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Andy Brokaw
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It's too hot to go out playing Go, so I'm messing around indoors instead. New Shaymin-inspired avatar created at http://www.rinmarugames.com/playgame.php?game_link=pokemon-cosplayer-dress-up-game
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+Eric Brokaw​ tells me my Style Savvy avatar is just me before I started dying my hair wild colors. But that's not true. She's also about fifty pounds lighter than me and is apparently not allergic to the sun.
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Yeah! I bought Fashion Forward on Aussie 3ds (and bought a 3ds just to play it on) because I didn't think they were localizing it to the US. Now I can buy the US version and see "colour" spelled correctly 😃
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+Daniel Swensen wrote a blog post that was particularly relevant to me. And he did it in a week I was supposed to write for +The Scriptors but got confused about which week was mine and didn't produce anything before heading off on my minibreak. So I'd like to thank him for a.) stepping in for me and b.) writing something I needed to read.

Notes for self:
- restart meditation practice
- start writing next week's Scriptors blog post 
In April of 2016, I started a meditation practice. I took up meditation to help manage my anxiety and depression, which had spun out of control despite medication and exercise. As if by cosmic sere…
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i think a lot of our posts lately have been pretty timely.
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Out for a pokewalk across Penn State University with Kiddo and his cousins. <3
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Spending my day sitting in a waiting room and listening to Simon and Garfunkel in the off hope of rescuing my sanity.
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You'd better hurry up and order one! Our limited supply is very nearly gone!
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In a Sting kind of mood...
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Apparently they have charmanders in Portland.
 
The Unipiper Dresses as Charmander and Rides a Poké Ball While Playing His Flaming Bagpipes
Brian Kidd (a.k.a. “The Unipiper”) recently dressed as the starter Pokémon, Charmander, and rode on top of a giant poké ball at a PokéStop in Portland, Oregon while playing his flaming …
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I miss Portland so much.
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And now I guess my Style Savvy avatar is me after I started dying my hair wild colors. :)
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+Brad Ackerman​ let me know about this place, so now I want to go to China. :)
10 million people call China's largest northern city home. Harbin may be relatively unknown outside of China, but with attractions like an ice kingdom bathed in LED lighting, Neo-Byzantine design, and the country’s oldest brewery, the city offers a glimpse into China’s distinct northern heritage.
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Celebrating National Dog Day with my fur-niece. She's such a sweetheart!
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+Jennifer Linsky​ She is! And very well-behaved and quiet. She is, IMO, a perfect dog. :)
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The Hero's Journey can, of course, star a female lead. That's not what the Heroine's Journey is about. The second is about a more "feminine" plot arc than one sees in the first. If I were to develop the journeys anew, I think that I would use the words Physical and Spiritual rather than invoking gender. (Or perhaps Tangible and Intangible?)

Both Journeys can, and should, involve both action and emotion. But is the focus on battling the Empire or coming to personal terms with the Force?


H/t to +Troy Campbell​ for pointing me to this article.
The Hero's Journey has become widely popular. Unfortunately, the original was clearly intended for men and not women. In response, some feminists have created their own, female-centered version. Lucky for us storytellers, both can be ...
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This just took me in a while new direction. And I like it. 
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Rumors of Legendary Entertainments' interest in a live-action Pokémon movie have proven to be true. The studio has struck a deal with The Pokémon...
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Education
  • London Central High School
    1993 - 1995
  • Bahrain School
    1991 - 1993
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Andrea Brokaw, Lady Hedgehog, Andrea Collins, Andrea Marie Brokaw
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YA Writer, Winter Spirit, Board Game Geek, and Harmlessly Crazy Person...
Introduction
Andrea Brokaw is the author of the Austen-inspired YA novel Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks and the YA paranormal romances I'd Rather Not Be Dead and Of Fur and Ice. She's also a dreamer, a skier, a curler, an NFL fan, and a homeschooling mom. As a Navy brat and then a Navy wife, she's lived on three continents, in four countries, in seven states, and in thirteen towns. (Or something like that. She loses count.) She has two cats and a thirteen-year-old boy.  Andy has a collection of acronyms, including GAD, ADHD, and PMLE. That basically means that she's clinically diagnosed with worrying too much, not paying attention to things, and not being able to play in the sun. In addition to writing novels for publication, Andy posts short fiction on Andy's Stories and writes web-serials under the name Aurora Talisan. (Her current story, Washed Up, starts here.) Andy's interest-based circles are listed in this post. Please visit and leave a comment if you want in a particular circle, or Andy may never notice you to circle you. (She's ADHD, remember? She doesn't notice a lot of stuff.) If she's the one who circled you and you have no idea why, hopefully the post will help make that more clear.
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Ellensburg, WA - Dunoon, Scotland - Atlanta, GA - Westminster, MD - Mount Vernon, WA - Pensacola, FL - Columbia, SC - Augusta, GA - London, England - Sardinia, Italy - Manama, Bahrain - Spruce Pine, NC - Martinsburg, WV
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Nice image, shame about the marketing
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