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Brittany Constable has been at 2 events

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DL Keur597authors sharing scene snips and free peeks at their work to the general publicJohn Ward's Saturday Scenes begins2014-05-03 09:30:0022  
Sarah Rios41,063*WHOVIANS* Mark your calendars... and your arms. http://imgur.com/lP0i5Xj (Original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101453162215777563254/posts/ED4yBRm41su) *Edit:* Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/150522868436180THE SILENCE2013-04-23 08:00:001273  

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Daniel Gibbs24,387If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#honorary #Asian #Nobel #laureate #having #spent #considerable #time #as #daughter #of #missionaries #based #many #of #her #novels #namely #Good #Earth #Mother #as #well #as #biographies #of #her #parents #of #their #time #Exile #Fighting #Angel #all #of #which #earned #her 2015-04-13 10:36:224447713
John Wood31,819This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Rhode #IslandF #district #of For #other #uses #see #Asia #disambiguation #Page #semiprotectedAsiaGlobe #centered #on #Asia #with #Asia #highlighted #The #continent #is #shaped #like #a #rightangle #triangle #with #rope #to #the #west #oceans #to #the #south #and 2015-03-13 11:07:54449026
Circles and Photography35,863Builders 6   1.16.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle   2015-01-16 21:45:414989615
Brian Mcquillan19,905Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-01-15 07:18:52498181425
John Cleese10,248Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-15 05:26:1649351017
Harry Day13,177*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-09 10:32:47496858
Jan Havrda44,300ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEHappy New Year EditionHave fun, see beauty et carpe diem!2014-12-31 14:15:023612002265
Harry Day12,525*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Japan #Jersey #Jordan #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jamahiriya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macao #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Monaco 2014-12-26 06:06:46490291245
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker110,672this is my awesome women who comment circle  2014-12-12 18:58:2514446250
steph wanamaker110,550#followfriday   #circleshare   this is my awesome women who comment circle !2014-12-05 17:06:5714336146
steph wanamaker110,421#followfriday  this  is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-11-28 17:03:3314447249
Jan Havrda41,722ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEComet landing editionBest photos on G+, fun, gifs, inspiration and motivation#Entertainment   #Fun   #Gifs   #November2014-11-13 17:00:20345791755
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker107,669#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-10-03 15:59:3215644746
John Wood14,205If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500535365
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker106,513#followfriday  my  awesome women who comment circle2014-08-29 15:02:0315336747
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-07-18 16:27:3416748856
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle! Happy weeekend!2014-06-27 17:09:0016960855
Jan Havrda35,104ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEMonday editionFluent stream of frivolous amusements1. Add to your circles2. Have fun#Entertain #Me 2014-06-09 22:12:48336331948
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker102,001#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle  +Leelee E look who made it to number 1 2014-04-18 18:50:481681209
Jack McDonald Burnett741This is a personal circle of mine, of aspiring authors, brand-newly published authors, and new-ishly published authors who still remember us little people.  This isn't a plus one, comment, reshare and tell everybody how handsome I am and I'll add you  to the circle "circle share," just a great collection of people dealing with similar challenges and similar opportunities.  I'd love to add you to it, if you're a soon-to-be or new author, and I'd love for you to add everybody in it, too if you're inclined.  Really great, fun, interesting writers.Note that if you're reading this on the Android app you won't be able to "see" the circle or add people from it.  Only works on the full G+ website.2014-03-30 03:42:25107012
Jack McDonald Burnett699I recommend these G+ writers: This is a personal circle of mine, of aspiring authors, brand-newly published authors, and new-ishly published authors who still remember us little people.  This isn't a plus one, comment, reshare and tell everybody how handsome I am and I'll add you  to the circle "circle share," just a great collection of people dealing with similar challenges and similar opportunities.  I'd love to add you to it, if you're a soon-to-be or new author, and I'd love for you to add everybody in it, too if you're inclined.  Really great, fun, interesting writers.Note that if you're reading this on the Android app you won't be able to "see" the circle or add people from it.  Only works on the full G+ website.2014-03-27 12:36:54101102
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker100,744#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle2014-03-21 22:26:5116049254
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:41:35139202
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:41:08139012
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:40:37139003
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:39:48139013
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
Jan Havrda27,515ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEValentine editionDrown your love in the fucking wonderful media stream#Entertainment #Circle   #Stream   #Of  $Love2014-02-14 00:05:28360231651
Kimberly Hurlbut29,256New to G+? Just need more entertainment in your stream? THIS is the circle for you!This shared circle includes:* Artists   * Geeks   * Comedians   * Writers   * Engagers   * Original Posters   * Awesome and Amazing Individuals   * Some Well Known and Some Little Known G+ers   * Add more positive adjectives here:                  .I'm posting this despite the recent debate and ban by some people on shared circles that is apparently going on, but I know that if I hadn't grabbed awesome shared circles at the beginning of my G+ experience I would not still be here! Please help the newbies or the G+ers that need new and GREAT content in their stream by adding this circle and sharing. If I have included you and you would like to be removed please let me know. Thank you and have a nice day. :o)2014-01-23 09:53:358714816
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:57100001
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:14100001
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 04:58:2110013814
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404
Jan Havrda17,915Dear Plussers!Let the fun and pure #awesomeness  spread! This is a crazy and hyperactive circle, called #Awesome! Add these folks to circles yours and don't get ever bored again! Enjoy!2013-10-09 22:00:364207819
Jan Havrda15,046This is Awesome circleVery vivid, visual and witty.Entertain yourself! #AwesomeCircle   #Awesome   #Circle2013-07-29 20:11:314307515
Kimberly Hurlbut19,731Favorite G+ersJust sharing my favorite people on G+ circle again! Please add the circle if you want awesome content in your stream and great engagement! Please reshare!2013-07-19 00:11:4910014010
Kimberly Hurlbut16,859Favorite G+ersI'm sharing my circle of favorite people, again, after taking the time to create it yesterday. :-) Just a fairly small circle of people full of amazing posts and engagers. These people will make G+ a better place for you. :o) Please add and reshare!#CircleShareSunday  2013-07-07 18:57:0510017319
Kimberly Hurlbut16,610The Favorites!I haven't shared a circle in a few weeks because I've been too lazy to get on the computer to create one. Since I was doing circle maintenance I thought this was the perfect time to put together some of my favorite people that make G+ awesome for me!These people create original posts, are artistic, intelligent and want to share their knowledge with the world, or just people that have made me laugh and engage with me often. I tried keeping the circle size fairly small so you're not hit with too many people at once.... So please  add this circle and share share share these favorites of mine! :o)2013-07-06 17:11:2910022210
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410247
K.W. McCabe7,678This is an awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. Add this circle, add yourself to it and share if you want to be included :-2013-01-14 03:47:46394144
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #2 of 11Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:09:36146000
Peter Edenist15,503¥ Shiny Browncoats circle for Adding and Reshare! ¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫ ♬ Can't Stop the Serenity  ♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫Come join your community here > Mighty Shiny Browncoats !! - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108316556535206988185Managed by the inmitiable +Cliff Loresco  and aweome +Feisal Kamil  make our community just as awesome as our circle!!!!▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Please Join the community (link above) and Reshare to spread the love! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬#browncoatsforlife   #browncoats   #browncoatsunite   #browncoatsredemption   #firefly   #fireflyfriday   #fireflyrules   #firefly #fireflyfriday #fireflywin #serenity #serenitynow #serenityrules #mal #inara #jaynestown #jaynecobb #reaver #cantstoptheserenity #serenitysunday #circle #circles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles 2013-01-09 10:41:07286451944
K.W. McCabe5,721This is a circle of awesome writers. If you would like to be added to this circle of writers - comment or +1 and I'll add you. Then make sure to add the circle, add yourself to the circle and share forward to get more follows by other writers :-)Get followers by:1.) Following people.2.) Getting in circle shares.Then share this circle and you will be in it.It's that simple.2012-12-04 13:54:03358404
John Ward7,493This is my circle for Beta Readers. This circle consists of people who have volunteered to read, evaluate, and critique stories written by other people. The only qualification to be in this group is that you have to be willing to read the work of one of the other members.The way the process works is that once you join, you need to add the circle. After you have added the circle, you can send messages to the members of the group letting them know when you have a story that you'd like to have someone review. Briefly share some details about your story: genre, word count, and synopsis. Then, one of the other members will reply letting you know that they're interested. After that you can work out the best way for you to share the story with one another... and that's it.If you're interested in joining the circle, simply leave a comment here. I'm happy to add you.2012-11-30 13:44:1239603
Peter Edenist12,304¥ Browncoats circle for Adding and Reshare! ¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫ ♬ Can't Stop the Serenity  ♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫Movember dedication - Shiny Circle!!!Thanks to +Cliff Loresco   for this awesome idea and to +Feisal Kamil  for supporting it! Please ask for inclusion if you want in!!!!. While curating, I realized +Patricia Tallman is in this circle! Don't know who she is? She's in Babylon 5!Please Reshare to spread the love! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Thank you all for being part of this circle!▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬#browncoatsforlife   #browncoats   #browncoatsunite   #browncoatsredemption   #firefly   #fireflyfriday   #fireflyrules   #firefly #fireflyfriday #fireflywin #serenity #serenitynow #serenityrules #mal #inara #jaynestown #jaynecobb #reaver #cantstoptheserenity #serenitysunday #circle #circles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #share 2012-11-30 12:08:54283693258
Peter Edenist9,043¥ Browncoats circle for Adding and Reshare! ¥♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫ ♬ Can't Stop the Serenity  ♪ ♫ ♬  ♪ ♫Shiny CircleThanks to +Cliff Loresco  for this awesome idea and to +Feisal Kamil for supporting it! Please ask for inclusion if you want in!!!!.Please Reshare to spread the love!▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Thank you all for being part of this circle!+Can't Stop The Serenity +Jayne Cobb +Firefly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬#browncoatsforlife   #browncoats   #browncoatsunite   #browncoatsredemption   #firefly   #fireflyfriday   #fireflyrules   #firefly #fireflyfriday #fireflywin #serenity #serenitynow #serenityrules #mal #inara #jaynestown #jaynecobb #reaver #cantstoptheserenity #serenitysunday #circle #circles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccircles #public #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles 2012-11-06 03:37:522671204582
John Ward7,006This is our current Writer's Discussion Circle. I post to this group Monday through Friday once a day. All of the content I post to this group is exclusively about writing, marketing for writers, or discussion questions for the group. I also share a lot of article that contain information that every writer should know. If you'd like to join this group, add the circle and leave a comment here. I'll be happy to add you. Just be aware that I send out notifications with the posts-- so, you'll get one a day Monday through Friday.2012-11-04 13:09:26211301
Edward Branley6,436this is my "Obama 2012" shared circle. If you support the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama, +1 or comment and I'll add you in. If you have like-minded plussers in your circles, please share and send them back here so I can add them, too. Not interested? Please observe Wheaton's Law and scroll down.2012-10-31 17:40:07290409

