I Came. I Saw. I Told a Story.

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Writing Quote – William H. Gass

This.

amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – William H. Gass

This.

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The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

I would LOVE to see this exhibit. Here’s hoping it makes it over to the States!

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Well, I’m happy that this 365 Days worth of Squee is off to a great start. I’m in the middle of unpacking my library, stumbling on the books I’ve been pulling together for my alternate history novel, when I realized something.

I am very lucky.

I say this again: I am very lucky. I have had some *great* educators over the years, from an American history professor I had to the T.A. who was studying Viking archaeology. In college, what did I know? Not much. I didn’t really fully understand cultural appropriation, Western imperialism, or how history books I’d read were so one-sided—I was too inexperienced to I think. Suspected? Yes. Years later, *now* I understand some things about these pretty heady topics, because I’ve intentionally put the time in to find various perspectives for a lot of reasons, both personally and professionally.

The truth is, I love history because there’s so many powerful and emotional stories there—some that make me cry, laugh, get angry, scratch my head, throw my fist in the air, and drop my jaw with amazement. I could be wrong, but I’m of the mind that empathy can be learned by understanding the atrocities of the past and listening to the voices who dared to speak of them so we don’t repeat these events in the future. I see that history is a lot more complex and real than what it often gets distilled into, and I reflexively want to find out more from both sides—even if it makes me uncomfortable—so I have more stories to read and, by way of research, more stories to tell.

This has been a transformative squee, brought to you by thinking about what inspires me.

12/365

  • Mood: I’m… Getting… Better!
  • Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Working on my second cup.
  • Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: STILL yping like mad!
  • In My Ears: Fish tank.
  • Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
  • Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
  • Movie Last Viewed: Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Latest Artistic Project: My cat ate my Halloween decorations
  • Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
  • Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
  • What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

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Caption this! :-p

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skinnyforskinnys:

How gorgeous is this.

Wow.

I’ve been waiting to see this again.

I’ve waited 3 months for this

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Desk organizer from Graphic 45 / lovely! http://ebks.to/1uGNlQc


WANT

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Desk organizer from Graphic 45 / lovely! http://ebks.to/1uGNlQc

WANT

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fuck-yeah-feminist:

This deserves so many reblogs.

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

Boo-yah. Be who you are. Love ya for it!

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Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

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I was tagged by RPG publisher Sean Patrick Fannon in the 11 albums-that-touched-my-life meme. So hence? Today’s 365 Days of Squee post is about 11 Albums That Make Me Squee. Music has always been a big part of my life, but I haven’t always had the opportunity to keep up with what’s popular or dive into what’s popular. Exploring music, in general, requires me to take time out for this task—and I haven’t always done that. Why? Well, music can be very comforting to me because my world is based on sound. Words are containers of meaning surrounded by a tone or a chord. I hear music everywhere.

There are certain, specific songs by Journey, Muse, Blues Traveler, Christina Aguilera, Metallica, Fiona Apple, hell even Sepultura, BauHaus, The Cure, Garbage, John Lee Hooker, etc. to cry to, to be comforted by, to let loose in anger. There are others, like The Lord of the Rings, Lucy, Battlestar Galactica, and Tron soundtracks that set a baseline for my mood while I’m writing. Other soundtracks, like the innovative compositions found in video games like Final Fantasy XIII or The Legend of Zelda, simply brighten my day.

But on an album-wide level? These are the albums, in no particular order, that make me squee because I want to sing along (inserting the word “watermelon” if I forget the lyrics) or get up and dance. I am PURPOSEFULLY excluding anything from Queen and Muse, because they’d dominate the list. Heh.

Here’s a list of 11 albums. ONLY 11?!?!?! F-Bomb it. I’m taking this list to 15.

      1.) “Mambo Birdland” by Tito Puente
      2.) “AM” by Arctic Monkeys
      3.) “Greatest” by Duran Duran
      4.) “Aftermath” by Cruciform Injection
      5.) “The Downward Spiral” by Nine Inch Nails
      6.) “American Made Music to Strip By” by Rob Zombie
      7.) “19” by Adele
      8.) “I Am…Sasha Fierce” by Beyonce
      9.) “Flood” by They Might Be Giants
      10.)”Optics” by I: Scintilla
      11.)”The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga
      12.) “The Wiz” Soundtrack by Various
      13.) “Once More With Feeling” Soundtrack from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
      14.) “The Seldom Seen Kid” by Elbow
      15.) “The Essential Michael Jackson” by Michael Jackson

    Mmmm…k? Now tagging Sean E. Williams, Emily Care Boss, and Groot. Er, not Groot. Riddick. I mean Vin Diesel!

    (Hey, nobody said who I couldn’t tag…)

    P.S. Hell yes, I really want to write a Riddick novel.

    P.P.S. Yep, shameless. But if I don’t throw that out there? I’d be sitting on my squee-ness for Vin Diesel. Heh. And Vin Diesel deserves all the squees!

    4/365

    • Mood: Bwah?
    • Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: I could drink a two-liter of Coke Zero right now I kid you not!
    • Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: I didn’t. Sad face.
    • In My Ears: Beeps and boops from Skype messages
    • Game Last Played:Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    • Book Last Read:The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    • Movie Last ViewedSnow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
    • Latest Artistic Project: Um…
    • Latest Fiction/Comic Release:Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    • Latest Game Release:Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    • What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

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    There’s been a lot of talk about the word “gamer” lately, and some problems that have been coming to the surface in the video game community/network at large. I’ve read quite a few articles saying that anyone who identifies as a gamer should simply abandon the term.

    So let me be clear on a couple of points:

    1) I don’t think it’s cool if you disagree with someone you know (or a total stranger) to be mean to them or harrass them or their families. Way, way out of line. When someone provides a viewpoint about your favorite thing, you’re not being attacked personally. It may feel that way, but perspective is everything.

    And 2) If you want to identify me as a gamer because that’s how you view me? I have NO problem with that. I think the blogs are wrong that we should abandon the term or that the word is tainted. While gamer is not the ONLY word that defines me, my hope is that I am one of many positive examples of what a gamer is and can be, so I can inspire the next generation of people who’ll either join the hobby to play or work in it on some level.