Hey Guys!

Okay, so… It’s past 4 AM and I’m about to go to sleep. I have a family gathering tomorrow and I’ll be out most of the day at my sister’s place. So I won’t be around.

I just want to update you guys on a couple of things:

First, I have decided to continue with Hogwarts Exposed, it’s just… Going to end up being a lot less silly and laid back than I planned. Still, I decided that these are things that should be commented on. So I will be doing that.

I will continue with Twilight as well.

I also plan to go back to posting on a semi-regular basis even to just talk about my day and my writing progress.

HOWEVER.

My right wrist is hurting a lot and I’m suspecting it may be tendinitis. I’ve had it before when I was younger; only in my left wrist then because I’m a lefty and I used to write a lot more by hand. So, I’m going to see a doctor on Monday and if the above suspicion is confirmed it’s very likely I have to wear a wrist brace for a while. And I won’t be able to write very well that way. Not that I’m doing great with the pain, I’m sort of just pushing through it at the moment for the sake of getting stuff done.

This may slow everything down for me because if I have to lay off typing altogether for a while, I’m gonna have to prioritize work once I get back to it. I have a commission going that I just accepted a day or two before the pain started. I do not want to keep this person waiting, so if I have to wear a brace and lay off the computer… First thing will be getting this done. The second thing is Shadows Rise because… I actually feel like going back to it now and finishing the stuff I was stuck on.

Either way, I’m gonna take it easy. I’ve been playing Pokemon on the GBA emulator because I can set all the controls to the left of the keyboard and play it one-handed and just generally not writing at all unless I need to chat with someone.  Still, I thought I’d come around and update the blog just before I possibly get immobilized.

Okay. So, I’mma go to sleep now.

Later, guys!

B.B

Never Thought I’d Say This, But…

I’m seriously questioning whether to continue doing commentary on Hogwarts Exposed.

After looking over Chapter Three, I’m having doubts about whether I want to delve any further into what this fic is setting up. I can stomach a lot of things in a piece of fiction, but some, in my opinion, are morally unjustifiable. I think I need to stop, possibly read a couple of chapters ahead, and thoroughly assess if this is one of those cases. :/

B.B

It’s Gonna Be a Long Month

Welp, when I told myself I was gonna get Shadows Rise done by the end of July I have forgotten the fact that July is chaos incarnate for me. My nephew’s birthday is coming up and then two weeks after that is my birthday and the week after that, in the start of August, is my brother’s birthday. So, my two brothers who live away are coming to visit right now and… The kids are overexcited and loud and… I’m gonna go crazy. lol

Still stuck trying to rewrite chapter two. I swear, one day I’ll look back on this and laugh, but right now I just wanna break shit. It’s really frustrating. That’s okay, though, I know I’ll get there. -.-

Reading chapter two of Twilight and highlighting all the stupid. Will try to work on the review during the week, if I have the free time to do it. I’m gonna try Hogwarts Exposed during the weekend. I don’t know when I’ll have it in me to go back to NITWIT, although, I eventually will. I’m going to finish this thing or so help me.

*sigh* I need to relax. 😛

B.B

RP Playlist Moment: End Of All Days

I know I probably shared this song here before, but it just came up on my YouTube Playlist and I just had to stop and be like “Ugh, I really miss SOF.” 😦

We all got our lives to lead and stuff, and I’m sure things will start moving again eventually; not like I don’t have a shit ton to do as is either, but gah I miss it. I miss writing my main cast so damn much. I miss all my evil schemes. I am so ready to set all the things on fire and laugh manically while it burns. Oh, it’ll be glorious! XD

Meanwhile… I think I’m gonna try and muster the time to watch Dumbo this week. I haven’t done a Disney review in waaaaaaay too long. 😛

Hope you guys are having a fantastic weekend. ^^

B.B

P.S: Hogwarts Exposed incoming. Soon-ish. Stay tuned.

Slowly But Surely

I’m trying to work myself back into the groove of doing actual reviews. I’m hoping to revive the Disney Revisited series soon and go back to doing Steven Universe and MLP reviews like I wanted. I also want to eventually revisit some great animated series from my childhood; mainly Batman The Animated Series and the original Teen Titans. I’d also like to eventually do some posts about Avatar (the good one, not the Pocahontas x Smurfs x Thundercats crossover fan fiction James Cameron did).

