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Complex, Food, and Head: delladilly do you ever see someone in some quiet intimate moment and suddenly love them so desperately you feel like you're dying air in Us es mrrrl I love seeing grown humans setting about little creative tasks out of boredom and then looking quietly pleased with themselves, like maybe a middle-aged woman on her train home from work manages to make a tower out of empty coffee creamers and gazes at it proudly for a few seconds I love seeing other people make the overblown OOPS I FORGOT SOMETHING performance for no-one that most of us do when we have to turn around in the middle of the pavement. I love seeing stony-faced people in queues unable to contain a smile when a baby looking over its mother's shoulder in front of them locks eyes and does that astonished stare brittajj26 when someone is standing in line and they don't quite dance to the music playing, but you can SEE their head bop and them mouthing the words when someone thinks no one's paying attention and they sing-talk themselves thru a task when they laugh or try to hide a laugh when looking at their phone elodieunderglass when someone does the thing where they enter another space (such as a supermarket aisle) striding with total purpose, then suddenly forget what they're doing/looking for, and stop there looking blank for a millisecond while they reboot. - when people are looking for scissors, in their home or in a store and they make the scissors gesture with their non-dominant hand as an aid to remind them what they're doing when automatic social interactions glitch, like when you tell a waiter that you hope he enjoys his food too, or tell the stranger on the phone that you love them - the hand gesture people make when they're thinking at their computer, not typing, and their elbow rests on the table, and they feel the edge of their fingernail with their thumb. This is such a lovely little gesture and to my knowledge I have never seen it in fiction. You'd think it would come up all the time in fic. - when you're sharing an experience with a complete stranger (like watching a seagull throw up in public, or waiting for a late train) and you make eye contact, and some comment to each other, and then you guys are, like, ALLIES now. Like you would willingly ride to war to save them. You can't make eye contact again, but you are very aware of them , baffling and complex inner - just evidence of other people's rich lives happylilprompts This... I want to see more of this in writing. They're such giving details, I love it. quietnighty "evidence of other people's rich, baffling and complex inner lives" is exactly my very favorite thing to see in writing and media thanks @elodieunderglass and @happylilprompts. Why does realism in storytelling tend to focus on details of pain, fear, or horror and so rarely on these sorts of moments, which are just as universal and real. When did realistic become synonymous with awful, dark, and the abominable "gritty? <p>These little things throughout the day via /r/wholesomememes <a href="https://ift.tt/2LXDYuR">https://ift.tt/2LXDYuR</a></p>

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Complex, Food, and Head: delladilly do you ever see someone in some quiet intimate moment and suddenly love them so desperately you feel like you're dying air in Us es mrrrl I love seeing grown humans setting about little creative tasks out of boredom and then looking quietly pleased with themselves, like maybe a middle-aged woman on her train home from work manages to make a tower out of empty coffee creamers and gazes at it proudly for a few seconds I love seeing other people make the overblown OOPS I FORGOT SOMETHING performance for no-one that most of us do when we have to turn around in the middle of the pavement. I love seeing stony-faced people in queues unable to contain a smile when a baby looking over its mother's shoulder in front of them locks eyes and does that astonished stare brittajj26 when someone is standing in line and they don't quite dance to the music playing, but you can SEE their head bop and them mouthing the words when someone thinks no one's paying attention and they sing-talk themselves thru a task when they laugh or try to hide a laugh when looking at their phone elodieunderglass when someone does the thing where they enter another space (such as a supermarket aisle) striding with total purpose, then suddenly forget what they're doing/looking for, and stop there looking blank for a millisecond while they reboot. - when people are looking for scissors, in their