Sorry For Being Ridiculous

So ready to leave for Vegas. 

Except I’m only half packed, but mentally, I’m totally ready.


Thanks to all of you wonderful writers, A Prompt A Day has reached 1000 followers! To celebrate, it’s time for a giveaway!


Winner will receive:

  • A copy of Wreck This Journal, in the color of their choice.
  • A book of fairy tales or mythology from a culture of their choice
  • A copy of The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, which is well over 1000 pages. (If you would rather have a book of poetry, or another type of anthology collection, that can be arranged).
  • A copy of The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes. This is one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing, and the bonus prize for reaching 1000 followers by September 1st. If you already have the book, or if you want another comic or book, that can be arranged.


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  • The giveaway will only take place if this post gets 300 notes or more.

I think that’s everything! Thank you all, and good luck!


Did you know that we’ve been in the middle of a Loch Ness Monster sighting drought? Last year marked the first time in almost 90 years that Nessie hadn’t been spotted for an entire year. In fact, there hadn’t been any ‘confirmed sightings’ of the elusive cryptid for 18 months, leading some veteran spotters to voice concern that perhaps the famous monster had finally given up the ghost.

But wait! Something awesome just happened: Two different people, both using Apple Maps, captured screenshots of something measuring approximately 100ft long, with what appear to be two large flippers, powering along just under the surface of the loch. Experts from the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club have been studying the images and Gary Campbell, club president, reports that they’ve been steadily ruling out alternative explanations, leaving it increasingly likely that these images are brand new ‘confirmed sightings’:

‘We’ve been looking at it for a long time trying to work out exactly what it is. It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. You can see some boats moored at the shore, but there isn’t one here. We’ve shown it to boat experts and they don’t know what it is. Whatever this is, it is under the water and heading south, so unless there have been secret submarine trials going on in the loch, the size of the object would make it likely to be Nessie.’

‘Now that we have spies in the skies above Loch Ness, maybe we will get more sightings which will whet the appetite of more down to earth Nessie hunters to come north. Furthermore, the use of satellite technology means that if Nessie is just swimming below the surface like in this case, we can still pick her up.’

Visit for additional information about this exiting development and the history of Nessie hunting.

[via Geekosystem and]

Still my favorite Halloween photo of myself. I’m dressed as Indiana Jones, just grabbing snacks and drinks for adventuring, and the bff is snapping pics from outside paparazzi style. View Larger

Still my favorite Halloween photo of myself. I’m dressed as Indiana Jones, just grabbing snacks and drinks for adventuring, and the bff is snapping pics from outside paparazzi style.