Over the past few days, my notes for an upcoming post have been piling up, since I was focused on other things, including my book chapter (which I am now at 6,000 words out of 15,000. I couldn’t believe that I had completed 80% of the overall book Women in Science Fiction Television with 64,500 words written out of the 80,000 final goal!) Finding myself with different links, video teasers and almost ten movies/TV shows to review (from what I have been watching over the past while) made me realize that breaking the monster post in two parts will be better, at least for my own sanity!
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Weekend Edition: On writer’s doubt plus good reads and writing advice by Jamie Lee Wallace: I have become an unconditional fan of her Weekend Edition posts and can’t help but recommend them. In this one, she discusses several things including how all writers have to face and experience doubt at some point. The other point which was most compelling to me in her post was when she spoke about how it is totally possible to read many different types of books, even some that might be considered an impossible combination to read, especially back to back. As always she also shares a good many links of interest for those interested in writing. I often find inspiration, if not actual resources from some of them.
The Cutting Room Floor Take 2 by Rose B. Fischer: Even Rose’s Tumblr posts make my brain go on a rampage. I should be perfectly used to it after so many years of friendship, but I guess my brain still easily surprises me, since it can’t scare me anymore.
I haven’t read the Game of Thrones books the series was based on, but I fell in love with the show when it first came out. Tyrion is definitely one of my favorite characters, and Peter Dinklage’s acting is certain for a lot in it, as I remember his character in Threshold had been one of my favorite too. My other favorite characters who still are alive are Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Jorah Mormont and Brienne of Tarth. I miss Ned Stark, Catelyn Stark and Khal Drogo. I find other characters interesting, but I don’t “like” them. The characters I like are far from flawless, but I can feel empathy for them at times. As for the list of characters I hope to see die, it gets longer as the story carries on.
Regarding Supernatural, I fell in deep love with the show when it started. As from season 4, I started to feel a downfall from the show, and I haven’t seen anything since the end of season 6. I am not planning on picking this television show up again. I even only kept my seasons 1-3 DVDs. There were so many good things in the story, great characters, possibilities of awesome and layered development. To me the show was destroyed and characters massacred out of sheer fun by the writers. Dean and John Winchester will always be my favorite characters. I used to like Bobby in the early seasons, then I couldn’t stand him anymore. Ellen Harvelle was my favorite female character on the show and I still plan on writing more about her one day. I also couldn’t stand how they killed characters, brought them back, killed them again, all of this for… No real reason. I am glad for the people who still love the show that they can have this experience. It didn’t happen to me.
I think that Titan AE which Rose mentions in her few words about Joss Whedon, is one of the very few things Whedon did that I’m not big on. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly/Serenity, The Avengers, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and find that Whedon has a knack for making great dynamics within his group of characters, have solid female protagonists (and antagonists). I don’t like everything in these shows/movies and I’m not happy with all the narrative choices Whedon and the other writers working on his shows did, but overall, he is up in my inspiration figure list, along with George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Chris Carter, Ronald D. Moore, Michael Straczynski, Peter Jackson. I’m actually hoping that Joss Whedon eventually directs a Star Wars movie.
Something for #Bloggers who Tweet by Gene’O Gordon: I have been following the Sourcerer for a while and the blog has a lot of great contributions regarding many topics, including resources. I find Gene’s idea really great with his public Twitter list of bloggers. I admit not using lists myself on Twitter, but I bookmarked Gene’s so I can explore the listed bloggers and discover new people. I mentioned it before but I really find that Twitter (and WordPress) are more practical and “natural” for networking than LinkedIn for example.
And on a final note, I have to share the Star Wars Rebels love with posting the two teasers Ignite and Spark. I am very much looking forward to this show. Of course, I am very eager to first get to see The Clone Wars season 6. I don’t like everything that was made in the Star Wars franchise, but I am grateful that there are so many choices, so I can find new things I fancy be it on screen on in books!
Star Wars Rebels: “Ignite” Teaser
Star Wars Rebels: “Spark” Teaser