Also, yikes: “You know, if my daughter were to get hit like that from another man, I’d have a serious problem with it.” (Emphasis mine.)
a haiku for fictional ladies:
sorry your story
was left in such clumsy hands
i will avenge you
dELiA*s catalog, 1999
I will never not reblog 90s Delia’s catalogs, which were my everything for a while.
do vampires just use their teeth to make a puncture wound and then suck, or are their fangs like a straw
i havent slept in three daysI have wondered this too.saraclemensplz to weigh in thnx.
They mostly puncture then suck/lick (as vampire bats do), but there are as many iterations of fangs and feeding techniques as there are people writing vampire stories, so there are definitely some vampires that use them like straws. These may be inspired by the hollow fangs of venomous snakes, though of course the snakes use their fangs to inject poison, not withdraw fluid. Sidenote: Do non-venomous snakes have hollow fangs? (interpretivescreaming?)
Here’s a thing I, a huge dork of a vampire aficionado with a whole thesis about them under her belt, have always ruminated over—why the heck do so many vamps go for the carotid? The way I understand it, cutting the carotid is a surefire way to create a scary, messy fountain of blood. I can see how a layman would think it’s a way to quickly drain a body of all its blood and thus keep feeding time to a minimum, but shotgunning a beer is a way to quickly drain a can of all its beer and thus keep drinking time to a minimum, and my god, would you really do it with eight pints?
Plus, it makes sense that you’d not want your victims to bleed out. Nibble on the heartier yet still sexy trapezius muscle and do one pint at a time, then patch them up and do it again in a few days. Keep a few humans on hand to get your fill during a meal and always have some fresh ones in rotation. Change up their diet to play with flavor and aroma. Write a New York Times-bestselling book detailing your methods for other vamps. Call it In the Kitchen with Vlad: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes. Become a three-star celebrity vampire chef and open up a successful chain of nocturnal restaurants. Retire to a villa in the Carpathians.
hall of fame
In case anyone wanted some new games writers to follow, someone was kind enough to make this handy-dandy guide!
Do any of them have Tumblrs?
SO MANY AWESOME PEOPLE HERE <3
embedwith Games by caraellison is some of the greatest games writing I’ve ever read, and I follow Samantha Allen at unpitchable too, though she doesn’t do writing on games anymore. She writes lots of other great stuff, though.
When something as comfortingly frivolous as painting our nails becomes a reminder that we’re all just one unlucky Tinder right-swipe away from the emergency room, what psychic space do we even have left for fun?