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Buddy 2: Lounging On The Couch at +#HermitStudio

He is the second male who has tried to settle in our home with our other feline Pusama. Buddy 1 never returned after the first winter with us in 2012. He was wild and wasn't brave enough to stay in the house overnight.

Buddy 2 came along the last month or so and he is slowly getting more relaxed around us and our home. It is clear he was domesticated once as he will use the litter box and scratch pad.

So now it looks like we have two subjects for #Caturday! :D

http://hermitstudiophotography.wordpress.com/caturday

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  • Niamh Brown2014-04-09 17:24:49
    +NovoPulp: The Speculative Fiction Anthology
    Our First Anthology Published Exclusively by G+ Authors and Artists

    NovoPulp was conceived by +Ted Ewen in 2012. He saw the individual efforts of struggling writers putting their work out there and thought a volume of work by G+ authors and artists might be worth pursuing. Two years later we have published our first book and plan to publish one anthology a year of the very best speculative fiction G+ can provide.

    http://www.NovoPulp.com/store

    In the 2013/2014 anthology we have:

    Stories from:
    +Lacerant Plainer, +Micha Fire +Charles Barouch +H David Blalock +Laston Kirkland, +James Calbraith, +M Stange, +David Grigg, +Michael Matula, +Rich Larson, and myself.

    Afterword by:
    +Ted Ewen and myself.

    Artwork from:
    +Charles Strebor 
    +Jacob Dix 
    +Marc Reynes Ferra 

    Other work by:
    +Daniela Huguet Taylor 
    +Kristopher Marshall 
    +Ted Ewen 

    We are looking to connect with those who love the genre and +Peter Edenist was kind enough to allow us to post in this community. I've included some information below about the NovoPulp project if you are interested in learning more:

    If you would like to hear a reading from the anthology you can watch the NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology Launch Party HOA here:

    NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology Launch Party HOA

    If you are a G+ writer or an artist and you would like to get involved in the next anthology you can find everything you need to know here:

    http://www.novopulp.com/guidelines
    http://www.novopulp.com/we-need-you

    G+ is full of talented people deserving of a chance to get their work showcased. So if you just feel like supporting the project by spreading the word you can find images and code for your website here:

    http://www.novopulp.com/spread-the-word

    We really hope you enjoy the work we have done and thank you all for your support. 

    http://www.NovoPulp.com/store

    #SpeculativeFiction   #AmWriting   #SciFi   #BookLovers   #DiscoverIndie  

    Peter asked that I tag all the moderators in this post so here they are:  +Bill Carter +Chris Coomber +Christopher Wieninger +César Bustíos Benites +John Powell +Knut Torgersen +Lacerant Plainer +SciFi Author: Lacerant Plainer +Michelle Quevedo +Roger Stegeby +Sci-Fi on G+ 

    If I didn't tag you it because Google didn't list you in top few results for your name (because you are not in my circles).
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  • Niamh Brown2014-05-17 08:27:13
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    Yesterday we had the window open and our resident scout chicken decided to pay us a visit and flew onto the window ledge.

    Her name is twenty and she has been trying to convince us for sometime that she can be trusted as a house chicken. She is always trying to find ways of getting inside hehe.

    On this occasion the cat at first didn't like it much, but after a while she settled and came and joined twenty on the ledge.

    Here is one of the photos I took. Was a pretty cool moment :D

    #HermitHouseHomesteading #Chookalicious #Chooks #Chickens #Caturday #Cats

    http://www.HermitHouseHomesteding.com

    http://hermitstudiophotography.wordpress.com/caturday 
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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-26 07:38:06
    Mr Chippie Having a Rest at +#HermitStudio

    He sat down beside me as I was enjoying the sun and I had to take a pic :D

    http://www.HermitHouseHomesteading.com

    #Chookalicious #Chickens #Chooks
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  • Niamh Brown2013-09-18 12:02:07
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    I woke up this morning to this crease line in the clouds almost circling the house...

    #CloudPhotography #Mobilography #CloudClub
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    Job Interviewer:  "I don't think honesty is a weakness."
    Old Man:  "I don't really give a shit what you think."

    (From my awesome 75-year-old dad)
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  • Niamh Brown2014-03-30 00:06:46
    Did you miss the +NovoPulp Launch Party?
    Watch it on YouTube now!

    #HOA   #hangoutsonair   #hangoutonair  
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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-17 06:45:26
    The Wild Garden At +#HermitStudio

    As we didn't get round to planting any veggies this year the garden has been mostly kept in order by the Chooks. They have done a great job of eating the weeds and leaving the wildflowers alone. They love this tall cover they can hide in.

