcasts you guys should check out. This will happen every other Friday, starting tomorrow.
Today’s podcast episode is my own story about good fortune. This is about the first— and only time thus far— that I’ve ever had to stay in the hospital. It was scary, but I was happy they found the problem. It’s amazing the little sleep you get when you have to stay in the hospital, but at least people get to sneak you in great food!
I wanted to pop on here to share an update and some news about the podcast. First, a couple of weeks ago I had flown out to Los Angeles for a job interview at a production company. The interview went very well, but I wasn’t offered the job in the end.
Recently, I’d had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon Barela, owner and publisher of Yaoi Revolution. We had some time after a busy day of panels at Ahn!Con to discuss running a small business, the troupes of boy-love and I learnt that “seagulling” is a thing. You can find more about Yaoi Revolution at yaoi-revolution.com.
Today I had the chance to chat with Thunder E, founder of Booredatwork. Fresh off a business trip, we talked about his favorites to review, the joys and pain of running a small business and about how I need to see Interstellar in IMAX.
Recently, I had the chance to interview Hamlet Machine. She’s the creator of Starfighter—a yaoi sci-fi webcomic. The first time we had met was at Katsucon last year and she was so nice to chat with me about publishing and her characters. You can read Starfighter here—as long as you’re of age.
Yaoi—or boy love (BL)—is a Japanese genre of fictional media that centers on the sexual or romantic relationship between the male characters. It’s normally created by female authors and illustrators and marketed towards a female audience.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Gina Miller from the ASPCA about their No Pet Store Puppies pledge. As animal advocates, it was important to outline what puppy mills are, the dangers of them and what it means buying puppies from pet stores. You can find out more about taking the pledge at nopetstorepuppies.com and more about the ASPCA at aspca.org.