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Brittany Constable has been at 2 events

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DL Keur447authors sharing scene snips and free peeks at their work to the general publicJohn Ward's Saturday Scenes begins2014-05-03 09:30:0022 
Sarah Rios39,443WHOVIANSMark 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 08:00:001277 

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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 21:45:414985510
Brian Mcquillan19,804Boost 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 07:18:52498323
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 05:26:16493000
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 10:32:47496112
Jan Havrda44,300ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEHappy New Year EditionHave fun, see beauty et carpe diem!2014-12-31 14:15:02361431354
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 06:06:4649019928
steph wanamaker110,672this is my awesome women who comment circle  2014-12-12 18:58:2514428034
steph wanamaker110,535#followfriday   #circleshare   this is my awesome women who comment circle !2014-12-05 17:06:5714323128
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 17:00:2034510615
steph 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 10:38:20500535665
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  my  awesome women who comment circle2014-08-29 15:02:0315337849
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-07-18 16:27:3416748858
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 wanamaker102,001#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle  +Leelee E look who made it to number 1 2014-04-18 18:50:4816816010
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 12:36:54101202
steph wanamaker100,744#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle2014-03-21 22:26:5116050257
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 Nuntiatio30,288#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 19:37:52410437
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 03:47:46394164
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 #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccircles #public 2013-01-09 10:41:07286451945
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
Ben Moody0My current #nanowrimo  circle. If you notice you're in here and shouldn't be let me know and I'll remove you. Mostly sharing this out so that people who are building huge circles like  me to watch others in their mad dash can snag it if they want to. This one started a bit ago from the circle +Sarah Rios shared out and I've been adding to it since. Also, if you want to be added to the circle let me know. I'll likely reshare it Nov. 2nd ( I need to get a good start on Nov. 1st :p ) if I get more than 10 or so more people into it by then :)2012-10-26 13:33:07418506
Chrysta Rae1,212,307Here it isthe +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger CIRCLEOur TRUE circle of everyone who participated in the Anniversary Round!These are all amazing people - engaging, fun, talented, warm, wonderful people that bring me joy every day.2012-10-22 16:29:44408432570

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2015-01-18 16:57:58 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Man, I miss Donna.  Although I think that combining Amy and Rory is something of a mistake, since it neglects the fact that Rory is far superior.

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2015-01-18 16:57:58 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Man, I miss Donna.  Although I think that combining Amy and Rory is something of a mistake, since it neglects the fact that Rory is far superior.

Most plusones: 74

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2015-01-18 16:57:58 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Man, I miss Donna.  Although I think that combining Amy and Rory is something of a mistake, since it neglects the fact that Rory is far superior.

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2015-01-29 15:49:14 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Start saving your pennies, +Jer Constable.

Start saving your pennies, +Jer Constable.___

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2015-01-28 19:13:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Poor Sweetheart.  We've all been there.

...Right?

http://skin-horse.com/comic/the-new-2/

Poor Sweetheart.  We've all been there.

...Right?

http://skin-horse.com/comic/the-new-2/___

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2015-01-28 15:18:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I love getting roses from Hy-Vee.  I don't know what is in that little packet they give you with them, but the flowers always open to their point of most perfect beauty and stay exactly like that until they start to mummify.  Never wilt or drop petals.  It's rather remarkable.

I have a long list of stuff to do today, now just have to decide how I'm tackling it.  Should be fun.  Yay.

I love getting roses from Hy-Vee.  I don't know what is in that little packet they give you with them, but the flowers always open to their point of most perfect beauty and stay exactly like that until they start to mummify.  Never wilt or drop petals.  It's rather remarkable.

I have a long list of stuff to do today, now just have to decide how I'm tackling it.  Should be fun.  Yay.___

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2015-01-27 02:47:41 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Me: "But really, Belle's not that difficult a part vocally, even if they're bringing in the Broadway stuff.  Although in that case, I'd be a lot more worried about casting the Beast.  It's not an exaggeration to say that the whole show hinges on 'If I Can't Love Her.'"