home or in a store and they make the scissors gesture with their non-dominant hand as an aid to remind them what they're doing when automatic social interactions glitch, like when you tell a waiter that you hope he enjoys his food too, or tell the stranger on the phone that you love them - the hand gesture people make when they're thinking at their computer, not typing, and their elbow rests on the table, and they feel the edge of their fingernail with their thumb. This is such a lovely little gesture and to my knowledge I have never seen it in fiction. You'd think it would come up all the time in fic. - when you're sharing an experience with a complete stranger (like watching a seagull throw up in public, or waiting for a late train) and you make eye contact, and some comment to each other, and then you guys are, like, ALLIES now. Like you would willingly ride to war to save them. You can't make eye contact again, but you are very aware of them , baffling and complex inner - just evidence of other people's rich lives happylilprompts This... I want to see more of this in writing. They're such giving details, I love it. quietnighty "evidence of other people's rich, baffling and complex inner lives" is exactly my very favorite thing to see in writing and media thanks @elodieunderglass and @happylilprompts. Why does realism in storytelling tend to focus on details of pain, fear, or horror and so rarely on these sorts of moments, which are just as universal and real. When did realistic become synonymous with awful, dark, and the abominable "gritty? <p>These little things throughout the day</p>

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80s, Gif, and Growing Up: did you know? didyouknowblog.com You can't sink in quicksand. While it's easy to get stuck in and hard to get out of, it's impossible to sink because it acts as a fluid twice as heavy as water, and you aren't dense enough to go under. It liquifies the more you disturb it, sco as long as you don't panic, you'll only sink to about half your body length Photo Credit: imgbuddy didyouknowblog.com therapybegins: shadowkat678: iretrotech: imperialfistsspacemarine: mojave-red: absorbednebula: mojave-red: kompanie-mutter: keyhollow: perkachow: keyhollow: kokolokos: haywood-you-stop-that: ladyfabulous: did-you-kno: Let’s review. YEP. NOPE. Yuh huh. Nuh uh. Source Growing up in the 80s and early 90s really made quicksand a thing to be feared. Your only real danger from quicksand is getting stuck in a tidal area and drowning when the tide comes in the fear is back There’s also that dry quicksand shit What makes dry quicksand different? It dry idk why you used that Princess Bride gif when that’s clearly lightning sand These people don’t know the difference between Lightning Sand, Pea Sand, Pebble Sand, Drum Sand, Glass Sand, Moist Sand, Shadow Sand, Rice Sand, Fine Sand, Dusty Sand, Chipped Sand, Grit Sand, Crystal Sand, Glow Sand and Scrape Sand.   I’m not even going to try to pretend I know more than half of those Lightning Sand is actually sand that’s been struck by lightning and makes glass. Pea sand is sand that is not quite the size of peas but close. Happens mostly where sandstone cliffs get a lot of upward and sideways winds over thousands of years, breaks nodules off and rolls them into spheres. Pebble sand is irregular shaped grains about the size of pea sand. Drum sand is sand that actually vibrates when you either walk on it or the wind blows on it. The sand dune voice noises you hear are drum sand. Glass sand is sand made from glass fragments. Moist sand is sand that has water under it so you dig down and hit moist sand, it clumps. Shadow sand is sand that is black, usually made from lava flows that have been ground down to pumice. Rice sand is sand that has grains the size of rice grains. Fine sand is the sand you use for hourglasses and the like. Dusty sand is mostly dust with some fine grains, more or less powder. Chipped sand is sand that has chips of rock and other debris in it like sticks and bone. Grit sand is sand that is gritty enough to rub against itself and hear crunching. Crystal sand is sand that is made from quartz or other mineral crystals. Glow sand is yellow uranium sand, was used in Vaseline glass to make it yellow green. Called Vaseline glass because it has a look like it’s Vaseline. That’s the stuff I inhaled. Scrape Sand is sand is any sand being blown around fast enough to scrape paint or skin off something.  I live where there’s a lot of sand.  Reblog for all the various types of sand. You forgot the most deadly sand of all Gotta reblog again for that.
