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13 December 2012 @ 07:30 am
So I know it's been a while since I posted, well anything on here let alone any actual writing that I've done. So I'm just going to quietly drop this here.

Title: Vampire Dust
Pairings/Characters: F!Nord Dragonborn, Onmund, Enthir, Brelyna
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen
Word Count: 1663
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Bethesda and a bunch of other people I don't know and have nothing to do with.
Warnings: Maybe some very minor spoilers for the College of Winterhold questline.
Summary: Felan has a few words for Enthir after she gets back from running an errand for him.
Authors Notes: I wrote this a while ago sometime after I had done the Onmund side quest with my Nord mage character. I just thought it was funny that Enthir had sent her to a Vampire den to retrieve the staff from the “questionable people” he had sold it too. Thus this was created. It takes place between the Hitting the Books and Good Intentions quests.
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30 September 2012 @ 09:08 am
...that I just finished watching the new Doctor Who episode and I HAVE to announce that Moffat is an evil bastard. Also I'll never be able to look away from any statue ever again (especially the Statue of Liberty.) And also...I have so many feeeeeeliiiiiiings!! *sobs*
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27 July 2012 @ 06:38 pm
Soooooooooooooooooo I just finished watching Once Upon A Time….no seriously, I just finished the last episode about 5 minutes before I started writing this. And I have no words.

I watched the pilot episode when it first aired but then never picked it up after that. It wasn’t something that I thought was going to stick for me since I couldn’t see myself liking Emma (you know, the main character) very much. Turns out I was right but the rest of the characters turned out to be really great so it all turned out okay.

I also should say that I marathoned through it in the last three days. Yup, twenty-two episodes in three days. You’re all going to think me weird when I tell you what made me finally watch it too.

Robert Carlyle.

I recently got around to finally watching Stargate Universe (much to my husband’s pleasure) and instantly fell in love with the enigmatic Dr. Rush. SGU actually did a lot to cheer me up during a really depressing time for me a couple months ago.

Well, the last couple of weeks haven’t really been all that great for me and I was starting to feel down again. I thought about popping in the SGU dvd’s to see if Carlyle could cheer me up again when I remembered that he was in Once Upon A Time.

See, stupid right? Either way, I do feel a bit better than I did a few days ago so I guess it worked. Of course, now I can’t wait for season 2 to start.
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20 July 2012 @ 02:30 pm
So several months ago I told you guys that Steve and I moved out of my parent’s house finally, right? Best day of my life, if you ignore the dying computer. I’ve never really talked about my relationship with my family but know that nothing made me happier than getting away from them. (Totally different topic thought.)

Anyway, I not so sure I made clear that we were moving in with some…roommates. At first it was no big deal; Steve and I have known Larry and Larry jr. for years, but somewhere in the back of my mind I couldn’t help but think that Steve and Larry were incompatible as roommates. Well turns out that I was right but it also seems that Larry and I aren’t much better. Larry jr…is so laid back that nothing seems to really bother him lol.

My main complaint that I feel the need to get off my chest is this little conversation mostly:

Larry: (walks in with Steve after work and looks around the kitchen and then looks at me) This fucking house is disgusting.

Me: (Pouring myself a bowl of cereal, obviously just woke up) Why yes, master. So sorry, master. But pardon me, master, when was the fucking last time I saw you pick up a fucking broom?

Steve: **floored**

This actually happened a little over a week ago. I write about it now because I just woke up to find Larry Jr. cleaning his father’s room….the 20 something year old was cleaning his 40 something year old father’s room. And I know the only reason he was doing it was because Larry asked him to.

So maybe I’m the weird one and parents having their offspring clean their own personal bedrooms are normal. Me personally, I would be terrified of what sort of weird shit I would find in my parents room. The stuff of nightmares, probably. I just find it so odd that this grown man can’t even be bothered to clean his own personal space, never mind even consider helping out with the rest of his living areas like that god awful BATHROOM!!! (Can I just take this moment to say how horrible it is to be the only woman in a house with 3 adult men?)

Honestly, there are tons of stuff I could complain about but some man acting like I’m the maid just gets right under my fucking skin.

Also I have to add; that the day that conversation took place the house was pretty disgusting. After a few months of being the only one to do anything around the house I decided to see how long it would take of me doing nothing for one of the men to try their hand at it instead. One month later and that’s what I got.
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17 July 2012 @ 12:25 pm
007 Those Who Save Us

Those Who Save Us by: Jenna Blum

This is a book that came as a complete surprise to me. I hadn’t even heard of it until I received an e-mail from Amazon advertising it as their “deal of the day.” The Second World War has always been something that’s interested me, especially anything from the German perspective. It’s always just boggled me how they could do those sorts of things to other human beings and how so many could claim ignorance to what was happening. This book does a good job in exploring that second bit.

