–“Ahh, home. Let me come home. Home is wherever I’m with you.” – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Blogs can be a little silly, I have to admit. I have a lot of friends who have them, and they tend to settle into either blogging about their personal lives, reviewing various creative works they’ve come across, or commenting in some fashion on the state of the world. I never feel comfortable with the final category because I don’t feel I’m enough of an authority to talk about drones or the national debt or gun control or whatever other hot button issue is guaranteed to drive up my view count. Besides, who the hell cares about what a gay urban fantasy writer thinks about all that? I’m grateful that I live in a country where I have the right to speak out about all of that, but honestly, I don’t see how my opinion would carry the same weight as someone more qualified.
“But Vaughn”, I imagine you say, “what the fuck does that have to do with the title of this blog entry?” I’m glad I imagined you asked.
I had my natal chart done once and freaked the lady who did it out, seeing as I had seven things or something in Scorpio when I was born, so she jokingly told me that I’m a “quintessential Scorpio”. For those of you who are readying some skeptic comments already, I write about sorcerers who work the overdue desk at the public library, dragons who work as fry cooks, and unicorns that sell cigarettes and lotto tickets, is writing about astrology really that much of a stretch? 😉
On my old blog I used to have a semi-regular feature called a “tip of the day for living with a Scorpio”, and now that I’m in a relationship again, I’m realizing a few things that I figure I could share. I write gay relationships and I’ve been in a few of them myself, and being a “quintessential Scorpio” (like it says in my bio) I figure this is at least one thing I can speak with a little bit of authority on, or at least fake it. So here we go…