Posted in Blog

How it started vs How it’s going!

So exciting to be able to share this!

Y’all know I’ve been on vacation the last two weeks (and it has been heaven!) and I’ve gotten a ton of stuff done around the house, read several books and have also been writing.

This is where the title of this post comes from because this is how my vacation started-

(178 pages at the start!)

And this is how it’s going!

(Excuse the background light please)

Keep in mind that I am scheduling this post before I’m down writing for the night. I still have a couple of hours to go but I wanted to get this ready so I didn’t forget.

I have written 42 pages over vacation and I wasn’t even writing every day. I know I said I would but, again, I was doing other stuff too.

I have over 81,800 words written and I’m not actually slowing down.

I only work three days at my second job this week so I plan to keep working on this before things get too busy again.

Speaking of my second job. Hopefully I’ll still have it because, for health reasons, I have to change my availability. It’s not the first time I’ve talked to my manager about it (it’s actually like 3rd or 4th if I count the interview) but during vacation I’ve realized that I can’t keep working the early shifts. I only worked 1 day there out of 18 and I was so exhausted that one day it wasn’t even funny.

So a conversation is going to happen and hopefully it’ll work out. Otherwise I’ll have to look for a different part time job.

That’s all for now! I’ll have an Atlantis post for next week but I wanted to share about the writing progress because I’m so happy!!

Posted in Blog

StALeR 59 – Legacy: Inheritors (Part 9)

Something of a funny thing happens during the end of the battle in this book.

Radek, Teyla and a group of Marines go to a Hiveship that’s full of explosives meant to take out Atlantis.

Teyla gets control of the Hiveship and starts to move it away, but the explosives are still a problem and armed.

Radek, of course, is trying to figure out how to disarm the mess when Ember arrives to help.

Here’s the funny part.

Radek and Ember are not unlike Radek and Rodney or Rodney and Ember.

The three are geniuses in their own rights and can work together very well under extraordinary circumstances. In this case, Radek and Ember starts finishing each other’s sentences as they see the same issues concerning the bomb.

This goes on for a bit and it’s really funny because it’s a scene we’ve seen a thousand times throughout the Stargate series’.

If the situations weren’t so dire it would essentially just be a couple of nerds geeking out over a shared passion.

It just so happens that this time it’s a human and Wraith instead of a human and another human.

They save the day (heck yeah, you go science dudes!), but Ember is injured as they leave. Radek, having taken the new retrovirus not long ago, offers to let Ember feed on him.

Obviously Ember is all for that and, true to quite a few of Guide’s people, makes sure to take what’s needed but not more.

I like these scenes because character development is always such a great thing and fans LOVE it when it’s done right.

Stargate has always been able to deliver great character development!

That’s gonna be all for this week. Next week probably won’t be a Stargate post and if it is it’ll be a half post because I’d like to do one of those ‘this is how it started vs how it’s going’ posts.

Since I have another week of vacation I’ll be buckling down on a few things and I’d like to give everyone an update.

Until next week!

Posted in Blog

We might have a problem…

I admit my laptop is a little old, but I had really hoped it would last a couple more years.

Unfortunately it looks like that may not be the case. I have no idea what’s wrong with it except that it’s holding some pictures hostage.

Thus, I’m making this post via phone. Which works, obviously, but it is a little aggravating because every time I start getting into a better place financially something always seems to happen.

*le sigh*

I’ll see if I can’t borrow a desktop from someone tomorrow and set up some posts.

In other news!

Today is day 4 of my vacation and it’s going gooooooooood!!!

I’m feeling better, getting up at a somewhat regular time and going to bed the same. Here’s hoping it’ll help my health!

Till next time!

Posted in Blog

Oops…

I forgot to make a post.

But!

My vacation starts Friday and hopefully I’ll actually set some up so this stops happening.

I hate to say it, however, my vacation is primarily going to be used to finish my dark fantasy manuscript. I should be able to get a few posts ready though…

I think.

We’ll see next week won’t we?

Ta for now!

Posted in Blog

Happy Easter!

As the title says, Happy Easter everyone!!

I know it’s a day late, however, I post on Monday’s and felt that y’all would forgive me.

My family hasn’t celebrated yet, but I’ll let you know what I get when I get it!

For now I bid you adieu!

Because it’s late, I had a rough night last night, and I work my part time morning job tomorrow so need sleep something fierce.

Ciao!

Posted in Blog

StALeR 58 – Legacy: Inheritors (Part 8)

I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy seeing secondary characters shine in these books.

Our newest archeologist (William Lynn for those who forgot) and a geologist (new to us too but I like her first appearance!) Claire Greensmith, track down Sheppard and ask him how they would become essential personnel.

Because only essential personnel are staying during the fight to come. Everyone else is being shipped back Earth side.

These two decided that Atlantis was too important to them to just leave it. I’m sure the majority of people felt the same but remember that quite a few people were added at the last second to boost numbers so Atlantis could get back to Pegasus.

