Blogger STD: My First Story

STD? Tamarind at Righteous Orbs has started a new blog gift that keeps on giving. Tamarind’s calling it a blogger STD, in the hopes that it’ll spread, infection-like. Here are the basic details on the exchange from his post: I notice that it’s a season for gift-giving, mulled wine, the warm fuzzies and what not…

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Veggies and Fountain Pens and Socks!

Mr. Moore has recently discovered the pleasure of photography as a hobby. Naturally, I am abusing this hobby for my own purposes. BEHOLD! Veggies The fourth and final crate of winter veggies has arrived! This batch is modeled by a round lion, a fuzzy hedgehog, and a stone owl. We have TWO kinds of potatoes,…

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Flash Fiction Update

Prompts Looks like I might be doing more writing prompts, but concentrating on flash fiction for them. Flash fiction’s definition is a moving target. In a broad sense, it’s a piece of fiction which is less than 1,000 words. I’m going to keep mine under 500 words, but actually aim for a length closer to…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount is a post-NaNoWriMo attempt to continue writing a reasonable amount throughout the entire year. Everyone sets their own wordcount goals for a week, giving their own values to draft, edit, blogging, and collaborative writing. How Did I Do? My weekly wordcount goal is set to 1,000. According to my GoogleDoc…

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How To Answer A Polite Question

“Writer” Jodi Meadows had a fantastic blog post over at her livejournal – I’m a writer (but I’m not going to tell my neighbor). What do YOU say when someone asks you what you do? The consensus over there seemed to be that most folks felt awkward and uncomfortable talking about being a writer. I’ve…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount is a post-NaNoWriMo attempt to continue writing a reasonable amount throughout the entire year. Everyone sets their own wordcount goals for a week, giving their own values to draft, edit, blogging, and collaborative writing. How Did I Do? My weekly wordcount goal is set to 1,000. According to my GoogleDoc…

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Tiny Sheep Presents … Vegetables!

Winter CSA Share #3. Is this a ridiculous amount of food or is this a ridiculous amount of food? Holy monkeys, we are SO going for the “everyother” when we do this next year. Today’s veggies are brought to you by a tiny sheep and a world-traveling Pluto (I bought him at Tokyo Disneyland when…

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TTFN, NaNoWriMo…Now What?

Over It is December 1, 2009. NaNoWriMo is now officially over for this year. I know four winners* this year, which is incredibly awesome, and I want to give a shout out to each of you. Krizzlybear Pikestaff Iris Charlie (technically, Charlie cheated by having an already-started draft, but I feel the spirit of NaNoWriMo…

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Dragon Age: Origins

Let’s not kid ourselves, eh? You know me. I know me. This is gonna be a long post. Get comfy, grab the beverage of your choosing, and gather round for some opinions. The Short Version It is unquestionably worth playing if you like Role-Playing Games (RPGs, for the uninitiated).  Get it for the COMPUTER, if…

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Gaming Promiscuity

I recently got out of a really long relationship. It was tough to say goodbye after being together – exclusively – for more than five years, but it had to be done. I just wasn’t growing as a person anymore, and I felt stifled by the demands and needs of my old partner. The spark…

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