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S. A. Hunt, Novelist2,385We set our G+ cover images and elsewhere profile pics to Victorian illustrations and MP frames, and confuse the dickens out of everyone with antics like using MP quotes in casual conversation, taking phone video of silly walks or impromptu YouTube performances of the Penis Song, and ensuring everyone at dinner that we are much too full, we couldn't possibly eat another bite because we are completely stuffed.Monty Python Day2014-10-05 06:00:002G+
Sarah Rios38,350WHOVIANSMark 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 08:00:001283G+

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steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462CC G+
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-07-18 16:27:3416748858CC G+
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle! Happy weeekend!2014-06-27 17:09:0016960855CC G+
Jan Havrda35,104ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEMonday editionFluent stream of frivolous amusements1. Add to your circles2. Have fun#Entertain #Me 2014-06-09 22:12:48336331948CC G+
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle  +Leelee E look who made it to number 1 2014-04-18 18:50:4816816010CC G+
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 03:42:25107012CC G+
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 12:36:54101202CC G+
steph wanamaker100,744#followfriday  this is my awesome women who comment circle2014-03-21 22:26:5116050257CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:41:35139202CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:41:08139012CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:40:37139003CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:40:08139011CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 06:39:48139013CC G+
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 19:51:53249212CC G+
Jan Havrda27,515ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEValentine editionDrown your love in the fucking wonderful media stream#Entertainment #Circle   #Stream   #Of  $Love2014-02-14 00:05:28360231651CC G+
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 09:53:358714816CC G+
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 05:00:57100001CC G+
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 05:00:14100001CC G+
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 04:58:2110013814CC G+
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 01:05:22308413CC G+
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 17:06:17401404CC G+
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 22:00:364207819CC G+
Jan Havrda15,046This is Awesome circleVery vivid, visual and witty.Entertain yourself! #AwesomeCircle   #Awesome   #Circle2013-07-29 20:11:314307515CC G+
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 00:11:4910014010CC G+
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 18:57:0510017319CC G+
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 17:11:2910022210CC G+
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 19:37:52410437CC G+
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 03:47:46394164CC G+
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 23:09:36146000CC G+
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 10:41:07286451945CC G+
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 13:54:03358404CC G+
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 13:44:1239603CC G+
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 12:08:54283693258CC G+
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 03:37:522671204582CC G+
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 13:09:26211301CC G+
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 17:40:07290409CC G+
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 13:33:07418506CC G+
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 16:29:44408432670CC G+
Edward Branley5,947this 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.2012-10-17 22:01:49282518CC G+
Peter Edenist7,517¥*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! The circle has undergone a hard curate and have dropped close to 60 people... please ask for inclusion again if you have been dropped.Surprisingly, some of you have never shared a circle. Come on people! we need reshares!!! - 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 2012-10-16 12:01:202401033348CC G+
Edward Branley5,840This is my shared "Obama 2012" public circle. Comment or +1 to be included. If you support the re-election of the President, please share this with your circles and encourage them to come back here and comment/+1 so we can grow the circle.Don't agree? No worries, it's a big G+ world. Just remember Wheaton's Law and keep scrolling.2012-10-12 14:40:1027214212CC G+
kat Folland12,222This is my NaNoWriMo 2012 Circle. Every person it is has confirmed that they are either participating in NaNo or want to be in the circle regardless of whether or not they participate.If you aren't in this circle, but wish to be, comment on this thread. Likewise if you're in the circle but have changed your mind. I will share an updated circle towards the end of the month. Happy writing, all!2012-10-09 01:21:16298906CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker53,963#sharedcircles    my google plus best friends  for +Megan McGrory 2012-10-08 20:16:0085314CC G+
Gord McLeod9,962Here's my first stab at a #NaNoWriMo  2012 circle. If you're not in it and you want to be, let me know!2012-10-04 18:55:492622708CC G+
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501CC G+
Jen H.1,832Wanted to give a shout out to my So Cal peeps! You all rock! Follow them! And if you're from S. Cali, let me know so that I can add you to this circle for future shout outs! =) #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circles   #southerncalifornia   #westside   #sharedcircles  2012-09-14 00:53:5010227225CC G+
Edward Branley5,214The Obama 2012 public circle is growing! Comment or +1 to be included...if you commented the other day, please double-check that I got you in here.Feel free to share this with your people so we can grow the effort!And as always, if you're not interested, please scroll by.2012-09-13 22:37:482751519CC G+
Nina Pelletier11,765I have been requested to share my writers circle many times over the last year, but I never felt right doing it. After 2 emails I received yesterday asking so kindly that I share it yet again, I figured it's time to do so.I have over 500 writers in my writers circle because, hey, that's why I'm here right? But sadly only 500 of them can be shared at once. So you won't get all of the wonderful writerly people I have met on this lovely world we call Google+, but here are 500 of them.  Enjoy and share.If I've missed any writers, please feel free to add them in the comments below.Thank you to this awesome community of literary quirkiness and genius. ♥  #writershelpingwriters   #writers  2012-09-12 15:13:0750121411CC G+
Luke Mulvey1,193Obama 2012 Shared Circle #2Thank you to everyone for responding. Here is our second shared Obama supporters circle.The link to this circle and the first one can be found on my about page. Remember once you've added this circle it is yours to edit, manage and view anyway you'd like to. Thanks again for your participation! FORWARD #sharedcircle   #Obama2012  2012-09-12 13:03:3814016329CC G+
Edward Branley5,201This is my shared "Obama 2012" circle. If you're a supporter of the re-elction of Barack Obama as President of the United States, comment or +1 to be added to the circle. Also, please share this with your circles, and get those folks to let me know they should be included here.If not, please respect Wheaton's Law and move along...2012-09-12 05:00:392496926CC G+

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2014-08-21 21:11:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

You know, I feel bad for graphic designers.  There's a really nebulous line between "adorable mascot" and "nightmare fodder," and it's pretty much impossible to tell--

What's that you say?  The line is defined by realistic features on a cartoon body?  And that line is set on fire when you introduce motherfucking teeth?

Well then, guess I don't feel bad after all.

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2014-08-06 19:39:53 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 6 +1s)

Cat Hacks - Fun & Clever

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#cats   #cathacks  

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2014-08-07 21:13:49 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)

When the title first popped up in this trailer, my reaction was, "Oh, another Dracula.  ::dismissive wanking gesture::"

But to my surprise, this actually looks really good.  A noble man who fights monsters by becoming one?  Some new and clever uses of powers?  A vampire that's fucking scary?  Okay, movie, I'm on board.  Just don't fuck it up.

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2014-08-26 18:27:18 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I don't just fail at dentist, I fail spectacularly.

Today was my appointment with the endodontist, who supposedly had a better method of numbing me that would address the previous issue.  The issue he was not prepared to address was my severe anxiety.  (I'm not sure my general dentist fully understood the extent of it, since the Valium/nitrous combo has been so successful that they hadn't seen it.)  So he just slathers on a bit of gel, then goes straight in with the needle.  I could kind of handle it with the first injection where I was topically numb, but the further ones that I could completely feel were just a big pile of NOPE NOPE NOPE.  Full-blown panic attack.

And the weird thing is they seemed utterly flummoxed by my reaction, like they'd never encountered this before.  They kept trying to encourage me to calm down and take deep breaths, and I kept evenlytelli... more »

I don't just fail at dentist, I fail spectacularly.

