Ideas! And Slacking.

So the second chapter of Ash and Oak has gone through editing, and I started on the third chapter. We have new writing groups in class, and my new group is pretty fun. They give great feedback, and have interesting stories.
Anyway, the third chapter was difficult. After getting feedback from my group, I know what I missed when I wrote that chapter, and will probably be fixing it tomorrow. I need to have it revised sometime this weekend for class.

Instead of writing, I spent today watching Ghostbusters fanfilms. The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk is very entertaining. Ghostbustin’ 911 isn’t my thing. It’s great if you like cop shows, though. Return of the Ghostbusters, while it looks amazing, is not my favorite. I’ve been told I need to see Freddy vs. Ghostbusters, as well.
I’m really looking forward to the second episode of Ghostbusters SLC. They’re putting up pictures every Saturday night at midnight (MST), and it’s looking really great. Hopefully, it’ll be out by Halloween, but they have yet to announce the release date.

Not much, as far as costume news goes. I’ve finished the Tarvek costume for Anime Banzai, and will soon have materials to start on Maxim and Chichiri. The convention is getting close, so I hope everything comes together soon.

Okay, the ideas that the title mentions. The first is my idea for NaNoWriMo this year. I decided that I want to work with my character Elliot, since he doesn’t have a story yet. Then I learned that this is NaNo’s 13th year, so I thought of my old story idea “Lucky 13.” I’m thinking of using that idea with Elliot, and see what happens. =D

The other idea is caused by watching too many GB fanfilms and dating an actor. I want to do a short film. Thinking something about Egypt, but not sure. I wouldn’t be able to go there, so maybe just a school-type thing. It’s something I’m toying with. I’d need a camera, though.

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Little Updates

I have decided that my life is half entertaining/exciting, and half dull as dirt. I also am very easily entertained. For example, I spent more than an hour playing some pie-popping flash game the other day.

Anyway, that’s not terribly important. I got more revising done on Writing Your Own Legend. I’ve outlined the new prologue and first chapter, and I think I started the second.

In costuming news, I finally started on the pants for my Tarvek costume. … No, that doesn’t mean that I put the buttonholes on the coat. I’m deliberately putting that off. But I got started on the pants, which is very good, and the Morse will help me get them done much quicker than doing them by hand.

If you’ve heard of Esther Friezner, you probably associate her with the Chicks in Chainmail books. I did, until my dad found Sphinx’s Princess in some little book store in the mall. I’m in love with Ancient Egypt, so a fiction novel about Nefertiti was not something I could pass up. While I am not a fan of first-person viewpoints, I fell in love with the story right away. When I finished the book, I was sad that I didn’t have the sequel, Sphinx’s Queen. That was some time ago. I have the book now, and began reading it the day of or the day after I finished Perchance to Dream. So I’m not very far yet. But I fell back into the story right away, and am loving every word.

Quick Update

I have finally finished summer semester, and have a short break before I dive into my fall classes. I’m on the waitlist for a novel-writing class. It’s a class I’ve wanted to take since my first semester, and I’m hoping to learn something new, or at least get more written.

My relationship’s been going well. I don’t really know what more to say about that part of my life. I feel really lucky.

Costumes are going. Sort of. My Tarvek costume is getting closer to finished. I’m almost done with the coat, and then all I need to do is put the pants together. I’m also hoping to get the fabric for Pyro’s Gil costume sometime soon, so I can get started on that. I am still lacking a foot pedal for my old Bernina, so everything’s been done by hand. Which is why my coat is still missing all of the buttonholes. I would rather sew velcro onto pleather than make buttonholes by hand.

In unpleasant news, my laptop has been giving me BSOD’s the last few days. Today, it got bad enough that I couldn’t even load my computer before it would crash and restart. So my dad, who’s been working with computers for as long as I can remember, is trying to fix it. I’m borrowing his desktop while he works on it. xp

Writing has not been happening, as I’ve been spending my time either doing homework, working on costumes, or being lazy. And I haven’t had a lot of ideas for writing. I’m starting to want to again, since I’m reading more, but I can’t think of what to work on. So I’m considering editing one of my past NaNo projects. (Though that’ll have to wait until my laptop is fixed.) I’m thinking of going back to Writing Your Own Legend and working on that one, since that’s the one I want to get out there first. If I don’t have time before classes start up again, I’ll hopefully have time this semester. Especially with that writing class.
For this year’s NaNoWriMo, I had an idea for what I want to write. Sadly, I have completely forgotten what it was that I wanted to do for my project this year. I know it wasn’t the pirate story that I started this summer. And I don’t think it was Tynan Academy. That story is far too complex for November. It might’ve been the thief story I started in high school. Oh well. I should have it figured out by sometime in October.

I keep forgetting that it’s August. I turn 22 at the end of the month. It feels a little weird, honestly.