Write Motivation – Week 4

Oh. My. God. February has come and gone, and I really wasn’t ready for it. This whole 28 day month thing was a terrible idea. Uuuugh.

Anyway, here’s my damage:

1) Write the first draft of the Anthology short story. (Approx. 3k-8k words.) – Still at 500 words. UGH. TERRIBLE.

Stretch Goal: Finish the BHReboot Outtake: Halloween and email to beta. (Approx. 3k-5k words).  -I did finish this though! Yay me! (Emailed it to my beta and everything!)

2) Finish plotting Cloudy with a Chance of Satan. – Done, done, done!

3) Write 10k-15k on Cloudy. – I… bought paper and printer ink to print out what I already had on this (from last year)? YEAH. NOTHING ACCOMPLISHED ON THIS.

Stretch Goal: Write 5k on BHReboot (either Part Two or another outtake, I’m not that picky). – Big ol’ negatory on this one, too.

4) Blog 3x a week. – I think I blogged twice this week. SO THIS ONE IS A BIG OLD ‘NO,’ TOO. UGH.

UUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.

(Yeah, I think I will be signing up for March. Because I got NOTHING DONE. Blech.)

-Eris

Write Motivation – Week 3

We are nearing the end. Yikes.

1) Write the first draft of the Anthology short story. (Approx. 3k-8k words.) – I wrote about 500 words on it. So basically, I’ve got it started but no where near finished.

Stretch Goal: Finish the BHReboot Outtake: Halloween and email to beta. (Approx. 3k-5k words).  – No more progress on this from last week. : /

2) Finish plotting Cloudy with a Chance of Satan. – Done, done, done!

3) Write 10k-15k on Cloudy. – I’d really like to print out the beginning of it before I get to work on the rest… And in order to do that, I need printer ink. I’ll try to pick some up tomorrow.

Stretch Goal: Write 5k on BHReboot (either Part Two or another outtake, I’m not that picky). – I found my plot notes for BH Reboot Part Two. Does that count for something?

4) Blog 3x a week. – (I can’t seem to make this out, but I’m pretty sure I’m at my third post for the week. Yay!)

How are you guys doing? Better than me, I hope.

-Eris

Time: That Fickle Person of Indeterminant Gender

So, I’ve had a bit of a weird week. It’s not that it was hard, or necessarily incredibly busy–I’ve certainly had worse. Yet at the same time, I feel like I’ve had no time to get anything I really wanted to accomplish done. And the strangest thing is, I can’t quite decide if I’ve actually been busy, or if I’ve just been squandering my time on things that are unimportant.

Thing is, I guess I’m used to being either REALLY busy, or not busy at all. So this weird, sort of busy but  with occasional free-time thing is kind of throwing me off my game. I may have only a couple of hours free to where I can work on my writing at any given time, but I find myself doing other things instead–like trying to finish reading Game of Thrones, or napping. And maybe it’s because I’m coming straight home from work and my brain is tired.

Anyway, sometimes I think I’m just complaining and I should get back to work. I dunno. Either way, I haven’t been very productive lately.

Meh.

WriteMotivation – Week 2

Man, I am late getting this up. :/ The weekend was fun, but not very conducive to work. Anyway, this last week has gone a little bit better than the last–and good thing, too! We’re now halfway through the month. Also, as you can see, I’ve added little stretch goals for myself, because I’m finding that I want to/need to work on some other things as well. Let’s see if I can get everything done, shall we?

1) Write the first draft of the Anthology short story. (Approx. 3k-8k words.) – I plotted this, but no real words yet. Working on it. 🙂

Stretch Goal: Finish the BHReboot Outtake: Halloween and email to beta. (Approx. 3k-5k words).  – I’ve got this started, but not finished. It’s going really well, though, so I’m not worried. I just need to finish other things first. Only about 1500 more words to go.

2) Finish plotting Cloudy with a Chance of Satan. – I did manage to plot this! Not down to the nitty gritty details, but enough that I can start writing it. 😀 Yay! Progress!

