Letter from the Editors: October

This October we will be exploring Chimera. The word has many meanings extending as far back as Ancient Greece. What started as an inherently female mythical creature cobbled together from various other animal parts lead to iterations as literal as genetics and marine biology, while also being synonymous with far-flung desire.

October is a time when our freakiest flights of fantasy come out to play, and our demons find new forms to take. Scorpio season brings an air of mystery and eroticism that simultaneously excites and terrifies. But aren’t the most important things in life exciting and terrifying? Breaking up with a long-time partner, professing your love for a new one, moving to a new city — being vulnerable is something we value here at Living IRL. On the internet, there are few things scarier or more rewarding.