Thursday, April 29, 2010


Tempest is not the sort of lady who curses very often, but CURSE ACROBAT! Tempest hates that the PDF files come out 4 pgs less than Word!

Watching the Gwen Araujo story. A sad and senseless murder of a young transgender woman.


Who else finds the Evony ads with the lingerie models lame and obnoxious? I was hoping they would have disappeared by now.

Ten more pages till upload!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Script Frenzy script has interesting points but is so haphazard. 22 pages to go till finished! Deadline is the 30th at midnight.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hello Melatonin, my old friend--I've come to talk with you again. Because this night owl must be sleeping--to wake up when dawn is creeping.

Dragging my tired old hindquarters to the bath, then off to bed. No peeking now, Lads! ;-)

I've a serious question--since latex is used so often for special makeup effects, what happens if the performer is allergic to latex?

Should be No Issue

A "Big" Issue that Should Be a Non-Issue

This was my response to a discussion on a Facebook group about how "Big Beautiful Women" (aka "phat or thick girls") are not "Curvy." Really. What a bunch of damn nonsense! Now big girls of different builds are going to start hating on each other? Do we not have things hard enough as it is in this society that blatantly loathes larger people?

I am just SO. BLOODY. TIRED. of women hating one another and getting into virtual cat fights. "If you're built like this you can't be curvy." "BBW is not the same as curvy."
"Fat is disgusting." "Skinny girls aren't feminine." We all need to get over this! It's dreadful. It is hard enough being a woman in today's world, particularly if you have even an ounce of fat on your body anywhere. There is enough hate from the media without us perpetuating it amongst ourselves.
I always did rather consider myself "curvy" although I am a size 18, which I guess according to you-all would make me a "BBW" and not curvy. Whatever. I'm just a woman. I'm too damn old and tired to fight about it any longer.

We need to stand together, like sisters. Not get into bitch-fights. Being born in the 1960's, I'm a bit of an old-school feminist. Even back in the 1980's it was mostly about earning the right to be treated with equal respect and dignity. I've seen more and more of this trend towards women trying to scratch each other's eyes out these days--over the pettiest things--and it is very distressing to me. Ladies, we still only earn 70 cents for every dollar men earn. It doesn't matter what size we are!

Tempest must start a load of laundry and then take her tired self out for takeout. Why? To stay awake long enough to get laundry to dryer!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Betty Sutton back to the kitchen?

30 pages left to be done with my Script Frenzy script by Friday at midnight. This is the most haphazard piece I've ever written!

Sickly Skinny - Vox

Why oh why is it so dreadfully hard to get motivated sometimes?

Must write a minimum of 10 pages on script today, preferably 20.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I cannot be the only person who finds the "Real Housewives" of whatever city deplorable, vapid wastes of humanity. Why celebrate such trash?

I do love Ru Paul's Drag Race. Those girls do so know how to be FABULOUS!

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Tempest would like some chocolate. Have you any? Please send it to the Netherworld Hotel promptly, Dahling, and gain my undying gratitude.

"Charlie's Angels" is a frightfully silly movie, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Always had cats for pets. I do have a couple of miniature dachshunds and of course I am fond of them, but I am far more a cat person.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

More than ready to kick this fool to the curb but uncertain how to approach the problem. Never been good with confrontation.

Idiot roommate! Near to started a fire when cooking a potato wrapped in a shirt in the microwave and now I am paranoid to go to work.

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Still have 40 pages to go on Script Frenzy script. At least a few ideas are flowing now. Unfortunately, got called into work tonight. Boo!

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Friday, April 23, 2010 Love how the headline makes it sound as if she hit a person. It was just a sign! Democrat cats Bret Michaels in serious condition w/aneurysm.

Re: Cruel Intentions Why did I ever enjoy this film? Most of the characters are such dreadful twits!

Go to and look under the title "musicians" should you wish to read every annoying rumor ever spread about certain musicians. Sign the petition to bring the wonderful Tartuffe's Folly back to Facebook.

Likes it when the good TV dinners go on sale.

Tempest is hoping that her state of financial insolvency will not force her to work at either Belle Catley's or the Ravishing Woo Woo.

