March 5th, 2008

crumpet2

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I am seriously freaking out about the US trip - I still have not heard whether or not Tauris/Palgrave are going to contribute to my expenses. If they don't, I probably cannot afford to do the trip on my own resources and am going to have to apologize profusely to all the kind folk who have arranged gigs for me and offered to put me up. I just can't go into debt on this one speculatively - I will sell a pile of books and CDs, and I will get what I can in the way of interviewing gigs while I am over there - but if publishers won't cough up something, the math just does not work.

The whole thing makes me feel so useless and so like a failure; it also makes me even more inclined to hate George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden for making travel that crucial bit more expensive and stopping me seeing the people I love.
crumpet2

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A cute and smart post from fox1013 here

The amusing thing today is watching Sullivan be unhappy about last night's Clinton stuff. I prophesy now that if Clinton is the candidate, Sullivan will discover new virtues in McCain.

(I declare an interest - currently rather annoyed with Sullivan over his dumb-ass attempts to understand trans issues and his assumption that trannydykes were simplistically straight pre-transition. I e-mailed him with a chunk of autobiographical summary - pre-transition, crushes on men and women, flings and pickups with boys, one major affair with close woman friend; during transition, lots of shagging guys plus semi-sexual intensity not exclusing sex with transition cohort; post transition, one great zipless fuck with a guy and then a number of serious relationships with women) and asked him ' when, pray, in all this was I straight?' Oddly enough, no reply or acknowledgement...)