About Rose F

Rose B. Fischer is an avid fan of foxes, Stargate: SG-1, and Star Trek. She would rather be on the Enterprise right now. Since she can’t be a Starfleet Officer, she became a speculative fiction author whose stories feature women who defy cultural stereotypes. To support her artistic habits, Rose has a paying gig as a Digital Creativity Consultant. She works with female and nonbinary creatives to help build powerful online presences that remain in line with her clients’ artistic visions. You can find her on https://evilgeniusrbf.com/

10 Ways to Honor A Loved One Privately

 

Grief and loss are intensely personal experiences, but most of our rituals for honoring or remembering a loved one who has died are public and social. This can be a great way to connect with others and gain support during a time of mourning, but you may also want a more private, reflective way to express your sadness, loss, or other emotions and to remember the person you are grieving.

When my grandpa died this February, I knew that I was not going to be able to attend his funeral service. I still wanted to honor him and find a way to process my feelings about him. Here is a list of 10 ideas I have for privately honoring a departed loved one.

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Gunslinger Quote Posters

I recently started (re)-reading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. For the record, I did this with only vague recollection that a #DarkTowerMovie was coming in August.

The Gunslinger captured my imagination sometime in the spring of 1991 and has never let go.  If I had a visual, abstract representation of Roland’s world, the background of these posters would be it.  I know it doesn’t quite match the novel’s scenery but what a writer creates is dependent upon the reader to fill in the gaps, and this is what we have.

Free Social Media Banners + Motivation

Here are 4 Free Social Media Banners with PSD Template included.  These work well with short motivational phrases or one word.  Images are Public domain.

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So, I felt a little nervous putting these out today.  They’re not my usual style, and seem off-brand.  We’re told in the online business world to stay consistent and on brand at all times.

But then I thought, “Fuck it, this is what I feel like sharing today.” So here you go.

I’ve been struggling a lot this year.  My grandfather died in February after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.  There have been a run of other family problems too.  I wrenched my shoulder badly in March and the fucker is still hurting.  (I use a wheelchair, so arm injuries are pretty serious and take forever to heal.)  I was sick and incapacitated for most of April.

May has been a wobbly process of getting back on my feet and trying to catch up.

If I’m being honest, the past 4 years or so has been a series of shitstorms, injuries, and loss.

So I’ve gotten used to riding the storm out, keeping my head above water, and then cleaning up to take another shot.  It’s not easy, though.  And I know I’m not the only one.

So what I want to tell you is, keep going.  It’s okay to want things.  It’s okay to reach for them.  It’s okay to be frustrated, and tired, and pissed, but you have to keep going, keep reaching, keep trying, because that’s the only way to the other side.  You have to keep finding hope because without it you’re well and truly fucked.

 

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Is This Feminist? George Perez’ Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman by George Perez OmnibusA couple of months ago, I posted about Grant Morrison’s version of Wonder Woman and how it kind of tried to be feminist but wasn’t. I’ve posted quite a bit about feminist themes in other books, too, but I’d like to make “Is This Feminist?” a regular thing, and I’m starting with some more Wonder Woman — the Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus Vol. 1 I reviewed earlier this week for Classics Club. I loved it for the art and excellent writing, but it’s also a much more nuanced treatment of feminism despite not using the word.

In this origin story — the 1986 reboot that kicked off the modern era of Wonder Woman — the Amazons are a project of several female goddesses to help bring peace to the world. They have something of a special connection to Gaea, and next to the active goddesses, but worship the whole…

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10 Things No One Will Tell You About Grief

My grandpa died this February after a long and arduous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. While it wasn’t unexpected, his death hit me hard and the grief and loss have made it difficult for me to continue with my blog and with the work I do in the personal development industry. I’m hanging in for now, and here are some things no one will tell you about grief.

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Piecing It Together 4

100×100 pixel icon textures were the first type of abstract art I tried. This set is cut from my recent art share, The 80s Threw Up. I added some paper texture to these for more depth.

I made icon textures for years before realizing that I did it as a form of meditation or therapy. My process is/was to take a larger artwork and crop it into uniform colored sets like this. I have way more than I’ll ever use, and I’m sorry that the 100×100 avatar/icon seems to be a dying art. I’ve decided to post these anyway because I’m using my “LJ” techniques to build a new style.

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Three Techniques for Endless Blog Ideas

3 Techniques for Endless Blog Post Ideas

When you start blogging, you probably had so many ideas you couldn’t keep up with them all. But over time, you’ve started to lose steam or get bored. It’s hard to come up with content on the same topics over and over every week. No matter how passionate you are about a subject, you eventually feel like you’re repeating yourself or just get tired of talking about same things all the time.

So, your blogging tapers off, your engagement drops, and you end up feeling guilty because you think you “should” be blogging more, and you know that you can’t grow your blog if you aren’t posting consistently.

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, and I have several now dead blogs that I’ve lost interest in behind me, so I know how this goes. My current blog is about four years old and still going strong. I’ve spent a lot of time researching and developing ways to sustain interest in a field of expertise and continue to produce fresh, vital blog content.

Today I’d like to share with you three methods for generating endless supply of blog posts ideas.

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Piecing It Together 3

100×100 pixel icon textures were the first type of abstract art I tried. This set is cut from my recent art share, The 80s Threw Up. I added some paper texture to these for more depth.

I made icon textures for years before realizing that I did it as a form of meditation or therapy. My process is/was to take a larger artwork and crop it into uniform colored sets like this. I have way more than I’ll ever use, and I’m sorry that the 100×100 avatar/icon seems to be a dying art. I’ve decided to post these anyway because I’m using my “LJ” techniques to build a new style.

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[Freebie Friday] Free Social Media Banners

Here are some free social media banners.  These can be used for quote images, sale announcements,  blog banners, instagram, facebook, website graphics or whatever else you like.

These are 1000×1000 in .jpg format so you can use them in Canva or any image editor if you don’t have photoshop.

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