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Helpful Tips for Nazis

Dear Nazis, Congratulations! American apathy and misplaced aggression have created an environment that has allowed you emerge proudly from your hidey holes. You white supremacists have always had a wealth of pride, but ya’ll don’t even wear masks anymore. You present yourself as ‘bravely’ unafraid of the repercussions of your bullshit–which can only mean that you either think most people agree with you, or that the few who DO agree with you are powerful enough to protect you from those…

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Brain vacation

One time, my electric toothbrush battery died. Instead of just brushing analog like a normal person, I stood there frozen–wondering how on earth I was gonna brush my teeth that day. I had to go to work! I couldn’t NOT brush them…This went down in history as my most absurdly absent-minded life events ever. Not a big deal, just a “holy crap, that was dumb” situation. Today, my friends, I think I beat it. We get tons of packages because…

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Ending Up

When I was a kid, the phrase “ended up” was heard often. It’s supposed to indicate the end of a story. “She ended up marrying that guy from two towns over.” As if that’s the last thing she ever did. Kinda reminds me of fairy tales that end with a wedding, as if that’s the last interesting thing that will ever happen to a person. The older I get, the more I realize that people don’t “end up” anywhere until…

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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…

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Racism? Maybe not always…

Heated discussions with outspoken feminists often make me more angry and frustrated than trying to talk sense into DJT apologists. Maybe it’s because I expect more from those who claim to be “woke.” Maybe it’s because I presume that “being reasonable” means thinking pretty much like I do. A blogger I enjoy posted on Facebook comparing Bill Cosby’s treatment in re: his many rapes, with Bill O’Reilly and his allegations of sexual harassment. Their claim was that these two men…

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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…

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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.…

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“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…

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That One Friend

We all have that one friend who doesn’t seem to have any idea of their value. That person with a couple of amazing skills and talents, the one who is always there for you when you need them. The person who tolerates unacceptable romantic partners because they’re afraid no one else will want them. The person who stays at a shitty job where they’re not appreciated–because who knows what might happen at a new place? The person who believes every…

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Album: Is it a word for Old People?

What is an album? The dictionary gives two definitions, both of which make sense to me. 1. A blank book for the insertion (giggity!) of photos, stamps, coins, etc.2. A collection of recordings released in a single medium–a compact disc, cassette, etc. I was saying the other day that Rob Zombie’s new album kicked ass. That’s mainly because Rob Zombie’s new album kicks ass. Yeah, it sounds a lot like every other Rob Zombie album. But see, when you like…

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