Husbandperson: "You know who I think they should cast?  Gerard Butler."

Me: " FUCK YOU "

Me: "But really, Belle's not that difficult a part vocally, even if they're bringing in the Broadway stuff.  Although in that case, I'd be a lot more worried about casting the Beast.  It's not an exaggeration to say that the whole show hinges on 'If I Can't Love Her.'"

Husbandperson: "You know who I think they should cast?  Gerard Butler."

Me: " FUCK YOU "___

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2015-01-27 00:33:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oh hey, it's been a while since I've had a good #princessmashups  to share!  Some of these are a bit more obvious than others, but still quite well done.  I particularly love Snow Wasp and JasmElektra.

Robby Cook with another great mashup.___Oh hey, it's been a while since I've had a good #princessmashups  to share!  Some of these are a bit more obvious than others, but still quite well done.  I particularly love Snow Wasp and JasmElektra.

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2015-01-26 16:53:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hey, some concrete answers to that old, awful, "Where do your ideas come from?" question!  I always like to see the varied ways that inspiration finds us.

Hey, some concrete answers to that old, awful, "Where do your ideas come from?" question!  I always like to see the varied ways that inspiration finds us.___

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2015-01-26 13:41:43 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hey, I've actually been posting stuff on the blog lately!  Today's post talks about how Cinderella gets a bad rap when it comes to feminist issues:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/26/reclaiming-cinderella/

Also this month, we've discussed the relationship dynamic between Peggy Carter and Jarvis on Agent Carter:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/19/just-friends-agent-carter-jarvis-and-platonic-chemistry/

And the character implications of Gretel's fighting style in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/12/case-studies-of-fairy-tales-and-face-biting/

Weekly posts!  It's like I'm professional and shit.

#MondayBlogs   #Cinderella   #AgentCarter   #HanselandGretel  

Hey, I've actually been posting stuff on the blog lately!  Today's post talks about how Cinderella gets a bad rap when it comes to feminist issues:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/26/reclaiming-cinderella/

Also this month, we've discussed the relationship dynamic between Peggy Carter and Jarvis on Agent Carter:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/19/just-friends-agent-carter-jarvis-and-platonic-chemistry/

And the character implications of Gretel's fighting style in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters:

http://brittanyconstable.com/2015/01/12/case-studies-of-fairy-tales-and-face-biting/

Weekly posts!  It's like I'm professional and shit.

#MondayBlogs   #Cinderella   #AgentCarter   #HanselandGretel  ___

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2015-01-26 00:51:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Okay, this is awesome.  I mean, I'm the cranky sort who throws popcorn at people who won't shut up at movies and shudders whenever a kid walks into my theater.  So showings specifically for kids, especially kids who might not be able to handle the regular movie experience?  Total win for everyone.

h/t private share

Okay, this is awesome.  I mean, I'm the cranky sort who throws popcorn at people who won't shut up at movies and shudders whenever a kid walks into my theater.  So showings specifically for kids, especially kids who might not be able to handle the regular movie experience?  Total win for everyone.

h/t private share___

2015-01-23 02:51:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The good news is, I think I picked a title for my Saturday serial!

The bad news is, in poring over fonts so I can put together a cover image, the thing has pretty much lost all meaning already.

The good news is, I think I picked a title for my Saturday serial!

The bad news is, in poring over fonts so I can put together a cover image, the thing has pretty much lost all meaning already.___

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2015-01-22 16:10:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hmm, this intrigues me.  Conceptually as a Kickstarter, I mean.  Essentially, they're just using it as a straight pre-order.  The game appears to be done, so you back at $20 and get the base deck, or $35 to also get the NSFW expansion.  (Both perfectly reasonable retail prices.)  It's already astronomically beyond funded; they wanted $10K, they're at $2.6 million after just two days.  

