to what purpose april

writing

I’m working on two outlines, one a sequel to Songs You Know By Heart, which was in Shousetsu Bang Bang many years ago, so if you read that you might’ve seen it. The other is Krister and Daniel (who you can probably picture as Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy; that’s what I’m doing).

Daniel Gaudet? Daniel Ledet? Opinions welcome. Names are hard.

They meet in France where Daniel is taking photos of an underground fight club. Daniel’s from Louisiana. I’ve been listening to an unhealthy amount of Cajun and zydeco music. I…kind of really like it? Which is sort of a surprise since it was once described to me as country music and jazz having a baby that played the accordion, which didn’t sound that appealing.

(Best rejected name: Hampus Skog.)

reading

The Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

This is probably the best original m/m book I’ve read. It’s a bit of a fantasy novel, a bit of political thriller, has a lot of sex, and you will thank me for recommending it until you get to book two and realize book three isn’t out yet. Then maybe not so much.

links of the month

heloise in april

I promised you pictures of hippos… Here is Heloise (and Pavlov) and some books. It was going to be them frolicking among the crocuses, but it won’t stop raining. Heloise isn’t much of a frolicker anyway tbh.

hippo and pig figurines with list of books