Category Archives: Epic Win

CreateSpace Dangles the Carrot Yet Again, and by Carrot I mean Novel

That’s right, CreateSpace is offering once again to give succesful NaNovelists a proof copy of their novel for free. Gratis! This is so exciting. I’m excited. The incentive was so strong last year, I was almost tempted to fill in 30 000 words of lorem ipsum after my novel failed after 20 000 words. But I didn’t, and I’m glad. A hollow victory is no fun, and I’d hate to spoil my first novel with those sorts of soured memories.

But that’s last year. This year, this year will be different, I say! I’m gonna finish my novel, and get that proof copy. For sure, this time*.

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*surety subject to change without notice. But I hope not.

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Their, They’re, Everything is Alright

Stephen Fry is awesome, and I figured you guys could appreciate the message of this video:

For the record, I did not know the difference between disinterested and uninterested. NOW I KNOW, and knowing is half the battle.

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September Draws to a Close, and the WriMo Cometh

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It is October, ladies and gentleman. Do you know what that means? Anyone, anyone at all? Fine, spoil my fun. Turkey and hallows aside, October is the envoy of November. Now, to the layman November is a fairly inconsequential month, wedged as it is betwixt Halloween and the various religious holidays of December. But to the literary Illuminati, November is much more than that. Forsooth, it is the time of National Novel Writing Month, appended to the more wieldly NaNoWriMo. 30 days, 50 000 words is the name of this game. As anyone who checks my blog during week-long droughts may have noticed, a NaNo participant badge has appeared in the sidebar. Not only does it have a monkey (which car commercials tell me is a selling point?), but I set this badge to link to my Author page instead of just the main page like last year.

On that note, this is my second year of NaNoWriMo, following a failed, 20 013-word attempt last year and an instance the year before in which I signed up and then wrote 0 words so I don’t really consider it to count. But this year, I’m going to try to go all the way. Shoot for the moon, and then fall short and suffocate in space. IN SPACE, people. It’s gonna be awesome. I would link to a post from when I was attempting it last year, but my blog archives tell me that I made no posts in November ’09, and a single post on each of October and December. Basically what I’m saying is that the droughts around here may intensify. Stay out of the sun, and lie down if you get too dizzy.

One of the things I tried last year, which I think helped my ultimately doomed attempt at writing a novel, was to get other people to write their own novels, so that I would feel pressure to complete my own. In the end, one of my recruits accomplished what I could not, but she’s crazy smart and organized so I’m not really surprised. I hope to see many of the same people again this year(you can see them on the ‘Writing Buddies’ list on my Author page). In addition, my recent acquaintance Thaumaturgist seems to have made an admirably proactive move and decided to novel outside of the designated month of November. Ryan also seems like the type to partake in this, if he isn’t too busy. I was intrigued as to what Matsu might write, but she told me that she likes art more than writing. I’m pretty sure that covers all the people that comment with any frequency on here lately, and most of anyone who has ever commented. Yay, comments!

As for the novel itself, I have a few ideas. I was originally considering rebuilding my novel from last year from the ground up (as Thaumaturgist has sadly had to do with her entire novel), but I have found of late that the pieces of a new idea have been quite swiftly coming together in my mind. An old idea, actually, but one that had long been content to live as a mere conceptualization rather than a robust world of its own. Although I have no idea why my long-dry well of writing ideas has so abruptly sprung forth anew, I am far more content to drink of its inspiration than I am to look a gift horse in the mouth. If I feel like it, I may add pages here about my previous idea and about my current one. Heck, if I’m feeling really into it, I may bring forth some of the short stories that led to the first novel which were posted here before I damned them to oblivion in fear of their safety. We’ll see, readers. Anyway, ’till next time!

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Man, I was really feeling writerish today. Illuminati, forsooth, robust? It feels good to get back into this. Also, the first paragraph is kind of colorful. You can blame Thaumaturgist for making me realize that colors and fonts can be played with in a blog post.

Heroman, Finish!

Simply epic. They turned a mediocre series into a great one. Well played, Stan Lee.

TO BE CONTINUED

OMG E3 SEIZURE GO!!

KID ICARUS. DONKEY KONG. GOLDENEYE. 3DS. STARFOX.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

That is all.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Game Trailer

For those of you with no idea what I’m talking about, this post may be enlightening. Also, awesome.
I can’t embed the video here, because of WordPress stuff, but Brian Lee O’Malley’s website, Radiomaru, has posted the first video of footage from the video game adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. And it looks AWESOME. I normally don’t care for Beat-Em-Ups, but I think I’ll make an exception here. You can play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine, or Stephen Stills. And it’s being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which is both awesome and Canadian (O’Malley is also both of these things). And even better, the music is being done by Anamanaguchi, a chiptune band that makes music on a HACKED NES. Does it get much more epic than that? DOES IT?! Maybe. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World will be in theaters August 13th, and the game’ll be out sometime in August for the PS3 at first (I won’t say PSN), and Xbox Live sometime later on.

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