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Oh God, Oh God, We’re All Gonna Die?

I am not an adventurous sort of girl. Not in the physical sense. You’ll never catch me jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, or swimming with sharks, or snorting cocaine off the taut-skinned thigh of a deliciously gender-ambiguous citizen of Bangkok. Adrenaline is not counted among my cravings; it would look out of place on…

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Not Everyone Is Beautiful

Originally posted on Mindless Productivity:
Every two or three days, I see an article or blog post or forwarded inspirational quote about beauty. It’s usually something affirming like “You are beautiful, whether you know it or not.” “We are all beautiful.” “Everyone is beautiful to somebody.” It’s cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people…

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I’ve (never) Seen Your Face Before, My Friend

As a fiction writer, I most often find myself in the company of invisible people. I’d like to think that their existence depends on my attention, but that’s just not true. They go on living their unseen lives in the world between my ears quite regardless of me. Sometimes I gather together enough notes from…

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Oh, my-my. Oh, hell yes.

Two summer movies based on graphic novels, and one life-consuming video game. Got to put on that party dress, y’all. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For The original movie came out in 2005. Feel old with me. Nine years is sufficient time for the memory of most films to fade into misty fondness along…

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Chronic Curmudgeon

First of all, here’s what I’m not saying: I am not saying that there is no benefit to the masses of websites and blogs full of first-hand accounts about lupus and other chronic illnesses, or the teeming sea of Facebook pages and Pinterest memes, or the small army of community discussion forums about being sick that are full…