naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Blood Oath)
I've decided to make a dedicated blog for my mental health related posts, disability stuff, general social justice stuff, etc.  Everything there will crosspost here, I'm not leaving LJ, but I want a non-LJ place to put my stuff.

I have three names picked out.

Lunar Caustic. AgNO3.  Victorian term for silver nitrate.  I've wavered including it in my personal werewolf headcanon: it's either a powerful toxin to werewolves, or something they could use to desensitize themselves to silver's effects.  Either way, "Lunar Caustic" is just a cool phrase, and caustic is a thing I can do.  The cleverest option.

Silver Into Steel. It's a badass Grand Magus song.  A reference to taking what hurts you and making it into a weapon.  Googling it would mostly just get you Grand Magus lyrics, though, and not bring up my blog.  Possibly a minor consideration.  The coolest option.  I like it very much.

The One-Beast Menagerie. A sideways allusion to The Girl With the Lion's Tail by S. J. Tucker ("I don't want to be the girl you tame, an oddity locked away somewhere safe, . . . your one heart menagerie, lonely.") but also a reference to the fact that at any given time my inner identity is a fusion of many different beasts and people and identities.  Unfortunately, Lucia was a terribly unhappy person, and that song hits brutally close to home.  But I like it.  The most personal option.

[Poll #1934886]
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
I've decided to make a dedicated blog for my mental health related posts, disability stuff, general social justice stuff, etc. Everything there will crosspost here, I'm not leaving LJ, but I want a non-LJ place to put my stuff.

I have three names picked out.

If you don't read LJ, could you go here and vote in the poll for my new blog's title?

BEHOLD, A POLL!

You can always comment with your vote, if you can't vote in the poll itself for some reason.

Thanks!
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Bookish)
If you would all be so kind, please let me know which of the following you prefer when you are reading a work of fiction on your e-reader of choice.

Paragraph block style is what you're looking at on LJ right now.

First line indent is what most novels have, and is pretty self-explanatory.

[Poll #1678119]

For purposes of this poll, these are the only two options, and there is no combining them. I know people like to provide more nuanced input, but you must choose one or the other.

I have no inherent bias for or against either of those. I'm just looking to see if there is a clear preference one way or another.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Bookish)
If you would all be so kind, please let me know which of the following you prefer when you are reading a work of fiction on your e-reader of choice.

Paragraph block style is what you're looking at on LJ right now.

First line indent is what most novels have, and is pretty self-explanatory.

[Poll #1678119]

For purposes of this poll, these are the only two options, and there is no combining them. I know people like to provide more nuanced input, but you must choose one or the other.

I have no inherent bias for or against either of those. I'm just looking to see if there is a clear preference one way or another.
naamah_darling: Glass of tawny port on a table branded with a seven-pointed star. (Port Wine and the Morning Star)
Soooo. We are heading into the final portion of Pride and Prostitutes, and it has been a qualified success, enough so that we are going ahead with this. We will have a lot of changes in the future, but most of them will be behind the scenes.

The one you guys care about (we hope) is what story will be told next! What will we do once Dolly and Co. ride off into the sunset? Certainly we can return to the juicy town of Century, Kansas sometime in the future, but for now, we shall be turning to other times and places.

To wit: here's the the Hollywood-style pitches for the three stories we have on deck. So read them, judge them, and tell us what you think of them and which one you want next!

Shadow of the Crimson Claw

The year is 1897. After her ejection from the Wentworth Academy, Rachel Hastings returns to her Missouri home just in time for her father's backyard spaceship to launch her into an adventure beyond imagining. Among the pirate-haunted moons of Jupiter, Rachel finds herself thrust into the role of hero, leading the growing rebellion against the tyrant whose reach, if he is not stopped, will overshadow the entire solar system. She must face and defeat . . . The Crimson Claw!

Lady Silver

Inexperienced witch Stormy Willowsong inherits her grandmother's powerfully magical estate only to discover that her grandmother was murdered by the cult of the Wolf's Hook. Stormy pits herself against their charismatic leader in an attempt to prevent them from completing the ritual and raising a greater demon. Who will live, who will die, and who will be the final sacrifice?

