Peter Dinklage – Fail Better/Light Up The Night

Peter Dinklage – Fail Better/Light Up The Night

The very cool JR Handley, shared this on Facebook the other day.

Little did he know, just how much of a pick-me-up I needed.

I have been really struggling with writing lately, with it feeling more like a chore, than a pleasure.  My fear of failure has basically brought my book to a complete standstill.  I haven’t touched it for a while, contrary to the impression that I may have given.

Leave it to none other than the amazing Peter Dinklage to remind me that success can only come when you are willing to try and risk failing.

And if you fail?  Then next time, FAIL BETTER.

This video is part of a commencement speech that he gave in 2012 at Bennington College, his alma mater.

Thanks Peter, and thanks JR.   🙂

 

 

The YouTube video below is his speech in its entirety.  It’s worth checking out.

 

 

 

I am again flattered to be a nominee for another award.  Sonia, of Doing the Write Thing nominated me for The Really Neat Blog award.  I definitely recommend checking out her stories, as well as the other awesome nominees!

 

Thanks for popping by everyone, and have a totally awesome weekend!!

 

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You know, sometimes you just need a reason to smile…..

You know, sometimes you just need a reason to smile…..

Happy Friday and to my fellow Canadians, HAPPY CANADA DAY WEEKEND!!

Again, I am sharing a Facebook post shared by a friend.  It’s one of those “awwwesome” moments.  This dad is just COOL!!  Article courtesy of  www.thekakapo.com.

Have a great day everyone!!

Hilarious Dad and His Baby Girl

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image courtesy of the article

 

 

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Rolling a Natural 20: The Women Behind Dungeons & Dragons

Rolling a Natural 20:  The Women Behind Dungeons & Dragons

My friend Dave shared an article yesterday, about the history of D & D and the influential women who helped shape this cornerstone of geekdom.  I was a D & D gamer, as well as other RPGs such as Shadowrun and LARPs like Vampire: The Masquerade

Written by Cecilia D’Anastasio for Kotaku.com, it talks about the early days of D & D, when the idea of women creating and developing RPGs clashed with the “boys only” culture of the time.

I was into this part of the geek culture at a time when “girls just didn’t game” (yeah, whatever).  There is so much in this article that I could relate to, and honestly, I never knew the history of the women who worked so hard to make their mark.

Take a read.

Dungeons and Dragons Wouldn’t Be What It Is Today Without These Women

 

How much of a gamer was/am I?

-My husband proposed during a session, using props to hide the ring.

-My oldest and I just joined a D & D 5th edition group at one of local geek-themed restaurants.

-I am the proud owner of this necklace.

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I may be shy when it comes to many types of gaming, but this is one that I have always enjoyed, even if I am a bit rusty now.   🙂

 

I hope that you enjoy the article.  As always, share your thoughts below, or on Twitter @tina_mcfarlane or my Facebook page.

 

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