Nest post will probably be Hogwarts Exposed. Like I said; I’m trying to get back into the groove of reviewing, but I’m also still trying to get Shadows Rise in shape for posting. I’m already behind my self-imposed schedule, but… Considering my health issues and other stresses… *sigh* I guess that was inevitable. :/

My friend liked the Twilight review; even though it wasn’t exactly what we agreed I’d do, lol. She told me to run with it. So upcoming chapters will be reviewed in the same style. I was actually pleased with how that ended up (setting aside the fact the post went up with some mistakes I needed to edit later; I’m a crap proofreader, I swear). It took multiple rereads to highlight particular things I wanted to bring up and then a lot of sorting out what to actually quote and it still ended up a bit on the long side. It definitely took a lot more work to set up than just a full book review; although reading one chapter at a time is a lot more doable for me right now, but I actually had a blast doing it. Which is good. I said I’d do the whole series after all. -.-

Uhm, my Australian friend advised me to start a Patreon and let people request reviews from me as rewards, since my friend is bribing me into doing the Twilight series and he said he’d be more than willing to pay so I make chapter reviews on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (which, would definitely be fun, so I might do it one day eventually), and I’m entertaining the thought, but haven’t decided yet. Maybe after I can get episode one of Shadows Rise ready for postage and I can take a small break from writing. I don’t want to start something like a Patreon when I’m not able to post regularly. Meanwhile, I edited the blog’s Support Page. So, if anyone wants to they can make a donation and request a review. Though, I won’t be doing large requests like this.

I will also be updating the blogs pages and links in the next couple of weeks and… I’m trying to go back to actually visiting other people’s blogs and reading their posts because I’ve been too preoccupied with my own stuff to do it for a while now. -.-

B.B

 

6 Ways to Make Writing Fight Scenes Less Traumatic

I needed this. And I have a feeling I’ll need it again sometime soon. >.>

A Writer's Path

by Kathryn

To answer the question I am assuming is on all of your minds, yes, everything is traumatic to my hyperbolic little mind.

Especially fight scenes.

There’s a lot to them, and that means that you run the risk of fumbling the execution, and that’s never fun.

But don’t let the fear that you’re going to mess up your fight scene stop you from writing one in the first place.

In fact, don’t let fear stop you from doing ANYTHING when it comes to writing. Just don’t. You don’t need that angst in your life.

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Twilight Review: Preface + Chapter 01

[First (you are here!)] [Next (coming soon…ish…)]

Disclaimer: I’m not a professional critic. This is strictly my (clearly biased) opinion and if you like this book; hey, good for you. Don’t read this unless you know you can take a punch and laugh about it. Also, I tried not to curse but failed, so… Strong language ahead.

Alright. I’m doing this. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW!? >.<

Sorry, guys, that was just a personal message for the dear, dear, friend who bribed me to do this for her. -.-

I’m not going to do much introduction to this. Everyone is sick of knowing what Twilight is and it’s not much of a secret that I hate it with the fire and fury of a thousand suns.

That said, I gave my word that I would be as fair as I possibly can about this book and I meant it. I don’t want this review series to turn into a rage induced rant (we already have NITWIT for that, don’t we? -.-). Because, in all honesty, the first time I read this book I was so angry with it I spent an entire afternoon ranting about it to Wifey over IMs and then in person to another friend who was sitting next to me enjoying the spectacle of smoke coming out of my ears. I was so angry that I decided not to read the rest of the series for my own sake and that of everyone around me. That was a good number of years ago., though, and I would like to think I’ve matured since then and can now go through this without completely losing my shit.

Time will tell, I guess.

It’s the first time I do a chapter-by-chapter review so, I’m going to give a very short summary of what happens in the chapter, then break it down by quoting certain ‘notable’ passages and talking about them, then finally I’ll give my final thoughts. Since a requirement for this review is that I find a positive in each chapter, I’ll leave that part last. You know, to end on a positive note. Or something. *groans* UghI’malreadyregrettingthis.

Let’s begin! -.-

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‘Tis The Season…

Flu season. -.-

I woke up feeling like shit. lol

I have the Twilight review half done, but honestly, I just don’t wanna look at it right now, so it’s gonna be a bit later than I thought. I might do some Hogwarts Exposed in the meantime though. What’s the worst that can happen? 😛

B.B

P.S: I’m just gonna play some Skyrim and nap today, methinks. >.>