My name is Melody Watson and, sometimes, Melody Nova.
My work is primarily in analogue games design (larp and tabletop) and poetry, but it extends to long-form writing, activism, photography, and historical research. I write about history, speculative fiction, gender, queerness, and role-playing games. My doctoral thesis focused on the late Cold War, and how it was navigated within media-political discourses.
I’m interested in writing, reading, and talking about: bodies, language, identity, cities, cyberpunk, vulnerability, caring, horror, blood, communality and interdependence, queer relationships (especially among/between women), family, transformations, monsters, hive minds, cyborgs, symbiosis, resistance, revolutions, looking after each other, discourse, and socialism.
Because it’s just the kind of person I am, I love appearing on camera in various states of undress.