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2016-10-21 22:25:18 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

I like to call myself a baker, but when you break it down, I don't actually do all that much baking. So I'm trying to get better about actually practicing and working on various techniques.

Today's experiment: chocolate monkey bread! I've never made bread from scratch before (although the husbandperson has, and he sous cheffed for me to keep an eye on things). So far it's looking pretty good.

Recipe is here: http://www.imperialsugar.com/recipes/category/breads/Sticky-Chocolate-Monkey-Bread

Most reshares: 7

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2016-07-22 15:00:40 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Wonder Woman

This dress design is killer.  Very creative use of ombre.

http://haniemohd.deviantart.com/art/Wondy-All-Dressed-Up-286125697

#DailyNerdArt #WonderWoman

Most plusones: 65

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2016-07-22 15:00:40 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Wonder Woman

This dress design is killer.  Very creative use of ombre.

http://haniemohd.deviantart.com/art/Wondy-All-Dressed-Up-286125697

#DailyNerdArt #WonderWoman

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2016-12-12 23:21:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I've been spending most of my time on Tumblr these days (my handle there is constablewrites if you're curious), and part of the reason is this stuff. This is a listing of blogs on various specialties where you can ask your specific story question and get an expert opinion on it. Aunt Scripty helped me figure out a key component of my time traveler's HUD, and I'm actually one of the consultants for the world-building blog.

And honestly, the questions and answers that come up from other people's stories are fascinating. I've only got a few of these on my personal pull list where I read every post, but the ones that are on there are totally worth it.

I've been spending most of my time on Tumblr these days (my handle there is constablewrites if you're curious), and part of the reason is this stuff. This is a listing of blogs on various specialties where you can ask your specific story question and get an expert opinion on it. Aunt Scripty helped me figure out a key component of my time traveler's HUD, and I'm actually one of the consultants for the world-building blog.

And honestly, the questions and answers that come up from other people's stories are fascinating. I've only got a few of these on my personal pull list where I read every post, but the ones that are on there are totally worth it.___

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2016-11-11 23:58:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A lot of stuff has made me cry in the last few days, when I've let myself encounter it. My only connection to the world has been Twitter (well, Tweetdeck, which I am now grateful I have aggressively curated), and beyond that I've binged Leverage, gone to the zoo, made some real progress on house projects, and generally tried to avoid getting stuck in my own head. Because it really is easy to spiral, especially when I start thinking of all the people I know who are going to be hurt by this, the people who will likely not survive. (That's not hyperbole. On a lot of fronts, people are going to die. It's already started.)

But this made me cry in a better way. It's important to keep the grief from turning inward, to turn it outward into action.

Next time, that groundswell movement against the powers that be can be coming from your side. I personally believe it will, that... more »

A lot of stuff has made me cry in the last few days, when I've let myself encounter it. My only connection to the world has been Twitter (well, Tweetdeck, which I am now grateful I have aggressively curated), and beyond that I've binged Leverage, gone to the zoo, made some real progress on house projects, and generally tried to avoid getting stuck in my own head. Because it really is easy to spiral, especially when I start thinking of all the people I know who are going to be hurt by this, the people who will likely not survive. (That's not hyperbole. On a lot of fronts, people are going to die. It's already started.)

But this made me cry in a better way. It's important to keep the grief from turning inward, to turn it outward into action.

Next time, that groundswell movement against the powers that be can be coming from your side. I personally believe it will, that this will be remembered as the dying last gasp of the worst part of America, one final stand against the bigotry and ignorance that has plagued us since the day we decided to build this nation on the backs of slaves.

But it won't happen on its own. Nothing good ever does. Some of you wake up every day feeling like you have no purpose in life, and motherfucker, have I got news for you! The future is waiting to see what we do next. Let's get to it.___

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2016-10-31 19:27:16 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Since August, I have been to World Con, New York Comic Con, and the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. I may have picked up a few things.

(All the books in the middle stack are signed. Some of these books were free. Others were cheap. The rest...)

Since August, I have been to World Con, New York Comic Con, and the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. I may have picked up a few things.

(All the books in the middle stack are signed. Some of these books were free. Others were cheap. The rest...)___

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2016-10-31 17:22:39 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I am not NaNoing this year.

A few reasons. Usually, the husbandperson picks up my slack in November while I'm busy writing. But right now, he's enrolled in classes on top of his normal insane work schedule. That means he can't pick up my slack; as we've been learning somewhat gracelessly, if anything I'm picking up his.

I'm also still chipping away at a WIP that has sternly resisted my every effort to make it go faster. I've tried NaNoing this one before and ended up with 50K words of useless. It's not worth the headache.

Plus, to be honest, there have been some personal issues with the local writing group that have made me less enthused about the social angle of November. (Don't want to go into it, but basically I got shunned for not shunning someone else, because we're all apparently in kindergarten.)

So I'll still be... more »

I am not NaNoing this year.

