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Deborah Markus

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Born
in Los Angeles, The United States
May 15, 1968

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The Oatmeal just posted a great comic about being "paid" for one's work by being given "exposure":

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Boy, talk about a trip down Memory Lane. That part of Memory Lane that curves into a sketchy neighborhood, so you walk a little more quickly and hold your purse a little more tightly until you see a safer street ahead.

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“Yet I have reflected on the fact that for most of use, there is a hard, impassable barrier between the most imaginatively detailed depravity and its real-life execution. It's the same solid steel wall that inserts itself between a kinife and my wrist even when I'm at my most disconsolate. So how was Kevin able to raise that crossbow, point it at Laura's breastbone, and then really, actually, in time and space, squeeze the release? I can only assume that he discovered what I never wish to. That there is no barrier. That like my trips abroad or this ludicrous scheme of bike locks and invitations on school stationaery, the very squeezing of that release can be broken down into a series of simple constituent parts. It may be no more miraculous to pull the trigger of a bow or a gun than it is to reach for a glass of water. I fear that crossing into the "unthinkable" turns out to be no more athletic than stepping across the threshold of an ordinary room; and that, if you will, is the trick. ...more Lionel Shriver
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“Because let's talk about power. In the domestic polity, myth dictates that parents are endowed with a disproportionate amount of it. I'm not so sure. Children? They can break our hearts, for a start. They can shame us, they can bankrupt us, and I can personally attest that they can make us wish we were never born. What can we do? Keep them from going to the movies. But how? With what do we back up our prohibitions if the kid heads belligerently for the door? The crude truth is that parents are like governments: We maintain our authority through the threat, overt or implicit, of physical force.”
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I'm still here, still reading. Just where my "spare time" used to be filled with books, it is now mostly filled with sleep XD
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“It was not a question of Philip's having "lost hold." He had never grasped hold. Something had not happened that should have happened: a teacher, or someone, should have said: This one, Philip Fowler, he must be a craftsman, do something small, and delicate and intricate; we must get him trained for that. Look how perfectly he does things! He can't fold a shirt or arrange some chips and a piece of fish on a plate without making a picture of it.

It had not happened.”
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Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* Hi Deb! Miss chatting with you. How's things?


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Figgy Merry Christmas, Deb! I hope you're having a great one!




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Deborah Markus Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ wrote: "Miss you lady! Hope you're doing well!"

Thanks so much, Jess! Thinking of you, too!

I miss hanging out here, but sometimes the bad guys win.


Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ Miss you lady! Hope you're doing well!


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Deborah Markus TL wrote: "Deborah wrote: "TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!"

To cheer you up while reading that book;-)"


Thanks, I'll need it! Reasonably close to the end now, and yet so very very far...


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TL Deborah wrote: "TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!"


To cheer you up while reading that book;-)


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Deborah Markus TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!


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TL



Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* To THAT I snort-chuckle!! (by the way when you hit the "reply" button to my comment it doesn't actually notify me, the only reason I noticed this is because I am a stalker)

My favourite is the "to the pain" sequence.... but I do love the "mostly dead" scene too!


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Deborah Markus Karly *The Vampire Ninja* wrote: "LOL, I'm gathering that was a joke (the kicking out part)

My love for The Princess Bride is probably just a smidge obsessive."


Hey, nothing obsessive about adoring one of the greatest movies ever made.

I was indeed joking about that last bit, but fer reals I was pretty surprised that I had to explain the reference, since he's seen the movie even more times than I have. (I wanted to throw that anecdote in so you'd know I didn't just Google the answer to your question.)

This'll make you happy -- a few years ago, I was reading an article in the L.A. Times about tips for conserving power around the house. The writer said that maybe you think if an appliance is turned off, it's dead, power-wise. But if it's still plugged in -- well, then it's only mostly dead.

I believe this was in the Business section. Made my day.


Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* LOL, I'm gathering that was a joke (the kicking out part)

My love for The Princess Bride is probably just a smidge obsessive.


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Deborah Markus Diane wrote: "I'm not sure how it ended up on my phone in my iBooks, but at least it was free."

Oh, yeah -- it's free on Amazon! Okay, I'll add it to the pile!


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Diane Deborah wrote: "Diane wrote: "I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin w..."

I'm not sure how it ended up on my phone in my iBooks, but at least it was free.


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Deborah Markus Diane wrote: "I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin who cannot say the word "sex." Yes, really. She feels evil because she is wearing a sexy nightie...alone...that she bought herself...at Walmart."

(snicker) Okay, I'll look for it at my library!


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Diane I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin who cannot say the word "sex." Yes, really. She feels evil because she is wearing a sexy nightie...alone...that she bought herself...at Walmart.


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Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Hahaha!! ;) I will definitely not read it. I have way too many other books I want to read, so for now I'll just enjoy your updates. :)"

Excellent plan!


