Saturday, October 28, 2017

Archie Bunker Method of Decision-Making

When you can't figure out which decision is the right one, ask Archie Bunker for advice.
Then, because Archie Bunker is wrong about everything, do the opposite of what he told you.

Archie Bunker looking cranky

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Camping Trip

A man decided he would take his young sons on a camping trip. He had camped many times before, and he wanted his kids to experience this joy as well. So he reserved a great camping spot, gathered some things, and set out with his two sons in tow.
Upon arriving at their destination, he made a horrible discovery: he had accidentally reserved the wrong place. A minor frustration, but oh well. This spot should do just as well for their trip.
It was pouring down rain as they set up the tent. Once that was done, he prepared to get the barbecue out for their meal. Then he realized he forgot the barbecue. Great. Well, he said, they would just have to eat a cold meal tonight. In the morning, they would drive into town and get some supplies.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

NaNoWriMon 2017

Every November, NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month) issues a challenge to people: write a novel in just one month. More specifically, they demand fifty thousand words. Now, I'm not one of those people who writes a zillion words in a single month, but it is a good way to challenge yourself with how many words you can get.
Well, recently, I decided I was going to do something new for the occasion. I've been seeing people on the forums with a Pokemon in their signature representing their word count. Sounds cool, right? So I thought to myself, why not try that myself? So I clicked on the link, and was sent to a lovely webpage allowing me to create my very own NaNoWriMon. These creatures gain 'experience' as your word count increases, and if they're a Pokemon that's part of an evolution chain, they'll evolve into their different forms if you gain enough words over the month.

NaNo signature- 'You're the only North Star I will follow this far.' -Owl City. Below, NaNoWriMon named Nova, currently a charmeleon

Snazzy, huh? Of course, NaNo hasn't started yet, so I have no word count. Until then, my egg won't hatch. But stick around, for when November arrives and I start gaining words towards that glorious goal, I'll have a beautiful new Pokemon to raise.
Below is my lovely little Nova.

Nova the charmeleon. Level 24, with word count of 12449

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Musical Replies

Have a question? Need advice? Fear not. Any problem you have, any situation you face, there's a song for it to help you through. Below are a few examples.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Neopian Logic

When you've been wandering the world of Neopia as long as I have, you notice some odd things. What seems nonsense on Earth is normal 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 reminders and story outlines. 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, or because it reveals you haven't fleshed out plot details. "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?
Here are some examples of interesting story notes and reminders. (As a word of warning, this list won't be complete until the day I die, because I'm always coming up with new stuff.)

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.