Hmm... · 8:46am
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Pinkie Pie takes Adderall. More news as it develops.
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Pinkie Pie takes Adderall. More news as it develops.
Finally got my own place! No internet yet though. My sporadic updates will be even more sporadic for a while. Also, I'm sick. Whee!
I had something resembling a decent sleep schedule going for a couple of weeks. It was a valiant effort. Truly, it was. But here we are - or I am - at nearly four in the morning with naught but the sound of keystrokes and pen drops to keep the quiet away.
I'm not actually using a pen. I don't like how they feel. But, "keystrokes" is two syllables and "pencil" is already two without a verb implication and I wanted to keep things even.
There's not much else to be said here. Oh, I lied. I've been replaying Final Fantasy X this week (oh look, found the cause of my insomnia!) and I've noticed some pretty harsh tones in the game I didn't catch the first time around. As a whole, it seems to carry a very anti-religious theme. If you're familiar with the plot and the truth behind Yevon, I'm sure you understand what I mean. Couple that with one character's rampant and open hatred of the race of non-believers, along with their near global persecution, and you have a recipe for pissing off somebody, somewhere. If you're not familiar, I don't do spoilers so it's up to you to find out! Ha.
Have fun guys.
And not that it's terribly relevant, but I think I've figured out how to reconcile the latest Discord episode with my head canon surrounding my not quite stillborn story, In the Mind of Chaos. There's a plan now, which is more than I've had for a long time. Whether it goes anywhere is anyone's guess.
Now THAT is how you make a My Little Pony episode!
It's fitting that the first letter of this season was done by the one pony who didn't learn anything in the last. Good stuff :D
1. Dream magic is canon. Sweet. I expect Twilight to dabble in this eventually if her studies continue to "the next level."
2. Thank the writers! Scoots gets some love. We treat that girl like dirt. It's about time something good happened. I wonder if they'll stick with Faust's (rumored) original intent for Scootaloo and keep her flightless.
3. Applejack is quite handy with building a fire. She doesn't even have fingers and she does a better job than I could hope to.
4. Had to take a break because my brother just got hit by a car. He's fine, but I lost my train of thought.
5. All in all, a very cute episode with a direct hotline to my heart.
If Cosmic Love doesn't move you, then I don't know what to say.
Also, Finals Week begins Monday. Wish me luck.
I am now officially over a quarter century old. Just a hair over, but over nonetheless. If you had to round to the nearest ten it would have to be 30 instead of 20.
What the hell?! Getting old sucks. Before you know it I'll have a career and a mortgage and some other stuff only old people and highly ambitions teenagers get.
I need a drink. After class, of course.
College is really eating up my time this semester. I keep getting the English professors that are intent on making me actually learn stuff about critical thinking and literary choices. That wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't picking up Japanese as well. New alphabets are hard. Trigonometry and Ethics are cake though. Humbly I say: Maths is my bitch.
Yes, that's correct. I think.
On top of scholarly endeavors, I'm also in the middle of moving to a new house - having been forced from my soon to be former home - the same week my best friend is moving out of state for a year, and my other best friend (each gender has a slot for "best friend" so I'm not throwing the term around willy-nilly) is soon to be going through a divorce.
My comfort zone is soon to be nonexistent. When it rains it pours, no?
The good news is all this emotional duress has given me a couple snazzy one-liners to build some stories around. If I can get some time to myself you guys will be in for a treat. I hope.
In that same vein, I wasn't really happy with In the Mind of Chaos, hence the lack of updates. The lack of views and thumbs up seem to agree with me. I think the concept has promise, even if it's been done a few times by now (and well, might I add) and I had/have some cool ideas for it still, but I'm probably going to end up rewriting it and publishing it as a longer one shot instead of trying to break into chapters. C'est la vie.
To the folks who keep finding Twilight's Wall and enjoying it: Thanks. It's good to be appreciated.
Random party night. Fun shit. Women.
In the Mind of Chaos started out as an expose into the psychological workings of sensory deprivation and social isolation. However, my being nothing more than a humble conduit for my fickle bitch of a muse has allowed the story to wander from my roots. How does an author maintain control of the narrative? I don't know for sure, really. Every time I try writing something there's a little voice in my head that says, "no, there's something else important going on here."
Perhaps I need to focus on what the voice says and add my own meat to the story later? Muses are such curious devils, no? For the planning stages I've consolidated 2 chapters into one, and I'm starting to think this would have been better released as a somewhat long one shot. That way I'd have had time to revise and edit the pieces I was uncomfortable with, which so far includes much of chapter one. It's kinda on track to how I wanted, but I feel like I could have fleshed it out more. Maybe that's chapter 2's job. Who knows for sure?
I sure as hell don't.
At any rate, have a pony video for your troubles.
As an aside, I catch some flack for my enjoyment of My Little Pony on a wide scale. My authorship therein has remained anonymous to all but my closest of friends, if only because the wider audience is incapable of proper literary critique. To my detractors, I humbly say: Ha. I have known a joy of which you may only dream. To be part of a fandom that is, occasionally obscene, but always filled with appreciation and love, is a happiness that most will never possess.
To my fellow authors borne from love, of a show, I bid thee fare well.
Also, ever vigilant (except in PC security, it seems) Device Heretic and other fellows of your inner circle: I don't know how the hell you people drink so much and still get anything done. One night of booze hounding and I'm quite spent. Pacing, perhaps? I can only wonder.
Good night, everypony. May season three find you well upon the morrow.
So, chapter releases. Those are helpful to keep readers happy and draw in new ones, yes?
I had a bit of an episode the other week. Nothing crazy, just some sunburned hands after a long ride. I went up there to try to work on the next chapter, but the cool weather was too calming and enjoyable to dig into the depths of psychological torture I require. So, I sat in the park for a few hours and watched the scenery. Stupid me though it would be a good idea to ride in the midday Summer sun without proper skin protection. The Arizona sky is a cruel bitch.
It didn't go well. It was actually a whole helluva lot worse than it looks. My camera is terrible and pales everything down. Both hands got it, for the record.
Moreover, I had this little issue of "imminent vagrancy" that I had to resolve. It kept me a little distracted. I got that as resolved as it's going to be for the next couple months, so hurray for that.
On a brighter note, now that my hands are up for endurance typing again, I've been working on a pitch for Cracked.com. Turns out they pay random schmucks like me to write articles! Who knew? It's my first attempt at comedy (with a creamy, semi-serious center), so cross your fingers. I've also requisitioned some literary advice from a few sources. Hopefully that will show in my next piece.
Oh and this. Not crazy about the music, but I'm a sucker for good syncing.
Now for beer and ponies.