Now, I understand that Kickstarter doesn't want the system to just be for pre-orders.  They're trying to support innovation, and they want backers to understand that sometimes that innovation doesn't result in a viable consumer product.  If people approach the backing process as purely transactional rather than understanding that some of their cash is going to go toward things that won't necessarily translate into something that can be shipped to them, they're less likely toback pr... more »

Hmm, this intrigues me.  Conceptually as a Kickstarter, I mean.  Essentially, they're just using it as a straight pre-order.  The game appears to be done, so you back at $20 and get the base deck, or $35 to also get the NSFW expansion.  (Both perfectly reasonable retail prices.)  It's already astronomically beyond funded; they wanted $10K, they're at $2.6 million after just two days.  

Now, I understand that Kickstarter doesn't want the system to just be for pre-orders.  They're trying to support innovation, and they want backers to understand that sometimes that innovation doesn't result in a viable consumer product.  If people approach the backing process as purely transactional rather than understanding that some of their cash is going to go toward things that won't necessarily translate into something that can be shipped to them, they're less likely to back projects, especially projects with less tangible goals.

But at the same time, perhaps the intentional simplicity of the perk structure is part of the success.  There are no T-shirts or stickers or art prints or all the other mess that makes fulfilling a campaign such a pain in the ass.  There is a game, and once it's printed you will get a copy.  It's attractive to me as a backer precisely because there's not all that extra shit.  I mean, how many stickers does a person really need, anyway?

So maybe we might see more streamlined Kickstarter campaigns in the future.  Or maybe this is just part of a pact that +Matthew Inman made to sell his soul in exchange for eternal crowdfunding success, and thus shouldn't be extrapolated into general lessons.  (This is, what, his third project that has obliterated its goals?)  

All I can say is that I bought the game, because it looks like fun.___

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2015-01-22 00:15:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

So this was my "I'm a dumbass" revelation. I really want the border of circular Gallifreyan for the office, and I've been beating my head against the wall over getting it right, because they're far too complex for one stencil.

So you do multiple stencils. Duh.

There are still other elements that I'll have to eyeball, but having this framework will make it easier.

#timeywimeyoffice

So this was my "I'm a dumbass" revelation. I really want the border of circular Gallifreyan for the office, and I've been beating my head against the wall over getting it right, because they're far too complex for one stencil.

So you do multiple stencils. Duh.

There are still other elements that I'll have to eyeball, but having this framework will make it easier.

#timeywimeyoffice___

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2015-01-21 16:03:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Ikea breakfast! It's just kind of okay, but it's also super cheap. And once we're done, we can take a look at shelves for my increasingly ridiculous Disney Infinity collection.

Other than that, I have eBay sales to get in the mail and stencils to work on. Probably spending most of my day glued to the desktop.

What are you up to this fine morning? 

Ikea breakfast! It's just kind of okay, but it's also super cheap. And once we're done, we can take a look at shelves for my increasingly ridiculous Disney Infinity collection.

Other than that, I have eBay sales to get in the mail and stencils to work on. Probably spending most of my day glued to the desktop.

What are you up to this fine morning? ___

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2015-01-20 19:34:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I haven't shared anything from Disney Ladies from Last Night in a while (although I'm a religious follower via Feedly).  But I cannot stop giggling at this one.

disneyladiesfromlastnight.tumblr.com

I haven't shared anything from Disney Ladies from Last Night in a while (although I'm a religious follower via Feedly).  But I cannot stop giggling at this one.

disneyladiesfromlastnight.tumblr.com___

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2015-01-19 21:41:56 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

So here's a weird thing I noticed while putting together my blog post on Agent Carter:

Hayley Atwell is the only actor credited on IMDb for all 8 episodes.  Every single other actor is listed for a maximum of 7.

So what the hell is going to happen in episode 8?

So here's a weird thing I noticed while putting together my blog post on Agent Carter:

Hayley Atwell is the only actor credited on IMDb for all 8 episodes.  Every single other actor is listed for a maximum of 7.

So what the hell is going to happen in episode 8?___

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2015-01-19 15:36:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In fact, if you watch all the Disney princess movies, you get to see plenty of female protagonists battle female antagonists, and that's a lot of vagina for a supposedly sexist franchise.