    We planted some wildflower seeds a few years back and they are slowly spreading throughout the yard. There are lots of small flowers low on the ground if you look closely. I particularly love the tall blue flowers which are only open in the mornings.

    http://www.HermitHouseHomesteading.com

    #Gardens #WildGarden #Chickens #WildFlower

    
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-14 20:32:42
    Mementos From A Fantasticon Day

    Today was a days of firsts:

    - My First SF Convention
    - My First Book Reading
    - My First Book Signing
    - My First Business Cards Handed Out
    - My First Time Selling The NovoPulp Books In Person
    - OUR First Danish Review! 

    Oh and I got this cool mug for free as I was a guest speaker :D

    I will write up my day in more detail on the +NovoPulp website, but overall I had a great time. We got some great feedback on NovoPulp and people seemed genuinely interested in what we are trying to do :D

    Awesome Day!

    http://fantasticon.dk
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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-02 18:30:12
    One Month To Go: NovoPulp 2014 Deadline August 1st

    "August 1st is the deadline for submissions to the 2014/2015 edition of NovoPulp. At that time submissions will be prepared for publication at the end of the year.  As we over ran our deadline last time I brought the deadline back a month to give us more time.

    "However since we have had difficulties getting artwork this year I have decided to extend the Art Submission deadline to September 1st so that #SciFiAugust  contributors can submit their artwork if they want to. " 

    Read more:
    http://www.novopulp.com/content/one-month-go-novopulp-2014-deadline-august-1st

    #submission   #iamwriting   #amwriting   #writingsubmission   #writing   #scifi   #sf   #speculativefiction  
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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-17 18:38:33
    NovoPulp Bonus Content Spotlight: 'Science Fiction and Science' by +Lacerant Plainer

    We give away free bonus content to anyone who joins the NovoPulp mailing list (http://eepurl.com/C_-Qf ).

    Lacerant recently donated the short essay 'Science Fiction and Science' sometime after we released the first wave of bonus content. Here is an extract:

    "So much of science fiction has now moved to the realm of reality. We already have a real light saber, a real tricorder (well almost), holographic images, and replicators through 3D printing. 

    "These are exciting times; as technology marches forward, so many of the science fiction tropes are coming to pass. If it's possible, someone is making it. For the first time makers and scientists are working in tandem to create what looked like an impossibility not too many years ago... What is next for science fiction?"

    If you would like to read more it is as easy as joining our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/C_-Qf 

    Once you confirm your email address all the bonus content will be emailed to you. Enjoy! :D

    http://www.NovoPulp.com

      #freeread  
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-17 12:04:52
    +Ted Ewen Playing The Drums After The Drum Mat Arrived

    #HermitStudioMusic #Drums #Roland #AutoAwesome
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  • Niamh Brown2014-05-03 08:31:38
    Time For A Change
    My profile picture has been with me since Google+ began and has been my writer bio picture since 2007

    The main reason I'm changing my G+ profile picture is because Google Authorship doesn't accept my old picture because it does not recognise my face as it was partially cut off.

    I usually have really bad luck with photos so it has taken a while to find an alternative that I can live with.

    What do you guys think?

    #profilepic #selfy
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    Sharing the final version of another painting I had been working on. Had shared the WIP album in another post last week.
    Here is the link to that Album:
     https://plus.google.com/photos/112622420762576522129/albums/5927376717079464001
    This is also a commissioned painting based on another painting I had done in 2011. Hope you all enjoy!

    #art   #fineart   #oilpainting   #oiloncanvas  
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  • Niamh Brown2013-08-03 10:31:54
    2013-08-03 #Caturday The Cat and the Chickens

    Ever since we got the chickens Pusama, our cat, has been very wary around them. She doesn't quite know what to make of them, she is nervous around them and doesn't like being in the back yard when they are out.

    This is the first picture of her coming close to relaxing around the chickens...

    #CatPhotography #mobilography #photography #cats #chickens

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  • Niamh Brown2013-12-20 20:50:04
    NovoPulp Gift Store Opens Whilst Anthology is Delayed - Last Day For Christmas Delivery

    Today NovoPulp has launched the first phase of our CafePress gift store in light of recent delays with the anthology. Although it does not contain the full list of products we wanted to launch with this year, it is a good start.

    The original NovoPulp logo was designed by +Ted Ewen when he first conceived of this project in 2012 (then called +#G+SF Anthologies). It then grew to become a part of the new web banner by +Kristopher Marshall and will be part of the anthology book cover by +Daniela Huguet Taylor. The original NovoPulp logo is now available on a new range of gifts from today. All profits are shared amongst the contributors of the NovoPulp anthology  - so support indie this Christmas!

