Speculative fiction writer, translator, and editor


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Awards Eligibility (2022)

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  December 6, 2022  •  0 Comments

This year has been rough. It’s the first time in my life I’ve held down a job for over a year, and a full-time, labor-intensive job to boot, where the only time I can sit down is on my breaks or lunch. It’s hard to write when you’re working in the middle of a global […]

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By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  June 25, 2015  •  1 Comment

I mentioned to @nicasiosilang that I once tried to explain intersectionality in Mandarin, but ended up with something along the lines of “the… the… feminism… but… more… [how do I say identities?]” To which Nicasio replied, “no no i love it, that on a tshirt: THE FEMINISM BUT MORE.” I had the supplies on hand […]

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Kintsugi Mending

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 19, 2015  •  0 Comments
kintsugi patch

Kintsugi (金継ぎ) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to […]

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Homecooked Roundup

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 17, 2015  •  0 Comments
peaches and pork

I’ve finally started cooking again, and I figured I’d post a roundup once or twice a month to show what I’ve made. I don’t tend to link to recipes on Instagram (where the photos get posted first), but I’ll do so where possible here. 🙂 Let me know if you’re interested in a writeup for […]

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Gathered Flower Skirt

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 16, 2015  •  0 Comments
Gathered floral skirt

Wardrobe expansion part two! I thought this fabric would lend itself nicely to a cute gathered skirt, and I wanted to learn how to add side pockets through this project. I also added interfacing to fabric for the first time, and the reinforcement really helped to keep the waistband smooth and flat. I didn’t pattern-match […]

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Mathematical! Skirt

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 14, 2015  •  0 Comments
Mathematical! Skirt

Long time no update! I’ve been too lazy to update this blog and document DIY stuff in detail. I do post snapshots to my Instagram, so follow me there if you want more frequent pictures. I recently applied the KonMari method to my townhouse. The good news is that everything is neat and organized, yay! […]

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Black Widow T-shirt and Necklace

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 18, 2015  •  2 Comments

I knew after making my Captain America floral shield sweater that my next project would be a Black Widow T-shirt. However, instead of using floral fabric, I wanted something with more of a watercolor feel—one of the lines from The Avengers that stuck with me is, “I’ve got red in my ledger—I’d like to wipe it […]

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DIY Pleated Skirt

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 15, 2015  •  2 Comments

I’ve wanted to wear hanfu for a long time, but wearing a traditional hanfu stateside would make me stand out more than I would in China, where even Chinese people have all but stopped wearing traditional hanfu. But, after seeing the work that Leesle has done, I feel more confident that I can fulfill my […]

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Gusseted Drawstring Bag

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 13, 2015  •  0 Comments

My friend Jena’s grandmother passed away recently. As Jena’s in New York and I’m in Ohio, I wasn’t able to visit her while she was sitting shiva, but I still wanted to send her a small condolence gift. I went down to the Short North in Columbus and got a letterpress sympathy card from Tigertree. […]

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DIY Postal Frame

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 11, 2015  •  0 Comments

I’ve started creating what I call “laundry line frames” as a convenient display for items that I either don’t want to frame or that would be rendered nonfunctional by framing (like items that need to be unfolded to be read). It’s a fun repurposing of old frames and usually costs around $10–$15 in materials to […]

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Umbra Showcase Shelves

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 8, 2015  •  0 Comments

I’ve been struggling to find small shelves to display a couple items I have in my home gallery. Target and Lowe’s do have wall shelves, but they’re both too large and too expensive. The only shelves that fit my needs were Umbra showcase shelves, available from the Container Store and from Amazon. They’re still a […]

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