Today was my appointment with the endodontist, who supposedly had a better method of numbing me that would address the previous issue.  The issue he was not prepared to address was my severe anxiety.  (I'm not sure my general dentist fully understood the extent of it, since the Valium/nitrous combo has been so successful that they hadn't seen it.)  So he just slathers on a bit of gel, then goes straight in with the needle.  I could kind of handle it with the first injection where I was topically numb, but the further ones that I could completely feel were just a big pile of NOPE NOPE NOPE.  Full-blown panic attack.

And the weird thing is they seemed utterly flummoxed by my reaction, like they'd never encountered this before.  They kept trying to encourage me to calm down and take deep breaths, and I kept evenly telling them that my breathing was not currently under my control.  They gave me some oxygen to get me to stop hyperventilating, but they didn't even have nitrous on hand.  (I had already taken Valium.  Panic attack on Valium.  That's me, kids.)

The good news is that this finally gives me a referral letter that might convince my insurance to cover the astronomical cost of sedation.  The bad news is that I wasted a sick day with nothing to show for it but a fat and tingly lip and a hole in my jaw with sharp edges.  (Because, oh yeah, one of my temporary fillings fell out.)

Ugh.  I'm so ready to be done with this.___

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2014-08-26 13:26:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I have no idea what this has to do with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  But if you have some very specific destinations and dates, $32 one way is a pretty incredible deal.

I have no idea what this has to do with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  But if you have some very specific destinations and dates, $32 one way is a pretty incredible deal.___

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2014-08-26 13:16:33 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

I never really played either of these games, because running around outside was not what you would call a core part of my childhood.  (To be fair, I did live in Phoenix, so in the summer you played in the pool or in air conditioning, full stop.)

But this article made me giggle like crazy.  It's all about the tone, ladies and germs.

I never really played either of these games, because running around outside was not what you would call a core part of my childhood.  (To be fair, I did live in Phoenix, so in the summer you played in the pool or in air conditioning, full stop.)

But this article made me giggle like crazy.  It's all about the tone, ladies and germs.___

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2014-08-25 14:58:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Hey, I have a new blog post!  One common complaint I hear about manuscripts is that they start in the wrong place, either meandering around before getting down to the actual story, or occasionally throwing us in without necessary context and setup.  How do you strike the balance, especially for those big sprawling multi-generational stories?  Robin McKinley's Chalice gives us some clues.

Hey, I have a new blog post!  One common complaint I hear about manuscripts is that they start in the wrong place, either meandering around before getting down to the actual story, or occasionally throwing us in without necessary context and setup.  How do you strike the balance, especially for those big sprawling multi-generational stories?  Robin McKinley's Chalice gives us some clues.___

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2014-08-25 00:22:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

You know, there aren't nearly enough women doing physical comedy.  This moment made me quite happy for that reason (and got a solid laugh out of the room).

Possibly one of the most unexpectedly funny parts of the episode last night... 😁___You know, there aren't nearly enough women doing physical comedy.  This moment made me quite happy for that reason (and got a solid laugh out of the room).

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2014-08-24 23:51:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Pro tip: When curious about a shocking meme, Urban Dictionary.  NOT Google.

What happens if you wimp out of teaching your kids about sex
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28/the-talk-by-bill-amend___Pro tip: When curious about a shocking meme, Urban Dictionary.  NOT Google.

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2014-08-24 00:18:09 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Just waiting for a couple more guests.  This way we can fast forward through the commercials.

That's right!

#DoctorWho___Just waiting for a couple more guests.  This way we can fast forward through the commercials.

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2014-08-23 16:16:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

CHAOS THEORY Part 12 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

Derek follows the stream out of the forest and into some farmland.  He approaches a tiny house and agrees to do some chores for the farmers in exchange for food and a place to sleep.

The next day, Derek tried to stay somewhat cheerful as the mummy woman ordered him around, and her silent husband demonstrated some of the odder or more unfamiliar tasks.  He chopped and stacked firewood with an odd little bronze hatchet.  He hauled in water from the well.  Holding his breath, he mucked out the animal stalls.  The old man tried to show him how to milk the cow, but after a few awkward and uncomfortable attempts, the cow gave up in disgust and stormed out of the barn.  He beat the rugs that the woman hauled out for him.  It made for a long, exhausting day, but he felt reasonably good about the situation; hewas tak... more »

CHAOS THEORY Part 12 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

Derek follows the stream out of the forest and into some farmland.  He approaches a tiny house and agrees to do some chores for the farmers in exchange for food and a place to sleep.

The next day, Derek tried to stay somewhat cheerful as the mummy woman ordered him around, and her silent husband demonstrated some of the odder or more unfamiliar tasks.  He chopped and stacked firewood with an odd little bronze hatchet.  He hauled in water from the well.  Holding his breath, he mucked out the animal stalls.  The old man tried to show him how to milk the cow, but after a few awkward and uncomfortable attempts, the cow gave up in disgust and stormed out of the barn.  He beat the rugs that the woman hauled out for him.  It made for a long, exhausting day, but he felt reasonably good about the situation; he was taking care of himself, using the one resource he had.  The loss of a full day was a bit painful, but he had high hopes that he might be able to get a little bit of food for the road, which might bear him through another day or so of travel.  And maybe he'd come to a town or somewhere that he could get some real supplies, or perhaps even a ride to this Gwenllian character.  The sooner he could get this all over and get back home, the happier he'd be.

The woman invited -- well, summoned -- him into the house that night for dinner, another dilapidated stew.  Again, he sat on the floor nearby while the two farmers sat at their tiny table.  He thought about trying to make conversation, but neither one of them seemed particularly interested in his existence, so he remained silent as he tried to manipulate the undersized spoon and not spill the brown broth everywhere.

Finally, he said, "I'll have to be leaving in the morning."

The woman snorted.  "No ye won'."

Derek blinked.  "Look, I really appreciate the hospitality, but I have to keep going.  I can't stick around here forever."

She pointed her spoon accusingly at him.  "Ye work for us now.  That's the agreement."

"Wait, hang on," Derek said, getting to his feet with some difficulty.  "I never agreed to that.  I just needed a place to stay for the night."

"Ye didn' say for the night.  Chores in exchange for food and bed, that was the deal."

He opened his mouth, and his arguments died on his lips as he remembered the conversation from the night before.  He swore under his breath.

He swore a little louder.

He swore louder still, and stormed out.  It was nearly full dark and quite cold, but he didn't care.  He remembered vaguely in which direction the stream lay, and he stomped off down the hill toward it, furious with the old woman for tricking him, and with himself for being so easily tricked.  Every time he thought he had a handle on the weird people he encountered, they pulled the rug out from under him again.

He ran into what felt like a tightly-stretched plastic wrap barrier, and was thrown backwards to the ground.  Dazed, he pushed himself up.  There didn't appear to be anything in his way, but when he tried again, he met the same invisible resistance.

"Don' think about tryin' to leave, laddie!" the mummy woman cackled from the porch.  "Yer bound here, no use fightin' it!"  Still laughing to herself, she went back inside.

He stared murderously after her at the miniature farmhouse, wishing he could set the stupid thing on fire.  Of course something like this was going to happen.  That would teach him to be optimistic.  Instead of sacrificing a day in order to keep moving faster, he had gone and made himself an indentured servant.  Just fucking peachy.

Sunrise found him curled up sullenly in his haystack, still fuming.  The farmer came to wake him, and Derek ignored him completely.  Let them kick him out for not keeping up with his end of the bargain.

