Do you remember the Letter People show? If so there is your answer for me. ABCD, Follow me~
I do not! I found some videos on youtube, and thought maybe I had seen them and that would explain all of the things, but alas, they didn’t mesh up with my Alphabet people at all. (Most were the wrong gender and G was super creepy!) Thanks for the suggestion, though!
When I was younger I used to assign genders to letters, but I can’t do it anymore. Apparently that was a form of synesthesia
That’s very interesting! I’ll need to look into that more. My letters definitely have very distinct genders, and several have very specific familial relationships.
I also have phases where I see the words in front of my face when other people are speaking (occasionally when I say them). It was very strong in college, but not so much lately. I’ve never quite found a reason for that either, although i don’t think it’s anything particularly special.
I don’t have personalities for them, but there are certain letters I just don’t like very much. Necessary, but I don’t like their looks.
Ha! I get that! There’s none that I like less, per se, I’m just upset with them for how they treat others. Like N — N is SO SO mean to P, when P never did anything to N. And is honestly kind of oblivious to N’s hate since P just wants to be with his love, Q.
No. But I do have a thing about odd numbers (they are evil and I avoid them whenever possible) that I am told is not normal.
I don’t have issues with odd numbers, but I get VERY uncomfortable at the end of the year when we’re going into an odd-numbered year. I feel much more comfortable and safe when we’re going into an even-numbered year.
Does anyone else have personalities set for every letter in the alphabet?
Legitimate question. The alphabet has been an elaborate soap opera that has lived in my head since I can remember, and with some concepts and relationships being way beyond what my little 4-5 year old self should have been able to comprehend. To this day, I have a hard time seeing certain letters together because I know of their history.
There are a few numbers that have a very strong attributes (4 and 7 are particularly conflicted), but it’s by no means as deeply entrenched in my psyche as the alphabet soap opera.
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
1) No, you can’t insult Rich People just because they’re rich. It’s just as petty as insulting poor people just because they’re poor.
2) Authors bust our asses writing books, so yeah, we’re sad when you do a shit job selling them.
3) No more summer Fridays? Poor baby.
4) Pointless FYI emails about backlist authors— AWESOME. Good to know your company is a place where no one gives a shit post-release. Or is that just you? It’s hard to tell— should we ask [the company I work for]?
5) Oh, man— you’re right! I did flake on the blog tour. Know why? Because it’s total bullshit that your entire marketing plan is based on me doing more work that you’ll hand out to little nothing blogs and will result in zero sales.
An Author (who is SO GLAD she doesn’t have to work with you)
ok person, you’ve succeeded. you’ve succeeded in scaring me and silencing me. I love my job and won’t live in fear of you reporting me to my company. To everyone who liked my blog, and who realized that I was just trying to vent anonymously and wasn’t ever trying to hurt anyone…please know that no one regrets this decision more than me. I have spent thousands of hours on this site and I hate to see it deleted.
This is too sad for a gif. goodbye everyone. i’ll leave this up for a few hours. and to the person who wrote this message. please, I beg you, do not get me fired.
This is disappointing. As I’m in final edits for a book coming out in August — I’ve both enjoyed this blog for its humor and also for its educational value. I’ve taken the comments into consideration over the process to help me better understand the perspective of the people on the other side of the emails I get (which trust me, can be very difficult).
I know that there is a certain level of professionalism expected and must be adhered to, but this is clearly a case of someone being butthurt about another person venting anonymously — SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T EVEN WORK WITH THEM — and decided to threaten them and their job.
I’m more than a little tipsy off one beer and a couple of hours with old coworkers. It’s the lightest I’ve felt in many days, both physically and mentally. The next couple of hours on the journey home will sober me up and I wonder what level of gravity will find me then.
I had caught up on proper tv when I got home Thursday and was so achy that i couldn’t get off the couch. After the double-feature of two rather violent episodes of Justified and True Detectives, I was in need of slightly lighter fare.
I watched Blue Jasmine, several Midsomer Murders episodes and the last two Murdoch Mysteries. Then I dug into House of Cards ep 9 and was up until 4am because I thought “Chapter 25” was the last S2 episode but it was a LIE (in my head). So I finished the last ep this afternoon.
I started the green tea today. There’s been a lot of sleep, and I fear how I will function tomorrow because I absolutely have to go into the office where i will most likely get the third headache in a row and yet will not be able to nap when i want to.
