A Little Something for V-Day

Invitation to Love Come when the nights are bright with stars Or come when the moon is mellow; Come when the sun his golden bars Drops on the hay-field yellow. Come in the twilight soft and gray, Come in the night or come in the day, Come, O love, whene’er you may, And you are welcome, welcome.  You are sweet, O Love, dear Love, You are soft as the nesting dove. Come to my heart and bring

Cool Stuff Friday 02-13-15

Happy Friday the 13th! The only remaining holiday that Hallmark doesn't have a card for (please don't disabuse me if I am wrong)! It's Mary Robinette Kowal's birthday and she's giving us gifts! Read her novelette here. Lifehacker found a tool called Twine that lets you create your own Choose Your Own Adventure stories. And this gif, via user zombiederf on Tumblr:

In Solidarity with Deliliah: How Society Teaches Us to Hate Ourselves & Other Women

First, you should probably go and read Delilah Dawson's post. I'll give the same admonishment here: I'm not posting this for bravery accolades, or to be told I'm wrong, or that I'm right, so I'm asking you to refrain from those types of comments. I'm saying this because it needs to be said. I first heard of Delilah Dawson at Jordancon two years ago. She was on some panels I attended, and I wondered who this

Cool Stuff Friday

Seen a couple of cool things this week. Firstly, the hilarious Who the F is My D&D Character: http://whothefuckismydndcharacter.com/ Second, play 2400 old school DOS games in your browser: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games And when you really need to stop procrastinating and get back to work: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/vip/~3/pHVTla_YPP8/forcedraft-doesnt-let-you-quit-writing-until-you-hit-yo-1678244018

The 2015 Urban Fantasy Zodiac

So a couple of years back, I did a tongue-in-cheek Urban Fantasy Zodiac with a similar structure to the Chinese zodiac. All my respect to the original astrology, and if you're not familiar with it, this is a good starter guide. I'm not really a believer in any version of the zodiac, honestly, but I've always appreciated what these beliefs teach us about mankind's early attempts to explain astronomy, the world, and ourselves. In any case, for

Ghostbusters vs. Ghostbusters II

So my husband and I were debating the opening scenes of the two Ghostbusters movies, as one does, and we determined that Peter's introduction in the first movie is not the same as Egon's opening scene in the second. Stick with me, for all shall be revealed. Venkemen's opening scene is him, in his office, with a pair of presumably undergrad volunteers. He is in the midst of an experiment, as he states it, to determine

Sick Day

Sometimes, taking hold of the moments means just taking care of oneself. I ran pretty hard throughout the month of December, since Thanksgiving really. Holidays, presents, shopping, some babysitting, and knowing all the while that there were some pretty stressful work things coming up at the end of the month. So when I started feeling run down along about the middle of the month, I knew I was in trouble. It wasn't exhaustion, not quite.

Happy New Year

Time, like the rules of society, is an agreement we all make that certain things will be done a specific way. Time is all one piece. There are no endings and no beginnings to time, which means that the concept of the New Year is really kind of silly. It means we don't have to wait for a specific day of the year to change ourselves for the better. Every day, every breath, is an

In Honor of May the 4th

Okay, I am about to open up to you all, for realsies. I don't do this very often because my brain is a scary place, and I don't want all my friends to run screaming into the ether never to return. But it's May the 4th today, which in nerd circles is pretty important. (Because what nerd doesn't love a geek reference AND a horrible pun in the same sentence, am I right?) So I'm going to