The title's not really relevant (tends to be a problem with Cracked), but other than that, I adore this article.  I think the people who reflexively dismiss Disney movies really misunderstand why they speak so deeply to so many people.

In fact, if you watch all the Disney princess movies, you get to see plenty of female protagonists battle female antagonists, and that's a lot of vagina for a supposedly sexist franchise.

The title's not really relevant (tends to be a problem with Cracked), but other than that, I adore this article.  I think the people who reflexively dismiss Disney movies really misunderstand why they speak so deeply to so many people.___

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2015-01-18 23:31:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

The husbandperson tagged me in on this.  It's only because he's on vacation this week and gets to share in my daily hour-long journey toward grudging consciousness.

#geekhumor  ___The husbandperson tagged me in on this.  It's only because he's on vacation this week and gets to share in my daily hour-long journey toward grudging consciousness.

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2015-01-18 18:36:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I particularly liked the pull quote from Hercules.

I particularly liked the pull quote from Hercules.___

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2015-01-18 16:57:58 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Man, I miss Donna.  Although I think that combining Amy and Rory is something of a mistake, since it neglects the fact that Rory is far superior.

Man, I miss Donna.  Although I think that combining Amy and Rory is something of a mistake, since it neglects the fact that Rory is far superior.___

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2015-01-17 19:22:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My name is Brittany Constable.  I am a fan and connoisseur of both Disney movies and butts, and I approve this message.

The most important Buzzfeed article ever.___My name is Brittany Constable.  I am a fan and connoisseur of both Disney movies and butts, and I approve this message.

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2015-01-17 16:10:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Tiny patch in progress!

I actually think I'm going to play around more at this size.  I can crank them out much faster because they're 1/4 the scale of my normal patches, and I rather like the look of it. 

#wipwhenever  

Tiny patch in progress!

I actually think I'm going to play around more at this size.  I can crank them out much faster because they're 1/4 the scale of my normal patches, and I rather like the look of it. 

#wipwhenever  ___

2015-01-16 18:30:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

TIL: The thing I shout when I hit upon an elegant solution to a long-standing problem is not "Eureka!" but rather "I'm a dumbass."

TIL: The thing I shout when I hit upon an elegant solution to a long-standing problem is not "Eureka!" but rather "I'm a dumbass."___

2015-01-16 16:40:45 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Title brainstorming

I'm so terrible with titles, you guys.  My problem is that I like ones that work on multiple levels, but coming up with them is hard, snarf snarf.

So, looking for some ideas:

Thriller title incorporating the word "forge"

Aaaaaaand... go!

Title brainstorming

I'm so terrible with titles, you guys.  My problem is that I like ones that work on multiple levels, but coming up with them is hard, snarf snarf.

So, looking for some ideas:

Thriller title incorporating the word "forge"

Aaaaaaand... go!___

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2015-01-15 20:39:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Man, putting up eBay listings is time consuming.  Took me about an hour and a half to get everything photographed and listed.

If you play Disney Infinity, I'm getting rid of a whole bunch of extra power discs.  Check it out!

Man, putting up eBay listings is time consuming.  Took me about an hour and a half to get everything photographed and listed.

If you play Disney Infinity, I'm getting rid of a whole bunch of extra power discs.  Check it out!___

2015-01-15 01:37:15 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Random question:

When discussing a prequel, is there a term used for the first installment in relation?

For instance, A New Hope is Phantom Menace's [blank].

Random question:

When discussing a prequel, is there a term used for the first installment in relation?

For instance, A New Hope is Phantom Menace's [blank].___

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2015-01-14 00:31:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

You know, we're a very angry culture on the whole.  Everyone seems just seconds away from a complete explosion.  I've never really understood why.

Old, but still true. ___You know, we're a very angry culture on the whole.  Everyone seems just seconds away from a complete explosion.  I've never really understood why.

