Oh Dear…

I think I’m writing about my first non-dysfunctional couple! How quaint! And holy crap! I don’t think I have any idea how to do this!

Moderating Trolls

I’ve seen Cory’s post about comments moderation in several other places, but I wanted to post a link to it here because Fear of Trolls is a subject that’s come up a *lot* among women bloggers (and has been one of the most-attended panels at the Blogher conference, I’ve heard). Cory’s primary “troll whisperer” example …

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Grindhouse

Like everything I’ve seen of Tarantino’s, Grindhouse is a rollicking good ride, but a disturbing, uncomfortable one that remixes cliches and then one-ups them by taking everything just that much further than anybody else does. You want blood and gore? Oh, indeed, there will be blood! Buckets! Cheesy dialogue? You bet! Strippers with hearts of …

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Excerpt Meme (because I’m too headfull [tm] to make up my own content today)

Turn to page 123 in your work-in-progress. (If you haven’t gotten to page 123 yet, then turn to page 23. If you haven’t gotten there yet, then get busy and write page 23.) Count down four sentences and then instead of just the fifth sentence, give us the whole paragraph. “No, long before that. What …

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ABC Meme…

A – Africa, of course. I did my graduate work in South Africa from 2002-2003. I was based out of Durban, which is right there on the Indian Ocean and has a fabulous and famous waterfront area that you walk past a bunch of brothels and porn shops to get to (prostitution is legal: pimps …

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