Guest Post: Natasha Trinite

Natasha and I spent many a wonderful time in the mythical land known as “College”. I’ve known her for about 3 years, and I think she’s a wonderful person/writer/poet.

“Natasha Trinite graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelors of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Basically, this means that they taught her how to creatively mangle the English language and then quickly started to try to change the name of their school after she graduated. Currently she splits her time between being a full-time blogger for communities across the United States and tutoring high school students in Math, which she was never very good at when she was in school. She would like to someday be discovered as a Poet, as she is fairly certain that she already is one based on her romantic notions of what life ought to be and her Shelley-esque avoidance when it comes to paying back her student loans. She also realizes that many poets die tragic deaths in ditches and ovens, so she has sworn off all forms of cooking and tries to only notice the ditches when there are pretty flowers growing on them.”

Watch out for those ditches, Tasha. She also can be found lurking around her own blog. Continue reading

Sunday Review: Khaos Komix

Today’s awesome review comes from Super Awesome BFF, Andrea Judy. You can find her blog over here, it updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional Saturday update.

Khaos Komix is one of my favorite web comics. It is a well-developed story that follows the inner workings of the relationships of a group of diverse friends.

This comic very deftly handles some very challenging issues, including transgendered characters, coming out to family, friends, and finding first love. The dialogue is smooth and believable and it does not coast over the unpleasant aspects of a new relationship or the struggles of learning who you are.

Aside from the cover page, the art style is in gray scale, which is usually not my favorite, but for Khaos it really works for the story. The focus is on development and the characters and I feel that the grey scale reflects this.

The comic is divided by character perspective with each chapter focusing on the story from one character. The arcs overlap and you will see the same scenes again, but from a totally different perspective. Bit by bit you learn more of the story and when everything is done I imagine it will be a full 360 degree of a story that is told from each character.

It’s a very slow-paced emotion based story. This is not a story where things are exploding and there’s sex every page. This is a web comic where the focus is on watching the characters develop and discover love. There are not always happy endings and things are never perfect, something I really love about Khaos.

The updates are twice a week (late Monday and Thursday) and you can buy the first 4 chapters as two books from the store. I highly recommend Khaos Komix for anyone who is interested in love in all forms and wants a great story.

Guest Post: Meg Crowshaw

Today’s post comes from a good friend of mine. I’ve known her for quite some time now. She’s pretty awesome.

“My name is Meg. I’m almost 23, and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I have a degree in English and Secondary Education, but I don’t think I want to teach. Maybe I’ll be an editor, or a writer. I’ve attempted NaNoWriMo for the past 3 years, but have yet to actually succeed. I always enjoy writing the beginning of a story; it’s just the middle and the end that give me problems. ”

Her post is under the cut. Continue reading