we all have that one friend who is probably secretly a magical girl.
[echoes of eleven blowing up cybermen to get information in the distance]
People who don’t love Nine are the dumbest.
People think that Nine is dark sullen and a killer. They’re wrong. Nine not dark. He’s light and happy and in love. He wear a leather jacket and is the closest Doctor the the Time War but he is not dark. He is a light person who is fighting his dark past. He knows what he’s done and is fighting to write his wrongs. He just wants everyone to live.
Eleven on the other hand is the exact opposite. People think he’s a puppy in a fez. They’re wrong. He is not happy and joyful. He’s careless. He is having adventures while ruining lives and killing people. He is the man who forgets. He has forgotten the pain he felt after what he did and now is so comfortable killing.
He doesn’t remember Nine. Nine, the Doctor with depression. Nine, the Doctor who fell in love with an nineteen year old shop girl who didn’t need a magic back story to be special. Nine, the Doctor who went and saved his friends without killing. Nine, the Doctor who chose to lose instead of causing loss.
Nine chooses to give up being a god. Eleven pretends he is a god. Nine would make a merciful god. Eleven acts like a vengeful god. Nine is a puppy in a leather jacket. Eleven is a a killer in a fez.
fuck man.. the feels
Wow this school year is eating me alive physically, mentally, and emotionally. But I am still here and still writing, and maybe I’ll queue up some of the prompts I have from the Creative Writing class I’m teaching.
One day. After I, you know, sleep.
the full set! I’m kind of happy with it but I’m more happy that I finally managed to produce a matching complete set
Anyone out there, me and my family really need help. We’re barely scraping by and I am begging anyone for help.
We have barely any dog food, and we haven’t been able to get a decent amount of groceries in a while. We have several bills that we have to keep asking to pay later, and I’m worried for my family.
I have a gofundme set up for my dog, but if you donated there, it would be going to help me and my family, and my dog right now.
Again, sorry to ask for help, but I’m desperate to help my family.
From the living room…
My roommate: Guess who likes ice cream sandwiches?
From my room…
Me (shouting): Please don’t feed that to the cats!
It was only one cat. Singular.
[12:12:31 AM] Ting: me when I wrote erotica
[12:12:38 AM] Ting: one person gets on top of another person
[12:12:42 AM] Ting: they roll over
[12:12:47 AM] Ting: screen fades to black
[12:13:02 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me when I write erotica
[12:13:08 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: person touches another person
[12:13:12 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: other person: NOPE
[12:13:25 AM] Ting: me when I write erotica
[12:13:35 AM] Ting: one person starts going for another person’s pants
[12:13:40 AM] Ting: person starts crying
[12:13:43 AM] Ting: screen fades to balck
[12:13:50 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me when I write erotica
[12:13:52 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me: …
[12:13:56 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Document xes out
[12:14:11 AM] Ting: me when I write erotica
[12:14:17 AM] Ting: one person grabs alcohol
[12:14:23 AM] Ting: the other person unzips pants
[12:14:27 AM] Ting: a third person turns on TV
[12:14:30 AM] Ting: screen fades to black
[12:14:41 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me when I write erotica
[12:14:55 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me: *flashback to accidentally walking in on parents having sex*
[12:15:02 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: fade to black
[12:15:09 AM] Ting: me when I write erotica
[12:15:13 AM] Ting: dee and boomer
[12:15:15 AM] Ting: fade to black
[12:15:26 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me when I write erotica
[12:15:33 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: “AND THEY TORE AT EACH OTHER LIKE…”
[12:15:36 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Cat uses litter box
[12:15:40 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Fade to lback
[12:15:48 AM] Ting: me when I write erotica
[12:15:50 AM] Ting: blbg gpoy
[12:15:53 AM] Ting: fade to black
[12:16:08 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me when I write erotica
[12:16:17 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Me to wine bottle: Let’s get this over with.