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9/11, Africa, and Being Alone: now you kno! In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the U.S to help with the aftermath of 9/11. nowyoukno.com thestoicgod: hutchj: thestoicgod: velocicrafter: markingatlightspeed: cyanwrites: iammyfather: evilelitest2: petitepenquin: mehofkirkwall: disputedthreshermaw: natrsrants: deadcatwithaflamethrower: jadedhavok: randomthingsthatilike123: gweatherwax: awesomonster: obese-starving-artist: the-treble: nowyoukno: Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno That was super nice of them. And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all. American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.” . Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia: “Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]” So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it. Wait, you guys DON’T KNOW that we offer help to the US when you have disasters??????? Shit, down here in Brazil we not only offered to send tracking units and doctors to help in 9/11 but we wanted to send a whole lot of donations to help with Katrina (we have experience with floods down here so we knew what kind of medicine to send to prevent outbreaks).  We alone had like 2 army airplanes full of medicine and non-perishables like baby formula, diapers, bottled water, mosquito nets and other stuff that’s needed to fight opportunistic diseases that hit flooded areas, enough to assist a good few thousand people at least, ready to go the day after it hit, but your government refused the donations.  The same thing happened to the Canadians and Europeans who offered help, the US embassies around the world told us all to give money to Red Cross. And so we did, we all gave hundreds of millions of dollars to them, and then this happened: Red Cross scandals tarnish relief efforts ‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid So please, don’t you go spreading misinformation and prejudice against the rest of the world, WE DID OFFER HELP AND ORGANIZED IT EVEN FASTER THAN BUSH DID, BUT Y’ALL REFUSED IT.  Oh wow I had no idea this happened it’s really not talked about in media at all wow this is something good to know about wow I’m so angry. I didn’t know that other countries tried to help after 9/11 or Katrina. Like, that’s something we, the people, should hear about and we don’t. Please don’t blame us for the shitty decisions our government makes. We don’t have as much control over our government as we would like to think and they keep a lot from us. Spread this shit.  After Katrina, Cuba donated several hundred blankets. Think about that. A country that is suffering economically due directly to the US embargo offered to help us when we needed it by sending what they could. And once again, it was refused. We have a government that is so self-righteous that we refuse to accept disaster aid in order to maintain this facade that we are the most generous nation on earth. Okay, Katrina thing.Only Texans really knows this? and even then it’s not wide spread.Mexico sent their army.They sent their army for relief efforts. Didn’t call ahead, they drove all the way to San Antonio with doctors and food and all sorts of supplies.When people actually got a call from them saying “Hey, we’re sending people up.”The people who answered said “What? We can’t…”“Too late, already there.”This was while the government was turning down help.So yeah, other countries send relief.Forest fires up in Washington last year? Firefighters from Australia came up to assist.Like… we don’t hear about this shit. At all. I can second the above with the fires.  Most the time, when people say “oh FEMA or something sent people right?” re: fires, its actually people from other countries showing up and kinda ignoring the government telling them to fuck off and staying on behalf of local departments because we REALLY need them.  If there’s a huge ass disaster, and the government is sitting there with a thumb up it’s ass, help is offered and most the time– shit, it gets there!But then the feds do something really fucking dirty.They insist they were the help, if it’s talked about at all.  They insist those people putting out fires were federal people, because to most people a fireman’s a fireman. The people handing out water and food, a relief worker is a relief worker. So on and so forth.  We had people come up when the fires were so bad a while ago– not the Australians, but i think there was like a German group of like 3 guys that flew themselves over? They came out of sheer “this is horrible and we’re helping” and my dad [local fire chief] had them working with our guys and the feds lost no time telling every news outlet that it was THEIR people doing all the fire knockdowns and structure work when these guys were running into buildings and grabbing people, pets, and people’s important documents because they knew papers were a pain in the ass to replace.  