Lady DT
25 June 2014 @ 06:02 pm
I want to link to this tumblr that I have been reading for a few months now. It's a black feminst/womanist tumblr and I'm learning a lot from it. Like I had never heard of the term misogynoir but I have definitely seen it/experienced it. So I would like to share this all with you.

Gradient Lair
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Lady DT
01 October 2013 @ 01:13 am
 
Awhile ago I bought this book on antidepressants. The title is Coming of Age on Zoloft and it's by Katherine Sharpe. I started reading it again today because of what happened this morning and I think I really needed it. I empathize with a lot of it especially the parts where the interviewees are talking about a diagnosis being a label. I especially agree with the fact that it makes you feel like a part of group and the feeling that you aren't alone and that there are others out there who know how you feel. So if you've ever taken an antidepressant of any kind I really rec this book. I'm only about 100 pages in but it's really therapeutic to read.

When I woke up I went and took a bath and I started reading this book on interviews with author. It's one of the Paris Review books. I had thought I ordered the women's writers one but I didn't. But the interview I read was with P.G. Wodehouse who's name I vaguely recognized but I did recognize the character Jeeves at least from that AskJeeves search engine.

I've just finished reading another interview. This one. I've never read any of her stuff but I would very much like to now. I love reading interviews of any kind really but especially about other authors and with artists. I like getting into a person's mind and their thought processes.

I listened to Lorde's album streaming the other day and I've just thought to think of looking for it on Spotify. I knew it was coming out but I wasn't sure when exactly. I really like 400 Lux.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
16 August 2013 @ 10:24 pm
Okay I have some links for you guys!

Black Past is an online encyclopedia focusing on African Americans. I've been looking through it for about thirty minutes.

Black Facts has a lot of facts about Black people. I'm not completely sure if the focus in only on AA but I did see something about an African queen called Amina so I'm leaning against no.

African Studies page from the University of Pennsylvania. Links to the different countries of Africa and leads to more link on the country page.

Internet History Sourcebook for Africa Lots of links to the stuff on the various countries in Africa with different sections for different era. The site in general is pretty good.

Africana Archive for Freedmen which has a lot of information about freedpersons and slaves and different things. I need to keep this in mind when I start doing my own family tree.

And these links are for free ebooks and what not.

20 Best Websites for Free Ebooks Part I

20 Best Websites for Free Ebooks Part II
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Lady DT
25 July 2013 @ 07:29 am
I know duotrope is probably the best bet but I don't get my check until a week from now, so I've been going for alternatives. These markets focus on short fiction as that's what I'm best at right now. So here are some links for you.

Poets and Writers Market for Literary Magazines

Everyday Fiction's List

Absolute Write's List

That's it for the moment, but I'm still looking.
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Lady DT
22 July 2013 @ 12:12 am
Hey ya. I found some links. The first two I found while I was looking up superhero fiction.

Superhero Nation has a LOT of articles about writing superhero fiction.

Science Fiction Encyclopedia The title says everything no?

These I found after typed encyclopedia into google. You guys I love encyclopedia and dictionaries and all things of that nature.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Greek Myths

That's all I have at the moment!

ETA: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lusimeles two more:

Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Theoi Greek myths
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Lady DT
19 July 2013 @ 11:16 pm
 
I was going to link a lot of different sites, but I thought it would be easier to just link to the site where I originally found these encyclopedias.

Short List of Online Encyclopedias
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Lady DT
19 June 2013 @ 05:52 pm
 
Hello guys!

I've been feeling better. My stomach pain has eased up. I've been sleeping all day because the pain kept me up last night and I was having trouble breathing, but everything seems to be fine for the moment. I just had a cup of orange juice and I don't feel as sluggish as I did just an hour ago.

I was reading some of the blogs on my Wordpress account yesterday and I saw one questioning whether superheroes are the new gods. I don't have an particular thoughts on that per se, but I noticed that on the article comments there were a lot of men complaining about the author's thoughts on sexism in the genre.

I noticed that some men seem to have a knee jerk reaction to claims of sexism. I thought the author had a point, you know? But a lot of the commenters we're missing that.

Anyway I just read this article on women in science fiction. Now you guys know I love a good romance novel. Why is it that that romance is seen as inherently bad thing?

Idk. I'm still smarting from my niece dissing my choice of reading. She told me I read nasty books. LMAO really? I have to wonder who taught her that.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
14 September 2012 @ 11:00 am
So last night I started googling around for stuff for my new projects and you guys I found some really good links.


Regency

Jane Austen's World This blog had tons of links and different sections. I am really thankful that I found this site. I haven't clicked on all the links yet, but I certainly will be haha.

Victorian England

Dictionary of Victorian London. I found this one by looking at the external links on the Victorian England wiki page. The site has more sections, but I haven't really checked them out yet.

Victorian Web. Also found the link to this at the bottom of the Wiki page. I really like this site and its layout.

1960s America

1960s American Culture I've been to this site before researching the 20s. It's a really good site and has sections on the previous century.

I'm also looking at books to buy because I'm a book type of person okay! Webpages might go down, plus I like being able to read the information in my bath. Shut up, that's how I get the majority of my reading done.
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Lady DT
08 May 2012 @ 04:24 pm
Hey guys remember me saying how I was collecting names for possible characters? I've found some really good websites for Medieval names. So I'm going to link them for posterity.

First up is S-Gabriel I found this by accident and I've been going back to it ever since. It has a lot of Medieval names for different regions like France, Spain, England and so on. It also have surnames which is really helpful for me.

Second is 20,000-names and they have tons of Given names for European names and Asian names and even African names. They also have a section for thing like flower names and butterfly names, but I haven't really looked into that section yet.

Third is Behind the Name and it has a LOT of names and their meaning and you can search by nationality!

Fourth is Medieval names for your dog XD is a site that links to other sites with Medieval names that you can use for your character or your pet, whichever. But I use it for names!

That's all that I've found so far, but the sites are really helpful!
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Lady DT
03 April 2012 @ 08:17 pm
I'm always looking for tips to improve my writing. I just always think I can better and for this reason, I also buy a lot of books on writing.

Here are some writing tips by famous writers such as Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, and so on.

1. Kurt Vonnegut's Tips on Writing

2.Henry Miller's Commandments

3. Tips on Writing from Steinbeck

4. 30 Techniques from Jack Kerouac

In about thirty minutes I'm going to go for my bath. I'm gonna relax with my book and some wine. Perfect way to end an evening right?
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