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2015-05-19 16:51:05 (22 comments, 53 reshares, 630 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Hermione

Confession time: I'm not actually that much of a Harry Potter fan.  The books had kind of lost me by the end, and I never really bothered with the movies.  But this stained glass Hermione?  Love love love.

http://society6.com/product/expecto-patronum-odx_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #HermioneGranger #HarryPotter

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2015-05-20 15:15:53 (20 comments, 66 reshares, 460 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Jack Harkness

Of course I own a print of this one.  I mean, look at it.

http://society6.com/product/captain-jacks-original-hypervodka_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #JackHarkness #DoctorWho #Torchwood

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2015-05-19 16:51:05 (22 comments, 53 reshares, 630 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Hermione

Confession time: I'm not actually that much of a Harry Potter fan.  The books had kind of lost me by the end, and I never really bothered with the movies.  But this stained glass Hermione?  Love love love.

http://society6.com/product/expecto-patronum-odx_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #HermioneGranger #HarryPotter

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2015-05-28 22:05:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

To done:

- Painted a seal in the office (5 down... more than 5 to go)
- Dentist appointment
- Played Disney Infinity (both actual playing and the hold-down-the-joystick-and-come-back-when-they're-leveled-up type)
- Made, bagged, and froze the pizza cup things
- Burned 350 calories on the bike

Now waiting for the husbandperson to return with dinner, then headed to Starbucks for some writing.  And I'm actually writing again, having started in on the Singapore time-travel project that I am tentatively calling Lion City but will probably rename at some point.

Not a bad day, overall.

To done:

- Painted a seal in the office (5 down... more than 5 to go)
- Dentist appointment
- Played Disney Infinity (both actual playing and the hold-down-the-joystick-and-come-back-when-they're-leveled-up type)
- Made, bagged, and froze the pizza cup things
- Burned 350 calories on the bike

Now waiting for the husbandperson to return with dinner, then headed to Starbucks for some writing.  And I'm actually writing again, having started in on the Singapore time-travel project that I am tentatively calling Lion City but will probably rename at some point.

Not a bad day, overall.___

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2015-05-28 19:44:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Mmm.  Bubbly and delicious.  (Leaving space between them was wise, since they spread out quite a bit.)

