Ugly leggings, balls, and trauma. Not necessarily in that order.
I’m Natalie Luhrs and this is my website.
I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, most recently for my essay, “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun,” about last year’s complete and total shitshow of a Hugo Awards ceremony. It’s a bit inside baseball, but I think it’s a cathartic read for anyone who is tired of old white men bloviating.
I’m also a survivor of necrotizing pancreatitis, which left me with about 20% of my pancreas. I have Type 3c diabetes, portal hypertension, and refractory ascites. The ascites requires an outpatient surgical procedure every two weeks or so. This is all exactly as fun as it sounds. But I did get a cool insulin pump out of the whole deal and that, my friends, is a total game-changer when it comes to managing diabetes.
I’m an avid knitter and watercolorist.
I read a lot. Mostly science fiction/fantasy and romance; I’ve been going to the library more frequently, so my reading has definitely been more eclectic than usual.
I’m also learning how to code. It’s fun and I really enjoy being able to make cool things, especially with data. You should see the graphs I’ve made to track some of my treatments.