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My Dream Job

I'm lucky enough to be doing my dream job: writing stories.

I may not make a lot of money doing it, but like Stephen King says "Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy." and I couldn't agree more with that statement. 

I have a day job. I have to pay my bills and right now writing isn't doing that for me--but when I'm not working I'm able to sit in front of my laptop and weave a tapestry of fiction that I can put out online for everyone to read without anyone trying to tell me I can't or I'm not good enough. I get to give something new to the people who believe in me and, story by story, believe in myself. Plus my day job helps me pay for ways to get a leg-up in my career (I'…
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Princess Skye's Posset Recipe

Originally posted on the Princess Portal (where you're redirected to when you push the princess code button at the top of this page), I thought I would repost it here so that I could A) share it with people who hadn't read Princess Skye's blog all those long years ago, and B ) preserve it so that if her blog ever goes into the void her legacy will live on. If I ever find the original post I'll edit this and put the link here. Until then, here's the recipe (picture taken from her site and saved on my phone and uploaded on my Instagram so I didn't lose it.)

I love making myself a cup of posset when I'm feeling particularly luxurious. It's so warm and sweet that it helps make those cold winter nights so much more bearable---even enjoyable when you've got a good book in your hands as well!

If you guys try Princess Skye's posset recipe, take a picture of it and drop it in the comments!

A Living Room Re-decoration Marathon!

Today after I got back from the Goodwill with my mom and aunt, I decided that I would spend the day redecorating my living room. I've been on a sort of redecorating kick lately, having done the bedroom yesterday. I wanted to get that done before my dental surgery on March 23rd so I would have a place to lay and be miserable and not be thinking about everything I could be doing to make it better.

Well, mission accomplished! So today I moved on to the living room, which I hadn't been expecting to do. I just kept having ideas all day long and that just ended up being my project!

I ended up setting our steampunk clock in the office, perhaps to be left there or perhaps to be put in the bedroom.

I feel like I should explain the lightbox message. Originally I had put in "The Inferno Room" from Beetlejuice, but we had mirrors across from it at the time and my husband thought he would be funny and turn it backwards so it could be read in the mirrors. That's why it's back…

Doki Doki Literature Club --- A Review

Honestly, it wouldn't have taken Danny so long to get through this game if I didn't make him stop every time I wanted to go to bed because I didn't want to miss anything, which in-of-itself should tell you how much I loved this game.

There's a reason why everybody is shitting their pants over it. On the surface, it looks like any normal dating sim. You're a guy in a Japanese high school who is unattached to any clubs. Your friend, Sayori, tricks you into joining the Literature Club. You get to pick one of the club members, including Sayori herself, to romance by choosing words in each poem you're asked to write that corresponds with your chosen girl.

Innocent and sweet, right?


I don't want to say how shit goes to hell in a handbasket, but it does and in a big way. This game is not for the lighthearted. Shit, I play horror games nearly constantly and watch horror movies and read horror novels (and write several myself) and there were several…

Tempura Shrimp Sushi Literature Club

There was nothing particularly special about today. I got up late, went to work, dealt with coworkers, and was at last allowed to come home.

It was then that the night turned into something special 💗💗

In truth there is nothing special about tonight, but it is special at the same time. I went out and got myself some Tempura Shrimp Sushi and Oh My God it was good! It was my first time trying Tempura Shrimp Sushi (why do I keep capitalizing it?) and I loved it! It was spicy, but not TOO spicy that I couldn't stand to eat it. Granted, that's a pretty hard thing to accomplish since I love spicy food and have a pretty high threshold for that kind of thing.

Now that I'm all showered and in my comfy Nightmare Before Christmas pajamas, I wrapped myself up in the heated blanket my mom gave me for Christmas and am watching Danny play "Doki Doki Literature Club" (expect a review once we finish!)

It's a normal night, although the part with the shrimp is unusual I guess,…

Rules of Lolita

I'm a huge fan of Novala Takemoto, who wrote the story "Kamikaze Girls" which would go on to be a time honored favorite movie of mine.

Little do people know, Novala Takemoto also wrote a series of really awesome essays on Lolita culture. One of which really stands out to me today and I want to share it here with you guys.

"Rules of Lolita:

I want to become a lolita, you say. 
So become one, I reply.
What can I do to look like a lolita?
I have no words with which to reply to this.
You need a headdress, don't you? And a pannier.
Is this coordinate strange?
Is it not wrong for lolita?
Why do you want to do lolita?
Because it's trendy, because my friends do it...
If that's the case, you have no right to wear lolita.
If you just do what the others do, you will look like a lolita.
But I want you to think about something.
Who do you live for?
You think you want to be yourself, but you are afraid of isolation.
You yell that you want to be free, but you take comfort in followin…

Meet Salem!

We got a new kitty! His name is Salem, and according to the animal shelter he's only two months old!

The animal shelter had a discount on all felines, cats and kittens alike. I think adult cats were free and kittens were five dollars. We waited from around 11 to 4 for the attendants at the shelter to see us and let us see any cats. Our first choice got taken, and so did our second choice. We were mad because none of the other cats on their website really stood out to us. But by that point we'd waited for so long that we weren't going to leave without one.

Then after our name was called, the attendant said they had a cat that wasn't on the website and asked if we wanted to see him. She warned us that he had a kitty cold, but I didn't mind because I had a people cold (lol).

We didn't expect a cute little black cat to pop out of the cardboard box they used to bring him into the little room. We fell in love instantly, and had no choice but to bring this little love…