Friday, September 29, 2017

Final Fantasy Friday: Final Fantasy XV Universe



Happy Friday!

It's the last Friday of the month, and that means it's time to geek out for a minute. Final Fantasy XV developers continue to crank out content for this game. It's becoming it's own franchise! While a mobile Game of War-style game was created for the game (and is trash), there will be a PC, pocket, and real multi-player version of this game out by early 2018! Extra content is being downloaded periodically, so I need to get back into the game to see what's available. The expansion they're doing for this game is proof to me that this will be the last major Final Fantasy game, especially as they're doing the MMO version (FFXI and FFXIV were MMORPGs). It's the end of an era (unofficially, because they haven't said anything of the sort).

I hope you all have a great weekend. I leave you with a trailer for the expansion project!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Tales: Hidden Facts with Andyrsn



We're back to the third Tuesday! This is the day I've set aside for Q&A with my characters, short stories, and the like. Two months back, Ghuli* answered a question from these Character Development Questions: What facts about your characters do they prefer to keep hidden? The majority of my supporting cast are soldiers called Watchmen, so I'm sure this is something they all can answer, albeit reluctantly.

I'm actually going to let Andyrsn answer this one next, because he has a hidden fact that I came up with late in the revision stage, and it doesn't come up in the story at all. I'm sure it's something people will ask about, though.


'Sup?

So, I actually don't remember my mom. She left us when I was two, and by the time I was old enough to ask why, my dad had gone off to duty. I did write him once to ask. I didn't really feel like I was missing out on anything--by the time I turned 7, a lot of kids had lost parents to the Contagion, so growing up with less than two became the norm. I was really curious, though. Dad said she just had other ideas of what life should be, so she went to figure it out and never came back. Vague as hell, but I don't think he wanted me to think it was because of me. I don't, but I do wonder what she's doing now and if she's found what she was looking for. It's like, is she still out there searching, or is she not coming back because she's found it, whatever it is? But yeah, that's something I don't talk about with anyone.

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Didn't mean to make it a sad post, but there you have it! See you next week.




*This post occurred before I changed Ghuli's name to Jonnie*

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday Words: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin


It's the second Wednesday of the month, where I share with you all a piece of what I'm reading, and if you haven't guessed it, I'm finally reading N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky, the final chapter in her Broken Earth series.



I'm super excited that this series is getting adapted into a TV series. There's so much I want to see come to life, and I hope it's everything I dream. Though I'm sure Nora hopes the same thing.

The language used so far as we go back in time to before (what it seems like) the stone eaters were stone eaters has been BEAUTIFUL, so poetic. Let's see what we can find in these 413 pages with Random.org.

Page 97....Hmm...Looks like this is the way the world ended for the first time.

The conductors explain little beyond what we must know to fulfill our roles. It is enough to know that--small, unimportant we--will help to set humanity on a new path toward an unimaginably bright future.

The hubris of man.

What are you reading this week?


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG: Finding a Day Job You Love



I don't know how big this is about to be, font-wise (I'm on my phone), but hello! This is the monthly blog hop for Insecure Writers. Feel free to join in at www.insecurewriterssuportgroup.com. There you can visit the Sensei, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the co-hosts for the month, and other insecure writers!

I am writing this while hiding in the basement at work. I've been doing secretary work since I quit my data entry job way back when, and I kind of regret it daily. But I didn't prepare well enough and certainly didn't know well enough to find a job I like. I thought I'd get published right out of college. Pfff.

So, while you're writing and waiting, and if you can't afford to not work, definitely find a day job that makes you happy in the meantime. It's no fun dreading going in to work each day.

This month's question has a less dismal answer from me: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing?

I have! My current WIP in particular has gone places I never expected, and I love it. I hope others will, too, one day.

See you around the blogosphere!