Tempest is wondering if it would be gauche to purchase her mother a Mother's Day bouquet, considering that she just borrowed $ from Mummy.

Time to go for a long drive in the rain to deliver my paperwork. Then the excitement of grocery shopping while mostly broke. Such is life.

Tempest must finish her rotten paperwork and take it over to the school.

What a wonderful rainy morning! Perhaps I am unusual in this, but I love the rain, sometimes even more than sunny days.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I actually liked the most recent scene from my script, but I'm still terribly behind. I've 50 pages, should be at 80.

If I am not going to sleep, I best work a bit more on this train wreck of a script. The idea is good but the execution should be executed.

Tempest is dreadfully thrilled not to have to be at the hospital today at the unholy hour of 6:30 AM. Or at all, for that matter!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tempest hopes she will be able to beat this minor sore throat into submission before it becomes a cesspit of contagion.

Still behind on my Script Frenzy script but working to catch up. Don't think its very good but there may be the grain of something there.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The issue I have currently with my Script Frenzy script is that it seems to have degenerated into nonsensical twaddle. Terribly distressing!

If I am able to complete five pages a day until April 30, I will complete the Script Frenzy challenge.

Melatonin, work thy magic and allow me another four blessed hours of slumber.

As a treat for herself for muddling through these nursing clinicals, Tempest intends to purchase the set of Phantasm movies.

It stinks to be a creative person pigeonholed into a conformist work situation. I am most assuredly a square peg forced into a round hole.

"You can lose weight eating cookies." Well, surely that must be a dream! And I am surely not sleeping very well. :-( Please join the fight. How can animal cruelty be protected as "free speech?"

I hate to leave you but I really must say, goodnight sweetheart, goodnight

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oh no--is it that late already? Yuck! Need to put myself to bed like a misbehaved school child.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Torrid Tempest: How About Some Respect?

How About Some Respect?

This is Not a Video Game or Movie Character

Maybe Tempest is terribly naive, but she thinks that it would be simple common decency if people would not exploit the very real photo of the above fellow's suicide. She thinks that doing so is not only disrespectful to him and the rather severe psychological difficulties he struggled with in his short and rather miserable life, but is as well disrespectful to his surviving family members. From the statements that have been made by his siblings, they did care about him and to be in danger of being exposed to that image on any given day thanks to the lack of thought on the part of even those who claim to be fans of his is a terrible thing indeed.
It seems to Tempest that people treat this dreadful photograph as if it were a scene from a movie. The young man was not in fact utilizing special effects, Dahlings. He had truly taken his own life. The individual in the photograph is not going to get up and walk away. Just because someone was callous enough to take this photograph does not mean that everyone else should be callous enough to continue to exploit it.
Tempest has the feeling that this young gentleman did not feel that anyone particularly cared about him during his life. Cannot we at least have the common decency to show a modicum of respect for his memory?
I enjoy black and death metal myself. But do let us evolve beyond the attitude that any gory image should be splattered about without regard for the suffering of whoever or whatever is being photographed. 
May you find peace, dearest Spooky Fellow.

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I feel that nature is adding insult to injury when a woman of my not so tender years finds a horrific volcanic blemish erupting on her chin.

Tempest has found herself dangerously close to being deemed unladylike on more than one occasion today.

Few things are as disconcerting or unseemly as a sneezing fit.

Tempest needs to do her homework before she can play. Now honestly...Should a woman who is more than 100 years old be forced to say this?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

SpongeBob on the Skids Oh dear, let's try that again. Here is the proper fan page. Make your life complete and become my fan, Dahling.

Dahlings--should not a fabulous author such as myself have hired help to do tedious tasks such as ironing? Oh my...I am the hired help. Bah!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Torrid Tempest: Tempest in the Garden

Tempest in the Garden

Here I am in the garden behind the Netherworld Hotel with Lafayette the Cat, Dahlings. I am avoiding the well because I hear that there are dreadful things which live in it, like the horrible cat boy-girl-thing, and maybe Samara,* though I understand that she and Freddy Krueger are pretty happy together down on Cuzzin Hildy-Bob's farm these days. There truly is someone for everyone, and maybe that is not a good thing. 
The power is probably out again and that is why I'm carrying a candle. I do hope that Mr. Lovecraft--or perhaps Lord Iffy--will come by and protect me from that beastly Axe Man, better known as the Norwegian Nympho.

