Do You Wanna Write A Novel?: @NaNoWriMo Frozen Parody

Posted By on Friday, May 23rd, 2014, 01:45

So I gave @NaNoWriMo some help with plot bunnies and the following parody ensued. With apologies to Tim Kim. …hear more of the echoing dust…

Writing Perspective: Tokenism

Posted By on Friday, May 16th, 2014, 01:15

I quite like my writing perspective posts; it helps me to crystalise my thoughts on various topics. Hopefully others will join in discussion. If you haven't guessed, there's another one coming up right now.

I've been thinking about this post for a while now, ever since I saw a forum post from a writer I know—and because I know her, I know the way I took the post is not what she meant, nor what she intended. I felt she was saying she should write about a disabled person simply to have a disabled character in the story.

Tokenism, in other words. …hear more of the echoing dust…

Let Me Go: A Frozen Parody

Posted By on Thursday, May 1st, 2014, 22:45

I agree that Severus Snape is a complex character. I agree that he spied for the Light side and was instrumentally helpful. I have never agreed with many of his other actions; on the whole I think Snape is someone who did the right thing out of obligation, not because it was in his nature or because he thought it was the right thing to do.

I'm sure Snape thought he loved Lily; I've been there myself with some people, so I won't fault him for the same. But I grew up and came to realise that I had not, in fact, loved these people. In one case, I did love someone, but I had to let them go, because they didn't want to be with me anymore. It's that saying, "if you love something, set it free".

I could entertain a possibility that he did love her once, but allowed it to warp itself into a possessive, ugly type of love. Gut feeling is that he didn't love Lily. He just wanted her because he thought of her as his.

And so, I present a Let It Go parody. I wish I knew someone who could sing/record this parody; I'd like to hear it. …hear more of the echoing dust…

I Blame @AnnaLandin For This

Posted By on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, 00:15

So Anna drew this for #rpgweek and invited people to draw themselves. I can only draw with words, so this is what I came up with. It made me cackle endlessly.

I shamelessly borrowed RPG!Anna and gave her a little history. Enjoy!

The woman strode through the streets, a simple sword hefted on her shoulder. A little boy ran from his mother's stall to gawk at her clothing. She stared at him, dressed in scruffy pants and suspenders.

"Your boots are brown!"

"I suppose they are, at that," she said, not letting the boy distract her from her errand. "You might do well to wear your own shoes." …hear more of the echoing dust…

A Song of Ice and Fire

Posted By on Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 20:45

Quick update.

I have a new blog at Di Verbs Things, where I will read books and watch television shows and blog about it. Because I think that'd be fun. First up is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.