    (Visit Article for an Anthology Update)

    http://www.novopulp.com/content/novopulp-gift-store-opens-whilst-anthology-delayed

    Direct Links to Store:
    http://www.CafePress.com
    http://www.CafePress.co.uk

    #NovoPulp   +#G+SF Anthologies  #ScienceFiction   #SpeculativeFiction   #CafePress   #christmas2013   #giftideas   #discoverindie    +Bob Mulholland +Jed Lloyd 
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-18 17:23:28
    Twenty, Mr Chippie, and the Broody Chooks

    Sounds like it should be a band heh.

    Just some random snaps of the chickens...

    #Chookalicious   #Chickens   #HermitHouseHomesteading  
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    Yesterday we had the window open and our resident scout chicken decided to pay us a visit and flew onto the window ledge.

    Her name is twenty and she has been trying to convince us for sometime that she can be trusted as a house chicken. She is always trying to find ways of getting inside hehe.

    On this occasion the cat at first didn't like it much, but after a while she settled and came a joined twenty on the ledge.

    Here is one of the photos I took. Was a pretty cool moment :D

    #HermitHouseHomesteading #Chookalicious #Chooks #Chickens #Caturday #Cats

    http://www.HermitHouseHomesteding.com

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    Most people never made it inside the first gate, but some did. Of those just a few got through the second.A few of those actually made it to the base of the Tower itself.

    Only two made it inside. 
    Both threw me from the Tower.

    Once they were out of my life, I repaired the Tower, strengthened the Walls and added a Moat.

    No one got in. Not even past the first Gate. No one.

    I came to mostly enjoy the isolation. I could stand at the top of the Tower and enjoy the view across the battlements, isolated and well removed from the seething mass of people outside.

    One day I decided to move the Keep and it's walls. I put it on my back, stone by stone until I bore the immensity of its entire weight and I moved to Europe.

    I rebuilt it in the Netherlands, and led the life of an illiterate illegal alien (though it turns out I wasnt illegal after all). Though I'd brought all the pieces and put them together properly, the re-build wasn't impervious as the one I'd started with had been.  

    People started finding their way in, or perhaps I had just forgotten to lock that outer Gate. They milled around the first and second Gates,  but the last  Gate and the Keep were secure.  As ever I stood at the top of the Keep and watched. Sometimes even having conversations with the nearest.   

    The life of an illegal immigrant is not an easy one and being illiterate really didn't help (Nederlands you are my nemesis! Danish too ;) so, once again, I broke the whole thing down , loaded it all on my back,, and went to the UK.

    I didn't really know anyone there and I was very careful when I reconstructed my Keep and Walls.  I would go out to the first wall from time to time, just to see if there was anyone new to talk to. As the months passed, I tested the defenses and reinforced some weak spots. It was, if anything, more secure than the original. No one got in, but I enjoyed some of the conversations across the first Wall. 

    One day, as I stood at the top of the Keep,  I heard a feminine voice say from close beside me: You have a wonderful view here. A fine Keep and walls indeed! You can see forever and no one can get in.  Do you mind if I stand here with you and enjoy the view? I won't bother you, promise.

    Wha...What? How did she get in? I checked every stone, every join, every lock and latch. There was no way she could have got in. Yet when I returned to the Keep, there she was: Beautiful, intelligent, caring, giving, loving, patient and understanding. Eyes to melt the soul and a lovely accent to boot.  Ok. I guess she can stay...for now. Just until the inevitable happens and she tries to throw me from the Keep, of course.

    Time passed. We moved to Exeter and then to York. I strengthened the walls. Finally I added a Great Ring Wall quite far from the keep. No one even got close anymore.  I came to realise that she was as broken as I in her own way. 

    We helped each other to heal and to grow. We accepted each other for who we were. We never demanded change but we always supported it. We never required more of the other than they felt ready to give but inspired in each other the desire to give more.  Best of all, she didn't try to make me tear down the walls. For the first time in our lives, we were with someone who both knew and understood us but loved us nonetheless.

    We fit. We compliment each other. We could spend a day in each other's quiet company and not feel we had to fill the space with noise but could take comfort in each others presence.

    Almost fifteen years later, we've moved the battlements one last time, to Denmark. The walls aren't as strong here, and we've added an intercom: Google+. We have found friends and kindred spirits here, and this is good. Plus: people with an off-switch. Hermit Win!

    Fifteen years later, she still hasn't tried to throw me from the top of the Keep.

    I am rounder, and greyer, and more set in my ways than ever.I can be crochety and difficult to live with. In spite of all that, the one constant in that time has been +Niamh Brown's love, tolerance and patience for me, and mine for her.

    Love you,  +Niamh Brown  . |:KoK:|.

