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Welcome to Musings, Sugary Snicket's personal blog here on WordFlow! Here, you can find out what Sugary's doing now and where she's going next, as well as get her opinion on her fandoms, assorted sundry writing topics, and various world events and issues, from the minor to the extremely major.

Sugary does not allow non-member comments on her blog due to constant issues with spam; if you'd like to leave her a comment and you aren't a site member, please get in contact with her through her site email address.

Ongoing and Past article series here include:

  • My Beef With: A series of articles that are, in a word, rants. From nerdrage to righteous aggression, from nitpicking things to firm opinions, here's my take on things that irritate or annoy me. Pansies who can't take a little harsh criticism need not apply.
  • Weird Science: This series is devoted to applying science and mathematics to fictional concepts, myths, and legends of all kinds. Could dragons really exist? What are your odds of encountering the Joker... and surviving? What's margarine made of, anyway? To quote Poe, this and more I sit divining in this series of entries.
  • The Pen Is Mightier: Attention all new writers, old writers, and authors of all ages! In this series, I'll be discussing ways to improve your writing, techniques I as an author use (and how to use them), and other creative writing related topics. If you're looking for some tips and tricks, or if you just want to connect with a fellow author, then look no further than right here.
  • Jokerology 101: You want more Joker theories? You got it. By popular demand, this new series is devoted to dissecting and examining that Mogul of Mountebanks, that Harlequin of Hate, the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker. Forget Ozzy's crooning of what went on in Alistaire Crowley's head - what's on J's mind? What kind of character archetype could he possibly be, and how does he work as a perfect foil to the Dark Knight? Is his clothing a symbol of something, or just the product of a deranged mind? All apt questions, so stick around to read and find out, or the joke might just be on you.
  • Watching The Woods: Listen up all you Hornets, Tribies, Hybrids, and assorted Slenderfans! This is the article series for you - in it, I step outside of the canon of the Slenderman Mythos and Slenderverse proper to theorize, speculate, give opinions on, and comment on all things related to everyone's favorite tall and faceless stalker. Please note that these articles all discuss the Mythos and the entity involved from a strictly OOG standpoint. All you members of the site who also Slenderblog/vlog are free to stay in character if you want, but please don't pick on those who aren't doing so. If things get too messy between you guys, I will take action, so play nice. Oh, and anyone who uses "Slender" to refer to the entity at hand will have their comments deleted. :3

WARNING: This blog is rated T. Some entries may contain explicit language or content, and some discussions posed in this blog may be inappropriate for younger readers. The sites linked to in this blog may not be family-friendly, and neither I nor Webs.com are responsible for their content. I do not believe in censoring my thoughts and opinions just so people aren't offended by them, but I promise that there is no hateful, violent, or pornographic content contained in this blog. Warnings are stated before links to potentially upsetting or graphic content and on "triggering" blog entries, but it is ultimately up to the reader's discretion as to which entries they read. I'm not to blame if anything I say offends or otherwise upsets you - your sensibilities are. Peruse at your own risk.

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My Beef With: Bigotry Makes Me Sikh - The Difference Between Terrorism and Hate Crimes

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Note: This is a reposting of a few comments I left on the otherwise rather pool-of-crap-ish Yahoo! news section comments board. I say "Pool-of-crap-ish" because basically every other comment there is Obama Bashing, Romney Bashing, extreme right-wingnut bile, extreme left-wingnut bile, and just all-around NOT a place conducive to educated discussion concerning news events. Nobody is welcome in the Yahoo! comment section. Nobody. If you're left-wing, stay away; if you're right...

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Weird Science - Setting Gotham Up The Bomb: The Nuclear Science Of The Dark Knight Rises

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (2)

WARNING! This edition of Weird Science explores plot points related to The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. As such, there WILL be spoilers present, and some aspects of this entry relate to the final third of the movie. If you haven't seen this film yet and  don't want to be spoiled, do NOT click through to see the full article! THIS IS YOUR FIRST AND ONLY WARNING.

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On the Dark Knight Rises Tragedy...

