Talking About Talking About Art
Hello, hi, it’s good to see you again. I hope February is treating you well.
I have returned to shamelessly plug myself again. Or rather, I’ve come to invite you to a conversation. I’m trying to have more of those, these days. My plan going into 2022 was to engage more frequently and earnestly in discussions about storytelling beyond my own work or responses to the reactionary world of social media art criticism. This desire has spurred me to write several new essays that I will be publishing throughout the year.
My chosen topics include anime, music, manga, and maybe a movie or four. Who knows? Let’s give ourselves a little latitude to indulge, shall we? Those of you who keep up with me on Twitter likely know all about what I’ve affectionately dubbed the Completely Emotionally Reckless Fuck You Dad Big Evangelion Essay, which I’ve been hammering away at since August. That essay has now been split into two completely emotionally reckless Evangelion essays: one on the subject of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, which just concluded last year, and one on the subject of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The first of the Evangelion essays titled Made with Human Hands: The Rebuild of Evangelion will be coming out soon. It’s a personal look at my relationship with the Rebuild films, specifically 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, and my complex feelings on it. The second will likely be coming sometime in the summer and is as of yet untitled. It will be a wildly ill-advised personal essay about my deeply messy relationship with the show over the last two decades, spanning trauma, memory, sexual identity, creativity, and how 3.0+1.0 helped me uncover the glut of memories I had buried from my time with Neon Genesis Evangelion as a teenager.
My therapist would approve.
Either way, I think it’s what Hideaki Anno would have wanted for your girl.
Basically, I just want to talk about art and feelings and stuff. To that end, it’s very fortuitous that Rhiannon from The Hag’s Cottage has graciously invited me to be a part of her new live series, Seance.
Live on February 19th @ 12PM EST
Join Rhiannon of The Hag's Cottage and her special guest, Magen Cubed for the premiere of the new live series, Seance. Seance is a series with a bit of everything. We plan to have transcendent discussions, private rituals, practice sacred rites, share archaic knowledge, and much more.
IN THIS EPISODE: They will be discussing the power of storytelling, writing, and creation. There will be a Q&A section included as well.
It’ll be a fun time! I love getting to talk about craft and creation, and I just love talking. I’ll even answer any questions you have live on the air.
The live event will be held on Saturday, February 19th at 12PM EST. If you miss it, no worries. The event will be recorded for you to check out later. You can reserve your spot now for $15. Would you like a little discount? I’ve come prepared. Just use the coupon code dorian&cash to save 10%.
You can find links to all things The Hag’s Cottage here, as well as ways to support Rhiannon and her work.
Hope to see you at the seance.