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The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

If there was a graph out there that had the fluctuations of how often pixie cuts came back into style, I would probably post it here, but I could not find one to prove my point. American culture (especially the one that exists online) is OB-freaking-SESSED with looking perfect. If you have ever noticed, whatever…… Continue reading The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

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Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

This is the blog post nobody asked for, but I needed.  So, I’m putting my 6+ hours of research to use by pounding out a much-needed blog post (that is not on a topic themed to my blog AT ALL, but YOLO). I have been fighting a severe bout of tendinitis.  Since I was laid…… Continue reading Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

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Just in the Nick of Time

I was taking photos for my instagram this morning and I realized that there was a certain magic to reading I have taken for granted for quite a few years.   Books can transport you into a whole other world – multiple worlds.  I like to think that, in my fifteen years of reading, I’ve…… Continue reading Just in the Nick of Time

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September Mornings – Journal Post

The air is so clean this morning. As I write this, it refuses to blow through the open windows of my apartment and I am dreading my eight hours inside the retail store where I work.  I love my job, but I also miss early September mornings: the smell of things ending and new beginnings…… Continue reading September Mornings – Journal Post

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Just a Thought on Novel Openings

Writing is, perhaps, one of the more difficult of the hobbies/jobs there is in the world today.  To me, it isn’t the character creation or plot invention or dialogue… it is the BEGINNING that always gives me pause.  Perhaps that says something terrible about me, but the beginning of a story should more than just…… Continue reading Just a Thought on Novel Openings

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The Heroes We Need

All image credit goes to the creators of the respective films or franchises that own them! Wonder Woman is owned by Detective Comics.  Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Respective Game of Thrones characters are owned by HBO and George R. R. Martin. The Wonder Woman: Dawn of Justice movie was everything I could…… Continue reading The Heroes We Need