So, among my general, not really out of the ordinary pastimes, I have found myself doing some incredibly nerdy things. Normally my hobbies are just reading, writing, occasionally playing a sandbox or tycoon style video game and watching movies or television shows. Last night, I found myself making a paper craft model of a unit from the extremely popular and insanely difficult pro-league game, Star Craft II. I have not played the thing myself, but have watched quite a bit over my boyfriend's shoulder. He is very into the game. I am also now the owner of a D20 dice. D20s are a core component of table top RPG games. Admittedly it's shiny purple (one of the main things that drew me to it in the first place) and I was given it as a gift, but I still own a D20. I have also been watching a lot of anime lately. I am a member of the uni's anime club, but have been going more for the company than the anime - until just of late. I found myself watching all of Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) and I am quite interested in other titles like Sankarea, Another, Tiger and Bunny, Maria Nikki (Future Diary) and Gun X Sword. I even went and watched Spirited Away.
Overall, I think I am enjoying being extra nerdy.
|The 'Immortal' so far|
|My shiny D20|
There hasn't been much progression on the Soulless front. It's pretty much where it was since the last post I did about it. I really have to get an itch, a real fire under my butt, to write anything nowadays. It's not a good habit to get into. At least I'm still blogging. I find it sometimes loosens the stopper on the bottle of creative juice that resides somewhere inside me.
Also on the subject of novels, I have been thinking a lot about my first novel, Sparks, since I have moved onto Soulless. I have concluded that it is, unfortunetly, a rather bad book. The whole plot (a teenager recieving awesome superpowers) is a complete cliche. The main character is a shallow as a new pothole. The villain is also incredibly cliched and pathetic. But how I wish I could make it better. I really do. But I dread doing it. I really don't want to go back and edit that damned thing again. I have been working on that stupid manuscript for six years, a little under a third of my whole lifespan, and I don't know how many times I've rewritten it. It realy upsets me that I've spent so long and so much effort on it, and all I've produced is that. A very disheartening revelation...
Eating: Pop rock studded chocolate.
Wearing: The daggiest things I own.
Listening to: The construction vehicles down the road reversing.