15 Sep


Imaginary Karin picked me for the Liebster Award. I love these things because they remind me about my blog. Thanks Karin!


Liebster Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.

  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.

  3. Nominate (and notify) other bloggers for the award that have fewer than 500 followers.

  4. Create 11 questions (or less) for your nominees.

  5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

  6. Display the Liebster Award logo on your page.

  7. List these rules on your post.



Imaginary Karin’s Questions:

Do you have any middle names? Bri

What’s your favourite Disney movie of all time? Beauty and the Beast! It’s my favorite fairy tale. Actually, my husband started writing his Intergalactic Fairy Tales series because I was complaining that I wanted a new retelling to read.

If you could have any pet you want, what would it be and what would you name it? Well, I’d say an elephant, but I don’t know that it would be very nice to the elephant to keep it around as a pet. I just love elephants. I’d love to have a pet dog though, and I’d name it…. Ellie. Probably. I feel like you have to meet a pet before you can name it. I like to name them based on their personality.

What does your living room look like? I don’t have a living room.

Best monsters: werewolves, vampires, or zombies? This question kills me! I love them all. I’ve written werewolves, and I’m in the middle of producing a huge zombie series (Deadly Divas, yeah!), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is life. I mean, what’s my favorite monster? Yes, I love monsters, I’ll take them all, thank you. Hmph.

Do you enjoy playing (video/computer) games? What types of games do you like the most? I can’t actually play most video games because I have awful vertigo. I used to be able to play for about 30 minutes, then 10, now if I just glimpse the screen I feel messed up. I can play old games though. I love Pac-Man. I can play most modern Mario games as like as it’s just sidescreen, and I love that. When I had a PS2 I could play the original SIMs and went through it way more times than could be considered healthy. I have played Age of Empires and Age of Mythology so much I’ve dreamt about it on several occasions, but sadly, the versions made in the last ten years or so all make me sick.

age of mythology

If you could be a fictional character for one day, who would you be and why? I would always be, or hang out with, Hermione Granger. Magical powers? Hogwarts? YES.

hp yay

Can you tell us about the best birthday you’ve ever had so far? 

I’m not sure how old I was, but one year Robert planned a day. I didn’t know where we were going or what we were up to. We drove to this small town, went out for Mexican food, and hung out at a waterfall. He got me a steampunk style locket, which I LOVED. Sadly, it was lost a little while later when we got in an accident and our car was totaled, but I wore it all the time while I had it. It was a good birthday. :)

Where would you go if you could be instantly teleported anywhere in the world right now?

This is a hard question because there are so many places I would go! I never used to think of myself as a tropical beach person, but lately on Sunday nights I’ve been watching Caribbean Life on HGTV, and I think I would go to Vieques, Puerto Rico. There are the beaches, it looks a little less resorty than a lot of the islands I’ve seen on the show, and there are wild horses. Plus, they have a bioluminescent bay, which they say is the brightest in the world.


Now I tag other people:

Jenna at The Printing Princess

Kathy at Finding Faeries

Robert McKay (hey husbandface!)

Tori Centanni 

Jolene Haley 

Amy Giuffrida

Questions for the Tagged:

What’s your favorite gif right now?

What’s the last book you read, and loved?

What did you like to read in high school?

Favorite social media site? Link us to your account!

If you could have the best seats to any concert right now (ANY concert, so it’s okay if the band hasn’t played since 1962) what would it be?

They’ve made Girl Meets World and now Fuller House. If you could bring back any TV show from your childhood, what would you have them make?

What is your best Halloween memory?

29 Jul

Lip Sync Battles, for your soul.

So, I have a thing for Jimmy Fallon’s lip sync battles. They’re amazing. Feeling down? Need a pick me up? LIP SYNC BATTLES, seriously. They’ll help your soul. *nods*

First, Emma Stone:

I’d never heard Emma Stone’s last song here (not gonna spoil it for you) until watching this, and now have it on my Confidence Playlist. I have a hard time not laughing every time it comes on. Also! I’d really expected her to do a Spice Girl song. If you look up the Spice Girls on tumblr, you find Emma Stone on talk shows discussing her obsession.

Next up is Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephen Merchant. Seriously, omg, I’m never getting sick of this. JGL? What are you bad at?