Mmm.  Bubbly and delicious.  (Leaving space between them was wise, since they spread out quite a bit.)___

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2015-05-28 19:24:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today's experiment with muffin tins: mini deep-dish pizzas!  Pizza is an attractive choice because you can just buy the ingredients pre-made and assemble.  

Also, I get to show off my shiny new silicone muffin tins.  They'll hopefully make life easier for things like this where using a liner doesn't make much sense.

Today's experiment with muffin tins: mini deep-dish pizzas!  Pizza is an attractive choice because you can just buy the ingredients pre-made and assemble.  

Also, I get to show off my shiny new silicone muffin tins.  They'll hopefully make life easier for things like this where using a liner doesn't make much sense.___

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2015-05-28 16:43:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Spider-Man

The colors on this one are rather fascinating.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163822589/spiderman-abstract-art-print-archival

#DailyNerdArt #SpiderMan

Daily Nerd Art - Spider-Man

The colors on this one are rather fascinating.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163822589/spiderman-abstract-art-print-archival

#DailyNerdArt #SpiderMan___

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2015-05-27 23:23:43 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Mad Max: Fury Road is officially the most metal movie ever made.  I was giggling like an idiot the whole time.  And all of this awesomeness with a group of female heroes and a couple of token dudes.

Keep up the good work, summer 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road is officially the most metal movie ever made.  I was giggling like an idiot the whole time.  And all of this awesomeness with a group of female heroes and a couple of token dudes.

Keep up the good work, summer 2015.___

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2015-05-27 15:11:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Wyldstyle

He's done a lot of portraits in this style (seriously, a LOT) so I'm going to go with this one of Wyldstyle.

http://thuddleston.deviantart.com/art/Wyldstyle-439704312

#DailyNerdArt #Wyldstyle #TheLegoMovie

Daily Nerd Art - Wyldstyle

He's done a lot of portraits in this style (seriously, a LOT) so I'm going to go with this one of Wyldstyle.

http://thuddleston.deviantart.com/art/Wyldstyle-439704312

#DailyNerdArt #Wyldstyle #TheLegoMovie___

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2015-05-26 17:03:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You know, I'm okay with this.

For one thing, Hot Topic and ThinkGeek remain two of the only places where I can consistently find nerdy stuff for women.  And for another, Hot Topic has actually gotten better.  True, it went through this unfortunate "goth lite" phase for a while, but when I was in junior high, it mainly provided pop culture merch for the obscure and probably a little twisted.  It's more mainstream these days, but not by much; I had a beloved LOTR T-shirt I bought from there.  

Hot Topic has always been about, "Hey, you're weird and that's awesome.  Here's stuff you like."  So it's really not that odd a pairing for ThinkGeek.

Geekdom has jumped the shark.___You know, I'm okay with this.

For one thing, Hot Topic and ThinkGeek remain two of the only places where I can consistently find nerdy stuff for women.  And for another, Hot Topic has actually gotten better.  True, it went through this unfortunate "goth lite" phase for a while, but when I was in junior high, it mainly provided pop culture merch for the obscure and probably a little twisted.  It's more mainstream these days, but not by much; I had a beloved LOTR T-shirt I bought from there.  

Hot Topic has always been about, "Hey, you're weird and that's awesome.  Here's stuff you like."  So it's really not that odd a pairing for ThinkGeek.

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2015-05-26 16:15:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Goliath

Always happy to see some Gargoyles love.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170730833/goliath-from-disney-gargoyles-12x18-art

#DailyNerdArt #Goliath

Daily Nerd Art - Goliath

Always happy to see some Gargoyles love.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170730833/goliath-from-disney-gargoyles-12x18-art

#DailyNerdArt #Goliath___

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2015-05-25 19:03:28 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Darth Vader

Really fantastic composition here.

http://www.tonysantiagoart.com/new-products-1/darth-vader

#DailyNerdArt #DarthVader #StarWars

Daily Nerd Art - Darth Vader

Really fantastic composition here.

http://www.tonysantiagoart.com/new-products-1/darth-vader

#DailyNerdArt #DarthVader #StarWars___

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2015-05-25 13:39:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A few thoughts on this weekend's #conquestkc . Overall I really enjoyed myself, but there are a few logistical things that I think could have been improved.

A few thoughts on this weekend's #conquestkc . Overall I really enjoyed myself, but there are a few logistical things that I think could have been improved.___

2015-05-25 13:32:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Resharing this today to note that it is now an award-winning story!  Yes, there was a three-way tie for the winner of the sci-fi amateur division, and this was one of them.  Considering that there were a lot of entries and that this is basically the first thing I've written since NaNoWriMo, I'm pretty thrilled.

This is a thing I wrote for Story in a Bag at #conquestkc .  Like, in an hour, and just this morning.  I got fantastic prompts, so I confess myself pleased (even though I had to fudge a bit to keep to the length limit).

#saturdayscenes  

*

This time there would be no witnesses.

Alanna Scott surreptitiously adjusted her Prada skirt as she regarded the abandoned farmhouse.  At least, she hoped it was abandoned.  The last site hadn’t been.  Three days it took to sort it out, and she’d nearly missed Fashion Week.  She listened intently.  No sounds reached her but the gentle whuffing of breeze blowing through wheat gone wild and the distant chatter of a flock of birds.  The animals could have been just behind the barn, or could have been several miles distant.  Sound traveled strangely across these flat plains, borne up on the dry prairie winds.

Satisfied, she slipped her weapon out of its tastefully patterned carrying case and assembled it with the smooth, familiar motions of long practice.  She fired a quarrel into the ground near the door, noting its trajectory and making a minute adjustment to the tension of her crossbow.  This wasn’t a strictly necessary part of the process, but it had become a little ritual for her at the beginning of these sorts of expeditions.  Not that she was particularly superstitious, but everyone has their thing.  

As she bent to retrieve the arrow and check the straps on her green leather boots, she paused, instantly just as tense as her taut bowstring.  She took an extra moment to secure the polished silver buckle, waiting until exactly the right moment to roll to the side.  A heavy metal bar thunked into the dust where her head had been.  She kicked hard, her thick heel nailing the hand wielding the other weapon, but it held firm.  Her assailant raised the club for another attack, but paused.  They stood frozen for a moment, fingers on trigger and handle.

“Kendall,” Alanna said curtly, an acknowledgement that wasn’t quite a greeting.  “I thought you were in Hong Kong with the Oscar de la Renta collection.”

Kendall Quintera lowered her silver clubs fractionally.  “He went with this boho thing instead.  It’s all maxi dresses and gladiator sandals.”

“Seriously?  What, is he designing for Urban Outfitters now?”