2015-01-13 15:29:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

You know, if you're feeling really vindictive.

You know, if you're feeling really vindictive.___

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2015-01-13 14:50:25 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I need this.  Seriously, you have no idea how badly I need this.  Our master bedroom is decked out in retro video game stuff, and this is the essential centerpiece.

So I guess I just need to learn to sew...

Now you can game in your sleep! Handmade NES bedding set: http://j.mp/1st6f0K by rpaxton___I need this.  Seriously, you have no idea how badly I need this.  Our master bedroom is decked out in retro video game stuff, and this is the essential centerpiece.

So I guess I just need to learn to sew...

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2015-01-12 18:01:37 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So this was my morning.

Poor Jarvis.  (Oh yes, I've christened it Jarvis the Jag.  Because he's classy and British, you see.)  The damage is mostly cosmetic.  The radiator has popped loose on one side, but appears intact, and nothing's leaking.  No idea if insurance will pay out or not; I only have liability coverage because Jarvis is so old, and the actual liability will be kind of hinky to determine.  I rear-ended the truck in front of me because a car ahead of us spun out on the ice and I couldn't stop in time.  Ideally the insurance of that first car will pay out my damage, since that's what really caused my accident.  In reality, who knows.  

Left work early after helping with the morning rush, and then spent about an hour on the phone with various people.  Now I'm debating whether I should go to the body shop first, or go ahead and go to urgentcare (bec... more »

So this was my morning.

Poor Jarvis.  (Oh yes, I've christened it Jarvis the Jag.  Because he's classy and British, you see.)  The damage is mostly cosmetic.  The radiator has popped loose on one side, but appears intact, and nothing's leaking.  No idea if insurance will pay out or not; I only have liability coverage because Jarvis is so old, and the actual liability will be kind of hinky to determine.  I rear-ended the truck in front of me because a car ahead of us spun out on the ice and I couldn't stop in time.  Ideally the insurance of that first car will pay out my damage, since that's what really caused my accident.  In reality, who knows.  

Left work early after helping with the morning rush, and then spent about an hour on the phone with various people.  Now I'm debating whether I should go to the body shop first, or go ahead and go to urgent care (because I'm not going to the motherfucking ER for "I might have tweaked my shoulder a bit").  What I really want to do is curl up on the couch for a sulk, but alas.

Hopefully your day is going better.___

2015-01-11 20:50:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am a masochist.

I'm not all that good with titles, even for works that I've fully mapped out and even finished writing.  Sometimes one jumps out at me, sometimes I have to pick something that sounds vaguely appropriate and call it a day, and frequently I give things silly working titles like Untitled Mystery of Mystery.

As previously mentioned, I'm going to be serializing a story for #saturdayscenes .  I have only vague ideas about things like characters and inciting incidents, and no clue how it's going to end.  Still I'm going to be publishing installments more or less as I go.

Which means that motherfucker needs a title.

Help me, random generators, you're my only hope...

I am a masochist.

I'm not all that good with titles, even for works that I've fully mapped out and even finished writing.  Sometimes one jumps out at me, sometimes I have to pick something that sounds vaguely appropriate and call it a day, and frequently I give things silly working titles like Untitled Mystery of Mystery.

As previously mentioned, I'm going to be serializing a story for #saturdayscenes .  I have only vague ideas about things like characters and inciting incidents, and no clue how it's going to end.  Still I'm going to be publishing installments more or less as I go.

Which means that motherfucker needs a title.

Help me, random generators, you're my only hope...___

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2015-01-10 19:12:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Watching one of my favorite movies over lunch.  Because I've been having a bad day, and because I'm writing a blog post on it, so it's totally productive and research, shut up.

Watching one of my favorite movies over lunch.  Because I've been having a bad day, and because I'm writing a blog post on it, so it's totally productive and research, shut up.___

2015-01-10 18:10:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

That moment of rage when you're deep in your G+ stream and click the wrong thing.  You can't stop the page from loading, so you just have to click the back button and spend 10 minutes trying to scroll back to where you were...

