I am formally admitting defeat to plintoon and anachrophobian since I could not complete the challenge to use the word ‘steamy’ in my novel title. 

“You just don’t know writers. They’ll use anything, anybody. They’ll eat their young.”
— Dennis Potter (via lipstickmata)

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thequeen117:

Some links I have found in various Tumblr Posts that I have saved on my computer. I do not take credit for collecting all these links. Unfortunately, I did not have the mind to save/note where these various links come from. Thank you to whoever compiled these links together.

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7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
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31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
10 Tips to Write Fanfiction
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All About Names

List of Names

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Q

Anonymous asked:

can you explain (or link to some posts that explain) why demisexuality fits under the asexuality blanket... if that's the right terminology... because doesn't not being interested in sex relate most prominently to romantic relationships? (though admittedly it does relate to outside romance as well) so wouldn't demisexuality be its own category entirely? im not trying to sound.. elitist (?) and i hope im not offensive, i just dont understand completely :/ thanks so much, sorry for the bother!

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demigray:

theasexualityblog:

Demisexuality is one orientation that can be considered either a part of the asexual spectrum or a standalone orientation by itself. I’ve heard it categorized both ways, and I can see the merits of both. A lot of asexuals consider it outside of the asexual spectrum because demisexuals are capable of experiencing sexual attraction, and some see it as inside the spectrum because until the strong emotional bond exists in the relationship, the sexual attraction is non-existent.

Personally, I see demisexuality as being a part of the asexual spectrum because it’s similar to facets of grey-asexuality. One way of identifying as grey-asexual is if you experience sexual attraction only under specific circumstances. Demisexuality is experiencing sexual attraction only once a strong emotional bond is established, and that’s a fairly specific circumstance for sexual attraction to occur. 

I’ll add some links for you to check out and tag demigray on this as well, since they handle a lot of demi and grey-ace specific questions and maybe able to add more insight to this than I have.

Categories Are Complicated: Or, What Tomatoes Have To Tell Us About Demisexuality

Visualizing Demisexuality

The Development of Gray-Asexuality and Demisexuality As Identity Terms

Hmm, anon, I’m not really sure what you mean with regard to romantic relationships, but for me, it’s simple: demisexuals do not experience sexual attraction the majority of the time, so they are functionally asexual save for a few people or incidents. It’s like bisexual individuals who mostly feel homosexual attraction aligning themselves with homosexuality. 

overlord-jinral:

let my people bake in peace!

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let my people bake in peace!

There ya go sload : D overlord-jinral:

let my people bake in peace!

There ya go sload : D overlord-jinral:

let my people bake in peace!

There ya go sload : D

overlord-jinral:

let my people bake in peace!

There ya go sload : D

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GiantEye - Lock Pick EarringsBecause sometimes you just need a pair of fancy earrings that double as lock picks- Gray

grayskiesfashion:

GiantEye - Lock Pick Earrings

Because sometimes you just need a pair of fancy earrings that double as lock picks
- Gray

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dapperdraw:

These are characters from sorrowsfall's proposed steampunk romance novel that they will be writing in November. It's about a soldier and a spy who work to uncover a plot to destroy the Queen they both serve, among other fun court intrigue.

I’m super excited about it and I may have gone a little overboard with all the fun steampunk fashion and such (holy crap gloves and button pANTS and vests). 

OMG I love it so much! I am so stupidly excited to write about Jasper and Lafe. I can hardly wait for November to get started! Now I just need a title…

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reignofdreams:

September marks the start of NaNo Prep.  Since I haven’t seen any calendars for this year yet, I decided to make my own.
The full-size and download links are over on my deviantART page here.
If you want to know more about National Novel Writing Month, visit their site here or send me an ask.
(the background images aren’t mine)
reignofdreams:

September marks the start of NaNo Prep.  Since I haven’t seen any calendars for this year yet, I decided to make my own.
The full-size and download links are over on my deviantART page here.
If you want to know more about National Novel Writing Month, visit their site here or send me an ask.
(the background images aren’t mine)
reignofdreams:

September marks the start of NaNo Prep.  Since I haven’t seen any calendars for this year yet, I decided to make my own.
The full-size and download links are over on my deviantART page here.
If you want to know more about National Novel Writing Month, visit their site here or send me an ask.
(the background images aren’t mine)

reignofdreams:

September marks the start of NaNo Prep.  Since I haven’t seen any calendars for this year yet, I decided to make my own.

The full-size and download links are over on my deviantART page here.

If you want to know more about National Novel Writing Month, visit their site here or send me an ask.

(the background images aren’t mine)

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