Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend 2011

I had a nice four days off. Played with my daughter. Played a lot of Skyward Sword. Raked leaves and put up Christmas lights and now I'm sore and watching Walking Dead and knowing that I'm going to be hella sore tomorrow after a good night of sleep. Hope ya'll had a good weekend too. Hopefully I'll get some more movie reviews up soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

High School of the Dead

Started watching this nifty little anime the other day. I was intrigued as I like anime and zombies and this seemingly combined the two. How could I lose? Turns out to be a pretty good choice so far as I'm rather enjoying it.

The plot, in a nutshell, is that a zombie outbreak in Toyko occurs and whole parts of the city are ravaged rather quickly. The school that the main characters attend is no exception, and with just one infection, gets taken over rather quickly. The heroes, friends and strangers alike, band together to try and get the hell out of there and to safety and their families--if any are still alive.

It's got some great gore and fun characters and some fantastic zombie killing action. I think that's what drew me in from the start. The running POV that turns into some zombie smackdown is something I absolutely love about the series. It does have its share of fanservice, which gets ratcheted up rather absurdly in Episode 6 and so far in 7 is there as well. I think that kind of goofiness with the occasional humor that they have keeps the series from going too serious and grim and is a welcome change from some of the tough choices that they have to make. Also, the series has the first time I can remember someone having to pee in the middle of a tough situation, which is funny as I would probably have to do that as well. It's a nice touch and really rounds out the characters.

Check it out.

Friday, November 11, 2011


No nanowrimo or movie updates tonight. Just me pretending to be the 11th Doctor and trying to overcome some illness. And drinking Jameson. Happy 11.11.11!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 7

I figured today was a good day to check in on the blog, since I've been slacking with updates. For those interested, I broke 10k words today. Which is a goodly amount. Unfortunately, it's rather short of where I should be, but I've been pretty busy lately so I haven't had time to focus on the writing. Which means I'll be playing catch up later, or at least there's a strong possibility of it. I have been writing every day though so a the very least, that's a good habit to get into.

Truthfully though, I don't need to hit 50k to win this in mine eyes, though it makes me a loser in terms of the rules. I was already at 50k and then some when I started Nanowrimo and now I'm sitting over 66k, possibly more as I haven't checked the full word count in a bit. That has me really excited, as I've made a huge dent in the book word count and I'm on my way to finishing it. My estimated goal is 80,000 words, but if I end up going longer, that works too. Then I can begin the long task of proofing and editing it. I actually like that though so I'm looking forward to it.

Until next time.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The November Grind

It's that time of year again. That's right, fellow writers. I'm talking about Nanowrimo. I haven't done it in a year as I was working on publishing the novel I wrote during Nano a few years ago, but I'm all in again. This time I'm cheating a bit, I guess, as I'm not writing something completely new but using the word count and deadline obsession to help me finish off a novel that I'm already working on. I'm still counting the words I add, rather than what I have, but I might not hit 50k as I think I'm only aiming for 80k total for the novel and I'm at 56k already. We'll see how it goes. Whatever the case might be, it's a fun time, so you should join me over there and get to writing something fun.