Monthly Archives: August 2014

Well that’s hideous!

Livejournal has taken it upon themselves to supercede my carefully chosen colors and layout and replaced it with some bullshit that looks like Twitter merged with WordPress then incorporated Facebook’s advertising policy. It’s hideous, and I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to read my feed there with any sort of regularity. God DAMN it’s ugly. While I’m here, congrats to absinthofheart on the new addition to their family. It will be fun for me to know there’s another…

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The Grudge in Your Pocket

What do you do when you find out someone has been holding a grudge against you for months (or years even) and you don’t even remember the incident they’re talking about? I certainly won’t deny that I can be hella sarcastic. When multiplied by the vagueness of typed correspondences, I’m sure that can come across as flippant, condescending, or even downright shitty. This weekend, someone I only know from one social media site PM’d me to let me know they…

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Tag! I’m it, apparently.

I got tagged on FB to do the 10 Books that Impacted Me Profoundly meme. FB isn’t really a good platform to compose lists, so I’m doing it here. I’m restricting this to fiction because non-fic would take FAR too long and could never be narrowed to ten. In no particular order and presented without commentary: 1. To Take a Dare by Paul Zindel 2. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danzinger 3. Carrie by Stephen King 4. Skeleton…

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Horror is back.

Watched a couple of movies this week since I’ve been feeling so sad about the world I actually live in. You’re Next was tremendous fun, if not particularly scary. Family squabbles, creepy masks, and rampant douchebaggery made this blood-soaked funfest a total treat. Occulus was much more serious, and really quite scary. Katee Sackoff gave a stunning and strong performance as the mom who…well, I won’t spoil it. But the casting of this one went a long way toward bringing…

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Politics and Authorship

When I read other authors talk about their marketing techniques, a lot of them say they never talk about politics online. They say it’s alienating to readers who don’t agree with them, and they don’t want to offend people. Obviously, it’s their choice to discuss or not discuss whatever they want. For me though…it feels like a cop-out to refrain from commenting on the news of the day. And by that, I mean actual news–not celebrity foolishness or some lady…

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Fuck Suicide, seriously

I was avoiding the internets this evening because I didn’t want to be in a bad mood. Monday & Tuesday are the nights I hang out with H. But then Ryan called to tell me the tragic news that Robin Williams had not just died–he’d committed suicide. I knew that he’d taken some questionable movie roles lately, and I heard that he had relapsed. To me, drug addiction is almost synonymous with mental illness–mainly because I don’t know any alcoholics…

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For the Record…

Been reading articles (and comments–oops!) about shelters for women and children. Apparently, some nobs think they’re “sexist” because they only cater to women and children, when way more men are homeless blah blah blah. For those who are blissfully ignorant as to how these shelters work, a women & children shelter with a secret location is for people who are fleeing from abuse. The secret location is so their abusers can’t fucking find them, and therefore not abuse them and…

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Why does Stephen King allow this?

I can’t get over how much I hate Under the Dome on CBS. It’s in its second season right now, and there’s no reason to think it won’t get a third. So many terrible, phoning-it-in performances. Dean Norris is so ridiculous, they might as well give him a mustache to twirl.A pretty girl literally fell out of the sky. As many of you know, fanfic is a tricky issue for me. I loathe the idea that yahoos can take the…

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