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Nnedi Okorafor

why didn’t i know about her?!!

she is everything.
get into lagoon and she who fears death immediately.

i trust your judgement. new additions to my summer reading list ayyy

I have been looking for something new to read, yes!

I need to check out her work



Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

I’ve been waiting for a post like this one 

(Source: audreyheckburn)

Breaking New Ground

I finally have gotten over my fanfiction addiction and I’m writing again. I’ve got two books running around in my head and on my playlists so to speak. Getting them on file is sometimes easy and at others like wading through molasses quicksand, so pretty normally for most writers I suppose

I’ve transferred all my files to Google Drive. Google has changed the intellectual property and sharing policy over the years making it a much better choice. Now it’s easier to bounce back and forth between my laptop and tablet. It also means I don’t have to be hauling my huge gaming rig into Panera (or the pool) with me to work.

I can also easily share permissions to allow beta readers to comment. It had been a real challenge to find a format and software that could be shared between a number of different apple and android devices. The problem is solved for the most part.

tiyarny asked:

Saw your post asking about your book. So I looked through your blog. I want you to know you are not along in your weight struggles! I have lost and gained 5 of my many pounds for the last year. Thanks to your post I think it is time to dust off my fit bit! It is fine to keep starting over! Please don't quit!

I do think getting a fitbit could help me. I went out yesterday with the fam and found a bike I like. I’m glad to hear you are not giving up.

Friends Falling By the Way

I ran into a friend in an unexpected place while on an errand this morning. He pulled me out of my head and there he was, standing next me after decades. It was so good to see him.

It’s a reminder that we take for granted we will always have time in the future for the people we hold as friends and family in our lives. We blink and years have gone by, even though we have had the best intentions. Facebook and social media just exacerbates the situation, giving us a false sense of closeness. I’m so very guilty of letting good people slip away because there will always be time to catch up later…

Here I go Again

I’m trying again. I’ve been under so much stress for so long that trying to lose or even maintain my weight was just an other overwhelming issue for me. Now that a little has eased off, I’m trying again.

I had lost 50 pounds from my current starting weight over a couple years. No one but my doctor and a couple acquaintances seemed to notice. It was so very discouraging, that I felt I’d tortured myself for nothing.

We have a membership to the YMCA. I might even get myself a fitbit, although I’m not sure what good it will do me for the seated elliptical and the pool.

I’m using meal replacement high protein shakes, eating one meal a day, and trying the hydroxycut sprinkles. 200 pounds is an awful lot to lose.

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