Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Realities of Body-Swapping

Most of us have probably encountered books, plays, TV shows, or movies involving characters somehow switching bodies. Perhaps one of the more well-known stories is found in Disney's 'Freaky Friday' movies. Today, we'll discuss some of the uncomfortable realities of body-swapping, including those often less focused on.

Scene from 2003 Disney film 'Freaky Friday' with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
"I'm old!" "I beg your pardon?"

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How To Survive a Horror or Action Movie

Most of us have seen some sort of action or horror film. Whether serious or spoof, serious or not, most of us know at least a bit about them. Based on observations of various movies, both believable and campy, here are some tips on how to increase your chance of survival in horror or action movies.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

NaNoWriMon 2018

Every November, NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month) challenges people to write a novel in a month, with a goal of 50,000 words to reach. I never manage to write that many words, but it's a good incentive to try writing as much as possible.
Last year, I decided to do something new. I'd seen people on the forums with a Pokemon in their signature representing their word count. It looked interesting, so I clicked on the link, and was sent to a lovely webpage allowing me to create my very own NaNoWriMon. They 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

Once NaNo starts and my word count begins to grow, my egg will hatch, and I'll have a beautiful new Pokemon to raise.
Below is Nova.

Meowmocha's NaNoWriMon- charmeleon

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How To Put Furniture Together

So you've bought a desk, entertainment center, or other piece of furniture, which comes in a box and requires assembly! Congratulations, you've just won a free trip to Mordor.
Below are some stages typical of the building process.

'Domestic incident' turns out to be couple struggling with Ikea furniture

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Misconceptions About Writing

Writing. The big exciting thing that some people do to create epic stories. But it seems this job is sometimes loaded with mysticism, with unrealistic expectations or beliefs. In this week's blog post, we'll be exploring some common myths about writing.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Don't Do That

As a child, I was certain that the yard-duties' catchphrase was "You'll crack your head open!" For example, if the kids on the school playground were dismounting from the swings by jumping off while high in the air, you were sure to hear, "Don't do that, you could crack your head open!"
Such a phrase has the potential to bring vivid imagery to mind. Imagine your skull neatly split open, exposing the complex folds of the brain. Despite all the adults' warnings, however, guess what the kids kept doing? The same things they were told not to do, of course.