Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's like an explosion in a sequin factory!!!

I can't even put into words how hard it is to write new ANYTHING for the lone stranger. I mean....he's my man! ;) He's become such a legend in my own head it's like messed up for me to add or change or anything!!! AHHHHH! *tears out hair*

But's it's crazy fun at the same time. I missed these characters and stories SO much, and I LOVE poking fun at the genre. I dunno, more than anything else I've ever written, I think the LS-ness will stick with me always. *realizes what she's just said* Gah I'm so cheesy!!! *facepalm* ;)

Anyway yeah, so having problems attaining to my mental standard of perfection. Not that anything I've written has ever been close to perfect, but I'm not even content with my best. I just keep thinking, "ergh, too much dialogue" "too much backtracking" "too much random crap."
I'll survive.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"I'm seein' art walking right out the door here!"

EDIT EDIT: Ramy is now colored. What can I say, I have PROBLEMS!
EDIT: The Loreli one is now colored :)

A couple of drawings of my characters, which I drew last month and just uploaded today:

Loreli-chibi version


Enjoy my horrible drawing skillz. :P But aside from that, the drawings are how I see the characters.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Gotta go. My parole officer needs to use the computer."

So I don't know if Ramy can like oranges anymore because I heard a wonderful story this last weekend about how they used oranges in someone's health class. So. Hm. Usually health classes are all about bananas.

Anyway, The Stranger is going VERY well. I have 3,393 words written for it at this moment, which doesn't seem like that much but I'm putting quite a lot of work into those words, and I'm happy with them, which is a big deal for me. At the moment I'm having problems because my Creative Advisor hasn't been in touch and it's making me feel a little insecure.....but hopefully that will be better soon.

Friday, July 18, 2008

An exclusive look at: Ramy

I was bored and thought it would be a good opportunity to try and figure out exactly who Ramy is....maybe then I'll be able to write him better. I also put him through the Mary Sue litmus test and got a 27: which ain't bad, IMHO.

1. [[What's your character's name?]]

2. [[How old is he/she?]]
Older than he looks. He's around 50 and looks 27.

3. [[Is your OC a boy or girl?]]
He's a MAN!

4. [[What's his/her race?]]
"A native of the Denlands." Basically means he's part of a particularly long-lived human race, for reasons not explored yet. Gosh, I can't explain EVERYTHING!


1. [[If this character were to suddenly become part of the 3D world, and ended up in a heavily-populated area, how many stares would he/she get?]]
Not many. Maybe some from silly girls.

2. [[Is your character considered normal in his/her own world?]]

3. [[What would be his/her most recognizable feature(s)?]]
His amazing sense of fashion. "Let's, let's face it."

4. [[Would you consider your OC as attractive?]]

1. [[Temper?]]
He's a lot calmer than he used to be, but he still gets righteously indignant rather often.

2. [[Does your character ever get depressed?]]
Sometimes, but not in general.

3. [[Leader or Follower?]]
Neither. I'm pretty sure he's incapable of leading anyone, and even more incapable of following anyone.

4. [[What is the main aspect of his/her personality?]]
His apparent shallowness.

1. [[Did your OC have a family of any sort? If so, are they still alive?]]
No family for him! I think they're all dead, or he didn't really know them in the first place.

2. [[Is your character out on his/her own? If so, why?]]
Yes. See, there's this thing where he's been convicted of several murders.....

3. [[Has he/she encountered any traumatizing events?]]
Again, the murder thing.

4. [[What was probably the best time in his/her life so far?]]
Back in the day when he worked for the travel agency.

1. [[Single?]]
Yes. Like I said, he's kinda incapable of being with people.

2. [[Had your OC developed any romantic relationships?]]
Nope. He tried. Once.

3. [[Virgin?]]
I'm pretty sure....well...I dunno. LOL! Ramy, you little rascal!

4. [[Does your character like flirting?]]
Only for a purpose, ie, perpetuating his shallowness, getting into somewhere he shouldn't be.....

1. [[What animal would you associate your OC with? (Sorry, no creatures of myth and legend allowed!)]]
A DRAGON! Oh, dang, no mythical jk he's no dragon. Hmm.....a cat? Probably, yeah. Only without all the tongue-cleaning business.

2. [[Musical Instrument?]]
This is a weird quiz.....hmmm....probably something like a clarinet.