A few reasons. Usually, the husbandperson picks up my slack in November while I'm busy writing. But right now, he's enrolled in classes on top of his normal insane work schedule. That means he can't pick up my slack; as we've been learning somewhat gracelessly, if anything I'm picking up his.

I'm also still chipping away at a WIP that has sternly resisted my every effort to make it go faster. I've tried NaNoing this one before and ended up with 50K words of useless. It's not worth the headache.

Plus, to be honest, there have been some personal issues with the local writing group that have made me less enthused about the social angle of November. (Don't want to go into it, but basically I got shunned for not shunning someone else, because we're all apparently in kindergarten.)

So I'll still be writing in November, and endeavoring to write every day, but I'm not going with a particular word count goal. It will take the time it takes.

All that said, this article is a solid roundup of advice if you are doing NaNoWriMo. Not a lot of depth here (he talks about many of these points elsewhere) but a good overview of what you'll need to keep in mind to get through the month.___

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2016-10-31 17:10:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Right now quick and easy meals are a major virtue, so this is very intriguing. Seems like it might make a good gift, too.

Right now quick and easy meals are a major virtue, so this is very intriguing. Seems like it might make a good gift, too.___

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2016-10-23 14:49:13 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Hey, I went to New York a couple of weeks ago! I didn't really talk about it here, because Twitter is just much better suited for the sorts of micro-updates that happen on a vacation.

So for those of you who aren't on Twitter, here's an EPIC COMPILATION of all the posts and pictures from a week of amazing food, mind-blowing theater, and general nerdery.

Hey, I went to New York a couple of weeks ago! I didn't really talk about it here, because Twitter is just much better suited for the sorts of micro-updates that happen on a vacation.

So for those of you who aren't on Twitter, here's an EPIC COMPILATION of all the posts and pictures from a week of amazing food, mind-blowing theater, and general nerdery.___

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2016-10-22 01:10:37 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Finished product! Super pleased with how it turned out. (Even though the glaze ran everywhere, but that's okay.) Can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel.

Finished product! Super pleased with how it turned out. (Even though the glaze ran everywhere, but that's okay.) Can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel.___

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2016-10-21 23:55:05 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Ready for the second rise. Mel Giedroyc is in my head talking about proofing techniques.

Ready for the second rise. Mel Giedroyc is in my head talking about proofing techniques.___

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2016-10-21 22:25:18 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

I like to call myself a baker, but when you break it down, I don't actually do all that much baking. So I'm trying to get better about actually practicing and working on various techniques.

Today's experiment: chocolate monkey bread! I've never made bread from scratch before (although the husbandperson has, and he sous cheffed for me to keep an eye on things). So far it's looking pretty good.

Recipe is here: http://www.imperialsugar.com/recipes/category/breads/Sticky-Chocolate-Monkey-Bread

I like to call myself a baker, but when you break it down, I don't actually do all that much baking. So I'm trying to get better about actually practicing and working on various techniques.

Today's experiment: chocolate monkey bread! I've never made bread from scratch before (although the husbandperson has, and he sous cheffed for me to keep an eye on things). So far it's looking pretty good.

Recipe is here: http://www.imperialsugar.com/recipes/category/breads/Sticky-Chocolate-Monkey-Bread___

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2016-10-12 22:15:39 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Why yes, I would like to spend next November living in a castle in the south of France, actually. I would very much like that.

Why yes, I would like to spend next November living in a castle in the south of France, actually. I would very much like that.___

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2016-10-10 21:27:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

But when Ochs asked the mothers in the families she was working with about their children’s first words, she got a completely unexpected response. Every single one of them reported the very same word. It did happen to be a noun, but it was a special one, used in a very specific way. It was the word tae, which, as suggested earlier, doesn’t mean “mommy” or “daddy.” It means “shit.” More precisely, it’s an abbreviation of the Samoan expression ‘ai tae, which means “Eat shit.”

But when Ochs asked the mothers in the families she was working with about their children’s first words, she got a completely unexpected response. Every single one of them reported the very same word. It did happen to be a noun, but it was a special one, used in a very specific way. It was the word tae, which, as suggested earlier, doesn’t mean “mommy” or “daddy.” It means “shit.” More precisely, it’s an abbreviation of the Samoan expression ‘ai tae, which means “Eat shit.”___

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2016-09-30 21:12:06 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

I'm not very good at selfies. Here's a better one.

I'm not very good at selfies. Here's a better one.___

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2016-09-30 19:26:58 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Time for a new look, I think.

Time for a new look, I think.___

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2016-09-23 22:12:13 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Haven't baked in a while, and GBBO gave me the urge, so trying my hand at my first pastry in a long, long time (and my first tart I think ever) with a Mary Berry recipe.

Man, there's nothing that presents quite so prettily as a fruit tart, is there?

Haven't baked in a while, and GBBO gave me the urge, so trying my hand at my first pastry in a long, long time (and my first tart I think ever) with a Mary Berry recipe.

