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On Annotated Rainbow Brite Fan Fiction

Hey, I also dictated Rainbow Brite fan fiction to my babysitter! I couldn't remember Murky and Lurky's names, so I just called them "the bad guy" and "the other one."

My babysitter was a great editor. She pointed out when I had called both bad guys "the other one." She also didn't say anything like "My Little Ponies are a totally different show!" when I decided they needed to show up. (To younger me, the only thing keeping Starlite from being a pony was that he was too tall and the star was on his forehead, not his butt.)

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm 0

On Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Commit to the Life I Have Instead of the Life I Could Have?

It is the same life.
Exactly! You're still you, your past is still there, you're just in a different place (and cut off from the social circle you did have*). It's hard to get better just by running away from your problems.

*I am sure among everyone you've ever known are people who do care about you and like you even with your current problems (they have problems too!). They'd miss you.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@CaitlinRenee LOL. "Don't take it personally even though that's what I'm doing!"

PS- tldr

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm 1

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@beetnemesis Kind of like rubbernecking at a traffic accident
Oh, so you were driving home from work and Jennifer Lawrence's naked body caused a huge traffic jam?

Also, here's a hint: commentaries typically included more than one word. One word commentaries are usually adjectives, as those are words that we use describe things. The person who observes the sky is blue is ahead of you. Your "commentary" boils down to, "the sky is the sky."

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@CaitlinRenee And also, where did all the smart, snappy, educated women who used to make up the hairpin commentariat get off to.
They all went someplace where they could disagree without someone implying that they were dumb and uneducated.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm 0

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@beetnemesis Anyone who justifies "a gross invasion of privacy" (your words) with the phrase "because… Internet" is lucky someone actually came up with an insult as unique as pigturd. You're lucky to be associated with an animal as great a pig.

"all the this vitriol and divisiveness for someone who did a vitriolic, divisive thing!" Well, I'm shocked.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:57 am 0

On A (Spoiler-Free) Interview With All I Love and Know Author Judith Frank

This sounds like a fascinating novel. Definitely going to read!

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:01 am 0

On Coming Out at Work, An Introductory Queer Library, and Being "Queer Enough"

I just wanted to second the recommendation for Stone Butch Blues. Sure, it's a little dated, but it's pretty great and I can't think of too many other books of its kind (and as far as being dated, probably one of the limited number of books of its era narrated by a butch woman).

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 7:08 am 0

On The Last Days of Rome

Good grief. There should be a warning for the link under "This." I just saw something so ugly it makes athletic socks with Tevas look good.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

On What My Mom Wants Me to Blog About Instead of This

Coldwater Creek is closing? My mom will be sad. I hope Talbolts is doing okay!

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm 2