How many other people went to their supervisors and asked the same question? How many talked to Carter? Or Radek?

I’ve always loved how Atlantis started as just another place to explore. Another potential safe guard to keep Earth safe from their enemies, but quickly became a home to so many people who felt they didn’t have anything left to keep them on Earth.

Atlantis was supposed to be a one way trip. The first group that went may never have had contact with Earth again.

They definitely made Atlantis home, and one they have no intention of letting get destroyed after everything else they’ve been through over the last few years!

I know it’s not very long again, but to be fair the interaction between the scientists and Sheppard wasn’t long either.

My family is also in the midst of finding a new home ourselves and I’m still not ready for my vacation writing bananza coming way too soon.

Anyways, I’ll see y’all next week!

Posted in Blog

Nope

I am really sorry but I have a massive headache that meds don’t seem to be touching. I’ll get a post for next week of some kind set up.

Sorry again.

Posted in Blog

Progress!

For the last week or two I have been working on transcribing a couple decades worth of notes into cohesive collections.

It took me awhile to get things sorted into the appropriate piles and find an empty journal to use, which is when I found out just how many journals I’ve started with the same idea only to start a new one…

Or two.

Or three.

Seriously, I found three journals that I had started with the intent of them being story idea collections.

It’s a good thing that pile is the biggest. I may actually fill one or two up.

I’m having fun reading old ideas from so long ago and it’s definitely helping with the cleanliness of my room to have the multiple piles slowly getting smaller and smaller.

(Did you know my carpet is a cream color?!)

Initially I was really just looking for all the notes I had for my beauty and the beast retelling so I could get that ready for my vacation project.

However, I had a few hours one day and thought ‘why not just organize it for later’.

Then the later became ‘just get it done with and move on’.

Essentially I’ll be working on that for another week though I am hoping it won’t take longer than this current one to finish.

I only work 3 days at my part time job this week (woot!!) which means I should be able to sleep in while still having time to work on this project before going to work most days.

It also means I should be able to get another Atlantis post ready for next week (and maybe get a book or two read!).

On the vacation note though.

I finally decided to just take the time off from both jobs. My part time has yet to start accruing vacation time despite my boss saying I should be by now.

I think the cut back in hours has been helping me get better, but I’m still having trouble and I’m still exhausted more days than not.

Anyways! I’ll keep y’all posted about the writing project and all that, while also releasing Atlantis posts to make the masses happy!

See y’all next week!

Posted in Blog

StALeR 57 – Legacy: Inheritors (Part 7)

Wraith Hiveships.

We know they have to be attached to a person to grow, but how does that even work?!

Somewhere in this book it’s once again mentioned that Hiveships are attached to a host and grow from there.

We’ve seen some of this with Dr. Keller when she accidentally came in contact with a Hive seed and it started to grow on her. The process was pretty fast and it seemed like a fully functional Hive would maybe take a month or two to grow?

However, does it have to be a human or would a Wraith work just as well?

And why?

The only thing I can think of is the semi-sentient aspect of a Hive. It has to come from somewhere I guess and a human mind works. The interesting thing though is how does it change from a fully functioning human brain into what we know about the Hiveships consciousness?

Teyla likened it to a warhorse once (or just a horse, I can’t remember). Intelligent and wanting to please it’s master, but not capable of fighting a battle without instruction and urging. (I added that last part btw)

I wonder where in the process the human mind is absorbed and becomes the Hive instead? Does the seed have programming if some kind that changes the human brain into something more suitable for what the Wraith need?

It would certainly make sense. A human mind wouldn’t be able to handle the knowledge of being turned into a ship. Let alone being able to withstand the reality of being in space, having people living in it, etc…

Also, it would need certain nutrients to grow right? The human body is only so big and wouldn’t be able to support a Hive growth. It’s why the seed attached to Keller was growing into the walls and feeding off of the power supply.

Does any Wraith just know how to grow a Hiveship or is it a specialized occupation?

It really is a fascinating thing to consider and it would be pretty awesome if we knew the ins and outs of it.

Alas, it probably never got thought completely out since the show was canceled and the books only got so far.

Anyways, I know recent events have hit everyone hard, just try not to forget that there is still far more good than bad. You might have to look a little harder, but you’ll find it and it will get easier to find as you go.

Till next time!

Posted in Blog

Tired today…

I’m coming down with a cold and it’s knocked me down for a bit.

Thus, I give you pics of my Christmas (that we just had)!

A few prezzies!

My brother always, without fail for several years now, gets me up to date on My Little Pony books!

I love these so much because they’re flipping hilarious and so far (even though the tv series has ended) they’ve continued in the same fun vein.

Way back in November/December-ish, my mama and I were out running errands and stopped at CVS. They had several mini kits with different candies to build a house.

I waited until we actually celebrated Christmas to make it and it was definitely fun! If I think of it this year I’ll be looking out for a different candy version to have fun with!

That’s gonna be all this week, cause I’m about to fall asleep, so until next time try to stay positive!