Names Have Power

…So I Shall Call It Pookie They say names have power, and knowing a thing’s name takes some of its power away. I believe that words have power, so it’s just a short step to believing in that, I guess.
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Shadow People on the Street?

Shadow People Okay, so naturally I go to make an appointment with my doctor last week, and due to everyone getting in their end of year stuff… I can’t get in to see him for a month. Naturally. Well, whatever.
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Well, that was disturbing.

So… I think I’m going crazy. I mean, I’ve thought that on and off for a while, but after what I saw tonight, I really think I am going crazy. Don’t know how else to explain it. I’ve been hearing
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The Appeal of Dystopians (and Why I Can’t Read Them Anymore)

I don’t know about the rest of you, but ever since the Muggle Malfoy got elected, I have lost all desire to read dystopian novels. Now, to be fair, my disenchantment with the genre started before his racist, homophobic, xenophobic,
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To My Indie Authors…

I’m the latest in the line of reviewers that have received the email from Amazon stating that they will be removing ‘incentivized reviews’. Update: This has been crazy. I’ve honestly considering taking this down, but I’m not the only one
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Growing Pains – What I’ve Learned From Switching to Self-Hosting

Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here to say our goodbyes….to wordpress.com, because Scifi and Scary is now completely self-hosted! (This is going to be very stream of consciousness.) So I’ve been making a bit of money from proofreading jobs on the
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A PSA about your kitty litter

I love my cats. Well, no, I like my cats. Most of the time. Sometimes I love them. I think. Anyways… Posey (the one in the front) we got when a lady was desperately trying to ramp down on the
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Grrrrr….ARGGHHH!

Okay, so I just need to rant, and its my blog, so I’m going to rant! There is going to be cursing. If you get offended by cursing then DON’T READ IT!! Lemme tell you about this past 24 hours
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Surviving the Holidays for Parents who have lost a Child

Hey, Guess what? Its almost over. You’ll soon have made it through a(nother) holiday without your baby and soon the pressure on your chest, the weight on your heart, and the screams of anguish you don’t dare let out any
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“Not what you expected”

The author of a book I recently read for review contacted me, upon getting my standard “your review will go live on xx-xx-xxxx date” email, saying that I sounded unenthused and asking if I gave the book a low review
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