Boston Accent Trailer – Late Night with Seth Meyers

See it isn’t just me! I could never watch Murder She Wrote cause Tom Bosley’s accent drove me bonkers! I know, I am aging myself. Sigh.

If Alexa was Southern

It should say “Bless their hearts”!

Well, Shit!

This isn’t the first report that shows the benefits of swearing, it is just the one that has monkeys. I love monkeys. But swearing can help ease pain and even make you seem more honest. So that is why I have such a potty mouth! I am just trying to honestly deal with my pain! Fuck raising eyebrows.

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Swearing Is Good For You—And Chimps Do It, Too

Cursing masks pain and builds relationships at work. But if you’re a woman, letting a profanity fly can still raise eyebrows.

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When National Geographic caught up with Byrne at her home in London, she explained why humans aren’t the only primates that can curse and why, though women are swearing more today than before, it is still regarded by many as “unfeminine.”

Read the full post on National Geographic

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P.S. What is your favorite cuss word?

What if Wes Anderson made S’mores? A little fun for your Monday : )

#FoodFilms reimagines recipe videos in the style of famous directors.

The others in the series:

What if Tarantino made Spaghetti & Meatballs?

What if Michael Bay made Waffles?

What if Alfonso Cuaron made pancakes?

Just because, here is a video of an baby elephant throwing a tantrum

Do you like Classic Comic Books? Do you like Free?

This is totally legal, totally legit. Ok, so you won’t find any new Marvel or DC comics, these are all classics that are in the public domain now. But still free comics! Head on over to Comic Book Plus to check it out!

Independent Bookstore Day

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore day!

 

Support your local independent bookstore by popping in. Any bookstore that is part of the celebrations will have cool stuff and even if your local independent bookstore isn’t taking part it is always good to support local merchants.

 

Learn more at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/

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Quick Links: 10 Things I Know About You and Your Books

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web.

Jenny Hansen knows 10 things about you, and I have to admit she pretty much nailed me.  After reading Tolkien as a child, I spent many a day searching for Ents in the forest behind my house. Head on over to Writers In The Storm and see how many items fit you.

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10 Things I Know About You and Your Books

From our earliest moments, most writers are avid readers. We devour books – for story, for Craft, for new worlds and new ideas.

We have To Be Read piles (TBR for short) that are taller than small children. Our favorite authors and characters become our friends.

I don’t know if we become students of the written word because we love to read or if we read because we were born to love the written word. All that chicken and egg Zen is well beyond me.

I just flat out love books and every writer I know does too. You might even describe us as “obsessed with the printed word.” It takes a lot of love to go through what we must do to yank our stories from our hearts onto the page.

If you are a writer, there are things that I know about you and your books:

1. I know you get uncomfortable when you are “bookless.”
If you are stuck somewhere without a book, you will begin reading any words available – shampoo bottles, food labels, billboard signs. Whatever. Books and magazines are preferred, but in a pinch, any words will smooth your soul. (Do you keep a bag of books in your car trunk like I do?)

Just For Fun – Generate your own random fantasy map

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break, especially today.

Want to escape into your own fantasy world? Need some inspiration for NaNoWriMo? Check out this cool fantasy map generator at Martin O’Leary‘s site!

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Generating fantasy maps

I made this in three minutes
I made this in three minutes

Inspiration

I wanted to make maps that look like something you’d find at the back of one of the cheap paperback fantasy novels of my youth. I always had a fascination with these imagined worlds, which were often much more interesting than whatever luke-warm sub-Tolkien tale they were attached to.

At the same time, I wanted to play with terrain generation with a physical basis. There are loads of articles on the internet which describe terrain generation, and they almost all use some variation on a fractal noise approach, either directly (by adding layers of noise functions), or indirectly (e.g. through midpoint displacement). These methods produce lots of fine detail, but the large-scale structure always looks a bit off. Features are attached in random ways, with no thought to the processes which form landscapes. I wanted to try something a little bit different.

 

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Just For Fun: Ingenious Recycled Brooches of Classic Books

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break

What a clever idea these are! I shall have to ask the hubby for one for Christmas! Culture N Lifestyle

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Fun – Gotta Pun ‘Em All: The Classics as Pokemon

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break

Do you Pokemon or know someone who does? Then you will totally enjoy these classic story titles re-imagined as Pokemon titles. Got to collect them all!

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Gotta Pun ‘Em All: The Classics as Pokemon

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pokeman_goPokemon Go is going wild, y’all. It’s a free smartphone app that dropped on July 6 and uses your GPS to show you the Pokemon that are always around you in the real world (Okay, not really. It’s just a game, people).

When you’re walking around, open the app and you’ll find a Charmander in your kitchen, or a Shellder in your bedroom, or a Jigglypuff in your office at work. Your favorite coffeeshops are turned into Pokestops, your grocery stores are turned into gyms. It’s taking over the world.

And you better believe we Poke-punned a bunch of classics for ya. Sure, there are the obvious ones — Harry Potter and the Pokeball, Pokemon Farm — but… Just, here. We gotta Catch-22 ’em all.

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October 8, 2016 is Indie Author Day!

Publetariat was started as a movement to celebrate and champion the indie author. So we are very happy to support Indie Author day, October 8, 2016.

self-e_indieauthorday_logo_tshirt-01-e1462823856596During the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital gathering at 2 pm Eastern featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for libraries and authors to connect on both local and global levels!

Check to see if there is a library near you hosting events or if that doesn’t work for you they are having a webcast, open to all, at 2 pm Eastern Time.

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For Fun – Bookworm Rug

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break

You can get this pattern as a bookrun, pillows, and more. Even leggings! Pretty cool.

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