I love autumn. Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons; the cooler weather, the crisp air, the cloudy days, the hot chocolate and sweaters. There’s something inspiring about these seasons. Sky did a beautiful post over at Further Up and Further In that you should definitely read (and don’t forget to comment, because comments are awesome and everyone who does gets a free cupcake. Somewhere. In heaven).
I’m recovering from the Cold of Doom that tried to vanquish me a few days ago. It may have struck me down, but I have risen again (or almost) and thank you, Lord that it didn’t last very long! I’ve done a lot of Jericho-watching (if you haven’t seen the show, you should seriously consider looking into it) and managed to get a little bit of writing and reading done (though not much because my brain has this habit of going on vacation when I’m sick).
I thought it was quite timely and interesting that I posted on making people’s days yesterday and then was told it was National Encouragement Day! Since this is One of Them Random Posts, I’m just going to be writing wherever my mind takes me.
Here are a few things I’m excited about –
BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) next week! I can’t wait to meet new people and have scripture studies with them!
NaNoWriMo. It’s coming up, people, and I’m having some friends do it with me for the first time! It will be my fourth year and I feel like a veteran.
The Avengers coming out on DVD! What superhero geek ISN’T excited about this?
UKiss is coming out with a new CD. Oh yes. I’m waiting to pounce. And in honor of UKiss, I decided it’s that time. What time, you ask? Depressing (yet beautiful) Music Video Time! Ah yes. One of my favorite songs complete with lyrics you won’t understand but a video that you probably will (and if you don’t, ask and ye shall receive).
A lot of people really enjoyed the Tick Tack music video I posted a while ago, so here you are. No awesome clock dance in this one, but a sad story.
I also created a Monster background for my computer profile and I thought I’d show it to you guys. I’m having to crunch the size because it’s so big, but if you want the full version I can always give it to you.
NOT to mention that it has one of my favorite Engrish lines ever in a KPop song – “Don’t deny our r-squared pi.” Thank you, AJ, for teaching me math skills.
My brother logged on to the computer a couple days ago and went “WHAT is this!?”
Me: “It’s for Monster. That’s Mir.”
Mac: “…Uh-huh. For your book.”
Mac: “What would you say if you logged on to my laptop and you saw a picture of a hot girl on there?”
Me: “I’d say ‘you’re engaged.'”
Mac: “…that’s not fair.”
Case closed. *smacks hands*
I’ve just had a scene in Monster where Mir meets somebody important for the first time. It was so emotional I really wasn’t sure how to handle it, but I took a deep breath and dove in and, to my surprise, the words really flowed. I had never experienced emotions like the ones I was writing about but it didn’t matter because Mir had, and he was showing me. I love moments like that. Those times when you’re dashing ahead blind and deaf and somewhere a hand comes out to show you the way and everything comes together.
A while ago, Mom said “It’s weird to see you writing about all this. Affairs, medical stuff – how do you even know how to write a kissing scene?”
It was hard to explain. Because while I’ve never kissed anyone, it’s easy to write about. You observe, you use your imagination – it’s like the blueprints are there, and just because you’ve never experienced it, it doesn’t have a thing to do with whether you can write about it or not. I didn’t even have to research (haha) like I did for all the medical whatnot in Monster. It just came. Ah…I love writing.
Rambling – I think it’s become tradition for me to ramble once a week. I haven’t had any protests or Occupy WordPress movements, so I guess nobody minds. There you have it. I’ll leave you with a picture of Vey I messed with (awww, my baby. They’re all my babies. I have way more children than any married person….)
And a question for you –
What genre of book should Vey go in? I’d LOVE to hear any ideas you’ve got, since I’m still wandering around in gray matter myself.