3) Write 10k-15k on Cloudy. – Nothing yet. I’ve just plotted it is all. 🙂

Stretch Goal: Write 5k on BHReboot (either Part Two or another outtake, I’m not that picky). – Well, I’ve got Part Two plotted out. But I haven’t made more progress on it–yet!

4) Blog 3x a week. – Well, today’s post was supposed to go up this past Saturday. But I managed to blog three times last week without it, so… I think this post counts for the first one for this third week, yes? I’m going to go with yes. 😀

How are you guys doing?

 

-Eris

Necromancer Werewolves: My Theory on Some of the Crazy Mythology of Teen Wolf

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Completely in spite of the holiday, I’d like to present a theory to you that I’ve been working on for a while now.

Teen Wolf has a plethora of crazy mythology, but when they introduced the concept of blue eyes in Season 3a, I rose an eyebrow. Not necessarily because I didn’t buy it, but because I thought that their reasoning didn’t explain all of it. In the episode “Visionary,” Peter Hale (an unreliable source at best), tells Stiles that when a wolf kills an innocent, his eyes turn from yellow to blue. Okay, fine, but why does this physical change occur?

They may be pretty, but the eye color comes with a cost.

There could be couple of reasons behind this so-called “innocent life-taking” change. One could be that it is the feelings of guilt that can affect the color of a werewolf’s eyes, like a mood ring. But this explanation has inherent pitfalls of its own. Why only guilt? Wouldn’t other emotions, strong emotions, also effect eye color then? What about fear, or anger? What about happiness or love? The only eye colors we see are yellow for “innocence,” blue for “guilty,” and red for “leader.” There is no evidence that merely their guilt is enough to change their eyes.

Another reason could be a sort of karmic badge. Killing a person costs a heavy karmic debt, and if wolves happen to be susceptible to that sort of thing, could possibly turn a wolf’s eyes blue. But again, what about other karmic debt? What about years of piling smaller karmic infractions onto your soul? Would that not then also change the wolf’s eyes to blue? We don’t see much evidence of this either, as all the wolves that have blue eyes (with perhaps the exception of Derek) has more than earned them one way or another.

A more likely reason is that of a sort of necromancy that changes the werewolf’s eye color. Here’s how I think it happens:

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Chicken Fajitas/Burritos

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I got this recipe from a friend, who I think got it from pinterest originally. It’s pretty much just chicken and bell peppers and onions and salsa all thrown into a crockpot to cook for 4-6 hours while praying that it doesn’t burn while you’re at work.

It was pretty tasty. And once again, I’ve substituted greek yogurt for sour cream. Less fat and more protein!

Beacon Hills Reboot: Outtakes (Part One)

So, the Beacon Hills Reboot: Part One has been up for a couple of weeks now. I’ve gotten some amazing comments on it, and more kudos than I’ve ever expected. Thank you all so much! I wasn’t sure how much people would like it, considering it’s pretty much in the point of view of a character that had died before she had any screen time. Also, it had very little smut in it, which was another thing that I wasn’t sure would go over well. (The internet is for porn, after all.) So thank you all so much for your kind words. 😀

I am deeply grateful for my amazing friend, The Barenaked Critic for editing this behemoth for me, and for encouraging me to keep going when I felt like it was silly, or badly written, or that no one would care. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t thing this dumb thing would have existed at all–and certainly not posted online.

Also, through the course of the story, I cut out a few scenes and other little tidbits that, yes, dragged the story down, but, you know, weren’t bad or anything. For example, I had originally planned for Laura to meet Allison and Lydia at her coffee shop before the game… but the scene was unnecessary and ended up on the editing room floor. I also had a whole scene about Laura’s birthday that got similar treatment.

The parts that I feel most aggrieved about cutting, however, were some of the comments that were passed back and forth between myself and M (aka The Barenaked Critic) during the editing of this monster. So, to thank everyone for their comments and encouragement, I’m going to share some of those tidbits with you. (They’re probably really dumb, but… here you go anyway! :D)

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