the Vikings fandom (via grantairethetrickster)
I just remembered that at DSTG Karl Urban said that most of the Kennex and Dorian car scenes in Almost Human were improvised
I’m a little bit in love with this. Those car scenes are the best part of the show, IMHO.
I will forever find it hysterical that the official Vikings twitter has taken to calling Athelstan The Tiny Viking.
right?? They use it like it’s his name xD
…also OMG THIS SCENE
It should’ve had a subtitle of, “With this ring, I thee wed.”
Also, I couldn’t stop calling him Battlemuffin. Aye, you hath corrupted many.
Criminal Minds AU: Morgan/Prentiss/Reid as con artists.
They answer to no one. For their own reasons, they’d been done listening to the demands of others for a long time. They don’t pretend they steal what they steal for the greater good; they do it because it just feels so damn good.
Knowing that they had each other was a plus too.
To the casual observer, Derek Morgan seems like he’s just the heavy of the three, but he’s so much more, knowing how to captivate a room with just a megawatt smile and keen conversational skills. His partners don’t ask why he only seems to go after those that have taken advantage of others.
While she also knows how to compartmentalize more than she probably should, Emily Prentiss uses her familial connections to be able to get into high class society’s biggest events. The hosts just don’t have to know that someone else with Emily’s face will be there scoring some precious jewels or stealing much too easily deserved money.
Finally, the trio has a genius in one Dr. Spencer Reid, who gave up a potential career in any academic field he wanted when his mother’s health became his number one financial priority in a world where teaching simply doesn’t pay enough. He uses his penchant for counting cards to fund her medical bills and resources for his arrangement while using his skilled hands to break into any vault he wants.
With their skills combined and their bond unbreakable in more ways than one may think, no one can stop them from taking whatever they want.
Happy Birthday, Jasper!
So basically Criminal Minds meets Leverage? I am SO there.
Dear Teen Wolf
Can we see Isaac again sometime soon?
Anyone out there a seasoned professional in the publishing industry who can give me serious advice about publishing a book?
All my experience is with academic publishing. This would not be that. It’s a great book, trust me. Is this the normal process I should expect to follow? http://www.laurenceking.com/us/information-authors. Should I expect to pitch it myself or try to find an agent or? Or? Advice from someone with UK publishing experience especially welcome. I’m firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer that to sending me an ask.
Anyone? Texty? Got any advice for Mid0nz?
It depends on how much hassle you want, and of what kind. The pursuit of traditional publishing is a long slog (and yes, you should look for an agent, first), but if you haven’t the stomach for any part of the process except writing, it’s your best choice. Also, if you’re writing something relatively mainstream that might have a broad audience, a traditional pub will get your book out there to the masses in a way smaller pubs can’t.
If, however, you have the means, ability, and desire to do more non-writing work, such as design and marketing, and can afford to hire a freelance editor, then indie publishing is a great path. It’s especially useful if you’re writing for a niche market that the big guys are unlikely to take a chance on. You get a far larger royalty percentage than you do with the big publishers, and you retain all rights and control over your work. The drawback is that marketing is difficult, at best. You won’t get pro reviews, you won’t automatically get bookstore shelf space, and you won’t get ads. All sales will have to come from word of mouth.
For me, going indie (via CreateSpace and KDP) was the best choice. I didn’t want to risk a publisher (if I even got that far) telling me I had to cut or change my LGBT or PoC characters, or otherwise make the story more palatable to the masses. I was able to hire an editor and cover artist on my own, and I have enough background in coding and graphic design to do the formatting for both print and e-pub versions. I do feel the bite of the lack of marketing, but honestly, publishers don’t do all that much for new authors anyway. I may as well retain more royalties and rights.
My Johanna Mason cosplay. Dang this was fun to make.
Yep. Every one of my books (so far) has been like this. I put together a chapter-by-chapter outline to use as a roadmap, but I usually go off the rails at some point.
This is the best explanation I could come up with for why it takes me so long to do updates sometimes when, at other times, I’m typing them up like clockwork.
I’m like this with my original fiction, too.
Hnnnngh. I need to find out what he’s been doing lately because HNNNGH.
This morning I caught myself staring hard at the Honda CRV, a goddamned sport utility car.
Who have I become??
I’ve been driving my RAV4 for 12 years. I love it. It’s really just a compact, 4-cylinder car with cargo space, AWD, and ground clearance—not at all a gas-guzzling behemoth like bigger SUVs. Gets great mileage (even better than most hybrids.) I can’t imagine driving anything else at this point.
Singer of classical stuffs.
Shameless fanthing.Queer/Genderqueer. Feminist. Progressive. Gen X. Northwest snob. Media-deconstruction nerd. Happily married and an adoptive parent of a most excellent baby boy. Endless pontificator on topics both sublime and ridiculous.
Main fandom is Primeval.Also into: Game of Thrones, Sinbad, Arrow, Vikings, Continuum, Leverage, Warehouse 13, Fringe, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, LOTR/The Hobbit, BSG, Lost, Sanctuary, Downton Abbey, The Hour, Being Human (UK), Eureka, Longmire, Merlin, The Borgias, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Strike Back, and the MCU. Among other nerdy entertainment delights.