Friday, September 27, 2019

Monthly Wanderings: September 2019

September was a pretty insane month between going out of town twice and tackling a new writing job on top of everything else! But I made some amazing memories.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Disney/Fall Florida Trip 2019 Report!

This was such a wonderful trip! I'm writing this before my flight home, so I'm still riding the hype! Project Magic Kingdom Hearts plus a spontaneous trip to Animal Kingdom and then video games! Squee!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Interview with Dina and Colleen (Red Hood)!

Hello! And thank you for the questions! Sorry about the lateness. Had to switch things around a bit this week. *turns in Tonight Show desk to Moira who's sitting on a couch* Good afternoon, Collen and Dina.

Hello! *grins brightly*

Good afternoon. *smiles*

Ready for the questions?

Yes! I've been waiting for this!


Thanks for having me again!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Writing Pets 101

Pets can be some of the most fun—and most annoying characters in stories. Some of the best characters are animals like Toothless, Appa, or Zwei. They’re adorable and they do help the plot move forward. I’m going to be discussing pets as they would in a standard fiction novel, not as protagonists like in Lady and the Tramp or Homeward Bound nor slice of life with the book entirely centered them like Marley and Me or That Quail Robert. That’s for another post. 

Let’s get started! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A Book Review of the Gunslinger by Stephen King

Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

Series: The Dark Tower (Book 1)

Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publisher:  Grant; Jun 10, 1982
Page Count: 288 pages

I've wanted to read Stephen King for a long long time, but I'm not a huge fan of horror and that's his primary genre, so I hadn't found a book of his I really wanted to read. When I edited The Dark Tower movie review on GUG a while back, I got really interested in this story, so I decided to give it a shot.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Writing Lessons from Video Games: Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy

I've had friends urge me to play this game for a few years now, but I was hesitant about enjoying a game about lawyers. I mean I hate going to court. Why would I want to play a whole game about it? But when the game released in HD on the Switch this year I decided to succumb to the pressure and play it. And I really enjoyed it. The characters are very fun and the mysteries were unpredictable. It was refreshing to be really stumped!

Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy follows the career of rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright as he unravels mysteries from past and present. He fights for truth and justice against a corrupt judicial system as he defends clients from all walks of life. By his side is Maya Fey, a spirit medium, who has a checkered family history. Together they are Wright and Co. Law Offices!

Warning: Spoilers - The biggest spoiler is in point one which is an element revealed in Episode 2 of the first game.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Questions for Dina and Colleen Muir (Red Hood)!

It's time for this month's call for questions and I'm doing another dual interview! I may have to do more of these since you guys like them so much. This month I'm doing the sisters Dina and Colleen Muir. I did an interview with Dina but that was literally years ago and she needs some spotlight. Here's a bit about them!

Dina Muir is a sixteen-year-old Red Hood in training and Mor Galbraith's best friend. She grew up with her mother, father, and sister in the Western Red Hood manor in the country of Silfurlund. Though unlike Mor she does not desire to be a Red Hood, a werewolf huntress, like her mother, but a tailor like her father. However, according to Red Hood tradition, since she has inherited the power of the Silver Sisters, she has no choice but to be a Red Hood for life.

Besides desired career choice, Dina is the opposite of Mor in personality. While Mor is fiery, a bit brash and a tomboy, Dina is tender, kind, and loves anything girly. Mor is top of her class and Dina is very close to the bottom. One of Dina's other loves is her hound Grimmur whom she's had since he was a puppy as is custom for each Red Hood.

Though Dina is skilled with a crossbow, her true talent is with a needle and thread. She loves to sew dresses, handkerchiefs, shirts, anything she can. Whenever she is stressed from strenuous Red Hood training or the scorn from her mother about her hobby, she always works on her newest project. She is fortunate to have her father and Mor to support her dream, but Red Hood laws remain as they always have and Dina condemned to a life as a warrior and to never fulfill her dream to sew dresses for the Queen.

Colleen Muir is Dina’s eleven-year-old sister. Unlike Dina, she’s embraced her set course in life as a Red Hood and can’t stand being too young to see any action. She admires Mor a lot but has trouble relating to her older sister and is her mother’s favorite. When she’s not in class, she likes to practice shooting her rifle at the target range, going hunting with her mother, and playing with her small group of friends and their puppies. What she doesn’t like that occurs after class is usually fights between Dina and her mother. Colleen just wishes her sister would give up her impossible dream so there wouldn’t be anymore yelling every night. 

Leave your questions in the comments or in the form if you'd wish to remain anonymous or if you're having trouble with the comments. They will answer them on the 17th! Thank you!