Man, there's nothing that presents quite so prettily as a fruit tart, is there?___

2016-09-19 13:12:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Things that have gone wrong in the two hours I have been awake:

- Overslept
- Notified that the coat I'd ordered for the New York trip got canceled
- Garage door got stuck trying to close (which it's been doing sometimes but had never before done when I was trying to leave for work)
- Took a chance and stopped into Starbucks, they messed up my order
- Car charger wouldn't read my card, took like three tries to get it to release
- Work computer BSODed

This is the Mondayest Monday to ever Monday.

Things that have gone wrong in the two hours I have been awake:

- Overslept
- Notified that the coat I'd ordered for the New York trip got canceled
- Garage door got stuck trying to close (which it's been doing sometimes but had never before done when I was trying to leave for work)
- Took a chance and stopped into Starbucks, they messed up my order
- Car charger wouldn't read my card, took like three tries to get it to release
- Work computer BSODed

This is the Mondayest Monday to ever Monday.___

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2016-09-17 00:13:50 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

I'm not dead, I just haven't been posting here lately, for... Reasons. Not even very good reasons, I guess.

Anyway, free baseball tickets, can't pass that up.

I'm not dead, I just haven't been posting here lately, for... Reasons. Not even very good reasons, I guess.

Anyway, free baseball tickets, can't pass that up.___

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2016-08-16 12:27:31 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I can't believe it's already time for Worldcon!

This is what my calendar looks like. (And this is only the panels I wanna go to.) Obviously, this shit ain't happening without a time turner, so I've got some work to do determining where I want my focus to be, especially because I need to figure out things like meals and walking the floor and taking a chance to breathe. There is SO MUCH good content on offer that I'm getting major FOMO.

The best part of a con is the awesome people, so I definitely want to make time for that! If you're gonna be around this week, hit me up! I'm sure I can squeeze you in here somewhere...

I can't believe it's already time for Worldcon!

This is what my calendar looks like. (And this is only the panels I wanna go to.) Obviously, this shit ain't happening without a time turner, so I've got some work to do determining where I want my focus to be, especially because I need to figure out things like meals and walking the floor and taking a chance to breathe. There is SO MUCH good content on offer that I'm getting major FOMO.

The best part of a con is the awesome people, so I definitely want to make time for that! If you're gonna be around this week, hit me up! I'm sure I can squeeze you in here somewhere...___

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2016-08-14 22:16:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The combination here sounds rather avant-garde, but I kinda want to play with the components. I'm always intrigued by interesting cake variations, and the olive oil recipe seems very promising.

The combination here sounds rather avant-garde, but I kinda want to play with the components. I'm always intrigued by interesting cake variations, and the olive oil recipe seems very promising.___

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2016-08-13 12:50:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

So here's some news I missed (because I'm honestly way out of touch with the park scene since I moved, ya know, a couple thousand miles away): Tower of Terror is getting revamped into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, which likely presages the creation of a Marvel land at DCA.

My fannish thoughts: Cool! Tower of Terror is one of my favorite rides, one I had the privilege of getting to see up close on a guided tour during my Opera House tenure. I vastly prefer it to Florida's version because the California version has superior narrative tension, letting you build and build until it finally plummets you. (During that guided tour, we rode it with the lights/show off, and one girl was thisclose to a full-fledged nervous breakdown sitting at the hallway waiting to get dropped, because we knew it was going to happen but we didn't know when. Brilliant.) In fact, I'm slightly... more »

So here's some news I missed (because I'm honestly way out of touch with the park scene since I moved, ya know, a couple thousand miles away): Tower of Terror is getting revamped into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, which likely presages the creation of a Marvel land at DCA.

My fannish thoughts: Cool! Tower of Terror is one of my favorite rides, one I had the privilege of getting to see up close on a guided tour during my Opera House tenure. I vastly prefer it to Florida's version because the California version has superior narrative tension, letting you build and build until it finally plummets you. (During that guided tour, we rode it with the lights/show off, and one girl was thisclose to a full-fledged nervous breakdown sitting at the hallway waiting to get dropped, because we knew it was going to happen but we didn't know when. Brilliant.) In fact, I'm slightly bummed that DCA will be getting the randomized drops, because sometimes randomness leads to a lesser experience than something that can be orchestrated for maximum thrills.

But Florida's show building unequivocally whomps ass over California's. The exterior facade is more detailed and imposing with larger grounds, which helps it feel like an actual hotel, along with the interior that doesn't look like a cheap soundstage. So what we're getting here is essentially the same ride concept with a show building overhauled into awesomeness. Full win!

Beyond that, this video touches on some really good points about fan entitlement and the frequently unreasonable sense of ownership a lot of fans have. He gets to the heart of it pretty succinctly: it's scary to realize that you've outlived your childhood. Which I totally get. I sometimes feel a pang of loss that the Disneyland of my childhood is largely gone, that the place now looks so different from the parks I knew so intimately when I worked there in college (and it wasn't even that long ago that I turned in my ID). I mean, just last night a friend asked me for some insider info for a fanfic concept set at Disneyland, and I had to admit that my once-encyclopedic knowledge of the park's workings is likely not all that relevant anymore.