"It don' work like that, boy," the old woman said from the barn door as though she'd read his mind.  He didn't like the uncomfortable feeling that that was exactly what she'd done.  She crooked a finger, and against his will, his limbs bent and flexed, and he rose to his feet and out of the barn.

He went about his chores much more slowly the second day.  He couldn't stop entirely; the first time he did, while sweeping the porch, the old crone crooked her finger, and his arms started moving on their own.  That seriously freaked him out, so he kept moving just fast enough to avoid drawing her ire as he combed the sheep, chopped more wood, fed the animals (who somehow seemed just as bemused and sullen as he did), and mucked the stalls again.  His brain ran hopelessly in the same circles all day, trying uselessly to figure out any sort of way he might be able to escape or break the deal.  But he had no knowledge whatsoever about the forces that held him, how they worked and how they might be unraveled, and he had nothing to offer to persuade his captors to release him.  He missed just worrying about food and shelter.

Check out the #saturdayscenes  hashtag for more from other authors

Illustration by +Laura Toivola ___

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2014-08-23 03:49:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Oh man, yes. The ancient tomb ones always bug me.

h/t +Jaime Cooper

Video game logic fails.___Oh man, yes. The ancient tomb ones always bug me.

h/t +Jaime Cooper

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2014-08-22 15:18:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I spent quite a bit of time playing Neopets when I was younger (by which I mean in college, don't judge).  I didn't get so much into the world-building stuff, but it was a convenient clearinghouse of the kind of browser games that poke me in the brain just right.

I do remember learning some important economic lessons through the site.  Specifically, I learned that making sure that your items were listed at the top of the search results meant that they'd sell faster.  It's a technique I've used since to sell items in the real world for actual money.

The economic woes of Neopia.___I spent quite a bit of time playing Neopets when I was younger (by which I mean in college, don't judge).  I didn't get so much into the world-building stuff, but it was a convenient clearinghouse of the kind of browser games that poke me in the brain just right.

I do remember learning some important economic lessons through the site.  Specifically, I learned that making sure that your items were listed at the top of the search results meant that they'd sell faster.  It's a technique I've used since to sell items in the real world for actual money.

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2014-08-22 14:39:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

We tend to only deal gender issues in society by trying to address what's fucked up about how we treat and shape women.  But the thing is, those problems tend to feed off of what's fucked up about how we treat and shape men, and that's the part that never seems to get addressed.  So it's good to see people understanding that boys who are able to process and express their emotions in a healthy way grow up to be thoughtful and empathetic men who can be a powerful force for good and change.

GIVING BOYS A BIGGER EMOTIONAL TOOLBOX

I think many parents of boys (or even girls with so-called boy energy) have found that our schools, understandably, are generally structured to prefer girl sensibilities and energy. It's an even harder place to navigate for at-risk boys. Kudos to the educators who are working to make it a kinder, more accepting, and better adapted place for them. :) scr

"Boys in American public schools are suspended from and drop out of school at higher rates than girls. Black and Latino boys are suspended the most. Boys make up half of the student population in American public schools. But among those who are suspended multiple times and expelled, 75 percent are boys.

...Branch tries to foster emotional maturity through conversation, play and community. The big goal is to help give boys a bigger emotional tool box to better handle the challenges of school and life now and into the future.

"The pain that they're holding on to that they don't really have a space to [let] go, the anger, the sadness — all those things. How can I help them tap into that in ways that they can let it go and not walk around angry all the time? I told one young man the other day: 'You walk around with a tool box full of hammers. You hammer everything. All you needed was a little screwdriver.' "

"Our boys are in trouble; they're in crisis now," Branch says. "Because of the type of energy that they are bringing to school, maybe they don't have the kind of house and neighborhood they can go play at in the evening."

Big elements in helping boys connect to who they are include playing together, hanging out, laughing and, above all, talking.

In the two high schools where Branch has started Ever Forward Clubs, he says, they helped dramatically halt the class-failure and dropout rates. He says about 90 percent of the kids who went through his club went on to graduate."___We tend to only deal gender issues in society by trying to address what's fucked up about how we treat and shape women.  But the thing is, those problems tend to feed off of what's fucked up about how we treat and shape men, and that's the part that never seems to get addressed.  So it's good to see people understanding that boys who are able to process and express their emotions in a healthy way grow up to be thoughtful and empathetic men who can be a powerful force for good and change.

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2014-08-21 21:11:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

You know, I feel bad for graphic designers.  There's a really nebulous line between "adorable mascot" and "nightmare fodder," and it's pretty much impossible to tell--

What's that you say?  The line is defined by realistic features on a cartoon body?  And that line is set on fire when you introduce motherfucking teeth?

Well then, guess I don't feel bad after all.

You know, I feel bad for graphic designers.  There's a really nebulous line between "adorable mascot" and "nightmare fodder," and it's pretty much impossible to tell--

What's that you say?  The line is defined by realistic features on a cartoon body?  And that line is set on fire when you introduce motherfucking teeth?

Well then, guess I don't feel bad after all.___

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2014-08-21 16:24:34 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

So I fail at dentist.

I've had a cracked tooth that I've lived with for a very long time, partly because I fail at dentist.  But recently it started hurting, so I made the appointment for the double root canal.  I had done pretty well with the deep cleanings (under a combination of Valium and nitrous, because I fail at dentist), so I figured it would be fine, right?

More Valium and nitrous this morning, and I was practically falling asleep in the chair, especially when that one dreamy Nightwish song came on my headphones at the start of the mix of noisy stuff the husbandperson made for me.  Awesome, right?

So they prop my mouth open and get the tarp all set up in there (which seems like something out of Saw, I tried not to tell myself as I was willing the happy drugs to hit me harder).  Come in with something, and nope, I feel that.  Not enough to really hurt,but ... more »

So I fail at dentist.

I've had a cracked tooth that I've lived with for a very long time, partly because I fail at dentist.  But recently it started hurting, so I made the appointment for the double root canal.  I had done pretty well with the deep cleanings (under a combination of Valium and nitrous, because I fail at dentist), so I figured it would be fine, right?

More Valium and nitrous this morning, and I was practically falling asleep in the chair, especially when that one dreamy Nightwish song came on my headphones at the start of the mix of noisy stuff the husbandperson made for me.  Awesome, right?

So they prop my mouth open and get the tarp all set up in there (which seems like something out of Saw, I tried not to tell myself as I was willing the happy drugs to hit me harder).  Come in with something, and nope, I feel that.  Not enough to really hurt, but enough that they stop and shoot me up again.  Good feelings not quite gone, but definitely starting to fade.

Still, I close my eyes, focus on my music, and ignore the chunks of tooth coming out that I can't actually feel.

Then the drill.  And I definitely feel that.

Lather, rinse, repeat.  Still feel the drill.

Headphones get pushed out of place.  I fail so hard at dentist that I need a specialist.  I have an appointment next week that I'm going to have to miss work for (which usually isn't a concern due to my weird schedule).  They do take my insurance, but it was unclear how much they'll actually cover.  That's why I didn't take care of all this sooner; the last place I went to wouldn't cover sedation because it was deemed "elective."  Pretty sure we determined today that it's not elective.