Age of Winter

The death of the goddess Lammasthu plunged the land into an age of barbarism, an age of strife, an age of winter. Now reborn into a new body, she struggles to remember who she is and to regain her power in a world where everything has changed. Lovers will become mortal enemies, and immortal enemies will become lovers as the world shakes. The very gods make love even as they make war. Only Lammasthu can end the Age of Winter – but does she really want it to end?

[Poll #1672546]

To re-take the poll or alter your answers, click here!

We are hoping that changing directions from time to time will help us bring in new people, and we'd like to know what direction you'd like to see us go, even those of you who aren't subscribers but might be if the right thing came along.

So, let us know what you think! And if you have other thoughts, please, leave them in comments. We'd love to hear them!
naamah_darling: Glass of tawny port on a table branded with a seven-pointed star. (Port Wine and the Morning Star)
Soooo. We are heading into the final portion of Pride and Prostitutes, and it has been a qualified success, enough so that we are going ahead with this. We will have a lot of changes in the future, but most of them will be behind the scenes.

The one you guys care about (we hope) is what story will be told next! What will we do once Dolly and Co. ride off into the sunset? Certainly we can return to the juicy town of Century, Kansas sometime in the future, but for now, we shall be turning to other times and places.

To wit: here's the the Hollywood-style pitches for the three stories we have on deck. So read them, judge them, and tell us what you think of them and which one you want next!

Shadow of the Crimson Claw

The year is 1897. After her ejection from the Wentworth Academy, Rachel Hastings returns to her Missouri home just in time for her father's backyard spaceship to launch her into an adventure beyond imagining. Among the pirate-haunted moons of Jupiter, Rachel finds herself thrust into the role of hero, leading the growing rebellion against the tyrant whose reach, if he is not stopped, will overshadow the entire solar system. She must face and defeat . . . The Crimson Claw!

Lady Silver

Inexperienced witch Stormy Willowsong inherits her grandmother's powerfully magical estate only to discover that her grandmother was murdered by the cult of the Wolf's Hook. Stormy pits herself against their charismatic leader in an attempt to prevent them from completing the ritual and raising a greater demon. Who will live, who will die, and who will be the final sacrifice?

Age of Winter

The death of the goddess Lammasthu plunged the land into an age of barbarism, an age of strife, an age of winter. Now reborn into a new body, she struggles to remember who she is and to regain her power in a world where everything has changed. Lovers will become mortal enemies, and immortal enemies will become lovers as the world shakes. The very gods make love even as they make war. Only Lammasthu can end the Age of Winter – but does she really want it to end?

[Poll #1672546]

To re-take the poll or alter your answers, click here!

We are hoping that changing directions from time to time will help us bring in new people, and we'd like to know what direction you'd like to see us go, even those of you who aren't subscribers but might be if the right thing came along.

So, let us know what you think! And if you have other thoughts, please, leave them in comments. We'd love to hear them!
naamah_darling: The Punisher skull with a red ribbon barrette. (Punisher Ribbon)
Sargon put this idea in my head last night, and now I bounce it off you, since you'll wind up being the end users.

So. Steampunk air pirate porn.

I actually do have a completely plausible reason within the pulp setting that our badass female pirate captain could be a sexy, sexy devil woman. Red skin, cute horns, lovely hocks, pretty pasterns, and cloven hooves. And a tail. I have kind of a thing for chicks with hooves and have always wanted to write for one. In a setting with lightning guns, reanimated hands, giant robot squids, and time-traveling castles, I really don't think a devil-girl homonculus would be too weird to pass.

However, when I am in full porny pulp sci-fantasy form, I can't see the sharks for the cheese, so I don't always know when I've jumped them.

[Poll #1568087]
naamah_darling: The Punisher skull with a red ribbon barrette. (Punisher Ribbon)
Sargon put this idea in my head last night, and now I bounce it off you, since you'll wind up being the end users.

