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- 'One Fish, Two Fish' By Sarah Goodwin
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'One Fish, Two Fish' By Sarah Goodwin
"Compassion's Keeper took his hand off the dagger hilt only long enough to turn a page. '"Sentenced to sixty lashes of the leaded whip. Sentence commuted to a transfer to Compassion Life Prison."' The Keeper raised his eyebrows. 'That's the first time I've ever heard a transfer to this prison described as a commutation. We'll assume that particular phrasing was meant as a joke.'"
The president of a speculative fiction organization once described writers who post their works on the Internet as "pixel-stained technopeasant wretches." The Pixel-Stained series publishes Peterson's memoirs in the form of e-mail, posts, and other documents. These accounts depict life at several electronic literature communities connected with gay genre fiction, as witnessed from the inside of those communities. Many members of these communities were pioneers in popularizing electronic publication, paving the way for the e-book revolution and the massive wave of self-publishing.
Peterson's Muse didn't want to write fan fiction. That didn't matter. Gleefully, Peterson began posting male/male stories with original fantasy settings and characters to "slash" fan fiction e-mail lists, at the same plunging into fanficcers' world of online fiction, "songvids," conventions, celebrations of movie premieres, and endless discussions of literature, history, sexuality, and ethics. In the process, Peterson became part of a community that was taking advantage of the Internet's power in order to distribute stories, art, and videos that couldn't be professionally published.
As an fyi, we do have a monthly Can't Stop Reading (CSR) event in the site blog that features one story posted on the site by a GA author. I announce the story the first Monday of the month (you can see today's featured announcement post on the main forum page) and readers get the rest of the month until the last Monday to read the story(ies). On the last Monday I feature an interview with the author(s) and then readers can post their story thoughts and questions, general questions for the author, etc...
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It's perfectly fine for members want to discuss published or non-GA LGBT works to do so in topics posted on the forums, but we do have rules against asking for personal contact information from members, especially since we have minors who are allowed on the site. Contact information can be especially sensitive since not everyone can be free in their private as well as public lives and need to keep them separate from their site membership.
For fifteen years, Tyrrell has struggled against odds to better the lives of his fellow prisoners. Now he must start all over again, for he has been transferred to Compassion Prison, reputed to be the worst life prison in his nation. The first signs of trouble at his new prison are brutally armed guards, a probing physician, and a Keeper of mysterious motives. But Tyrrell knows that, when he walks into his new cell, he'll face danger beyond measure: