Tattoo done by Dmitry Bronya.
SCREAMING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS SO COOOL
let’s all take a moment to appreciate it was done around a scar at the top and the chain and platemail is cut where the scar is. gorgeous tattoo
This is the first tattoo I’ve ever seen that I might actually consider putting on myself. What beautiful work. This tattooist is a genius and an amazing artist.
A Hardy Boys Christmas Eve
I promised one of my fanfiction readers a one-shot about the Hardy Boys three years ago. I’m late, but I finally finished it!
If you’re familiar with my Hardy Boys fanfiction, this one falls in between The Ghost of Lovers Lane and The Case of the Celibate Students.
A Hardy Boys Christmas Eve
I read an article
It discussed a recent study that found, among other things, that children raised by same sex couples tended to be more open-minded. So that must be the gay marriage agenda that anti-gay-marriage folks are trying to keep out of our public schools: a rampant outbreak of open-minded-ness. Must be terrifying to the only-my-beliefs-are-valid set.
I support Gay Marriage because it’s good for straight women
I support Gay Marriage because it is beneficial to straight women. Here’s why:
The main supposedly non-religious argument against gay marriage is that it prevents the formation of stable family units that support the rearing of children. The latest argument presented to the Supreme Court is that marriage is a benefit provided by our goverment to encourage marriage between couples after an “accidental pregnancy”. Let’s be real. How often does an accidental pregnancy between two previously unmarried people result in a stable, happy marriage? Outside of a Hollywood movie, I’m going with almost never. So who benefits from this “accidental pregnancy”? Certainly not the woman, because many state legistratures are trying to make it impossible for her to end the unwanted pregnancy, forcing her to raise a child she may not be able to support. But these same legislatures are curtailing public assistance for child welfare, day-care and pre-school programs; forcing this unwilling mother into poverty, along with the child. So clearly, our governments aren’t doing anything to help after an “accidental pregnacy”. Being “allowed” to marry, on the theory that marriage will somehow make it all better, insults the institution of marriage as much as it does women. Maybe once we start allowing everyone to marry whomever they want, we’ll get over this fallacy that only one man and one woman together have some magical ability to raise healthy children, and start recognizing that a stable family unit, regardless of its composition, is built on love and that is what our governments should support.
We’ve seen all twelve. 1/1/01. 2/2/02. 3/3/03. 4/4/04. 5/5/05/ 6/6/06. 7/7/07. 8/8/08. 9/9/09. 10/10/10. 11/11/11.
Time to go for patterns! Next up 1/3/13! (January 3 2013 for those of you in the States. 1 March 2013 for my European buddies.)
Plagiarism is Theft!
I just learned yesterday that someone named Luis Sanabria has stolen my story The Dragons Curse and posted it for sale on Smashwords! The jerk didn’t even bother to change the summary from what I have on Fictionpress! Needless to say, I reported the story as a copyright infringement to Smashwords, but the fact that they have a category for that in their “report this story” option is pretty telling. They obviously know that their members are plagiarizing other people’s work. I bet they don’t even care if they’re getting a cut of the profits. I posted my dissatisfaction on their Facebook page. If you are an artist concerned about the theft of your intellectual property, I urge you to contact Smashwords and voice your displeasure. Who knows? If you’re a populate on-line author, your stolen work may be for sale there, too!
Hostess Restructuring Plan
So, Hostess is going out of business. It’s the end of an era, and as an old timer, I feel kind of bad. But I have a plan! Sell the company brands to a porn website! Think of it: Twinks, Ho’s and Dongs! And Cupcakes wouldn’t need to change! Think I should ask for a commission?
I was reading an article about a San Francisco city councilman pushing legislation to make it a misdemeanor for people to go naked in certain public places. It’s aimed at the so-called “Naked Guys” in the Castro and Market area who like to sit around in the nude at local shops and public benches. Locals are getting kind of sick of it, pointing out that some of these guys don’t even live in the area. But one old guy put it best. He said most of the guys he sees going naked are the ones who should really be leaving their clothes on!