Leave of Absence

<answering phone beep> Hullo! I’m currently in India, will be back April 19th. Leave a message and I’ll get back to you!

(For anything New Smut Project-related, I refer you to Sage, my co-editor.)

Thank you, and see you soon!

an-ornery-mouse:

beatonna:

What’s this!  Why it’s a new Hark! A Vagrant!  Haven’t seen one in many a moon!  
Go on and click through, for comics fun.

this reminds me of this scene in one of the Aubrey-Maturin books where Jack is walking along a path in the countryside without Stephen and he comes across two tortoises doin’ it and he is surprised by it and says “good lord!” and then sighs and says “oh, how I wish Stephen were here!” 
stupid sexy science!

an-ornery-mouse:

beatonna:

What’s this!  Why it’s a new Hark! A Vagrant!  Haven’t seen one in many a moon!  

Go on and click through, for comics fun.

this reminds me of this scene in one of the Aubrey-Maturin books where Jack is walking along a path in the countryside without Stephen and he comes across two tortoises doin’ it and he is surprised by it and says “good lord!” and then sighs and says “oh, how I wish Stephen were here!” 

stupid sexy science!

havingbeenbreathedout replied to your post: PSA: Blogger on holiday

Have an amazing time!

girlwith1oneeye replied to your post: PSA: Blogger on holiday

*dies of jealousy* enjooooooooooooooy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you both! Quite excited about it, considering it’s the first time in more than ten years that I holiday outside of Europe…

There was this brilliant moment where he asked me: “Whereabouts do you live?” and I said, “Oh, just in the Hollywood Hills,” I then started saying that one day I hoped to live mortgage-free somewhere. And suddenly I thought, “I’m talking about mortgages with Tom Cruise, who has probably never needed to apply for a mortgage in his life, “Tom Cruise… mortgages… shut up, Lara!”’

He’s brilliant. He’s another person [as well as Martin Freeman] that when he was cast, it was music to my ears. I knew how good he was because I’d seen all his stage plays. I just knew they’d got something utterly, utterly unique for a very big ask, and oh, god, did he do well [in the audition] – he was just amazing. Again, he’s another actor who just raised my game. It was just a joy to work with him, he’s so supportive and, yeah, he’s a lovely human being.
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— Benedict Cumberbatch on his relationship with Andrew Scott [x] (via andwooscott)

mumblingsage:

Also, friendly reminder that you don’t need me to invite you to submit something to the New Smut Project! It turns out, I am super shy about asking my favorite writers to write smut for publication. ;D But I’m always happy to receive some in my inbox!

Also, if there’s that one brilliant smut writer you think would be amazing at original smut, go and nudge them in our direction. We’ve gone headhunting but I’m sure there’s great people we’re forgetting, so… Don’t be shy, and above all, don’t think we don’t want you because we most emphatically do.

justlikeastare:

RED DRESS / ALAN CUMMING by DAVID LaCHAPPELLE

justlikeastare:

RED DRESS / ALAN CUMMING by DAVID LaCHAPPELLE

girlwith1oneeye tagged me!

Rule 1: Always post the rules 
Rule 2: Answer the questions the Person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones
Rule 3: Tag 11 New People and link them to the post 
Rule 4: let them know you’ve tagged them

Sarah’s eleven questions:

1. Favourite mythological figure?

Do Amazons count? And I’ve always been enamoured with the Fair Folk in all kind of different cultures. It’s fascinating how many different cultures all have this vaguely similar idea of a species of almost-human magical creatures living in forests and underneath hills and all that. and I have a special place in my heart for the Irish Sidhe.

2. Pet peeve in fanfic?

SOOO MANY. For all that I can wax poetic about the beauty of fanfic there is a lot out there that really irritates me.

So, uhhh… If I have to pick one it would probably be anything related to psychological issues being dumbed down and oversimplified, especiallywhen it comes to things like PTSD, or the influence of parenting and your childhood on your current functioning. 

3. Food you prefer cooking?

I like baking. I also like making one-pan meals, mainly because if I have to do three things at the same time that means invariably that the potatoes will be underdone or the meat will have turned black or the vegetables are inedible. i’m not a terrific cook, sorry to say.

(also one-pan meals mean I can stand over a bubbling pot while stirring and muttering eye of newt, so that’s fun.)

4. Favourite Disney movie?

Brave! Because ladies! (and Scottish accents)

5. Instrument you’d love to play?

Cello! Love the sound of it, and I think the two-hands-separate-function thing of playing string instruments would be a challenge after teh coordinated-hands-thing of harp and piano.

6. Can you dance? If so, what’s your favourite dance/way to dance?

Ummm… Well, I did 6 years of ballet and I am also incapable of sitting still if there’s any kind of music playing.

I still really want to learn ballroom dance, though.

7. What is your favourite element? (in a magical-girl/AtlA way I mean)

Earth! Because it might seem boring and solid at first, but can be devastating in the worst of ways if employed right.

8. If you follow Asoiaf/GoT: favourite lady from the franchise?

SANSAAAAA. At least, Sansa the way she’s evolving now. She’s learning to be a manipulative bastard like Littlefinger and actually being quite good at it and I’m enthusiastically rooting for her, even though I don’t quite trust GRR Martin with his lady characters.

9. Who is a person you really look up to, for whatever reason?

Ooh, ummm… Well, the writers I sollicited for the New Smut Project are all writers that I look up to because of their skills, because they write things that make me go weak at the knees and make me sob because I’ll never be able to write like that.

(you, because you’re going through something spectacularly shit and you’re handling it beautifully <3)

10. What’s your on-button in the sense of “get me talking about this and I’ll never shut up”?

Talk to me about anything I wrote, especially the psychology behind the characters, and I will only shut up if I get the feeling I’m boring you. Psychology as a whole too, mainly because I like showing off all the things I learned. Gender things, although I often have trouble putting my thoughts into words there. Kink and D/s and the fascinating power dynamics of it. Since recently also anything related to the New Smut Project (i feel sorry for koni because she’s had to listen to all my excited blabbing). And many many other things.

11. I’m going to steal Jeroen’s question bc it’s fab: what would your daemon be?!!

THIEF. Hmm, I have a fondness for foxes because they’re survivors and urban city dwellers and sneaky. But a cat’s probably more appropriate, I think (lazy, starts purring when stroked, lashes out when angry or upset, curious, arrogant, sadistic).

No questions because I won’t be around to see the answers, sorry!

There is an important distinction between not giving a fuck about what other people think of you and not giving a fuck about other people’s feelings.
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— (via marrymerrymaryjane)