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Some thoughts on life, Pinterest and Lost Girl (not at the same time)

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For my birthday, I wanted to write a list of 33 things I’ve learned in 33 years, because 33 seems like an age that would grant access to a bottomless well of wisdom and knowledge (it doesn’t). I could probably come up with 33 things off the top of my head, like “you shouldn’t get attached to anything on the internet,” or “being kind might get your heart stomped on, but odds are you’ll regret it less than being cruel.”  I could make a list like that, but I think I’ll wait until I turn 40. Certainly then I’ll be wise and all-knowing, or at least think that I am.

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This is not a blog post, it’s actually a pineapple

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K: You have such fondness for the absurd.

I really do. I don’t know that I love anything more in life than the truly ridiculous, which is why I am seriously loving the Sentence A Day (SAD) — HAHA, SAD! — project I started yesterday, because there is no sense to be found in it. None at all — and I love that. Go, partake in the crazy. All you have to do is add a sentence –> THIS WAY TO ABSURDITY.

I am still sick and so is K and no me gusta, but I’ve been semi-productive, even from bed, which is good and also surprising. While I’m not officially participating in NaNoWriMo, I did start working on a little something something yesterday. Fanfiction, of all things, which I never ever write because of reasons. Like I suck at it, for instance. But now here we are. I’m going to release it into the wild once Fanfiction.net lets me (in two days or so?) and my goal is to never tell anyone that I wrote it, because it’s more fun that way. However, if you find it and guess that it’s mine, you win all the awards. I’ll create awards just to give them to you.  I’ll narrow down the fandom: It starts with G and rhymes with flee. And the romantic pairing starts with: Why the hell isn’t this canon — and ends with: So much wasted potential.

Today I put the finishing touches on Chapter 12 of TBSOL, which means I’m officially a week and a half behind on all my revision goals. GO ME. Google Calendar keeps sending me daily alerts like, “You’re working on Chapter 18 today!!” and I’m like, “Screw you, Velda!” — which is a reference to What 1989 Film Starring Shelley Long? That  movie taught me a lot of things, like Evian water is fancy, rich people water. But then real life taught me other things like Evian water is not as fancy if you live in France.

Today I move on to Chapter 13 and I hope to get through it quickly because I have plans, big plans, and these plans involve finishing this damn novel. But I can’t do that yet because I have now hacked this book into unrecognizable pieces and the file is staring back at me with big, round eyes, wondering, “Who am I?” So I keep feeding it Halloween candy just to distract it from the questions but now I’m running out of Rolos and I’m worried that any second now it’s going to take a good, hard look at itself in the mirror and shriek, “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?” And I’ll have to say, “Shh, it’s going to be okay… I know what I’m doing…here, have another chocolate.” And then it will throw up all over my shoes and murder me in my sleep.

So, anyway — did you see the latest episode of Lost Girl? I was riveted by the plot. That part with Lauren’s arms was especially thought provoking. And also the part with her thighs — I was blown away by the layers of insight. I had to rewind a few times and then pause to reflect on the many splendored things. I learned a lot and I’m sure you did, too. But mostly it made me shake my fists at the sky and cry out, “Why can’t we have the pretty things? Why you take away? Why you make no sense? Why she date a popsicle?”

The plot was lovely though. So lovely.

You’re lovely, too. Your hair looks nice today — did you do something different to it?

Books

Some Cool Gay Things You Might Like If You Like Cool Gay Things

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30 Day Photo Challenge –Day 18: Cookie & Coffee

 

A Cool Book For You

If you like lesbians and myths and/or books about lesbians and myths and also things that are awesome, I’d like to recommend the book The Dark Wife by the lovely Sarah Diemer.

Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want–except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice.
Zeus calls Hades “lord” of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny.

But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
The Dark Wife is a YA novel, a lesbian revisionist retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth.

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Lost Girl 1.08 “Vexed” Recap

First, a quick heads up. The Lost Girl cast is taking over the @lostgirlseries account this week and will be answering your deepest, darkest questions via Twitter. Depending on when you’re reading this, you might catch your faevorite LG actor online. Zoie Palmer is on as of my typing this.

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The Twitter take-over schedule is as follows:

Monday – Lauren

Tuesday – Hale

Wednesday – Trick

Thursday – Dyson

Friday – Bo

I’ll try to catch as many of them as I can, but I admit I’m a little busy preparing for Cataclysm. Today, though, I’m taking a break from World of Warcraft to recap 1.08. So, let’s get to it!

