So, You Wanted To Write a Novel. You Poor Bastard.

Being an adventure of madness, miscellany, distraction, the occasional picture of attractive people, and somewhere in there, some shit about actually writing. At which point I'm probably drinking.

aljazeeraamerica:

How can we reverse the diabetes epidemic in the United States? 
Weigh in and watch “The Stream” on Al Jazeera America at 7:30p ET/4:30p PT.  

Cutting back processed foods and sugar in the daily diet.  I’m not a 100% believer in keto and paleo, but I think they’ve got a point about the overabundance of sugar and processed carbs in our life.  I also agree that it’s not the fat that’s screwing us up, it’s the crap we put in to replace the fat.

aljazeeraamerica:

How can we reverse the diabetes epidemic in the United States? 

Weigh in and watch “The Stream” on Al Jazeera America at 7:30p ET/4:30p PT.  

Cutting back processed foods and sugar in the daily diet.  I’m not a 100% believer in keto and paleo, but I think they’ve got a point about the overabundance of sugar and processed carbs in our life.  I also agree that it’s not the fat that’s screwing us up, it’s the crap we put in to replace the fat.

How To Get Onto A Writer’s Shit List Quick and Easy

Text incessantly.  Text during any known work sessions or warm up sessions (exercise in the morning for me).  Text like a finch on meth.  Text constantly about nothing.

Be the sort of texter that says ‘oh, if you’re busy, don’t feel pressured to respond!’ when what you really mean is ‘if you don’t respond back to every text in five minutes or less I’m going to be tempted to call the police because I’m worried you died.’

I had to call my mother to let her know I was going to a funeral this weekend.
I got five seconds of sympathy on behalf of my partner, who lost a family member, and a twenty minute rambling diatribe about her issues.  Holy shit, why do I make these calls?  Is because I have some heretofore unknown sadism kick?

I had to call my mother to let her know I was going to a funeral this weekend.

I got five seconds of sympathy on behalf of my partner, who lost a family member, and a twenty minute rambling diatribe about her issues.  Holy shit, why do I make these calls?  Is because I have some heretofore unknown sadism kick?

Anonymous asked: Just wondering about the post with Steve S and Crimson Peak twitter? About leaving him alone was about?? Could you please explain??

hiddleston-daily:

I’m in a cloud of cold meds, so I’m just catching up. I don’t have any details yet (and frankly, I’m not sure that I want them), but I can only guess that there was an incident at the hotel Tom is staying at while filming.

What makes me saddest is that this even has to be said. AGAIN.

To fans - please. Please be respectful of Tom’s personal space.

(Please note: ‘you’ is not you specifically, Nonny, but to fans in general.)

I know how eager you may be to meet him, but he’s just a person like everyone else, and after a day of shooting, I would imagine that, as much as he loves his fans, the last thing he wants to be confronted with is a group of them clamoring at him for photos and autographs.

Son. Just don’t. Don’t be the obnoxious potato.

If you’re hoping to see him, head to a safe space on-set and wait patiently. If you get to meet him, thank him for his time. If he can’t get to you, don’t hound him and call him over and over (I’ve seen that in some fan interaction videos and it makes me cringe. I can’t even fathom how it makes Tom feel).

It’s all about respect. You’d want your personal space respected, right? It’s no different for celebrities. 

- Mona

Once again, the only tragic part of this is that the people that desperately need to read and internalize this are the ones that won’t.

My thoughts on the Tom Hiddleston fandom as of late... »

witheyeslikestars:

I am fully aware that this is probably going to bring some hate my way, but I really need to vent and get this all out. It’s been swirling around my mind for the past few months and I just really need to get my bit out, to bring myself some piece of mind and hopefully…

The only bad thing about this post is that the people who need to read it won’t, or have no idea of their misbehavior.


"Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end."

Except, you know, in political theater or publicity marketing, or school social jockeying, backdoor business deals… I like this sentiment and I wish it were more universally true, but as a wounded optimist, I can’t adopt it fully.

"Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end."

Except, you know, in political theater or publicity marketing, or school social jockeying, backdoor business deals… I like this sentiment and I wish it were more universally true, but as a wounded optimist, I can’t adopt it fully.

aljazeeraamerica:

Senate shoots down military sexual assault reform bill

The Senate blocked a bill Thursday that would have stripped senior U.S. military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks — and instead put prosecutorial power into the hands of military trial lawyers who would operate outside of the military chain of command.
The vote on Thursday was 55–45, short of the 60 necessary to move ahead on the legislation.
The Pentagon’s leadership vigorously opposed the measure, arguing that officers should have more responsibility, not less, for the conduct of the men and women they lead.

Read more
(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

aljazeeraamerica:

Senate shoots down military sexual assault reform bill

The Senate blocked a bill Thursday that would have stripped senior U.S. military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks — and instead put prosecutorial power into the hands of military trial lawyers who would operate outside of the military chain of command.

The vote on Thursday was 55–45, short of the 60 necessary to move ahead on the legislation.

The Pentagon’s leadership vigorously opposed the measure, arguing that officers should have more responsibility, not less, for the conduct of the men and women they lead.

Read more

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Curiously feminist Conan throwing down on bros.

Curiously feminist Conan throwing down on bros.