And, Paul Rudd, which I believe is actually the first time they did this, so I have to conclude that Paul Rudd’s second song is the reason this became a thing at all. I mean, wow. Paul Rudd, this is why I seek you out, for moments like this. Damn. That was beautiful. Seriously, just watch…

Okay, if you don’t stop what you’re doing when Juke Box Hero comes on, I really think you need to reexamine your life choices.

MORAL OF THIS POST: I need to get me a job that requires Lip Sync battles.

01 Jun

iridescent warriors and beachball babies

I never felt the urge to listen to Ke$ha, and I know a lot of it has to do with that dollar sign in her name, and the rest has to do with how rarely I feel the pull to listen to pop music. But when music plays a big part in your writing, and you spend all your life with the words, well, you’re going to end up listening to most stuff. And I’m sure you’re expecting me to get around to talking about this Ke$ha music, but what I’m actually trying to say, is that if I had seen this album cover sooner I would probably have a Ke$ha tattoo by now. (If you’re thinking, “Who the fuck has a Ke$ha tattoo?” you, my friend, are ignorant to the fandom ways. Here’s one of her face, and the dollar sign on a wrist, to let you know how wrong y’are.)  Anyhow, the album cover…


Okay, after seeing this, I was maybe a little disappointed that her music wasn’t a little more like that Lady Gaga song where she talks about riding that unicorn on the road of love, (Follow that unicorn! On the road to love! …Ride, ride pony, ride, ride!) but you can’t have everything.

Look at that iridescent magic. Purple mountains majesty. It’s a great big WTF? and I love it.

I’m pretty sure I intended for this post to lead around to me talking about music I end up listening to for stories, and this girl pop band in an apocalypse story I’m developing, and some other writer life stuff, but I got distracted by that iridescent magic and now I just have to show you this short Donald Glover video where he talks about how as people get older they can’t handle weird stuff.  I almost broke my neck nodding at this video.

You can watch the longer version right here, which actually cuts off early, but includes the introduction where he talks more about how as people get older they can’t handle weird stuff. As kids we accept weird stuff like Santa Claus, and as an adult, someone tells us Glee comes on at 9 instead of 8 today and we say, “Fuck you! Really? Why’d they change it? Why?” We can’t take any change, whatsoever.

Anyhow, I’m off to work on my story involving the undead and a YouTuber and maybe I’ll poke around at my girl pop band in the apocalypse. I’m confident that both of these stories will get some, “It’s too weird. It’s gay. I don’t get it.” Which, if you listened to how he pictured that Lady Gaga & Kanye West tour, gives me the confidence to say that these stories are headed in the right direction.

If you find a baby in a beachball, tweet me.

19 Mar

What’s Up Wednesday

RobotIsn’t this robot with the umbrella adorable? Anyhow, it’s time for another What’s Up Wednesday post, where I tell you about what’s up with me. This blog hop is a great opportunity for a check in with myself…

WHAT I’M READING I did a lot more reading the past week, which has been great. I finally finished WHAT KILLS ME by Wynne Channing, which was a great fast paced YA vampire story full of blood and, well, vampires. It’s even a free ebook, so I suggest checking it out. I also read FROST by Kate Avery Ellison and am now reading it’s sequel, THORNS. Oh! And I read through The Cabin in the Woods: The Visual Companion, which was actually really great. I love reading about the story making process.
WHAT I’M WRITING I’m plotting one project I’m not talking too much about right now, revising parts of WHERE DRAGONS GO TO DIE, and spending the rest of my time finishing up work on STARING CONTESTS, a Lacuna Valley short story that takes place during the beginning of Liberty Bound.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW I’m a pretty big believer that you have to keep yourself fueled. That you need to keep shoveling things into your brain if you want stuff to keep pouring out. That said, I’m just running on my own brain these days. It takes a lot of effort to make myself take breaks, and when I do, I’d rather be writing.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO   I was part of a Pinterest Party on Monday, which was a lot of fun, and this is the launch week for The Midnight Society! In fact, my first post is up there today, and I quote Joss Whedon (are you shocked?). Other than that? Having lots of horrifying nightmares. I watched the first couple of episodes of Battlestar Galactica with the husband this week. I haven’t watched BSG since my first watch through, and have wanted to do a rewatch. I really love the show and how incredibly dark and messed up it is, but at the same time, I always felt like I wanted it to go a touch further into everything it went into. I’m wondering if I’ll feel the same way the second time through. I’ve noticed I feel differently about most stories if I wait a few years.