Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Neopian Logic

When you've been wandering the world of Neopia as long as I have, you start to notice the oddest things. What seems nonsense on Earth is common as dirt on Neopia. Today, we're going to discuss the strange logic behind things on the popular website Neopets.

Map of Neopia


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Great Moments in Story Notes

Earlier, we explored excellent file names for story fragments. Today, it's time to enjoy weird or comical plot notes. Admittedly, I'm a tad fond of finding humorous ways to phrase things sometimes, even in my notes. Other notes are amusing because of their vagueness. "And he did this for some reason." "She gained the throne somehow." Even better if they're so vague, I forget what they mean. "Why brothers didn't know." Know what?
But here are some examples of interesting story notes.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Naming Dragon Species

As mentioned in previous posts, I've been terrible with putting off certain things in my writing, such as world-building. I have one story which I haven't worked on much lately, instead focusing on other projects or doing nothing at all.
In example, I have a dragon species which needs an official name. Since I haven't been working on the story where this dragon species is mentioned, it's become easier to procrastinate on the task.
However, a new development has occurred, and it seems I now have little choice in the matter. The spokesperson (spokesdragon?) for the species has announced to me that they're growing impatient of waiting and I'd best get a move on. As such, I've been feverishly working to find a name, lest I face the wrath of fire-breathing creatures.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

How Extreme Introverts Make Friends

Introverts, socially-inept individuals, and socially-inept introvert hybrids alike wonder: what is the secret formula to meeting new people and making new friends? Well, let's see, how did we acquire our previous friends? (thinks a long while) Uh, I dunno, it just sort of happened. I think they adopted me, I'm not sure what I did right to make it happen.
Below is a guide to making friends if you're an introvert, shy, or just really socially awkward.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Immortal John Bates

We all have characters we love. Take, for example, the popular television series 'Downton Abbey'. It's filled with lovable characters. So what do the writers do? Why, kill them off, of course. Millions of viewers have their hearts broken as wonderful people perish on the show, leaving other characters with broken hearts as well.

Downton Abbey image with cast

But fear not, dear Downton fans. There is one character who will never leave us. His name: John Bates. (spoilers ahead)