What you gotta understand is that our government is very intent on selling us and the rest of the world [as much as possible] the idea of a powerful and self reliant country. All our reporting on disasters, starts with the scaremongering and then moves to “but our people can handle it because we’re the best at handling things” and then they move on before the idea it’s out of control comes to mind. The average person outside of the disaster has no idea, if they have never been around such an event or met someone who regularly deals with these things, they will kinda probably nod along with that. Because we have no real scope on the scale and impact– by design. Our media intake is very controlled to slant everything to the “eh, we can handle it and everyone else out there– they need our help because they’re not so good at handling disasters like we are.”People who know better, reading international news, interacting with international social groups, looking outside their sphere of community– we know better but that kinda slant is really hard to break from because of that grip American media has on information.So, taking that knowledge, we further have restricted reporting on certain disasters because they’re considered unimportant. Hurricanes are considered important, earthquakes are only considered important if it wrecks something the government cares about or somewhere a couple million people live that they’ll upset the national money flow/they can throw money at someone to make the news care, floods are only important if it’s in a similar manner to earthquakes but since they occur annually they’re rarely reported on nationally, mudslides that kill people or leave hundreds homeless aren’t important to the government even through they happen constantly, wildfires that consume most of the nation/continent each year generally are unimportant until they consume a town or threaten a government interest/money flow location. Terrorist attacks are always important because people will talk about them. So, when we do get help for any of the above, it’s possible that most people may have no idea about what’s happened, let alone that help’s been sent. Or if people know something happened, the details are vague– the news don’t care to give the nitty gritty. You’ll know something happened and people are suffering and “gee, isn’t it good you’re not them” and then now the weather. So, yeah, basically no one really knows we get help. International response to Hurricane Katrina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina  We got HELLA help, but nobody really talks about it American Media really fails regularly  Hurricane Sandy, Quebec sends power line crews down to assist in restoring power.  California gets rid of water bombers due to budget cuts, Canada sends theirs down to help fight wild fires. Amazing what living on the border and having outside TV News does to your information flow. After Katrina, Denmark offered to donate water purification units so people wouldn’t get sick from drinking contaminated water, but the offer was declined. A private Danish company built a mobile satellite phone booth and drove it around the poor neighbourhoods in Mississippi and Louisiana so people could call their families and insurance companies for free (apparently there was a deadline for reporting damages but people couldn’t call in because their mobile phones were dead and landlines were down). American propaganda is not a thing of the past, nor is it a new thing. It has been around forever, telling stories of exceptionalism and self-reliance while our government tries its hardest to refuse the help of others and offer its own to them, to try and force other nations onto their back foot and remain aggressively benevolent in international matters, so that it can lord that shit over them in negotiations and the media in general.I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return. If the media didn’t present us as world police and instead as a part of the community, as other countries try hard to include us as, then maybe Americans would actually act like they’re part of a fucking community.But global citizens are hard to monger fear and distrust and xenophobia and nationalism with. They’re hard to control with propaganda and hate. They’re hard to keep ignorant and docile and saying “this is fine” while the empire burns.A lot of Americans wonder why our country is seen as a worldwide bully. Shit like that, my friends. Shit like that. Its hubris is seemingly limitless. C O M M E N T A R Y FYI: They left out the part where America’s rudeness kicked in and turned down the offer of the cows. The US government is really tryna kill its people. Someone offered water purification units and they were like “nah,” let those tricks get sick. @hutchj how about the U.S. passed a law recently making CBD, the non-psychoactive derivative of cannabis, illegal as a Schedule A drug, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN CHILDREN TO ZERO among a dozen other ailments having been reduced to nominal levels allowing ppl to function normally (ADHD, chronic pain, IBS, menstrual cramps, Alzheimer’s, etc). Doctors around the country (that Big Pharma can’t buy off) are fighting back for their patients’ well-being. 😡
