Gotham Sirens

Posted September 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Art, Artists, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Beauty, Comics, Creativity, DC Universe, Pop Culture, Super Villainess, Swag, Women


Love this…love. The Sirens rock! I would have put Catwoman in back though. Just sayin’ I’m a HQ and Poison lover. I was HQ last year for Halloween and this year I will be poisoned. The HQ pose you created is awesome! Fits her character perfectly! Good job! Photoshop and????

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Gotham Sirens

Welcome to Gotham, Enjoy

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Posted September 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Body and Mind, Creativity, Diet, Fitness, Food, Food Porn, Health and Fitness, On the Right Track


Looks delish!

Originally posted on sins of the palate:

Sometimes, I like to pretend I’m on the Food Network show Chopped with Ted Allen telling me how pretty and accomplished I am. Also, I sometimes buy groceries for a very specific recipe. So, sometimes my kitchen pantry actually looks like a basket that is featured on Chopped. Sometimes.

Sometimes this is a really fun opportunity to be super creative and come up with a soon to be “classic” family dish. Sometimes, this is disastrous and makes me wish that I was not such a stereotypical Jew in the grocery store.


Thankfully, this recipe is one of the “first” sometimes. But, wouldn’t it suck if I was like, “Hey guys, look over here at this horrid recipe that I made. Aren’t I just like Giada but with a gut and more feminine ears?”


Apparently, that’s frowned upon in the culinary world. Silly.

So, the next time you find…

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It Won’t Happen To Me: Disasters

Posted September 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Archives, Archivist, Collections, Work


Great post School Archivist!

Originally posted on The School Archivist:

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?


Mold and water damage to a book.

You think that disasters are probably going to happen to other institutions, and not your own. You hear about the flooding a storage area from an overhead pipe or water breaking through a wall. There is news about a catastrophic fire in an older county courthouse. Someone mentioned rumors of squirrels eating some of the older records in an attic storage area. The question is not IF a disaster will strike your collections, but WHEN. So your job as an archivist it to pre-empt the possible disasters and create a disaster plan. Remember that your very first concern when disaster strikes is that everyone is okay and the scene is safe. After determining that to be the case, then concentrate your efforts on your collections.

There are precautions you can use as an archivist…

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Carcanet Project shortlisted for international award

Posted September 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awards, Awesomeness, Digital Issues, Libraries, News, Preservation, Technology, Worthy Reads



Originally posted on John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog:

Our Carcanet Press Email Preservation Project has been selected as one of the finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards. Administered by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the awards celebrate people and organisations across the world who have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. We have been shortlisted for the Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy, which rewards projects focused on protecting ‘at-risk’ digital objects.

In our case, these objects were the emails of staff at premier poetry publishing house, Carcanet Press, which were languishing on hard drives and local networks at the Carcanet office. Carcanet’s hard copy archive – held at the Library – fills around 1,300 boxes, but the correspondence files have been dwindling in size with the shift to digital communication. Our project has rescued over 200,000 emails and 65,000 attachments, and we will be adding to this huge archive on an…

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Feathers Fall

Posted September 15, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Connection, Darkness, Disconnection, Dreams and Transformations, Feather Symbols, Free Verse, Light, Moon Signs, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Poets, Symbols and Imagery, Writers, Writing


Feathers fall.
Silenced by her
thirsting skin.
Once caught in
webbing of a
moon kissed ray.
Catcher of
in time and
morning’s light.
by Felicia Lujan

Trinity of Fitness

Posted September 15, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Body and Mind, Dedication, Fitness, Gym, Health and Fitness, Strength, Workout


Felicia: Becoming Poison Ivy

Posted September 14, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Beauty, Comics, Cosplay, Crafts, Creativity, DC Universe, Metaphors, Personal Glimpses, Pleasure and Pain, Pop Culture, Quotes, Special Projects, Super Villainess, Women

“Some things are worth
dying for, Batman.”
~~•Poison Ivy
(Detective Comics #752)


Tonight I started working on my costume for Halloween and ComicCon. I started with a plain, full-piece, black morph suit. I am going to be Poison Ivy…keeping my costume in line with Gotham City Sirens this year. Next year…Catwoman to complete the trinity? Pro’ly not. I don’t like her enough. Maybe Killer Frost or a female Spawn though. I will mos’def’ be a comic book character from here on out.

The original Poison Ivy was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff in 1966. Because the feminist movement was in full swing, DC decided that Batman needed another prominent female adversary, especially since his first villainess, Catwoman, was becoming more of a sympathetic character. The new villainess was given a plant-based theme, partially inspired by the titular character of the short story Rappacini’s Daughter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1844. Like Hawthorne’s literary character, Poison Ivy was envisioned as a beautiful temptress obsessed with dangerous plants, being immune to their toxic effects and employing them to both seduce and poison others.

See my post: Inspired by Poison

Before becoming Poison Ivy, Pamela Isley was seduced and poisoned by a man. “Fortunately for Isley, she survived and became immune to all manner of toxins and diseases. She realized that she was completely unaffected by certain plant-based hypnotic toxins that she could use to control others. Calling herself Poison Ivy, she began wearing a revealing green plant-like costume and turned to a life of crime, combining her natural allure with hypnotic plant toxins in order to manipulate people (particularly men) into doing her bidding.

After moving to Gotham City, Ivy came into conflict with Gotham’s greatest crime-fighter, Batman. Ivy attempted to seduce Batman into becoming her partner-in-crime, but went on to become one of his most dangerous foes. He thwarted Ivy’s scheme and defeated her, after which she was imprisoned in Arkham Asylum. The encounter sparked Ivy’s ongoing obsession with Batman, because he was the one man she could not easily gain control over.

**Poison Ivy info courtesy of Comic Vine.

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