That’s at least three feet. Last night, we had the driveway clear by 8pm and one car dug out. By 6am this morning, the car was covered in more snow than it had been in the previous 24 hours and the driveway looked like it had never been touched. We’re supposed to get 2-4 more inches tomorrow.
How it works: Simple - leave some love in my ask box - a ficlet, a compliment, a winky face GIF, whatever - and I will respond with some kind of similar love back at you.
Bonus round: Go surprise someone with a little love…someone who hasn’t asked for it or doesn’t know about Galentine’s Day. Surprise love is the best. It’s like love, but also a surprise so its like a cake jumping out of a birthday. You end up with two kinds of cake.
I’m trying :) In spite of US Air and how they hung up on me every time I called, I found a wonderful lady at American (the only good thing about the merger) who worked magic and now I have a flight to LA. I just so need a trip to get out of my head for a while.
Where? I will defend you! Is it a legitimate review? Nope. Just some hag with a decent interwebs connection. Ef them. They’re not paying you, feeding you or y’know… seriously ef them.
It’s legitimate. And I appreciate the offer, but no need to defend my honor :) It’s less of an thing I’m taking so personally (okay, i’m taking it less personally), and more of the final straw placed on top of an emotionally exhausting three days (and don’t look to be ending soon). I think I’ll drown the rest of my snowed-in sorrows with some Midsomer ;)
Yeah, I read that review and I was like, dude, get over yourself!! Sorry you had to see that. ESPECIALLY since you guys have praised him in the past. <3
Ah, it’s okay. It reminds me of the TWOP recaps — I never understood the point of writing 14 pages full of snarky complaints, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So I’ll just revel in every new hashtag, knowing how angry it’ll make him.
I’ll take your Murdoch Mysteries and raise you - Midsomer Murders!
Oh honey, i’m all about Midsomer Murders! Someone recommended it to me in July and I watched the entire first 13 seasons from July-December. I finished Tom’s last episode on NYE :)
It’s funny because every time I went into Netflix to watch Midsomer, it kept recommending Murdoch to me, which got very annoying. It wasn’t until a friend of mine talked about her love for it that i decided that i might give it a chance. After I finished Midsomer, I needed a new brit crime drama to mainline and ended up with Murdoch and watched three eps in the first go.
Do you subscribe to AcornTV? They have the whole Midsomer run — at first i refused to watch the eps with the new guy but I’ve now finished a few and they’re fun. I still adore Tom more than John, though ;)
I’m getting dangerously close to becoming that person who watches a show (read: mainlines 6+ seasons over a couple of weeks) and becomes so madly, passionately in love with it that she demands that EVERYONE ELSE* watch it ASAP and feel all the love.
Murdoch Mysteries, people. A Canadian crime drama set in Toronto 1895, filled with all sorts of Victorian mores and propriety. It’s delightful and charming and delivers social commentary on the times with the right levity. And because the characters are so concerned with propriety, there’s virtually no sex and i LITERALLY SQUEALED WHEN CONSTABLE CRABTREE TUCKED A PIECE OF DOCTOR GRACE’S HAIR BEHIND HER EAR AS SHE WAS EXTRACTING A MAN’S BRAIN DURING AN AUTOPSY.
I can’t handle it, people. I can’t handle it at all.
*i have made demands on some folk. just not everyone. yet.
“Episode 4 saw the words Bad Wolf appear for the first time. I just made it up on a whim, cos I liked the idea of the TARDIS being graffiti’d. But then I spent the rest of the episode idly wondering who that kid was, why he wrote those odd words. And, having dismissed notions of Evil Super Villain Kid, a plan began to form, in mid-production. Knowing that Rose would become the Time Goddess at the end of the series, I wondered if a Time Goddess would imprint herself on the universe, creating things in her image, like the face of Jesus in a bagel. Better still, these signs would actually summon her into existence. That’s the sort of thing you think about in this job, late at night. And then I worked backwards, inserting Bad Wolf references into almost every script. Funnily enough, I never told anyone what I was doing, in case it didn’t work, but the design department picked up on it—they didn’t even ask what it meant, they just offered to stencil it on Captain Jack’s bomb, in German. The idea spread without anyone knowing what it meant. Which is very Bad Wolf in itself.”—Russell T Davies, Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts (via timelordsandladies)
This is a completely and totally NSFW post — a big blast of male nudity below.
I’ve been following critiquemydickpic since I read this article, and while I can’t say that I’ve been all that excited to get a dick pic, I would most definitely welcome this one. Her commentary is perfect.