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Anne Deborah wrote: "Anne wrote: "Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)"

For the ..."


Hahaha!! ;) I will definitely not read it. I have way too many other books I want to read, so for now I'll just enjoy your updates. :)


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Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)"

For the love of your sweet sanity, do NOT read this book. My updates are enough information for any reasonable person, and probably plenty of unreasonable ones while we're at it.


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Anne Deborah wrote: "Anne wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)"

Hey, thanks, Anne! I love y..."


Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)


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Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)"

Hey, thanks, Anne! I love your profile post -- reading it made me excited to get back to my Regency research, though I am enjoying this stint in Dickinson-land!


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Anne Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)


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Deborah Markus Nenia wrote: "Wait, you're an author now? HOW DID I MISS THIS?!"

How indeed, missy! :D

Yeah, I went ahead and took the plunge. Feels kind of goofy, especially since I'm not blogging as much as I'd planned to -- but I'm hoping to rectify that soon!


Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell Wait, you're an author now? HOW DID I MISS THIS?!


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "So I'm putting this here, for the crap days AND the good ones. I defy you not to smile! Defy, defy, defy! :)

http://youtu.be/HK0l2tqFDvM"


(snicker) It's amazing that they managed to find hedgehogs doing all the things they happened to be singing about! What a coinky-dink!


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Deborah Markus Alicia ǂLibraries, Action Cats, and Space Invadersǂ wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend invite, Deborah! I can't wait to discuss books with you. :)"

Aw, thanks, Alicia! I spend way too much time here, so we will definitely do some book chatting!


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Alicia O'Carrick Thanks so much for the friend invite, Deborah! I can't wait to discuss books with you. :)


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "Brace yourself, Imma hug you!


Also, fun size and king sized hedgies! *attempts to not squee*
"


AW! HOW THE HECK DID I MISS THESE???


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "I found some offerings. :)

Lookit! How cute!!!


This is for when you need a giggle or three.
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SO DARNED CUTE! Thank you, Loki! You always know what I'll love to see!


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Deborah Markus Summer {is puntastic} wrote: "Hi Deborah! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I've been seeing you all over my feed lately and decided to stop being a lurker, LOL. Hope we have many great book discussions/rants!"

Aw, thanks, Summer! I feel so famous now! Thank you so much for the friendvite, and I promise to do my best to keep you happy in the ranting department! (modestly) I'm told I have some talent there...


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Summer Hi Deborah! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I've been seeing you all over my feed lately and decided to stop being a lurker, LOL. Hope we have many great book discussions/rants!


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Deborah Markus KatieMc wrote: ""

Aw, thanks! You, too, Katie!


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Deborah Markus Emma Sea wrote: "Happy Christmas, Deborah. May your writing flourish in 2015.

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Hey, thanks, Emma! You, too!


Emma Sea Happy Christmas, Deborah. May your writing flourish in 2015.




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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "Thought you'd appreciate:
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AAAAAWWWW SO CUTE LOOKIT THE SANTA LIZARD!!!

OH MY COW HE EVEN HAS A LITTLE STRIPY SCARF!!!

(swoons)


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Deborah Markus Martyn wrote: "Hello Deborah! Thanks for adding! :)"

Hey, Martyn! Thanks for the friendvite!


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Martyn Stanley Hello Deborah! Thanks for adding! :)


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "At JoAnn's fabrics and craft store. I bought two rolls. LoL"

Oooooohhh...We have a JoAnn's near us, but I haven't been in years because I finally figured out I don't actually know how to make anything. Plus the people are really nice there but the store always looks like a demilitarized zone. But...if there are hedgehogs...


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "While out shopping today, I found the perfect Christmas ribbon for you!
"


Aw, MAN! That's so beyond awesome! Where'd you find it?


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Deborah Markus The Shutterbug wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. I saw your Twilight updates through a friend and found them entertaining :). You pretty much sum up my thoughts on that series."

Thanks, Shutterbug!


Vicky Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request. I saw your Twilight updates through a friend and found them entertaining :). You pretty much sum up my thoughts on that series.


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Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "A pocket sized cute for when bad days come knocking.
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AAWWW! Thanks, Loki! Lookit the little sleeping-pig face!


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Deborah Markus Aisyah ❣ฅ(⌯▾ ˑ̫ ▾⌯͒)ฅ wrote: "

Thanks for accepting my FR! :D"


Thanks for asking! Really made my day! And thanks for the awesome gif!


Aisyah  (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

Thanks for accepting my FR! :D


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Deborah Markus cEe beE wrote: "Thank you for accepting to be my new GR friend!"

Thanks so much for the ask!


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cEe beE Thank you for accepting to be my new GR friend!


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Deborah Markus TL wrote: ""

AW!!!

Thank you so much!


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