Time marches on, whether we like it or not. Coming to terms with that is a big part of growing up. The sooner my generation can work through that, the happier everyone will be.___

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2016-08-11 20:49:26 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

A solid list. It would behoove many writers to remember that no one owes you a reading of your book, and you can't count on people sticking with it to the end just because it exists. Your cover copy needs to sell a potential reader on the first fifty pages or so, but then those first fifty pages need to sell them on reading the rest.

A solid list. It would behoove many writers to remember that no one owes you a reading of your book, and you can't count on people sticking with it to the end just because it exists. Your cover copy needs to sell a potential reader on the first fifty pages or so, but then those first fifty pages need to sell them on reading the rest.___

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2016-08-10 18:36:14 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

I started working at Disneyland in late 2005, less than two years after the fatal accident on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I never worked the mountain, but I had friends and coworkers who did, friends and coworkers who were there that day. I heard the story of the cast member sent to evacuate the fateful train from that girl's roommate.

Everyone at Disney took safety very seriously, but none moreso than the Westside Attractions crew. We knew what happened if we fucked up.

Near the end of my tenure, I went to Six Flags with another Adventureland CM. You know how there are some professions that instantly ruin you for experiencing them as a civilian? This is definitely one of them. Over and over throughout the day we were appalled by low safety standards and baffling procedures. At one point I turned to my friend and said, "Our lives are basically in our own hands,... more »

I started working at Disneyland in late 2005, less than two years after the fatal accident on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I never worked the mountain, but I had friends and coworkers who did, friends and coworkers who were there that day. I heard the story of the cast member sent to evacuate the fateful train from that girl's roommate.

Everyone at Disney took safety very seriously, but none moreso than the Westside Attractions crew. We knew what happened if we fucked up.

Near the end of my tenure, I went to Six Flags with another Adventureland CM. You know how there are some professions that instantly ruin you for experiencing them as a civilian? This is definitely one of them. Over and over throughout the day we were appalled by low safety standards and baffling procedures. At one point I turned to my friend and said, "Our lives are basically in our own hands, aren't they?" "Yup" was the reply.

So sadly, this isn't all that surprising. Accidents happen, but proper procedures can catch something small and keep it from becoming tragic. The vehicle that killed this kid was reported as malfunctioning by other riders; on every ride I knew of, vehicles could be pulled with minimal impact to operations. (That's actually what happened in the Thunder incident: a rider reported that the dummy engine was making a weird noise. Since they'd already started loading and since this was thought to be a minor recurring issue, they flagged that train in the system to get pulled offline the next time it came back to the station. It just never did.)

This was absolutely preventable. But proper training, rigorous maintenance, and voluntary inspections all cost money, and some companies feel like gambling with your life is better for their bottom line.

The joys of deregulation.___

2016-08-10 13:45:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I was really torn about picking up an extra shift for this week. I haven't done for a while, and I could really use the money. Things have finally started to lighten up from the soul-crushing level they've been at these last few weeks, so I figured that I could probably handle it, even though I wasn't looking forward to it.

Then I remembered that World Con is next week.

So fuck that.

The deal I made with myself is that I need to make sure all my finished Etsy stuff that's just been sitting around actually gets up and listed, along with all the Infinity stuff that I'd stopped posting on eBay because that shit got tedious. That way I'm setting myself up to bring in at least a bit of cash.

Right now, I'm holed up at a coffee shop, with the intention of trying to get through this edit letter for +Brooke Johnson, since she's gonna be... more »

I was really torn about picking up an extra shift for this week. I haven't done for a while, and I could really use the money. Things have finally started to lighten up from the soul-crushing level they've been at these last few weeks, so I figured that I could probably handle it, even though I wasn't looking forward to it.

Then I remembered that World Con is next week.

So fuck that.

The deal I made with myself is that I need to make sure all my finished Etsy stuff that's just been sitting around actually gets up and listed, along with all the Infinity stuff that I'd stopped posting on eBay because that shit got tedious. That way I'm setting myself up to bring in at least a bit of cash.

Right now, I'm holed up at a coffee shop, with the intention of trying to get through this edit letter for +Brooke Johnson, since she's gonna be in town next week. Nothing like a firm deadline to get me moving!

(This coffee shop might also just happen to be a Pokestop in an area of town I haven't mapped yet. Sshhh.)

I'm thinking there will also be some proper console gaming this week as well. The house is still pretty clean from last week, so I'm really focusing my energies on the psychological preparation for SOCIALPEOPLEBUSYAAAH of next week. It's been a long time since I've done a five-day con...___

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2016-08-05 19:49:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

We have people coming over tonight, which is mainly an excuse to make us get the house clean. (Well, to get the social areas clean, anyway. There tends to be a great deal of shoving things in back rooms.)

I like to have fresh flowers when we have guests. I usually go with the $10 alstroemeria/rose combo from Hy-Vee, but I couldn't pass up these neon daisies. It's like a Lisa Frank bouquet!