The story follows two characters; Trudy in turn-of-the century America and Anna, Trudy’s mother, in war torn Germany. While both characters were interesting, I found that I cared more for Anna’s story than Trudy’s. In this book we’re able to experience Anna’s young life during the war; her love affair with the Jewish Doctor, her work in the bakery and with resistance and her struggles to keep her and baby Trudy safe and fed throughout the war; as well as how it all affected her in her older years.

Trudy’s side of the story is her own journey to understand her mother and even her own “inner demons” I guess you can call it. Through her we also meet other Germans who lived through the war as they tell their stories. Trudy eventually learns what she wants to know, least of which is who the German Officer is in the only picture she has of her and her mother during the war.

I love how the author weaves this sympathetic story but at the same time doesn’t condone anything that the German’s did.

The writing style was something that took me a little while to get used to. She writes out all of the dialogue, cutting out the quotation marks completely but once I got used to it, it just seemed to flow naturally.

This is a great book, one that I would love to go into detail on but at the same time not want to give anything away. I highly recommend that everyone reading this get their hands on it immediately.
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16 July 2012 @ 04:46 pm
And here's my set made for Round 12 of inspired20in20

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16 July 2012 @ 11:01 am
So I just had probably the worst week ever. It started with a bunch of unexplained bug bites last weekend that turned out to be bed bugs. BED BUGS!!! Eeek >_< I was beyond freaked out but my husband was far worse. Poor guy wouldn’t even go near the bed after we saw the first one on Wednesday.

So I, Shirley Paul-Cummins, have bed bugs and I 100% blame Pleasant Street Rest Home for it!! And if anyone from or connected to the management of that gods forsaken place just so happen to google mine to the rest home’s name and found this, then here’s my big “FUCK YOU” to you.

Alright, I think I feel better now.

So since the place in question can’t pay me on time and past experience says that they’ll claim innocence to my predicament I was forced to take matters into my own hands. Can I just say; if you can somehow afford an exterminator for these things, then do not hesitate to call one. My entire day yesterday was spent cleaning my bedroom from top to bottom and sprinkling this stuff called Diatomceous Earth all over the place. It’s supposed to be the best thing for most pests so crossing my fingers and hoping it does the trick.
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And then there’s this meme too! Honestly now I just think that I trying to find things to distract me from having to work on my icons for this round of inspired20in20. Lol

Day 16: Favorite quote?

So I don’t really have favorite quotes. That’s mostly because I love just about everything that comes out of most people’s mouths in this series. I also read through the books so quickly that I just know that I don’t remember some of the really good ones.

Here are some that I remember and love though:

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
--Tyrion, A Game of Thrones

“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
--Bran and Ned, A Game of Thrones

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
--Tyrion, A Game of Thrones

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one.”
--Jojen Reed, A Dance with Dragons

“There is only one god and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: “Not today.”
--Syrio, A Game of Thrones

“I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave."
--Jaime to Cersei, A Storm of Swords

“I buried him with mine own hands, in a place he showed me once when I was a squire at Storm’s End. No one shall ever find him there to disturb his rest.” He looked at Jaime defiantly. “I will defend King Tommen with all my strength, I swear it. I will give my life for his if need be. But I will never betray Renly, by word or deed. He was the king that should have been. He was the best of them.”
--Loras, A Storm of Swords

“Will you make a song for him?' the woman asked.
'He has a song,' the man replied. 'He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.”
--Rhaegar and his wife during one of Dany’s visions in the Tower of the Undying, A Clash of Kings

Truthfully I could go on forever with these. That last one seems a good place to stop though.

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08 July 2012 @ 04:00 pm
Hey remember this meme? Yeah I’ve got a few books that I’ve finished reading recently so I figured I should start writing something for them before I completely forget what they were about. Lol

So let’s start with:

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James


Alright, before I begin I just have to say that I wasn’t able to finish this. I got 28% of the way through and then I gave up and completely purged it from my Kindle. I never want to look at it again and I can’t wait for everyone to stop talking about it (not something that’s likely to happen since most of the middle aged women at my work have now found it.)

To put it bluntly, this book is utter crap. I didn’t expect it to be a work of art of course but given how many copies this book has sold, the amount of press coverage and the movie deal I thought at the very least it would be fairly well written. I can now say that I’ve found someone’s writing that I hate more than Stephanie Meyer’s, but unlike Twilight, I couldn’t even half-way enjoy the story to get myself through it.

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