Coffee House Chronicles | Indiegogo

I’m posting this in support of a guy I know who I’d like to see supported (I’ve already supported him personally but that’s never enough so I’m spreading the word). He usually makes films but he also makes webisodes. He has a delightful sense of humor, a clear mind, and a humble heart. I look forward to seeing more of his stories because honestly there aren’t enough projects out there for people like me and for people who want to see something different. Check it out if you like. I’m grateful to know the man behind the project.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coffee-house-chronicles

Surprise Visit and Laptop Down

Between a surprise visit from some of my family this past weekend ( they planned it for over a month!) and my laptop going down I haven’t been able to post this weekend. I don’t know how soon my computer will be fixed but I will post at least once a week until then. Please ignore any typos or autocorrects in the next couple of weeks as I’ll be using my phone and possibly a tablet. In the meantime, just know I’m writing about Rumplestilstskin. Hee hee.

Zombie Apocalypse

I have to admit I’ve never really been into zombies. I mean I’d watch zombie flicks but I never thought I’d be inspired to write about them. But my imagination loves to surprise me. I have an eclectic and historical group battling a zombie uprising in the past. How fun. How delightful. I never thought I’d write a zombie apocalypse but i think I like it. Just this once.

Fuck Yes or No

This article outlines my stance on anything in life. I spent too much time bouncing around the horrible grey area. I fought, and I conquered, and I developed an outlook that my Self first, because that was the easiest thing to control. Life is too short to waste and chase. And being clear and up front have always been things I admire and cultivate in myself. I love it.

http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes

Latest Writings

My my my, so I’ve been writing in one of my stories and guess what just happened? Queen Aeryn and Jean Claude are about to meet Mikassa’s parents. This should be interesting. Let’s see if they can figure out why he turned out so freaking twisted. Mwa ha ha ha! I think I feel a song coming on:

Character and Song #35: Caily (Julia)

Here she is, finally. One of my favorite characters. I think I drew a lot of inspiration for her from my sister. She’s John’s partner and wife. She sounds like she’s from New York and she’s got an attitude to match. At first, everyone on the BTS crew pretty much hates her. Even her own mother cast a spell on her-cursing her to be ugly until she learned to be nice to someone. Her boyfriend is stolen away by one of the other characters, then she decides to try being evil, then she gets an even worse boyfriend who kicks her ass all the time (um, don’t read too much into this, my sister did not go through all of that! You’ll see the traits I took from her right about…now). But Caily is strong. She doesn’t quit. She stands up for everyone and takes care of the others like a mother would. She grows very much over the course of the Black Tree series and begins to see herself as worthy, as strong, as the wonderful person she is. I love her to death and I admire her so much. With blue eyes, blond hair, a slim figure, and a bitching temper, she’s the perfect match for John Reighlight. They are definitely the power couple in this series. And because she’s no-nonsense, I chose Icona Pop’s “I Love It” to play in the imaginary background whenever I write her scenes.

Lines Of The Soul

Cuil Scenes-Mark Ashton the Hunter

Mark

Here’s another scene from Desired and Proper. It’s Mark’s point of view. It’s quite fun because this scene kind of sums up a little of what Others do. It shows one part of the Promise they made for their longer lifespans. And it’s great for other reasons. I do want to place a trigger warning here for those who’ve experienced sexual trauma. What Mark does, how he hunts, is as a victim. It might bring up some thoughts of your own past, so please read with caution. But if you read to the end of the scene, you just might find something to smile about. I sometimes wish that this was the way we dealt with those who cannot listen, those who have no idea what consent is, those who ignore reality. Alas, we are left with less than perfect solutions. Until we have something better in the real world, just imagine this happening to those who’ve hurt you. And then get back on your feet and keep marching forward.

desiredpropermark

You can also find this and Greg’s scene on the Cuil Scenes page. I suppose I’ll start off having each scene be a general post and then adding it to that page so you can easily find it later.

Alienating My Audience, Or Why MSI?

You may have noticed I have a small obsession with Mindless Self Indulgence. Why does such a crazy band with insane music and hilariously offensive lyrics speak to me? Well, their music is like my life: full of craziness, fun, and a whole lot of fuck you’s to the dark and the danger. Their manic musical pace is akin to the way events happen in my life. I listen to all kinds of music: classical, pop, all kinds of rock and techno, movie soundtracks, dubstep, world music, and yes, there’s even some rap I can stand.

There are many bands and singers I like. But MSI are the only artists where I can say I don’t hate any of their songs. There are some that I like, plenty that I love, but none that I dislike. How rare is that? What is it about that driving sound, that derisive voice, the fact that Jimmy Euringer and the gang hate the way music sounds.

“…what do we not wanna do and what would a band from the future sound like. Like a band from ten, twenty years from now. What would they sound like? What would they look like? What would they act like? When we did it that way we created our sound, and we made our look from pretty much minute one. “-Jimmy Euringer

He makes music the way he wants it.

“With Mindless Self Indulgence there’s zero rules, except just go off and do what the fuck I want, talk about what I want and write songs about what I want. If it sounds poppy one second and totally insane the next minute then that’s fine, you know that doesn’t matter. In this game there was no vocals to deal with and there were some perimeters, so I didn’t wanna go to off the beat… but it was fine.”-Jimmy Euringer

And that’s exactly the way I write. I write what I want, the way I want it, because as much as I love reading, I hate the way books read. I wanted to do it my way. I wanted to do something no one had ever seen before.

“We came up with the name for fun and didn’t really think too much about it until we actually started becoming like “we never have to do anything for anybody other than ourselves.”Mindless Self Indulgence is kinda like being a dick and being like “I’m gonna do whatever the fuck I want.””-Jimmy Euringer

If you didn’t know, I’ve kind of had a really messed up life. My books, my writing is my way working through it. The people in them are my fuck you’s to the trauma. My stories are mindlessly self indulgent. And that’s exactly why if I manage to find a director as crazy as me who will turn them into movies (or anime, totally don’t mind that) I want to use every single MSI song as either a character’s theme song, an opening or ending, or just for some of the more fun moments. I’m writing a hell of a lot, and the Cuil Project is huge (see book guide on this page) so it’s not like there will be a shortage of chances to use their music.

Of course, that’s all contingent on the hope that those lovable bastards want to work with me. Dreams, right? So here I go, alienating my audience with my Mindless Self Indulgence. And it’s Gir because why not? Enjoy.

*Can you say link happy? Sheesh!