Closer to thirty than not. Recovering English Studies Major working in insurance. Living proof that you can disguise yourself as a functioning adult.
Darcy Lewis, MCU and 616 comics, Bellydancing, a little social justice, and all sorts of nerdery.
I swear, I can bang out plot and get my usual 500 words a night no problem. Smut? Struggle to get 200 words. Carefully choosing each word to suck even more than the one before.
smut is hard.
are you sitting comfortably? 11/15
- complex magazine february 2005
- photoshoot 2009
- telegraph photoshoot october 2010
- vogue photoshoot february 2011
"So… is there a story behind that necklace?"
"…Let’s just say you’re not the first person I owe."
Rule 1: Always post the rules.
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them
I was tagged by thewriterchick
1. Favourite holiday?
Any where I’m not expected to do anything
2. Facebook or Tumblr?
tumblr. facebook is the face you show the world.
3. Deep-dish pizza or New York pizza?
chicago thin crust — all cut up into squares.
4. Paris or London?
Haven’t been to either, but probably London
5. Have you ever been camping?
Oh yeah, many many times. Belegarth camping is almost like real camping, right?
6. Who is your favourite Best Actress winner/winning performance?
I uh, don’t really see movies that much. So I have no idea.
7. Coke or Pepsi?
Coke. Cherry Coke Zero preferably.
8. Backstreet Boys or N’Sync?
Didn’t really listen to them much.
9. Favourite Pixar film?
mmm, another tough one. I have a soft spot for The Incredibles, and really fond memories of seeing WALL-E
10. What do you do to pick yourself up when you’re in a funk?
That is a really good question. Probably spend a lot of time in the bathtub reading.
11. … because you’re awesome and strong and you’re unbreakable and that’s how you get out of that funk. I don’t have a last question, I just wanted to point that out <3
I’m ending the cycle. No questions from me.
I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.
Warning. Contents under pressure.
Wow. Greg Rucka is super for reals not here for your sexist bullshit in nerd or geek communities. Also, something that stuck out to me was this passage:
"Portland Public Schools has a lottery system to get into its magnet programs. For two years, our daughter has been dreaming of attending one specific middle school, one that’s art focused. She’s been in a science-and-math magnet program, and she’s done very well there, mind, but the social aspect… it’s been grinding her down. She was looking to escape. She was looking to go to a place where, she imagined, she could be who she is and not suffer for it."
His daughter, thriving academically in the math and science program is looking to leave for an art program because the SOCIAL ASPECT (read: sexist microaggressions based on her gender) is wearing her down.
And what’s devastating to me and so many others who will nod their heads while reading this post is that even if she overcomes this particular gauntlet and sticks with science and math? There’s going to be another one. And another one. And another one. All through high school, undergrad, graduate school, her first job, her entire career. Until she quits because she just can’t take another day of suffering to be simply who she is. Because there’s not enough support or resources or even people acknowledging that it is a *systemic* problem that needs to be addressed at every level.
How bad do things have to get?
So you know I said I was going to do some pervy cropping of that pic I posted last night? The one of our man on a bed, fingering his tie provocatively. Well, I did, but then I wanted to pervily crop some other pics of his arms. So I did that too…
If I have to explain to this staff member one more time that a 10 year old cannot have a PAP policy I’m going to cry.
And she’s the one that gets a trip to Maui….
They’re not 18. They can’t legally bind a policy without special permissions. The parents can write a PAP on behalf of the child, and I suppose the kid can be a named insured, but they can’t be the sole owner of the policy.
At 10, they can’t even really be a named insured (all my guidelines state 15 as the minimum age). And of course, it’s for her own son. I went around with her like 5 times on this. Over IM too, which let me tell you, is not a habit I want to get into.
All for $400 laptop. Description: HP.
Where’s my trip to Maui, yo?