Charlie dudebro.Album http://t.co/x3SzXpEWt3
Words cannot describe the awesome. You must watch. http://t.co/tXtnPT2uxc
Ok, now THIS... THIS is the first really Star Trek-ie thing I've seen in JJ Abram's movies.Star Trek Into Darkne... http://t.co/ZD4rpfyKk4
well, now. This looks like a buttload of fun! R.I.P.D. trailer - Geek Native http://t.co/0l7j7ocyLI R.I.P.D. is a... http://t.co/O7oDPTWJBe
Well I'll be goddamned.Album http://t.co/KpAcgHfCbi
The Geek is Strong in this one... http://t.co/2iwpCervXM
the ever wise +John Scalzi on women and geek sexism. Thank you, sir. Reader Request Week 2013 #9: Women and Ge... http://t.co/ghRoDujUb8
Be like the Mayfly. http://t.co/nZGlLQQx1f
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Oh wow - they had better do this right! The rumors apparently are true. Blake's 7 was a fantastic show - I neve... http://t.co/2pG1bC2UUV
This is quite interesting! Maybe it will jumpstart a story for me... All the pictures he took are ... http://t.co/mfHzhxkinl
So many of you know that IFV is how my wife and I have had our two sons. P-VED is Parent Via Egg Donation, whe... http://t.co/tFz8Tm4bfW
The hurts we give each other Carefully packaged containers of ire and anger Wrapped in the bandages Stained wit... http://t.co/L43apggmAg
a little pompous? The hurts we give each other Carefully packaged containers of ire and anger Wrapped in the ba... http://t.co/dZWVNOY1gT
This is impressive. Scientists hollow out fiber-optic cables, make data t... https://t.co/FULdscwfgt
Charlie and Max walk the dog.Album http://t.co/OlW7PDUNUE
have a dancing wookie.
Literary+ is holding its first blog tour featuring author JD Savage. He'll
be talking about the new book: The Seeds and much more.
JD's first guest blog post can be found on Scott Roche's blog and is
entitled: Profanity in YA Novels
Literary+ is a writer based project brought together and lead by Shen Hart.
It brings together passionate, quality self-published writers to help each
other promote their work, bringing more readers to every member. It was
sparked by the simple fact that there are many top quality self-published
authors being over-looked because they do not have the time and resources
to efficiently and effectively market and promote themselves. With ambition
and passion, Literary+ will take its members to the heights they deserve
through a tight-knit community of like-minded writers.
anyone having a hard time commenting on LJ from their Chrome browser? I'm actually using (shudder) IE to post this becasue it won't work in Chrome either.
So this poem is a direct result of my wife making me clean up because we've got family coming in for the holiday. I found this buried in a stack of papers that I'd pulled out of an old binder. I'm pretty sure it's nearly 20 years old -- from around 1993-1994.
Now, don't get me wrong. The poem as originally written is HORRIBLE. Extraneous words, bad placement, etc. But it gave me the opportunity to edit and rewrite, which is something I need a lot of practice doing.
So here it is.
(c) Drew Nicholson 2012
The dark makes everyone beautiful
soft focus the crags of age into the gently rolling hills of earlier years
clouds of eyelashes scud gently across your seafoam gaze
The dark makes everyone younger
brushing good full dirt into the cracks of accountability
encasing the resonant memories
The dark makes everyone quiet
enveloping sound with silence, deafening even those who do not hear
but listen, there! crickets hop across the meadow, I can tell
The dark makes everyone real
hands soft and gentle as I brush through the weight of tears
exposing everything masked by the light
The dark makes everyone open
the only place where you completely relax
no fear of the dark for you or I.
I don't want an animal abuser in the White House, how about you? Anyone who is that cavalier about abusing animals won't give a crap about abusing humans, either.
Please share this far and wide. Thank you for your support.
Writing and Creative Writing are two of the topics on this application I
have on my iPad and my Android phone called "Zite". It's a
news/site aggregator that works off of your selections and also your Google
Reader feed, if you have one. I've saved up some of the better links about
writing that I've found, and here they are.