So. Steampunk air pirate porn.

I actually do have a completely plausible reason within the pulp setting that our badass female pirate captain could be a sexy, sexy devil woman. Red skin, cute horns, lovely hocks, pretty pasterns, and cloven hooves. And a tail. I have kind of a thing for chicks with hooves and have always wanted to write for one. In a setting with lightning guns, reanimated hands, giant robot squids, and time-traveling castles, I really don't think a devil-girl homonculus would be too weird to pass.

However, when I am in full porny pulp sci-fantasy form, I can't see the sharks for the cheese, so I don't always know when I've jumped them.

[Poll #1568087]
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Travis Tame)
Puppy has been achieved! There will be puppy pics! It is awesome!

Thank you all so much for helping make this happen. Stuff like this makes a difference in a world where people have the annoying habit of not giving a fuck about one another.

I promised I would write something if you did this, and you did, and I shall, so here's the deal:

The poll below will remain open for two days.

I will take the most popular answer and write an explicitly pornographic short story or vignette of at least 2,000+ words, but no promises of length beyond that.

It will be explicit, probably kinky, and I have no idea if it will be straight or gay or bisexual in general thrust. Ha ha ha. I'd give you all input over that, but I think it's best if we let the muse of pornography decide that for me, thus preserving the element of surprise. Sorry.

I will try to post it on the twenty-first of June, which gives me plenty of time, but again, no promises.

If you have ideas besides the ones listed below, you can put them in the text box, where answers will be invisible to anyone but me (though I may post the fun ones without attribution), or you can comment. Flippant answers are fine, but I would be really happy if you would express a real preference too, because that makes it way more fun for me!

[Poll #1563677]

Like a red, red pony, y'all.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Travis Tame)
Puppy has been achieved! There will be puppy pics! It is awesome!

Thank you all so much for helping make this happen. Stuff like this makes a difference in a world where people have the annoying habit of not giving a fuck about one another.

I promised I would write something if you did this, and you did, and I shall, so here's the deal:

The poll below will remain open for two days.

I will take the most popular answer and write an explicitly pornographic short story or vignette of at least 2,000+ words, but no promises of length beyond that.

It will be explicit, probably kinky, and I have no idea if it will be straight or gay or bisexual in general thrust. Ha ha ha. I'd give you all input over that, but I think it's best if we let the muse of pornography decide that for me, thus preserving the element of surprise. Sorry.

I will try to post it on the twenty-first of June, which gives me plenty of time, but again, no promises.

If you have ideas besides the ones listed below, you can put them in the text box, where answers will be invisible to anyone but me (though I may post the fun ones without attribution), or you can comment. Flippant answers are fine, but I would be really happy if you would express a real preference too, because that makes it way more fun for me!

[Poll #1563677]

Like a red, red pony, y'all.
naamah_darling: A gray cat with a white chin squinting as though she smells food. (Fish)
You all may or may not remember Notes From Cat History.

I only ever did two entries, here, and here, but I've been wanting to resurrect it for a while now.

I am going to continue the feature for a super-secret project that I promise I will reveal to all of you once we have settled on a name. Which brings me to the crux of the matter.

I like "Notes From Cat History" just fine, and will happily use it if nothing better occurs to me. However, it doesn't pop. Something catchier, pithier, is out there, and so far, I haven't been able to think of it. Probably because I am still recovering from watching Sheena the other week.

But there are something like a thousand of you. As I wrote to my partners in crime, you lot are like an entire herd of those backup brains that dinosaurs had,* only you are not in my butt.** Surely you, with all that combined cleverness, can come up with something good.

So, share your ideas with me!

[Poll #1157360]

If I go with a name one of you submits, I promise I will credit you in the announcement and incorporate you (or a mention of your cat) into the first new episode.

* Somehow, this was more flattering when I was just thinking it.

** That I have noticed.
naamah_darling: A gray cat with a white chin squinting as though she smells food. (Fish)
You all may or may not remember Notes From Cat History.