“I know, right?”  Kendall sheathed one of her clubs, checking her manicure as she did so to ensure that it remained immaculate.  The other club, Alanna noted, still remained handy.  “So you still with Stiletto?”

Alanna stood, visibly--but not actually--relaxing.  She brushed the dust from her clothes with one hand, still maintaining her grip on the crossbow.  “This is what you might call freelancing.”

Kendall grinned as much as she could manage with lips that had been nearly frozen by years of stern pouting.  “Well, I could use some backup, then.”

The breeze ruffled their artfully arranged clothes, the rustling of expensive fabrics the only sound as Alanna considered this.  She didn’t like sharing her finds.  But she also hadn’t planned on facing off with another agent on this one.  A team-up meant less clean-up, and she was supposed to be on a runway in Paris in about thirty-six hours.  “You think we’re going to run into trouble?” she said.

Kendall chuckled, spinning her club in a showy move.  “Ran into you, didn’t I?”  She seemed to acknowledge Alanna’s question as agreement and turned her attention to the barn.  “What does your intel say?”

“Guessing the same as yours, considering that you’re out here in the ass end of nowhere.”  Kendall waited.  Alanna sighed.  “There’s an entrance to the complex hidden around here.  Series of cellars, shafts, tunnels, going down about two miles before you get into Clarion.  Think you can keep up?”

“After you, sweetheart.”

Alanna glared, but raised her crossbow and turned her attention back to the barn.  If Kendall had gotten the drop on her, she’d probably already cased the place.  One less thing to worry about.  Not that she was thrilled about her rival’s involvement, but she hadn’t gotten this far in life without being adaptable.

The interior of the barn was surprisingly dark given the relentless sunlight just beyond.  It took Alanna’s eyes a few moments to adjust.  “Don’t suppose you have any idea what it’s going to look like?” she muttered.

“My guy said a lever,” Kendall replied.

“Oh, that helps,” Alanna said.  She stepped delicately through the rotting hay toward one wall, where a variety of sharp implements hung idly rusting.  “So what are you looking for in Clarion, anyway?”

“Oh, the usual stuff you find in an old research compound: old biological weapons, nuclear materials, that sort of thing.  You?”

Alanna hesitated, but figured that it couldn’t hurt.  Kendall’s bosses would have other concerns.  “They had apparently found some silver deposits near the barracks.  Were looking to start a mine before they had to evac.”

“That doesn’t seem like your line,” Kendall said.

Alanna just shrugged, and they went back to searching in silence.  After an hour of dust and decay and the skittering of creatures not used to being disturbed, Kendall sighed and sheathed her gleaming clubs.  “Well, hell,” she said.  “Waste of my damn time.  Although at least I get to bill for this.  Sucks to be you.”

“Usually does.  See you in Milan?”

“Probably.”  With that, Kendall turned on her Louboutin heel and stalked off into the field of wheat.

Alanna watched her go, waiting until all sound of her passage had ceased.  Once she was wrapped again in silence, she went back into the barn to check once more.  

Like she said, no witnesses this time.___Resharing this today to note that it is now an award-winning story!  Yes, there was a three-way tie for the winner of the sci-fi amateur division, and this was one of them.  Considering that there were a lot of entries and that this is basically the first thing I've written since NaNoWriMo, I'm pretty thrilled.

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2015-05-24 16:11:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman

These two make a fun pair, and I love this style.

http://vylla.storenvy.com/products/12034577-carol-and-jess-11x17

#DailyNerdArt #CaptainMarvel #SpiderWoman

Daily Nerd Art - Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman

These two make a fun pair, and I love this style.

http://vylla.storenvy.com/products/12034577-carol-and-jess-11x17

#DailyNerdArt #CaptainMarvel #SpiderWoman___

2015-05-23 17:04:00 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This is a thing I wrote for Story in a Bag at #conquestkc .  Like, in an hour, and just this morning.  I got fantastic prompts, so I confess myself pleased (even though I had to fudge a bit to keep to the length limit).

#saturdayscenes  

*

This time there would be no witnesses.

Alanna Scott surreptitiously adjusted her Prada skirt as she regarded the abandoned farmhouse.  At least, she hoped it was abandoned.  The last site hadn’t been.  Three days it took to sort it out, and she’d nearly missed Fashion Week.  She listened intently.  No sounds reached her but the gentle whuffing of breeze blowing through wheat gone wild and the distant chatter of a flock of birds.  The animals could have been just behind the barn, or could have been several miles distant.  Sound traveled strangely across these flat plains, borne up on the dry prairiewinds.
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This is a thing I wrote for Story in a Bag at #conquestkc .  Like, in an hour, and just this morning.  I got fantastic prompts, so I confess myself pleased (even though I had to fudge a bit to keep to the length limit).

#saturdayscenes  

*

This time there would be no witnesses.

Alanna Scott surreptitiously adjusted her Prada skirt as she regarded the abandoned farmhouse.  At least, she hoped it was abandoned.  The last site hadn’t been.  Three days it took to sort it out, and she’d nearly missed Fashion Week.  She listened intently.  No sounds reached her but the gentle whuffing of breeze blowing through wheat gone wild and the distant chatter of a flock of birds.  The animals could have been just behind the barn, or could have been several miles distant.  Sound traveled strangely across these flat plains, borne up on the dry prairie winds.

Satisfied, she slipped her weapon out of its tastefully patterned carrying case and assembled it with the smooth, familiar motions of long practice.  She fired a quarrel into the ground near the door, noting its trajectory and making a minute adjustment to the tension of her crossbow.  This wasn’t a strictly necessary part of the process, but it had become a little ritual for her at the beginning of these sorts of expeditions.  Not that she was particularly superstitious, but everyone has their thing.  

As she bent to retrieve the arrow and check the straps on her green leather boots, she paused, instantly just as tense as her taut bowstring.  She took an extra moment to secure the polished silver buckle, waiting until exactly the right moment to roll to the side.  A heavy metal bar thunked into the dust where her head had been.  She kicked hard, her thick heel nailing the hand wielding the other weapon, but it held firm.  Her assailant raised the club for another attack, but paused.  They stood frozen for a moment, fingers on trigger and handle.

“Kendall,” Alanna said curtly, an acknowledgement that wasn’t quite a greeting.  “I thought you were in Hong Kong with the Oscar de la Renta collection.”

Kendall Quintera lowered her silver clubs fractionally.  “He went with this boho thing instead.  It’s all maxi dresses and gladiator sandals.”

“Seriously?  What, is he designing for Urban Outfitters now?”

“I know, right?”  Kendall sheathed one of her clubs, checking her manicure as she did so to ensure that it remained immaculate.  The other club, Alanna noted, still remained handy.  “So you still with Stiletto?”

