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Curly-haired human female in San Francisco blogging for the Haight and the the Bookstore. I cry a lot, but it's usually not your fault.

I run a literary erotic fanfiction competition with Write Club SF called Shipwreck, which is now free on iTunes.

I tweet at LoserTakesAll, and for Booksmith & Uppercasing.

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  • September 17, 2014 2:16 pm

    i don’t do this a lot, but,

    shipwreckSF has a facebook page

    I know i talk about shipwreck constantly, but that’s because it’s legitimately the most exciting thing in my whole life and i built it with my own brain (and huntgather's), and if you wanted to head over and click the little thumb button, I'd be pretty pleased. (Feel free to add me, too, if you're so inclined. Hashtag not internet shy.)

  • September 17, 2014 12:58 pm

    "

    okay, so I haven’t finished reading this masterpiece yet, but I have some quotes and commentary to share:

    1. “Blood. Purpling. Coagulating before his eyes.”

    because “to purple” is a legitimate verb. I green at the thought of that.

    2. “no one didn’t obey an order from Major Karsten.”

    because there is not a word for “didn’t obey.”

    3. “other vehicles had arrived, disgorging brown-shirted soldiers”

    naturally, considering that’s what vehicles do: disgorge people.

    4. “[they] slid him into the Humvee like a pan of dough going into an oven.”

    but does he come out as bread, is what we all want to know.

    5. “Major Karsten looked right at us, his anvil-shaped face skeletal in appearance.”

    I’m sorry for your unfortunate bone structure? ouch

    6. “black smoke belched from the exhaust and the remaining Humvees made doughnuts in the desert”

    smoke can belch and/or be belched, who knew? (will keep this in mind next time I drink soda; fingers crossed for some smoke!!!) also, trucks that make doughnuts are a sweet deal (bonus piece of info: the desert is called No Water).

    7. “Faith scuttles to the cavern’s dark recesses.”

    actual question: is Faith a crab

    8. “her skeletal silhouette looks ghostlike”

    her goblin stature looks vampiric (also, so many skeletons in this book. the apocalypse sucks).

    9. “Sergeant Dekker, wearing his customary smirk beneath his oily hair”

    really ace facial descriptions here, as you can see—what’s between the smirk and the hair? one can only assume there is nothing.

    10. “his fingers splayed on the desk like talons”

    either cut your fucking nails, or start cawing at the desk. one or the other, buddy.

    11. “sometime after [the apocalypse] the government made the decision to label all the boys John.”

    thanks, Obama.

    12. “a series of eerie images danced through my brain like fireflies.”

    Dancing with the Fireflies (Carrie Ann Inaba: 10! for this writing)

    13. “his most striking feature is the soiled hanky he grips in his hand”

    ah yes, the striking hanky feature.

    14. “both girls are sucking wind,” and “he sipped a breath.”

    THIS IS HOW THEY BREATHE, BTW.

    also, the narrators and tenses are inconsistent and sometimes change mid-chapter. AND, one perspective is first person past/present (again, it alternates without warning, as masterful writing does); the other is third person present. (and yes, it’s just as jarring as it sounds. wooo!)

    edit: it is about 50 pages into the novel and it has been mentioned for the first time that one of the narrators is black; the other is tea-colored, whatever that means.

    MORE TO COME OF THIS MASTERPIECE, I PROMISE

    edit: now with more quotes!!

    15!! “The only females I’d seen were two-dimensional ones from the movies. To finally see them in the flesh—and my own age, no less—took my breath away. A part of me felt like some ancient explorer encountering tribes from a far-off land.”

    that part of you would be your penis.

    16!! “She can feel the heat from his body. Smell traces of sweat and musk and woodsmoke. Masculine smells.”

    oh yeah, those masculine smells of sweat and musk and… woodsmoke? maybe just take away the smoke.

    17!! “There was something about her that caught my attention. It wasn’t just that she was good-looking, although there was no doubt about that. There was some undefinable quality that drew me to her. It was almost like we had something in common—like there was something about her I already knew.”

    you guys haven’t spoken a word to each other, but I’m totally going to take your word for it; this feels like something special and not done before ever.

    18!! “Long after he’s gone, Hope can still feel the touch of his hand, the heat of his skin. For reasons she doesn’t understand, it’s the first time she’s felt alive since she and Faith were captured.”

    maybe not the best thing that you get the same feeling from touching your love interest as when you were captured by men with guns.

    19!! “I needed time to think, to process everything I’d seen. Like the girl. The girl named Hope. I couldn’t stop thinking about her—especially those eyes. They were two brown pools. She didn’t so much look at me as through me.”

    wow, that is such a flattering description of eyes. totally doesn’t make me think of a toilet. (only 80% to go!)

    "

    STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK REVIEW

    the rest of the reviews for this are pretty presh, too

    (via losertakesall)

    god it just doesn’t stop being hilarious:

    Sentient wolves, maggot filled jerky and cool guys who don’t look at explosions.”

    Guys. I’m halfway through this book, and I still have no idea what this book is about. I know that it’s a post-apocalyptic environment with gender-segregated camps, and twins are being experimented on, but… why?”

  • September 17, 2014 12:51 pm

    "

    okay, so I haven’t finished reading this masterpiece yet, but I have some quotes and commentary to share:

    1. “Blood. Purpling. Coagulating before his eyes.”

    because “to purple” is a legitimate verb. I green at the thought of that.

