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Blog entries by animagus_kitty

  1. Every once in a while, I run across something from my childhood or youth I'd forgotten, and I realize that I've been on the same path since I was small. My earliest memories are of Danny Kaye and Cary Elwes being the funny man in movies like the Court Jester and Robin Hood. They're of Kevin Kline in Pirates of Penzance. They're of Martin Short, Leslie Nielson, and Steve Martin in Airplane and...
  2. Ah, the wonders of fantasy. Terry Brooks, Tolkien, the guy who wrote the Belgariad. The awe-inspiring heights of science fiction. Asimov, Dune, Ender's Game. And then there's me, sitting over here clutching my pearls anytime someone brings up the greats. "Oh, I, uh, haven't actually read them, because I don't read anything in the genre I'm writing." I'm so great at logic. I'm not one to...
  3. I was watching Outlander and got super bummed out, so I thought I'd watch a comedy special before I went to bed. Netflix had been showing off this 'Vir Das' guy for a while, and I'd been meaning to get around to it. He's reasonably funny. I recommend it, but not if you're squeamish about the occasional cuss word. But it's not his comedy that's got me writing. It's his unexpected words of...
  4. A couple months ago, I received a rather scathing critique of my novel-in-progress that was not necessarily wrong, most of the time, but very unnecessarily harsh in delivery. Coupled with the insults delivered to my pride and the level of skill I think of myself as being at, I ended up not writing much in the month or so after that. And then I started playing Destiny 2, which I'll not expound...
  5. The good news is, I have a professional artist (as in, employed by a museum to do art classes and stuff, and does commissions) to do art for my book/wiki. He's agreed to do it all for free, even. Obviously, if I'm successful, he'll see some of it, I'm not a total wad, but he's not expecting compensation for it. He's just looking for a passion project that lets him draw things that aren't...