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Neolithic Cheesecake
20 November 2012 @ 11:47 am
Well, I did it. :)



It's completely hidden in a short-sleeved tshirt, which will make family visits easier. (I have a cuff I can wear to cover the wristbrines.) I still don't get how it's a big deal that I've got tattoos, but whatever. Family is weird.

It's almost exactly how I envisioned it! I'm pretty damn giddy about the whole thing, honestly. (I keep finding myself involuntarily doing the happy wiggle dance when I catch both tattoos in my peripheral vision!)





Next one won't be until after Dragon Age 3 hits. But I've got a whole empty arm, so if I can't narrow down the elements I want, I've got room to work. :)


If I can find the right thing to put there, I might fill in the map outline (current idea: very faint gray and white galactic swirl and stars. Donno if it'd look right, though. When I get the red touched up, I'll see what the artist thinks.)

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Neolithic Cheesecake
14 September 2012 @ 10:28 am
So, I read. A lot.
A lot of it is trashy romance novels, because they're braincandy, and I like sweets.

But.
I really, really hate books that would have no plot if the two main leads would just TALK to each other occasionally.

The book I just finished, which was desperately in need of a good proofreading - someone's "gentile status" was useful in appearing at parties (this isn't set during the Inquisition, and the family it was useful to is not depicted as being Jewish or Muslim), and at one point, the mother in said non-Semitic family is despairing of her daughter's "viscous" behavior (I want to see a story in which someone IS behaving in a viscous manner, actually), is one of these.

My impression of whatsherface (I can't remember the female lead's name. It was fairly generic): Oh! I'm happy and bubbly and helpful and love everyone! Oh! A setback! Angst and woe! I'll find a silver lining. Ok. I'm happy and bubbly and helpful and love everyone again! Oh no! Another setback! Angst and Woe! Silver lining time! I won't bother asking the person whose actions I've misinterpreted before about it; just accept and make with the happy and bubbly, etc. And here comes the next setback/misunderstanding. Angst and Woe! Rinse and repeat.
*headdesk*

To make it worse, the smutty parts weren't even that good. How did this thing get published? Does the author just give really good head or something?

Yeesh.





Yes, I could have just deleted the book unfinished. I thought about it.
But I'd done that to the three I'd started before this one (one was just unpleasant, one was an even worse example of the no communication plot, and one wasn't holding my attention for more than a screen at a time, so there was no way I'd ever finish it, though the anachronisms were unintentionally hilarious - chocolate? In medieval Scotland? Uhhuh.) (These were things I'd downloaded for free, so it's not like I spend money to be disappointed.)

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Neolithic Cheesecake
11 September 2012 @ 01:13 pm
Awful/Awesome idea: customizable rating schemes

So, forever ago, Margie and I did up all these ratings of vampire movies. There were many categories on which each movie was rated (15? 20? LOTS.) The overall rating was the average of everything. Simple math.
And the average of pretty much everything was like 3.5 or something. For every movie. Even the shittiest ones. So kinda useless.


What if there was a way to take a bunch of ratings and prioritize what *you* were interested in? So, weight away from "gritty grimdark realism" and in favor of "pretty costumes and/or people." Or "follows accepted canon" or whatever. It would mean that every review in the system would have to have several ratings for different categories. But that aside... this would be an actually useful tool.

This could be applied to pretty much anything that people can review.



This is the awesome side of my awful/awesome ideas, I think.
Quick, someone help me monetize this! :)

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Neolithic Cheesecake
26 June 2012 @ 04:19 pm
So. Went in blind.
Haven't read anyone else's reactions yet.

not particularly spoilery, but cut in caseCollapse )

So, initial impressions? MUCH better. Much much much much.

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Neolithic Cheesecake
31 May 2012 @ 04:54 pm
Oh, the things my brain links together...

Fujiyama Mama somehow turned into Fukushima Ima in my brain.

I'd be worried, but this is kind of normal for me.
*laugh*

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Neolithic Cheesecake
18 May 2012 @ 03:24 pm
Oh my.
Who wants to buy me an expensive present?

Heh. I know. It's ok. I know you all love me, even without expensive shinies. (Especially considering that the piece I already have from this artist is missing. I know it's somewhere, but where? Who knows.)

But oh, isn't that gorgeous?

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Neolithic Cheesecake
09 May 2012 @ 08:45 am
...these jeans have no pockets.

No. Pockets.

I can get used to the opening from the wrong side thing, but no pockets? The fuck?
(They've got butt pockets, but I never use those. I'm a hip-pocket kind of gal.)

I bitch regularly about women's clothing never having enough pockets, but this is worse than usual.
I might as well be wearing jeggings or something equally silly.

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Neolithic Cheesecake
16 April 2012 @ 06:24 pm
...I have a theory. About BUF. ("Big Ugly Flower" - it's a common parasite on fat lady clothing. Often hibiscus.)

See, someone told someone that fat ladies *like* wearing mumus. And mumus often have hibiscus/tropical prints. So that someone decided that, since fatties like mumus so much, they must recall the damn things with EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING. Hence, the rash of BUF.

(I don't deny that I've got a couple of ghastly dresses I wear around the house when a) nobody is coming over, b) everything else is filthy and c) I just need to be not-naked but don't want to wear clothing. They're as comfy as they are fugly. I'm morally opposed to being seen by anyone other than maybe D, and even then, if he never saw me in one of them, I'd be fine with that.)

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Neolithic Cheesecake
10 March 2012 @ 10:03 am
Peacock Fairy Princess Hair

More Hair!Collapse )

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