We have people coming over tonight, which is mainly an excuse to make us get the house clean. (Well, to get the social areas clean, anyway. There tends to be a great deal of shoving things in back rooms.)

I like to have fresh flowers when we have guests. I usually go with the $10 alstroemeria/rose combo from Hy-Vee, but I couldn't pass up these neon daisies. It's like a Lisa Frank bouquet!___

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2016-08-04 13:08:05 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A pro-lifer who is actually pro-life and not merely anti-sex! Amazing!

It's basically proven at this point that the best way to prevent women from terminating unwanted pregnancies is preventing them from getting those pregnancies in the first place, yet many conservatives are unable (or unwilling) to recognize that. Kudos to this woman for doing so.

A pro-lifer who is actually pro-life and not merely anti-sex! Amazing!

It's basically proven at this point that the best way to prevent women from terminating unwanted pregnancies is preventing them from getting those pregnancies in the first place, yet many conservatives are unable (or unwilling) to recognize that. Kudos to this woman for doing so.___

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2016-08-03 23:40:28 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

It's funny, as soon as I saw the headline, I said, "I'll bet that's about Kansas City."

The streetcar is pretty fantastic. Navigating and finding parking around downtown is a giant pain in the ass, and the streets around the river can be an incomprehensible maze. One trip on the streetcar and we were resolved never to drive to Power and Light again. Honestly, the worst thing about it is that it's a fairly short route so far. I'm looking forward to it getting expanded (although the construction for that will SUCK).

It's funny, as soon as I saw the headline, I said, "I'll bet that's about Kansas City."

The streetcar is pretty fantastic. Navigating and finding parking around downtown is a giant pain in the ass, and the streets around the river can be an incomprehensible maze. One trip on the streetcar and we were resolved never to drive to Power and Light again. Honestly, the worst thing about it is that it's a fairly short route so far. I'm looking forward to it getting expanded (although the construction for that will SUCK).___

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2016-08-03 14:35:34 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I've been working on a map of the stops and gyms in my area, and am out and about this morning trying to flesh out the area around the house. (This can get tricky, because the in-game map only shows sites within about a half mile, and determining an accurate location at the edges of that is sometimes difficult. I've done a lot of parking in front of stores that have guest wifi, or screencapping lonely neighborhood locations, in order to get it entered.)

Out of curiosity, I looked to see if there might be a larger crowdsourced utility for this, and there is! And unlike the apps that track individual Pokemon (and thus tax the game servers), this one won't get shut down by Niantic. They were able to import all my KC data, and I'll be working on updating this one instead of my private map from here on out.

So if you're looking for places in your area to stock up on... more »

I've been working on a map of the stops and gyms in my area, and am out and about this morning trying to flesh out the area around the house. (This can get tricky, because the in-game map only shows sites within about a half mile, and determining an accurate location at the edges of that is sometimes difficult. I've done a lot of parking in front of stores that have guest wifi, or screencapping lonely neighborhood locations, in order to get it entered.)

Out of curiosity, I looked to see if there might be a larger crowdsourced utility for this, and there is! And unlike the apps that track individual Pokemon (and thus tax the game servers), this one won't get shut down by Niantic. They were able to import all my KC data, and I'll be working on updating this one instead of my private map from here on out.

So if you're looking for places in your area to stock up on supplies or defend gyms, this might be a good resource.___

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2016-08-01 19:54:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

I am SO HERE FOR THIS. I adore the original movie, and the prospect of a sequel is mighty exciting.

I wish they wouldn't be so weird about just calling it a sequel, though. It's a continuation of the original story. It may be getting made a couple of decades later, but that doesn't make it a reboot. Stop being confusing, Disney. ::also side-eyes Mary Poppins::

The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

I am SO HERE FOR THIS. I adore the original movie, and the prospect of a sequel is mighty exciting.

I wish they wouldn't be so weird about just calling it a sequel, though. It's a continuation of the original story. It may be getting made a couple of decades later, but that doesn't make it a reboot. Stop being confusing, Disney. ::also side-eyes Mary Poppins::___

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2016-07-31 12:59:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Fascinating behind the scenes look at what goes into preparing ordinary people for the extraordinary task of addressing millions.

Fascinating behind the scenes look at what goes into preparing ordinary people for the extraordinary task of addressing millions.___

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2016-07-30 18:50:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

::hyperventilates::

::hyperventilates::___

2016-07-27 19:27:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Today's Daily Nerd Art post was my 500th.  Woo!  So I think this is as good a time as any to retire the feature.

Putting this thing together takes quite a lot of effort: finding images, trying to ensure a good rotation of artists and properties, writing up the posts, etc.  All told I'll spend at least a couple of hours putting together the lineup for the week.  If you've looked into some of my other collections you might have gathered that I'm frequently a wee bit overcommitted, so that's a couple of hours I could really use for other projects.

