I am back, although I don’t know how frequently I will post these right now since concentrating on the computer screen is straining my eyes and causing headaches. New glasses soon, hopefully.
from Ballyroan Reads
from Hit Or Miss Books
from Awkward Heather
from Book Review Directory
from The Reading Bud
from The Daydreaming Bookworm
from Comfy Reading
We should always remember, lest we repeat it.
To all the brave men and women responders.
To all the men and women who were there that day.
To all those who lost their lives.
To all those who survived.
To all those who lost a loved one that day.
I would like to take a moment
to say Thank You to all those who helped in whatever
capacity that day.
I would also like to give my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends
of those who were lost through others intolerance.
God Bless you and keep you One and All.
Time has slipped away from me. It has been 15! years since our world was changed forever.
In a single heartbeat lives were lost.
In a single moment nearly 3,000 lives were taken: never to kiss their loved ones, never to hold those they held dear again.
I was working midnights at the time so I was asleep when the first plane hit the first tower. I don’t think I slept again that day.
It was hard, and still is, to understand such things, such intolerance, such hatred. I hope and pray that humanity has learned from this horrific event but I have my doubts.
What were you doing that day, at the precise moment in time when our world changed?
The You Want Blood Awards initial round is up for voting!
And guess what?
A Christmas To Remember was nominated for Hybrid Award.
And I was nominated for EagleEye!
This is the first time I’ve been nominated as a writer and the second time as a beta!
I didn’t expect any of my stories to be nominated, really. I’m honored and flabbergasted!
Thank you to all of you who nominated me and those of you who vote for my stories. I love writing when the muse hits and I love that you all enjoy them enough to even remember them when this time comes around.
Thank you! Now, go and vote for your favorite stories, authors, banner makers and betas! There are many, many worthy stories and authors nominated, it will be a tough choice. May the best in their category win!
And many, MANY thanks to 4padfoot for putting this all together and working tirelessly (and sleeplessly) over the last three days to verify all the links and get it up and running as quickly as she did. WITHOUT any help!
The Stories which are eligible for nominations for the You Want Blood Awards:
Modern Day Lady Godiva February 14, 2016 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot
Love Makes the World Go ‘Round March 16, 2016 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot
Birthday Surprise September 21, 2015, eligible for the All Human Award and eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot
Blade Out, Blade In August 6, 2016 eligible for Best Cross over
A Christmas To Remember December 20, 2015 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot and Best Cross Over
I am also eligible for the Eagle Eye Award. Here is a list of the stories I have beta’d.
Many thanks go out to Bertie Bott for probably the awesomest contest ever! Fifteen entries, fifteen awesome stories!
I didn’t place, but that’s fine since the competition was so stiff I’m sure you all had a hard time picking a winner anyway😀.
Now, here’s MY story😀.
Me reblogging something fandom related doesn’t happen often so listen up!
The YBA is back!
Hello Everyone! After reading all the surveys . . . we are letting Eric out of the cage and making several changes to the rules and maybe adjust more over time to ensure that the 2016 Awards are a …
Guess who wrote something?
Yup, me! WOOT!
Entries are due tonight at midnight PST so I hope you’ve got your entry in or are just putting the finishing touches on your story!
Good luck to all who submitted something!
I think this is the first Coffee Share I’ve done over here so I’ll explain it.
If you’ll click the coffee cup above you’ll be taken to a place where you can find new blogists (is that a word?) who take part in this weekly thing called weekend coffee share. It’s a place where we can have a little fun and share a bit about our week
It was started by Part-Time Monster a while back and there are plenty of us who do it, some more than others, some less (ahem…me…ahem) but it’s a way to connect, have fun and maybe find something new to read.
If we were having coffee on this HOT, sunny Sunday morning I would let y’all know that I am not impressed with last week’s humidity or what’s supposed to be coming this week, although I am very thankful it broke for yesterday.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I got to meet one of my Facebook friends for the first time last night. She was totally awesome and I’m looking forward to another movie night!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that we went to see Tarzan last night.
I was totally jazzed, mostly because I was meeting someone new but also I was going to the first movie in a long while AND it starred Alexander Skarsgard (sorry for the misspelling, I don’t have the Swedish keyboard setting), Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson.
It seemed like Robbie and Jackson did the acting while Skarsgard provided the comedic relief and the eye candy.
You know those Tarzan reviews out there? The ones talking about his abs and lack of shirt for 2/3 of the movie and the fact his long johns sat way down over his hips? (Can we say ‘V’ boys and girls? A little further south of the border and we might have got what we paid for.) They’re all extremely accurate.
I watch a movie for the entertainment value so when I notice inconsistencies you know that, aside from spending FAR too much time with my boyfriend, it wasn’t a great movie. Unfortunately, it was utterly and achingly forgettable for me.
Funny thing: They tried, tried, to imitate the Tarzan yell. It sounded more like Samuel L. Jackson yelling because he was frustrated because he couldn’t keep up with Tarzan. Or a hippopotamus mating call.
Now, how was your week?
This is going to get shared all over the place!
I couldn’t agree with Part time Monster more.
The world as we know it has stolen women’s voices from them. We aren’t given pertinent information which we, as women NEED in order to make more informed decisions about our own bodies!
We are taught that anything feminine, when it pertains to ourselves, is dirty and wrong. But WATCH OUT, a man might think you want things you don’t if you wear a skirt/dress/tank top/yoga pants/anything too tight or revealing.
Women are shamed when it comes to their bodies.
We aren’t taught that feminine is beautiful. We aren’t taught that a woman has a place in this world and it isn’t necessarily submitting to her husband.
However, we are taught to cover ourselves up (not that that stops those who want to brutalize us). We are taught that menstruation is dirty and gross. We are taught that breast feeding is excellent for the baby but don’t EVER do it in public!
We are taught all of this, or not, yet women are constantly sexualised in commercials. How else are they going to sell all those pretty looking cars? It couldn’t possibly be because it’s a good product, could it?
We are taught that it’s perfectly fine for a man to go out in public wearing a skin tight pair of jeans, shirt and boots and they won’t be accosted or receive unwanted advances. We are taught that women should EXPECT those unwanted advances, or worse, if she so much as shows her ankles or her cleavage or nothing at all!
We should be able to go out, in public, all by our lonesome or with a group of female friends and be able to enjoy ourselves without having to constantly look over our shoulders, never leave our drinks untended, don’t dance too close, don’t be provocative, ad infinitim!
Women, it’s time we took back what is OURS by right of birth! Our bodies belong to nobody but us yet governments are trying to tell us that they will make certain decisions for us (I am NOT going to get into the whole abortion debate. It’s too deep and too easy to offend someone without meaning to).
What happens to MY body is my decision and my decision alone!
If I say no, I do NOT want to have sex that should be the end of the discussion!
If I say NO to anything at all, that should be the end of the discussion!
Thank you for listening to my long winded rant, lol.
Have a good evening.
Ladies, we need to talk. And I don’t mean that in the sense of “come here, I’m going to tell you something.” Not the way it’s usually meant, when someone says “w…