Tagged in: Scribing

Nazis

I live in a country with Nazis in it.They helped elect the POTUS, who does not denounce white supremacy.Coincidentally, he does not know even the most basic aspects of world (or even US) history. Which I guess means we’re all condemned to repeat it. Or we would, if climate change wasn’t going to kill us all first. One thing’s for certain…I’m going to continue to smoke as much pot as I fucking want to, because I am sad and hopeless…

READ MORE

Summer, it’s a thing now.

My typical plan for summer is to stay the hell inside with so much air on that I sometimes get high and think it’s fall. Because heat sucks. Global warming and I are totally not going to get along. Spent a week house sitting while my more talented friends headed to SDCC. Got to play with doggies and kittens and watch a TV as big as my bed with a stereo louder than that really loud kid upstairs. We watched…

READ MORE

Selfishness

I’m going to be completely selfish in this post. What’s new, right? I am far too young to have lost so many classmates to early death. Sure, I’m almost 50, (well, turning 47 this year, so closer to 50 than 40) and that’s a lot more time than a lot of people get. Hell, it might be more time than most people get. I haven’t looked it up. At this point, I went to school with people who died and…

READ MORE

I’m Sure I Don’t Know…but Radishes though.

I have a terrible track record when it comes to media and popularity. What I mean is, some of the new shows I hear about…I think are the most disgusting and offensive ideas ever. And then they become huge hits: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (stereotype much)The Biggest Loser (surely people know that’s unhealthy and fake)Storage Wars (strangers fight over cherished possessions of poor people)American Idol (mostly that beginning part where they mock sincere people)Dancing with the “Stars” (who…

READ MORE

What ISN’T Offensive?

Did you see the piece in Teen Vogue about a makeup artist that transformed a white model, giving her the look of a woman of color? Apparently, people are calling this “blackface” and saying how super offensive it is. As you might think, I disagree. Obviously, whether someone is offended is between them and the art. My point is not to tell anyone that they shouldn’t be offended. But blackface and minstrel shows are not remotely the same as using…

READ MORE

Blogging even less

Since Livejournal went the way of POTUS45, by which I mean, under total Russian control while pretending everything is the same as it’s always been, I’ve not been able to read anyone’s stuff. Drag. As a result, I spend even less time in the bloggerverse than I had been. Plus, Facebook is where everyone is. I mostly use this space for long rants or things I want to keep easy access to. Anyway, writing for a living makes me want…

READ MORE

How fresh! What a clever smart girl (or boy) you are!!

I’m going to preface this by saying that of course people have different tastes in movies and books. While I do sometimes feel judgy toward people that defend literary or live-action garbage, I recognize that this is a shitty trait I should continue trying to shake. People are allowed to like whatever the hell they want. That’s not the point I’m making here. With that out of the way… What do horror writers and fans think they’re accomplishing by talking…

READ MORE

Beauty and the Beast

It’s no secret that I take issue with some of the messages in Disney movies. I hate how 90% of the time, everyone looks exactly like what they are. Heroes are attractive, villains are ugly (exception for Snow White’s Evil Queen), fat people are jolly, women have crazy-long hair. And until recently, with minimal exception, the girl stories end with a wedding, while the boy stories end with a coronation. Okay, not Pinochio, and not Jungle Book. But come on.…

READ MORE

My Poor Desk

For those of you who have never visited my home, I have a tiny desk on wheels on one side of my living room. H has the whole office to himself, and I work near the TV so I can do reviews and stuff. JoJo loves climbing all over the desk almost as much as he loves jumping off of it. But see, it’s a cheap piece of crap. I’ve already bought it twice because the first one had a…

READ MORE

“Words are my life,” said the writer.

I’m not sure what triggered me to be so irritated by an known writer’s claim that “as a writer, words are my life.” Granted, answering every question or prefacing every statement with “As a writer, I…” is already pretentious AF unless you’re doing a signing, workshop, or other event designed to showcase you as a writer. Hint: that probably doesn’t include the entire internet. The entire internet doesn’t revolve around any one person. If it did, it would probably be…

READ MORE