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a sad, sad weekend for the people of Aurora, Colorado.



I realize this blog entry is a bit late. I apologize for that. I was just very shocked by what happened, and I really wasn't sure when the best time would be to talk about it. I spent all weekend thinking of what to say about this and how to say it, and now I feel it is time that I speak up.

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Weird Science: God Is A Mathematician - Psalm 118:8 and the King James Bible

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Note: This entry into the Weird Science series takes a slightly different bent than I normally take, mainly because it is a religious subject I am talking about. This article does discuss the Holy Bible in a scholarly, non-religious way, and I am writing this entry based from an open-minded, albeit secular, position. This article is working from the assumption that God does indeed exist in some form - if that frightens some of my secular readers, then seriously, grow ...

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My Beef With: Five More Types of People Who Piss Me Off

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a proud peruser of the famed internet site Cracked.Com, full of interesting, unique, fascinating, bizarre, and funny factoids, history, witticisms, and dick jokes (never forget the dick jokes). One of Cracked's favorite pastimes it seems, when its authors aren't talking about how terrifying Nature is or how mind-blowing Science is, is to comment on the stupidity of human beings. You see, gentlereader, human beings are herd animals. We often work best in social group...

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My Beef With: Bat-Rant! Or, My Fandom Is Full Of Creepers (Not That Creeper)

Posted on May 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Note: This article contains some sexual content and some description of the human sexual anatomy that could be considered crude or inappropriate for some audiences. If you are of a young age or are a complete prude, I would recommend that you find another article to read. You have been warned! :)

As most everyone here should hopefully know by now, I'm a fanfic author. I have been proudly writing fanfiction for about nine years now, soon to be ten, and I h...

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Guilty Pleasures! Everybody Has A Few!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Guilty Pleasures! You and me and even you!

Yes, it's no secret around here that I am a huge fan of Internet reviewers, particularly the members of That Guy With The Glasses and their associated reviewers. To name a particular few, I'm an avid fan of the Nostalgia Critic, the Nostalgia Chick, Linkara of Atop the 4th Wall (Where Bad Comics Burn), the Cinema Snob (and Brad Jones' spinoff shows DVR Hell and Brad Tries...), and Diamanda Hagan (All Hail the Lecher...

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My Beef With: The Five Types of People That Piss Me Off

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Yeah I know, I'm making lots of top five lists. It's all I can think of to do and I'm not exactly in the best mood at the time of posting this one. Why? Because I just encountered one of my five big pet peeve people. Okay so it was online, and I shouldn't have taken the flame bait, but God damn - there really are some people out there you just cannot ever take lightly or ever make fun of, because they piss you off so damn much. These people are not trolls, they are not idiots, and they aren't...

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My Beef With: This Tattoo. And Five Things That Are Wrong With It.

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ladies and gentlemen, I like tattoos. I have no problem with tattoos. I think tattoos are an art form in and of themselves when they are a) done well and b) have some sort of meaning to the person the tattoo is on (yes, even if I don't personally care for it). In fact, I myself have a tattoo that I got about two years ago, a purple and green dragon sitting with his wings semi-outstretched on my left shoulder blade. It took four hours and yes, I did it all in one session. Here's photograpic ev...

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The Pen Is Mightier: Of The Scarecrow, The Joker, and Batfic...

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Note: The following exchange is from a discussion with a fanfic author I am a fan of on FFN. Said author is an adamant Scarecrow fan and has written several fics putting the Master of Fear in bizarre, traumatic, or otherwise Buttmonkey situations, all of which are hilarious and all of which I could easily recommend. However, she's also excellent at writing the Scarecrow in general, and I recently got the opportunity to discuss Batman rogues with her. For the sake of privacy,...

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Jokerology 101: The Joker's Increasing Non-Joker-Ness - A Manifesto

Posted on February 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Jesus H. Christ, Mr. J, what happened to you?


No, really man. You've become a mass-murdering psychotic Mr. Zsasz clone with less tally marks and more giggling. You've lost your sense of dangerous charm, and with it, your appeal as a character. Is it any wonder so many comic fans want to see your head on a pike outside Arkham Asylum's gates when your kill count has exceeded your funny moments?


