Coffee Naps

https://www.vox.com/2014/8/28/6074177/coffee-naps-caffeine-science If you’re feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there’s something you should try. It’s more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap It’s drinking a cup of coffee and then taking…

The Vorkosigan Books

So in the past couple of weeks, I chugged all the way through Bujold’s entire Vorkosigan saga. I’d never read any of them before, even though I’ve been seeing them in bookstores for decades and I knew their reputation. I never read them BECAUSE I knew their reputation. I think I’d been saving them, all…

I love this time of year on Dreamwidth. All the fandom holiday challenges and writing events are starting up, and my dash feels vibrant and alive with creativity and community.

From Forbes: GEO Group Runs Out of Banks as 100% of Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/09/30/geo-group-runs-out-of-banks-as-100-of-banking-partners-say-no-to-the-private-prison-sector/#3256f82b3298 I have nothing clever to say about this, but it deserves commemorating. Almost every bank in the country has cut off private prison/immigration detention companies from accessing loans or funding. SUCK IT, private prison system.

I’ve been tracking my writing count this year, aiming for a goal of 10,000 words a month. I liked this, because it didn’t put pressure on me to get word count out every single day but it also didn’t feel overwhelming in the way that saying “120,000 words this year” would have, or set the…

Cultures of Romance

https://aeon.co/essays/russia-against-the-western-way-of-love Love is universal, but how we do romance varies widely from culture to culture. As a writer, I’ve always thought reading about the various frameworks and psychologies of romance could be very illuminating. This is a good article on the subject, comparing and contrasting modern romantic approaches for the US and Russia. It doesn’t…

In other other news, Twitter continues to live down to my expectations. For those who aren’t up on it, a little while back they formally switched away from chronologically displaying your timeline to algorithmically-driven, based on what they ‘think you’ll like’ (assuming that what you like is actually paid content of course). This is always,…

The Garden of Gods

Had an interesting dream last night. Some godlike being or other was attempting multiversal domination by conquering all the other powers, in most cases capturing their souls and ensconcing them in a vast garden of glowing soul-orbs. There was a whole section for the various Zeuses, for example, along with various characters both from myth…

Overwatch Fic: In Traffic

Reaper76, nsfw. Tags for pwp, dom/sub, male lactation, exhibitionism, tit torture.Also on AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/19760488 *** Traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see. It hadn’t moved in 20 minutes. Gabriel leaned on the steering wheel and considered the meaning of despair. “Ah, fuck,” Jack groaned from the passenger seat. He tipped his…