Alanna stood, visibly--but not actually--relaxing.  She brushed the dust from her clothes with one hand, still maintaining her grip on the crossbow.  “This is what you might call freelancing.”

Kendall grinned as much as she could manage with lips that had been nearly frozen by years of stern pouting.  “Well, I could use some backup, then.”

The breeze ruffled their artfully arranged clothes, the rustling of expensive fabrics the only sound as Alanna considered this.  She didn’t like sharing her finds.  But she also hadn’t planned on facing off with another agent on this one.  A team-up meant less clean-up, and she was supposed to be on a runway in Paris in about thirty-six hours.  “You think we’re going to run into trouble?” she said.

Kendall chuckled, spinning her club in a showy move.  “Ran into you, didn’t I?”  She seemed to acknowledge Alanna’s question as agreement and turned her attention to the barn.  “What does your intel say?”

“Guessing the same as yours, considering that you’re out here in the ass end of nowhere.”  Kendall waited.  Alanna sighed.  “There’s an entrance to the complex hidden around here.  Series of cellars, shafts, tunnels, going down about two miles before you get into Clarion.  Think you can keep up?”

“After you, sweetheart.”

Alanna glared, but raised her crossbow and turned her attention back to the barn.  If Kendall had gotten the drop on her, she’d probably already cased the place.  One less thing to worry about.  Not that she was thrilled about her rival’s involvement, but she hadn’t gotten this far in life without being adaptable.

The interior of the barn was surprisingly dark given the relentless sunlight just beyond.  It took Alanna’s eyes a few moments to adjust.  “Don’t suppose you have any idea what it’s going to look like?” she muttered.

“My guy said a lever,” Kendall replied.

“Oh, that helps,” Alanna said.  She stepped delicately through the rotting hay toward one wall, where a variety of sharp implements hung idly rusting.  “So what are you looking for in Clarion, anyway?”

“Oh, the usual stuff you find in an old research compound: old biological weapons, nuclear materials, that sort of thing.  You?”

Alanna hesitated, but figured that it couldn’t hurt.  Kendall’s bosses would have other concerns.  “They had apparently found some silver deposits near the barracks.  Were looking to start a mine before they had to evac.”

“That doesn’t seem like your line,” Kendall said.

Alanna just shrugged, and they went back to searching in silence.  After an hour of dust and decay and the skittering of creatures not used to being disturbed, Kendall sighed and sheathed her gleaming clubs.  “Well, hell,” she said.  “Waste of my damn time.  Although at least I get to bill for this.  Sucks to be you.”

“Usually does.  See you in Milan?”

“Probably.”  With that, Kendall turned on her Louboutin heel and stalked off into the field of wheat.

Alanna watched her go, waiting until all sound of her passage had ceased.  Once she was wrapped again in silence, she went back into the barn to check once more.  

Like she said, no witnesses this time.___

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2015-05-23 16:13:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Beauty and the Beast

This artist has a few different variations on this theme, but this is probably my favorite (not that I'm totally biased or anything).

http://biancaart.storenvy.com/products/12176736-belle-story-book-8x10-print

#DailyNerdArt #BeautyAndTheBeast


Daily Nerd Art - Beauty and the Beast

This artist has a few different variations on this theme, but this is probably my favorite (not that I'm totally biased or anything).

http://biancaart.storenvy.com/products/12176736-belle-story-book-8x10-print

#DailyNerdArt #BeautyAndTheBeast
___

2015-05-23 03:51:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Really glad I stuck around to hit up the room parties.  Debated staying later, but figured that I should head home while I was still sober and alert, since staying much longer would have probably rendered me neither.

So long day + remnants of energy drink + booze = a little tired, a little wired.  Probably gonna read a bit before bed, because I get to do it all again tomorrow!

I adore cons, but this shit is exhausting.

#conquestkc  

Really glad I stuck around to hit up the room parties.  Debated staying later, but figured that I should head home while I was still sober and alert, since staying much longer would have probably rendered me neither.

So long day + remnants of energy drink + booze = a little tired, a little wired.  Probably gonna read a bit before bed, because I get to do it all again tomorrow!

I adore cons, but this shit is exhausting.

#conquestkc  ___

2015-05-23 01:02:34 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Me: I'm getting kind of tired. I don't know if I'm sticking around for gaming.

Con: The sixth floor is made of booze.

Me: Time to find caffeine.

#conquestkc 

Me: I'm getting kind of tired. I don't know if I'm sticking around for gaming.

Con: The sixth floor is made of booze.

Me: Time to find caffeine.

#conquestkc ___

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2015-05-23 00:11:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Waiting for opening ceremony. All the guests of honor!

#conquestkc 

Waiting for opening ceremony. All the guests of honor!

#conquestkc ___

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2015-05-22 19:03:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It's not a con unless there's an Iron Throne.

#conquestkc

It's not a con unless there's an Iron Throne.

#conquestkc___

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2015-05-22 15:04:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Aquaman

This Aquaman is all kinds of badass.  And how often do you get to say that?

http://cartooncaveman.deviantart.com/art/Aquaman-522517602

#DailyNerdArt #Aquaman


Daily Nerd Art - Aquaman

This Aquaman is all kinds of badass.  And how often do you get to say that?

http://cartooncaveman.deviantart.com/art/Aquaman-522517602

#DailyNerdArt #Aquaman
___

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2015-05-22 02:45:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

There's a new bar near my office called Up-Down, and I'm in love. I had a pineapple cider and spent the night playing retro games and pinball. I also played a round of Mario Kart on a huge screen. For the two of us, three drinks and tokens came to a little over twenty bucks.

It's like someone reached into my brain and pulled out the perfect bar concept. 

There's a new bar near my office called Up-Down, and I'm in love. I had a pineapple cider and spent the night playing retro games and pinball. I also played a round of Mario Kart on a huge screen. For the two of us, three drinks and tokens came to a little over twenty bucks.

It's like someone reached into my brain and pulled out the perfect bar concept. ___

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2015-05-21 15:54:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Sailor Scouts

I love scenes like this.  Okay, yeah, saved the world, who's hungry?

http://www.nealjulian.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Sailor-Scouts.jpg

#DailyNerdArt #SailorMoon #SailorJupiter #SailorMars

Daily Nerd Art - Sailor Scouts

I love scenes like this.  Okay, yeah, saved the world, who's hungry?

http://www.nealjulian.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Sailor-Scouts.jpg

#DailyNerdArt #SailorMoon #SailorJupiter #SailorMars___

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2015-05-21 14:15:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Anyone gonna be here this weekend?  Featured guests include George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson, which would be really exciting had I ever read anything by either.  Oops.  But still, lots of intriguing panels and gaming.

