Higher. Further. Faster. – The Captain Marvel Episode

Thar be spoilers ahead!

Join me, Quinzel, Kim, Mecca, and Emily as we discuss the latest movie in the MCU! 

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Sadie Hawkins Dance, In My Khaki Pants

I don't know man, I was on a Reliant K kick during this. 

Sea Witch Rising By Sarah Henning  -  Instagram.com/shhenning

Kenya Wright's web page (Convince her to finish the Santeria Habitat Series!) -  http://kenyawrightbooks.com/about/

Kimbra Swain's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/kimbraswainofficial/

Blackalachian - Instagram.com/theblackalachian/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqMJa5ANHcEdU0Vu8rdC5A

 

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Leslie Out, Quinzel In

Leslie's Dungeon has sprung a leak. While she is taking care of that, Quinzel has tookith over. Enjoy her musings and rantings!

 

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Lower Your Anxiety by Looking At These Pics

I'm a big advocate for having and using whatever tools you need in your bag for anxiety. Whether it's a mixed bag of medication, deep breathing, or yoga, those of us who suffer from anxiety need a whole arsenal to get by.

And sometimes all you need is a moment to pause your racing mind. Sometimes a nice visual can do this for you.

Do you ever have a moment where you make a friend and you realize their talents for the first time? Ashton and I met through a mutual friend at a nerdy gaming con. It was all fun and games once I learned he was a photographer. Then I realized that he takes pics LIKE THIS.

In case y'all don't know, I'm a nerd for stars. But something about this pic just made me feel so...calm? Serene? Unlike the way that I feel in my daily life? XD

I came away impressed. The quality of these photos were amazing and I couldn't help how some of them helped me to...focus on something else other than my stress.

So I thought I would take the best of these pics and share them with you guys. Tell me if they make you feel the way they made me feel!

I actually HATE fireworks with a passion. With a passionate passion. But in this pic, you can actually see the silent beauty of a firework.

DO NOT sing that damn Katy Perry song!

I've thought about living in a lighthouse once. An impractical dream, I know. But when life is very stressful, I can bring myself back to the moment where I thought living in a lighthouse would be just like the above picture, every single day.

You live a million sunsets and get used to them. But every once in a while, you'll see one like this and can't stop staring*

*yes I know don't look directly in the sun, got it.

The moon. Enough said.

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#california #yosemitenationalpark

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What calms me here is staring at the lines in the bark on the split trees.

Also, let me just add Yosemite National Park to my bucket list

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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #water #sunset

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Ok, not going to lie, this pic made me think of "Kiss the Girl" in The Little Mermaid. But honestly? I can imagine sitting here, by myself, with a cool breeze (maybe a snack or two cause I stay hungry) and just...being

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#photography #astrophotography

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I don't...I don't even know HOW... but I'll just keep looking. This is amazing.

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#photography #longexposure

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That lavender purple has got to be one of my favorite colors. Not really on clothes but when you see that color in nature it's like "MY GOD THIS BEAUTY"

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#cats #cute #animals #like

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Of course I ended this with a picture of a cat by a window. Look at this furry little ball of fluff. Just one look makes you feel like all is right with the world.

What do YOU think of these pics? Do you feel less anxious? What pic was your favorite? Leave a comment below now that you're super duper calm and cozy 🙂

Like the pics you've seen and want to see more? Check out Ashton Silva Photagraphy on their good ol' website and Instagram. Feel free to message him and let him know you like his stuff.

Just an Ordinary Day, Trying to Get By

Just covering a few topics today. A little more lighthearted than last time. 

Bless Your Heart (Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen) By Kimbra Swain - https://www.amazon.com/Bless-Heart-Fairy-Tales-Trailer-ebook/dp/B0785NMRZS

Quinzel's article about Selma Blair: http://geekygirlguide.com/i-hate-using-my-cane-heres-why/

 

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#DiabeticsLikeTasteToo

I Hate Using My Cane: Here’s Why

I woke up Monday morning to many pictures on my feed of Selma Blair wearing this gorgeous dress. What I didn't understand at first was why so many people were tagging me in it.

She has a cane. She has Multiple Sclerosis. Just like me.

I've discussed many times on the blog and on the podcast that I have MS. Shocker, right? First response I always get it that I don't LOOK sick.

Gee thanks, where's my Emmy?

But I conquer a whole level of commentary once I leave the house with my cane. And I hate it. I'm glad that Selma showed us that you don't need to put away your dreams because of your diagnosis. But I need to take the time to let you know that people can say some shitty things when they see you have a cane.