There's also the sad fact that I'm just not getting as much interaction on these posts as I used to.  Perhaps that's something that's happening across G+ as a whole, perhaps it's just that things are getting a bit stale.  I know I sometimes find myself struggling to say something new about a goodpiece... more »

Today's Daily Nerd Art post was my 500th.  Woo!  So I think this is as good a time as any to retire the feature.

Putting this thing together takes quite a lot of effort: finding images, trying to ensure a good rotation of artists and properties, writing up the posts, etc.  All told I'll spend at least a couple of hours putting together the lineup for the week.  If you've looked into some of my other collections you might have gathered that I'm frequently a wee bit overcommitted, so that's a couple of hours I could really use for other projects.

There's also the sad fact that I'm just not getting as much interaction on these posts as I used to.  Perhaps that's something that's happening across G+ as a whole, perhaps it's just that things are getting a bit stale.  I know I sometimes find myself struggling to say something new about a good piece of art.  Combine the lack of return with the time investment and it's starting to become difficult to justify continuing.

The collection will still be here, waiting for people to discover it.  And I still have a couple hundred posts already formatted and waiting in Evernote, plus countless other pages of artwork bookmarked and waiting for me to take a proper look.  To that end, I'll be renaming this collection Featured Nerd Art, updated on a schedule of whenever the hell I feel like it.

If you've enjoyed this feature, please consider taking a look at some of my other collections or following my main account.  You can also find me on Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads under the handle constablewrites.  ___

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2016-07-27 15:51:53 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Jedi Belle

500th post!  Woo! 

He's got a bunch of these (as is usually the case with princess mashups), but I'm gonna share Belle because she's my favorite.  I also like how her ballgown translates recognizably to something appropriately battle-ready

http://hodges-art.deviantart.com/art/Jedi-Belle-566706101

#DailyNerdArt #Belle #BeautyAndTheBeast #StarWars #Mashup #PrincessMashups

Daily Nerd Art - Jedi Belle

500th post!  Woo! 

He's got a bunch of these (as is usually the case with princess mashups), but I'm gonna share Belle because she's my favorite.  I also like how her ballgown translates recognizably to something appropriately battle-ready

http://hodges-art.deviantart.com/art/Jedi-Belle-566706101

#DailyNerdArt #Belle #BeautyAndTheBeast #StarWars #Mashup #PrincessMashups___

2016-07-27 12:33:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

It's been a really rough week at work; a really rough few weeks, actually. (Things keep breaking. I'm not blaming one particular department, but it's totally that department's fault.) I had considered picking up some overtime, but fuck it, I'm treading dangerously close to burnout as the Year Without a Vacation continues.

So instead I'm at Starbucks having breakfast, charging up my phone, and waiting for stuff at the Plaza to open. I actually haven't been up to the Plaza in a while (navigating it can be difficult and stressful, and basically all the shops up there have locations elsewhere) but I'm told it's a good place to catch some water types.

There may come a day when I don't plan my days off around catching Pokemon, but it is not this day.

It's been a really rough week at work; a really rough few weeks, actually. (Things keep breaking. I'm not blaming one particular department, but it's totally that department's fault.) I had considered picking up some overtime, but fuck it, I'm treading dangerously close to burnout as the Year Without a Vacation continues.

So instead I'm at Starbucks having breakfast, charging up my phone, and waiting for stuff at the Plaza to open. I actually haven't been up to the Plaza in a while (navigating it can be difficult and stressful, and basically all the shops up there have locations elsewhere) but I'm told it's a good place to catch some water types.

There may come a day when I don't plan my days off around catching Pokemon, but it is not this day.___

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2016-07-26 17:10:34 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Black Widow

I kind of want a print of this one.  Gorgeous colors.

http://alicexz.deviantart.com/art/Widow-305173390

#DailyNerdArt #BlackWidow

Daily Nerd Art - Black Widow

I kind of want a print of this one.  Gorgeous colors.

http://alicexz.deviantart.com/art/Widow-305173390

#DailyNerdArt #BlackWidow___

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2016-07-25 15:21:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Hatbox Jack

This is a super obscure joke (it's a reference to a character that never made it into the Haunted Mansion) which is just part of why it tickles me.

http://karenhallion.tumblr.com/post/141878810257/on-sale-at-teefury-on-tuesday-march-29th

#DailyNerdArt #JackSkellington #NightmareBeforeChristmas #HauntedMansion #HatboxGhost #Mashup

Daily Nerd Art - Hatbox Jack

This is a super obscure joke (it's a reference to a character that never made it into the Haunted Mansion) which is just part of why it tickles me.

http://karenhallion.tumblr.com/post/141878810257/on-sale-at-teefury-on-tuesday-march-29th

#DailyNerdArt #JackSkellington #NightmareBeforeChristmas #HauntedMansion #HatboxGhost #Mashup___

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2016-07-25 00:24:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

+Meghan Rigaud's shower was today, so I finally get to share this! She's doing her nursery with an Up theme, and the shower was along that theme as well.