3. [[Element?]]
I always get confused with elements, so I'm going to assume we're going with earth, fire, water, and air. Out of those, Ramy would be fire, or maybe earth.

4. [[Planet?]]
Like symbolically, or home? This category is symbolism, right? Right. is kinda hard. Probably Pluto, alone and cold, but totally awesome. Oh wait, Pluto isn't a planet anymore! Dang it.

1. [[Do you draw your character?]]
I did once.

2. [[Do you write about him/her?]]
LOL well yes, yes I do.

3. [[Do you use him/her in any rpgs?]]
No. I didn't really think about it. Oh good grief, who has time, anyway???

4. [[What other ways have you appreciated your OC?]]
I....made him...a wallpaper? :P

1. [[Is your character wanted for anything?]]
Yeah, remember the murder thing? :P He's wanted for at least one murder, soon to be two more, along with a few manslaughter charges.

2. [[What are three weaknesses in him/her?]]
1) quick to distrust people and make rash decisions regarding them
2) As I said above, he doesn't normally get angry easily but when he does bad things happen.
3) He doesn't have a problem with black-market goods. Is that a weakness? I can't really think of another one.

3. [[Strengths?]]
1) One of the most hardcore Travelers alive.
2) Very intelligent: has great skills with technology
3) The few people he's gotten close to in his life he is VERY loyal to, even if he's not on good terms with them, he wouldn't hurt them.

4. [[Does your OC drink or smoke (etc.)?]]
I think he drinks. I'm pretty sure. I haven't seen him do it, but I'm pretty sure.

5. [[What's one quirk about him/her?]]
He loves oranges.

6. [[Does your character have any phobias?]]
Traveler-phobia: he avoids other Travelers. Cop-phobia?

7. [[What could you do to get him/her into a blind rage?]]
Tell him you were one of the dudes on the phone. He'll get it.

8. [[Does your OC like chickens?]]
Everyone likes chicken. Wait, do we mean to eat, or just in general? He's not an animal person, so no.

.Q. - What would you consider your relationship with your character to be like?
Uh. Is this like a personal life question, or like what parts of me are like him? We're pretty close, you know, *cough* we're like this &. Hahahaha yeah okay not funny. He's VERY fun to write. I'm not really like him, except for maybe that he doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve unless very very provoked.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Precipitation aside..."

I am having wayyy too much fun with The Stranger. Hahahaha and do NOT take that the wrong way. It's all very PG.

Haha no but seriously. I've written....two episodes and parts of two more. YAY! And I've been talking to Gaia about it a lot so the inspiration keeps coming!! Lots of joy and happiness. I love the lone stranger. True story.

So if YOU were the leader of a goblin legion, what would YOU do with your life?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sir Spamalot

Your Inner Muse is Thalia

You are most like this playful muse of comedy.

Life is all about laughter to you, and you're a natural comic.

You make people laugh until their sides split.

And you're always up for some play time!

Well that's....good. Although I'm trying to think pure thoughts about "play time."

You Are Punk Music

You've thought long and hard about what mainstream society has to offer...

And you've pretty much decided that most normal things aren't for you.

You're creative, expressive, and likely to do things yourself.

You are a rebel and a fighter. You'll defend your point of view to anyone.

Yeah that's pretty true. Although sometimes I wimp out on the last bit.

You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.

You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.

Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.

And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful

You've got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.

Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.

A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.

You blog for yourself - and you don't care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!

What's Your Blogging Personality?

Those last two bits are INSANELY true. You'll never know how many times I edit my posts. :P And I really DON'T care who reads my blogs or how many people.

Affliction and Recovery

My writer's block, which has stubbornly persisted since mid-May, has been successfully banished!
For now.
But yeah, I wrote a whole four pages last night before sleep, and I'm dying to do more. That hasn't happened in rather a long time.



Wednesday, July 09, 2008

2008-2009 Writing Project?

You saw him fight armies single-handed.
You saw him rescue princesses and defeat dragons.
You saw him conquer every villain of his land, stereotype or not, cliche or not.
You saw him win the hand of his love, and make up with old flames. You saw him befriend pirates, work with mages, sail the seas, fight monsters-
But what if you could see it all....again?

The Stranger
Coming Fall 2008
He wants your soul. Or does he?

After planning this, I realized Nanowrimo is in a few short months. Will that help this, or hinder it? Guess it depends on whether I make it a novel rather than a serial.