In honour of Hallowe’en, some very creative and fairly creepy vintage costumes.
Nothing signifies a sex work zone like people outdoors in underpants and fur coats.
Now there’s a sentence you don’t hear every day. Maybe I’ll steal this line. Link to Stoya’s site is NSFW (duh).
People sometimes say that we should respect the beliefs of others. If you consider respect to be synonymous with “politeness” or “common decency” or “refraining from abusing others”, sure, I’ll sign on. Here’s my beef, though: I don’t actually think “respect” is synonymous with those things.
Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.
Thinking of family always makes me sad. I won’t ever have the relationship or the comfort or the support that some other people get from their families. Even though there is nothing to “fix”, I will always grieve for that.
Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying “comparison is the thief of joy“. I think this is true.
Comparison . . .
- Fosters unrealistic expectations and perfectionism
- Fosters competition (the unhealthy kind, not the having-fun-wrestling-on-the-floor-with-a-litter-of-puppies kind)
- Fosters envy and jealousy **
- Keeps us small and spiteful
I think the worst thing about comparison is that we– most of us, anyway– are trained to do it to ourselves. No one needs to tell me I suck compared to the writer who lives just up the road from me.*** I am busy telling myself that. *sigh*
** I’m not being redundant here. “Envy” is the emotion we experience when we covet the possessions of another. “Jealousy” is the emotion we experience when we think a relationship we value is threatened. I notice that people tend to use the words interchangeably. IMO, they should not. 😉
Something to think about for character arcs . . .
“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”
~ Oscar Wilde
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
― Neil Gaiman
“The greatest compliment a writer can be given is that a story and character hold a reader spellbound.” ~ Iris Johansen
1. What’s the most memorable compliment you ever received for your writing?