Sadly, I couldn't make it out to Denver for the festivities, but I made and sent the backdrop for the cupcakes. (Mom was trying to find balloon cake pops, but this idea was definitely cheaper and turned out great.)

The painting is for the nursery. It's one of those where, in the thick of it, I thought it was a mess and just had to push it out and call it done, but looking at it now, I'm pretty pleased. Though I suppose part of that is because you can't get up close enough in this picture to see the clumsy brushwork.

+Meghan Rigaud's shower was today, so I finally get to share this! She's doing her nursery with an Up theme, and the shower was along that theme as well.

Sadly, I couldn't make it out to Denver for the festivities, but I made and sent the backdrop for the cupcakes. (Mom was trying to find balloon cake pops, but this idea was definitely cheaper and turned out great.)

The painting is for the nursery. It's one of those where, in the thick of it, I thought it was a mess and just had to push it out and call it done, but looking at it now, I'm pretty pleased. Though I suppose part of that is because you can't get up close enough in this picture to see the clumsy brushwork.___

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2016-07-24 15:16:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Rikku

I love the heavy line work here.  Definitely caught my eye.

http://artgerm.deviantart.com/art/Rikku-7961896

#DailyNerdArt #Rikku #FinalFantasy

Daily Nerd Art - Rikku

I love the heavy line work here.  Definitely caught my eye.

http://artgerm.deviantart.com/art/Rikku-7961896

#DailyNerdArt #Rikku #FinalFantasy___

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2016-07-23 15:10:52 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Good Omens

I'm overdue to read this book.  It's really quite phenomenal.

http://emedeme.deviantart.com/art/ineffable-615305405

#DailyNerdArt #GoodOmens

Daily Nerd Art - Good Omens

I'm overdue to read this book.  It's really quite phenomenal.

http://emedeme.deviantart.com/art/ineffable-615305405

#DailyNerdArt #GoodOmens___

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2016-07-22 15:00:40 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Wonder Woman

This dress design is killer.  Very creative use of ombre.

http://haniemohd.deviantart.com/art/Wondy-All-Dressed-Up-286125697

#DailyNerdArt #WonderWoman

Daily Nerd Art - Wonder Woman

This dress design is killer.  Very creative use of ombre.

http://haniemohd.deviantart.com/art/Wondy-All-Dressed-Up-286125697

#DailyNerdArt #WonderWoman___

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2016-07-21 21:05:43 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Since the husbandperson is lactose intolerant, adapting recipes to remove dairy is always a plus. I'll admit that I've yet to have a good experience with vegan baking, but I might give this one a go.

Since the husbandperson is lactose intolerant, adapting recipes to remove dairy is always a plus. I'll admit that I've yet to have a good experience with vegan baking, but I might give this one a go.___

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2016-07-21 15:09:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Sailor Moon

I like the colors here.  They're fun and different.

http://yunyin.deviantart.com/art/Usagi-color-palette-549788303

#DailyNerdArt #SailorMoon

Daily Nerd Art - Sailor Moon

I like the colors here.  They're fun and different.

http://yunyin.deviantart.com/art/Usagi-color-palette-549788303

#DailyNerdArt #SailorMoon___

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2016-07-20 15:10:49 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - GIR and R2-D2

I would pay all the money to see these two in action together.

http://eri-phyle.deviantart.com/art/Two-little-robots-full-257071092

#DailyNerdArt #GIR #R2D2 #InvaderZim #StarWars #Mashup

Daily Nerd Art - GIR and R2-D2

I would pay all the money to see these two in action together.

http://eri-phyle.deviantart.com/art/Two-little-robots-full-257071092

#DailyNerdArt #GIR #R2D2 #InvaderZim #StarWars #Mashup___

2016-07-20 14:59:42 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I did not particularly want to come to work today. Part of me thinks I have all sorts of important and necessary things that need to be done, while another part of me wanted to spend the morning chasing Pokemon. But I could really use the cash, so I sucked it up and volunteered for an extra day.

Besides, there's no point in trying to chase down Pokemon until they fix the nearby function.

To do list is unremarkable, just the same grind of chores we do every week. I have a possible Etsy commission to work on; I might endeavor to bake. Ghostbusters will also happen sometime in there if I can swing it.

What's new in your world?

I did not particularly want to come to work today. Part of me thinks I have all sorts of important and necessary things that need to be done, while another part of me wanted to spend the morning chasing Pokemon. But I could really use the cash, so I sucked it up and volunteered for an extra day.

Besides, there's no point in trying to chase down Pokemon until they fix the nearby function.

To do list is unremarkable, just the same grind of chores we do every week. I have a possible Etsy commission to work on; I might endeavor to bake. Ghostbusters will also happen sometime in there if I can swing it.

