La Belle Laide

Aloha, my name is JulesKD and my real home is here. I use this just to follow people and things I think are nifty.

I am a single Mom by choice to a lovely boy born 5/16/13.

Also I'm a novelist in search of an agent, growing a pair refining my query letter.

Stuff I care about: Being art, through Kung Fu (choy lei fuht, broadsword and staff, light-contact sparring, trapping, and forms,) and through dance (Hula/Polynesian.) Human rights, equality, and the freedom of choice for all. Health and wellness, not only for me, but for everyone. I think you have to fight for those things and not just bitch about them. Science, animal rights, availability of information, sustainable living. Movies, music, art, and how best to have fun and adventures. Laughter, friends, joy. I root for the underdog.

Stuff I don't care about: what's fashionable, cooing at myself in the mirror, (I avoid the mirror as much as possible,) who's banging whom. I try my best to avoid toxic stuff like magazines.

Oh, and finally I'm a massage therapist and I love my job! So I could tell you a story, make you feel awesome, dance a Hula, or I could leg-sweep you and punch you in the face. YOU NEVER KNOW.

Ask me anything
I’m definitely Pro-Selfie. I think that anybody who’s Anti-Selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves ? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like ‘Thank You’.
I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you.
I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t google, you know ‘what does my friend look like today?’
For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world - I think that’s a great thing
— Ezra Koenig being the most adorable human being ever (via damnthosebands)

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Five Times Chris Evans Succeeded In Left Boob Grabbing And One Time He Didn’t

Tagged: chris evansmy one year old does the same thing

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I almost forgot Inception’s 4th anniversary. Have an Arthur!


I almost forgot Inception’s 4th anniversary. Have an Arthur!

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Dear literary agent who is a strong feminist and who is still active in fandoms:


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To someone who is totally unfamiliar with the original, this trailer does nothing to tell me wtf. People are mean! Lots of explosions! And a poor, two-headed lizard. :(

I’ll still watch the hell out of it though b/c Tom Hardy.

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by victoria siemer


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Dogs in the Saluki tag who aren’t Salukis

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this is trippy as fuck

Isn’t the elephant with butterfly ears the one by FractalDust on HitRECord??

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god bless sdcc

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The Ted Nugent Anthem To Child Rape That 'Family Values' Conservatives Should Be Ashamed Of (VIDEO) →

In the words of Republican hero Ted Nugent:

Well, I don’t care if you’re just 13
You look too good to be true
I just know that you’re probably clean
Theres one lil’ thing I got do to you

Jailbait you look so good to me
Jailbait wont you set me free
Jailbait you look fine fine fine
I know Ive got to have you in a matter of time

It’s quite alright, I asked your mama
Wait a minute, officer
Don’t put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her, and I’ll share her with you”

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The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel's First Page →



  • Over-explanation. This includes prologues. “Prologues are never needed. You can usually throw them in the garbage. They’re usually put on as a patch.”
  • Too much data. “You’re trying to seduce your reader, not burden them,” Friedman said.
  • Over-writing, or “trying too hard.” “We think the more description we add, the more vivid it will be; but we don’t want to be distracted from the story” we open the book for.
  • Beginning the novel with an interior monologue or reflection. Usually this is written as the thoughts of a character who is sitting alone, musing and thinking back on a story. Just start with the story.
  • Beginning the novel with a flashback. Friedman isn’t entirely anti-flashback, but the novel’s opening page is the wrong place for one.
  • Beginning a novel with the “waking up sequence” of a character waking, getting out of bed, putting on slippers, heading for the kitchen and coffee…a cliche
  • Related cliche: beginning the novel with an alarm clock or a ringing phone
  • Starting out with an “ordinary day’s routine” for the main character
  • Beginning with “crisis moments” that aren’t unique: “When the doctor said ‘malignant,’ my life changed forever…” or “The day my father left us I was seven years old…”
  • Don’t start with a dialogue that doesn’t have any context. Building characterization through dialogue is okay anywhere else but there.
  • Starting with backstory, or “going back, then going forward.”
  • Info dump. More formally called “exposition.”
  • Character dump, which is four or more characters on the first page.

This is like the Story Beginnings Bible.

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New Mad Max poster!

From George Miller:
“Well, we ask the question, ‘What is charisma?’ What is it that sets apart movie stars? Part of is it an internal tension, they’re extremely accessible and lovable and have an element of danger. I’m simplifying. And I must say Tom [Hardy] has that quality. It’s like watching a big wild animal, you don’t know what they’re going to do next. I think that paradox is one element of charisma. [Pause] I’ve been lucky to work with some wonderful actors.”

Tagged: tom hardymad maxthey airbrushed the hell out of himbut still