I only ever did two entries, here, and here, but I've been wanting to resurrect it for a while now.

I am going to continue the feature for a super-secret project that I promise I will reveal to all of you once we have settled on a name. Which brings me to the crux of the matter.

I like "Notes From Cat History" just fine, and will happily use it if nothing better occurs to me. However, it doesn't pop. Something catchier, pithier, is out there, and so far, I haven't been able to think of it. Probably because I am still recovering from watching Sheena the other week.

But there are something like a thousand of you. As I wrote to my partners in crime, you lot are like an entire herd of those backup brains that dinosaurs had,* only you are not in my butt.** Surely you, with all that combined cleverness, can come up with something good.

So, share your ideas with me!

[Poll #1157360]

If I go with a name one of you submits, I promise I will credit you in the announcement and incorporate you (or a mention of your cat) into the first new episode.

* Somehow, this was more flattering when I was just thinking it.

** That I have noticed.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
It has reached the operatic point of no return. I am having cool, funny, silly, stupid, or just plain weird dreams nearly every night, sometimes two or three times a night.

I want to post the interesting ones here for my own reference. Now, I could do so privately, but that would deprive you of the mandolin porn movie dream I had last night, the time-traveling vampire dream that preceded it, the graphic and humorous werewolf sex dream I had last week, and so much more.

So I'm left with two choices: post them here, or create a new journal.

To that end, a poll!

[Poll #1126730]

Click here to re-take the poll if you change your mind about something.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
It has reached the operatic point of no return. I am having cool, funny, silly, stupid, or just plain weird dreams nearly every night, sometimes two or three times a night.

I want to post the interesting ones here for my own reference. Now, I could do so privately, but that would deprive you of the mandolin porn movie dream I had last night, the time-traveling vampire dream that preceded it, the graphic and humorous werewolf sex dream I had last week, and so much more.

So I'm left with two choices: post them here, or create a new journal.

To that end, a poll!

[Poll #1126730]

Click here to re-take the poll if you change your mind about something.

GUILTY!

Mar. 14th, 2006 03:13 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (KILL! KILL! KILL!)
poll

I was guilty. SO guilty.

That look of false innocence is completely unfeigned -- I had no idea Sargon had the camera. It's simply my natural reaction to being asked an incriminating question.

A whopping 226 (85.6%) of you did not believe in my innocence. Only 38 (14.4%) of you took me at . . . err . . . face value. To that kind minority, thank you. Never trust me near your chocolate. To the suspicious majority, let me say that I am not surprised many of you indicated you own cats.

If you're still in a poll-taking mood, go here and take [livejournal.com profile] topknot's fun quiz. She's looking for more brave souls to reveal "What dirty names do you like to be called in bed?" Since you are all a bunch of perverted bastards, I thought I'd point you at it. So, for the good of humanity, go forth and cough it up.

Here. Have a headbanging pirate wench and a vampire bunny. VAMPIRATES!

Pirate! Aubrey!

More later.

GUILTY!

Mar. 14th, 2006 03:13 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (KILL! KILL! KILL!)
poll

I was guilty. SO guilty.

That look of false innocence is completely unfeigned -- I had no idea Sargon had the camera. It's simply my natural reaction to being asked an incriminating question.

A whopping 226 (85.6%) of you did not believe in my innocence. Only 38 (14.4%) of you took me at . . . err . . . face value. To that kind minority, thank you. Never trust me near your chocolate. To the suspicious majority, let me say that I am not surprised many of you indicated you own cats.

If you're still in a poll-taking mood, go here and take [livejournal.com profile] topknot's fun quiz. She's looking for more brave souls to reveal "What dirty names do you like to be called in bed?" Since you are all a bunch of perverted bastards, I thought I'd point you at it. So, for the good of humanity, go forth and cough it up.

Here. Have a headbanging pirate wench and a vampire bunny. VAMPIRATES!

Pirate! Aubrey!

More later.

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