So yeah, my woes were supposed to be fixed today, but I fail at dentist.___

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2014-08-20 20:49:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

To Done

As I've probably mentioned before, I am in reality about four years old, and thus need to be bribed in order to accomplish, well, just about anything.  To wit, I have decided that if I can cross enough things off my to-do list by Friday, I can spend all day reading and playing video games.

So, stuff done so far today (and a bit of yesterday since I worked from home):

- cleaned out super dusty bedroom fan
- cleaned bathrooms
- did laundry
- finished trimming up patches
- ripped and logged a bunch of DVDs
- finished sorting through under-bed boxes and actually got them under the bed
- put actual pictures in these collage frames we bought ages ago
- thread run to Michaels

So things are looking pretty good for some quality time with my PS3.

To Done

As I've probably mentioned before, I am in reality about four years old, and thus need to be bribed in order to accomplish, well, just about anything.  To wit, I have decided that if I can cross enough things off my to-do list by Friday, I can spend all day reading and playing video games.

So, stuff done so far today (and a bit of yesterday since I worked from home):

- cleaned out super dusty bedroom fan
- cleaned bathrooms
- did laundry
- finished trimming up patches
- ripped and logged a bunch of DVDs
- finished sorting through under-bed boxes and actually got them under the bed
- put actual pictures in these collage frames we bought ages ago
- thread run to Michaels

So things are looking pretty good for some quality time with my PS3.___

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2014-08-18 18:50:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Hey! I do stuff!

I've picked up quite a few new followers since the last time I plugged some of my stuff.  So, here's me around the web:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/offscriptstudios?ref=si_shop
Painting, cross-stitch, paper sculpture, and generally whatever else I've got handy

Blog: Recent posts have talked about The Awesomes (http://goo.gl/CWGUJr), rejection (http://goo.gl/4F5oh5), and Speak (http://goo.gl/qMtvWD).  Updated infrequently, but I try.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/constablewrites Mostly talking about writing and querying at the moment

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16186471-brittany-constable I am laughably behind on my reading challenge, but I do post reviews when I get around to actually reading.

Hey! I do stuff!

I've picked up quite a few new followers since the last time I plugged some of my stuff.  So, here's me around the web:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/offscriptstudios?ref=si_shop
Painting, cross-stitch, paper sculpture, and generally whatever else I've got handy

Blog: Recent posts have talked about The Awesomes (http://goo.gl/CWGUJr), rejection (http://goo.gl/4F5oh5), and Speak (http://goo.gl/qMtvWD).  Updated infrequently, but I try.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/constablewrites Mostly talking about writing and querying at the moment

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16186471-brittany-constable I am laughably behind on my reading challenge, but I do post reviews when I get around to actually reading.___

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2014-08-16 22:26:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

CHAOS THEORY Part 11 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

Derek finds the blue stream and follows it through the woods.

It was, as far as he could tell, sometime in the early evening when he came upon a tiny house built of rough, worn stone that wasn't so much grey as colorless, worn down by centuries of wind and weather.  Even the roof was made of stone, as was the short wall that circled its perimeter like a fence.  A few faded shrubs sat under slightly different lumps of stone that might be shutters, and a wisp of pale smoke curled out from the uneven stone chimney.  Derek wondered if this was the house he'd seen from above the treetops.  He kept to his path near the stream bed as he walked closer, skirting the cottage a bit, unsure if he should approach.  As he wavered in his indecision, a grey figure differentiated itself from the stone: a man ofmediu... more »

CHAOS THEORY Part 11 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

Derek finds the blue stream and follows it through the woods.

It was, as far as he could tell, sometime in the early evening when he came upon a tiny house built of rough, worn stone that wasn't so much grey as colorless, worn down by centuries of wind and weather.  Even the roof was made of stone, as was the short wall that circled its perimeter like a fence.  A few faded shrubs sat under slightly different lumps of stone that might be shutters, and a wisp of pale smoke curled out from the uneven stone chimney.  Derek wondered if this was the house he'd seen from above the treetops.  He kept to his path near the stream bed as he walked closer, skirting the cottage a bit, unsure if he should approach.  As he wavered in his indecision, a grey figure differentiated itself from the stone: a man of medium build dressed in rough grey clothes with long, colorless hair.  Derek thought the man might be around his own age, but he couldn't be sure.  The man looked straight at him with pale grey eyes.  Derek thought it would be rude to just keep walking, so he said, "Oh, hello!  It's good to see another, um, person."

The man just stared at him, not saying anything. Great, Derek thought. The bears and the trees talk, but the people can't be bothered.  This place is all kinds of fucked up.  "Nice chat," he said aloud.  "Guess I'll just be..."  The man turned to go back into the cottage, leaving Derek to trail off awkwardly.  But before he could act on his half-spoken intention, the grey man beckoned to him, indicating that Derek should follow.  "Oh," he said.  "All right."

The inside of the cottage was just as faded and colorless.  Everything in here appeared to be made of stone as well, from the shelves to the dishes to the furniture, the same grey granite.  A stone table with stone chairs sat near a stone hearth, which butted up next to a stone counter set atop stone cabinets.  The light from the pale candles was somehow faded, and the golden glimmer of afternoon had trouble getting inside to combat the dim.  Derek stood awkwardly in the doorway, not quite sure what he should be doing, trying to fight a distinct feeling that he had done something very wrong.  Two more grey men, basically identical to the first, emerged from the back room, and gathered with their brother at the threshold.  He would have said that they were conversing, probably about him, but the silence was immense and absolute.  Not even a breeze whistled through the stone shutters.  Derek could hear his heartbeat even before it started to pick up its pace and volume.  

The three heads swiveled in unison and looked at him.  It was getting hard to breathe.  Slowly, without appearing to move, they closed in on him.  Derek glanced at his naked wrist, despite the fact that he hadn't worn a watch for years, and said, "Oh my, would you look at the time."

He turned to leave, and one of the grey men was there, squarely between him and the safety of the forest.  "Really," Derek stammered, backing away from the man blocking the door, who somehow loomed over him despite his lesser height, "I don't want any trouble, please--"

He fell backwards onto the stone table.  Immediately, one of the men grabbed him by the shoulders, and the other seized his head as though in a vise, angling it back to expose his neck.  The third came into view carrying a long, thin blade, wickedly curved in a half moon.  It appeared to be made of stone, but the edge glinted in the low light with undeniable sharpness.  The expressions on all three faces were still mostly blank, but six grey eyes shone with hunger.  Derek gave up all pretense of politeness or dignity and screamed, thrashing with all his strength against his captors, who held him firm.  Dimly, very dimly, he was aware of his flashlight thunking out of his pocket.

The grey men hissed and recoiled.  Derek jerked his way free and snatched up the flashlight as he scrambled off the table.  He brandished it in front of him in both hands like a sword, despite the fact that its length didn't extend far beyond his fists.  "You just, just stay back," he cried wildly.  "Now it's been lovely really, truly terrifying, but I think it's time I was on my way."  He backed toward the door, still warding off his attackers with his little talisman.  They stood clustered on the other side of the table, their colorless faces twisted with hatred and fear, but they made no move to come closer.  Derek fumbled the door open, and as soon as he was across the threshold, turned and ran.

