Blogging, Crafting, life, Random, Reading, Writing

#Hashtags And Other Minutiae- May 2016

No cool intros, no witty quips. I’m letting the work speak for itself today ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Favorite Posts:

I didn’t do many original posts this past month, mostly I just answered asks ;P

  • Favorite Reblogs:

RIP Agent Carter…

Clint Barton is my fave.

Breaking News: Poe Dameron continues to be an A+ life ruiner.

Actual Retail Life

Twitter

  • Favorite Tweets

I literally had two tweets this month, sorry Twitter :/

  • Favorite Retweets:

Instagram

  • I finished spinning my milk fiber!
  • And I started a newย  spin!
  • I also used up the last of my funky, chunky handspun singles with mitts!

 

Pinterest

  • Featured Board: This month, Changing History!

  • Favorite Pins:

 

That’s all I have for you guys today ๐Ÿ™‚ See you around the interwebs!

Reading

Have You Hugged A Book Today?- April 2016

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And I fall farther and farther behind on my reading… I really need to take a day off ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What Iโ€™m currently reading (in order of Date Started)
    1. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King– I’m much closer to being done with this book than I was! For some reason it’s dragging for me, I don’t remember this happening last time I read it…
  • Books I’ve Finished (I did say comics to the rescue ;P)
    1. Jessica Jones: Alias Vol 3 by Brian Michael Bendis- Four Stars

Fog’s Book Of The Month

This month’s selection:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say, the end of this comic run was not nearly as powerful for me as the Netflix series was. That’s not to say it’s bad (see the five star review), it was just different. I’m mainly keeping the five stars for the references to things that were not in the show, not for the Purple Man story line (hello epic 4th wall break! ;P). Like Jessica’s relationships with the people in her life: Carol, Scott, Quartermain, and Luke. If there is any way for us to see Quartermain in the next season, I would be 900% okay with this. I would also be 900% okay with a guest appearance by Scott Lang, but I’m gonna throw out a guess and say that’s a lot less likely to happen ;P Seeing Jessica’s different reactions to the different people in her life really made her experiences feel real and painful. Also, the wonderful extra reveal at the end of the book was very well done (even though I knew it was coming ;P).

I definitely don’t want to leave the world of Jessica Jones behind and I will definitely be picking up The Pulse next!

(View all my reviews)

  • Book to Screen (Twitter live!tag-#fogwatches)
    • Still nothing. There will be something next time, I swear, I really AM gonna finish the Harry Potter movies…

I’m going to try to read more now that Camp NaNo is over, but that requires taking time off and I just don’t know when that’s going to happen, quite frankly. I’ll leave you with this hilarious comic that I found on the internet, because… um… yeah… ;P

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Blogging, Writing

Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- April 2016

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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That’s it. Literally, that was all I did this month. I edited over 80,000 words in 30 days, and let me tell you, there were days I didn’t think I was gonna make it. I started out very confident, completely certain that I was going to get everything done, maybe even get done early! And then I realized I was ripping this story apart and now I had to put it all back together, not once… not twice… THREE TIMES this happened to me, in the second half of the month! It was heart-stoppingly stressful some days, but I think I’ve done the story a lot of good.

For those of you who might not remember what the heck I was even working on, here’s a reprint of the horrible summary for Clarity that is getting a well-deserved rewrite sooner rather than later:

Clarity (A Loki Fanfiction)

Loki (the traitor, the usurper, former prince of Asgard) is imprisoned below the palace that was once his home, cut off from even his mother, possibly the only person in the whole of the Nine Realms who still cares for him. But Lady Frigga has always been a clever woman. And there is a girl in her service, a girl with no past and an unusual quality that makes her uniquely suited to the task the Queen has in mind. Klara might not know who she is, but in the dungeons of Asgard, she might learn who she wants to be.

I’m letting the story rest and I’m going to allow a few trusted readers to read the final product before posting begins in June. The tentative date for the first chapter to post isย Wednesday, June 1st, with a posting schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, if anyone wants to mark their calendars!

Also, I have this playlist on Spotify I’ve been listening to while I work on writing/editing Clarity. Feel free to give it a listen if you want a teaser for the fic!

What’s Coming Up in May

My intention is to get back into the swing of regular posting, starting with one chapter per week for both Changing History: Calenhiril’s Search and Double The Baggins, Twice The Took. I might post more as time allows, but mostly I’m taking this month to rest and try to recuperate my energy from my work intensive Camp session. And also prepare for the next Camp NaNoWriMo in July! A writer’s work is never done, it seems! Currently, my heart is set on trying to finish Wonderland Reclaimed, but that could change depending on how I feel about Calenhiril’s Search and DBTT by then. I could be doing a finishing WriMo instead! We’ll see what the future brings!

Until next time…

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If you thought I forgot it was May The Fourth, you clearly don’t understand the level of extreme nerdery I operate at… ;P