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Goblin Market

For your sake I have braved the glen, and had to do with goblin merchant men...

2 January 1985
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Sweet to tongue and sound to eye;
Come buy, come buy!

I've got sugar-baited words for sale,
the chattering of magpies:

Meet the Goblin Queen

Hiya. My name's Kayley, and I'm an English graduate student trying to survive teaching and coursework on a steady diet of Chinese takeout and Mountain Dew. When I'm not reading fan fiction or watching TV - or rather, while I'm doing so, ideally - I study and geek out about popular culture from the Victoria era onward. I'm particularly interested in the changing relationships between media and its audiences, as can be seen in fan production and activities, and basically all things horror and sci-fi/fantasy.

When I'm not trying to be all scholarly-like, I write speculative fiction and poetry with the occasional foray into erotica. You can purchase Aoife's Kiss #19, feauturing my poem "Sleeping Beauty," at The Genre Mall. More stories are in the works, and I'm also slaving over a novel at the moment, The Wolf Pact, that you may hear about on here from time to time. All in all, I study and tell tales of faeries and goblins and other weird creatures, human and nonhuman alike. And I use weird in the best sense: supernatural, unearthly, uncanny, fantastic, and bizarre. I figure this is the nature of writing itself, even if it doesn't deal directly with the supernatural or fantastical.

This journal will probably be somewhat self-indulgent. My adventures, observations, writing snippets, quotes from films and books I like, random bits and bobbles. A goblin market, one for you to peruse, for me to now and again push my wares and those of others, and maybe even a place for some networking. I love to share interests and trade stories, and I hope that this can be a place for those things, and if nothing else, a place for me to hide away when I'm supposed to be grading papers in my office or something ;)

So c'mon in, make yourself at home; I don't bite. (Though some of my characters might.)

For your sake I have braved the glen
And had to do with goblin merchant men.

-Christina Rosetti, "Goblin Market"
*Illustration by Laurence Housman
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