His earlier distress that morning -- had it only been that morning? -- was a joke compared to this.  The bear hadn't presented any real danger other than the nagging feeling that it should have done.  But the sight of that knife coming for his throat stayed in front of his eyes, even as he screwed them tight and fled blindly through the forest.  Given the proximity of the stream, the uneven ground, and the high odds of running into a tree, this was a supremely stupid thing to do and an excellent way to end up with his head cracked open or worse, but even the little specks of his brain that had thus far insisted on commenting on events in a detached, impersonal sort of way were now struck dumb with sheer terror.  And he thought that he'd gotten a handle on his situation.  Ha.  The bear had warned him of dangers, warned him not to trust anything, but of course he didn't listen.  That's a scientist for you, can't take anything at face value without trying it out.  If your child insists upon touching the stove even after you've repeatedly warned him that it will hurt, sit him down to nurse his wounds with a textbook.  

On and on he ran, from his nightmares and from his own folly, trying to put as much distance as possible between himself and the sinister stone cottage.  Eventually he stumbled, not from an unseen root or careless step, for he had been granted safe passage and such things were taken quite seriously here, but from the mechanical failure of his poor abused body.  He collapsed into a thick pile of leaves and remained where he fell, his lungs shrieking with every breath, his heart feeling like it was about to burst out of his chest.  

For a long moment, he couldn't move, but the adrenaline lingered, and he pushed himself up to look around.  Night had fallen, a complete and unyielding blanket over the entire wood, creating a darkness so absolute that he couldn't be certain at first whether his eyes were even open.  He pried apart the stiff fingers of his left hand, still clenched around the flashlight as though trying to make it an extension of his body, and fumbled the device on.  Little LEDs blazed instantly to life and cast their cool white beam around following his twitching hand.  

He was alone.  If the grey men had followed, they hadn't gotten far.  He collapsed, his chest still heaving, and clicked the light back off.  No need to attract attention, and how much battery life was left anyway?  He doubted there were any gas stations to pop into if he found himself suddenly in need.

The stars twinkled merrily at him through the canopy of leaves overhead.  His breath steamed and he felt the sweat of fear and exertion that drenched his clothes take on the chill of the air.  It occurred to him that it was only going to get colder, and with no way to make a fire, he was likely to freeze to death.  What a perfect ending to a day where he'd narrowly avoided being eaten by a bear, sent plunging to earth by a grumpy tree, and sliced into dinner by the mimes from hell.

As his panting started to subside, he realized that there was another familiar sound that didn't come from himself or the few curiously chirping insects: the soft chatter of the sapphire brook.  He dragged himself closer, until he could see the rushing surface reflecting the starlight above.  Too spent for anything else, he lowered his face until the freezing liquid touched his lips, and drank.

The burning in his chest, his legs, his brain subsided.  He was aware of nothing else but the fact that he was deeply, mortally exhausted, more tired than he'd ever been in his life, which he wouldn't have thought possible after the last few days.  He tried to crawl back to his pile of leaves, but didn't get very far before his limbs collapsed from under him.  He managed to curl himself into a ball, clutching his little flashlight as though it were a beloved teddy bear, before completely abandoning consciousness.  

Read scenes from other authors at the #saturdayscenes  hashtag.

Illustration by +Laura Toivola ___

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2014-08-15 16:27:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Poor research and haphazard continuity editing?  Pshaw.  Time travel, silly!

Titanic/ Doctor Who theory.___Poor research and haphazard continuity editing?  Pshaw.  Time travel, silly!

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2014-08-15 00:11:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This was one the games we played last night.  I'm instantly addicted.  I actually went looking for an app version because I wanted to play it again rightthissecond, but no such luck.

This was one the games we played last night.  I'm instantly addicted.  I actually went looking for an app version because I wanted to play it again rightthissecond, but no such luck.___

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2014-08-14 22:24:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

You know, just in case you were curious.

We know what we'll be working on this weekend.___You know, just in case you were curious.

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2014-08-13 02:21:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

#minsgame  day 12!

- Random picture frame.  I think this might be from my mother-in-law, to whom we haven't spoken since moving to KC.  Yup, gone.
- Dried out markers
- A couple of random USB headsets
- A box of firestarters.  The house doesn't have a fireplace.
- An old lunch box
- A keychain from the title company
- Some cheap sunglasses
- Another random keychain
- A set of pool balls that I picked up for some reason in college
- The accompanying triangle
- A campaign sticker we never put on anything

I'm running low on the easy pickings in the basement.  So it's going to either have to be a more concentrated effort this weekend, or I'll have to start thinning out other parts of the house.

#minsgame  day 12!

- Random picture frame.  I think this might be from my mother-in-law, to whom we haven't spoken since moving to KC.  Yup, gone.
- Dried out markers
- A couple of random USB headsets
- A box of firestarters.  The house doesn't have a fireplace.
- An old lunch box
- A keychain from the title company
- Some cheap sunglasses
- Another random keychain
- A set of pool balls that I picked up for some reason in college
- The accompanying triangle
- A campaign sticker we never put on anything

I'm running low on the easy pickings in the basement.  So it's going to either have to be a more concentrated effort this weekend, or I'll have to start thinning out other parts of the house.___

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2014-08-13 02:13:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Considering that I did this this morning before work, you'd think I would have gotten it posted before now...

#minsgame  for day 11.  Here we have more work "swag", a couple of busted USPS boxes, a water bottle full of candy from our old apartment complex that we never touched, a random button, a card holder, and an extra copy of Night Circus.  

But this means I'm done with the Disneyland box!

Considering that I did this this morning before work, you'd think I would have gotten it posted before now...

#minsgame  for day 11.  Here we have more work "swag", a couple of busted USPS boxes, a water bottle full of candy from our old apartment complex that we never touched, a random button, a card holder, and an extra copy of Night Circus.  

But this means I'm done with the Disneyland box!___

2014-08-11 15:11:31 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

SMALL ART!

Do any of you lovely people know of a good place where I can browse art by size?  I'm looking for a couple of prints for the covers of my project binder, so I need them to be 6" x 8" or smaller.  Neither RedBubble nor Etsy appears to be set up to let me filter by size.

SMALL ART!

Do any of you lovely people know of a good place where I can browse art by size?  I'm looking for a couple of prints for the covers of my project binder, so I need them to be 6" x 8" or smaller.  Neither RedBubble nor Etsy appears to be set up to let me filter by size.___

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2014-08-11 12:34:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Just saw this option come up on my Amazon checkout: get a $1 video credit if you choose a slower shipping rate.  Since I was purchasing some Christmas ornaments that had just come back in stock, I went for it.  

It's an interesting concept.  As noted in the article, I'm not sure how many people it will lure away from the appeal of free two-day shipping.  Mostly when shopping online, call me Veruca Salt: I want it, and I want it now.  But for the things that aren't a particular hurry, it's a neat little incentive.

Just saw this option come up on my Amazon checkout: get a $1 video credit if you choose a slower shipping rate.  Since I was purchasing some Christmas ornaments that had just come back in stock, I went for it.  

It's an interesting concept.  As noted in the article, I'm not sure how many people it will lure away from the appeal of free two-day shipping.  Mostly when shopping online, call me Veruca Salt: I want it, and I want it now.  But for the things that aren't a particular hurry, it's a neat little incentive.___

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2014-08-11 00:48:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#minsgame  day 10, and I'm still not done with the Disneyland box.  Here we have four different bits of Belle merch (because it's an easy gift for me), more promotional Opera House tickets, some AP paperwork, a DLH pen, a cast exclusive pin, a birthday sticker with an unknown email address written on the back, and, apropos of nothing, a crumpled and empty manila envelope.  The pillow and the stocking will get donated, the pin will go up for sale (the first to go of what's likely to be a sizable chunk of my collection) and the rest is trash.

