Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ang Needs Your Help!

Morning, afternoon, & evening to y'all.
I'm in a bit of a fix & I need YOUR help!

So last week I told y'all about The Inklingettes
 (a group of super fly hawty hawts who have let me muck up their groove thang)
& their brain child of awesomeness

It was a blast & many a fan-tab-ulous tales were told.
I kid you not, 
I *heart* them all and had more fun than a pig in a... pig pen.
You should check them out like yesterday.
(stories here. read. NOW.)

Where was I?
Oh yes.
So in the spirit of good times, sprinkles, sparkles, & cookies
I wrote my own little ditty & posted it.
I must be frank,
I didn't view the hop as a contest & never even looked at the prizes.
Imagine my surprise when I found out yesterday I won
The Emotional Impact Choice!
And not only did I get this nifty little nod but I won a freaking prize!
Annnnnnd not just any prize but a custom painting
that is awaiting a quote from my flipping fic!!

After much blushing,
 (okay more like turning beet red and blotchy but blushing sounds far cuter)
feeling unworthy,
and shaking,
I reread my little fic & tried to pick out a quote.
But then I thought,
what's the fun in that?!
This is a community thing,
so why not ask my fellow Inlingettes & Blog Hoppers
& my dear bloggy friends
to help me pick a quote from my story for the painting.

Here's what I need you to do:
1. Please, go here & read my wee story.
2. Pick out your favorite quote & leave it on this post in the comments.
I'll pick the one that tickles my fancy
(plus gets a nod of approval from the mister & bestie)
and post a pic of the finished product once I've received it (!!!).

But wait.
Here's a wee bit of inspiration--
the painting (!!!).
The artist is Lee Clements.
Her website is here.
Please check it out.
Beauty abounds there.
And on that note, I present to you my new painting (!!!):
painting by Lee Clements of Artful Lee Designed
Now, enough of my insane rambling.
Ready. Steady.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Bites Blog Hop: A Wish

Lilith’s head rested against Matt’s shoulder. He twirled a strand of her hair around his finger. He felt the gentle rise and fall of her body. Heard the sigh escape her lips when he brushed a kiss against her unblemished forehead. The scent of her perfume made his head swim and he pulled her closer.

Was this love? Matt had thought himself incapable of love. Emma, his ex, had called him heartless. Maybe she’d been right. Love had never been a priority, until now.

Matt lowered his lips to Lilith’s and kissed her eager mouth, pouring into their kiss his unspoken love.

“It’s about time,” she said.

Pain sliced into Matt, a sharp, unforgiving spasm starting in his chest and radiating throughout his body.

He looked down in shock at the knife sticking out of his chest. Their eyes collided and he gasped in horror.

Lilith’s beautiful face now marred with deep scars. Her eyes blood red, her teeth jagged. He tried to shout yet his lips sealed shut. His body betrayed him, held in place by an unknown force.

She cackled, an unearthly screech.

Her skilled hands wielded the knife as she craved into him, delighting as his eyes filled with terror and agony. She reached into his body, grasped his heart, and tugged, ripping it from his chest.

Matt watched his heart beat in her hand. Blood dripped from her fingertips.

Her face hovered close to his. Her putrid breath bathed his face.

“Emma says hello.”
Word Count: 248
Tag! You're it! 
Click here to read the blog hop deets. 
And do me a favor, don't think, just write. 
There's no fuss, no muss, only good times. 
Peace out, brussel sprouts.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Bites: Anti-Valentine Blog Hop

 Morning, boys & girls!
I've been invited to co-host a blog hop.
Wanna hear about it?
Well, here it goes:
*grabs megaphone*
*clears throat*
Come one.
Come all.

button made by Lisa Shambrook
This Valentine's Day, we invite you to join us in thumbing our noses at Cupid, Love, and the Whole Schmaltzy Holiday!

(drum roll please!!)

LOVE BITES: An Anti-Valentine Blog Hop

Hostesses: The Inklingettes
a.k.a: Lisa Shambrook, Elisabeth Koch, Laura James, Sarah Nicholson, Afsaneh Khetrapal, & Ruth Long
(Who just so happen to be the koolest of the kool kids and apparently me, which blows my mind! They like me... they really do! *sniffles*)

Theme: Love Run Amuk, Aground, or Otherwise Off Course
(Don't ya just love the word amuk?)

