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brewsternorth ([personal profile] brewsternorth) wrote in [community profile] dailyprompt2017-10-16 11:11 pm
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Prompt for 2017-10-16

Today's prompt is "from the east and from the west".
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archersangel ([personal profile] archersangel) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-15 09:02 pm

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot


This is one of those books that I went back-and-forth on even put to the list of books to rent from booklender.com, much less actually putting it in my "impending" books list at the site. I kind of regret it.

It feels like it's two different books. One is about a former teen pop star that got dropped from her label after wanting to sing her own, more serous, songs instead of the "bubblegum pop" stuff they wanted. Then her mom ran off to Argentina with her manager and all of her money. Followed by her finding her fiancee (in a boy band at the same label) cheating with the latest (20-something) pop sensation. Because she has no money she has to move in with her ex's brother (who's the black sheep of the family) & take a job as an assistant director at a college dorm.

The other is a murder mystery of the "cozy" kind. I prefer cozy mysteries (where they don't go into gory detail & are light on sex & violence) but this one was kind of "fluffy" except for a knock-down-drag-out fight at the end.
Also at times if felt like it was trying to be a third book about how being a size 12 is not fat & is the size of the average American woman, you know. And if you don't know, you should.

Over all I had a hard time getting though it & would've quit it, but I wanted to see who did it & why. Seriously doubt I will be reading the others in the series.
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brewsternorth ([personal profile] brewsternorth) wrote in [community profile] dailyprompt2017-10-15 11:52 am
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Prompt for 2017-10-15

Today's prompt is "ready to leave".
Dinosaur Comics! ([syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed) wrote2017-10-13 12:00 am

gassy dave had a good run, considering

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marycatelli ([personal profile] marycatelli) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-12 12:12 am

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 3

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 3 by Rei Tōma

Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones. . . .

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Writer Beware®: The Blog ([syndicated profile] writerbeware_feed) wrote2017-10-11 04:10 pm

Scam Alert: Fraudsters Targeting Freelancers With Fake Job Offers

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Fraudsters are reportedly conducting a phishing scheme aimed at freelance writers.

Individuals using the names of editors and senior management for The Atlantic magazine have sent out numerous fake job and interview offers, using multiple email addresses and made-up domain names. The goal is to obtain personal information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and other sensitive data. More than 50 writers have reported being targeted by the scheme.

From a memo sent to The Atlantic staff by General Counsel for Atlantic Media:
The perpetrators have gone so far as to conduct job interviews by phone and gchat; to require signature on employment agreements, direct deposit, and tax forms; and to mail fake checks to individuals (in the hope that these “advances” would be cashed, thereby providing the perpetrators with bank account information and/or credit card information). To date, we’ve been contacted by more than 50 would-be victims, and the names of at least six of our top editorial leaders have been used.

Unfortunately, scams like this one are very common in today’s landscape. We are actively working with law enforcement and are directing any intended victims to do the same. We are also making information available about the scam on our websites and in the magazine.

If you discover that you or any of our colleagues are being impersonated, please provide details to FraudAlert@AtlanticMedia.com, which will route the information to the IT department. Likewise, if you receive any inquiries from potential victims asking you to confirm the veracity of an email purporting to have come from The Atlantic, forward those inquiries to FraudAlert@AtlanticMedia.com. IT will connect with any would-be victims to advise them of the scam and to refer them to law enforcement.
Be careful out there!
Dinosaur Comics! ([syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed) wrote2017-10-11 12:00 am

the more i think about chocolate hair the more i can't ever stop thinking about chocolate hair

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