#minsgame  day 10, and I'm still not done with the Disneyland box.  Here we have four different bits of Belle merch (because it's an easy gift for me), more promotional Opera House tickets, some AP paperwork, a DLH pen, a cast exclusive pin, a birthday sticker with an unknown email address written on the back, and, apropos of nothing, a crumpled and empty manila envelope.  The pillow and the stocking will get donated, the pin will go up for sale (the first to go of what's likely to be a sizable chunk of my collection) and the rest is trash.___

2014-08-10 13:14:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

You know what's even better than having to come in on a day you were supposed to telecommute because the hardware you have at home doesn't work with your sexy new laptop? Having to take the long way around to the office because they've got the damn streets closed off for some event.

Razzum frazzum...

You know what's even better than having to come in on a day you were supposed to telecommute because the hardware you have at home doesn't work with your sexy new laptop? Having to take the long way around to the office because they've got the damn streets closed off for some event.

Razzum frazzum...___

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2014-08-10 04:14:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Finally catching up on my Feedly backlog, because sleeping is for losers.

Wendig pretty much sums up my reactions to waking up to that weird, gross email from Amazon. But the strangest part? I have no idea why I got it. It was addressed to KDP authors. I've never published with KDP, nor anywhere except G+ and my blog to date. I'm not sure I've even opened up the submission interface on a lark.

I really don't know why they're trying to drag indie authors into this, but I'm not even an indie author. So seriously, what the fuck, Amazon?

Finally catching up on my Feedly backlog, because sleeping is for losers.

Wendig pretty much sums up my reactions to waking up to that weird, gross email from Amazon. But the strangest part? I have no idea why I got it. It was addressed to KDP authors. I've never published with KDP, nor anywhere except G+ and my blog to date. I'm not sure I've even opened up the submission interface on a lark.

I really don't know why they're trying to drag indie authors into this, but I'm not even an indie author. So seriously, what the fuck, Amazon?___

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2014-08-10 03:06:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

#minsgame day 9. I told you I have a lot of Disneyland stuff. Not much of note here, except that I'm probably going to try selling a good chunk of this stuff. It's in good condition, I just don't need to hang on to it.

#minsgame day 9. I told you I have a lot of Disneyland stuff. Not much of note here, except that I'm probably going to try selling a good chunk of this stuff. It's in good condition, I just don't need to hang on to it.___

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2014-08-09 19:06:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Chaos Theory, Part 10 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

The bear recommends that Derek seek out Queen Gwenllian’s city, and gives him directions.  He promptly gets lost, and after a brief freakout, climbs a massive tree to reorient himself.

His hand closed on a thick, sturdy branch, and he blinked at it in surprise.  The trunk twisted and split itself into a rough crotch at the top, where all other growth ended.  Trying not to notice the looping, swaying motion from the wind, he pulled himself up and perched, like an awkward bird, at the very top of the tree.

His first impression was of the sky.  The color and clarity of it swept away what little breath he had remaining from the climb.  He'd never thought that such a cloudless, perfect blue sky could exist anywhere in the world.  It took him a moment to remember that he wasn't in hisworld an... more »

Chaos Theory, Part 10 (Read from the beginning: http://goo.gl/z50fJB)

The bear recommends that Derek seek out Queen Gwenllian’s city, and gives him directions.  He promptly gets lost, and after a brief freakout, climbs a massive tree to reorient himself.

His hand closed on a thick, sturdy branch, and he blinked at it in surprise.  The trunk twisted and split itself into a rough crotch at the top, where all other growth ended.  Trying not to notice the looping, swaying motion from the wind, he pulled himself up and perched, like an awkward bird, at the very top of the tree.

His first impression was of the sky.  The color and clarity of it swept away what little breath he had remaining from the climb.  He'd never thought that such a cloudless, perfect blue sky could exist anywhere in the world.  It took him a moment to remember that he wasn't in his world anymore.

Apart from the brilliance of the sky, the view wasn't exactly what he'd hoped it would be.  At first, all he could see were the trees, evergreen and flame and bare twigs, stretching out in all directions.  He didn't have much frame of reference, but it seemed impossibly huge, and the little hope remaining to him wavered and died.  He took a few deep breaths of the thin air and craned his stiff neck around.  Behind him, the grey, craggy mountains loomed, a massive, impenetrable wall.  That was something, at least.  He examined the forest canopy more closely, and he spotted a gap ahead that might be a road.  And was that smoke curling off to his left?  Where was the sea, anyway?  He couldn’t have come that far...

The wood below him began to shake and rumble, and he clung on desperately.  There didn't appear to be any wind disturbing the other trees around him, but his treetop pitched and bucked wildly.  Something narrow and spiny wound around his ankle, and before he could react, it yanked him away from his precarious seat, and he found himself dangling upside down, looking down a very, very long way.  His mummified throat and the blood rushing to his head made screaming rather difficult, but he gave it a go anyway.  He’d gotten quite a bit of practice lately, after all.  "Who's up there causing trouble?" a deep, creaky voice asked from nowhere in particular.  Derek looked back up at his feet and realized that a branch, one that he was fairly certain had not been there before, grasped him firmly around the leg.  As he watched, it bent, quite against the motion of the rest of the tree, and pulled him closer to the trunk.  "What's this, then?" the voice said.

Derek felt oddly obligated to reply, and managed, "I'm sorry, I'm lost.  I was trying to find my way."

The leaves rustled in a manner that made Derek think distinctly of an indignant sniff.  "You might have asked."  He realized that the voice was coming from the tree itself.

"I'm very sorry, really," he croaked.  He felt very close to passing out, and wasn't sure if it would be from exhaustion, inversion, or sheer terror.  "Could you possibly put me down?"

The grasping branch gave him one more good shake, then the other whippy upper branches curled around and reached for him.  He tried not to whimper.  They passed him down, branch to branch, like one of those old firefighting chains when all they had was buckets and loads of people.  He screwed his eyes shut and waited for it to be over.  The optimistic part of his brain opined that this actually worked quite well as a way to get down, much better than trying to slowly retrace his steps blind and backwards.  Derek briefly wished that he'd studied neuroscience instead of mathematics, the better to identify that optimistic lobe and cauterize it.  

His feet thunked firmly onto the soil, and he tried not to stumble as he opened his eyes.  He half expected to discover that the mahogany bark had sprouted a face, and found himself mildly disappointed that it had not.  There was something much easier about talking to something that shouldn't be able to respond when it at least responded from a source that might conceivably be capable of speech.  "Now then," the tree rumbled from somewhere deep in the heart of its trunk, "what are you on about, climbing all the way up there?"

"Forgive me, err, sir," Derek hazarded.  "I'm rather lost, you see, so I thought I might try to get my bearings.  There was a, um, bear who told me to look for a stream."

"A bear?" the tree rumbled in disbelief.

Derek felt his own disbelief about the situation, but thought that the reaction was a bit rich coming from a talking tree.  "Yes, in a cave near...”  He realized that he had no idea how to finish this sentence, and felt rather silly having begun it.  “Not too far from here,” he finished lamely.

