10.15.2010

Pokémon Love Songs and other stories

Sixteen days to NaNoWriMo! (Fellow writers' groupers: Have you signed up yet? hint, hint...) With sixteen days to finish revising my novel and about six chapters to revise, I'm feeling a bit crunched. Last spring I revised ninety pages in ten days, but it's hard to polish prose at that rate.

Finish or not, I do plan on writing another novel next month. But I would like to be able to send this to gamma readers November first. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can...

All this revising leaves me next to no time for plotting this year's NaNo novel. November might get interesting.

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New ALL CAPS videos always make me happy. Every time I watch this one, I love it more—even though I was discouraged from getting into Pokémon when it was popular and have therefore neither seen the movie nor played the games. (For that matter, I've played very few video games, not because they're not fascinating, but because—as with television—it just doesn't often occur to me and I would have to actually make the time. Out of all the clips shown in this video, I only recognized Mario.)

But one bit of scenery makes me incredibly curious. Right at about 1:56, Luke is standing in front of what looks almost exactly like the current header to my blog. Whaaat??? I can claim with perfect confidence that he did not get it from my blog. I'm just using Ray Creations' free Dark Forest Theme template, so... did Ray Creations get the image from a video game? If so, which one? I have no idea, and Google searches don't tell me. But now I feel cool by association.



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Lou and I watched the Mike Judge film Idiocracy the day after I'd finished reading Ender's Shadow. I cannot begin to express how opposite those two stories are.

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"Maia, stop batting the basil around."

"Stay out of the palm tree, kitty."

"Little monster! You just ripped two leaves off my African violet."

I have catnip and cat grass seeds. I just need to plant them.

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Writers' link of the week: Dan Simmons' Writing Well, Installment One. I haven't read the rest of the installments, out of fear that they'll all be as long as the first one, but I plan to. I liked what he had to say.

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Funny of the week: On changes in English. Hear, hear!

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I have a book to revise. Happy weekend, everybody.

7 comments:

  1. You read Irregular Webcomic, too? It's hard now to watch Jane Goodall shows on PBS. "I'm Jane freakin' Goodall!"

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  2. That was actually the first one I'd ever seen, David, but I'll have to read some more. There's a Jane Goodall one? Sounds like fun... :)

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  3. Oh, having alternatives available like catnip & cat grass won't make your other plants less attractive to Maia. :)

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  4. Very, very true George. As a matter of fact, I spent some time growing some special grass in a container for my cat. Once it was all ready to go, I gave it to her (expecting adoration) and she grabbed the container, shook it around with her mouth and then proceeded to flip it upside down (dirt and all) all within about a 30 second timespan.

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  5. Jenna, that is crazy! It looks so much like your template, weird!

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  6. Jane Goodall is a recurring character (as a Lego figure; she's an undercover agent working for the Yeti. The primate research is her cover story). The best part is, he actually met her and convinced her to pose for a comic with him! http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1290.html

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  7. Yeah, George, I'm sure you're right. Haha.
    And MissPhotographerB, your story made me laugh.

    David, awesome. Thanks for the link! :)

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