Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 232nd (The return of the return of Neck Crick Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Neck Crick Guy.

, the

and

were

with the

on

of the year on the

when

realized someone should be

instead of imprisoning him, as there were already

.

Well then! :)


“Why do you make me suffer so with these naughty boys, Mom?!” -Mayhem

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One of those times linkity doesn’t really have a title because I couldn’t think of one



Congrats to Yvette, who won Tempting the Stars (Red Dragon #3) by Becky Black!

Congrats to Alder, who won Axel’s Pup (Werewolves & Dragons #1) by Kim Dare!



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Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway. Ok paranormal romance about a woman who moves to Pierre, South Dakota, to get away from an “unhealthy influence” who’d encouraged her “delusions” that magic was real. After she gets elected as coroner, she discovers maybe she isn’t quite as delusional as she thought… This book seemed to be trying to cram in an awful lot of plot and subsequently felt like it was all over the place.
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. Very good, very thoughtful book about becoming more aware of our place in nature, starting with the tiny bits of nature available in the cities in which so many of us live. Haupt uses the example of crows throughout the book to illustrate both that our environmental balance is dangerously out of whack (allowing a few dominant species such as crows to thrive as more sensitive species decline) and that nature, even if it’s “just” crows, persists wherever we are.
Chasing the Light: The Cloud Cult Story by Mark Allister. I really have no idea what to say about the book, just because I love this band so much. And I knew that their music and shows have affected me deeply, but until I read this book, I had no idea how profoundly they’ve affected others. The transformative, healing power of music? This is it. You can actually listen to the entirety of my favorite album of theirs, Light Chasers on YouTube. If 16 songs is too much, please at least try “There’s So Much Energy in Us” and “Room Full of People in My Head”.
A Life in Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal by Hannah Hinchman. I picked this up at a used bookstore over the weekend and am well pleased that I did. It’s a delightful read about both using words and sketches in one’s journal, as tools to provide insight and aid observation. I jotted down a number of quotes from it and can see myself revisiting its exercises when I need journaling inspiration. If you read this book, make sure you do so in a format that allows you to see all the author’s drawings integrated with the text throughout.


*intent pose of intentness* -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: As Spring Rain (2nd ed) by Valentina Heart [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Becca, who won Heat Trap (Plumber’s Mate #3) by JL MerrowHeat Trap is being released today by Samhain Publishing.



Many thanks to Valentina Heart for donating an ebook copy of her freshly re-released kinky m/m romance, As Spring Rain (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win!

Gabriel is hell-bent on self-destruction. Every man he chooses is a man who will hurt him, and when he can’t find others to do it he turns to hurting himself. Whatever it takes to bury the wrenching, forbidden, but inescapable feelings tearing him apart.

But everyone has a breaking point, and when his twin brother Michael comes to pick up the pieces something will have to give before there aren’t any pieces left…

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About Valentina

Valentina Heart lives at different locations in Split, at the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Like the directions of her stories her life takes a new twist with every passing year and she welcomes every single one.

As an avid reader for many years, she had a habit of mixing fiction with reality, until she realized that she could simply breathe life to her characters and make them as real as they could get. From forever romantic to deeply troubled, they bring joy to their creator as well as frustration with their naughty behavior.

Kinky imagination aside, she enjoys music and movies just as much as reading, but give her summer all year round and she’ll be ready to free climb, swim, or stretch in all those mind stirring yoga positions.

You can find out more about Valentina at her website, on Goodreads, or on Facebook.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“I’m too crabby to fall asleep, dammit.” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 231st (The return of the return of Holding on to His Hat Guy [HotHHG])

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Holding on to His Hat Guy (HotHHG). Again.

The

rode through the

to join the other

behind

, where the

was having a very serious conversation with Blake: “But you’re

! Why can’t you just

?! Don’t you remember when

the night away, so blissfully lost in our

?”

I don’t think there’s going to be a HEA (happily every after) on this particular Misadventure – what do you think?


“I think that the naughty boys must be stopped!!!!!!” -Mayhem

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  • We’re having a burst of unseasonably warm weather, which we’ve much appreciated. I think it was about 70F warmer this past Tuesday than the previous one! Of course, there’s still a decent chance we’ll have more winter.
  • Art Materials in Uptown Minneapolis doesn’t mess around:

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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Very good urban fantasy about a Londoner whose act of compassion slips him from his world down between the cracks to the dark and dangerous world of London Below.
Unbound (Ex Libris #3) by Jim C Hines. Pretty good continuation of this contemporary fantasy series – at least this one didn’t end on a near-cliffie like the previous book.
The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right Size by Julia Cameron. The book’s basic concept is using writing as a sort of mindfulness meditation to help you discover productive and unproductive patterns in your life, diet, etc. While I found the chapter on Morning Pages to be quite useful, as well as some tidbits from other chapters, overall I kept getting hung up on two things. First, the author isn’t a therapist, doctor, dietician, etc, although she did provide common sense advice: be more aware of what and why you eat, eat healthy things, add exercise to your life. Second, many parts of the book seemed triggery, from the perspective of someone who went through (successful) eating disorder treatment 25 years ago. When I realized that, I skimmed the rest, then put the book away.


“Basking. Go away, please.” -Chaos and Mayhem

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