The leaves rustled in a ruminating sort of way, and Derek staggered, stunned, as something heavy clonked painfully onto his head.  He rubbed at the tender place and blinked the spots out of his eyes to see a gigantic red apple, nearly the size of his head, resting at his feet.  Without hesitation, he buried his face greedily in its luscious, juicy depths.  It didn't quite taste like an apple; he was reminded of an odd cross between a pear and a pineapple, but with a texture almost like a kiwi without the seeds, sweet and juicy and the best thing he'd ever tasted.  Inside of a few minutes, the massive fruit was gone completely, and his face was damp and sticky.  "Thank you," he said, his breath coming a little short at the unexpected exertion of eating so quickly.  He was still a bit hungry, but the edge was definitely gone, and it was easier to think about something other than his belly.

"You looked hungry," the tree said.

"Starving," Derek admitted.  "It's been a while since I've eaten."

"You should be better prepared for such journeys," the tree admonished.  "I do so dislike unprepared travelers."  Derek wasn't sure what to say to this, and so said nothing.  He gazed idly up into the branches, wondering where the fruit had come from and if there might be any more.  He didn't think he'd seen anything like it while climbing.  "You, boy, have terrible manners and little sense.  I should string you up at my borders as a warning that others who venture into these woods, that they might take better care."  It rustled its leaves again, this time in a rhythmic, drumming sort of way, like someone tapping their fingers in thought.  "But Nita has taken pity on you, and I am inclined to respect that, no matter what I might think of her judgment.  Which stream?"

Derek replayed the conversation from earlier in his mind.  "All she said a blue stream coming from the mountains."

"Ah yes."  One of the twisted lower limbs unfurled, pointing off behind the tree at an angle.  "That way, maybe two or three miles.  Hard to miss."  Derek felt an unexpected rush of gratitude that everyone he ran into seemed to know each other at least, which meant he didn't have to attempt, and likely utterly fail, to explain himself.  Thus occupied with this thought, he didn't notice another of the limbs slipping around him until it grasped the back of his shirt and hauled him a few feet off the ground.  He was immensely proud of himself for reacting only with a slight grunt.  

"Now listen here," the tree boomed, full of menace and devoid of nonsense or tolerance for any sort of bullshit.  "Don't go climbing any more trees.  There are nuts and berries on the bushes, but leave everything else alone.  I grant you safe passage through my forest, but I am in a bad mood and will happily turn you into fertilizer if you cross me again.  Understood?"

"Oh yeah," Derek said weakly.  The tree slammed him back to the ground, which didn't do his knee any particular favors.  "Umm, thanks."

The tree rumbled wordlessly, and the limbs resumed their previous positions.  Derek lingered for a moment, but that seemed to be rather the end of it.  Still eyeing the tree hesitantly, he limped off in the direction it had indicated.

Read scenes from other authors at the #saturdayscenes hashtag.

Illustration by +Laura Toivola ___

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2014-08-08 22:50:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Growing up, I always had this vague idea that DC did the main superhero comics and Marvel was just kind of around.  (I didn't read comics, so this just came from pop cultural osmosis.)

But in the past decade or so, Marvel has seriously stepped up their game, while DC has just quietly wet itself in the corner.

h/t +Katey Springle Lempka 

___Growing up, I always had this vague idea that DC did the main superhero comics and Marvel was just kind of around.  (I didn't read comics, so this just came from pop cultural osmosis.)

But in the past decade or so, Marvel has seriously stepped up their game, while DC has just quietly wet itself in the corner.

h/t +Katey Springle Lempka 

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2014-08-08 13:58:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#minsgame  day 8: More Disney crap.  Here we have:

- The map from Halloween Treat.  I already have another of these maps, and that one has stickers, so this one can go.
- A gold paper crown.  I vaguely remember wearing these with a group in the park, but when or why escapes me.  Trash.
- A Buzz Lightyear birthday bucket.  There might have been cake in this?  And something else?  Also don't remember who gave it to me.  Trash.
- Jessica Rabbit mints that are 5-10 years old.  Ewwwwww.  Trash.
- A chocolate mint from Club 33.  Also pretty gross, and I have other mementos from our Club 33 visit.  Trash.
- Plaza Inn button.  Don't remember the occasion where I got it, and not any sort of exclusive.  Trash.
- A whatsit with the College Program logo.  I wasn't actually in College Program, and I have no idea what purpose this device serves. Trash.
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#minsgame  day 8: More Disney crap.  Here we have:

- The map from Halloween Treat.  I already have another of these maps, and that one has stickers, so this one can go.
- A gold paper crown.  I vaguely remember wearing these with a group in the park, but when or why escapes me.  Trash.
- A Buzz Lightyear birthday bucket.  There might have been cake in this?  And something else?  Also don't remember who gave it to me.  Trash.
- Jessica Rabbit mints that are 5-10 years old.  Ewwwwww.  Trash.
- A chocolate mint from Club 33.  Also pretty gross, and I have other mementos from our Club 33 visit.  Trash.
- Plaza Inn button.  Don't remember the occasion where I got it, and not any sort of exclusive.  Trash.
- A whatsit with the College Program logo.  I wasn't actually in College Program, and I have no idea what purpose this device serves.  Trash.
- A magnetic picture frame from WDW.  I have a weird relationship with picture frames, because I don't really get around to putting pictures in them, and I'm not sure that I even have pictures of my only WDW trip to put in it.  Donate.___

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2014-08-07 23:21:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

And for #minsgame  day 7, we have a pile of Fastpasses.  The square ones are from my trip to WDW in early 2007.  (The lines didn't actually merit needing a Fastpass for Jungle Cruise, I just got one for the weirdness of having a Jungle Cruise Fastpass.)  I feel like there's a story behind the stack of Thunder ones, but I don't remember what it was.  

And for #minsgame  day 7, we have a pile of Fastpasses.  The square ones are from my trip to WDW in early 2007.  (The lines didn't actually merit needing a Fastpass for Jungle Cruise, I just got one for the weirdness of having a Jungle Cruise Fastpass.)  I feel like there's a story behind the stack of Thunder ones, but I don't remember what it was.  ___

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2014-08-07 23:16:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Catching up on #minsgame  since I missed it yesterday.  I finally cracked open my box of Disneyland memorabilia, which I haven't really touched since we moved to KC.

It was weirdly emotional.  I found myself actually tearing up as I encountered old nametags and park maps.  It's been nearly 9 years since I went to an open casting day, bright and enthusiastic and angling for the Jungle Cruise or the Haunted Mansion, and over 5 years since I walked out of Harbor Pointe for the last time, burned out and cynical but having done something I'd dreamed of my whole life.  It was a truly transformative experience, and I have no idea who or where I'd be today without it.  Even having seen the slightly bullshittier side, Disneyland is still an incredibly special place for me, and I miss those exhausting, frustrating, poverty-line days quite a bit.

There are a lot of thingsin th... more »

Catching up on #minsgame  since I missed it yesterday.  I finally cracked open my box of Disneyland memorabilia, which I haven't really touched since we moved to KC.

It was weirdly emotional.  I found myself actually tearing up as I encountered old nametags and park maps.  It's been nearly 9 years since I went to an open casting day, bright and enthusiastic and angling for the Jungle Cruise or the Haunted Mansion, and over 5 years since I walked out of Harbor Pointe for the last time, burned out and cynical but having done something I'd dreamed of my whole life.  It was a truly transformative experience, and I have no idea who or where I'd be today without it.  Even having seen the slightly bullshittier side, Disneyland is still an incredibly special place for me, and I miss those exhausting, frustrating, poverty-line days quite a bit.

