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Saturday, November 29, 2008


So after a month of toiling away and perfecting my methods of procrastination I have finally finished my novel for NaNoWriMo. Most of it is crap, but I think around the 35k mark I actually started writing a lot better. I don't know how it happened, but one second I was writing terribly and the next day it was like a switch was flipped and I was putting out sentences that didn't sound like garbage. It was nice, I have to say. And one thing I really liked was the fact that my novel finished right at the 50k mark. It was very bizarre that it ended right at the time it should have. I could have bulked up the story if I needed to and filled in a gap that I left open because I was blocked, but I didn't need to. I am so relieved. My wrist kinda hurts now.

Now I'm off to go donate what little money I have to nanowrimo.org to celebrate.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Repo! The Genetic Opera

So Sunday night was amazing. If anyone follows me on twitter you probably saw random squeeing and arguing with Heather over text messages (we realized that we text each other more when we are standing right next to each other than we do normally, this amuses me). Anyway, so we arrived at The Enzian and I got my ticket from the people I won it from and went to stand in line (side note to the people who don't know: I dressed up as Vagina Dentata for Halloween at Rocky and won a costume contest). We were probably standing in line for about an hour before we were allowed inside. I'd like to note that we saw both Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich while waiting in line. The theater is really really spiffy and the chairs we sat in were cool (I found some fantastic pictures of the outside and inside of it: outside 1 - outside 2 - inside 1 - inside 2).

We waited around a bit more, both Heather and I trying not to blatantly stare at Terrance Zdunich (who plays GraveRobber and who wrote both the play and the movie script), but we were not successful. I don't know about her, I felt like a total skeeze just intently watching this guy, but *swoon* he's awesome. So the movie starts and it was amazing. Holy crap did it rock. It was so funny in parts and my only complaint is that there wasn't enough gore and there needed to be more repossessions. After the movie there was a Q&A which Heather recorded part of and then they said they would be outside to sign autographs and just hang out.

So here I am with the two guys, and gah, I freaking <3 Saw II, so it was awesome meeting Darren Lynn Bousman, and of course GraveRobber is the sexiest character ever

thanks to heather for this pic

my stuff that was signed :D

and one thing that was particularly awesome. If you've seen/heard Zydrate Anatomy (definitely in my top 3 5 favorite songs in the movie) this will most likely be funny.

Crowd: (chanting) Zydrate! Zydrate! Zydrate!
Darren: Did you know Zydrate comes in a little glass vial?
Crowd: A little glass vial?
Terrance: *holds up blue glowstick* A little glass vial
Movie: *starts*


Also - to the people who have never heard of Repo! The Genetic Opera, I don't blame you. They haven't had very much publicity, its all been word of mouth. I urge to you check out the website and the wiki page for more info! :D

Here is the trailer:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Its NaNo Time

Yesterday was November 1st and the official start of NaNoWriMo. For those who don't know what NaNo is see this explanation or I can just summarize it for you - during the month of November you write a 50,000 word novel. Last year I participated and won, and I'm hoping to do the same this year.

Of course, its a very difficult thing, more difficult than some people realize. One of the main obstacles in writing a 50,000 word novel is procrastination. NaNo participants have honed their skills to make procrastination an art form. And of course there are the plot problems. They can outline all they want but sometimes a character will do something unexpected an throw them off completely. I'm only about 2,000 words into mine and I am already searching for ways to make myself like my main character. I have a skill for making my main characters unlikable - I did the same thing last year and by the time I was done I didn't even want to deal with those people any more.

But the thing is, I could talk about nano all day and not even write a word because I'm that good at procrastinating. Right at this moment I am typing this post and have a movie loaded on netflix that waiting for me to watch. So now I've decided that I can watch 5 minutes of the movie every 500 words I write. Sure, that'll slow me down in my daily goal (in order to reach 50,000 words in 30 days you need to write at least 1,667 words a day), but it will motivate me to think quicker in order to watch my movie. The next time I do the 'movie reward system' I will say that every 1000 words I can watch 5 minutes, so hopefully by the end of the week I'll have made it quite far in my novel.

*fingers crossed* Good luck fellow NaNo'ers! You can find me here.