Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Things I need

I'm adding "Zelda Apron" to my list of costumes. Because apparently, I need one.

And by apparently, what I mean is OBVIOUSLY.

Here's my inspiration: Janielle on Etsy.

I am adding it to the sidebar of projects, and now I'm going to get back to noveling. 900 more words and I'll be at 30K! Exciting things, even though I'm still a few days behind. I've banned myself from facebook until the end of the month. I should probably also ban myself from Neopets and tumblr, but I'm not INSANE.

Or perhaps I am. Anyhow. More later.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Daily Thought

I got into the conference to which I applied last month, with my paper on Science Fiction and Broadway. Here is the conference website, in case I haven't linked to it yet: IAFA Conference. I have to publicly thank Neil Baldwin for even bringing this to my attention. I never in a million years thought I would get in, though.

I am incredibly excited and also very nervous. Also I am learning that academic conferences are very very expensive.

I don't know what this means about my life career, but I am definitely diversifying my portfolio if nothing else.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

People who Inspire Me

I'm taking a break from frantic noveling to write a list of people who continually inspire me. So here it is, in no particular order.

  • Walt Disney-- always inspiring me to be creative in everything I do, to bring that creativity to others so that they can be as happy as I am when I'm creating!
  • George Lucas--for striking out on his own and believing in his own work so strongly, loving what he does so passionately that he was wiling to put his entire career on the line.
  • Jason Segel-- for writing the Muppets movie. Because it's something he's wanted to do his entire life, and he's never stopped working towards it.
  • John and Hank Green-- for taking a small project about communication with each other and turning it into a huge, beautiful community of people decreasing world suck.
  • Stephen Hillenberg-- for knowing when to quit his day job and start doodling full time.
  • Jonathan Larson-- for teaching me that there's no day but today, and that some people's landmark birthdays are just the beginning for others.
  • My sisters-- for being themselves and letting me be myself. For never following in each other's footsteps and continually challenging but still loving each other.
I'm sure there are more, but for now that's what's coming to mind and I've got to get back to noveling. Until next time!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Jen's Note: I told you guys I had big news. It's bigger than big... it's HUGE!
Please welcome two new writers to the site, one being Lauryn, who is my awesome sister. She'll be doing book news and reviews, and maybe some movie stuff, too!! Here she is!

Hey everyone! My name's Lauryn and I’m Jen’s little sister. She asked me to start writing reviews and add to her blog so I thought, why not? I’ve tried to begin blogs before but distractions with school and extra courses took over my life. I’m a 13 year old 8th grader and this has been the easiest year of actual classes. VHS (Virtual High School), however, has been very stressful and most of my homework is articles and reports for Contemporary Irish Literature. I like to read and write but performance is really my calling. I’m an actress, currently in Seussical the Musical at school and rehearsals are really hectic. One of my favorite shows is Adventure Time. I mean, really, who doesn’t love that show?
With Lauryn's intro, and the news that you'll all be getting later today, I figured now would be a good time to do a tiny intro myself! I’m Jen (obviously) and I started this blog back in the winter, when it was cold. Now it’s cold again and the blog is getting an overhaul. Here is a little about myself: I’m a 23 year old grad student, working on my Masters in Theatre Studies. I will hopefully be done this May. I love to write, love to read, and love to watch movies. My favorite anime is Cowboy Bebop, I love tea--iced or hot, Robot Chicken never ceases to make me laugh, and I was devastated when Nickelodeon Magazine folded.
Like I said, the blog is undergoing an overhaul (I like the opposites there, under and over...) and we're going to try and focus on entertainment news and plenty of reviews. Which leads me into my news for this evening. LOOK OUT FOR A WHOLE NEW SECTION TO THE SITE!
Signing off,
--Jen and Lauryn

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kindle Fire and Comixology are a Match Made in...the Factory

Remember when I went on a big rant about digital comics?

Well here's some interesting news about the way digital comics distribution is changing ever so slightly:
Comixology is going to come standard on the Kindle Fire. This is great news because it will encourage people who may not have thought about digital comics, or even reading comic books at all, to start doing so on their Fire. Heck, the app is there, we may as well use it.

David Steinberger, CEO and co-founder of comiXology, had this to say about the announcement: 
“Comics have arrived! Today’s news opens up a whole new audience to the world of comic books. We’ve worked long and hard to become the leader in the field of digital comics and this opportunity enables us to turn a whole new generation of people into comic book fans…and we can’t wait to do just that!”

Comixology online

Monday, November 7, 2011

NaNoLand Welcomes You and Me

I should be writing my novel. Here's a picture of a mummy, because I didn't know if mummies had noses. As it turns out, some of them do.
And some of them don't. 
But it's 11:00 and I'm still about 3,000 words behind and every weekend this month has me doing something insane like driving to Baltimore or going to my sister's sweet 16. 
However. I have exciting news that I swear is going to be officially announced later this week and you will all be like "whaaaa--oh no she di-int." But I did.

Okay that's all.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh Hey Look Who's Alive

It's me. I'm alive.

I just finished obsessing over my midterm paper for a class tonight, but here's a Daily Thought full of links!

First, you can see on the sidebar that 1. you can now follow me on twitter right from the blog! and 2. Jeremy has been added as a writer. Mostly that's because he's a Code Monkey and I am not, and hopefully the site will be getting a facelift soon, but if you stick around long enough, maybe you'll get to read some of this writing!

Second, Quirk Books wants you to know about Taft 2012. I also want you to know about Taft 2012. Lauryn will also be telling you how much she wants you to know about Taft 2012. Each of those links will take you somewhere different, and in December/January, you will get to hear what Laur and I think of the book, which we will be reading.

Third, NaNoWriMo is this month. I am already behind, but only by one day and I blame my midterm paper, which is now done. If you haven't signed up for NaNo, then you seriously have some issues. I love that my literary peeps are all abuzz about NaNo. You can watch my very own progress bar fill up, if you'd like, and fill up your own progress bar along with me! Seriously, the community over there is amazing and you'll fall in love.

I guess that's all for now. LEAVE COMMENTS!