That moment of rage when you're deep in your G+ stream and click the wrong thing.  You can't stop the page from loading, so you just have to click the back button and spend 10 minutes trying to scroll back to where you were...___

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2015-01-10 18:06:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Oo, this is intriguing!  It would definitely make online viewing parties much more feasible.

Gather your friends around the ol' YouTube:___Oo, this is intriguing!  It would definitely make online viewing parties much more feasible.

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2015-01-10 03:28:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

#cardsagainsthumanity

#cardsagainsthumanity___

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2015-01-10 03:27:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#cardsagainsthumanity

#cardsagainsthumanity___

2015-01-09 18:06:37 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Cross-post of justice

Anyone here familiar with Chinese names?  Working on a story and need lots of character names.  (For reference, it's a big mixed-race family where the dad's Irish and the mom's Chinese, so I have eight kids plus Mom who need both Chinese and Western names.  Because I am a crazy person and these are the things I do to myself.)  The resources I'm finding on names don't seem to jibe with my personal encounters.  In particular, I'm not finding many reliable lists of two-character given names, and I want to make sure my combinations aren't off the mark.___Cross-post of justice

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2015-01-09 01:33:09 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Tonight's setup.  I've been really bad about participating in #saturdayscenes  because, to be honest, I haven't written anything in a while that I felt like sharing.  Even during NaNoWriMo, I only shared one snippet because I just didn't like the rest of the stuff I was producing.

However, in line with my general goal of being more productive, I've decided that I'm just going to have to produce something expressly for that purpose.  So I'm going to do a serial expressly to share on Saturdays.  I have absolutely no idea what it will be about, even down to the genre.  So the goal tonight is to get a character rolled up, and maybe get started on the thing.  (I'd like to be able to give things at least a spit-shine before they get shared, although it's going to be largely first draft stuff.

Okay, writing timer running.  Let's do this.

Tonight's setup.  I've been really bad about participating in #saturdayscenes  because, to be honest, I haven't written anything in a while that I felt like sharing.  Even during NaNoWriMo, I only shared one snippet because I just didn't like the rest of the stuff I was producing.

However, in line with my general goal of being more productive, I've decided that I'm just going to have to produce something expressly for that purpose.  So I'm going to do a serial expressly to share on Saturdays.  I have absolutely no idea what it will be about, even down to the genre.  So the goal tonight is to get a character rolled up, and maybe get started on the thing.  (I'd like to be able to give things at least a spit-shine before they get shared, although it's going to be largely first draft stuff.

Okay, writing timer running.  Let's do this.___

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2015-01-08 21:44:58 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

::yoink::

Plug & place! 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat: http://j.mp/1yGgHE2___::yoink::

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2015-01-08 18:47:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It would only have been better if they were all in costume.

The ladies of Downton Abbey playing Cards Against Humanity is just what today needed.___It would only have been better if they were all in costume.

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2015-01-08 17:53:18 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

This GIF made me laugh.  Bitterly.  Those motherfucking rivers, man.  I don't think I ever made it across in one piece.

i had a pretty hard day to-day.  sometimes, all you can do is play a game from your childhood, and try to forget.  

https://archive.org/stream/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990/Oregon_Trail_The_1990.zip?module=dosbox&scale=2___This GIF made me laugh.  Bitterly.  Those motherfucking rivers, man.  I don't think I ever made it across in one piece.

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2015-01-07 22:00:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Goddammit, +The Onion, you're not supposed to just straight-up speak the truth...

___Goddammit, +The Onion, you're not supposed to just straight-up speak the truth...

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2015-01-07 21:56:14 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

It's cheaper than LA, it's cheaper than LA, it's cheaper than LA...

___It's cheaper than LA, it's cheaper than LA, it's cheaper than LA...

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2015-01-07 15:48:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fuck you, Mother Nature.  Fuhuhuhuhuck you. If it were snowing, I'd sculpt a giant middle finger in your honor.