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Advice, Anaconda, and Asian: STEAMPUNK &other genres thewritingcaf <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p> <p><strong>BASICS</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li> <em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span> </li> </ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span> </div> <div><span> </span></div> <div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li> <li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div> <div></div> <div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li> </ul></div> <p><strong>MORE</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li> <li><a 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Ass, Bad, and Birthday: Joan Jett B A D R E P U T A T I O N 7912-3 7065- 1 BAD REPUTATION YOU DON'T OWN ME Piano-Kenny Laguna ve leber. Bin rs: I. Madara, D. White Rhythm Guitar-Joan Jett, Steve Jones Lead Guitar-Steve Jones Bass-Steve Jones Drums-Paul Cook Saxophone-Mick Eve Piano-Jeff Bannister c Inc-BMI) ttorney: Paul Schindler Saxophone-John Earle Backing vocals-Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna Kupersmith Uett Pack Music-BMIiOn The Backing vocals-Joan Jett. Kenny La DON'T ABUSE ME Writer loan Jett Vett Pack Music-8MI On The Booking Agent: FB Sleeve Concept and Photography-Barry Ryan Sleeve Design-The Hutton Company ngineer (Chappell Studios) Stuart Panes guna Boardwalk Musie-BMI Rhythm Guitar-Joan Jett, Lea Hart Lead Gultar-Joan Jett Piano-Kenny Laguna Drums-Paul Simmons Bass-Jeff Peters Backing vocals-Kenny Laguna, Ritchie 250 W 57th St. New York, New York Ritchie Cordell Recorded-Rampert, December 1979 LET ME GO Boardwalk Music-8M1) tudio, Marc Ritchie Cordell (Jett TOO BAD ON YOUR BIRTHDAY Tambourine-Kenny Laguna Recorded-Ramport, Maich 1980 ass-Steve Jones Drums-Paul Cook Drums-Paul Simmons Sean Tyla·Buzz Chanter, Martin Watson Writers: Artie Reseick, Karp (Medulla MAKE BELIEVE t/Solo e Jones and Paul Cook appear courtesy of Lea Hart and Jeff Peters (Roll-ups) appear Clem Burke appears courtesy of Chrysalis This album is dedicated to Dr. Richard Aniola Writers: Bo Gentry Joey Levine lett Pack Music- BMI) Gultar-Joan Jett, Lea Hart cuitd culan Jioan Jet, BuZat Frakat hchite cordel Tubular Bells-Commander Goonwaddle Plano, Clavinet, Organ-Kenny Laguna Recorded Recorded-Chappell Studio, March 1979 WOOLY BULLY Drums-Paul Simmons Backing vocals-Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna Recorded-Ramport.January 1980 DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME (OH YEAH) niters Gary Glitter Mike leander (Leeds Music Writers Gary Glitter, Mike Leander (Duchess Music idge House Records DOING ALL RIGHT WITH THE BOYS ano Drums-Paul Simmons Bass-Jeff Peters (Beckie Publishin Int -BM) Guitar Frank Infante, Joan Jett Piano-Kenny Laguna Drums-Clem Burke Bass-Micky Groome Backing vocals-Kenny Laguna Chest Slaps and Hysterics-Ritchie Cordell Recorded- Ramport. December 1 and the Baltimore Orioles cking vocals-Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell Tambourine-Kenny Laguna Recorded-Ramport, January 1980 Rhythm Gultar Joan Jett, Lea Hart Lead Guitar-Lea Hart JETT LAG PRODUCTIONS Corporation-MCA-BMI) Guitar-Joan Jett, Lea Hart Piano-Kenny Laguna Orums-Paul Simmons For fan club or other information write to loan lett PO Box 600 Long Beach, New York Il YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT an Jett, Kenny Laguna, Boardmalk Mus ael, leff lelers, PauecertedRpert, becenter 1979 JEZEBEL neer and Associate Producer Recorded-Ramport, Decem Backing vocals -Joan Jett, Keny Laguna, SHOUT ean Jett. Keaty L I98i Boardwak Recards Inc factured by Boardwalk Records tainment Compary 5884 Saata Monica Recorded-Fidelity Augu and Rampert. December Isley (No Boulevard Beverly Hills Calfornia 90212 Inc.-BMI Unauthorized duplicat melvinomusic: Joan Jett Bad Reputation Number of LPs: 1 Label: Boardwalk Records Release Year on Jacket: 1981 The Good: A1 – Bad Reputation A4 – You Don’t Own Me B1 – Shout B4 – Jezebel B5 – Don’t Abuse Me The Bad: A2 – Make Believe Overall Rating: A Would You Recommend: Joan Jett has been a powerhouse her whole career. Her gruff vocals are very distinct, as is her look. She has more than proved herself in the punk rock world. Her music does tend to be more mainstream, but she can kick it out when she wants to. I think this album is a great album, that shows how gritty she can get. Her cover of You Don’t Own Me is my favorite version of the song ever. This is a must listen to, because it is excellent. Spotify Link:

