Saturday, July 12, 2014
When we think of horror stories as being primarily about lone, male protagonists facing “evil” that must be defeated, it makes sense that certain writers might feel left out of the paradigm. Of course, horror has never been that simple. What better genre is there for turning conventions about gender, good and evil, sexuality, and society on their head than the genre that asks us to look at the darkest parts of ourselves? Women, as well as people of color and others who are culturally marginalized, have stories to tell that can transform and subvert existing horror conventions. Horror has subverted expectations about “monstrous” and “normal” or “evil” and “good” right from the beginning of the genre, and now compelling and diverse dark fiction writers are reaching more readers and expanding definitions of horror. from Horror and The Women Who Write It by Letitia Trent (via bookriot)

This is one of rhe reasons I love and write horror. The actress Zoe Saldana was asked why she’s in so many sci-fi/horror films and she saud that’s where a woman can be a hero.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Be Bold – How to Rock Red lipstick

Be Bold – How to Rock Red lipstick

The first time I met my friend, the first thing she said to me was “Oh my God, I love your lipstick.” Red lipstick has been my favorite fashion accessory since I was allowed to wear make-up. It’s the perfect quick and easy way to dress up you look.

The good news, anyone can wear red lipstick. Bad news, there are like 100 shades to pick from. How’s a woman to choose? Here are a few simple steps to…

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

I fell

Cracked and broken I laid upon the ground

Unable to move

Gravel parted

Slowly sinking, swallowing me into the fire

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Turned into something

Beautiful and bronze

Seams viable where I was reassembled

Gravel parted again as I emerged

Bald and naked

I lay and felt the sun on my new skin

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Another poem inspired by the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ  

Peacock

Peacock

I see you

Strange creature with a box in your hand

What do you want?

I come out and more of you appear

Are you friend or foe?

What do you want?

Do any of you have any food?

I must be something special for you all to flock to me

All I want is to walk around and enjoy the sun

Here we go again

Alright I’ll come out

And you can make all those weird noises

And look at me though that strange box

Don’t any of you have any food?

An original poem by me inspired by my day at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ 

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones. Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez. (via theatlantic)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Sunday, March 9, 2014

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It was 1:00 a.m.as I pulled into the driveway, looking forward to the empty house and crawling into bed. I put my key in the lock and someone pulled the door open.

archiemcphee:

It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.

Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.

And you can help them.

If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.

Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.

[via Fashionably Geek

This is by far one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.  If you know anyone that knits, this is a great cause.  I’m going to have to ask my mother-in-law to make one!

Thursday, February 13, 2014
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]
Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS
THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL
WE KNOW BETTER


Animals are much smarter then we give them credit for.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]

Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS

THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL

WE KNOW BETTER

Animals are much smarter then we give them credit for.