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August 28th, 2010

John Cleese on Creativity

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Anyone who knows me even just a little will know that I am a HUGE Monty Python fan. And seeing as how I am at present going through a bit of a creative drought (this happens whenever I attempt to be a social person), someone sent this to me in an effort to kickstart the creative process again. The following video contains highlights from a lecture given by Python veteran John Cleese. I hope this will help any of you out there who are reading this and are experiencing a similar drought as I. Enjoy.

July 2nd, 2010

Take To The Sky

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This house is like Russia
With eyes cold and grey
You got me movin' in a circle
I dyed my hair red today



I just want a little passion
To hold me in the dark
I know I got some magic
Buried deep in my heart, yes

But my priest says,
"You ain't savin' no souls"
My father says,
"You ain't makin' any money"
My doctor says,
"You just took it to the limit"
And here I stand with this sword in my hand

You can say it one more time
What you don't like
Let me hear it one more time, then
Have a seat while I take to the sky
Take to the sky

My heart is like the ocean
It gets in the way
So close to touching freedom
Then I hear the guards call my name


But my priest says,
"You ain't savin' no souls"
My father says,
"You ain't makin' any money"
My doctor says,
"You just took it to the limit"
And here I stand with this sword in my hand

You can say it one more time
What you don't like
Let me hear it one more time, then
Have a seat while I take to the sky
Take to the sky

If you don't like me just a little, well
Why do you hang around
If you don't like me just a little
Why do you..

June 29th, 2010

Memories

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If you've ever wondered what my earlier works were like, you can find a few of 'em here. They're short drabble-y bits that worked wonders in helping me find my voice.

June 10th, 2010

On: Growth

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I am not a pretty girl
That is not what I do
I ain't no damsel in distress
And I don't need to be rescued
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What an empowering concept, to be able to stand on your own feet, warts and all. Sometimes it's when you break the molds society tries to place upon you, and you find yourself alone, is when you find your own strength, as well as the right sort of people who will give you the support you need. It's scary at first, yes, but it's beyond that comfort zone that we experience the most growth. If not for extending our boundaries, we'd still live in caves, we'd still be crawling about on all fours, instead of standing upright and expanding our knowledge of the world around us. There is no reason, no excuse for quitting on learning once your academic life is over. Learning and growth are never-ending journeys, ones that were started long before you existed and will continue long after you've turned to dust. Don't rob yourself of such a rich experience.

Explore your boundaries. Push yourself creatively, intellectually. Question that which is considered normal by society. You may be glad you did.

June 1st, 2010

 For those of you who check this blog out for info and whatnot on my writing, you'll be happy to  know that my household's routines have returned to relative normalcy and I can once again continue work on my story.

However, there's been some unexpected developments that have cropped up over the past week. I'm currently assisting two fellow writers with their own works in whatever capacity they need me in. I've fondly been referring to them as "my kids" (mostly in a self-deprecatory reference to my own age, and the fact that they're both in their teens) whenever I talk about them to my partner. I do adore them, really. If not for the distance, I'd welcome them into my home any day.

Also, because my mind's had a chance to not be so focused, it has cropped up two more story ideas, which as compelling as they are, I really don't want to start working on them until In Between is done. If I start another project now, I'll never finish it and then I'll be DOOMED. And so would you, if you wanna know how the story ends. 

Here's a bit of a glimpse of what may be coming down the pike after that story is done:
  • Honest Lullaby - A Hope x Nora oneshot. Taking place shortly after Hope's flashback scene in Episode Zero Part V: Friends, it's a quiet, introspective moment between mother and son, before the rigors of growing up take their toll.
  • Missing In Action - The title is just a working one, as the storyline itself isn't fully compete in my mind. Postgame. On a particularly dangerous patrol, Lightning goes missing. For months, there is no trace of her, whether she is alive or dead. Hope, with some help, takes it upon himself to find out what happened to her, and if she is alive, to bring her home.
And there you have it.  There could be more, but we will see where my imagination takes me.

May 25th, 2010

Watch this. Now.


I was one of those kids. One of those who looked different, saw the world and the people in it in a different light, and was ostracized for it. Obviously not to this degree, as I'm here writing to tell the tale (watching too many Clint Eastwood films in your youth can give you that certain sort of swagger that makes the bullies think twice about fucking with you), and so my heart resonates with those who choose to stretch the comfort zones of society with their appearance, whether it be for their cultural reasons, or for pure self expression. In this day and age of constant homogenization, it is a breath of fresh air in a world slowly going beige.

Because of my own past, it has been a lifelong ambition of mine to make everyone who crosses my path feel important, to know that there is at least one person in this world that will not shun them, someone who will help them fight their fights and to bind their wounds. I want to them to know that they always have a safe haven to come home to.

As a parent, I can't imagine what Sophie's mother must feel, even now, three years after her senseless death. I applaud her efforts in making it okay for people to be themselves. 
You know you've been up too late writing when you almost upload your newest chapter into a story where it doesn't belong.

Yes, I know, I've only myself to blame. I'll probably revise the whole damn thing in the morning over coffee.

May 20th, 2010

9 Chickweed Lane

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I've been following this story arc for nearly a year now. It's stuff like this that makes me such a romantic sucker:

9 Chickweed Lane

In case you don't understand German, the note translates to "Eva, I love you. -Peter"

May 17th, 2010

Love the Beast

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When I started to write my FF13 fanfic, In Between, I really had no idea that, nearly a month later, it would recieve the response it has. It's really been rather mind-blowng.

The long and short of it is this; the storyline came to me one morning while I was trying to wake up (something I'm not that good at). The relationship between the two characters, Lightning and Hope, is a compelling one in the game, and as a writer and all-around curious, imaginative person, I wanted to explore the post game what ifs. Writing for female characters who are strong and aloof appeals to me, mostly because I can identify with both their character strengths and weaknessess very well, and putting them in a romantic situation is a rather unique paradigm.

So I sat down, did some research, and jotted down a bunch of scenes I'd like to see happen in the story, and then wrote out the prologue to post it up to ff.net. And then, it just grew into something that had a life of its own.

On the morning after I posted it, I woke up to a flooded email inbox. This in turn energized me to write more, of course, and even when I didn't feel like writing, it compelled me to write it. It truly became my Beast. It stopped being a story and became an entity all its own.

Now I'm getting closer to the end and I find it doesn't want me to part with it just yet. So writing has slowed a bit. Even when that last chapter inevitably comes, it always be my Beast. And I love it.

May 7th, 2010

 I keed, really. He can be anything he wants when he grows up.


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