Do I need my cane all the time? No. Should I be using it more often? ...yes, but to be quite honest, I don't use it as much as I need to. As I get bombarded with these variation of comments.

"You're too young to use a cane!"

While I want to give them a pass because, as I discussed on the podcast, I look and dress like I am 16 years old, after hearing it for the 545,640,590,123,509th time, it gets old

...older than I am BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT!!

Don't remind me that I can't run around here like my peers, cane free. And don't invalidate my struggle because I don't LOOK the way you want my sick ass to look.

"What's that thing even for anyway?"

The weirdest thing about this comment is that they know damn well that it's a cane and they know damn well I am using it to walk. What they want is to open the door for me to give them more information. And if you're an acquaintance, a co-worker, or just a goddamned stranger, I don't owe you an explanation.

"But you were walking yesterday!"

Ohhhh, that last one. Yes, I can walk without a cane. I still have legs. They aren't the most functional. But they are capable of short distances. I get to decide what days I need my cane and what days I don't. Deal with it.

My Best Comebacks

You need a good set of coping skills to deal with these comments. Fortunately, I have a smart mouth. So here's some of the comebacks I have to the questions I get

"What are you doing with a cane?" Minding my own business, mind yours

"Why do you have that?" It's a fashion accessory, don't you know? It's totally in

"You're too young for a-" And you've been around long enough to know that what you're saying is rude. Stop it!

"I think you're faking being sick" On the contrary, I fake being well

Maybe Selma Blair using her cane is a good thing. Maybe a few well-meaning people will choose their words more carefully before speaking.

And maybe, just maybe, they will start making more fashionable canes. One to match every outfit? Nerdy canes? Yes please.

What did you guys think of Selma Blair and her cane? Do you or anyone you know have Multiple Sclerosis? Leave me a note in the comments section below, I don't bite 🙂

Sensitive Subjects

We tried to weave some lightheartedness into this episode, but we are talking about some pretty heavy stuff today. Quinzel and I tackle harassment at cons as well as preying on young people in the gaming community. Trigger Warning for sexual assault and harassment. 

Thomas Cheung article: https://kotaku.com/when-your-favorite-streamer-turns-out-to-be-a-creep-or-1832734851

Vic article: https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-anime-s-biggest-voices-accused-of-sexual-harassm-1832390505

Sims 4 Strangerville: https://junkee.com/the-sims-4-strangerville-trailer/194673

Plagiarism controversy: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2019/02/cristiane-serruya-alleged-plagiarist/?fbclid=IwAR1O0Ydh-CwMM0GB6CnRjXJs8qLmfOdBjdLpA04HytbqetJfmOGP_URz2io

 

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Ink Pen Bullshit

Today Quinzel joins me in what is one of the weirdest episode of all time. Join us won't you? We talk of work life, going after what you want, the Week in Geek, Hello from the Magic Tavern, and Quinzel smashing (or not smashing) objects. Happy Valentines day! We love you!

Whimsy Works Plushy Dice Holder Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whimsyworks/lord-gelbert-jellington-a-gelatinous-plush-dice-po?fbclid=IwAR3G20d2VaIiNpV779GP4_Mhs4iVg5ugeJEIKFuaE7TpYrFawQ7WCz0ozMg

The Brotherhood Loc Tour: https://www.facebook.com/BrotherhoodLocTour

PS: Tell Usidore on Twitter that we talked about him on the podcast. @usidoretheblue

Bug Quinzel about her sexual Hulk Smash proclivities on Twitter: @Quinzelee

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Daniel Powter Isn’t the Only One Having a Bad Day.

I am not in the best of spirits this week, and I apologize for that. I do my best to bring you the week in geek. Hug an animal and send me a plant. I'll give you some homemade bread slathered in cherry preserves I canned. 

 

Terminally Nerdy: https://twitter.com/terminallynerdy

Companion's Tale: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Companions-Tale-Print-PDF.html

Hello From the Magic Tavern: https://hellofromthemagictavern.com/

Their Eyes Were Watching God: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MDLQ38N/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The You Know Who Girls: http://www.annameekee.com/

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Gaming Bonanza!

A new week, so many things in Geek. Leslie is here to bring you all of the news. 

Spotify PC Building Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mrsckugs/playlist/2G0LpTV9WdvgepVwEs4kO0?si=95fiMjsHQSWSlUVZxFkK9A

Guardians of Ember closed beta: https://guardiansofember.gameforge.com

Guardians of Ember game trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISTPrjxuVcw

Joey Delgado PC Building: https://www.youtube.com/user/PeanutButterGetMonEy

Birds of Prey Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_FTsR5QfDQ

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