-_-

beautifulfic:

I just got an email from an online friend I’ve not heard from for literally years. It was not the rekindling of the valuable friendship - one that had lapsed through neglect - which I’d hoped for. 

The middle and both ends of it was that I’m wasting my abilities writing fanfiction when I should be doing it professionally, and that while they’re disappointed in my lack of progress from when they knew me before, they’re not surprised by my failure.

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Who is this friend.  Please allow me to PUNCH THEM IN THE FUCKING THROAT.

If “progress” equals “monetization” we’re all fucked.  Why exercise unless you’re going to go out for the Olympic team?  Why learn to cook unless you’re going to get a job as a chef?  Why enjoy nature unless you’re going to be the next Bear Grylls?

The metric for your writing progress is not “are you now getting paid for it,” it is “are you writing better now than you were before,” and if you’ve been writing in the interim, then yes, you are.

23 September 2014 ·

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So you may have noted that I’m kinda quiet lately.  It’s almost entirely due to the fact that I got into a craft fair that could be huge and it’s on October 19th and I am spending almost every waking minute sewing like a madwoman.  I am taking my machine in for service tomorrow because it has started creaking and groaning like machinery in a Tim Burton movie, the poor thing.

So that’s why.

23 September 2014 ·

Forgive me, Benedict.  I’m sorry, Idris,  Apologies, RDJ.  But though all of you are divine — to me, this will always be the handsomest man in Hollywood.
And I’m really interested in what he’s doing with his career.  He seems to have given up on mainstream/blockbuster success and he’s turning to edgy, artsy films - which is where he got started, after all.  I need to see both “Prisoners” and “Enemy” and lots of other films he’s made recently.

Forgive me, Benedict.  I’m sorry, Idris,  Apologies, RDJ.  But though all of you are divine — to me, this will always be the handsomest man in Hollywood.

And I’m really interested in what he’s doing with his career.  He seems to have given up on mainstream/blockbuster success and he’s turning to edgy, artsy films - which is where he got started, after all.  I need to see both “Prisoners” and “Enemy” and lots of other films he’s made recently.

20 September 2014 ·

oncomingtragedy said: Just wondering if you have any favourite student recipes in your magical cookbook of awesomeness? Or any (more) recipes that are relatively inexpensive but still delicious and filling? I've been working (or rather cooking) my way through your tag recently and we seem to share a taste in certain flavours, so any additions would be much loved and appreciated. C: Thanks!

Oh, I have many.  

Lately, my go-to make-ahead meal goes like this:

1.  Buy Minute Rice 1-cup servings of rice or quinoa.  BUT for the budget conscious, just make your own rice or quinoa or whatever.

2.  Saute 2 cups sweet onion with 1 tbsp minced garlic, a big package of sliced mushrooms and 1 each three different bell peppers your choice of colors.  Add in 2 lbs ground turkey (cheaper and healthier than beef) and whatever spices you enjoy (I like cumin and herbs de provence) until it’s done.  Freeze half or divvy it into smaller containers.

3.  Eat it in whatever portion size suits you over rice and put some spicy pasta sauce on top before you nuke it.  It’ll last you forever.

A few other recipes I like:

Chicken Divan

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless or not, you’re going to take the meat off anyway)
  • 1 package frozen broccoli florets, thawed and WELL DRAINED
  • 1 can cream chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayo
  • lemon juice and curry powder
  • some shredded cheddar and two slices of bread cut into cubes.

Cook the chicken in the micro until done.  Let it cook.  Cut it into bite-sized pieces.  Layer the broccoli (you can also use fresh) in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Layer the chicken on top of it.  Mix the soup, mayo, curry powder and lemon juice (a few squirts’ll do) together and pour it over everything.  Get a goodish layer of cheese on top.  Bake at 350 for like 20 mins, then sprinkle the bread cubes on and bake more until they’re toasty brown.  

Did you make that black bean and sweet potato stew with the chorizo?  because that shit is da bomb.

Some links from my LJ:

20 September 2014 ·

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Diana Gabaldon once compared people writing fanfic of her characters to the act of rape. Ew. She is vehemently antific.

Which is rich, since by her own admission, Outlander is self-insert Doctor Who fanfic.

19 September 2014 ·

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So I started watching “Outlander.”  I wasn’t too keen because I didn’t like the book (and Diana Gabaldon can bite me), but I thought I’d give it a shot.

OMG nobody told me this was a Ronald D. Moore production.  Now you have my attention.

And it’s quite good.  Mmmm, Graham McTavish.

19 September 2014 ·

dareva:

Perhaps this video of a bulldog puppy and his nemesis the ice cube would be of interest (found on Shakesville this morning).

OMG HE IS SO FEROCIOUS AND SO CONFUSED ABOUT THE ICE CUBE HE JUST KNOWS HE’S GOTTA GET IT

ded from cute

(via wandaholmes)

18 September 2014 ·

Anonymous said: Recommend any dreamspinner titles in particular? Love Zero at the Bone

If you loved Zero, you should read “Shades of Grey” by Brooke McKinley.  I knew her from BBM fandom as well - it’s a fantastic read similar in tone to Zero, about an FBI agent babysitting a drug runner turned states’ evidence.  TW for gore/violence in parts.

18 September 2014 ·

deaddreamers:

best photoset I’ve ever seen

(Source: iammyurl, via abbykate)

18 September 2014 ·

atla-gifs:

katara and aang dancing

requested by anon

All I can think about is how many times in their life together they must have remembered this, and talked about this and maybe tried to recapture it, and maybe on his deathbed Aang said “remember the first time we danced together” no stop it i’m not crying you’re crying

(via pemalovestenzin)

18 September 2014 ·

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btw i saved my tablet.

apparently it is not broken, it has just become a total diva

and it will ONLY accept charge from the charge cord in my bedroom.

fucking prima donna.

18 September 2014 ·

purepopfornowpeople:

Time is a flat circle.

SIGH.
Snopes is your friend.
(tl:dr, this is fake)

purepopfornowpeople:

Time is a flat circle.

SIGH.

Snopes is your friend.

(tl:dr, this is fake)

(via aprillikesthings)

18 September 2014 ·

35% off all Paperbacks at Dreamspinner Press starts today

Want some lovely m/m romance and sexytimes?  My publisher, Dreamspinner Press, has a sale on paperbacks starting today, including mine (“Zero at the Bone,” by Jane Seville).  So now’s a good time to pick up a physical copy of a favorite ebook, or get some new titles.

18 September 2014 ·

9

earlier my galaxy tablet crashed so i left it alone for awhile

now it’s off and it won’t turn on again at all

i have tried every combination of “hold down the power button” imaginable

what do

17 September 2014 ·

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Okay, I’ve had to declare Inbox Bankruptcy again (thanks to Toasty for that perfect term for it).  I’ve tried to answer all the direct questions.  A giant mass thank-you for all the nice messages about fic or anything else.  If you’ve sent me anything that needs a response please resubmit.

14 September 2014 ·

Who is the MadLori?

I'm Lori. I'm 40, a scientist and a freelance writer). Fanfiction is my drug of choice. This is where I dump all my obsessive fannishness along with whatever else strikes me. At the moment the dominant fandom is Sherlock. That can change at anytime. Be warned. Eye protection should be worn in this area.

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