So About That T-Shirt

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You know how it goes. You think you’ve got a MASSIVE BRAIN with THOUSANDS OF NEURONS and you’re going to IMPRESS EVERYONE with your AWESOME BLOG POST and your BRAIN POWAH! Nada. Giant brains are meh and so 1890s…and this makes me die a little. Well, a lot but so it goes.

I posted a selfie (this was a feat in and of itself, as I suck at taking selfies and almost always get an elbow all twisted or squinchy face) and got lots of compliments on earrings, T-shirt, and smile. Yes, I have teeth and shockingly–not pointy! Hair is non-existent as I have a bad hair day at least six times a week. It’s a sentient being that has a mind of its own–at least it’s not vampiric. Because vampiric hair would be very messy. GAH. Have vampires on the brain again. Must stop now while I’m a head. *You may groan now.*

Here it is:

Bad Hair New Glasses

To give credit where credit is due<---muy importante---the T-shirt is from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, of which I am a PROUD supporter. Spotted the awesome T on Twitter (I believe it was a photo opp with the illustrious Neil Gaiman) and was pointed to the store. Ergo? One of these is now in my possession. I wore it to the grocery store and people smiled back at me. Kind of freaked me out. See also: Things You Should Know About Introverts numbers 2, 5, and 8. That day, anyway.


The enamel earrings I made from a shaggy chainmaille kit by Unkamen Supplies. (They also have an Etsy store). Chainmaille, as it turns out, is the one type of jewelry making that my feline overlords will not mess with and it’s fairly therapeutic in a non-habit forming way. Well, provided I can bend the loops right anyway. They F-bomb with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. Bastards.

That’s it for today’s edition of Life in the Writer’s Lanes, otherwise known as Mundania. Peace out.

    Mood: Caffeine… CAFFEINE…
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Caffeine… I needs it. I wants it. My presshusssss…
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: There were stairs. I did them.
    In My Ears: That shocked sound you make when you realize you left the air conditioning on all night.
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur. Hot on the heels of these crazy-ass beasty looking things with crystals coming out of their backs.
    Book Last Read: Re-reading His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman
    Movie Last Viewed: Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Latest Artistic Project: Been touching up things around the house. Does that count? And technically, you’re looking at it. No not the post, the earrings I mean.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, short stories, and novels.

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Looking for Monica’s books and games that are still in print? Visit Monica Valentinelli on Amazon’s Author Central or a bookstore and game store near you.

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