Ray Bradbury's Seven Rules for Writers. (http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/ray-bradburys-7-rules-for-writers/)
A lot of people have posted about Ray Bradbury, who, of course, just died a
few weeks ago. I loved his short stories, especially "Fire and Ice". The
rule I find most difficult to do is rule 5 -- feed the muse daily. I'm not
the only writer who has a full-time job, and I'm sure everyone else finds
it as difficult as I do.
Writing Conflict. (http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/spice-up-your-fiction-simple-ways-to-create-page-turning-conflict/)
I'm still absorbing this one, but I like her ideas on how to keep the
conflict reasonable, and yet still generate tension.
Writing in the First Person. (http://www.wordstrumpet.com/2012/06/anwering-your-writing-questions-first-person.html)
Interestingly, I don't feel like writing in the first person is difficult
-- in fact, I find it harder to write in the third person, to the point
where I wrote a short story where at least four separate people took turns
being the first-person narrator. However, for those that do, this article
gives some good techniques for not falling into the "and then I did" and "I
thought", etc. (Hint -- it's a lot like writing in third person, which
makes me think that I'm a wuss for not doing it.)
20 Tips to Sharpen Your Writing. (http://www.writermag.com/Articles/2012/06/25%20tips%20to%20sharpen%20your%20writing.asp)
Finally, a tally sheet of tips designed to help writers draw readers in,
and keep them reading. I'm working on #3, and I do #9 all too often!
While it feels aimed at non-fiction writers, there's definitely stuff in
there that's good for us make-believe types too.
Only four links; I don't want to inundate anyone with too much information.
Got a good site for tips? Post in the comments!
I wrote this about a year ago. In between my first marriage and my second one, I had a torrid, passionate, flame-out affair that sometimes still stuns me with the level of ferocity and pain it enabled.
When I think about how we could have been
how we should have been
I realize instead how we would have been
Five years on
the pain has dulled
the confusion diminished
but every so often
something will remind me
of you or us
and the recriminations
and the what-ifs
and the whys
spill to the surface again
an underground spring
flooding a desert
until, thinking of how we could have been
how we should have been
leads to realizing how we would have been
And the desert drains
leaving behind fertile ground
for a new life
to be lived.
(c) 2012 Drew Nicholson
Check out my review of the space opera ebook Stars Rain Down by Chris Randolph, at A Paper Muse.
So I've got a new Blog -- A Paper Muse -- which I will be linking to from here regularly. That blog will be devoted exclusively to my writing and related topics. The first substantive post is On the Subject of Independent Author Payments, specifically how Amazon.com is taking a huge cut vs. other, more indie publishing venues.
I will continue to post here, at least as infrequently as I do now, of course. :D
Originally posted by yes_justice at Okay people, I do not like asking for money even when it&#39;s not for me, but...
That "church" is located in Greensburg, Indiana. You know who else lived in Greensburg? A young man named Billy Lucas.
Billy Lucas may or may not have been gay, but he was bullied with gay epithets, among others, to the point where he took his own life. It was his suicide along with a rash of others (Asher Brown, Tyler Clementi, too many to list) that inspired Dan Savage and his husband to create the It Gets Better project.
So, my friends.
If you have a spare five bucks on your credit card, or more, it doesn't matter, please take a minute today and donate to Indiana Equality.
On the form, put in memory of Billy Lucas.
Put in honor of Pastor Jeff Sangl and his email address email@example.com , and include the address of the "church" so they get notified by mail:
Apostolic Truth Tabernacle
1114 W. Westridge Pkwy.
Greensburg, IN 47240
I didn't come up with the idea, a commenter on Joe.My.God did, but it bears merit.
And please boost the signal.
Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).
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Which television show doesn't (or didn't) get the love it deserves? Why do you think more people should know and love it as you do?
Rubicon. It wasn't wiz-bang, you had to pay attention to it to keep track of things, there were no polar bears, and I loved it.
I'm reading the Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin.
Hold her ass in place more securely while she licks it.
Valentine's Day is what you make of it. I got my wife some nice things, that I would have gotten her anyway at some other time. We had lunch. It was nice. And then I went back to work.
You are The Lovers
Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.
The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.
Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Fake it till you make it.