[12:16:22 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Downs bottle
[12:16:23 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: Fades to black
[12:17:01 AM] Ting: one more
[12:17:06 AM] Ting: me when I write erotica
[12:17:09 AM] Ting: ship sherlock and shrek
[12:17:11 AM] Ting: fade to black
[12:17:25 AM] Ting: #imout
[12:17:32 AM] pilot: oH MYGOD
[12:17:38 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: ;ajlkdfjlk;asdjfkldsf
[12:17:40 AM] Dee: what the actual hell just happened
[12:17:40 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: TTIIIING
[12:17:43 AM] Camille S: OHMYGOD. YOU GUYS……
[12:17:52 AM] Camille S: PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING AND IM DYING.
[12:17:55 AM] pilot: WHAT THE ACTUAL
[12:18:01 AM] pilot: SHOULD I BE WORRIED
[12:18:10 AM] pilot: BECAUSE I AM VERY
[12:18:17 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: My abs hurt
[12:18:19 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: And i cried
[12:18:33 AM] pilot: YOU ALL NEED JESUS
[12:18:37 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: WE HAVE JESUS
[12:18:40 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: TWO OF THEM
[12:18:42 AM] Rebecca६ൠ३: NEXT DOOR
Bringing back the Camp NaNo Countdown meme!
T minus 1 day: Back cover Summary
Maybe you have all your novel prep done today—if so, congrats! For the rest of us who failed to outline every little detail, surely you have some of the events laid out for the journey your readers will take. Write a short summary of your novel like you’d find on the back cover. It often helps to start with an introduction to your setting and what situation your main characters will find themselves in at the beginning of the novel. Don’t forget to use concrete, attention-grabbing details to hook the reader, and give us a good hint of what to expect for the main conflict of your novel—but no spoilers please!
For help writing a back cover summary, pull your favorite books off your shelf and read their back covers for inspiration. You can also find some good advice on writing back cover summaries here and here.
They moved into the castle ruins—the refugees, the ambitious, the desperate—without knowing all the secrets, and one day the gates closed and refused to open. But castle life continues, and as lamplighter, Saela lights the lamps that shine on countless balls thrown for the castle’s nouveau nobility. But Saela dreams of seeing the gowns and chandeliers up close and runs away from the orphanage to serve a lady as handmaiden. She soon discovers castle life is not nearly as romantic as she thought. Condemned to menial labor and obsequious manners, Saela must also endure the grouchy Lady Errine’s temper and her feral brother, the castle drunk. But when Saela takes her chance to sneak into a ball in disguise, she stumbles upon the body of a murdered noblewoman and becomes a scapegoat for someone else’s crime. Saela must prove herself innocent and catch the real criminal, but with no one to light the lamps, the castle’s secrets may destroy them all first.
Bringing back the Camp NaNo Countdown meme!
T minus 2 days:
While shutting out all other distractions this April, there’s at least one person you’ll spend a lot of time with: your novel’s protagonist. Introduce them to us! Who are they when your novel begins? Feel free to share any artwork or face claims, or pull out the highlights of that character info sheet you filled out forever ago!
Saela gets the whole novel to herself so let’s get to the real star of this draft…
Errine. Errine. Errine Errine Errine.
One of three characters to survive with Saela from the very original draft and probably the one to undergo the most changes, including several name changes (
Lilika > Terrine > Errine).
She went from being the “Prom Queen” villainess archetype who had no real motivations except making Saela’s life miserable to only appearing that way to Saela, who is caught somewhere between mild infatuation and bewildered rivalry upon seeing her.
And I think I got some of my best and favorite scenes in my first draft only because I started treating her right as a character. Just look at these lines of classic Errine sass:
“Just think, all the other ladies will be so jealous when they discover their handmaidens can’t light lamps as well as mine.”
"We can’t execute you in that white dress or everyone really will think you’re innocent."
“I think they’d tear me limb from limb if they realized I was carrying food in my pockets.” After a moment of musing, she added, "And then they’d probably eat my limbs too. Waste not.”
And also Errine, the purveyor of blunt truths:
"She smells awful."
And this new Errine is smart enough to figure certain things out about the castle, but also loyal to her family. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe—including getting her hands dirty, literally and metaphorically—because they’re the only people she has left to almost love.
And sometimes guys I just listen to this song, and it just hits me right in all my Errine feels. (Wait like the dawn, how it aches to meet the day)
P.S. Lena Headey’s Cersei is the perfect Errine face claim.
Just look, isn’t this such a perfect Errine face (and some scary cases of accidental character convergent evolution).