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If you want freelance writing work done, go to my website. I do SEO writing, ghost blogging, proof reading and script work. My best subjects are pets and animals, including horses, writing advice, fitness and travel. I will also rewrite your own material and improve the written content on your website. Copy editing and proofreading services are also available. Rates are on my G+ page (Jennifer R. Povey Writer)

If you want to read cool fiction, go to my website. Some of it is even free.

In politics, I consider myself an independent. I am in favor of marriage equality, feel government should stay out of our bedrooms and our doctor's offices, and believe welfare should be a safety net not a fish handout. I do not identify as either a liberal or conservative.

I am British by birth and American by choice.

I ride horses. I occasionally hug trees. I think science is cool and technology can solve our problems.

I read voraciously, but mostly science fiction and fantasy. I role play, but I do not roll play.

I believe in humanity and I believe in the divine. However, I am *not* a Christian. I am a Druid and Asetru, so my theological arguments may seem odd to some of you. I believe in moving forward as a civilization to a new equilibrium with the world and the universe, not backwards to the 'good old days'.

I dislike racism, sexism and homophobia, but I value differing opinions. I dislike arguments but love debates. I place a high value on respectful disagreement but will cheerfully block trolls and assholes. I have strong opinions and I voice them freely.

Note: I post GLBT oriented material regularly (but I do not post pornographic material). Some of the links I post may be to horror fiction, in some cases fairly extreme. Not everything I post would be considered suitable by all parents. You have been warned.

My blocking policy:
Post low quality pornography - blocked.
Post child pornography - blocked and reported.
Make personal attacks against me - blocked.
Direct message me to sell a product unless it is through an opt-in circle - blocked.
Direct message me with material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic or hateful in any way - blocked and possibly reported depending on how I'm feeling that day.
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Multiple short story credits. First novel fall 2013.
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What is a blue hen?
A "blue hen" is a racing term for a mare that consistently produces high quality foals, often regardless of the stallion she is bred to. Blue hens are often considered more valuable than a good stallion, because of the high level of consistency in their off...
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What are side reins?
Side reins are fixed reins that run from the bit to the front of a saddle or to a strap around the horse (surcingle). They're used when lunging horses to teach a horse to give to the bit. Unfortunately, side reins don't have the feedback a rider does - and ...
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Balticon
For those wondering: Yes I am going to Balticon. No, I don't have my final schedule. I hope the one on the website right now is it. However: I will have a limited number of print copies of Transpecial available. I will also be, once more, giving away coupon...
For those wondering: Yes I am going to Balticon. No, I don't have my final schedule. I hope the one on the website right now is it. However: I will have a limited number of print copies of Transpecial available. I will also be, once more, giving away coupons for a free copy of The Silent Years: ...
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What about horse flies?
Yeah. Horses attract biting flies - which can cause all kinds of problems for their riders. Horse flies and deer flies are between 3/4 and 1 1/4 inches long. Horse flies seldom bite humans, but may accidentally bite riders (they can't always tell where one ...
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They're probably a different species of biting fly to the ones we have here.
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Cold As A Fish?
Oops. The opah would like to differ on being cold. This deep water fish has now been discovered to be an endotherm - just like us. It's not as much of an endotherm, but it does manage to regulate its body temperature to about 5C warmer than the surrounding ...
Oops. The opah would like to differ on being cold. This deep water fish has now been discovered to be an endotherm - just like us. It's not as much of an endotherm, but it does manage to regulate its body temperature to about 5C warmer than the surrounding water - even when at depth.
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Commitment
I was out riding last night. Specifically, I was riding a Quarter Horse gelding with a bit of an attitude. One of the ways he sometimes expresses his attitude is by stopping before a jump and seeing if he can get you to "go ahead without him." This can resu...
I was out riding last night. Specifically, I was riding a Quarter Horse gelding with a bit of an attitude. One of the ways he sometimes expresses his attitude is by stopping before a jump and seeing if he can get you to "go ahead without him." This can result in an unpleasant fall.
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Do we ever muzzle a horse?
Yes. There are definitely occasions when you want to muzzle a horse. Here they are: 1. If dealing with a chronic biter. Some horses will take a chunk out of anyone who goes near them and don't seem to want to train out of it - in that case you might put a m...
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Well, okay...
Last post before Balticon. Next post will probably be on Tuesday. Here is my schedule, which is subject to change until, you know, I get there and get my table tent: Friday 10:00pm - Being Out in Fandom Saturday 11am - Writing Diverse Characters Saturday 2p...
Last post before Balticon. Next post will probably be on Tuesday. Here is my schedule, which is subject to change until, you know, I get there and get my table tent: Friday 10:00pm - Being Out in Fandom Saturday 11am - Writing Diverse Characters Saturday 2pm - Targeting Submissions ...
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Do horses get epilepsy?
Yup. It's pretty rare, but equine epilepsy definitely exists - and a 1000 pound animal having seizures is dangerous to everyone. Epilepsy can be caused by brain tumors or infections and some parasites. It can be managed in horses with modern medicine and so...
Yup. It's pretty rare, but equine epilepsy definitely exists - and a 1000 pound animal having seizures is dangerous to everyone. Epilepsy can be caused by brain tumors or infections and some parasites. It can be managed in ho...
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Hey Makers!
Up for a serious challenge? NASA and America Makes are hosting a contest to build a 3D printed habitat for use on Mars. 3D printing could allow a habitat to be constructed ahead of the arrival of astronauts from native materials - so obviously it's the way ...
Up for a serious challenge? NASA and America Makes are hosting a contest to build a 3D printed habitat for use on Mars. 3D printing could allow a habitat to be constructed ahead of the arrival of astronauts from native materials - so obviously it's the way to go.
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Can horses be fed silage or haylage?
It used to be that the answer was no, never, ever. Silage (UK) or haylage (US) is hay that is wrapped and then fermented after harvest. I grew up being told silage was okay for cows but would kill horses. Silage made for cattle should not be fed to horses -...
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Is it mean to make horses jump?
Several of the activities we do with horses involve making them jump obstacles - in the arena as a sport or on the trail just because something's in our way. So, is it mean or even cruel to make horses do it? Especially in an arena when, surely, a sane hors...
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