    2. “no one didn’t obey an order from Major Karsten.”

    because there is not a word for “didn’t obey.”

    3. “other vehicles had arrived, disgorging brown-shirted soldiers”

    naturally, considering that’s what vehicles do: disgorge people.

    4. “[they] slid him into the Humvee like a pan of dough going into an oven.”

    but does he come out as bread, is what we all want to know.

    5. “Major Karsten looked right at us, his anvil-shaped face skeletal in appearance.”

    I’m sorry for your unfortunate bone structure? ouch

    6. “black smoke belched from the exhaust and the remaining Humvees made doughnuts in the desert”

    smoke can belch and/or be belched, who knew? (will keep this in mind next time I drink soda; fingers crossed for some smoke!!!) also, trucks that make doughnuts are a sweet deal (bonus piece of info: the desert is called No Water).

    7. “Faith scuttles to the cavern’s dark recesses.”

    actual question: is Faith a crab

    8. “her skeletal silhouette looks ghostlike”

    her goblin stature looks vampiric (also, so many skeletons in this book. the apocalypse sucks).

    9. “Sergeant Dekker, wearing his customary smirk beneath his oily hair”

    really ace facial descriptions here, as you can see—what’s between the smirk and the hair? one can only assume there is nothing.

    10. “his fingers splayed on the desk like talons”

    either cut your fucking nails, or start cawing at the desk. one or the other, buddy.

    11. “sometime after [the apocalypse] the government made the decision to label all the boys John.”

    thanks, Obama.

    12. “a series of eerie images danced through my brain like fireflies.”

    Dancing with the Fireflies (Carrie Ann Inaba: 10! for this writing)

    13. “his most striking feature is the soiled hanky he grips in his hand”

    ah yes, the striking hanky feature.

    14. “both girls are sucking wind,” and “he sipped a breath.”

    THIS IS HOW THEY BREATHE, BTW.

    also, the narrators and tenses are inconsistent and sometimes change mid-chapter. AND, one perspective is first person past/present (again, it alternates without warning, as masterful writing does); the other is third person present. (and yes, it’s just as jarring as it sounds. wooo!)

    edit: it is about 50 pages into the novel and it has been mentioned for the first time that one of the narrators is black; the other is tea-colored, whatever that means.

    MORE TO COME OF THIS MASTERPIECE, I PROMISE

    edit: now with more quotes!!

    15!! “The only females I’d seen were two-dimensional ones from the movies. To finally see them in the flesh—and my own age, no less—took my breath away. A part of me felt like some ancient explorer encountering tribes from a far-off land.”

    that part of you would be your penis.

    16!! “She can feel the heat from his body. Smell traces of sweat and musk and woodsmoke. Masculine smells.”

    oh yeah, those masculine smells of sweat and musk and… woodsmoke? maybe just take away the smoke.

    17!! “There was something about her that caught my attention. It wasn’t just that she was good-looking, although there was no doubt about that. There was some undefinable quality that drew me to her. It was almost like we had something in common—like there was something about her I already knew.”

    you guys haven’t spoken a word to each other, but I’m totally going to take your word for it; this feels like something special and not done before ever.

    18!! “Long after he’s gone, Hope can still feel the touch of his hand, the heat of his skin. For reasons she doesn’t understand, it’s the first time she’s felt alive since she and Faith were captured.”

    maybe not the best thing that you get the same feeling from touching your love interest as when you were captured by men with guns.

    19!! “I needed time to think, to process everything I’d seen. Like the girl. The girl named Hope. I couldn’t stop thinking about her—especially those eyes. They were two brown pools. She didn’t so much look at me as through me.”

    wow, that is such a flattering description of eyes. totally doesn’t make me think of a toilet. (only 80% to go!)

    "

    STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK REVIEW

    the rest of the reviews for this are pretty presh, too

  • September 17, 2014 10:34 am

    "

    You only want to be told that you are right, that you are good and just. But now, at last, The Great Chastening is upon us. Dog from Duck Hunt laughs when you miss. You’re supposed to be shooting ducks. You didn’t shoot the duck. That’s ridiculous. This is Duck Hunt. ‘But I shot ducks before!’ you cry. You did. Then you didn’t. Eventually, everyone doesn’t.

    Don’t let this make you desperate, child. It doesn’t help. All we have in life are the small kindnesses we show each other. In the end there is what we have done in this world, and there is Duck Hunt Dog. You can’t shoot Duck Hunt Dog.

    "

    Duck Hunt Dog Comes for Everyone Eventually

  • September 17, 2014 10:31 am
    cucumberofficial:

losertakesall:

CUCUMBEROFFICIAL REBLOGGED YOUR POST

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    cucumberofficial:

    losertakesall:

    CUCUMBEROFFICIAL REBLOGGED YOUR POST

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    i officially don’t understand the internet anymore. 

  • September 17, 2014 10:14 am
      me:  [uninterrupted expletive-laden bitch-fest about a thing that's happening]
      youandsometimeswhy:  *passes you a waterfall and a trashy romance timetravel novel set in the scottish highlands and some herbal tea
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  • September 16, 2014 9:53 pm

    "this guy is trying so hard his notebook has pit stains"

    — sassfriend at a reading

  • September 16, 2014 9:43 pm
    the fog is perfect tonight View high resolution

    the fog is perfect tonight