Black Friday

I usually hide from Black Friday but I know bunches of you that don’t so I’m posting to remind everyone that I have a shop at where I sell handmade goods and I’m selling collectables on eBay here. I have also posted all the referral links to my points sites on my sidebar where you can get points and redeem them for gift cards when you shop!

So, if you’re looking for a unique gift or to score some savings, check out my links. :)

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Posted by on November 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy thanksgiving this year! I am certainly thankful for so much this year and I hope you are, too!

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Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Uncategorized


Feminism/Strong Female Characters and Sexism

I just hit all the buzz words, didn’t I? Well, something in this video kinda bugged me and I don’t read comments on YouTube (that’s a scary place…) I’m putting it here.

Around 1:20, the woman says that a female character cannot be progressive by assuming traditionally masculine characteristics and using The Bride from Kill Bill as an example. This bugs me for two reasons:

  1. The assumption that violence is an inherently male characteristic. That just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t see the connection with owning a penis and automatic violence; as if women cannot be violent. If I were a man, I don’t think I would like it if someone thought my natural state is to be violent and as a woman, I don’t like the assumption I’m trying to be male if I say; knock out a bully or something. Any person can be violent if they are either pushed to do so or are just a fricken psychopath. You never know.
  2. How in the ever-lovin’-hell is avenging your attempted murder and kidnapping of your unborn daughter a traditional masculine role? In any other species; messing with a kid is a surefire way to piss of the mom. Just look at what happens if you look at a bear cub the wrong way. Why is it more natural in Taken than in Kill Bill? What’s the difference? Kid missing, parent goes to rescue, wackiness ensues, bad guy goes buhbye, confetti is thrown. HUZZAH!

Maybe it’s just me but I think it’s sexist to assign violence to a gender. If a man can be violent, so can a woman and she’s not ‘acting like a man.’ Same as if a man chooses not to fight and appeal to emotion, he is not ‘acting like a woman.’ That line just rubbed me the wrong way. If “feminism is the radical notion that women are people” (Marie Shear) then people can be bad or good regardless of gender.

That’s where I’m coming from, I guess. Now, I suppose, the internet will explode with rage.

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Random Video Thoughts



A New Side Project –

After battling with my host because of my complete lack of site building skills (it’s sad, really), I believe I’ve gotten my new store up and running! So, I am announcing it in time for the holiday season! :D

Bear in mind, this store is to sell anything and everything. Expect more of my needlework to go up in the future but there are all sorts of cool things I find that I don’t really want or need so I’m passing them on to whoever would want them. :)

As for the name, I know it’s strange but is really is a giant middle finger to people who think I’m weak or stupid; to people who thought my world would collapse without them.

As the site grows, I’ll be promoting it much more. I’ve been practicing my needlework skills and getting back into drawing, too! So, who knows what will show up there! :D

Feel free to take a look around, tell your friends, and of course enjoy!

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Posted by on November 2, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Kobo’s 50% off Sale!!

For 4 days, Kobo is offering 50% off on ebooks! Just the coupon code GET50SALE and save on any of my books today!

Remember; some of these stories are smutty so be aware! And if you don’t have a Kobo reader, you can download the free app to your phone or tablet! Happy shopping!

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Character Death Fatigue. It’s not a thing, but it should be. (Spoiler Alert)

Like most people, I watched the latest episode of The Walking Dead anxious to see how they’re going to deal with the (in my opinion) the most ridiculously contrived plan to herd zombies. (One well placed Molotov cocktail, people…) As you may know (again, spoilers) it’s looking like Glen didn’t make it. My phone explodes, my friends who are fans are freaking out; and all I could say is “I just rolled my eyes.”

Is it bad to say I’m bored with it? Because I’m kinda bored with it.

I don’t mean the show. I mean the killing of a character as shock value when you can easily see about 20 ways for that NOT to happen. Like with Tyreese… All of a sudden the normally noisy, groaning walkers can silently creep up on a guy? TWICE? And it’s not the first time that’s happened in this series. It’s really starting to seem like that as an audience member, I’m being messed with not being told an awesome story. I get that tension is important, conflict is important; that’s what makes these stories so compelling. That’s what keeps us coming back every week. But now I get the feeling they’re just trying to jerk me around.

Walking Dead isn’t the only show that’s giving me this fatigue; Game of Thrones lost my interest for this same reason. George R.R Martin can be quoted as saying “I’ve been killing characters my entire career, maybe I’m just a bloody minded bastard, I don’t know, [but] when my characters are in danger, I want you to be afraid to turn the page (and to do that) you need to show right from the beginning that you’re playing for keeps.” and he’s damn right. The feeling that everyone is always safe can get boring. However, getting through many seasons of a show only to find out a character I love has died can sometimes make me feel like I wasted my time. I stopped watching Game of Thrones because I knew who was gonna kick the bucket and where spoilers usually don’t bother me at all (especially when I come into a show with 3-4 seasons under it’s belt already), taking time out of my life to get emotionally attached to a character knowing I’m not going to get any sort of satisfaction? No completed character arc? It kinda sucks.

Don’t get me wrong; real life is like that. People die for no reason, cheaters don’t get a comeuppance, liars get away with millions, thieves get a slap on the wrist and their victims are expected to be happy about it. But that’s what watching these shows is about, escapism. Entertainment. Fun. But this “HaHA! Gotcha, fuckers!” feeling gets me when I watch these shows now. That’s why when my friends say “I can’t wait to see what happens next week!” I just shrug and say, “I kinda don’t care.”

I am not saying these shows are bad or anything of the sort. I’m just not as excited to see what happens next anymore. It’s the same feeling when you scream at the movie “Woman, why are you running from the serial killer UP the stairs!?” or “Of course there is magically no signal on their cellphones at THIS moment.” or “Yes, you should totally back into the dark room instead of calling the cops. The killer won’t TOTALLY be in there.” I don’t feel a payoff. There isn’t a core group I can watch change and evolve over time; someone’s gotta kill someone to shock the audience so the internet can explode with theories as to what happened and how.

I still feel the need to say I’m not criticizing the overall quality of the series, or the writers, or anything like that. It’s just a trend I’m noticing and these are the two most prevalent examples. If you want a throwback, when they killed Willow’s girlfriend in Buffy. Or when Joss Whedon offs any random character, really. Or when “The Black Guy” dies in a horror movie. You just shrug and go; “Well, that happened again.” It’s not BAD, just not surprising anymore.

So, there’s why I don’t care if Glen is dead – in the show – and why I really did stop reading the comic after they killed him in the comics. It’s why I’ll probably get around to watching Game of Thrones but can’t promise I will. It’s why I CANNOT WATCH THE END OF SERENITY, DAMNIT, and the last season of Xena even had me shaking my head in disbelief. Shit, even Z Nation did this to me! That’s why I’m coining this phrase: when a series no longer shocks you when characters die because it’s happened so often is Character Death Fatigue.

At least for me. I’m sure I’ll continue to have people freak out on me because I feel this way. If it makes you feel any better? I’ll probably watch next week. Because there are other characters they haven’t offed. Yet…



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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


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October Loot Crate!


This month’s crate is of course a nod for today being the day in Back to the Future that Doc traveled back to (where’s my hoverboard!?) by having various time travelers featured. There’s Bill and Ted, Doc, the closest I will get to a hover board, and a sonic screwdriver spork. Of all of these the spork is my favorite. ;)

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Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Uncategorized


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