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Month: May 2014

[Movie Review] X-Men: Days of Future Past


Scott Kurtz
from PVP Webcomic covered a lot of the misgivings I had with X-Men Days of Future Past. I’ll try and find other things to complain about.
If you haven’t seen X-Men: First Class, I recommend watching it because it’s a breath of fresh air after X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Read my review of it: here.
X-Men: Days of Future Past assembles both casts and directed by Bryan Singer who directed X-Men 1+2. The plot is bumpy because the movie doesn’t know what it wants to be.

[Plotting About] May 2014 / Week 4 / #writing #Weaver / Chapter 12

Chapter 11 is done.
Chapter 12 is next on deck.
Chapter 13 should be where we last left off with Spence.
So, if the word count bumps up a lot it means we’re hitting chapters I’d already written.
It means my re-writes of the first 1/3 of the book are nearly complete. It feels nice to be able to say that.
That brings the Where Weavers Daire K BAR count to:

Since Kameron Hurley tweeted about it I’ll pass it onto you, it’s called The Spreadsheet of Shame. For those NaNoWrimo peeps, you probably already have a few copies of this lying around.
If you’re a spreadsheet time of person and if Scrivener’s word count window feels tame then this is for you.
My X-Men: Days of Future Past review will go tomorrow evening sometime.
Watchdogs will be picked up tomorrow and will have to wait until I’ve got more chapters under my belt.
In non-writing news: Any New England businesses looking to sponsor a local sporting event, 401 R.E.G.I.M.E.N. Classic Amateur Boxing Showcase taking place on August 2, 2014 in Providence, R.I. at the Bank of America City Center in the Providence Rink is looking for sponsors.

[Plotting About] May 2014 / Week 2 / #writing #Weaver / Chapter 10

I had one of those days at Empire Tea and Coffee where I just stared at my screen and nothing came out.
It happens to all of us. Writer’s Block. Your muse decides to up and leave you.
Happened during NaNoWrimo one year and I just hit page break and wrote something I knew.
A few nights later, the muse bonked me on the head and I threw up a 1st person POV Urban Fantasy take on the Weaver Verse set in Providence, RI.
It wasn’t the first attempt at this. I had been scurrying away ideas for a 3rd person omniscient urban fantasy / spy thriller for a while and came this close to posting a chapter on Wattpad.
But as Bennett North so eloquent put in a blog postYou cannot be a good writer without first being a terrible one. Followed up by making a good impression.
So, 8k later, the writing group said it was both fun and needed work (as all first drafts do).
I’ll be plotting it out better than Weaver.
I came back to Weaver and edited Chapters 2-9.
Shifted scenes around and in time came back to the end of Chapter Nine and feeling much better about it now.
That brings the Where Weavers Daire K BAR count is:

In other Weaver News: I kicking around the idea of a graphic novel adaption.
Going to Emerald City Comic Con got the idea rolling around that a graphic novel would be a good showcase of an artist/writer team since some of the bigs are looking for examples.
First must finish the novel then finish comic script.
Chapter Ten tomorrow…