Showing posts from March, 2014

Nerd festivities.

Once upon a time, I hid my nerd self. Whenever it came out, it was usually among the non-nerd folk and many of the girls growing up thought I was weird. I hung around boys because I could at least relate to them in video games and some sports. I never felt out of place with them, and at the time, I chose to be judged on my knowledge of games rather than my fashion sense, how "girly" I needed to be, and how much gossip I knew (a lot of girls were evil to me in my childhood). I got older and embraced anime and manga (I didn't hide my love for anime, but I didn't talk about it to those who steered clear from that world). I eventually stopped caring that others thought me weird for being a nerd, though I kept it quiet still since I was more open about being a sports junkie...I was more accepted that way. I only showed the nerd to the few who didn't hide that aspect of themselves away, and played the Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon card games after school sometimes with them. N…

A wave of green.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've found myself more festive about the holiday since I finished college. The holiday was a resident assistant's worst nightmare; it didn't matter whether you had duty that night or not. I've got on green clothes and feathers in my hair, and I've already been called an elf and a fairy (no complaints here!). Tonight should be fun, considering I'm spending it with the Game of Thrones crowd (where else would I be on a Monday night?). I sort of started celebrating early too, with seeing "The Secret of Kells" at the Jean Cocteau Cinema during the weekend. I love animated films, and this movie was just visually stunning. And hey, the fairy/spirit of the forest liked taking the form of a white wolf. You bet I enjoyed that part!  I've been busy recently with "transfer-mania" of my notes and edits of book 1. The sooner I finish with the transfers, the sooner I can hand it off to my readers (yes, that is plural this…

Most joyful of times.

Goodness, I don't know where to begin! Ok, I'll start with THE most exciting news from last week. I've lost count on how many times I've said that self-publishing is crazy expensive, but it would not deter me from completing my dream. As of last week (and by means of a somewhat unexpected gift), the nest egg for the publishing of Child of Blackwen is nearly complete! Poor Shadow was confused while I was dashing through the house, jumping and screaming for joy. Ok, I cried's just so exciting!!! This also means that I am ahead of schedule for submitting my work (I wanted to give myself til the summer to start sending my stuff in to Amazon). Once I let my readers look over the newly improved book 1, I can then send it in to Amazon's staff and begin the self-pub process from there. Cross your fingers everyone! Speaking of the cohesion edit, I might actually be done with the book 1 portion by the end of the week. I have TONS of content to transfer, as wel…

'Ello March.

Happy March everyone! It came quickly, didn't it? Time flies when you're having fun.

With March also brings the return of the Game of Thrones marathon at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Mondays (since February is a weird month, the days of the marathon changed). I started the weekend with the last two episodes of season 2, and I start this week with the first three episodes of season 3. The Battle of Blackwater Bay was meant to be watched on the big screen, it really was. It was a shame we didn't get to Skype with the director of that episode! I'd have loved to hear what his thoughts were about the directing, the preparation, and so on. Tonight at least, we'll get to speak to Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth (one of my favorites as well!). I have some questions of my own to ask her, so hopefully I get to be lucky again. I mean, how can I not be excited to speak to the actress who plays a character who represents tomboys? I favored Brienne's POV in bo…