There are a lot of things in there that are probably junk, but I can't quite bring myself to get rid of the ticket stubs and buttons and various bits and bobs.  Not quite yet.  As I get older and start forgetting the stories behind them, perhaps it will be easier to part with them.

Of course, there's also a ton of stuff in that box that I have no problem pitching.  Here we have four copies of the special map from the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest premiere (I have one of these that's covered in autographs from that night, although I haven't come across it yet), an empty gift card, and a tiny Cinderella of unknown origin.  The card is trash, the doll is on the donation pile, and the maps will go up on eBay.___

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2014-08-07 21:13:49 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)

When the title first popped up in this trailer, my reaction was, "Oh, another Dracula.  ::dismissive wanking gesture::"

But to my surprise, this actually looks really good.  A noble man who fights monsters by becoming one?  Some new and clever uses of powers?  A vampire that's fucking scary?  Okay, movie, I'm on board.  Just don't fuck it up.

When the title first popped up in this trailer, my reaction was, "Oh, another Dracula.  ::dismissive wanking gesture::"

But to my surprise, this actually looks really good.  A noble man who fights monsters by becoming one?  Some new and clever uses of powers?  A vampire that's fucking scary?  Okay, movie, I'm on board.  Just don't fuck it up.___

2014-08-07 20:39:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

The insomnia monster visited last night, meaning that it wasn't until 4 sodding a.m. that I got to sleep.

So in the past twelve hours, I have taken a shower, gone out for brunch, and trudged around Costco.  Other than that, I have slept.

Son of a whore.  I had stuff I was going to get done today, but apparently the generic Tylenol PM I finally resorted to had other ideas.

The insomnia monster visited last night, meaning that it wasn't until 4 sodding a.m. that I got to sleep.

So in the past twelve hours, I have taken a shower, gone out for brunch, and trudged around Costco.  Other than that, I have slept.

Son of a whore.  I had stuff I was going to get done today, but apparently the generic Tylenol PM I finally resorted to had other ideas.___

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2014-08-07 00:43:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Playing Galaxy Truckers. Game play seems really complicated, but it makes arrangements for a learning round, and the instruction manual is kind of hilarious. 

Playing Galaxy Truckers. Game play seems really complicated, but it makes arrangements for a learning round, and the instruction manual is kind of hilarious. ___

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2014-08-06 19:39:53 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 6 +1s)

Some of these are actually pretty brilliant.

Cat Hacks - Fun & Clever

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/26-hacks-that-will-make-any-cat-owners-life-easier?bffb
#cats   #cathacks  ___Some of these are actually pretty brilliant.

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2014-08-06 15:11:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

They finished the remodel on our local AMC. Super classy.

Although we're currently sitting in darkness and silence, which is a little unsettling. At least bring up the house lights, guys. 

They finished the remodel on our local AMC. Super classy.

Although we're currently sitting in darkness and silence, which is a little unsettling. At least bring up the house lights, guys. ___

2014-08-06 14:48:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Driver in the next car is on her phone with a binder from a body shop propped open against the steering wheel.

I think I know how your last accident happened, lady. 

Driver in the next car is on her phone with a binder from a body shop propped open against the steering wheel.

I think I know how your last accident happened, lady. ___

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2014-08-06 03:28:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#minsgame day 5, some stuff from the office

#minsgame day 5, some stuff from the office___

2014-08-05 23:49:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

There's a table at our Tuesday night Starbucks which seats six, which is perfect for our usual group of 6-8 writers.  Except when one lone douchebag decides to set up camp, forcing us to take up spots elsewhere.

Well, not tonight.  Despite the presence of some kid who brought his entire dorm room with him, I've taken one of the five open seats he's trying to bogart.

The game is afoot, motherfucker.

There's a table at our Tuesday night Starbucks which seats six, which is perfect for our usual group of 6-8 writers.  Except when one lone douchebag decides to set up camp, forcing us to take up spots elsewhere.

Well, not tonight.  Despite the presence of some kid who brought his entire dorm room with him, I've taken one of the five open seats he's trying to bogart.

The game is afoot, motherfucker.___

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2014-08-05 03:13:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Late night #minsgame because I didn't get home until about half an hour ago. Three cheap bits of work "swag" and one book light that never worked very well. I'm putting them on the donate pile for now, but they might just end up in the trash.

Late night #minsgame because I didn't get home until about half an hour ago. Three cheap bits of work "swag" and one book light that never worked very well. I'm putting them on the donate pile for now, but they might just end up in the trash.___

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2014-08-04 18:04:49 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Well, it probably would be very useful.

http://bvckybear.co.vu/post/93573505610/based-on-this-post-with-captain-america

Well, it probably would be very useful.

http://bvckybear.co.vu/post/93573505610/based-on-this-post-with-captain-america___

2014-08-04 01:48:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Since husbandperson's alarm goes off in six hours and the show hasn't actually started, we're trying to get our money back. This is just such a disaster, and such a disappointment because it's Motley Crue's farewell tour. 

Since husbandperson's alarm goes off in six hours and the show hasn't actually started, we're trying to get our money back. This is just such a disaster, and such a disappointment because it's Motley Crue's farewell tour. ___

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2014-08-04 01:22:01 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Finally seated, at least. Still going to take a while to get everyone in.

Tomorrow is gonna suck... 

Finally seated, at least. Still going to take a while to get everyone in.

Tomorrow is gonna suck... ___

2014-08-04 01:06:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The Alice Cooper/Mötley Crue show was supposed to start over an hour ago, and we still have not been allowed to take our seats. People are miserable and angry. Rumors are circulating that someone canceled.

There will be angry letters, oh yes. I'm getting compensation for this, or I'm not my mother's daughter. 

The Alice Cooper/Mötley Crue show was supposed to start over an hour ago, and we still have not been allowed to take our seats. People are miserable and angry. Rumors are circulating that someone canceled.

There will be angry letters, oh yes. I'm getting compensation for this, or I'm not my mother's daughter. ___

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2014-08-04 00:12:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Tickets say 7:00. They haven't opened the doors yet.

This does not put me in the mood to rock. 

Tickets say 7:00. They haven't opened the doors yet.

This does not put me in the mood to rock. ___

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2014-08-03 23:30:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The doors haven't opened yet, so we're all desperately ignoring the sidewalk preacher with a microphone.

Although I did score a Chick tract, so that's a win. 

The doors haven't opened yet, so we're all desperately ignoring the sidewalk preacher with a microphone.

Although I did score a Chick tract, so that's a win. ___

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2014-08-03 23:03:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

My basement is going to be a fruitful source for #minsgame, oh yes. Two hand warmers presumably from my mom for the donate pile, and a cheap plastic medal for the trash. 

My basement is going to be a fruitful source for #minsgame, oh yes. Two hand warmers presumably from my mom for the donate pile, and a cheap plastic medal for the trash. ___

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2014-08-03 21:26:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Mean Girls: TARDIS edition

___Mean Girls: TARDIS edition

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2014-08-03 21:14:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I think the tone is one of the reasons people have embraced this movie and were really anticipating it.  In an age dripping with irony and grimdark, there's something rather special about sincerity and unabashed cheese.  

The huge box office will hopefully send a message that people are desperate to have fun at the movies again.

Great movie. Don't see it in 3D. ___I think the tone is one of the reasons people have embraced this movie and were really anticipating it.  In an age dripping with irony and grimdark, there's something rather special about sincerity and unabashed cheese.  

The huge box office will hopefully send a message that people are desperate to have fun at the movies again.

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