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Dec 31

Crappy

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Sleep

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Dec 29

Disney Princesses in Real Life

Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2012 in Web

I love the Internet and the endless cool things to discover. I was looking for an image I saw years ago that revealed how similarly Disney princesses are all drawn the same with the same body shape and everything. I didn’t find that image — if you happen to know what I am talking about comment with a link please.

But I did find this cool photo manipulation series by photographer Jirka Vaatainen showing his idea of what Disney princesses would look like in real life.

I think my favorites are:

They are really well done and cute. Now, off again to look for that blasted picture. Down the rabbit hole, indeed.

Dec 22

Facebook in Rural Georgia

Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Personal, Web

I have to hide so many Facebook posts from local people. Why do so many rural Georgians have to be racist and bigoted? UGH. And why is is always about Obama? I get that they are conservative. But many posts cross the line, with the tone and intentions. How do they think they sound? I think sound very un-American, while they claim to be so very patriotic.

Now, I am not one to debate on Facebook and my days of being vocally political are very much over. So I just hide the posts. Debating politics with people makes me feel vastly uncomfortable. But all the same, it makes me sad realizing that these people, who I am friends with on a social level and say hello to when I see them, that these same people have these political ideals that are so diametrically opposed to mine. It sounds like I’m confusing conservatism and being racist and I am not. I am cognizant that most conservatives are not racist. Right? But I have to hide posts nearly every day and I’m weary.

Is this a tenable situation, living among people who just cannot accept a black person being president? I don’t know. For the most part I ignore it. I certainly cannot change their opinions. But these things, they make me sick.

Dec 22

55% is better than some nights

Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Sleep

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Dec 18

“Skeleton Key” Beats Antique

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Music

via Beats Antique – “Skeleton Key” (Official Music Video) – YouTube.

Dec 18

The Truth is Harsh

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Life

Yes, I am sending you down the Cracked.com rabbit hole. I’m not a bit sorry for it either. Read this one. It’s harsh but it’s got a lot of truth to it. Do it, there will be a quiz later.

2013 is almost upon us, and let it be a year of self improvement and not stagnation for us all. I know I have my to-do list formulating in the back of my mind already.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | Cracked.com.

Dec 18

Welp

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Dec 17

Weekly Deep Sleep

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Sucks

Dec 17

Ugh

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Dec 16

Review: Steampunk Holmes

Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012 in Books

Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the NautilusSteampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus by P.C. Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Many parts of this Steampunk Sherlock Holmes tale were very enjoyable. The author does an impressive job of using the language of Sherlock Holmes. As someone who inherently focuses on language use, I noticed and appreciated that author has a masterful repertoire of language tools to use to construct meaning in the context of the Sherlock Holmes universe. She knows her stuff, in other words.

The plot enjoys elements that are original to this tale, are mashups of other tales, and also contains elements of an original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock plot. While I think this melange of plot elements lends the tale an air of familiarity and authenticity, part of me suggests that giving Sherlock a more original mystery to figure out the details to would have given me as a reader more excitement, as I saw parts of the mystery coming together.

Overall I enjoyed the Steampunk twists in this story and the changes that the author chose to make to the universe fit very well with the Steampunk genre.

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