I'm going Friday and Saturday, so let me know if you'll be around.  We can hit a bar or a game room and be awesome together.

Anyone gonna be here this weekend?  Featured guests include George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson, which would be really exciting had I ever read anything by either.  Oops.  But still, lots of intriguing panels and gaming.

I'm going Friday and Saturday, so let me know if you'll be around.  We can hit a bar or a game room and be awesome together.___

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2015-05-21 00:14:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

After beating my head against this project for months (and, frankly, ignoring it for just as long because it was such a pain in the ass), I think I've finally figured out how to finish the seals for the #timeywimeyoffice.  Paint on the underside of the stencils is a bit of a problem, so I'll have to go back and clean them up later.  We've set the move-in deadline for my birthday, a little under a month from now.so I've got about 36 more of the things to finish...

After beating my head against this project for months (and, frankly, ignoring it for just as long because it was such a pain in the ass), I think I've finally figured out how to finish the seals for the #timeywimeyoffice.  Paint on the underside of the stencils is a bit of a problem, so I'll have to go back and clean them up later.  We've set the move-in deadline for my birthday, a little under a month from now.so I've got about 36 more of the things to finish...___

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2015-05-20 15:15:53 (20 comments, 66 reshares, 460 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Jack Harkness

Of course I own a print of this one.  I mean, look at it.

http://society6.com/product/captain-jacks-original-hypervodka_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #JackHarkness #DoctorWho #Torchwood

Daily Nerd Art - Jack Harkness

Of course I own a print of this one.  I mean, look at it.

http://society6.com/product/captain-jacks-original-hypervodka_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #JackHarkness #DoctorWho #Torchwood___

2015-05-20 15:14:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Calorie Counting Update!

So, I've been faithfully keeping to this calorie counting regimen for nearly three weeks now.  The numbers are fluctuating a bit, but it looks like I'm down about 5lbs.  My calorie total is supposed to have me dropping half a pound per week, mind.  So apparently I owe my metabolism an apology, because it seems to work just fine when I'm not hitting it with 2-3 times its actual capacity.

It's rather amazing how quickly I adjusted to eliminating snacking.  The first few days were rough, but after only a week or so I'd gotten to the point where I could go from one meal to another without eating anything at all.  I still have one hell of a sweet tooth, so I've been consistently eating cookies and pies and all sorts of junk food, but down to one item a day instead of, you know, four.  Or more.  That's how bad it hadgotten... more »

Calorie Counting Update!

So, I've been faithfully keeping to this calorie counting regimen for nearly three weeks now.  The numbers are fluctuating a bit, but it looks like I'm down about 5lbs.  My calorie total is supposed to have me dropping half a pound per week, mind.  So apparently I owe my metabolism an apology, because it seems to work just fine when I'm not hitting it with 2-3 times its actual capacity.

It's rather amazing how quickly I adjusted to eliminating snacking.  The first few days were rough, but after only a week or so I'd gotten to the point where I could go from one meal to another without eating anything at all.  I still have one hell of a sweet tooth, so I've been consistently eating cookies and pies and all sorts of junk food, but down to one item a day instead of, you know, four.  Or more.  That's how bad it had gotten.

Moving the exercise bike upstairs was definitely a good idea.  Now if it looks like I'm going to be over for the day, I can grab my water bottle and hop on without interrupting what I was doing, instead of having to make it a thing by hauling everything downstairs.  My stamina's also returning; I'd gotten to the point where I could only go 20 minutes before needing a break, but I did 45 last night and only stopped because I'd burned off the extra food from work (can't pass up free ice cream) and didn't need to keep going.

So it's going well.  Ideally I'd like to lose another 35lbs or so to get back down to where I was before we moved out here, so it's a long road ahead.  But progress early on is heartening, and hopefully by winter I'll be pulling my smaller sizes out of the Once and Future Closet.___

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2015-05-19 23:39:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The best thing about cosplay is the awesome cosplayers who mess around in character.

h/t +Katey Springle Lempka 

Has an animated gif. I hope posting this way doesn't show it. If it does, sorry I tried. :)___The best thing about cosplay is the awesome cosplayers who mess around in character.

h/t +Katey Springle Lempka 

2015-05-19 22:28:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

So here's an interesting I just discovered:

Out of curiosity, I went and looked at my follower counts for both my profile and all of my collections.  Every single one of my collections has a lower count than the people who have me in circles.

We're not talking huge numbers here.  The difference was about 6-20 depending on the collection.  But still, it's clear that people are partially opting out of my content.

This is a good thing.  I post on a rather wide variety of topics, and someone who's here for my writing may not be interested in my food posts or my geekery.  If they're only here for one thing, the rest is just noise.  Rather than eventually deciding that the noise outweighs the signal and uncircling me altogether, they can now choose to just ditch the noise.

So yeah, collections are awesome.  If you're not using them, youreally... more »

So here's an interesting I just discovered:

Out of curiosity, I went and looked at my follower counts for both my profile and all of my collections.  Every single one of my collections has a lower count than the people who have me in circles.

We're not talking huge numbers here.  The difference was about 6-20 depending on the collection.  But still, it's clear that people are partially opting out of my content.

This is a good thing.  I post on a rather wide variety of topics, and someone who's here for my writing may not be interested in my food posts or my geekery.  If they're only here for one thing, the rest is just noise.  Rather than eventually deciding that the noise outweighs the signal and uncircling me altogether, they can now choose to just ditch the noise.

So yeah, collections are awesome.  If you're not using them, you really should be.___

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2015-05-19 17:37:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hey, along the same lines as my egg cups, here are a bunch more ideas for making stuff in muffin tins!  I'm especially intrigued by the savory options, since an entree in a muffin tin is perfectly portioned and easy to bag up separately and grab in the morning for lunch at work.  I'll be trying a few of these in the near future.

Hey, along the same lines as my egg cups, here are a bunch more ideas for making stuff in muffin tins!  I'm especially intrigued by the savory options, since an entree in a muffin tin is perfectly portioned and easy to bag up separately and grab in the morning for lunch at work.  I'll be trying a few of these in the near future.___

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2015-05-19 16:51:05 (22 comments, 53 reshares, 630 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Hermione

Confession time: I'm not actually that much of a Harry Potter fan.  The books had kind of lost me by the end, and I never really bothered with the movies.  But this stained glass Hermione?  Love love love.

http://society6.com/product/expecto-patronum-odx_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #HermioneGranger #HarryPotter

Daily Nerd Art - Hermione

Confession time: I'm not actually that much of a Harry Potter fan.  The books had kind of lost me by the end, and I never really bothered with the movies.  But this stained glass Hermione?  Love love love.

http://society6.com/product/expecto-patronum-odx_print#1=45

#DailyNerdArt #HermioneGranger #HarryPotter___

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2015-05-19 12:43:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Magical indeed!  I finally resorted to putting my usual base tabs (about 10 of them) into a bookmarks folder because keeping them open at all times was causing all of my other tabs to constantly crash.  This is a much better option.

