So, my husband and I watched Victor Frankenstein today. The one with Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. It was brilliant. And it gave me some brilliant thoughts about The Hero Project. Recently, I was talking to my wonderful husband about my villains, and how it’s really hard for me to write a truly evil character. And I realized that my second major villain is SUPER evil. She does something that bothers me more than just about any other criminal act. She experiments on, and kills, children. Why does this bother me so much? It’s a long story, so short version; I watched an episode of Criminal Minds that involved the sexual abuse of a young boy, and it scarred me deeply. I don’t watch Criminal Minds anymore, and child abuse is, for me, more evil than cannibalism. It was a rather disturbing realization, and an unpleasant tangent in our conversation.
And then my husband asked me about my other major villains. If this one is such a good hacker, why doesn’t he know this? If she knows so much, why is she still alive? How does he do that? How does this work? Why don’t they just do that? It got me really thinking about the villains in my stories. What are they doing that makes them evil? Why do the heroes care? And that has got me on a research kick. I’ve got three brilliant hackers in The Hero Project, but I’m not exactly good with computers. I know what programs will get rid of viruses and malware, I know where to find a lot of important things in the Control Panel, but I can’t do any kind of coding, and I am certainly no hacker. I don’t know a whole lot about anatomy, either, which is kind of important in the first book. I don’t know how cybernetics work, in reality or in theory. I know all sorts of fantasy stuff, and I know a fair amount about ancient Egypt and Japanese culture, but I don’t know what my villains and heroes make their living with. Which means that I need to start doing research about all sorts of mad science! Yay?
I love watching Sci Show on Youtube, so at least some of the research will be super fun. :) But I’m not excited about researching anatomy. I am easily squicked out. But sacrifices must be made for a believable story.

Anyway, I’m back from the Ghostbusters premier, and back to mostly-normal life. (The prerelease for the new Magic: The Gathering set was last weekend.) The premier was so much fun, and I got autographs from Dan Aykroyd and Annie Potts, and we got to see the new movie almost a full week before the general public! (I think that includes movie critics, actually.) So, I am thinking about writing a review of the movie here on my blog. I really want to watch it again before I do, though. So, yeah. Also, I still need to finish that theory about Suckerpunch.
And I’m finishing a commissioned doll of Sans from Undertale. And I’m editing Just Your Average Fairytale. Like, final edits before I submit the manuscript. And that reminds me, I need to research publishers. There are a few that I know do YA fantasy, but I don’t know enough about them. Besides having read lots of their books. (YA is still my favorite genre, even at 26 almost 27.) So yay, more research!

And, for those super-nerds out there; yes, I am playing Pokemon Go. My work building is a pokestop. So I’ve been getting more exercise. Yay!


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.