*please note that the Netherworld Samara is not an evil child of nine or ten. She's an evil young woman of indeterminate age but old enough to no longer be jail bait. I warn you, this film makes the DNA experiments of Ill-Health Minister Dr. Schitz look ethical. Dreams of Decay and Ruin.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Keep anti-environment crusader Sarah Palin off Discovery: (via @CREDOmobile) Pls RT

How The Church Shuffled Predator Priests Around The Globe

Depiction of Jesus on Cross Stirs Up Controversy at Oklahoma Church - AOL News

PETA Takes Aim At Live Seafood Restaurants (NSFV* VIDEO SLIDESHOW)

If they choke on it, they deserve it. Revenge of the octopus. It is unnecessary and inhumane to eat something that is still alive. Stupid, selfish sociopaths.
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It is unnecessary and inhumane to eat something that is still alive. These people should be ashamed of themselves. Callous, sociopathic.

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DK Matai: Volcanic Fury Suspends Air Travel: Europe Goes Back to 19th Century

Bret Michaels Recovering in Facility for Diabetics - Health, Bret Michaels :

Angelina Jolie Bares Her Back, Talks Brad (PHOTO)

Iceland Volcano Cloud Causing Long Delays At O'Hare, Other U.S. Airports

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Would not touch "the Pick-up Artist" with someone else's hands.

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McDonald's U.S. Opposes 5% Cage-Free Eggs, While McDonald's Europe Commits To 100% Cage-Free

Glenn Close Talks Seafood, Swimming With Sharks And Saving The Planet

Veggie Burgers Made With A Neurotoxin: The List Is Long

Atlantic Garbage Patch: Pacific Gyre Is Not Alone

Ex-Homeless Man Struggles To Make A Living Shining Shoes, Refuses To Accept Government Help

Dahlings, while Tempest loves the thoughts expressed by the lovely fellow in the previous link, she still thinks Ryan Phillipe is a jerk.

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Sarah Palin Speaking Contract: 'Rider' Demands First-Class Travel, Pre-Screened Questions, Bendable Straws

Thinking about that old Benny Mardones song "Into the Night" which is sweet if the narrator is a teenage boy, but creepy if an adult.

DJ Shawn Murphy indicted for sexual relationship with 13-year-old girl - Kansas City News - Plog

Hope I'm able to get back into the swing of writing my script. Sometimes I feel like I'm just going through the motions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

After all, it would seem the primary thing that she wishes to do with wildlife is kill it and destroy its habitat.

I must say, my respect level for Discovery plunged on realizing that they actually gave Hurricane Sarah a hosting job.

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Pam's House Blend:: CNN's Rick Sanchez takes on teabagger who blames his racism on the Bee Gees

Joshua Kors: When the Army Uses "Enhanced Interrogation" on an American Soldier

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I will be back to working on my Script Frenzy script tomorrow or Thursday, Dahlings and be very diligent over the weekend. So busy.

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Huge Glacier Breaks Apart In Peru, Triggering Andes Tsunami (VIDEO)

Great Barrier Reef Has 2-Mile Scar After Ship Grounding, Could Take 20 Years To Recover

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A Picture of the Sun Swallowing a Comet

Monday, April 12, 2010

Female Orgasms, Skinny Girls, and Feminist Cognitive Dissonance - The Sexist - Washington City Paper

I surprised myself just now! Forgot that I'd decided on the Falafel and Hummus wrap rather than the Gyros and when I bit into it--surprise!

Another of my neighbors has lost their home. Things are really sad and scary out there these days. Wonder if they'll ever improve.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 Attack cat scares postal people.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The theme on the Lifetime channel today is amnesia. Does this mean you wish you could forget these movies after you watch them?

Tempest's Quickie Movie Review - Vox

Would you all think I was a terrible person if I confessed that I thought that Nicholas Sparks was a self important wanker?

The contest is all in good fun. Even if one has never written a script before, one is still a winner. But one must give a real try.

Saying that one has written 100 pages means nothing if the 100 pages is unreadable nonsense where the individual didn't even try.