Sadly, I don't get to stay curled up under a blanket all day.  I'm already bitter about the whole "be more productive" resolution, because it turns out I am one lazy motherfucker.  But!  There are goals to be met and Things that need Doing.  To wit:

- De-Christmassing
- Baking
- Bathrooms
- Laundry
- Painting, maybe?

And if I'm very good, maybe I can sneak in some blanket time.  

Fuck you, Mother Nature.  Fuhuhuhuhuck you. If it were snowing, I'd sculpt a giant middle finger in your honor.

Sadly, I don't get to stay curled up under a blanket all day.  I'm already bitter about the whole "be more productive" resolution, because it turns out I am one lazy motherfucker.  But!  There are goals to be met and Things that need Doing.  To wit:

- De-Christmassing
- Baking
- Bathrooms
- Laundry
- Painting, maybe?

And if I'm very good, maybe I can sneak in some blanket time.  ___

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2015-01-07 00:56:54 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I love this SO HARD.  Pink bow and makeup + power armor = hell fucking yeah

http://www.themarysue.com/hardsuit-friends/

I love this SO HARD.  Pink bow and makeup + power armor = hell fucking yeah

http://www.themarysue.com/hardsuit-friends/___

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2015-01-06 19:46:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Goddammit, why isn't it tomorrow yet so I can watch this?

(It airs tonight, but I'm a dirty cord cutter and have to wait to stream it.)

Much excitement.___Goddammit, why isn't it tomorrow yet so I can watch this?

(It airs tonight, but I'm a dirty cord cutter and have to wait to stream it.)

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2015-01-06 15:57:10 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It all makes sense now.

This is fun!

:D

Hat tip to +Kee Hinckley :D___It all makes sense now.

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2015-01-06 14:17:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It's interesting that they say "On the Steps of the Palace" is the hardest song in the show.  I've never found it that challenging, although I suppose singing it in the shower is a bit different to trying to hold your part while the orchestra wanders off in a completely different direction.  My vote for hardest song would probably be "Giants in the Sky," or maybe "Moments in the Woods" because I still cannot get the damn lyrics right and I've wanted to play that part since I was 12.  (This is the kind of show where there's no shame in using cue cards.)

Though I like to think that they told each of the actors that their solo was the hardest song in the show, and they each believed it because Sondheim.

It's interesting that they say "On the Steps of the Palace" is the hardest song in the show.  I've never found it that challenging, although I suppose singing it in the shower is a bit different to trying to hold your part while the orchestra wanders off in a completely different direction.  My vote for hardest song would probably be "Giants in the Sky," or maybe "Moments in the Woods" because I still cannot get the damn lyrics right and I've wanted to play that part since I was 12.  (This is the kind of show where there's no shame in using cue cards.)

Though I like to think that they told each of the actors that their solo was the hardest song in the show, and they each believed it because Sondheim.___

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2015-01-02 22:51:25 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Growing up, Into the Woods was one of my definitive Broadway musicals.  I didn't go in for the saccharine and twee family musicals of the '50s; my elementary school obsessions were the dark, violent, twisted musicals of the '80s.  Explains a few things about me, I'm sure.

I wasn't sure about a movie version, though.  Sondheim shows are so much about the stage; it's not just a play where someone occasionally stops to sing a song..  The music is pervasive and complex and cyclical, eschewing the sort of hooky stuff you could toss on the radio without context because context is what it's all about.  But it looked promising and it couldn't possibly be worse than the travesty that was Phantom of the Opera, so I gave it a shot.

So, as someone who obsessively watched the 1991 television production, how does this one hold up as an adaptation?  Pretty well,actua... more »

Growing up, Into the Woods was one of my definitive Broadway musicals.  I didn't go in for the saccharine and twee family musicals of the '50s; my elementary school obsessions were the dark, violent, twisted musicals of the '80s.  Explains a few things about me, I'm sure.