Joker, consider this an intervention. You have a murder addiction...

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Arkham Asylum, "Yogurt" Samples, and Getting to Know the People in Your Neighborhood...

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, so... update time! Been a while since I've done one of these, eh? About damn time, too - this blog was starting to curdle it's become so sour. List time!

1) Remember that song from Sesame Street, the one about Knowing the people in your neighborhood, like the police officer, the mail man, and the friendly prostitute that worked the corner (oh wait, she wasn't on there... ignore that)? That song will never leave once you hear it. For those who have never heard...

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As If You Needed More Evidence That SOPA is Bad News...

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Presented without comment (well except for this one), Michael Mozart (of JeepersMedia and The Toy Channel on Youtube) has posted the following video. I have posted it here because it needs to be said.

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.



SOPA is bad news, even though it's been modified many times. ...

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Stop Internet Censorship. Oppose PIPA/SOPA!

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Someday, depending on how the United States Congress votes, this blog, along with countless others, may no longer exist.


Shocked to hear that? It's the truth. Many of you may have heard of PIPA/SOPA, the infamous so-called "Internet Blacklist Bills" that intend to prevent online piracy. While I believe that Piracy should be discouraged as much as possible when it comes to software, games, and movies, these bills are misguided. The way that they are written is so overly vague...

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My Beef With: Why I Never Really Got Into Anime or Manga

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, while looking up some theme songs from shows from my childhood for my side project, Reverse Your Ears (a Youtube channel project where I reverse popular songs and listen to them; check it out here), I uncovered the theme song from an old favorite show of mine when I was a child - Sailor Moon. Relistening to the original english Sailor Moon theme song instantly brought back memories of my childhoo...

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On Atrus, J'nanin, and the Tomahna Linking Book...

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Note: The following is a repost of a discussion from Youtube regarding plot details of the videogame Myst III: Exile. It is assumed that you have played this game already to the end if you are reading this; if not your game might be slightly spoiled by some of the plot details herein.

Recently, I was asked an interesting question by a fan of mine over on my Youtube channel named LeonardMeltsner, who was slightly confused about some of the t...

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My Beef With: Love Never Dies

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Note: This article uses some terminology that may be unfamiliar to people who are not phans (fans of Phantom of the Opera). If you are one of those people, there are some common conventions used amongst phans, such as calling the Phantom by his real name (Erik) and using certain in-jokes (such as the "Fop Raoul" in-joke). I will try to keep these to a minimum, but no promises. There are also some common abbreviations used within the phandom to refer to things that you should be aware of if...

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My Beef With: The Last Two Generations of Pokemon

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Errata as of 8/25/12: It has come to my attention that I have misspelled the name of the region featured in Pokemon Black and White as "Unoa". It is actually "Unova". Also, I mistakenly said that the Legendaries Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect are not in any Pokemon game released by Nintendo - they, along with a group of Legendaries known as the Musketeer Trio (the Legendary Deer mentioned in the blog entry), are going to be featured as Legendaries in Pokemon Black 2 and W...

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Mac Attack: A Cautionary Tale

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes, fellow nerds and nerdettes, it is truly the end of an era - this month, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers and reigning king of nerdkind until a certain Mr. Gates detroned him in the late eighties, passed away of pancreatic cancer. He was 52. Everyone has heard this story and even I, a diehard Windows-user, was saddened by the loss of one of technology's greatest icons. And so were many others, including a student living Hong Kong named Jonathan Mak (no, really). A graphic design...

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My Beef With: Rumors That bin Ladin Isn't Dead, or Yes, Really, He's Dead This Time.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

... Really. Well and truly, really, dead. Just about every person on this planet that has an internet connection and comparitively little internet restriction heard the news last Summer that the radical Islam extremist leader, Osama bin Ladin, was killed in a raid on a hideout of his (and yes, I must mention the words "radical" and "extremist", because the less intelligent and tolerant out there in the audience will otherwise think I mean all Muslims). And by killed, we all know as logically-...

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