Some fellow Script Frenziers express disgust at those who enter with intent to write 100 pgs of twaddle. This sort only cheat themselves.

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I am such a perfectionist, Dahlings. I am a bit behind on my page count for Script Frenzy and it is aggravating me terribly! a useful calendar of Pagan festivals

Friday, April 9, 2010

This lurid film is Confessions of a Go Go Dancer. And on a luridness scale of one to ten, it is really only about a two.

But of course, Dahlings, they will try to make her seem to be the whore and they to be somehow innocent of wrongdoing. It's the same story.

In this film, I would say the young lady's father and brother are equal to her on the scales of sin for visiting a club for a show of skin.

It occurs to me that these ladies movies involving strip tease dancers really look no different than a Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Torrid Tempest: Tempest Contemplates Thoughts of Importance

Tempest Contemplates Thoughts of Importance

Thanking the ever wonderful Roger Beauchamp for providing this stunning portrait!

Tempest feels that the parents of the horrid girls in this shocking movie should be horse whipped for allowing their children to devolve so.

Tempest is viewing a program about some horrid young ladies who were apparently cheerleaders in Texas. Tempest uses the term ladies loosely.

Cats: the adorable evil

Tempest's Secrets Revealed!

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope is a failed Victorian novelist who fell asleep after pricking her finger on an old spinning wheel while exploring the attic in what was once the Overlook Hotel but became the Netherworld hotel upon imploding into the Netherworld. She refuses to be a failure in this new century. Her mode of dress and way of speaking may be a tad outmoded, but she is a thoroughly modern lady. Do not confuse her with any frail waif.
Tempest is somewhat enamored of H.P. Lovecraft and enjoys inviting him up to her garret for tea and picking his brain. Not eating his brain--Tempest is not a zombie.
Writing, writing, and more writing. Costumes, theatre, cinema. Reading. Tempest is particularly fond of pulp fiction. Reading it makes her feel rather naughty.
Please become a fan of Tempest on her Facebook page.

Tempest's Secrets Revealed! - Vox Please become a fan of Tempest on her Facebook page!

Tempest is hungry and broke. It is a terribly unseemly situation for a lady of dignity to walk about with a growling stomach.

And now off to the post office. What a dreadfully uninspiring day this is turning out to be! I hope to take tea with Mr. Lovecraft later.

My Facebook "widget" does not work on my Vox blog, Dahlings. This is dreadfully frustrating. I am a WRITER, not a page designer!

Tempest knows how to work with her Facebook profile page, Dahlings, but she can't find her own fan page! It's quite embarrassing.

This heat has not been making Tempest feel very well, Dahlings. I think I am going to swoon!

Tempest is testing her Facebook link.

The same old song: sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Need to go to post office. Trying not to catch a horrible cold. Don't need precognition to know April is going to suck this year.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

DAAAAHLINGS! I have arrived! Must dash but be sure to check out my blog at Ta-ta for now! Smooches!

tempestletrope Tempest is discouraged in weight loss efforts, Dahlings. Thinking of conjuring Bon Scott to pen a tune: Whole Lotta Tempie. tempestletrope Blogger Blog has returned. Perhaps the Chaos Storm was causing interference.

One might as well search the infant books section for an answer to Blogger issues as to search Blogger Help. The results will be the same. tempestletrope Oh Sugar! I am unable to access my blogger blog! Search Blogger help for answer? HAH! A horrific Chaos Storm has enveloped the Netherworld! The power and brutality of nature--closeup tornado image. tempestletrope Here is an excerpt from Weird Wonderland!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

tempestletrope Tempest's script has taken a turn for the Lovecraftian, Dahlings. That is what happens when one invites H.P. for tea.

Bloody tired! Wish I could just abscond to my turret and ensconce myself there until scriptfrenzy is over. But no, must continue to work. Otter Pops fight childhood cancer.

Oh yes, and MUST the Cat Genie company make litter box sanitizer with gag-me cloying pukey floral scent? Like the system. Hate the perfume.

Not feeling the whole "little Mary Sunshine" thing right now, to be honest. More the hamster on a wheel thing. Suck it, Conventionality!