So hello! I'm breathedout on most platforms, except Tumblr, which I'm in the process of leaving:
breathedout | havingbeenbreathedout | breathedout | breathedout (I'm never on twitter, though)
I'm a big reader of queer history and contemporary (and older) queer fiction, and I use an online journal as a commonplace book, to record passages I like or find funny or thought-provoking, to keep them organized for future accessibility, and to share them with other folks who might enjoy them. I'm currently in the process of porting ALL my reading posts from the past six years over from Tumblr to Dreamwidth. (As of 1/15/2019, this project is up to August of 2015.) Most of those posts will be hidden from folks' reading pages, but I have been sharing 1-3 highlights per day as I take my little walk down memory lane. If you see something that intrigues you, there's likely to be more where that came from on my actual journal. I do my best to tag comprehensively.
- History-wise I have a particular focus on French, American and British queer literary circles from about 1890-1950, with a sub-focus on Bloomsbury (I also write Bloomsbury RPF; I have a Lot of Feelings about Lytton Strachey and also, of course, about Virginia Woolf). But I branch out semi-regularly into colonial America, Victoriana, the Cold War, the Hollywood studio years, California history, the history of censorship and birth control, the history of knitting and other fiber arts, and whatever else tickles my fancy.
- Fiction-wise I've been keeping pretty on top of queer literary-fiction new releases over the past few years; some faves from 2017-2018 include Carmen Maria Machado, Barbara Browning, Chavisa Woods, Rabih Alameddine, Sarah Schulman, and Olivia Laing. Please talk to me about any of them, or rec me reading material you think I'd like!
- Fandom-wise my first-and-forever entrée into fannish activities were the Sherlock Holmes stories and their various adaptations, especially the first two seasons of Sherlock BBC, which was happening when I first (belatedly, in my late 20s) discovered fandom. I've written three novels and a number of related stories that do various very-AU historical things with that whole meta-canon. I'm a big old lady-lovin' queer and I do a lot of explicit f/f writing, much of it morally complicated; at this point I've written in a bunch of disparate fandoms, from the small (Anne of Green Gables; Heathers) to the miniscule (Affinity; Spring Fire). Right this second, I'd say the visual media I'm fannishly into, with ships appended, includes The Good Place (Eleanor/Tahani, Vicky/Tahani), Black Sails (Max/Anne/Jack, although so far I haven't been able to write this, the show got it too perfect and there's nothing to add), the Black Widow comics (Natasha/Yelena), and like—I haven't even watched Killing Eve yet but that shit is so far up my alley I can pretty much guarantee you I will fall hard for it.
Other relevant tidbits about me: I live in the Bay Area with my beloved queerplatonic life partner and fearless mutual beta greywash, with whom I often post about the writing process as well as day to day life stuff. We bought a house earlier this year, so there may be posts about that whole deal! I have a kind of stressful job in the nonprofit sector and sometimes gripe about it even though I also feel lucky to be able to make money doing something that I consider worthwhile, and which gives me the ability to ensure my art-making is as divorced from commercial concerns as humanly possible. I do yoga, ran my first 10K earlier this year, and possibly most importantly I really love dogs. They're the best.
BTW: I'm in my mid-to-late 30s and everything I write, including this blog, should be considered 18+.