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Apparently, Fuck You, and Fucking: The trees say fuck you I SPEAK FOR THE TREES adiostoreadumb: My snapchats are literally the best AldenRants 29-50 @spnsalsa asked me to rant about dream clichés! MMBDOHNN GEHD ME SCHHTARBDED, sorry, all of my teeth inexplicably just fell out. NOW THAT THAT PREDICTABLE REFERENCE IS OUT OF THE WAY let's get down to the nitty gritty of our sleepy psyche! THE TIME I'M ASLEEP IS APPARENTLY THE TIME WHICH MY BRAIN BELIEVES IS THE APPROPRIATE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPENSATE FOR ALL THE MEANINGLESS HUMDRUM I PUT IT THROUGH THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Like, thanks, Brain, that'd be great and all if you weren't a fucking lunatic! I SHOULD KNOW! YOU THINK I'M HAVING FUN WHEN REALLY I ENVISION YOU AS FREDDIE KRUEGER GETTING BOOED OFF THE STAGE AT A POETRY SLAM FOR CONFUSING EVERYBODY. EVERY NIGHT I GO TO SLEEP IS JUST ANOTHER NIGHT I'M POSSIBLY GETTING SENTENCED TO A NIGHT IN TWILIGHT ZONE WHERE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MAKES SENSE. HELP ME OUT A LITTLE WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. AT LEAST GET CREATIVE. I DON'T NEED TO BE WALTZING AROUND IN PUBLIC MISSING MY PANTS ANY MOMENT I LOOK DOWN YOU SICK FUCK. I DON'T REQUIRE DOORS THAT ARE 3 INCHES AWAY FROM THE DOORFRAME WHEN I TRY TO CLOSE THEM BECAUSE THE MONSTER YOUUUU CONCOCTED, MIGHT I ADD, IS CHASING ME. AND I SURE AS HELL DON'T NEED TO BE LEGALLY BLIND IN MY DREAMS WHERE EVERYTHING IS SO DARK THAT I'M LEFT WITH NOTHING TO DO IN MY DREAMS EXCEPT FIND LAMPS TO TURN ON!?!? BUT PLOT TWIST! None of the lights I turn on help because FUCK ME THAT'S WHY! And DON'T you go blaming it on me being like "It's because you're stressed :)" OR "It's because you're unbearably insecure about your current situation in life :)" OR "It's because you don't floss :)" I'M AS CALM AND COLLECTED AS CAN BE
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Apparently, Butt, and Crazy: HOPEFULLY, SHAWN MENDES'S NEW SONG WILL GET HIM A DATE WITH KATY PERRY NEWS Remember when Katy Perry grabbed Shawn Mendes’s butt on a red carpet last month? Well, apparently she made quite the impression, because Mendes simply can’t wait until their next rendezvous. _ The 18-year-old called in to BBC Radio 1 this morning to chat with Nick Grimshaw about his new single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and his upcoming performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival. Grimshaw graciously offered to play wingman and introduce Mendes to any other performers he may interested in dating. _ “We gotta find me a girlfriend,” Mendes agreed, and when Grimshaw asked about anyone in particular, the singer-songwriter answered, “Oh, Katy Perry, of course.” _ Hmm... wonder what Mendes’s idol (and Perry’s ex) John Mayer would think of that? _ In any case, if Mendes really wants to impress Perry, his new single is a good start. “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is impossibly catchy and more danceable than anything in his catalog. His voice is gritty and hoarse, especially on the passionate, aggressive hook: “Oh I’ve been shaking- I love it when you go crazy- You take all my inhibitions- Baby there’s nothing holdin’ me back.” _ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is part of the deluxe edition of Illuminate, which Mendes re-released to include the new single. He’s slated to kick off his Illuminate World Tour in April, and will hopefully give us some epic performances of this perfectly summery new jam. _ by Madeline Roth

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Batman, Complex, and Crime: THE JOKER WAS BENG RELEASED FROM ARKAHAM SFOR OK ISTORTOFTIIEBIT MAN "The ABC's of The Joker" - J is for "Joker": In this celebration of the Clown Prince of Crime, it is important to include Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's dissection of this twisted mind in the self titled graphic novel "Joker" from 2008. Told from the point of view of henchman Jonny Frost, the Joker mysteriously is released from Arkham Asylum. With the help of Jonny and Harley Quinn, this Harlequin of Hate seeks to get what he believes is rightfully his - Gotham City - from Harvey Dent aka Two-Face, which sets off a bloody and gruesome turf war. Fueled by pills, sex and murder, Jonny observes the Joker as a complex being, not sure how he processes the chaos that he ensues on a wide range of victims, from low level thugs who double crossed him to innocent Gothamites. Unable to control the spontaneous rage from Joker and his crew, Harvey asks the help of the only person that can contain the 'disease' that is Joker, the Batman, who seemingly finds and apprehends his greatest enemy. Including dialogue between Joker and other rogues such as Killer Croc, The Penguin and The Riddler, Azzarello brilliantly succeeds in diving into the hideous psyche Joker possesses. Azzarello's script combined with Bermejo's depiction of Gotham City, its inhabitants (including the Batman) and the gritty world that breathes life into Joker's actions showcase both a villain with human emotions and a being with demonizing qualities. An essential read for any fans of this classic rogue, "Joker" shows that "the safest place to hide is in sanity." ✌🏼💜💚🃏📚

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