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On Writing

Yesterday (or the day before), the fellow who writes and draws Gunnerkrig Court tweeted the following:

Every day I don't man up and do this full time is another day closer to my grave I'm going to regret.

I re-tweeted it because it made me think. And I thought to myself that while in the years since I first took Ring of Fire from an award-winning potential novel through so many revisions and rewrites that I'm not sure it's that same book anymore, I no longer have anything that's immediately "submission-able." But on the other hand, I have a great many stories I have told in the same universe, and perhaps it's time (and in the right time) to start up a real writer's blog where I can post said stories and perhaps build up even a tiny audience so I have that to add when Ring of Fire is once again in a state where I feel I can submit it to a real publisher. So I'm kind of looking at blog sites and trying to decide which one I can afford and which one might be good for what I'd do; and maybe if I did have a place like this, I'd actually produce MORE, especially if I have an audience, even a small one. (One person constitutes an audience.)

So anyway...

Pixar v. Dreamworks

If Summer Movie posters told the truth (the lovely and snarky queenofattolia tweeted that one, and it gave me a laugh).

Adorableness, squared.

And last, but not least: Inappropriate humor.

This afternoon we watched Star Trek: Nemesis for the first time. I've put off watching it because of the enormous amount of bad press it got, but after seeing it, I was struck with a mild curiosity. Why is this movie so reviled? It's not as bad as some Star Trek movies (Lord, no); it's not the best, certainly, but it's a fairly inoffensive action-packed long episode of The Next Generation with a little humor and some good solid Picard-As-Action-Hero bits. Certainly, it's no Wrath of Khan, but no Star Trek movie yet has been. It would have been BETTER if James Marsters had gotten the Picard-clone role, but other than that? Eh, not a wasted afternoon, at least. I might have been madder if I'd seen it in the theatres, I guess.

This cat really can sleep anywhere, any way...


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May. 9th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
that cat is a pro sleeper

And I hear what you're saying about your book. I feel the same about Mmoon. I have no advice other than to keep trying.
May. 9th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
He really is. I need to take shots of him in all his odd positions.

That's what I want to do!
May. 9th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)

yeah I know it's easier said than done
May. 9th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm very leery of Dreamworks at this point since I found out one of their lead animators is an animal abuser.
May. 9th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
That's worse than my reasons for being leery of Dreamworks, which has been their horrible scripts and pathetic storytelling. (Some of their movies fall into my "worst animated films of all time" categories.)

At least this guy apparently didn't work on any of the Dreamworks movies I DID like (Shrek and How to Train your Dragon, which was written by the team who did Lilo & Stitch...).

May. 9th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I was leery about them for those reasons, too. Then I found this on FB yesterday.
May. 9th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
What a creep. :P
May. 9th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
May. 9th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
My god! I didn't know about that. 8-(
May. 9th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
I only recently found out. It made me very sad.
May. 9th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
That's horrible! I hope he goes to jail for a very long time, and that he's shitcanned from his job ASAP.
May. 9th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
Someone got four years for killing a dog recently, so we'll keep our fingers crossed.
May. 9th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
I think I've seen the photo of the kitten and his teddy bear before, but it's still incredibly cute.

I feel much the same way about my creative endeavors, although in my case I just need to DO them.

Generally feeling bleah today. I have to draw the picture of the dress. I know, it's late, but I've been putting it off.
May. 9th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
That whole site of animals with stuffed animals, just so cute!

Yeah. Go forth and draw!
May. 9th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
I'd seen some of those animal shots before, but they never get old. And good luck with the writing blog.
May. 9th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
May. 9th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Sympathies for book-stuff -- I'm right there with you.

May. 9th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
As your icon says! :)

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