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Lost Girl Recap 1.07 “ArachnoFaebia”

First, some good news: Lost Girl has been officially picked up for a second season. Hooray! Not sure what that means for Lauren’s character, but at least we’ll have our favorite succubus around for a while longer. Hopefully, with our favorite insatiably curious human doctor in tow.

In the meantime, there’s episode seven, which is chockfull of Lauren.

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And back in Lyon

Currently, I am …

  • Jetlagged/exhausted
  • Trying to remember what I was doing before I left on the trip
  • Drinking coffee
  • Feeling all over the place
  • Aiming to get organized
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My grandpa is doing better. When I left him he was playing Bingo at the Veteran’s Hospital. They’d moved him down from emergency, but he has to stay at the hospital until they finish his antibiotics treatment. He should be headed home to my grandma soon.

During the trip I …

  • Went to my dentist (yes my dentist is in PR) and finally got my tooth fixed. It had been bothering me for months and I didn’t get a chance to go on my last visit.
  • Finally got my hair cut. I’m still trying to decide if I like it. However, it’s nice to have shorter hair again. It was down to my lower back and now it’s at my shoulders.
  • Got to spend time with my mom and grandma and of course my grandpa. We went to see him every day.

It was an unexpected/unplanned trip, but I’m always grateful to spend time with my family. I’m incredibly relieved that my grandpa’s doing better. So it turned out to be a pretty nice trip in the end.

And now I’m back in Lyon, where the weather is a bit gloomy. I know I’m getting old because the flying absolutely killed me. I ache everywhere. Ah, youth. Where did it go?

In other news…

As I was packing to leave for PR, I received an email from Karman at AfterEllen asking if they could feature my Lost Girl recaps at AE, and of course I said yes. So you’ll be seeing more Lost Girl coverage from me both here and there.

Open Blog Monday is still happening, so send me your links/videos/announcements/etc. and I will be happy to post them. A few of you emailed me about future projects. Whenever you’re ready to announce them, just send them my way.

Coming up…

  • Lost Girl recap 1.07: Tomorrow or Wednesday
  • Rizzoli & Isles Twitter: Tomorrow (assuming there’s a scene tonight. I haven’t checked the feed this week).
  • Las Aparicio recap: Thursday

NaNoEdMo

I’d aimed to make November National Novel Editing Month so I could get TBSOL prepped and ready, but half the month is gone and I’ve barely managed to get through the first chapter. So I think I have failed at NaNoEdMo. All the same, Project: Edit TBSOL is very much at the top of my priority list.

Rayne, Writing, etc.

I’m trying to find a good balance between writing recaps, editing TBSOL, writing Rayne, other projects, helping to empty K’s dad’s house, assorted family emergencies, trips, and general life stuff. One of these days, I’ll get it all figured out.

But enough about me… how’s everyone doing?

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Chasing Raccoons

Do you ever feel like you’re prancing along a beautiful countryside road and everything is perfect and you think, “Wow, this is awesome.” And you smell the fresh air, and you take in the scenery, and you’re happy because you know where you’re going and everything’s great.

But then you spot a raccoon. And for no reason whatsoever you think, “Let me follow that raccoon.” And the raccoon sees you and starts running away and you chase after it, and though a little voice in the back of your head is asking, “What are you doing, you dumbnut?” you keep on chasing the raccoon until you find yourself lost in the woods. Now you can’t find the raccoon. You can’t find your original path. And you have no idea how to get back.

That’s sort of what the past couple of weeks have felt like for me. I’ve been wandering through the woods, chasing raccoons.

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Five Things

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1. I’m sorry to say there won’t be a Las Aparicio recap today, but I will have it up either Monday or Tuesday. Apologies on the delay.

2. Did you watch Lip Service? What did you think? I’m not going to do a recap because better people than me are already on the job (eurOutAfterEllen, Lesbicanarias), so I’ll just say this: I thought it was awesome. I’ll probably have more thoughts after the second episode, but if you have thoughts on the first I’d love to hear about them. Frankie/Cat or Sam/Cat?

3. K was in Turkey all week and she finally returned today. YAY!

4. I’ve already made her sit through all four episodes of Lost Girl. She’s really picky about TV shows (unlike me, who watches everything), but she said it was “oddly intriguing.” That’s a really high compliment in K-world. Predictably, she fell in love with Lauren pretty much immediately.

5. I was really excited about getting cheeseburgers from the place across the street today because I’d had a really bad craving and they are delicious … but as soon as I unwrapped one I noticed they had CHANGED. THE. CHEESE. From one day to the next they just up and changed the cheese. With no warning. No explanations. The new cheese totally changed the flavor. My awesome cheeseburgers now taste like poopy shit.

… I have a lot of feelings about this.

But enough about me, how have you been?