Monthly Archives: December 2016

denisella:

sixpenceeeblog:

The white sands of New Mexico taken by Jaxson Pohlman

This is surreal

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spaceexp:

The surface of Venus, taken in 1981 by the Soviet probes Venera 13 and 14.

via reddit

This is where women come from, and why they have sulfuric acid for blood.

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Fake Lego From Poundland

Recently (as in, this past year), my nephew has for some reason become obsessed with Poundland, which is a shop in the UK where everything costs £1 (there are probably equivalents in other countries, like I believe there’s a store called Dollar Tree or something in the US).  Sometimes you actually get good stuff in there,

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Advent 2016 – Day 13

Day thirteen.  Unlucky for some, unless you like Lego minifigures because that’s what we’ve got:

He’s holding some kind of control and has the look of a man who’s left a very nasty surprise in the bathroom.

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cracked:

Fallout screams “Film me!” I’ve thought about it, you’ve thought about it, my buddy who wrote 10 pages of a fucking sweet script in college thought about it. Aesthetically, we’re right. The combination of Americana, apocalyptic landscapes, and crazy Red Scare tech is the kind of thing that keeps Neill Blomkamp up at night with a half-chub.

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I really enjoyed The Little Queen. Really great concept, excellent cast of female characters, good world building. I enjoyed all the little references and especially the point you made that Alvin Stag was responsible for how this turned out, rather than the creation just being inherently evil. I hope you don’t get discouraged but what seems a lack of feedback – it’s often like that for new authors. You’re obviously very smart and imaginative, so just keep at it and people will take notice.

Thank you muchly.  I did make a few mistakes when I first published that because… well, I had no idea what I was doing.  Now I’ve learnt a great deal about the whole publishing process, formatting, the importance of good proofreaders (not everyone I gave it to seemed to notice at first,

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Do you have a lot of Lego?

No.  I have one pirate jail set and some fake Lego from Poundland, but I’ve started getting into it and likely will get a lot more.  I find it very relaxing, and in fact it’s helping me with my writing.

I know some authors when they get stuck like to go and do something to help them focus,

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What is dressage?

Absolutely no point in asking me.

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Elves, Fairies and Changelings.

Continuing from here.

Terry Pratchett disliked what authors like Tolkien had done to elves, so he based the elves in Discworld more on the much nastier folk fairies.  This was very influential on me, as I believe Lords and Ladies was probably the first Discworld novel I read. 

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You’re unlucky… you’re greedy, a thief, and you’re a disgrace to your ancestors.  But, I guess we can get along.

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