Sunday, June 27, 2010

Things are a-changing...

So a few points for today's post. One, I haven't updated Broken and haven't spoken to dear Debbie. I should be shot. Two, I just started my psychology summer courses. I'm in a room with 18, 19, and 20 year olds and only with 4 people my age. Yet it's fun and the teacher's actually nice and interesting. Three, I finally manage to finish the execution chapter in my sci-fi story and yet I still blank out and can't write the next. This was suppose to be the hard chapter! You suck, Rebeca. Four, I've joined many RPs, and I'm having trouble keeping up with them. It's getting annoying.

Let's just talk about one of them, number 2. The college courses are insane and interesting, but I have a paper due on I don't know what day. I have to check the syllabus. We missed the first day because of some mix up, and so we (the 4 students from my school, Giselle, Crystal, and Robert) got transfered to the 8 a.m class rather than the 10:30 class (Jen was with us, but she got the last spot.) So we have a different teacher, and there's no other students from our high school. The 10:30 class has only students from the high school. Ours? Only the 4 of us. And yet it's not that different. It's just that on Wednesday of last week we went insane. Apparently we didn't have a class, and someone told us we had a paper due. We spent most of the day running around campus like idiots, and finally at the library, trying to figure out what to do. In the end, I don't know how we got out alive from that one.

Nor do I know how we'll be surviving these next couple of weeks Dx


Friday, June 18, 2010

Arkana design done by my friend

So since in high school I ended up becoming friends with the artistic people, (who happen to be incredibly nice O.o) I asked my friend Emily to draw Arkana and create her clothes and weapon. I think it came out pretty cool:
It's on her deviant art right now, under VampireNote13 I believe. I think it came out pretty awesome. The simple, yet effective, steampunk feeling it gives out is awesome.

She's also drawing my other character, Jacob. I'll post that picture when she's done.

(And it's...also copyrighted by Emily and me xD)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rewriting a Story

So when I was around 11 or 12, I wrote a novella (at the time I called it a novel, psh. Actually, I think it was just a short story :P) which was basically a Medieval Fantasy Europe story with a 12 year old (going on 13) prince who meets an 11 year old witch. Blah, blah, blah stuff happens and I finish the story at about 100 pages with humongous font and gave it to my best friend for Christmas (she gave me a story in return, called "Violet".) So years later I decide to rewrite. I rewrite the reasons, the back story, the characters grow older, they gain flaws and talents, even added Dragons, I try to make it as Grey and Gray Morality as possible, and I end up writing the intro.

Then I go to a bookstore and when I pull a fantasy book out, it was almost always set in a Medieval Fantasy Europe setting. I already knew it was popular, but I never realized how many authors were doing it until that day. I know Tolkien popularized it, and it's because of him I was writing my story in the first place, but I don't really want to do that anymore. I thought over my story and tried to figure out what to do. But sadly, I couldn't come up with anything.

Then, when I was reading the tv trope page (it's my favorite site now xD) about the anime adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle, I read this:
...directed by Hayao Miyazaki, very loosely based on the novel. Now, instead of a Medieval European Fantasy, the land of Ingary is a Steam Punk world filled with both technology and magic.
It's not surprising seen as how it's Hayaoi Miyasaki (there's always a pattern like that in his films xD but I'm not complaining of course) but it bought forth an idea. Going from medieval epic fantasy to steam punk!

There are different types of Punk related to steam punk, so I'll have to play around with them. I know this has also been done before, but steam punk is something I've never tried and never thought I would try. But I could try to combine both (and I know that has been done too, I'm not trying to make it sound like I'm the first person to think of it) and write my story.

Of course, I'm still writing my SciFi story and Broken, and there's hundreds more ideas in my head, so for now, it's just in the planning stages. But I do want to do something more than just medieval world and put some effort in it (because don't worry, I'm not just taking Steam Punk and running with it. I have to work hard on creating the world.)

There you have it. My plan :D

P.S: It might sound like I'm trying to mock stories with medieval settings, but I'm really not. I'm just trying to do something I've never tried before. Besides, how could I ever mock something like Dragon Age. It's because of that game I wanted to add dragons to the story.

(Wow, some of the pictures came out too big xDD))

Sunday, June 13, 2010

You have to freaking kidding me.

Really? Really? Just...really?

Gloria Tesch took out a video of...of...god I can't even describe it! Just check the link.

What the hell? What the rotting hell is that girl thinking? I was laughing for 20 minutes straight before I realized this chick is demented. She's so blind at how much she needs to grow that now she took out a book/movie trailer that signs her death sentence in the writing world.

I actually saw it first on the Black Pawn Movement videos, and I thought for a second they had added some of the cheesy bits.

Lie. Lie. All a lie. It was in the original video
On another note: I was at the library the other day and I saw 2 books by author Mancusi, of Gamer Girl. I think it was Boys that Bite and Girls that Growl. I was so utterly annoyed at them that I decided, "Screw it. I'll just rip apart Gamer Girl." Just because.... All I'm glad about is that it isn't overly popular, or I would have probably gone into rage mode.

I also found the book Willow, which I saw my friend reading a few months ago. I can't stand the dialogue, it just feels to forced. But it was getting interesting so maybe I'll get it or just borrow it and see how it goes.

"Science and science fiction have done a kind of dance over the last century... The scientists make a finding. It inspires science fiction writers to write about it, and a host of young people read the science fiction and are excited, and inspired to become scientists...which they do, which then feeds again into another generation of science fiction and science..."
- Carl Sagan, in his message to future explorers of Mars.