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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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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Bishop Is My Business

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 7, 2015  •  0 Comments

I adore Matt Fraction‘s run of Hawkeye, because both the writing and the art are amazing. I love that it’s as much about Kate Bishop as it is about Clint Barton. Kate’s idealism, independence, and stubbornness remind me of myself sometimes. I also like that there’s room to read her as Asian, especially with the way David […]

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femme is not compliance

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 4, 2015  •  0 Comments

I’ve been having complicated feelings about gender and how I, as a nonbinary femme person, fit into women’s spaces and women’s narratives. I’ve previously identified as a woman, but I haven’t been identifying that way for the past couple of years at least. Yet I’m read by the world as a cis woman, and that […]

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Captain America Floral Shield Sweater

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  March 3, 2015  •  1 Comment

tehnakki’s Captain America floral shield sweater showed up on my Tumblr dash the other day, and I instantly fell in love with it. tehnakki was gracious enough to provide a PDF to a pattern, which can be downloaded from the original post or via my mirror link here. Altogether, it probably took me about 2.5 […]

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