    (Thanks to +Jabari Philip for the initial share and to +Amelia Sides for bringing it to my attention and thereby inspiring me to write :D)
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  • Niamh Brown2014-03-24 17:24:11
    NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology IS RELEASED AND ON SALE!
    My first time in print :D

    Yes it is finally here! +NovoPulp, though +#HermitStudio - Press Division, has published their first book: NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology.

    http://www.novopulp.com/store

    To celebrate we are having a Launch Party HOA. See the invite below for further details. 

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107781032288819724254/events/cb2m4c574b83i88rcvqcl2vc1qg

    For images and code you can put on your website visit our Spread the Word page:

    http://www.NovoPulp.com/spread-the-word

    For more details on the NovoPulp Launch:
    http://www.novopulp.com/content/novopulp-20132014-anthology-released-and-sale

    Thanks for all the support!

    #SpeculativeFiction   #ScienceFiction   #DiscoverIndie   #AmWriting  
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  • Niamh Brown2014-04-05 12:37:51
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    #creativityunleashed   #heartandsoul   #time   #lifequotes  

    h/t +Ivan Cervantes 
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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-04 16:22:52
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    http://goo.gl/yxkavm by +Alicia Liu 

    This feeling is partly why I gave up on a STEM major despite my interests. I had (and sometimes still have) this nagging voice in my head, telling me, "You can't do that because you're just not the math/science/tech type."

    As Alicia describes it, "In my head I held a definition of a good programmer, and I didn’t fit it. [...] I did not try to implement algorithms in academic papers for fun. I did not skip meals to code."

    Even though she majored in computer engineering and co-founded a software startup, this is what she believed: "I managed to get that far through sheer dumb luck and managed to keep everyone from finding out I’m not great at programming.”

    And racking up more accomplishments doesn't solve the problem. As Maya Angelou wrote, "I have written 11 books, but each time I think, 'Uh-oh, they're going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.'"

    Yikes. If Maya Angelou still had imposter syndrome after her 11th book, is there any hope for the rest of us?! 

    Alicia Liu writes that it took her ten years to finally believe she's a good programmer. She found that programming lends itself well to imposter syndrome because "it consists of near constant failure" and "there is an ever-growing amount of stuff to learn." By focusing on how much she had learned rather than comparing herself to others, she started to change her perception. "I saw that there was no invisible barrier separating me and a good programmer. I can broaden my definition to include myself."

    For me, simply discovering that "imposter syndrome" is an actual thing was enough to help me begin to overcome it. Discovering that brilliant, inspiring people like Maya Angelou struggle with the same feelings that I do made me realize how silly it is to believe that voice of doubt in my head.

    "The only solution, many experts say, is for higher-ups to talk about their own insecurities much more," writes Oliver Burkeman (http://goo.gl/1V3hqZ).

    That's the mark of a true role model: someone who not only inspires you by being so awesome, but who also talks openly about their own doubts.

    For more on imposter syndrome, I recommend:

    Video: Julie Pagano: It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Battling the Invisible Monsters in Tech - PyCon 2014

    "Feel Like an Impsoter? You're Not Alone" http://goo.gl/9Y3lfi

    + Any suggestions for further reading?
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-28 18:03:10
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  • Niamh Brown2013-10-10 13:49:48
    Second Corn Harvest

    Pretty much all the corn done now...

    #hermithousehomesteading   #gardening   #corn   #selfsufficiency  
    +#HermitStudio 
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-12 03:13:23
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    BUNCHES!

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  • Niamh Brown2014-07-14 06:46:27
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    Follow +Amazing World for more great content.
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    For more funny pictures visit http://funnyneel.com/funny-pictures
    *share with your friends
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  • Niamh Brown2013-12-25 13:25:46
    Empty Boxes Are Presents Too #ChristmasCaturday

    This one is a hot box too - win :D

    #CatPhotography #Christmas2013

    http://hermitstudiophotography.wordpress.com/caturday
    
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  • Niamh Brown2014-01-11 15:05:41
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    #HappySaturday
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  • Niamh Brown2014-06-17 17:09:52
    +Niamh Brown's First Time Using The Drum Coach

    Have to say it is a nifty system and I can see how useful the exercises will be. Tis grand fun :D

    #AutoAwesome #Drums #Roland #HermitStudioMusic #VDrums
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  • Niamh Brown2014-05-26 16:45:17
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  • Niamh Brown2013-12-30 19:42:07
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    #snowman   #letItHum   #punday  
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  • Niamh Brown2013-11-02 08:19:52
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    Somewhat amusing; animals with misleading names.

    via: http://birdandmoon.com/animalswithmisleadingnames.html
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  • Niamh Brown2013-09-21 11:02:41
    2013-09-21#Caturday Cupped Paws

    I just love it when cats tuck their paws under themselves like this. It's so cute :D

    +#HermitStudio

    #CatPhotography #Mobilography #Cats
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