I'm an old male droid.


I write fantasy and SF short stories. Nothing here is longer than 6000 words or so, but I've started collecting them because it was all getting out of hand. Everything here is mature in that it features adult themes like tax forms, ennui, swearing, irony and some mild violence; but there is no horror, extreme violence or, you know, fluids. I find it hard to write without putting jokes in; occasionally I succeed.

Maketh Glad is featured on the SF ambassador's page; River Ghasts is featured on the fantasy ambassador's page.

I'm laboring towards writing a proper grown-up novel. I'm always happy to get feedback on the stuff here or that.

I don't know who BTS are. I don't want to, either.
  • JoinedApril 10, 2020


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theidiotmachine theidiotmachine Aug 12, 2022 05:44AM
Hey, it’s been a while! I’m working on a couple of things at the moment; and the most recent TK contains one of them. It’s a gentle story about genetically engineered riding animals, and I’m really p...
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