The State of the Writer: 9/8/19

<–The State of the Writer: 8/25/19         The State of the Writer: 9/22/19–>

A post updated every other Sunday discussing my current writing projects and any completed the prior two weeks.

Finished Projects: 1


Project: Story
Title:
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Length: Novel
Current Word Count: 254,472
Prior Word Count: 254,544
Word Difference: -72
Status: Editing
Progress: Chapter 19 First Edit

I’ve been waiting a long time to post this chapter.  It might take me a bit to edit, because I want to do it right, but it is so goddamn cathartic for the encompassing narrative of the story and in general.  Whatever your definition of justice might be, I’m still sure we all wish there was more of that in this world.

“I will become a monster for you.  I will sell what remains of my soul, and when I return, I’ll tell you my truth so you will know you loved a horror. “

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The State of the Writer: 8/25/19

<–The State of the Writer: 8/11/19         The State of the Writer: 9/8/19–>

A post updated every other Sunday discussing my current writing projects and any completed the prior two weeks.

Finished Projects: 1


Project: Story
Title:
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Length: Novel
Current Word Count: 254,544
Prior Word Count: 254,492
Word Difference: +52
Status: Editing
Progress: Chapter 18 Posted

Being lazy today with the status post since I just posted the 18th chapter.  I think that’s enough said for lol.  I’m pretty happy I’ve edited and posted two chapters in a month, so I can’t say I accomplished nothing this vacation.  I intend to start working on Chapter 19 as soon as possible of course.  It’s a chapter I know at least one person has been anticipated for a long time, and it’s so goddamn satisfying even to me.  I’ve done something like this in every single one of my stories, and it’s cathartic because there’s not much I can do in real life.  Expect it to be over the top…because it is.

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The State of the Watcher: 5/25/19

The State of the Watcher: 6/8/19–>
A biweekly post updated every other Saturday detailing my continual struggle to complete my extensive movie, show, and anime list.

Movies: 2

John Wick

John Wick coverI’d been seeing a revival of memes about this in comparison to Game of Thrones and another Jo(h)n’s horrendous treatment of his dog (poor Ghost, though he did finally get his pets in the end).  I initially had no idea the catalyst for the titular character’s killing spree was the murder of his dog, but it was so much deeper than that when I watched it.  First, it was a puppy, a PUPPY.

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A Prediction of Games and Thrones

Before the battle between the living and the dead occurs, I wanted to get my predictions out there, and instead of writing, I thought I’d make an audio post.  It’ s just me talking for 45 minutes unedited because there’s just no time.

Here are the links I promised in my talk:

James of Thrones

Grey Area

Lucifer Means Lightbringer

Ideas of Ice and Fire


If I discussed something that you originated and didn’t credit you, please let me know so I can remedy that.

I hope you all enjoy!


I must really love you guys, or I love the sound of my own voice (let’s be honest…I love the sound of my own voice), because this gave me so much trouble.  I couldn’t just add the media to WP because it kept giving me an error message even as an mp4 so I had to upload it to SoundCloud and embed.  Regardless, it’s done, and I have cake.

Question of the Week: 8/21/16

<–Question of the Week: 8/7/16          Question of the Week: 8/28/16–>

The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same.  Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation.  Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all.  Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!

Would you live in the world of your favorite fandom?

My favorite fandom is Final Fantasy VII, and my answer is a resounding, “Hell no.”  What’s ironic is that one of FFVII’s major draws for me what that despite it being a World Half Empty (due to humanity’s machinations) at least you knew what would happen after you died.  Now granted going back to those parenthetical machinations of humanity, even your afterlife might be cut short since the world’s souls are being used to fuel a greedy empire/corporation.  This is the fodder of High Octane Nightmare Fuel on many levels.  So even though FFVII is my favorite, even though I love writing about it, and even though Aeriseph is my OTP,, I’d have to take a rain (or a Mako) check on living in that universe.

If I did have to choose a Final Fantasy world and locale in which to reside, I’d have to go with FFIX and the Lindblum Theater District.

Look how quaint

Oh who are we kidding?  It may be shameful, but I’m still a narcissist.  I’d take up residence in the Grand Castle, but maintain a place near the theatre so I could leisurely catch a show.

It should be noted that I’d also never inhabit the world of my second favorite fandom ASOIAF.  It’s not even my hundredth choice, and I’d take VII over it any day.

Warning: Graphic picture below.

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At least FFVII has an afterlife.  With Song your only real chance is to be resurrected by a follower of R’hllor.  Otherwise you just die or become a wight aka glowing blue eyed slave for a nefarious and hive minded entity seething in the north.

…okay so it is like VII.


Would you inhabit your favorite fandom’s world?  Why or why not?  What factors would dissuade you from or encourage you to do so?

I look forward to your answers in the comments!

<–Question of the Week: 8/7/16          Question of the Week: 8/28/16–>

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A Jon Snow Poll

Game of Thrones is back for its sixth season, and there is one major question on everyone’s lips and heart.  Before I discuss that, I just want to preempt this post by saying I will not be reviewing/analyzing each episode of season 6 as I did last year with season 5.  Though I have been feeling the itch, my efforts didn’t garner as much discourse as I was hoping from any source, so I’m just going to watch/comment on my followed and favorite WordPress, YouTube, and other theorists who have a better following than me.  Also the past seasons posts did a lot of book to show comparisons, and that’s no longer possible as the show has outpaced the books.

The fore mentioned question (as indicated in the title) has to do with our recently and poorly departed Lord Command Snow and how (or if) he will come back.  I am of the mind that Jon is definitely returning, owing to what paradigm he represents, but how shall the dark deed be done?

If you have any other suggestions or theories about what might happen this season, I would love to hear them.

Valar morghulis.

Cosplay Confessional – Cosplayer Courtesy

In my cosplay adventures I have managed to come across many amazing people whom I not only admire for their glorious cosplay skills, but also their willingness to talk to and advise an amateur like me.

A little less than a year ago while perusing Deviant Art, I came across a Sephiroth cosplayer extraordinaire, Ferash/Isidora. 

I’m not sure what I said in my comment besides incoherent babbling, but somewhere in the morass of words, I sparked up enough of an interest that she messaged me, and I admitted that I was planning a Sephiroth cosplay of my own.  Instead of laughing, she warned me about binding my boobs during that time of the month, and we discussed the merits and annoyances of contact lenses.  I had just bought a pair of custom ones from Vision Direct (no longer available; if there were I’d provide a link), and Isidora told me that in her experience, they tend to turn quite often, which is not readily fixable without a bathroom while you’re walking around con.  I was unsure what that meant until they drifted horizontal, and suddenly I had goat pupils instead of cat.  She typically goes for photohop the eyes, which is not a terrible plan.  I’m determined to use my contacts though at some point thought.  I paid far too much for them to fail.

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