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Rambling Writer


Our job is not to give readers what they want; our job is to show them things they never imagined. --Walt Williams

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  • Wednesday
    Plotbunnies I Can't Get Rid Of

    I've got a lot of ideas bouncing around my head and I feel like I'll go nuts if I can't get them out. But I've got more ambition than I do time, so the odds of getting them out are slim. But I've got some people who think I'm interesting here; might as well tell them what's bouncing around my head. Here's what I've been thinking about:

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  • 8 weeks
    Hinterlands Sequel: Bounty Hunters and Necromancers and Serial Killers, Oh My!

    Christmas is approaching! And what other way to celebrate the season than the tale of a necromancer, recently released from jail in a time of political turmoil, struggling to find her place in a world that hates her kind while crashing with the bounty hunter who turned her in?

    TUrban Wilds
    One's an impulsive bounty hunter with a thirst for adrenaline. The other's a reformed necromancer given a second chance at life. Together, they fight the necromancer's self-doubt (and also crime).
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  • 12 weeks
    Moondog Fanart

    Moondog got fanart.

    I know! I'm surprised, too! I've never gotten fanart before, but I guess you can share it if you think it's nifty? 'Cause it's nifty. It's of the moment where Moondog first takes up her crown. Art by StainedGlassLightHeart, commissioned by Level Dasher.

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  • 17 weeks
    My Little Pony: A New Generation Reaction Blog

    The time has finally arrived. A new My Little Pony movie is here to save us from our sad state of oligomicroalogoria (too-few-little-horsies-ness). I decided to record my reactions to it while watching, because why not? If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I have a brief, spoiler-free review before my reactions.


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  • 23 weeks
    The Behind-the-Scenes for the DCEU is All Over the Place

    I saw The Suicide Squad recently. It was pretty good. But it got me thinking: looked at from a film-history perspective, the DCEU is just the weirdest fucking thing. Seriously, look at it:

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Dec
8th
2017

In Which I Read Twilight for Self-Improvement · 3:50pm Dec 8th, 2017

It's said that one of the best ways to improve your writing is to read. It helps expose you to new ideas and styles and can inspire you. It's also said that it's easier to define why something is bad than why something is good. Declaring something to be bad usually has very concrete reasoning behind it, while declaring something to be good can be a lot more nebulous.

So, in light of that, I'm going to read Twilight. Yes, all the books. If they're good, I get a (very, very) guilty pleasure. If they're bad (which I think is more likely), I get to understand exactly why they're bad and know how to avoid it in my own writing. And maybe I'll say, "I can write better than this!" and motivate myself to finish some of the stories I've got sitting around, like the heist story or the sci-fi one with the Jamaican seapony starship technician.

Every few chapters, I'll be posting my thoughts on the book so far -- on plot, characters, structure, that sort of thing. Maybe you can learn something, too. Or maybe you just want watch me suffer. That's fine, too.

Wish me luck.


Twilight

New Moon

Eclispe

Breaking Dawn

Gloaming

Comments ( 8 )

:twilightsmile:

I have no words on me, thanks! But I have a lot of books you can borrow!

Don't do it! You have so much to live for!

Good luck.

I don't get why so many people hate them, though. They are average and cliche, but so are many things today.

Oooh, I gotta get me some popcorn.

That is the reason I love readthrough sporkings of shitty fiction so much.

Reading it on your own, you can easily skip or miss things.

I can recommend Das Sporking, they have completed in-depth sporkings of all the books and most of the spin offs.

Time to let my morbid curiosity get the better of me and check out these blogposts!

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I think because it glamourizes vampires.

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