I wasn't sure about a movie version, though.  Sondheim shows are so much about the stage; it's not just a play where someone occasionally stops to sing a song..  The music is pervasive and complex and cyclical, eschewing the sort of hooky stuff you could toss on the radio without context because context is what it's all about.  But it looked promising and it couldn't possibly be worse than the travesty that was Phantom of the Opera, so I gave it a shot.

So, as someone who obsessively watched the 1991 television production, how does this one hold up as an adaptation?  Pretty well, actually.  There were only a couple of standout performances for me (Lilla Crawford's perfectly bratty Little Red Riding Hood and Johnny Depp's delicious turn as the Wolf), but unlike some other movie musicals I could name, there's no one here who straight-up can't sing, so the music all works quite well.  I feared that Disney might water it down, but aside from one notable departure (goddammit, Rapunzel, you have one job in this show...) it's appropriately dark and twisted.  Hell, I'd even heard that they were going to tone down "Hello, Little Girl," but the only change there was the anatomically correct Wolf costume.

It's not perfect, mind.  For one thing, you really need that distinct break between acts.  The show is designed so that Act II mirrors Act I, with a second round of "I Wish" because everyone got what they wanted and still no one is happy.  Without the act break, it's more "the story's not quite over yet," which is rather less interesting.  And I know there's no possible way you could have done the Narrator in a movie, but I still really missed him.  I mean, he's the key to one of the best jokes in the whole show, but it's a joke that only works on stage.

Really, the jokes are the biggest problem.  The movie's not funny.  Oh, the funny lines are still there, but someone seems to have forgotten to tell the actors that they're in a comedy, just a deeply fucked-up one.  I mean, the husbandperson and I were laughing, but more because we knew that something was supposed to be funny rather than it actually working as a joke.  Emily Blunt's the biggest liability in this aspect, because the Baker's Wife has the bulk of the jokes, and Blunt completely biffs almost all of them.  You had the princes trying to out-ham each other in "Agony", which was great, but the punchline of that song is the reprise, which gets cut altogether.  There are even a few great comedians in the cast, which makes the lack of humor all the more perplexing.

Still, I think it's definitely a worthy adaptation, and a rather ambitious project of a film that doesn't shy away from the complexity of its source material.  I enjoyed myself, and I could definitely see myself watching it again.

Oh, who am I kidding.  If I'm in the mood for Into the Woods, I'm going to bust out the proper version with Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason.  But if I'm watching movies with friends and someone suggest the Disney version of Into the Woods, I wouldn't say no.___

2015-01-02 02:42:26 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

First day of tracking my time in the hopes of spending it more effectively.  Rough breakdown:

- Wrote a blog post
- Did all the laundry
- Ran a couple of errands
- Did half an hour on the exercise bike
- Read for an hour
- Played Disney Infinity for three hours (don't judge)

So far, so good.  I have an unfortunate tendency to stick with something like this for a few weeks before enthalpy takes over and I return to the state of least energy, but we'll see how long I can make this work.

First day of tracking my time in the hopes of spending it more effectively.  Rough breakdown:

- Wrote a blog post
- Did all the laundry
- Ran a couple of errands
- Did half an hour on the exercise bike
- Read for an hour
- Played Disney Infinity for three hours (don't judge)

So far, so good.  I have an unfortunate tendency to stick with something like this for a few weeks before enthalpy takes over and I return to the state of least energy, but we'll see how long I can make this work.___

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2015-01-01 15:27:10 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Got genuine chuckles out of a few of these (though sadly the states where I've actually lived weren't as funny).

This was pretty funny!___Got genuine chuckles out of a few of these (though sadly the states where I've actually lived weren't as funny).

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2014-12-31 17:02:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Stitch is driving the EP float around it's a small world.  And you can do the standard vehicle stunts in it.

Backflips.  On a float that is, in real life, about 12 feet tall.

I love this game so goddamn much.

#disneyinfinity  

Stitch is driving the EP float around it's a small world.  And you can do the standard vehicle stunts in it.

Backflips.  On a float that is, in real life, about 12 feet tall.

I love this game so goddamn much.

#disneyinfinity  ___

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