While my smart ass has been hanging out over at Tom's house, my smart brain's been rubbing up against Para at Chilli Vanilla. We finally coordinated our schedules a couple weeks ago for an interview and I let him ask me anything he wanted.
Then I asked him a couple of things.
Mostly I behaved.
You can go read the entire interview here, but here's a bit to whet your appetite:
PK: And what has you motivated now?
M: Well, I got bored just detailing my encounters. I like approaching the writing as writing, which happens to have a lot to do with some very hot sex. Anyone can write about sex I wanted to do it well, and see how that went
PK: More often than not. Much like your sex life, your writing is both fun and varied. You’ve shown a lot of freedom to write in that world between poetry and prose. How do you view your style?
M: My writing style, like my personal style, I guess is eclectic. Verbose, but stripped down when it needs to be I like playing with language and seeing where it goes
PK: You have a certain fatalistic sense of humor in your writing, that a lot of times comes out at the peak of a lot of your stories. What brings that out?
M: What do you mean?
PK: For instance, in your recent stories about William/Billy, you never quite seem to take it completely seriously, in spite of the unbelievable intensity of what is actually happening.
M: Well, I don’t believe in taking fucking so seriously. It’s fun, it’s enjoyable. William was fun, because he, like most people I’m attracted to sexually, didn’t take himself too seriously. It was intensely charged, but a whole lot of fun. Plus, I have a great sense of irony. (more)
So, yeah, it was a good time. Para was super-duper and dorked around with me, which I appreciate. I think it reads very well, and gives you a pretty accurate sense of how it is to have a conversation with me.
I love that many of you have become my friends. I love that some of you have become much more. Thank you for your concern when things have been rough, and for backing me up when I'm feeling all incensed and broken and shit. But mostly, thank you for reading.
Seriously, y'all, my heart is swelling.
I said my heart.