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2014-06-06 Jamaica Playlist

Feeling Good / Nina Simone / 2:53 / Soundtrack One Love / Bob Marley / 2:48 / Reggae Soolaimon / Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (Live) / Neil Diamond / 9:34 / Pop Love Is The Seventh Wave / Sting

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The Art Assignment #3: Intimate, Indispensable GIF

In which The Art Assignment visits New York-based artist Toyin Odutola and receives the challenge to create a GIF! But not just any GIF–it must articulate something intimate that is indispensable to you. My Entry: My (current) favorite words EPISODE

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Excerpt: Untitled Short Story

I would not mind your thoughts on this, the beginning of a short story I’m working on (that is due Sunday! but we’ll just gloss over that for now). I’m hoping this will be a series of related short stories.

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Winner Winner, Turkey Dinner – 2013 NaNoWriMo Finish

50,119 Words, validated, means that I “win” National Novel Writing Month. I’m very grateful to Stephanie, who has been really supportive of me doing this, even though she’s had a lot of difficulties going on right now. We’re adjusting to

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Wordcount, day 19

I’m three fifths of the way through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and still on track for word count. I wouldn’t say the last few days are works of genius or anything. Or even spelled correctly. But they are word

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NaNoWriMo 2013

I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month again this year. I’ve undertaken this challenge in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and I “won” twice – in 2011 and 2012 by writing 50,000 words each year. That novel is pretty

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Happy Halloween

Stay out of trouble, now.

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Preparation

I decided to get serious about plot, rather than just pantsing-it completely. I transferred the handy chart I got at GenCon to my bulletin board. And noted the troublesome spot where my plots commonly end up. The chart is from

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erg workout playlist for 10 minute/3 minute intervals

This one is still in progress; I’m trying to arrange so lower intensity songs land in the intervals, but it’s difficult to get it exactly. Brave – Sara Bareilles – 3:43 Roar – Katy Perry – 3:45 I Love It

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Go Ahead and Play Project Photos

A slide-show of photos of many of the piano’s from the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana’s “Go Ahead and Play” Project. Now that the pianos are out and about through the downtown area, check out some photos of the various

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Supergirl First

The case for why DC should tackle a Supergirl movie before a Wonder Woman movie. I wrote a little bit a few weeks ago about the importance of getting the Wonder Woman storyline right when she is written in comics,

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Wonder Woman as a feminist icon, and DC Comics’ moral obligation to do better

Or – How DC Comics is wasting the best character they own and acting like 5-year-old idiots making jokes about Superman and Wonder Woman boning while they fly. First, let’s start off by putting Wonder Woman in the right context.

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Amor Fati – New Shirt Design

A new addition to my Redbubble t-shirt shop – Amor Fati. The three Moirai, the Fates, Clotho (the spinner), Lachesis (the allotter) and Atropos (the inexorable). This is one I didn’t draw myself, but found an old wood carving image

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Kinsey 6 Shirt

In time for pride, my new shirt design. You can buy yours here… If you were curious about what it means, here’s some information on the Kinsey Scale.

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Cat Tower Brainstorming

Some ideas I have for a project I’d like to do – a cat tower piece of furniture for the cats to have someplace to sit. The first was an idea I got from a cartoon. The other idea I’ve

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Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane

We popped into Rocket Fizz on Monument Circle yesterday during a walk, and I picked up this Wonder Woman Candy Can that contains candy stars. I didn’t realize it also had this awesomeness inside – plans for building Wonder Woman’s

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John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ – a book review

It isn’t kosher to talk about the book before book club; in fact that is the first and second rules of book club. But I am a few pages away from the end of this book, and it’s not exactly

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Electrasteph’s Desktop Comics: Adventure 1

Wherein I make a comic completely out of objects found on my desk at work. [Disclaimer! all of these characters are property of DC Comics. This is a parody work; no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.]

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 Participant

Yep, so I’m going to do Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 for April. My project for this writing commitment is to finish the novel I worked on (and “won” with) in 2011 and 2012. Prior to today’s additions, it was at 78,391

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Team Pie and Team Cake Shirts

I’ve been meaning to make these shirts since the first Twilight movie came out, because I never cared much for Edward or Jacob, but I do care a lot about dessert. I also have a vague recollection of having a

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Indianapolis Reform School Band Shirt

A shirt design I put together, inspired by this photo: The Marching Delinquents. Now that’s a school band I imagine I could fit into.

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Unreliable Narrator Shirt

I was reading The Story Within the other day, and in the middle of the chapter about points of view, they have a section on the concept of The Unreliable Narrator [An unreliable narrator is a narrator, whether in literature,

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Online Housecleaning

I’ve been doing a lot of housecleaning, site-wise over the past several weeks. I’m in the process of converting over some of my older blog sites to wordpress, shuttering others, and putting up fresh new “coming eventually” pages at all

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Aesthetics Department T-Shirt

I saw some sweatshirts like this years ago in a catalog when I was too poor to buy one. Now that I’m older and have more disposable income, I haven’t found one like it – at least not a nicely

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Nancy Drew “Girl Detective” T-shirt

I’ve loved Nancy Drew since I was a kid, and I had a cool shirt with Pamela Sue Martin’s face on in when I was in elementary school. I always wished I had one with the silhouette on it, so

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