Schedule: Friday, February 8th through Thursday, February 14th

Word Count: 250 Words

Incentive: Community spirit, inky fun, and lots of laughs!
(Only a person with a heart of stone could pass up inky fun. Just sayin'.)

Updated Incentive Prizes! 
Judging Details TBA
* 6 Broken-hearted bookmarks made by the Divine Hammer
* A one-of-a-kind painting personalized with a quote from the winners piece donated by Lee Clements
*A one hour coaching session by Rebecca T Dickson

How To Participate:

* Write a cheeky anti-valentine story of 250 words or less.

* Post it on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, contact any of the hostesses and space will be magically provided.

* Copy the linky html and blog badge from this page and paste them into your post, beneath your story.
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<!-- end InLinkz script -->

* Add your post url to the linky.

* Bop around the interwebz to read and comment on the other entries.

* Pimp out the hop and entries on Facebook, G+, Twitter, and anywhere your heart desires!

* Don’t Forget: HAVE FUN!

* Got Questions? Contact any of the hostesses and they’ll be happy to help!

Annnnnd there you have it.
Good times with some great people,
no more, no less.
So what are you waiting for!?!
Start writing like NOW.
the end

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reset With Lizzie Bennet

Whelp. The post I started writing this morning was depressing, to say the least.

Imagine more snot and less plaid.
Thus, I feel for karma and sparkles and sprinkles and all things good for the soul, I must hit the reset button and blog something fun, silly, and completely pointless, which is pretty much my bloggy motto, but whatevs.

Let us begin:

For the last month or so, our computer (William the Bloody, for those of you wondering) has been a douche-canoe-- restarting mid writing, refusing to connect to the webernet, being slower than a slug, and, in general, being a jerkface. We needed a new 'puter like last year, but four kids and the desire to own our very own building to call home makes buying or building a new computer not the brightest of ideas. The mister worked his voodoo magic in an effort to make The Bloody last a wee bit longer, but unfortunately, our Word Docs disk has decided it wants to play hide and seek. And it's winning.

Long story short, I have no way to write nor can I access the stories I was writing. I KNOW! The circus story of ridiculousness is crying out to be finished, not to mention, Of Lies & Zombies need be started, and lest we not forget, the never ending clean up of Fluff & Nonsense!!

What's a girl to do when her fingers itch to write, yet she has no outlet?! How, oh HOW, can she survive?!?!?! *llama drama moment*

Welllll, I have been reading a weeeee bit. Okay, maybe more than a wee bit. And there are crafts and laundry and, ya know, general boring life stuff. However is that enough to take the edge off? HECK NO!

Never fear, my friends, the best, she done took care of me. How? She distracted my inner-teen with a shiny new obsession! I shall explain with a picture, but of course.

All right, I know this pic (not really a pic more of a gif) makes no sense to some of you. I meant to use another one, but alas the siren call of the afore-posted wonderment was too much to resist. Let's try this again.
Nope. Mayhaps one more time? 
Fourth times a charm?
There we go! That's right, my friends! Pride & Prejudice has been turned into a web series. And it is kick-arse. The best has been fan-girling about it for months and shame on me (!!) for not ditching my life sooner to catch up on this awesomeness. I have not only watched all 85 episodes plus caught up on the Twitter shenanigans and Lydia's videos and the new Pemberley Digital videos and started lurking on Tumlbr looking at all the amazingness, but I have started rewatching the episodes from the beginning (after watching a few favorites, but of course).

I could try to review this series, but I know I'd fail. I could go on and on about supporting indie artist of all shapes and sizes, but I'm not the preachy type. I could wax poetic about the creativity of the show and how they have nailed (in my humble opinion) making P & P modern while still maintaining the original story, but you don't want to read that. And I could go on for a year about the talented actresses and actors who have brought this series to life, not to mention, the writers, producers, and director, but I ain't no film critic.

However, what I will say is this, for those of you who are P & P fans or who've always wanted to read the book but just haven't found the time, I say cease and desist what you are doing right now, click here, and bask in the wonderment. 

But be warned!
No. No they don't.