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Blood Sports For the Gentle Soul

When was the last time you saw real fear on someone’s face? How about pain? Shock? Rage-fueled fury? I’m not talking movies here, either, no, I mean real people displaying real emotions. When is the last time you saw something utterly raw? I see it plenty. See, I’m an MMA fan. MMA stands for mixed… Continue reading Blood Sports For the Gentle Soul

General Thoughts · Novels · Writing

Finishing a Book Series: A Few Thoughts

As you all know, I recently finished writing a series of novels. In this case, it was a trilogy, and one connected novelette. It’s been a bit of a strange ride, but finding myself at the end of the creating part is a new experience. These books are in the range of 100k words each,… Continue reading Finishing a Book Series: A Few Thoughts

Games · General Thoughts · Uncategorized · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

It’s a Maze, This Post, It’s a Maze of… Paper?

When I get bored, I tend to get creative. And for me, creative means, well. In this case, it meant drawing a maze. If you follow my author page on Facebook you’ll already have seen this, but I think it’s worth posting here as well. Four years ago, nearly exactly, I drew this maze. A couple… Continue reading It’s a Maze, This Post, It’s a Maze of… Paper?

General Thoughts · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

One More Time: The Days That Fade At the Edges

One More Time If you were able to relive one day from the last 12 months, which day would it be — and why? The last twelve months have been pretty quiet for me. The LLC I’m part of sold the house we’d remodeled; I directed The Secret Garden: The Musical with my mother; my husband… Continue reading One More Time: The Days That Fade At the Edges

Games · General Thoughts · Technology

The Law of Retaliation: Yoshi’s Woolly World

All week, my husband’s been hinting of a present in the mail. This fact is probably more exciting than the present itself, because all week, he’s been refusing to tell me what was coming. It turns out that this was because it’s not, strictly speaking, a present for me. It’s Yoshi’s Woolly World, a new Nintendo… Continue reading The Law of Retaliation: Yoshi’s Woolly World

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Thug and Other Words That Have Lost Their Political Correctness

I don’t really follow politics, I don’t watch the news, I don’t read the papers, because whenever I do, I become hopelessly enraged at all the things I cannot change. Mostly I stick to small local stuff that I can actually have a hand in. But the events of the day trickle in anyway via articles… Continue reading Thug and Other Words That Have Lost Their Political Correctness

General Thoughts · Technology · Twitter · Zoe

Deaf Dogs and Social Media, Surprisingly Compatable

Yesterday, I was playing on Twitter when the following tweet popped up: @Izi_Garcia Yes! I have a deaf dalmation, she’s 14 years old now. What kind of dog do you have? — Steph (@ShunterNi) September 23, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Question? Answer. 2015, you continue to blow my mind. Sounds simple, right? Let me tell you a… Continue reading Deaf Dogs and Social Media, Surprisingly Compatable