What's new in your world?___

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2016-07-19 15:11:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Hawkeye

I have a soft spot for Hawkeye.  Archers gotta represent.  This is a pretty fantastic composition.

http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/mondo-avengers-hawkeye-297177740

#DailyNerdArt #Hawkeye

Daily Nerd Art - Hawkeye

I have a soft spot for Hawkeye.  Archers gotta represent.  This is a pretty fantastic composition.

http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/mondo-avengers-hawkeye-297177740

#DailyNerdArt #Hawkeye___

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2016-07-18 16:13:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Pokemon

Some nice vector portraits.  I think the reason I gravitated toward Pokemon as a kid instead of some of the other similar properties out there was that there was a decent selection of female characters.

http://indy-lytle.deviantart.com/art/Pokegirls-457115438

#DailyNerdArt #Pokemon #Misty #May #Dawn

Daily Nerd Art - Pokemon

Some nice vector portraits.  I think the reason I gravitated toward Pokemon as a kid instead of some of the other similar properties out there was that there was a decent selection of female characters.

http://indy-lytle.deviantart.com/art/Pokegirls-457115438

#DailyNerdArt #Pokemon #Misty #May #Dawn___

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2016-07-17 18:10:51 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

If you're like me and have read and seen a lot about Game of Thrones without ever having read or seen Game of Thrones itself, you might appreciate having Samuel L. Jackson break it down for you.

Here are your dragons, motherfucker.

If you're like me and have read and seen a lot about Game of Thrones without ever having read or seen Game of Thrones itself, you might appreciate having Samuel L. Jackson break it down for you.

Here are your dragons, motherfucker.___

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2016-07-17 16:24:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Disneyland

Happy birthday, Disneyland!  (Not a painting!)

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Walt-And-Mickey-125136553

#DailyNerdArt #Disneyland

Daily Nerd Art - Disneyland

Happy birthday, Disneyland!  (Not a painting!)

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Walt-And-Mickey-125136553

#DailyNerdArt #Disneyland___

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2016-07-17 13:16:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

But here is the irony, the thing that all the angry black people know and no calmly debating white people want to admit: The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of white feelings.

Ask any black person and they’ll tell you the same thing. The reality of thousands of innocent people raped, shot, imprisoned and systematically disenfranchised are less important than the suggestion that a single white person might be complicit in a racist system.

This is the country we live in. Millions of black lives are valued less than a single white person’s hurt feelings.

White people and black people are not having a discussion about race. Black people, thinking as a group, are talking about living in a racist system. White people, thinking as individuals, refuse to talk about “I, racist” and instead protect their own individual and personal goodness.In doin... more »

But here is the irony, the thing that all the angry black people know and no calmly debating white people want to admit: The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of white feelings.

Ask any black person and they’ll tell you the same thing. The reality of thousands of innocent people raped, shot, imprisoned and systematically disenfranchised are less important than the suggestion that a single white person might be complicit in a racist system.

This is the country we live in. Millions of black lives are valued less than a single white person’s hurt feelings.

White people and black people are not having a discussion about race. Black people, thinking as a group, are talking about living in a racist system. White people, thinking as individuals, refuse to talk about “I, racist” and instead protect their own individual and personal goodness. In doing so, they reject the existence of racism.

But arguing about personal non-racism is missing the point.

I've been seeing a whole lot of comments on reshares of this that are 100% making the author's point. If your reaction to this article is to get defensive and say it must be wrong, you are part of the fucking problem.___

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2016-07-16 16:07:13 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

This article sums it all up quite nicely. I got fed up with reality cooking shows, with their manufactured drama and fixation on storylines and characters and all that artificial stuff. GBBO is just charming, personable people who are very good at what they do. If the idea of a competition show where the contestants will step in and help each other across the finish line is appealing, then this is definitely for you.

This article sums it all up quite nicely. I got fed up with reality cooking shows, with their manufactured drama and fixation on storylines and characters and all that artificial stuff. GBBO is just charming, personable people who are very good at what they do. If the idea of a competition show where the contestants will step in and help each other across the finish line is appealing, then this is definitely for you.___

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2016-07-16 15:01:23 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Kratos

Killer composition and use of color here.

http://sheridan-j.deviantart.com/art/God-Of-War-365828193

#DailyNerdArt #Kratos #GodOfWar

Daily Nerd Art - Kratos

Killer composition and use of color here.

http://sheridan-j.deviantart.com/art/God-Of-War-365828193

#DailyNerdArt #Kratos #GodOfWar___

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2016-07-15 15:25:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Belle and Destiny

Of course Belle would try to read Destiny's book.  It's a book.

http://amymebberson.tumblr.com/post/99972553539/belle-destiny-2014-con-season-is-over-time-to

#DailyNerdArt #Belle #Destiny #BeautyAndTheBeast #TheSandman #TheEndless #Mashup #PrincessMashups

Daily Nerd Art - Belle and Destiny

Of course Belle would try to read Destiny's book.  It's a book.

http://amymebberson.tumblr.com/post/99972553539/belle-destiny-2014-con-season-is-over-time-to

#DailyNerdArt #Belle #Destiny #BeautyAndTheBeast #TheSandman #TheEndless #Mashup #PrincessMashups___

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