You need this Chrome extension.___Magical indeed!  I finally resorted to putting my usual base tabs (about 10 of them) into a bookmarks folder because keeping them open at all times was causing all of my other tabs to constantly crash.  This is a much better option.

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2015-05-18 15:48:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Dr. Horrible

Nice propaganda poster of Dr. Horrible, although sadly appears to be sold out now (hence the not terribly great picture).

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/181410691213775597/

#DailyNerdArt #DrHorrible

Daily Nerd Art - Dr. Horrible

Nice propaganda poster of Dr. Horrible, although sadly appears to be sold out now (hence the not terribly great picture).

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/181410691213775597/

#DailyNerdArt #DrHorrible___

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2015-05-17 21:51:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

At last, some coverage of this issue that makes sense.

At last, some coverage of this issue that makes sense.___

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2015-05-17 15:45:13 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mmm.  This looks to be along the same lines of my beloved toffee oyster crackers.  I'll have to give this a try.

Recipe of the Day: Sweet and Saltines

Give salty, crunchy crackers some love by drizzling a butter-brown sugar blend and melted chocolate over the top. Once you freeze 'em, these five-ingredient bites will become the most addictive sweet-and-salty snack treats.

Get the recipe: http://www.foodtv.com/308lk. ___Mmm.  This looks to be along the same lines of my beloved toffee oyster crackers.  I'll have to give this a try.

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2015-05-17 15:02:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Death

Of all the Endless who could get the chibi treatment, Death probably pulls it off the best.

http://amberstoneart.deviantart.com/art/Death-chibi-120242597

#DailyNerdArt #Death #Sandman

Daily Nerd Art - Death

Of all the Endless who could get the chibi treatment, Death probably pulls it off the best.

http://amberstoneart.deviantart.com/art/Death-chibi-120242597

#DailyNerdArt #Death #Sandman___

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2015-05-16 15:56:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Carnage/Venom

I like the playing card style, and this is a juxtaposition I don't often see.

http://therealjoshlyman.deviantart.com/art/Carnage-Venom-Symbiotic-Flip-515949838

#DailyNerdArt #Carnage #Venom

Daily Nerd Art - Carnage/Venom

I like the playing card style, and this is a juxtaposition I don't often see.

http://therealjoshlyman.deviantart.com/art/Carnage-Venom-Symbiotic-Flip-515949838

#DailyNerdArt #Carnage #Venom___

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2015-05-16 12:59:47 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So, here's how I see this.  There are essentially two ways to use Kickstarter.  The way that Kickstarter wants you to use the platform is primarily to fundraise, and by fundraising you can also gauge the interest for the project.  

But there are a whole lot of people, especially more established names, who want to do the opposite: to use the platform as a sort of pre-order system to ensure that there's going to be a market for it before they get started, where the actual raising of cash is a secondary concern.

I think they're both valid approaches, and I'm actually a bit more likely to support the latter kind, since those are the creators who have a proven track record.  The latter kinds of Kickstarters always ship on time; the former not so much.

So perhaps it's time to spin off a platform that embraces that pre-order mentality that Kickstarter andits... more »

Four days ago Archie Comics set up a Kickstarter to fund three new comic book series. Today they cancelled it due to negative criticism. Not negative criticism over the books (they all have top notch creative teams), but over the fact that a comic book publishing house with 75 years of history is using crowdfunding to publish comics. Imagine if Macmillan used Kickstarter to publish novels or Blizzard used Kickstarter to publish games. That's what it was like seeing Archie Comics using Kickstarter to publish comics.___So, here's how I see this.  There are essentially two ways to use Kickstarter.  The way that Kickstarter wants you to use the platform is primarily to fundraise, and by fundraising you can also gauge the interest for the project.  

But there are a whole lot of people, especially more established names, who want to do the opposite: to use the platform as a sort of pre-order system to ensure that there's going to be a market for it before they get started, where the actual raising of cash is a secondary concern.

I think they're both valid approaches, and I'm actually a bit more likely to support the latter kind, since those are the creators who have a proven track record.  The latter kinds of Kickstarters always ship on time; the former not so much.

So perhaps it's time to spin off a platform that embraces that pre-order mentality that Kickstarter and its purists hate so much.  It could actually be a really good thing to get big, successful companies onboard; after all, we can't really vote with our dollars for products that don't exist yet.  It would allow them to put "risky" ideas out there (like female superhero merch KOFFKOFF) without getting burned if it fails.

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2015-05-15 15:58:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Rapunzel and Elsa

I think these two would probably get along pretty well, actually.

http://serenaguerra.deviantart.com/art/Tangled-Frozen-Hair-450761560

#DailyNerdArt #Rapunzel #Elsa #Frozen

Daily Nerd Art - Rapunzel and Elsa

I think these two would probably get along pretty well, actually.

http://serenaguerra.deviantart.com/art/Tangled-Frozen-Hair-450761560

#DailyNerdArt #Rapunzel #Elsa #Frozen___

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2015-05-14 16:31:00 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I'm sharing this post to a collection because I always forget the specifics of how to do this (cold oven, 400 degrees, 17-20 minutes) so I end up having to look it up again every time.

This works really well, by the way.  No babysitting it, no splatter.

I'm sharing this post to a collection because I always forget the specifics of how to do this (cold oven, 400 degrees, 17-20 minutes) so I end up having to look it up again every time.

This works really well, by the way.  No babysitting it, no splatter.___

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2015-05-14 16:27:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Castiel

Okay, Supernatural isn't really my bag, but holy shit, this is gorgeous.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/200456880/castiel-wwings-supernatural-painting

#DailyNerdArt #Castiel

Daily Nerd Art - Castiel

Okay, Supernatural isn't really my bag, but holy shit, this is gorgeous.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/200456880/castiel-wwings-supernatural-painting

#DailyNerdArt #Castiel___

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2015-05-13 18:20:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - Katniss

I love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, don't get me wrong, but it's always nice to see depictions of the character that are more accurate to the books.

http://tyrinecarver.deviantart.com/art/Katniss-296441601

#DailyNerdArt #KatnissEverdeen #TheHungerGames

Daily Nerd Art - Katniss

I love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, don't get me wrong, but it's always nice to see depictions of the character that are more accurate to the books.

http://tyrinecarver.deviantart.com/art/Katniss-296441601

#DailyNerdArt #KatnissEverdeen #TheHungerGames___

2015-05-13 14:56:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Guess where I have to go this weekend?

