Once a Week, Go Geek!

Okay, I admit it. I pinched that title from a local Greek restaurant and made it my own. Don’t sue me. Mmm. Greek.

*clears throat*

San Diego Comic Con

Even over here on the East Coast, SDCC is featured on the news. Videos about it are featured on YouTube and #SDCC2017 trends on Twitter. I can’t seem to go anywhere without seeing or hearing something about it. On the one hand, I think it’s cool. I love seeing cosplay and the all the fans having fun. But I don’t want to go to SDCC. I want to go to Dragon Con, where it’s not so commercialized.

The Dragon Con progress report arrived at my house this week. It’s basically an overview of the planned tracks, guests, and events. I liked what I saw! Between that and all the SDCC news, I’m ready for Dragon Con to hurry up and get here. Alas, there are still 41 more days before it kicks off.

He’s a She?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, or you’re not a geek, you’ve heard about the Doctor Who announcement that Peter Capaldi will be replaced by Jodie Whittaker. A female. A woman doctor? Well, the internet blew up about it. BOOM! There were cheers of triumph from feminists; there were scathing remarks from men firmly set that the doctor has always been a man and should always be a man and then there are folks like me who were shocked but optimistic.

It’s not unheard of for a time lord to regenerate into a woman. That was established in the original series. It was also reinforced in the latest series where we’ve gotten to see it onscreen. The Master, the Doctor’s arch ‘frenemy’, had always been a male until recently where Michelle Gomez took on the role and played it, well, masterfully. Michelle set the bar for us. I’m hoping that Jodie can meet that, if not surpass it. If she can, I think it’ll be a good change.

But like it’s always been, it’s up to the writing. *fingers crossed*

Pixels

No, I’m not talking about your screen resolution. I’m talking about the movie that came out in 2015. Yes, two years ago. Don’t judge me. I never made it to the theater to see it when it came out and had been waiting forever for it to come to TV. It finally did! The movie is basically a comedy about aliens coming to Earth and challenging humans to war by using our own 8-bit creations against us.

Despite all the bad reviews, I actually enjoyed it! Yes, it was cheesy, but it’s Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Of course, it was going to be cheesy! It’s packed with 8-bit humor and worth seeing it if you happen to run across it. And afterward, I bet you’ll be wanting to play some of those old games too.

Camp Review

I finished up Camp NaNoWriMo this week by validating. I met my goal and then some, which was sweet. While I’ve done NaNoWriMo plenty of times, this was the first time I’d done one of their camps. In hindsight, the experience was an interesting one, but I don’t know that I’d do it again.

Pros:

  • Ability to set your own goals
  • Recognizes NaNoWriMo username

Cons:

  • Not mobile friendly
  • Restricted to one cabin
  • Buggy site
  • Forums limited
  • Lacks same energy as NaNoWriMo
  • Site emails are unending
  • Cabin chatroom very basic
  • Integration between camp site and main site lacking

My Hands Fell Off

This week I paused on my current WIP to type up all that poetry that been queued up for months. It was a busy week, but I managed to type up a little over 45 pages of poetry. People think writing by hand is tough on the hands and wrists, but I found that typing up that much stuff hurt worse! I’m dreading the fact that I need to type up my current WIP next.

Before I do that though, I need to flesh things out. I made the mistake of thinking I didn’t need to outline because I was just combining three novels that I’d already outlined and mostly written. I was WRONG. And YES, I can be wrong sometimes. Stop laughing. I reached chapter 5 and began to scratch my head because the actual how of combining that part of the story is still fuzzy for me.

I’ll figure it out. I always do. I just need to outline it first. Wish me luck!

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