Nowhere!  Nowhere at all!

Well, okay, that's not true.  I've got a couple of errands to run, and my standing writing and gaming nights.  But those are all within a few miles.  For the first time in a goddamn month, I am not devoting entire days to haring across state lines!  It's very exciting, because I am so very boring.

In a perfect world, I'd spend the next three days on the couch reading and playing video games.  But alas, this is not a perfect world.  The kitchen is a mess, the endless cycle of laundry rages on, and our unread mail has coalesced into a giant mass that has taken over the living room and possibly gained sentience.  So, the List:

- Send out Etsy/eBay stuff
- List more Etsy/eBay stuff
- Work on painting the office
- Draw up new sheet of patches
- Either slay theMail Be... more »

Guess where I have to go this weekend?

Nowhere!  Nowhere at all!

Well, okay, that's not true.  I've got a couple of errands to run, and my standing writing and gaming nights.  But those are all within a few miles.  For the first time in a goddamn month, I am not devoting entire days to haring across state lines!  It's very exciting, because I am so very boring.

In a perfect world, I'd spend the next three days on the couch reading and playing video games.  But alas, this is not a perfect world.  The kitchen is a mess, the endless cycle of laundry rages on, and our unread mail has coalesced into a giant mass that has taken over the living room and possibly gained sentience.  So, the List:

- Send out Etsy/eBay stuff
- List more Etsy/eBay stuff
- Work on painting the office
- Draw up new sheet of patches
- Either slay the Mail Beast or convince it to start paying rent___

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2015-05-13 00:51:33 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Gonna give these things a try again for work breakfasts.  Now that I have silicone baking cups, it will hopefully be much less messy.

Another attempt at this eggy breakfasty thing that needs a name.

The basic recipe is:

12 eggs
8 oz shredded cheese

Mix thoroughly.  Line each cup with precooked bacon, pour in, bake for 30 at 350.  Microwave 1 min to reheat.

They turned out good last time but had a few issues, so I made some changes.

- Lining the cup with bacon didn't work out so great because it doesn't stay around the outside and doesn't distribute well, so I chopped it up and mixed it in instead.
- Used paper liners instead of just pouring it straight in, because the pan was a bitch to clean last time.  I used the foil ones, which held up pretty well to the raw egg, but will have to be removed before microwaving.
- Added maybe 2 tsp of kosher salt and 1/2 tsp of Herbes de Provence.  (I didn't measure exactly, just dumped in what seemed right.  It's cheffy!)  It was way underseasoned last time, so hopefully this helps.

I'm also going to try putting a couple in the freezer and see how they hold up.  If they hold up well, then I'm going to try to make a big giant batch of these before November hits, because they are absolutely fantastic for breakfast.___Gonna give these things a try again for work breakfasts.  Now that I have silicone baking cups, it will hopefully be much less messy.

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2015-05-13 00:50:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Color me intrigued.  I'm always looking for interesting substitutions, especially now that I'm cutting calories.

Color me intrigued.  I'm always looking for interesting substitutions, especially now that I'm cutting calories.___

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2015-05-13 00:50:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I've never encountered this particular cooking technique, but as a huge fan of crispy poultry skin, I might have to try this.  Or more accurately, convince the husbandperson to try it since he's a much better cook.

I'm only four days behind on my Feedly, you guys!  It's very exciting.  I don't know what I'll do with myself when I'm finally caught up.  Probably immediately fall behind again.

I've never encountered this particular cooking technique, but as a huge fan of crispy poultry skin, I might have to try this.  Or more accurately, convince the husbandperson to try it since he's a much better cook.

I'm only four days behind on my Feedly, you guys!  It's very exciting.  I don't know what I'll do with myself when I'm finally caught up.  Probably immediately fall behind again.___

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2015-05-12 17:08:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Daily Nerd Art - The Joker

The gun is what really makes this one for me.

http://erikhodson.storenvy.com/collections/83116-all-products/products/766173-joker-from-dark-knight

#DailyNerdArt #TheJoker #Batman

Daily Nerd Art - The Joker

The gun is what really makes this one for me.

http://erikhodson.storenvy.com/collections/83116-all-products/products/766173-joker-from-dark-knight

#DailyNerdArt #TheJoker #Batman___

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2015-05-12 15:14:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've never encountered this particular cooking technique, but as a huge fan of crispy poultry skin, I might have to try this.  Or more accurately, convince the husbandperson to try it since he's a much better cook.

I'm only four days behind on my Feedly, you guys!  It's very exciting.  I don't know what I'll do with myself when I'm finally caught up.  Probably immediately fall behind again.

I've never encountered this particular cooking technique, but as a huge fan of crispy poultry skin, I might have to try this.  Or more accurately, convince the husbandperson to try it since he's a much better cook.

I'm only four days behind on my Feedly, you guys!  It's very exciting.  I don't know what I'll do with myself when I'm finally caught up.  Probably immediately fall behind again.___

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2015-05-12 12:16:02 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

It's funny because it's painfully true.  Need to get me a wardrobe, apparently.

h/t +Keith Wilson 

More fun charts XD___It's funny because it's painfully true.  Need to get me a wardrobe, apparently.

h/t +Keith Wilson 

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2015-05-12 12:09:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

LOOKIT THE PRETTY!

i think my bank account needs to roll a Will save.  One of my friends is backing this, and I'm sorely, sorely tempted.  Maybe I can share one with +Jer Constable and it can be our birthday present to each other...

LOOKIT THE PRETTY!

i think my bank account needs to roll a Will save.  One of my friends is backing this, and I'm sorely, sorely tempted.  Maybe I can share one with +Jer Constable and it can be our birthday present to each other...___

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2015-05-11 20:19:42 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I think the energy drink might be kicking in.

I think the energy drink might be kicking in.___

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2015-05-11 15:42:44 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

An interesting lesson for writers to keep in mind: Stakes need to be high enough to keep us interested, but make them too high and we can't wrap our heads around them (and thus tune out again).  Plus, there's the cynical metagaming reader/viewer who knows that you're not actually going to destroy the entire world, so it kills the tension somewhat.  (Although actually having the villain succeed in a world-destroying plan would certainly mess with some expectations.)

An interesting lesson for writers to keep in mind: Stakes need to be high enough to keep us interested, but make them too high and we can't wrap our heads around them (and thus tune out again).  Plus, there's the cynical metagaming reader/viewer who knows that you're not actually going to destroy the entire world, so it kills the tension somewhat.  (Although actually having the villain succeed in a world-destroying plan would certainly mess with some expectations.)___

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